To begin, I need to point out that I’ve never read any books on Automatic Writing; neither have I read any blogs, nor have I had any type of formal training regarding them. So saying, what I call an Automatic Writing Reading (AWR) may be vastly different from those who have written books on the subject and/or formally teach the subject. So be it.
The only thing I do know for sure about my method is that it works. Not only does this work for me, but for various clients, family and friends who I’ve given these instructions to over the years. Some of the aforementioned were psychics with training, some were people who thought they might have some psychic ability (but didn’t know for sure), and then some were just people who were interested, but had no clue if trying my method would even work for them. Regardless of where you fall in the spectrum, I can tell you that thus far, every single person I gave these instructions to has had success–not to mention some very bizarre and eye opening experiences (lol….).
Okay. Let’s get started.
What exactly is an AWR: To me, this is sitting before a blank piece of paper with a pen in hand, or before a blank word document on a computer, you stare off into space, ask your deity a question you want answers about, and then, whatever word, picture or feeling pops into your head, no matter how bizarre, you write/type the word, group of words, and/or description of the picture/feeling.
You continue to write words until no more words come to you.
When you are done writing/typing, you will see that coherent sentences, thoughts, ideas, and pictures were formed. Even more interesting, you will see these sentences have specific meaning to you!
Some people choose to ask specific questions while others just say, “What do you want me to know?”
Here are my steps:
1. Find a quiet place; no distractions. The less physical items you have to distract you (books, pictures, toys, knick-knacks) the better.
2. Find a ‘focal point.’ A focal point is an object you can look at or ‘zone out on’ while you are writing or typing. I tell people the easiest focal point is a candle flame. So light one and set it at least 4-5 feet away from you. (I’ll talk more on different focal points later).
3. Open a blank word document on your computer. If you can’t type, then use a piece of paper and a pen. Typing is better for a variety of reason, so if you are able to type at all without having to look at the keys, I’d suggest typing. There are no points deducted for typing slow or misspelling words, so don’t worry about that.
4. Type out the date at the top of the document, skip a line, and type out your question. Simple questions are best. For beginners, I always say to start simple; don’t ask any long, convoluted questions. Also, beginners find that specific questions are better for them. I’ve been doing this for twenty-plus years, so a lot of times, I’ll ask “What do you want me to know?” And that will be my only question. But that’s just me, and I have a very simplistic life, with very few questions about what’s coming for me in the future. For 99% of the world, that’s abnormal and they will have lots of questions!
5. Legs uncrossed, hands on ‘home row,’ focus on your candle flame and take 3 deep ‘meditative’ breaths (Meditative breathing is: breath in through the nose, breathe out through the mouth). You focus on your candle flame and verbally state the question you just typed out.
6. Verbally (out loud) ask the question you already typed out. The reason for speaking out loud is that the spoken word is powerful.
7. Start writing. Whatever word, or group of words, come into your head, write it down. It doesn’t matter what the word is, or what the group of words are, type it. Don’t think about the word, don’t sit there marinating on it and go, “peanut? Why’d I hear the word ‘peanut’?? If you stop and focus on the weird/bizarre words you heard, you’ll lose part of the reading!
*** With each word or group of words, you will feel a brief ‘pause’–this is the time to hit the ‘enter’ key and start a new line for the next word/sentence. Don’t worry if you don’t hear or feel a pause. If you find you end up with one big paragraph of what initially looks like jibberish words thrown together, that’s fine.
8. You continue to write the words, groups of words, descriptions of pictures and feelings as long as you keep hearing words or seeing pictures. Once you ‘feel’ a long pause–without any more specific words coming to you–that question has been answered. If you have more questions, leave a line in between the last words you wrote and you new question. Type in the next question, go back to step #5 and start again.
*** IMPORTANT: IF you have more than one question, DO NOT go back and read what you typed out on the first question until you have completed your automatic writing on ALL of your questions!!! Some people get so curious and excited, they want to go back and read what they wrote. This is a no-no. Why? Because from the time you begin focusing on that candle and type your first word, you’re brain is switching gears. You’re going from Beta waves (alert/working) to Alpha or Theta (relaxed/meditative). You want your mind to stay in that ‘zoned out’ place because that is where the true automatic writing reading comes from. If you take the conscious action of going back over what you typed for the first question, you ‘jerk’ your brain back into the Beta state which is a high alert state. Once someone ‘jerks’ their mind from a relaxed, meditative state back into the real conscious world, it is more difficult to get back to the relaxed, meditative state you were lulled into while doing the automatic writing.
** This is also the reason why you should have prepared for your session by figuring out what questions you wanted to ask before you began doing your automatic writing for the first question!
9. After typing out the complete answer to your last question, you’re done! NOW feel free to look at what you wrote! Not all that you write will make sense to you at that time. Heck, most of what you write won’t make sense to you directly after you write it, but save the document so that you can refer back to it. It is not uncommon for this reading to be the answer to situations that occur a month or more later (and then, if you look back at what you wrote, you’ll find you wrote out the answers a month or three months before it ever happened!)
10. Save your work. If you lose the work, you may get answers again, but they won’t be the exact same answers. They never are. I’ll talk more about this later, b/c talking about it now would only confuse you.
** In saving your AWR’s–I always tell people to create a folder just for their automatic writing readings. If you know you’re going to be doing this on an ongoing basis, this is an especially good idea!! Title the folder anything you want, but when you save your reading, save it by the date (ie: 110911, 121711, etc). This is so that when you go back to look at the readings, you can choose which reading to open by the date that’s listed as the file name–you won’t have to ‘hunt’ for a specific reading that was around a certain time frame you’re interested in, because all of the file names are the date the reading was conducted. For anyone who is writing out their auto-writing readings via pen & paper, do it in a notebook that is used only for these readings so it will end up being like a diary.
Here is a link to an example of an old automatic writing reading that I did, so you can get a visual idea of what one will look like
Here is a link to an entry that lists just the steps with no explanation, so that you can see the steps without the long explanations in between.
I’m also going to do another entry on some extra tips about Automatic Writing Readings, but I’m too tired to do it tonight, so I’ll put it up later in the week. The extra tips aren’t essential to you being able to do you test run on an AWR, they are just tips that people may want if they are going to be doing AWR’s on a regular basis.
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This is a ‘just the facts’ entry on how to do what I call an Automatic Writing Reading (AWR). I only wrote this as a quick view, or short printable guide, for people who have read the explanation and understand the ‘how to’ portion of the program, but do not have the steps memorized.
If you are on this page but haven’t read the blog entry with the detailed explanation of what I consider to be an AWR, you would be much better served by going to that entry first. It has all of the steps listed below, but also gives an explanation of each step, along with a tip or two regarding the steps.
Here is a link to Detailed Explanation on AWRs
** The more detailed entry also advises that this is just my version of what an AWR is–I am by no means an authority on the subject, nor do I even know if the method I use is actually correct when it comes to the real definition of an AWR. I only know the method I use works, and I call it Automatic Writing because that is how I view what I do when I use the steps below.
Here are my steps:
1. Get some place quiet, no distractions.
2. Find a ‘focal point’ somewhere in the room you are in.
3. Open a blank word document on your computer. **If you can’t type, then use a piece of paper and a pen.
4. Type out the date at the top of the document, skip a line, then type out your first question.
5. Look at your focal point as you take 3 meditative breaths, (in through nose, out through mouth).
6. Verbally (out loud) ask the question you typed out.
7. Start typing. Whatever word comes in your head, put it on paper, along with every word, picture of feeling you get thereafter.
8. Continue to write until you don’t hear any more words. Once you ‘feel’ a long pause without any more specific words coming to you, that question has been answered.
9. If you have more questions, hit enter twice to skip a line, type in the next question, and start at step #5 again.
10. After your last question has been answered, you’re done! NOW you can look at everything you wrote.
** Remember to save the file so you don’t lose your work!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. I love hearing about peoples first experience with this! Not only do I get a kick out of the different reactions, but I also get so excited when people discover something new (and fun) that they never thought they could do!
So if and when you decide to try this, I’d love, love, love to hear back from you on your experience!
This is so you can have a visual example of an Automatic Writing Reading (AWR).
After the AWR example, I made some notes that go hand-in-hand with the example. The notes have you referring back to different portions of the example and are to help make the explanations in the ‘How To‘ blog entry on AWRs more clear. For me, it is always easier to grasp a concept if I have a visual example along with a written explanation. Example:
ANGELS, WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT IS COMING FOR ME AT WORK?
You wil lose much
be as a squirrel
You don’t know road.
Keep faith, see much
Hold words back.
Those who will rise up will fail against you
Much is discovered
Ill thoughts ill deeds ill alliance (**saw a picture of two wolves hunting. Snow on the ground, trees around but only see the trunk–dark tree trunks. Wolves are searching?? Feels like the wolves are searching for me, maybe?? They are definitely on the hunt for something! But I feel like I’m hidden from them even though I am close to where the wolves are walking. Wolves are black or very dark in color).
No purchase against you
We see thy distraught mind
Walk in faith
The man who calls himself gold will fail
fall off his horse
It will keep thee warm in days of sorrow
No one listens anyway, do they?
You will know the time to act. Until then, be silent.
Take when time is ripe.
Do not dally or all will be lost.
Heed these words. You are marked for glory.
A bright path will come to thee.
They cannot put asunder what we have built though they will try
(***End of AWR answers here***)
Now. This is part of an actual reading I did for myself many years past. I cut & pasted the question and answer straight from my saved document.
Here is some personal info on me that relates to the AWR example above, so you can see just how much this particular AWR predicted:
At the time I did this AWR, I was working for a government organization.
I did the reading in early October. In the last week of October, a new supervisor was thrown into my unit with no notice to anyone. He had golden-blond hair & in March of the following year, during one of the times he threatened me, he actually said the words, “I’m the (head honcho’s) golden boy. You want to complain, go ahead…” (refer back to: ‘the man who calls himself gold..“)
Within a month of Blond dude being my supervisor, I realized he didn’t like me, but neither I, nor any other member of the unit, could figure out why. I hadn’t even known him before he came to my unit. I was one of the top investigators in our agency and in my field, but this guy was constantly telling me how inept I was even though he had never even been an investigator. It was weird.
By January, I started realizing that Blondie, along with the other supervisor in my unit (who had never had a problem with me before), were trying to get me fired. Blond supervisor didn’t care who knew that he wanted me gone; he was just that blatant. Those two supervisors were so focused on finding something to get me on, it was just …wild. They ended up being partially successful; I transferred to another unit. I left that agency two years later on my own terms. As to the reasons why Blondie hated me–I later found out that he disliked women and he hated women who were outspoken, blunt and ‘aggressive’, even more. And yes, I am very much a plain spoken person and no, I rarely held my tongue when I saw something was wrong. The field I was in could be considered ‘aggressive’ by nature and very few women do that job. There hasn’t been another female under Blondie’s supervision since I left his unit almost a decade ago. So there ya go *shoulder shrug*.
*** What’s so bad is–the Angels had warned me of what would happen to me via this AWR before I ever even met Golden Boy. Had I just went back and read this reading when “golden boy” first became my supervisor, those ‘wolves’ never would have even had the partial success they had. It was my own lax attitude toward the AWRs and my over-confidence about my status and job security that allowed those supervisors the opportunity to harm me to begin with. I’d been doing these AWRs for so long that sometimes, I would just do one, save it, and never even read what I wrote. lol @ myself…I didn’t even think to look at any of my readings until after I was already in the middle of events that I no longer had the power to stop, even if I wanted to. Hindsight is so 20-20!
So learn from my mistake–If you’re going to do an AWR, take time to dissect it, figure out different possible meanings, and then remember it for when it becomes relevant in the future!
I’m not going to put the whole reading out there, but with the info I gave on myself, you can go back through the auto reading and see where I was warned. Pretty cool, huh?
Now, here are some other things to note about the AWR question and answer above:
* Notice that I addressed my question to the Angels. This is just my personal preference. The Angels talk to me (even when I don’t listen, lol) and the readings I give clients are done by going through the Angels. Whatever your belief system is, address your question to that entity. If you do not wish to ask another entity, you can say “Higher Self, what do you want…”. If you do not know what a Higher Self is, it is your direct, personal telephone line connecting to the Supreme Being within your belief system.
* Notice that some of the words are not actually spelled correctly in the AWR–like when I wrote “oar.” The only word I initially heard was “oar” so I didn’t know if the Angels meant “oar”, as in a boat oar, or if they meant ‘or’, as in, this or that. But you can see where the words “dont bee oar Sound rude You wil lose much” ended up making a coherent sentence when put together, even though it was 5 different lines in the AWR. So this is what I meant when I was telling you not to worry if a strange/bizarre word popped into your head and to just write it down when you hear it and then move on–b/c it will make sense later.
* Notice that some of the words are misspelled. And that’s okay. No points are deducted for bad grammar or misspelled words.
* Notice that there are periods at the end of some words/lines but not at others. I have no clue what this means nor do I know why that happens, but it always does. The same thing happens with what appears to be random capitalization of words, apostrophes in words like “don’t” and with misspellings. It’s one of my unique, individual patterns. The more you do AWRs, you will notice that you have individual patterns and oddities, as well.
* Notice that some of the words are no longer in use in the 21st century unless we are performing a Shakespearian play–like thee, thy, or thou–and that’s okay too. It’s also kinda cool when it happens, because that is pretty much irrefutable proof that you didn’t make up the reading that you ended up writing out.
* Notice the words I put in parentheses. Here’s why: because the automatic writing comes to you ‘automatically,’ without your conscious help, all of the words on the page are not really yours. Those words belong to your Angels, your guides, or whatever deity you call upon to answer your questions for the automatic writing reading. Even your ‘Higher Self’ would be considered a separate entity since it is separate from who you are (and what you know) consciously. So when I want to add a personal conscious note, I put it in parentheses; that way, when I go back over the reading months or years later, I know what the Angels said, versus what I added in to the reading.
* Notice that the words in parentheses are actually the description of a picture that flashed before my mind’s eye as I was writing out the group of words next to where the parentheses start. Some people will have pictures flash in their mind while doing these type of readings for themselves and others won’t. If you do not get any pictures, don’t worry about it! It could be because you’re not relaxed and/or experienced enough to realize the picture you saw, or it could be that you are more of an audio-type person, in which case you will always hear the words, but will never see them (different strokes, different folks, don’t stress over it).
* Notice that inside those parentheses, along with describing the picture, are the words “it feels …”. That is because when I was seeing the picture, I felt those feelings in regards to some parts of that picture. If you get feelings, regardless of what the feeling is, write it down. So saying, if the word “storm” pops into your head, and as you are typing out the word ‘storm,’ you get a quick feeling of sadness, write down, “storm” (for some reason, when I heard this word, I felt sad). After doing so, move on; wait for the next word or group of words to come and keep writing!
* Notice that the predictions you are given in AWRs are not plain-spoken, blunt warnings. There is no, “there will be a blond man named _____ who will become your supervisor. He is a petty man with a large ego and is the brother-in-law of the head of your agency. He hates women and feels the need to compete with you. He will try to get you fired just to show you and everyone else who is king of the hill!”
Yeah….those kind of blunt, lay-it-all-out-for-you answers are rare. If you get one (and I have, rare though it’s been), pay the hell attention to it!!! Now. With this answer that I got from the Angels in the above example, had I been paying attention to what They were telling me, or had I even read over the reading after I wrote it (rather than just save the docu and close it out), I would have seen that there were some things I needed to ask another question about. You can do that. If, after going through your reading, you find you have a question about the answer, formulate your question to ask for details and start the AWR process all over. I can tell you that doing another AWR to ask questions about answers is something that is better undertaken after you have some experience in AWRs. Why? B/c in doing AWRs, you unconsciously form a habit of being able to relax into that meditative state I was talking about–the state where you are not actively thinking, so the words that come forth for you to write down come from that Higher Source. Because it is possible for you to consciously tell yourself words, but if you follow the steps I gave in the other entry, after doing a few AWRs, you’ll be able to tell the difference in when it’s you telling you to write down the word, and when the word just popped in your head out of the blue, with no help from your conscious mind.
Okay! That’s all the “notices” I have to give you on the example. I hope you’ve found them interesting and helpful!! Please feel free to write to me any questions or comments you have. I am always happy to help!
Peace & Grace to You!
oh, p.s.–in the example above, part of the answer was that I could take action if I wanted to. If you’re at all curious (as I always am!), the action I could have taken was to sue the agency and the individuals for discrimination and harassment. It was a clear cut case & all but one of the guys in my unit took me aside at different times to tell me that not only should I sue, but that they’d testify on my behalf. (you think that was the Angels trying to show me the times when I would ‘know to act’? I do. There were other signs too, but those were pretty blatant signs). Also, the bright light spoken of in the answer–I left the agency to pursue the spiritual work I do full time. And no, they didn’t break me, though they damn sure tried, so the last line in the answer that says they cannot break what the Angels have built, was also correct.
So very interesting it all is, huh?
All those emotions, all those mood swings…
It is my belief that Empathic skills and Clair-sentience are the most prevalent psychic gifts in our society. It is also my belief that these two gifts are the ones that most often go unidentified by the people who have them and even by other psychics (a true psychic normally recognizes the energy of another psychic). I often wonder how many people who have been diagnosed with depression or anxiety disorders are actually Empaths or Clairsentients.
*** VERY interesting side note here: It is my belief that many unidentified (or even identified) Empaths & Clairsentients also have addictive behaviors like food, drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc. This, I believe, is because the addictive behavior is an outlet for the emotions these unidentified gifted people have but can’t deal with–so they find another outlet for it and the addiction momentarily allows them to ignore what they don’t understand and don’t like feeling.
The most obvious sign of being a Clairsentient is when you are emotionally attached to someone; you can “feel” them, even at a distance. Even if you and the other person are at odds with one another, or maybe you’ve even ended your association with one another, you will still continue to feel them and feel a connection to them. In times when the person you are connected to may be going through emotional highs or lows, you will still feel them.
The best way I can describe it is: thoughts of that person will suddenly come to you, out of the blue. The thoughts will come to you as a sudden onslaught that you can’t get rid of, even though part of you may want to. Unless you take steps to sever the spiritual/energetic “tie” you inadvertently created during your association with this person, such occurrences will continue without warning. They can continue for years.
Clairsentience and Empathic skills are closely related but differ slightly.
The most obvious sign of being an Empath is when you are around other people, you take on the feelings of the people around you. If you are in a good mood and come into contact with someone who is sad, you will suddenly–inexplicably–become sad yourself. People unconsciously seek out Empaths. It is almost like the energy of a person who is in some sort of pain recognizes the energy of one (an Empath) who can relieve that pain. And the wounded will gravitate toward their cure (without being consciously aware they are doing so).
If you are someone people find it very easy to talk to (ie: “dump on”), you have Empathic traits. If you find yourself wanting to “fix” everyone else, but ignore your own needs, this too, is the sign of an Empath. If you find it easy to figure out other people’s emotions but largely ignore your own, this is yet another sign of an Empath.
Empaths are naturally sensitive emotionally. They take on the emotions of people around them.
Empaths also have difficulty expressing their emotions to other people. They largely keep what they feel to themselves. They are the “sacrificial lambs” of society. A lot of times, in their relationships (to include romantic, friendship, familial, professional), Empaths will be the one’s who sacrifice, get used, abused, or enable the co-dependent. Unless an Empath takes steps to prevent it, they will draw the short straw in every relationship they have.
Here are the traits of an Empath. (See if any of these sound familiar to you. If they do, I recommend researching how to control the skill):
* Random mood swings even though you have no idea why. You search for possible reasons why you may be feeling the way you do and attach labels that don’t really fit.
* In crowds, your emotions run high and change often–you get anxiety-ridden, panicky, frustrated, angry. You may want to be in a large crowd, but every time you are, you end up feeling tired (and it’s because you emotionally run a marathon of different emotions).
* People seek you out to confide in you
* People like being around you, but every time they are, they end up talking about their problems/issues while your problems/issues are rarely spoken of, if at all.
* You have a need to make everyone feel better/feel happier and you take steps to that end
* You somehow just “know” what people need to hear in order to feel better about themselves
* You have difficulty expressing your own emotions and much prefer to focus on someone else
* You often ignore people’s bad treatment of you–explaining it away because they need you, and on some level, that’s enough for you.
* You are the natural healer, helper & you always sacrifice for others. You NEED to help people.
* You are a magnet/receptacle for negative energy. Not because you started out feeling negative, but because people around you need a place to put their negative energy (and there you were, ready to receive it!).
* You don’t like feeling bad/down/negative/sad, but you feel resigned & believe it to be part of your lot in life
* You are the natural animal lover! You love animals–they make you feel happy and a love that feels like pure innocence.
* You are a “nature baby.” Being in the country, by the water, at the beach, a good rain storm, etc.–anything to do with nature brings you a sense of peace you simply crave.
Here are the traits of a Clairsentient (Clair-sen-tee-ent):
* You are highly sensitive to your surroundings. They cause swings in your emotions.
* When you go some place where large crowds are, you often get headaches, feel nauseous, or have other physical reactions
* If you go to places where violence, illness or extreme sadness has happened, again, your mood swings violently in direct proportion to what has occurred. You will also probably get throbbing headaches.
* You have an almost unreasonable desire to avoid going near or into places like hospitals, cemeteries, prisons, jails. You may even become a bit panicky if you have to go near them.
* You can “feel” the presence of spirits, but you don’t understand what you’re feeling nor do the spirits present themselves to you–you can just feel something “odd” when you are in a place where a spirit might be. (this is b/c you don’t have the gift of Mediumship which would allow you to see/speak with the spirit, but you can still feel the energy of the spirit that is present)
* You touch other people’s belongings and your emotions begin to inexplicably change
* You go to other people’s homes and your emotions begin to inexplicably change. You may even attribute it to not liking the people, but have no definitive reason why you don’t like them, you just don’t!
* You think of someone who is not around you, and you inexplicably know how they are feeling
* You think of someone who is not around you, and you inexplicably know something good or something bad is going to happen to them (this is knowing how that person will feel in the future, but if you do not have the gift of clairvoyance, you will not know what the event will be, you will just know how they are going to feel about it whenever “it” happens)
* You have the weird talent of “distance healing.” (and probably don’t know it, lol). You talk to someone over the phone and they feel better whereas you feel worse. Or, you think of someone at a distance and begin to feel worse. You later talk to this person and find out they were thinking of you and felt better afterward.
* You can feel other people’s pain. You even feel the location of the pain on their body. Sometimes you will take on that feeling within your own body (and it freaks you out, lol).
Most of what you’ve just read doesn’t sound overly positive, does it? Now do you see why the “gifts” of being Clairsentient and/or Empathic are both a gift and a curse? These two gifts actually can be very positive, if recognized and channeled properly. A positive aspect of Empaths and Clairsentients is that they can pick up the positive emotions people have and “siphon” those positive emotions off of others and begin to feel positive themselves. Siphoning other people’s emotions off of them is what an Empath or Clairsentient does anyway, so why not derive some enjoyment out of it by siphoning the positive rather than just the negative? After all, it does not harm the other person if you begin to feel good / happy, nor does it take away the other person’s happiness or joy.
Also, after having read all of the aforementioned, one can see where some people who have been diagnosed with depression or anxiety or a panic disorder could have been misdiagnosed. I am not a doctor by any stretch of the imagination, nor am I suggesting you stop taking your medication if you are on any. What I am suggesting is that you do some research because you may just find there’s not anything “wrong” with you other than you were given a gift that no one ever told you that you had. You also may find yourself on a new path–one of peace and happiness.
We Empaths and Clairsentients are the healers of the world. Society needs us. The gifts given to us were given for a greater purpose than our own personal lives. It is not often “fair” that we have these gifts. It isn’t even “fun,” for the most part, unless you can come to an understanding of your purpose and be at peace with it. You were chosen. It’s that simple.
Once realized, the gifts seem to cause you to start a path for the “greater good.” Again, it doesn’t seem fair. However, if you have these gifts and refuse to acknowledge them, your life will continue to be riddled with sadness, depression, loss, and negativity–where you always seem to end up “the loser.” So if you recognize yourself in either of the descriptions above, I implore you to seek knowledge on how to control your gift so you can live a life of peace and happiness rather than upset and loneliness. There can be balance. Seek it.