A woman must have a room of her own…
This wise counsel from author, Virginia Woolf, offers valuable guidance. Guidance that applies to anyone seeking pathways leading to the full expression of her creative heart and soul.
I have come to realize over time, that it’s also important for a woman to have a book of her own, her journal, to use as a personal sacred container. A woman’s journal is a reliquary where she scribes her dreams, visions, questions, and the stories that compose her daily life. It’s also a vessel for her prayers, conversations with God, and soulful exploration.
When a woman is a Soulful Scribe she acknowledges her desire to express the myriad layers that compose her daily life. The Soulful Scribe puts her pen to the page to give words to the hidden wisdom contained in the deepest recesses of her heart.
A woman’s journal provides a map of where she’s been and a forecast for the landscape that lies ahead. Journaling is a private experience, yet, when a community or circle of Soulful Scribes gather there is the opportunity to share, witness, and inspire one another’s journeys.
Today, as I prepare for Spring’s arrival, I’m opening a new journal to a fresh page. My intention is to think of it as my written garden where I’ll plant the seeds of my springtime visions and dreams. Over the months ahead I’ll nourish with my prayers and intentions, what my pen plants upon the pages, as I continue to seek inspiration to grow my wisdom.
As spring begins, I’m also thankful for our new Belle Coeur online Soulful Scribes community. Throughout the year, we will explore, express, and imagine our inner and outer journeys through journaling. Our journals and pens are ready as we prepare to contemplate, scribe, and respond to each monthly theme and daily journal prompts.
I, like Goscelin, the Scribe, in the story of Ink and Honey…
…I long for hours of solitude and stillness to ponder God’s mysteries, to scribe my most private revelations…
Yes, I believe a woman needs a room and a journal of her own as she enters her private world where her inner thoughts and feelings may be expressed upon the page. In this way, the Soulful Scribe grows her wisdom, discovers her true nature, and communes with the Holy One. All of this awaits when the pen is set free within the sacred terrain of a woman’s journal.
Are you a Soulful Scribe?
What is the deepest question you are carrying in your heart?