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 who 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 to whom 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 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. 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 and read over what you wrote, you will be able to 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 reasons. So if you are able to type at all without having to look at the keys, I’d suggest typing. Type as slowly as you need to and don’t worry over misspelling words; this isn’t a typing test.
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. I have a very simplistic life with very few questions about what’s coming for me in the future.
5. Position your body: Legs uncrossed. Hands on ‘home row’ (if you’re using a computer keyboard). Take 3 deep ‘meditative’ breaths while focusing your eyes on your chosen focal point.
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 go to the next line down for the next word/sentence you hear. 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 gibberish-y words thrown together, that’s fine.
8. 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.