Written By Liz Oakes
Automatic writing is a form of channeling, where you allow a higher power to create or guide the words that you write.
It is a psychic gift and one of the easiest types of psychic communication abilities to develop.
It involves allowing Spirit, the universal mind or your higher self to simply flow through you. This will work regardless of whether you hand write or type.
Channeled writing is a very effective way to channel spirit, as it comes directly to your hand from spirit.
Many people prefer to hand write, and doing daily writing in a specific journal is helpful. Combining regular meditation with it is the best way to assist the process.
The best way to get started with automatic writing is to buy a journal, and write in it daily. By having a special book devoted to this, spirit recognizes your feelings of dedication to the task.
If you are meant to develop the ability to channel spirit it will happen, if you are committed to this daily activity.
Even if when you start you may feel a lack of trust in yourself as you continue daily, and read what comes through, you may develop a greater degree of belief that you have this gift.
By making a point of writing in your journal every day, this is the way that many people get started.
If you do this at the same time each and every day, it will work best. Be respectful of spirit.
If you make a regular time with spirit, it allows them to be there, and if you cannot do it for any reason send up a short prayer, thanking them for being there, if you are not going to make it.
White light yourself before starting any type of spiritual practices. You may like to make the room more spiritual by lighting candles, but it is not really necessary.
It is entirely your own preference, but it is nice to place crystals in the area.
Stones like the lovely Labradorite Crystal Ball shown here will also help you to open up gifts that aid your ability to communicate psychically.
To begin most people say a short prayer. It is important to say a prayer for protection, and it can be very effective to say one that reflects your personal ideas, and the words you say will of course reflect your own beliefs.
Many psychic development groups use the Lords Prayer and this has a powerful resonance as it has been used for this purpose for so long.
Sit down with your journal in front of you to begin. Let go and be open to it happening.
For some people it feels like normal writing and for others it is like your hand is gripped by a force. Either is fine, and both are correct.
You may choose to type the words and this is highly successful way that many people channel spirit, and is my personal way of doing automatic writing, although I did start with hand writing.
You may find that you begin to feel very relaxed even floaty, this is what happens to me, similar to the way you may be in your daily meditation, as your brain waves slow.
It is vitally important that you use psychic protection methods every day, and it is extremely helpful to have specific highly protective crystals on your body as well.
One of the most effective stones for this purpose is Black Tourmaline. Before you begin automatic writing it is important to do some method of psychic protection, such as a prayer.
Another powerful protection is to shield yourself with a protective cloak before you begin. For more information on this subject, there is a dedicated page on methods to protect yourself.
You may benefit by reading this if you are unfamiliar with how to protect yourself from negative entities and psychic attack.
Having your psychic channel open may leave you open to contact with negativity.
Once you begin to open yourself up to spirit, you need to be aware how important it is that you protect yourself.
You may also find that you become ungrounded, especially if you use any of the high vibration stones.
If you choose a psychic protection stone that is also a strong grounding crystal this will be beneficial.
To help you to develop the gift of automatic writing, doing meditation on a regular daily basis if very effective.
Meditation helps you to work on psychic gifts, as it works by changing your brain waves.
As your brain slows from your normal day to day beta wave to the slower alpha wave, you will find that the flow of information from source will increase.
Two specific areas of the brain, the Amygdala and the Anterior Cingulate Cortex are said to be associated with the evolvement of psychic gifts.
By regularly using isochronic tones, you may activate these areas of the brain, and you may find that your automatic writing abilities develop more quickly, and more smoothly.
You may choose to use any of the crystals mentioned here, by simply holding them in your hand during meditation.
Automatic writing is the easiest way to channel spirit and is said to be claircognizance in the written form.
Later you may find that you begin channeling directly from spirit.
This may be aided by using stones like Shattuckite, a strong stone to aid development of psychic gifts.
As your gifts become stronger, you may begin receiving information from spirit by the direct implanting of thoughts into your brain, directly and immediately.
This is known as psychic knowing, also known as claircognizance, and works in a similar way to how clairaudience or psychic hearing is received.
It is one of the psychic senses, and involves direct contact with spirit, and its definition may be clear knowing, as you know that what you received is totally real and accurate.
Sonia Choquette has been working as a psychic reader, and as a teacher in the development area for many years, so she brings this wealth of experience to her writing.
Although her books cover a range of different aspects, they all take you through the processes that aid you to develop your psychic gifts.
They are all excellent books to help you to place your feet on the path that leads you to develop genuine psychic abilities.
Check out the books shown below, which are excellent aids to help you if you are working on developing psychic abilities, including automatic writing.
Automatic writing use may aid the opening up of other psychic abilities which may help to enhance your life in a variety of ways.
Contacting your spirit guide is one of the first things that is likely to happen. The guidance you receive may come from spirit guides as well as in a variety of other ways, including at night in your dreams.
Many of you will have more than one gift operating simultaneously, as this is very common, and all of these gifts are quite mixed together in many people.
Often you will be using a mixture of different gifts as you open yourself up to allowing these gifts to develop.
It is possible that you may find that this may lead you to find out what your strongest psychic communication gift is.
You may enhance the whole process to develop this gift and others, and aid it to happen more easily and quickly by doing a regular meditation to boost psychic gifts.
As this becomes clearer to you, you may also begin develop your intuition even further, as you find other psychic gifts. Automatic writing is a form of channeling.
If you choose to allow spirit to simply flow through you, you will find that the guidance received will help you in many ways.
Allow spirit to guide the words that you write, and receive amazing insights on how you may move forward in your life, and live the life you always wanted and dreamed of.
The stones pictured and those on the list below are particular crystals that may enhance the process to open yourself up to automatic writing.
Any of the high vibration stones have a level of crystal energy that may be quite potent, and may lead you to develop a range of psychic abilities, including this one.
Many of the stones below are chakra stones for the crown or soul star, and may also be third eye chakra stones.
In addition to the crystals pictured above, other stones known to aid automatic writing includes the following: Blue Spinel, Epistilbite, Gillespite, Gray Scapolite,
Green Obsidian, Hancockite, Jadeite, Linnaeite, Messelite or Sanbornite.
If you would like to discover more about any of the stones on this page, quite a few of them have had specific in-depth articles written about them.
To learn more information about any of the crystals above, you can find out if its been written about anywhere else on this site, by checking the site-map see link at the bottom of the page.
This will assist you to locate what you are looking for.
There are quite a few crystal books available, and it really doesn't matter which ones you read as all will benefit you.
The ones shown below are a few of the ones that I like and can recommend.
All of the authors have been in the crystal industry for many years, and any one of their books are good to have on hand.
I have a large collection of crystal books, as I have a strong interest in hearing how other writers use their crystals.
If you wish to read reviews of my some of my favorite crystal books, Click Here.
The books below are ones that I like and that I personally own.