Intuitive writing, or channelled writing, is writing that comes from your own Higher knowledge, or Soul. It can also come from a collaboration between your own Soul and your spirit guides. Often, when you initially write in words that ‘pop into your head’, you might think that it is your spirit guides or Masters giving you knowledge, guidance, poetry or stories, but often is it the voice of your own Soul/Higher Self feeding your personality the words which you then feel compelled to write.
You may have been a writer in many lifetimes, therefore your Soul has all the memories of writing in its memory-banks. Writing, in whatever form, is often an inner impulse, a way to put down feelings and experiences; a way to share experiences; a way to teach. Soul impulses inspire many writers, but those writers do not necessarily recognise it.
When you first channel, the words ‘appear’ in your mind. For me, I hear the first sentence of a piece of writing. This can happen when I am cooking, washing up, reading, doing something where my mind is otherwise occupied. If I am in the middle of something that I want to finish first, the sentence will repeat itself every few minutes, as though I am being prompted to give up and write! I usually have pen and paper handy, as this happens often, so I sit and write the sentence down. As I record the sentence, the next words come in and I ‘see’ the images associated with them. I also feel the feelings, the emotions. It is a multisensory experience, like watching a movie in 3-D.
Because I receive writing this way, usually as chapters in specific books, I get a feeling for which book it belongs to, but sometimes I have to wait for a paragraph, as my ‘mind’ interferes and tries to figure it out beforehand. When that happens, I have to rein myself in and simply listen.
A great deal of trust is involved in this kind of writing. Sometimes, when you are receiving words, it can feel as though they are familiar; that you already know what you are writing and that you are making it all up. But because it is coming through your Higher-Self/Soul it is coming through you and therefore may feel familiar.
Many people do not begin to do this kind work until they have been developing their connection to the Soul Plane, Spirit guides or their mediumistic/healing abilities for years, but some of the most famous books, were written from a person’s Higher Self awareness, but they didn’t recognise it as such. For them, it simply came into their mind and they took note of it. Those books have influenced generations of people, as they were designed to do. Think of JRR Tolkien, Enid Blyton, JK Rowling, Terry Pratchett and others. Each of them had their own way of writing but often the ideas for their stories just ‘popped into their heads.’
Sometimes those stories were not completed for years, but they eventually became entire worlds, peopled with Beings from other dimensions and planes of existence. They awakened us to the possibility of other worlds, other magical realities and that was their purpose: to open our minds to the reality of our greater, Inner Worlds and the world of ancestral archetypes.
Many people have written channelled knowledge. Seth was channelled through Jane Roberts while she was in trance. Neale Donald Walsh wrote Conversations with God. Eileen Caddy too, one of the founders of Findhorn, was a channel for higher knowledge and was a great influence on many people. There are countless others.
Although conscious channellers/intuitive writers are aware of where their writing comes from, what happens when your spiritual knowledge is being written from a fictional place, consciously? How do you follow the advice for new writers, or fiction writers without losing your own connection and way? Intuitional writing comes from an emotionally intuitive Soul place, it is not ‘made up’, therefore it is not a purely mental process. It can’t be planned the same way as other writers plan because you don’t know, from chapter to chapter what is going to happen next.
And that is the difficulty. Your book, or stories, already have their own plan, you are not creating it, therefore much of the advice you read will not apply to you. That can make it very confusing, but there are ways around it.
I will share, post by post, how I started my fictional writing journey and how I eventually published my first book. It was a long – very long – process, but I will break it down into more digestible segments. Hopefully, it will help you become more confident and trusting in the source of your work and your individual process. Sometimes simply knowing there are others like you, who create like you, can make all the difference.