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Writing Automatically - 7 Secrets to Writing Effortlessly, Automatically and with Inner Precision

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By Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.


How can you “do” automatic writing if it is indeed automatic? Good question.



You don’t actually do it; it does itself. What you do is set into place the parameters to enable it. That’s the only doing part for you. The rest is truly automatic.


Here are some concrete steps to take to inspire the process of automatic writing.


1) Think of a question, issue, concept or merely have the intention to open up to one coming to you in your sleep.


2) Have a pen and paper that you can easily grab next to your bed and lighting that you can regulate from your bed should you need it.


3) If you awaken during the evening any time before 4:00AM, let that be an opportunity to capture in pen what comes forth. This sporadic capture should be no longer than 2-3minutes. And once done, go back to sleep.


4) Anytime after 4:00AM (or 5:00AM if that’s more comfortable for you) go immediately to your keyboard and open up a journaling application that allows you to type in the room on a black-screen and without additional lighting.


5) Ask the question or pose the issue that you entertained before falling asleep or the one that spontaneously came to you in the night.


6) Don’t answer it; let it answer itself. Keep in mind you are hearing the thoughts not creating them. They are creating themselves.


7) Do not pay any attention to grammar or spelling. This you will deal with later. Your main focus at this point is to let the block of thought emerging unravel itself before your minds eye.


When you approach your writing from this perspective you soon discover how effortless writing can be. And moreover, how satisfying it is when done automatically.


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©Copyright 2008 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.

Dr. Jeanne King is a licensed psychologist and domestic abuse consultant. Feel free to contact us if you need help with physical and/or emotional pain, stress-related illnesses, or relationship abuse issues at home or in court. Contact Us to reach Dr. King.