Launching Your Spiritual Autobiography:
When I wrote my spiritual autobiography I tried to organize the forty years of my life into categories that made sense for me. I also used those categories to organize the content of this web site. While this organization made sense for me, it might not make sense for you. You might choose to group the time periods of your life quite differently. It's likely that the headings I chose, which held great meaning for me, won't fit with your journey. Be open to adjusting the content and suggestions you find on Journey on Canvas.
There's no static set of rules for writing a spiritual autobiography. It's a God breathed and God directed experience. That's why I figured it was best to stick to my own experience and trust God to guide yours. What I share here is the best I've got to offer you; what worked for me. I pray that you will be able to find ways to make it work for you.
Ways to reflect on your spiritual journey can take a variety of forms. One way the expression of one's spiritual journey can begin is with a simple commitment to journaling. Within the pages of a journal a journey finds a quiet, private place to be explored. Some journal using words, diagrams, photographs, sketches, quotations, scripture or memorabilia as a springboard for writing. In my case, I used my own artwork to guide me as I shared. Some journeys are documented in chronological order with the writer exploring the mountains and valleys of their spiritual journey using family photographs and letters. These are just a few of the many ways to organize one's spiritual autobiography. Regardless of your approach, journaling can help you begin telling your own story so you and others can experience life change.
If you choose to journal you will likely discover themes that weave though your journey. These themes can be used to help organize the journey and help the spiritual autobiography take form. A great tool for uncovering the major themes of a journey are really good questions. Questions that help the journey be seen from beginning to the end, questions that make us consider what we value and questions that give us a good look at what we believe can help a storyteller decide how to best tell their story.
You can use this website to assist you as you seek an expression for your spiritual autobiography. It's full of questions, examples and suggestions for sharing your story. All you need to begin sharing your journey is a journal, a pen, a prayerful heart and a willingness to honestly explore what you will find on these pages. May your journal become a place to see God's constant presence in your life, experience the healing touch of your creator and discover an avenue for sharing your God experience with others. May He be with you on this exciting journey!
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