For the last 32 days I’ve been waking up at 6 am and practicing Automatic Writing. I’ve never done anything like this before, both the automatic writing and the waking up at 6 am bit. But over the 32 days I’ve seen and felt a lot of remarkable benefits to this daily morning ritual. There’s a whole ritual that’s involved in Automatic Writing. 10 minutes of meditation, followed by an Intention Prayer and an Invocation Prayer and finally the Automatic Writing part. One of the most important components of this daily practice is the use of Binaural theta brain entrainment music
I found this ritual structure in a book called The Automatic Writing Experience by Michael Sandler. And what I liked about it initially was the structure that he arrived at through trial and error and intuition. I had always had an open mind to these types of topics and ritual practices. My art practice or what I call my Personal Alchemy is basically one big continuous ritual. So, I already was bought into the whole idea from the start. My materialist indoctrination was skeptical at first but once I started that indoctrination fell by the wayside.
One of the things that intrigued me the most was the idea that I could bypass my conscious mind and access a different part of my mind. And by doing so, what’s writing isn’t me or my conscious mind but a different part of me. Long story short Automatic Writing works. It’s been working for me for the past 32 days.
During the invocation prayer I’m calling upon angels, and guides and what I found most interesting was the chance to communicate with my ancestors. Ancestors I’ve never meet who were born, lived and passed away in a land and place I have little to no connection with, that being Guatemala. And so, I went into this Automatic Writing Experience hoping I could connect with them through this daily ritual. And I have and I feel much happier having done so.
I’ve also writing down a lot of cool shit that I don’t think I would ever have written down if it weren’t for this daily ritual. The voice that comes through and is captured on paper is not my own voice, that I know for sure, and its knowledge base is different than mine. The questions I ask are whatever I want them to be, and the responses have been really enlightening.
It’s remarkable because I’ve seen real physical results because of this daily ritual. Its almost like Magic and it is. Magic is real. And I haven’t skipped a day, who knew I needed this to have some discipline. I’ve already written over 300 pages of automatic writing in the last 32 days. But the physical results were unexpected and really life changing.
Almost every day for the past couple of years I’ve had a headache that was located above my ears and around the back of my head. It was a headache halo that would present itself everyday around 12 noon until the evening. I would try everything to get rid of it and nothing would work. It was this consistent nuisance that would follow me around almost every day for years. Right up until about 28 days ago when I just kind of knew what I had to do to remedy this problem.
It started as a vague notion of an idea that it had something to do with the side of my face. Couldn’t say exactly where these intuitions came from before this experience but according to Sandler and now confirmed by my own experience, Sandler states, “Now I believe gut feelings are connected to the angels and guides, but also to our future self.” So, I followed up on these gut feelings and looked to see what that could be about and found out about trigger points that are located exactly where my headache halo was located and ‘on the side of my face’ which turned out to be my jaw hinge.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Sensitive areas of tight muscle fibers can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse. These sensitive areas are called trigger points. A trigger point in a muscle can cause strain and pain throughout the muscle. When this pain persists and worsens, doctors call it myofascial pain syndrome.” Trigger points aren’t really talked about a lot but after years of searching through Automatic Writing I found the answer to this physically bothersome pain. I started to massage these trigger points located around the headache halo and they worked amazingly well. But the pain would come back the next day and I would do the trigger point release massages. The pain and headache would subside until the next day where it would resurface again.
I thought about this some more and my gut feeling told me it might have something to do with how I sleep. Part of the changes that I made alongside waking up at 6 in the morning was that I started to go to sleep earlier around 10 – 11 pm as opposed to what I’ve been doing for years which was more like 1 to 3 am. And I started to listen to pink noise during the night. Even though I visited my dentist, they never informed me that I grind my teeth when I sleep. And I finally made the connection that the reason my headache halo would occur almost daily for the last couple of years was the result of teeth grinding during my sleep. I bought some inexpensive sleeping mouth guards and now the pain is gone. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been living free of this headache halo that has been following me along for years. Seems like a simple enough solution but I doubt that I would have arrived at this solution by my own accord.
There have been other positive changes, the voice or voices that come through during the Automatic Writing ritual are super supportive and encouraging. That’s one way I know its not me writing all these pages because that’s not how I talk to myself during my conscious state. Whether you believe in Angels, or the spiritual world doesn’t matter because they’re real and the spiritual world is as real if not more real that the material world you and I live in. During these past 32 days I’ve gotten solutions to pesky problems, I’ve gained new perspectives on myself and others, and have found new ways of dealing with this material world.
In conclusion and to summarize, for about 40 to 50 minutes every day for the past 32 days I’ve been waking up at 6 am and engaging in this extended ritual and communion with the spirit world. I’ve thanked God or a higher power (I thank God, you can choose otherwise) and have invocated everything from Archangels to my Ancestors to my Guardian Angel for guidance and answers and they’ve more than responded accordingly. I’ve turned a kind face to the spirit world, and it’s responded loud and clear. There is no question in my mind that what I’m engaged in during this automatic writing ritual is real and there’s nothing my materialist indoctrination can do to change that fact. Having found this invaluable tool to commune with the spirit world which includes my ancestors, it’s a daily practice I plan to subscribe to for the rest of my life. There’s no turning back now. No half-measures. I’m plunging headfirst into this new reality. Bye Bye