By Judy Garrido
Recently, I released an "Intuitive Awareness Journal," with the intent to encourage people to start keeping track of their energetic and intuitive experiences, along with what they did that helped them transform the experience (if energetic), and to document whether they were able to validate what they experienced.
When it comes to intuitive and energy awareness (that to me are practically synonymous), it's important to begin building trust. Trusting what you are perceiving and/or discerning. That's where validation comes in. The more we can validate, the more we begin to build our trust in ourselves, and our ability to intuitively and energetically perceive the world around us. The challenge with validation, however, is that sometimes something may come to your attention in the same day you became aware of something and discerned its source, while at others, it could take days, weeks, or even a year or more. But, if you don't keep track of it, you can't go back to validate it. I once had an experience that took a whole year before I could validate that what I was perceiving and intuiting was totally accurate. It took that long for the information to present itself to me in the physical world.
This is where journaling comes in handy. It allows you to go back and not only see patterns, but to also validate past experiences when possible. It also helps you to begin recognizing in what ways do YOU experience intuitive and energetic experiences.
Intuition and energy awareness comes in so many different ways, and it can differ from one person to another. I was once driving with a person who sat in the passenger seat, who is also a very aware person. I started to experience something uncomfortable that was actually intense enough that it was affecting my ability to drive. I then turned to the person next to me and asked them to please clear themselves. When that person did, I no longer experienced the disturbance. The person, however, was not initially aware of what was happening, that I was energetically picking up. This then prompted a discussion during our long drive about the different ways we each experience awareness of energy.
Ultimately, when we begin to recognize how we experience intuitive insights and awareness of energetic incoming information, and we can validate what we discerned, we begin to become more confident. This helps with subsequent experiences, because it’s so important to be able to trust in what you are perceiving and feel confident that you can.
If you’d like to begin journaling your experiences and validating them, here’s a journal that can help:
Whether you are a seasoned client who has learned how to do transformative dream work, or simply like to keep track of your dreams, here are 2 journals to meet those interests.
This first paperback journal was created specifically for those who have been trained in advanced transformative dream work, with specific prompts to help you journal what you dreamt, what you did “specifically”, and what you experienced from the transformation. This will allow you to have an easily accessible reference for future experiences.
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The book cover is really beautiful and vibrant in color.
Other journals are also available. Visit the Book's by Judy page to see your options with this beautiful cover image, as well as additional products you may enjoy.
I hope you enjoy using this beautiful journal.
Feel free to contact me about them, or leave a comment about your experience with them below.
By Judy Garrido
There are several reasons a person may decide to journal, that likely has its roots in what the purpose of their journaling is for.
As an integrative coach, with heavy emphasis on energy awareness, I've often encouraged clients to journal their experiences. The number 1 reason for this is due to memory. Our memory of past events isn't as detailed as we'd like it to be. As a matter of fact, forensic hypnosis (hypnosis used in criminal cases) isn't even admissible in court. The reason for this is due to what is called "false memory." Over time, our memory tends to distort the actual events. It's also the reason why hypnotherapists don't really focus on whether a remembered event is factual or not, they simply work with what is presented, trusting that the deeper part of the client is presenting whatever needs to be transformed, at that moment.
Therefore, journaling really presents us with the opportunity to more clearly recall events, feelings, challenges, dreams, and experiences overall -- assuming we are journaling the experience just after it occurred. And for an empathic or highly sensitive person, this can really make a huge difference in keeping track of their daily experiences.
When you're empathic or sensitive, the experiences of awareness are daily, and journaling can not only help to make sense of the experiences, but also help you to avoid uncomfortable experiences as well.
For the beginner, journaling helps you to connect the dots, so to speak, as well as increase your awareness of subtle energetic experiences.
For the person who has been taught Transformative Dreamwork, it helps you to recognize what worked, and be able to apply it again in the future.
When it comes to energetic and intuitive awareness, it also helps you to recognize patterns. For example, you may have an experience of intuitive awareness because someone was thinking of you. However, in the moment it happens, you have no proof of that. You simply have what you were experiencing. Over the next day or so, the person thinking about you may then contact you in some way. Therefore, it may take a few days or more to connect those 2 dots. If you had journaled the experience, you could then go back and make a note next to that initial entry. Then when you have a similar future experience, you'll have something to reference.
For those who have been trained in Transformative Dreamwork, I've created a Dream Journal - Transformations, that will be available soon. It's my way of encouraging seasoned clients to journal their dreams, exactly what they did to transform it, and what manifested from their actions. Again, this will help with future reference. It can also help to give insight into what is occurring during waking hours.
For those who have been trained, look for the announcement of the upcoming Dream Journal - Transformations.
I hope you'll consider the benefits of keeping track of your experiences, what you did specifically to transform them, and what manifested from your actions, as this will go a long way in helping you with increased awareness, discernment, and focused transformation, as well as adding to your personal reference library.
And if you do purchase a journal and have found it helpful, please let me know by leaving a comment here or contacting me directly.
First, let me clarify what I mean by silence, and a noisy world.
When I speak (okay, write) about silence, I’m speaking about inner silence, when that incessant internal dialogue (although, it’s often more like a monologue) finally stops, or lessens enough that we can be more fully present. That internal dialogue is also a part of what I call “noise.” The other aspect of the “noise,” is the never-ending incoming information and/or continuous communication that is so rampant today.
Whether it’s internal dialogue, or continually being conjoined with your cellphone, it all requires mental activity. Whether you’re reading, listening, viewing, or conversing (audibly or by text/email), it’s all mental activity that perpetuates our internal noise. When we add having internal dialogues with people that aren’t even there, because we’re thinking about them, it just continues to add to our inner noise.
Given how technology is completely changing our way of life, it’s actually not surprising. However, there are aspects to having that continual noise that is not so beneficial.
Here are 3 reasons why re-establishing more inner silence can benefit you:
1. Mental activity requires energy. I actually wrote about this in one of my earlier blog posts titled “The #1 Way We Lose Energy.” The more energy you use mentally, the less energy you have for other things.
2. Excessive mental activity stresses our body. Robert Sapolsky, who studied the stress response for 30 years, was quoted as having said, “For humans, we turn on the stress response for purely “psychological states,” thinking about things. And so we’re doing it for non-physiological reasons, and we’re doing it non-stop.” Therefore, not only does less mental activity reduce the inner noise, it also helps your body to relax. Relaxation is key to helping the body move out of the stress response and back to taking care of itself instead.
3. If our attention is elsewhere, we can’t be fully present and fully engaged in the moment.
How do you find silence in a noisy world?
Visit the “#1 Way We Lose Energy” post for suggestions. Additionally, consider purchasing a copy of the “Everyday Subtle Energetic Influences: And How to Transform Them” book, along with the just released, “Everyday Subtle Energetic Influences Companion Journal.” The companion journal was specifically designed to help you be more fully present and aware before, during, and after doing each of the exercises. Therefore, the writing prompts are exercise specific and will help you to more fully recognize what and/or how you are contributing to your inner noise, that is not only costing you energy, but stressing your body as well.
That’s why I created both the book and the companion journal, because I wanted to help people not only to increase their inner silence and decrease energetic discomforts, but to help them recognize how it’s happening, and how to transform it. This is truly a gift to give yourself.
I’ve actually heard some amazing stories from people who did the exercises in the book, but unfortunately, their story doesn’t make its way to Amazon for others to read.
I sincerely hope you’ll purchase both the book and journal, and actively do the exercises that have the potential to help anyone tremendously. And if you do have transformative experiences, please take a few moments to tell me your story using the Contact Form on this site.
Sincerely wishing you greater inner silence and peace.
I originally did my Reiki training in 2001 and 02. In 2015, I decided to re-train through a training program that is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), along with additional training.
From 2001 through to my experience in 2015, I observed that the majority of people who do train in Reiki, don't really use it after their training, especially for themselves. I found this to be true for some of my own students.
Hence, the intent of this journal. It was really intended to encourage those who have trained to not only utilize this Spiritual Intuitive Healing Art, but to help themselves with it. That perhaps, if I gave them a little nudge, they'd help themselves.
It is recommended that a person who completes Reiki II, to complete 21 days of self-healing before doing Reiki III. Therefore, this journal can also help those who feel to commit themselves to those 21 days, to journal their experience.
It is also my hope that those who purchase this journal and decide to commit to 21 days in a row, not feel daunted by that commitment. Should they fall off the wagon, so to speak, at any point and miss a day or two, that they simply jump back on the wagon and resume.
Hopefully, this will bring a deeper sense of relaxation and spiritual connectedness.
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Thank you Jamie, for sending me a picture of the statement you colored from the coloring book. Love all the colors!
Not only that, but you also used it as an affirmation.
Here's Jamie's creative coloring...
Here's what she said about her experience.......
"I chose this particular affirmation to help me "lighten up" on me with how critical I can be towards me. In speaking internally, and reading the affirmation, then speaking it out loud, I began to notice a kindness in my voice and a warmth in my heart. Once really feeling this I began my creative coloring, and I had so much fun and love while doing this. The artist in me was so HAPPY! I feel a love towards me, and now when I see what I created I feel joy and appreciation in all that I am. This has been a wonderful experience. The great part is there are so many beautiful images to continue with my healing journey."
Have you purchased the Adult Coloring Book for Positive Change and added your creative flare to your favorite affirmation/statement?
I'd love to see it. Please send me an image by using the Contact Form.
This journal encourages those who are just beginning their Reiki journey, and have at least completed Reiki I and II, to use what they’ve learned to help themselves. Each day contains 7 prompts to help you to be more fully present before, during, and after your self-Reiki session, while helping you to deepen your energetic awareness and innate intuition. This will also help bring greater relaxation and spiritual connectedness.
The Journal should be available later this month!
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Do you love to color and be creative?
Does it help to relieve your stress?
The Adult Coloring Book for Positive Change is Now Available through Amazon!
Enjoy the stress relieving activity of coloring frameable short affirmations that support positive change. Engage your inner creative artist and your mind, while additionally focusing on positive statements as a reminder, or as a daily focus. When changes can occur in the mind, everything else in your life naturally and effortlessly reflects this. It has been purposely formatted so you can also cut out what you’ve colored and frame the image to add to your personal spaces as reminders.
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Share Your Creativity!
I would love to see your colored and/or framed affirmations/statements from the coloring book! Please take a picture and send it to me via the Contact Form! And please let me know if it's okay to share your images on the site, blog, or newsletter.
The winner for the first giveaway was announced via our mailing list, and will soon receive a signed copy of the "Appreciating Me Journal," along with the "My Appreciating Me Journal" notebook, in the mail.
However, it's not over yet!
There's another giveaway on March 15th!
To enter for the next giveaway, simply complete the Sign Up Form and expect the announcement come March 15th via our mailing list.
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If you already entered for the February giveaway, no worries, you'll automatically be added to the March giveaway.
Congratulations to the winner! I sincerely hope you enjoy your book and notebook!
Adult Coloring Book - Affirmations & More
Adult Coloring Book for Positive Change - Affirmations & More is intended to encourage you to engage your greatest innate resource – your mind, while also allowing you to flex your creativity with color, and more. When changes can occur in the mind, everything else in your life naturally and effortlessly reflects this. It has been purposely formatted so you can also cut out what you’ve colored and frame the image to add to your personal spaces as reminders, while providing you with an activity that will not only help you to de-stress, but also help you to create a more affirmative focus for your life.
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As an adult, do you like to color? I've heard it said that coloring is the new yoga for some people, because they find it that enjoyable and relaxing. As an adult, do you like coloring? What do you like to color with (e.g. color pencils, markers, water color, etc.)? Do you find it relaxing? Tell us in the comments.