Rainbow Vision Journal by Sharon Dawn

Journaling opens your heart

There are many advantages to journaling. Firstly, it is a great tool to explore your inner world because writing can take you anywhere. No matter where you are now, no matter what you can afford, no matter what your skills are, you can write. Your journal doesn’t criticise your spelling or grammar, your journal accepts whatever you choose to put in it. Writing is meditative, writing is letting go of stuff, writing is self-exploration. Writing can be stories, using your imagination, or it can be insightful and heartfelt. Writing allows you to be anyone you want to be, anywhere, and in any time. It can be a make-believe future, or it can be real life. That is the magic of writing in a journal.

Yet a journal is more than that. A journal is a safe place where you open yourself and say things you would not tell anyone else, a place where you can explore your thoughts and desires.

Some people choose to journal about negative things, reliving past experiences and therefore focusing on them. When you do this, you bring the past into your present moment and relive it all over again, whereas, when you choose to journal about good things or to find inner clarity, you can change your energy vibration and start attracting the things you want in your life.

Drawing like a child is a way to be creative without pressure. You are not trying to be the next Picasso, you are drawing to connect with the creative side of your brain and to your heart. Drawing brings many advantages. It makes you look at things from a different, often new, perspective. It gives you the opportunity to learn how to release any self-criticism, if you let it. Drawing allows you to expand your imagination and it allows you to try new things without expectation. All these things are explained further in the FREE eBook so make sure you have downloaded your copy using the download button at the top of this page

The Rainbow Vision Journals encourage you to draw and be creative, as well as write. Most people don’t want to draw or write; or even make plans for their life, simply because they don’t know where to start. We nearly all face the fear that we will do it wrong, so we don’t do it at all.

We choose to go without, instead of feeling silly or risking being laughed at. We think everyone else has their sh*t together and it’s just ‘me’ that feels this way, but that is simply not true. If everyone else had it all together, there would be no self-help books or courses, no personal or business coaches, and no diet books, because if we all had our sh*t together, there would be no need for any of these. And yet, it is one of the biggest industries in the world. No matter where you live, what culture, gender or age you are. You are not alone.

The Rainbow Vision Journal series is your starting place. It is where we take away the blank canvas and guide you to find the love and freedom you are looking for.

When you write or draw, you free up your thinking, open your imagination and connect to your inner child. The creative exercises within the journals, take you off autopilot and bring your thinking into the present moment.

Once you allow yourself to write and draw without judgement, you slip into a peaceful, meditative state that clears your mind and allows your heart to speak to you.

We are all creative, we just don’t always believe that we are. Think about it this way: if you have a dinner party, you are creating. If you take photos you are creating, when you upload something to Facebook or Instagram, you are creating. If you write letters, you are creating.

We can all create, yet somehow we have acquired a belief that only a select few are creative. This is simply not true. We can do anything we focus on and practice regularly. Our problem is we usually expect amazing results without putting in the required effort. We are too quick to judge our results and compare them to others, and too slow to praise ourselves for giving something a go. Being creative and allowing our inner child to play, is a big part of our journey into our heart.

Check out my YouTube channel where every week I show you how to do a simple drawing. My preferred style is urban sketching (also known as ink and wash) as it is easy to learn, doesn't require a lot of time, effort or supplies, and is fun to do. Ideal for art, mindful and travel journals alike.

To view some of my urban sketching visit The Cruising Artist Facebook page