When I first started climbing I felt awkward and unskilled. I was the oldest lady there feeling lost and out of place – waiting for someone to point and say, “You don’t belong here”.
I hated that newbie feeling
But I kept turning up, working on the baby climbs others danced up, and made my own goals.
No one kicked me out, in fact, they offered gentle tips and encouragement.
When someone completes a climb (they call it a ‘send’) other clap and cheer or offer a socially distant fist bump.
I’m still climbing the baby grades, but I’ve learned a lot from my psychic training:
Most of the battles are on the inside.
It’s the mental approach and inner confidence that gets us to the goal.
It’s OK to fall, climbing is falling, and just like with a great tutor, there’s a soft landing and someone to check you’re OK.
Can you relate to the feeling of being an awkward newbie?
The trick is to keep going despite feeling out of place or a fraud. We all feel like that. In the beginning, we’re all gonna fall, and that’s OK.
As I conquered the inner battles in psychic and mediumship development, I saw that even the most rubbish effort had good parts, and sometimes the good parts even had “wow” parts.
Paying attention to the “wow” parts turns out to be valuable.
A spiritual development journal tracks and grow the ‘wow’ moments.
I’ve listed some prompts and ways to get over starting a spiritual development journal. That fear of the black first page staring back at you? It’s real!
Here’s a stack of some of mine over the years.
Ideas for your spiritual development journal
- Start in the middle of a new journal to avoid first page terror.
- Does it have to be perfect? Make a mess then.
- If you’re a perfectionist (and who isn’t) deliberately spill tea or coffee on a page and notice your reactions.
- All the reasons you don’t want to start this journal.
- Write down how many journals you have that are too precious to use.
- A list of the 10,000 other more important tasks needing attention rather than do some kind of reflective practice.
- Track all the times you sit for your own soul. I use classic gold stars in my journal and it keeps me motivated.
- All the reasons you’re a fraud and a fake and make this up and you can’t possibly be psychic. Then write T or F next to it. If that doesn’t help, go back and write TRUE TRUE next to that.
- Do you like grids? Get inspo from other bullet journalers on Instagram.
- Uplifting movies to watch.
- Books on the to-read list.
- List of personal traits you’d like to work on.
- If you’re in a regular psychic or mediumship practice group like my Psychic Academy or with Phil and Kerry’s Practice group, record the things you did well.
- That person who annoys the living daylights out of you? How much are they like you? Write down how uncomfortable that thought even is.
- Doodle instead of draw, especially on Zoom calls. Notice what your soul wants to tell you.
- Ten tiny things you’ve accomplished since on the spiritual path.
- Ten tiny things you’d like to accomplish on the spiritual path.
- Three things I’d tell the me of the past.
Are you inspired?
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