There are two kinds of automatic writing. One is a channeling process in which the writer is serving as a medium for a spirit who guides the author’s hand over paper (or the computer keyboard!), producing writing that ranges from letters and memoirs to poems and even entire novels. The other kind of automatic writing involves allowing the unconscious mind to take over and guide your hand, as it writes down things you were not consciously aware of, such as your soul’s memories of previous lives.
As you might expect, the definition of exactly what takes place during the process of automatic writing is subject to debate. Some believe that you are stepping aside and letting your spirit guides speak for you in this process. Others think that other entities may be communicating through you. Whatever the process, the goal is for you to find a resolution of a situation or condition through your writing that you would not have found otherwise.
A hypnotic writing trance can be experienced at different levels. It is entirely possible that you could be in such a deep state that you were totally unaware of what your hands or fingers were doing. At the same time, you may be aware of the process, but you may not recognize the message until it is given to you to put down on paper or enter into your computer.
Automatic writing doesn’t even have to be writing. Some people can go into a trance and record what they are moved to say, or they may have someone else write down what they are saying. While some psychics accept this form as automatic writing, others argue that it’s simply channeling. You will have to come to your own conclusion, but it may help you to compare this example with the case of a musician who can compose a beautiful piece of music and yet cannot write musical notation — someone else has to write it down so others may play it.
Therapeutic Automatic Writing
Therapeutic automatic writing can help you gain a different perspective on certain events or conditions in your life that need resolution. Just as with a pendulum, the goal is to access your unconscious mind and receive answers to your questions without the interference of your conscious mind. For instance, the words could tell a story that is symbolic of your situation as it could be seen through someone else’s eyes. It is possible that you may not even be aware of what you are writing, and the information could be in complete sentences or fragments and short phrases.
Perhaps you already enjoy writing poetry, but did you know that your hobby is therapeutic? That’s because it offers you the opportunity to use verse and symbolism to work out and understand things that may be troubling you. It is possible that you have already been involved in some sort of an automatic trance state to help you, and you may not have been aware of what you were doing. If this is the case, it may be a good time to review your writing and look for the holographic second theme that relates to you.
Channeled written works have been in and out of public favor for the past century. Madame Blavatsky had much to do with the rise in the interest of channeling in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Since that time, there has always been a small interest in the subject with periods of wider publicity, especially during the 1960s, when Jane Roberts published her channeled series of Seth books. Many successful writers are channeling and don’t even know it. For those fortunate few, all they have to do is sit at their keyboard, or get a pencil and paper, and let the words come through.
It is possible that you may become the voice for an entity from another world. You may start to write down messages from beings from other planets. These voices may serve as warnings for the peoples of the earth, with predictions of dire consequences if they do not change their negative and destructive ways. It is always your choice as to whether or not you want to write down these messages from beyond. Many times this type of automatic writing echoes the basic truths of universal consciousness.
If you are using automatic writing to channel other entities, you need to make sure that you are grounded — otherwise, you may get results similar to playing with the Ouija board. You might become a voice for a spirit that does not have your best interests in mind. Some spirits may be looking for a way to get their negative messages out. If you are not prepared, one of these spirits may take advantage of you. Always ask your Belief that the information going through you is from a source connected with universal love and peace, and is of the purest intent for all concerned.