Try It Out for Yourself
Now that you have considered the different types of automatic writing, perhaps you would like to give it a try. You can develop your own trance style. You don't have to understand exactly what is happening when you enter your automatic creative trance, but it's important for you to be comfortable and to give yourself permission to trust in what is taking place through you, just as with any other psychic gift.
Once you have learned to trust in the knowledge that is to be written through you, you will become more in tune and open to the positive information provided for you by your internal and external guidance systems. You can channel from a positive source, or you can reach into your soul's rich creative history for inspiration.
The Necessary Preparations
The first step is to prepare yourself. Is it easier for you to write with a pen or pencil on a pad of paper, or to type out the message on a keyboard? It may be easier for you to dictate to a tape recorder or to someone else. You may want to experiment to determine the best method for you.
Once you have made your choice, the next step is to prepare yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually before you begin to write. Pick a location that is positive and where you will not be interrupted. Make yourself as comfortable as possible, and wear loose-fitting clothes. You may want to use relaxing sounds or smells to help you enter your trance state.
You may want to set at a desk or table where your arm can rest on the surface. It's okay to recline and let yourself feel more physically relaxed. Make sure that you have eaten and that you are prepared to stay in your writing state for a specific period of time. The time period does not have to be long, especially at first. It could be fifteen minutes to half an hour, with a goal of eventually being able to remain in a trance state for at least an hour.
If you are using a keyboard, the right chair and the right position are important. If you are going to write in longhand, make sure you have a good pad of paper and several sharp pencils or extra pens. You may want to also have a tape recorder ready.
Setting Down Your Goals
Before you start, write down your goals for the session. You can put them at the top of your paper, or you can make notes on your keyboard screen. If you have questions you would like answered, include them as well. If you are looking for specific information from the Universe or from your soul, clearly define what it is that you are looking for. Start the session with as positive an attitude as possible.
When you have established an automatic writing goal, you may receive suggestions from your guidance systems at any time. You may want to ask your Belief for help with ideas on the subject that you want to write about. Once you have done this, be prepared. Always keep a notepad or a recorder close to you. You may get information in your dreams, in the shower, when you're exercising or driving, or at almost any other time. After you have noted the idea, it will develop further during your next writing trance.
You have defined your goals, and it is time to prepare yourself spiritually. That means getting yourself in tune with your internal and external guidance systems and feeling the protection of the Golden Light of the Universe. Use your regular relaxing trance induction, beginning with deep breathing and focusing on your third eye. Next, balance and open your chakras, letting your whole self become balanced. Now let the peaceful and loving Golden Light of the Universe begin to flow into and around your body.
Enclose yourself in the protective bubble of the Universe and ask that you receive only the right information for the greatest good of all. Now ask the Universe for help with your questions or other goals. Suggest to yourself that you will let your conscious mind focus on pleasant thoughts as your unconscious mind opens to the messages of your soul, your unconscious mind, or the Universe, whichever is the most appropriate for you at that time. Suggest to yourself that when you have finished, you will come back to the surface of your conscious mind, relaxed, positive, and in tune.
Now you are prepared and ready to experience automatic writing. Don't expect earth-shattering results at first. It may take some time to get your bearings. It is not necessary that you even look at your keyboard or the paper. At first it may seem as if all you're getting is gibberish, but be patient. Don't let yourself get discouraged.