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A Way to Deepen Your Journaling

13th January 2016

Do you feel that your journaling isn’t taking you where you want to go? Do you feel that you’d like a deeper experience within your pages but feel stuck at the shallow end?

This morning, I was journaling about some heavy stuff. I didn’t start off intending to get that deep. I was answering a journaling prompt from Wild Women, Wild Voices by Judy Reeves. I was writing about all the things my mum has done in my childhood that was harmful to my creativity. Quiet a raw subject to write about, but one that is doable at a push to write honestly.

Then, without any warning, the journaling suddenly got scary. As I was outlining each thing I deemed as the thing my mum did wrong, I realised I have been doing those exact same things to my husband. That was a scary realisation. I wanted to turn away from it. I saw the dark side of me and I wanted to run away from it, never to look back. Maybe if I ran away fast enough from it, it never existed.

My body started to tighten. I was breathing heavily, then not breathing at all. My throat closed up. I started to yawn. I felt unusually hungry. My head was spinning. All I wanted to do was to get up, and walk away from these pages that exposed me for who I was.

Learn to spot the resistance, and have the courage to step through it.

This is the sign of resistance. This is the sign that you just arrived at a very important point in your journaling. If you can walk through this, you will come to some deeply loving, compassionate realisations that will genuinely help you.

However, every cell in your body is telling you to run. To get away from this horrible experience. The need for you to walk away from this at this moment will feel so genuine that it feels like you will die if you don’t walk away. That something terrible will happen if you continued writing. That your life will collapse in on itself if you keep at it. Or it might feel the complete opposite, that this is so utterly pointless, or you will notice something that, all of a sudden, really needs to be attended to, way more than your journaling.

As I yawned and eased apart muscle cramps that were happening all over my body, I carried on writing. At some points, all I could write was ‘oh god, this is awful. Oh god, oh god, oh god’, but I carried on writing. I wanted to give up this writing session on every single line of that page, but I carried on.

Then a question appeared in my head. What if I could write about what my mum should’ve done back then that would’ve genuinely helped my creative journey? Wouldn’t those same thing apply to my husband’s creative journey?

Yes, yes it would. Then, another wave of resistance rode in. Writing the things that would’ve helped me back then was so hard. Kept on writing. One by one, slowly and with much resistance, the better approach came out. Things that would help, not harm, my husband’s blossoming creativity. Things that were from a place of love, rather than from a place of fear and control. Things that is going to be very hard for me to implement in my interactions with my husband but one that ultimately, I will be so much more at peace with.

Everyone’s resistance will look very different. My husband has what we call his resistance yawn. I tend to get cramps on my ribs and arms. Sometimes the resistance will be very different depending on what you are writing about. When your journaling starts to get hard, and all you want to do is walk away, try paying attention to what your body is going through.

Then remind yourself that, as much this feels genuinely like you are dying, this is just resistance. This is the big neon sign that is telling you gold is just on the other side of this. If you can take that step through to the other side of the resistance, your journaling practice will give you understanding, knowledge and peace that comes from such a deep, loving place. It will take your journaling so much deeper than you ever thought possible.

Digital Journaling Prompts Sheets for 2016 – TRAVELER’S NOTEBOOK REGULAR

1st December 2015

Traveler's Notebook Regular - Journaling Prompts 2016 by Journaling Sage, Instant Digital Downloads. http://journalingsage.com

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you know I’ve been sharing journaling prompts every day in 2015. They are deeply thought-provoking prompts that dig deep into what you really want. I’ll be doing it again in 2016. This time, we are going to be focusing even more on nurturing your creative happiness.

I’ll be sharing the brand new prompts again, every day for the whole year. However, if you would like to have all the journal prompts in one go, in one place, all before we even hit 2016 and in an easy-to-print format, the Digital Journaling Prompt Sheets are perfect for you! This is also a great offer for those of you who live in USA, Canada, Australia, Asia, etc. since there is no shipping cost.

Buy the Traveler Notebook Journaling Prompt Sheets

Traveler's Notebook Regular - Journaling Prompts 2016 by Journaling Sage, Instant Digital Downloads. http://journalingsage.com

The Digital Journaling Prompts Sheets include:

  • 366 journaling prompts
  • On 12 monthly sheets (total of 12 sheets, printed on six A4-sheets)
  • Instant download – you get the PDF file to print at home as soon as you buy it.

Traveler's Notebook Regular - Journaling Prompts 2016 by Journaling Sage, Instant Digital Downloads. http://journalingsage.com

This A5 size is perfect for:

  • A5 Notebooks such as Moleskine large and Leuchtturm medium.
  • A5 Filofax – can have it double or single sided

Please note this product is designed for Traveler’s Notebook Regular Size. If you’d like the prompt sheets for your A5 notebooks and Filofax, please purchase the A5 size. As there are no refunds for digital download items, please check which size you are purchasing carefully.

Traveler's Notebook Regular - Journaling Prompts 2016 by Journaling Sage, Instant Digital Downloads. http://journalingsage.com

Traveler's Notebook Regular - Journaling Prompts 2016 by Journaling Sage, Instant Digital Downloads. http://journalingsage.com

You’ll get PDF files will the whole year’s journaling prompts for you to print at home. You get each month’s journaling prompts on one sheet. You can glue them in your journal or punch holes and put them in your Filofax so that they are always easy to find.

Buy the Traveler’s Notebook Regular Journaling Prompt Sheets

The journaling prompts will help you:

  • Learn to trust your creative energy
  • Find activities and people that truly nourish you
  • Let go of old rules that no longer serve you
  • Explore new inspirations and interests
  • Discover new talents, gain new skills and share them with the world

Traveler's Notebook Regular - Journaling Prompts 2016 by Journaling Sage, Instant Digital Downloads. http://journalingsage.com

Watch below a video about how to print and cut the sheets to size:

Buy the Traveler’s Notebook Regular Journaling Prompt Sheets

Digital Journaling Prompts Sheets for 2016 – A5 Size

1st December 2015

A5 Journaling Prompts 2016 by Journaling Sage, Instant Digital Downloads. http://journalingsage.com

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you know I’ve been sharing journaling prompts every day in 2015. They are deeply thought-provoking prompts that dig deep into what you really want. I’ll be doing it again in 2016. This time, we are going to be focusing even more on nurturing your creative happiness.

I’ll be sharing the brand new prompts again, every day for the whole year. However, if you would like to have all the journal prompts in one go, in one place, all before we even hit 2016 and in an easy-to-print format, the Digital Journaling Prompt Sheets are perfect for you! This is also a great offer for those of you who live in USA, Canada, Australia, Asia, etc. since there is no shipping cost.

Buy the A5 Journaling Prompt Sheets

A5 Journaling Prompts 2016 by Journaling Sage, Instant Digital Downloads. http://journalingsage.com

The Digital Journaling Prompts Sheets include:

  • 366 journaling prompts
  • On 12 monthly sheets (total of 12 sheets, printed on six A4-sheets)
  • Instant download – you get the PDF file to print at home as soon as you buy it.

A5 Journaling Prompts 2016 by Journaling Sage, Instant Digital Downloads. http://journalingsage.com

This A5 size is perfect for:

  • A5 Notebooks such as Moleskine large and Leuchtturm medium.
  • A5 Filofax – can have it double or single sided

Please note this product is designed for A5 notebooks and Filofax. If you’d like the prompt sheets for your Traveler Notebook Regular, please purchase the Traveler Notebook Regular size. As there are no refunds for digital download items, please check which size you are purchasing carefully.

A5 Journaling Prompts 2016 by Journaling Sage, Instant Digital Downloads. http://journalingsage.comA5 Journaling Prompts 2016 by Journaling Sage, Instant Digital Downloads. http://journalingsage.com

You’ll get PDF files will the whole year’s journaling prompts for you to print at home. You get each month’s journaling prompts on one sheet. You can glue them in your journal or punch holes and put them in your Filofax so that they are always easy to find.

Buy the A5 Journaling Prompt Sheets

The journaling prompts will help you:

  • Learn to trust your creative energy
  • Find activities and people that truly nourish you
  • Let go of old rules that no longer serve you
  • Explore new inspirations and interests
  • Discover new talents, gain new skills and share them with the world

A5 Journaling Prompts 2016 by Journaling Sage, Instant Digital Downloads. http://journalingsage.com

Watch below a video about how to print and cut the sheets to size:

Buy the A5 Journaling Prompt Sheets

Travel Journal Flip Through

26th November 2015

Here’s a series of videos I made of my travel journals I filled in the year and a half we went traveling around the world. There are 28 journals in total, over 5 videos!





Daily Journaling Prompt Stickers 2016 are here!

28th October 2015

Journaling Prompt Stickers by Journaling Sage. https://journalingsage.etsy.com

Learn to follow your intuitions, desires and creativity, the easy way. The journey with your creativity can happen by asking simple questions. These stickers have been specially designed to make you answering these questions ease. You can purchase these stickers from my Etsy store SOLD OUT.

Buy the prompt stickers   SOLD OUT. Thank you very much!

Buy the digital download version here instead…

The journaling prompts will help you:

  • Learn to trust your creative energy
  • Find activities and people that truly nourish you
  • Let go of old rules that no longer serve you
  • Explore new inspirations and interests
  • Discover new talents, gain new skills and share them with the world

Journaling Prompt Stickers by Journaling Sage. https://journalingsage.etsy.com

What you will get in the set:

  • A whole year (366 days) of Journaling prompts on stickers
  • Journaling prompts for creative happiness
  • 54 extra stickers with cute illustrations
  • Each month comes on an A4 sheet (12 sheets in total)
  • Perfect for colouring in with watercolour, markers, etc.

Journaling Prompt Stickers by Journaling Sage. https://journalingsage.etsy.com

The Colour Me Soulful set is perfect for colouring them your way. The are printed on matt white sticker sheets so you can use watercolours (my favourite & seen in picture), markers, inks, highlighters, etc. Please note that the set you are purchasing comes with a white background. The coloured stickers are shown as an example of how you can easily customise your own set.

Journaling Prompt Stickers by Journaling Sage. https://journalingsage.etsy.com

Limited Edition Sets

In addition to the Colour Me Soulful set, there are three limited edition sets available to celebrate the launch of these cuties. 10 sets are available in three colourways:

The Brights Set SOLD OUT

Journaling Prompt Stickers by Journaling Sage. https://journalingsage.etsy.com

The Jewels Set SOLD OUT

Journaling Prompt Stickers by Journaling Sage. https://journalingsage.etsy.com

The Pastels Set SOLD OUT

Journaling Prompt Stickers by Journaling Sage. https://journalingsage.etsy.com

The journaling prompt stickers is totally flexible to how you’d like to use them. If you want to do them in order, you can always follow the Journaling Sage Instagram account, Twitter account or Facebook where you will find that day’s journaling prompt. Or you can do just the prompt you fancy, when you fancy.

Buy the prompt stickers   SOLD OUT. Thank you very much!

Buy the digital download version here instead…

If you’d like the Creative Happiness Journaling Prompts on a monthly sheet to stick into your journal (digital download items), please sign up to the Journaling Sage mailing list below and you’ll be updated when they go on sale in December 2015!