Keeping a Symbolic Soul Clue Journal

Awareness of Symbolic Soul Clues
Awareness of Symbolic Soul Clues

Keeping a symbolic clue journal can be a pivotal part of your self-development and spiritual growth. This article has been augmented, improved and moved to my main website on  Get the full (free) article about symbolic journaling here.

8 Comments on “Keeping a Symbolic Soul Clue Journal”

  1. I had such a journal when I was in my teens… discovered a lot about myself… I think , after raising my children, facing my past and starting on discovering the old me that has been lost along the way…it is time to start my journal again.! I have been thinking of starting one for my grandaughter… all the little things that make her special.. the twinkle in her eyes… the things she says.. how she impacts people even at2 years old with her smile and laughter… I thought I would keep journals like this for her and then give them to her someday when she is older.. to remind her how unique and divine she is!

  2. Hi … I’ve had a journal for as long as I can remember. Looking back on what I’ve written in the past is both enlightening and kind of funny. When I got into blogposting, I thought it would do away with the journaling, but I find there is an entire category of musings that are private (how could I think otherwise?), and so still find their niche in my special notebooks. Plus, I must confess, I harbor a notebook and pen fetish. I think I owned a stationery store in a former life.


  3. As someone who can find the symbolism in just about anything (which is why I was *thrilled* when I stumbled upon your blog! You speak my language, woman!), I’m not sure where to start…

    I have a pagan/shamanic background so I find that often it is clues from nature and animals, the elements that often seek me out to awaken insight in my world.

    A very potent personal symbol for me is the fly – when I see it, I know there is something rather huge I need to pay attention to that I may be overlooking. In their buzz I hear “Pay attention! Pay attention!”

    I actually wrote a little mythic tale about why this came to be, based on real events in my life:

    Kim @redhandferi

  4. I have used journaling for many purposes throughout my life, and believe that it truly opens your eyes and heart to what really touches you it is a great idea!

  5. Great post Avia. I enjoyed reading about your process of perception and distilling meaning in your life. I have many sketchbooks, and I’m always writing and drawing in them, but I think I would like to do it in a targeted way like you’ve done. Cheers.

  6. I’ve started a sort of “Soul Clue Journal” few months ago, to track down how my sense of self unfolds and where it remains ‘knotted’. Now when I’m reading it, I find so many interesting details, impressions, insightful dreams, so many ‘little loves and likes’, overshadowed by some unfulfilled expectations that I set for myself as a worth criterion. What my perceptions confirm, is that change form spheric fortresslike ego-structure, to neutrality of openness grounded and focused by interactive ‘charge’ between my current emotional, rational and spiritual resonances. If accepting is existential expression of cognition, than, to forgive, to let go without giving up, is my ‘creatrix’:)



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