I've been wondering about this for awhile.

I love journaling..it's a great outlet for me and I find it very therapeutic. However, I was wondering if I am "creating" situations by journaling?

If I really wanted to focus on the law of attraction, would it mean I would have to stop releasing negative emotions via journaling? I really hope not as that would feel like I'd be suppressing my emotions within...

asked 08 Jan '13, 23:29

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Your statement "I love journaling" says it all. Anything that helps you feel good is getting you closer to everything that you want.

I also love journaling. If I there's a situation I don't know how to handle, I can start writing and the solution often becomes clear.


answered 09 Jan '13, 07:54

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What if your journal is filled with with heavy, raw, "negative" emotions?

(09 Jan '13, 23:55) Love11

@Love11 It's not a big deal. For one, raw, heavy emotions are going to happen once in a while. I think you should look at how the journaling has affected your life in the past... would you say it has helped you or has kept you down?

Because it can be either way- it's either helping you deal with the emotions or it's keeping you trapped within them. If you feel better and rejuvenated when you're finished, than I would say it's definitely helping you.

(10 Jan '13, 22:24) LapisLazuli

You could try this: after writing about your negative emotions and getting them out of your system, you could end the entry with positive things. I could see that being a huge benefit :)

(10 Jan '13, 22:26) LapisLazuli

Hi, thank you for your advise! Journaling helps me unload. I feel lighter after I finish writing.

I do like your suggestion on writing something positive after unloading; someone else had suggested it as well and it's a great idea!

I am wondering though, what if I'm in the process of manifesting something. Do I have to put aside the journaling?

(11 Jan '13, 20:20) Love11
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On this subject, I suggest the book, "Write It Down Make It Happen" by Henriette Klauser, either from Amazon or from your local library. I love to write, and the book helped me direct my writing towards actually helping myself rather than just venting.


answered 10 Jan '13, 20:54

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I will look into it! Thank you!!

(10 Jan '13, 22:00) Love11

This is the kind of thing I was talking about with the book, "Universal Mind"

Journal manifesting.

(11 Jan '13, 11:55) Wade Casaldi

I think if you have an awareness that , each time you review something you have journaled either a positive or a negative , you are remembering thereby re-activating the vibration, as there is no past only Now .

Knowing this , perhaps a little different colour ink star to alert you that this particular story once written, you would rather not revisit may be helpfull. ♥♥♥

Here is some news from Dr Joe Dizpensa , one of the guests speakers of the film "What the Bleep do we know "........

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There is an emerging field of science called psychoneuroimmunology that has demonstrated the connection between the mind and the body. I can describe what I learned in these simplistic terms: Your every thought produces a biochemical reaction in the brain. The brain then releases chemical signals that are transmitted to the body, where they act as the messengers of the thought. The thoughts that produce the chemicals in the brain allow your body to feel exactly the way you were just thinking. So every thought produces a chemical that is matched by a feeling in your body. Essentially, when you think happy, inspiring, or positive thoughts, your brain manufactures chemicals that make you feel joyful, inspired, or uplifted. For example, when you anticipate an experience that is pleasurable, the brain immediately makes a chemical neurotransmitter called dopamine, which turns the brain and body on in anticipation of that experience and causes you to begin to feel excited. If you have hateful, angry, or self-deprecating thoughts, the brain also produces chemicals called neuropeptides that the body responds to in a comparable way. You feel hateful, angry, or unworthy. You see, your thoughts immediately do become matter.


answered 09 Jan '13, 19:15

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edited 11 Jan '13, 18:01

If it's truly left in the past, rereading it wouldn't re-activate the vibration. At least that hasn't been my experience.

(09 Jan '13, 23:48) Love11

"What I mean is - we're aware that thoughts create and attract. If I am working through emotionally tough experiences and journaling my thoughts repeatedly, whether negative or not, am I drawing more of that even though the journaling is used as an outlet?" But it isn't left in the past if you are re-reading it , you are bringing it into the Now .....

(10 Jan '13, 19:27) Starlight

Anything you give focus to you align with, it's the vibration,not necessarily a duplicate experience ♥♥♥

Tis one of the reasons I stopped reading the thread of ....;-) because I don't like the feeling/vibration it creates in me , even though I haven't been through similiar .

(10 Jan '13, 19:28) Starlight

The purpose of rereading past journals is to see the growth I have made and it is as though I am reading another persons journal.

There is no vibration created, at least not for me as there is no feeling attached to it as it was ages ago, as I have grown, as I have healed.

This is my experience. It may not be yours.

(11 Jan '13, 16:40) Love11

Abraham Hicks tells us merely by the observation/reading of something we create a thought . Thought is incipient ( fine) matter and a vibration .This is not selective it applies to all and inescapable , whether you are consciously aware of or not . I'm not trying to convince you either way , just putting information before to do with as you choose .

(11 Jan '13, 17:45) Starlight

Thank you for the info, however, it has no power over me as I am unattached.

Reviewing past writings is as though a stranger has written them - I have grown out of it and am completely unattached, therefore, it has no power over me.

It will have power over you as you believe it does.

(11 Jan '13, 20:27) Love11

You create a thought if you are attached.

(11 Jan '13, 20:29) Love11

Gravity works whether we acknowledge it or not as does the 1st Law :-)

(11 Jan '13, 20:43) Starlight

@Starlight Great Answer!

@Love11 Writing in a journal is very therapeutic. If you are actually over these traumas, why can't you release them? You don't need to read the entries over & over to KNOW how far you've come. Time to let them go & if you can't, I don't think you're as detached as you claim to be. Also, I don't think it's possible to read w/o creating a thought. You don't have to burn them yet. Stick them in a box in the garage, out of sight for awhile & in month see how you feel.

(13 Jan '13, 03:59) ele

@Starlight- love the image ... thanks for the info on psychoneuroimmunology, very interesting ... blu

(13 Jan '13, 05:18) blubird two
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Hello Love11

There is a technique that i sometimes use, it's similar to a technique used in reiki whereby we express an idea then we place it in our hands and blow it with our breath into the air to dispel it to the "universe".

With written work we can perform in a similar fashion, write down on a piece of paper your wish, this can be a wish to dispel negative or to bring good to yourself or any other idea ... burn the paper and toss the ashes into a clear running stream of water, preferably natural, in doing so imagine that your wish is being distributed throughout the universe ... in other words it all depends on intention, you can write things down to dispel them or you can write things down to hold them ... have fun :)


answered 09 Jan '13, 03:42

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blubird two

What I mean is - we're aware that thoughts create and attract. If I am working through emotionally tough experiences and journaling my thoughts repeatedly, whether negative or not, am I drawing more of that even though the journaling is used as an outlet?

I've done the writing it down and burning as you suggested, however, I do like to keep my journals and look back and see the progress I've made.

(09 Jan '13, 14:20) Love11

Poor alien civilizations,...when all that negativity you have blown out reaches them. Their sun will burn out, darkness cover their land and eternal winter will arrive :(

(09 Jan '13, 14:28) CalonLan

@Barry: Edit?

(09 Jan '13, 17:19) ursixx

Good to hear someone else besides me knows the significance of using airways & waterways. Try using airways & waterways for manifestations also.

(13 Jan '13, 03:53) ele

@Ele "significance of airways and waterways" I only have the vaguest idea about this from feng shui? - could you just give a brief explanation here - maybe not enough room but hope you don't mind me asking.

(13 Jan '13, 04:41) Catherine

@Catherine - I promise to get back to you - but - you may want to ask the community - in regards to transmitting energy - vibes - blessings, etc. I have to go sleep now. Nite!

(13 Jan '13, 04:51) ele
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Not at all, that is a applicable way of manifesting. That is one of the first methods of manifesting that I learned. I learned that from a book called, "Universal Mind." R. Ferguson

It talked about using a manifesting journal, much like you are doing. It can't hinder the manifestation only help it.


answered 09 Jan '13, 22:37

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Wade Casaldi

I am not using the journal to manifest. I have been writing in a journal since I was a teen. Writing out my emotions and thoughts for therapeutic purposes not for manifestation. My journals are very heavy with raw emotions whether negative or positive, just a pouring out.

Now at the same time, if I wanted to manifest something yet am still doing my usual therapeutic journaling, do I have to stop journaling and ignore my raw emotions if negative... Just to manifest?

(09 Jan '13, 23:54) Love11

Oh that is very different now. No I meant using a manifesting journal, writing in advanced what you want to happen, not writing what is gone by. Interesting question I'll have to ponder and see what comes for you.

(10 Jan '13, 00:30) Wade Casaldi

Yes writing in a journal for manifistation is different from what I mean. What I mean is - writing in a journal for therapeutic purpose - for letting out anything that's bothering you instead of keeping it inside.

(11 Jan '13, 16:45) Love11
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Love 11 the law of attraction is always working no matter if it's something you want or not. It does not respond to negation. Whatever energy you are sending out whether negative or positive, you will attract in return. But the good thing is, it has been scientifically proven that a positive affirmation is thousands times more powerful that negative affirmation. I suggest you continue writing your journal, but always reread it. After you reread it, rewrite the same thing but this time replace every negative thought, word, or Pharse with a positive thoughts, words, and phrases. You will soon notice that you have nothing negative to write any longer. Once your journal become a source of single minded positive affirmations you will see the law work in more a powerful manor


answered 10 Jan '13, 19:07

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What a wonderful idea! This resolves my concern!! Thank you! :)

(10 Jan '13, 21:59) Love11
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