Saturday, January 12, 2013

Morning Pages


January is a fun month for me. I love the feel of

a new year

a new month

a new day.

A beautiful fresh start
January is a good time to reflect:
What areas of my life are going well?
What areas could use a tweek?
Are there things, I used to do, that I would 
like to bring back?
 
A beautiful time to make changes.
As I was processing and praying in the middle of the night (sleep is not always my best thing), I realized I was missing an old habit of mine. It is time to bring back morning pages.
  
I first read about morning pages in the book The Artist's Way Julia Cameron suggests beginning each day by writing three pages in your journal.  Free form style ~ no agenda, no need to correct mistakes, just write.
Morning pages for me are part journaling, part processing and part prayer. What I am thinking and feeling tends to surface. And I often sense God's direction as I write.

I am already loving it. Do you want to join me?

ps. Blogger is being a pill today and not letting me control the spacing. Silly.

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21 comments:

  1. Glenda, sounds like a wonderful idea! I journal in the mornings, too - writing out my thoughts, what is going on in my mind and heart - and my response as I read His Words. Would be fun to hear more of what the author describes as "morning pages". Sounds good ... enjoy!

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  2. This book has been recommended
    to me, before. I believe the universe
    is nudging me along to read it!

    After a week of flu, I am now in
    bed with a stomach virus. So far
    my New Year has not been the
    lovely beginning I look forward to
    in January! Silver lining: time to
    catch up with blog friends : )

    Glad you are enjoying this new
    year, Glenda!

    xo Suzanne

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  3. I think I would have to get up a whole lot earlier to write 3 pages in the morning! Love the idea though Glenda and if you are already loving it then all the better.

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  4. I love this. I think I might actually do this. And am sending on to my husband who has read this book and gotten away from morning pages, too.

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  5. What a wonderful idea. My journal keeping has fallen to the wayside with my blogging. Blogging is about what is going on in my life, where my journal was about how I felt. I have to give it a try in the a.m.

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. I, too, learned morning papers from Julia Cameron. I use it in much of the same way you do. The free form style works for me. I had a 50 page ghost writing project due yesterday so I feel like I'm just starting my January.

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  7. Glenda I had forgotten about the Morning Pages! I read the Artists Way long ago. I think it would help me right now!

    xoxo
    Karena
    2013 Artists Series

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  8. I'm not really a morning person...but I am "sort of" journaling on my blog. Nothing scheduled though...I like January too. It's such a relief after the hustle and bustle of December. Like taking a huge deep breath and letting it out. Happy Sunday Glenda!

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  9. Thats a good thing for you, Glenda!

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  10. I'd love to say I could join you in this, but my mornings are fully taken with getting one kid to school, getting myself to school, teaching, etc. I do something similar sometimes--it's called Daily Writing Practice as suggested by Natalie Goldberg in "Writing Down the Bones." Love this idea!

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  11. That sounds like such a great practice to have! Might have to give it a try! :)

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  12. I love to write in the morning. Whether or not it's edited, it always comes from the heart.

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  13. Lovely inspiration! Let's see what happens.

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  14. Wonderful thoughts Glenda and great suggestions for starting the new year, thanks my friend!

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  15. I had trouble with blogger the other day too! I love this idea...

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  16. What a lovely idea! Some of my friends have done this too and LOVED it! Their thoughts came tumbling out in a way they couldn't have predicted, which they found helpful. I think I should give it a go - but when to fit it in?!!

    Sarahx

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  17. What a grand idea! It's something I would not have thought of by myself. That's what blogging friends are for :-). We are fine here, but things have been ridiculously busy. I hope to get a handle on the madness this week. Have a wonderful day, Glenda. Blessings...Mary

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  18. Hmmmm....this idea of morning pages sounds really, really nice. I might just try it.

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  19. Just started this morning! I love it!

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  20. Glenda, you always have such great words of wisdom; I've not read Cameron's book in years and think it's time to get it out again. Memory is a poor servant but I'll try and join in.

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