This week’s creative spark is from The Creative Journey, An adventure in self-discovery and healing through art and play by Barb Kobe

The Power of Three

I¹ve recently started using a journaling process that I call the Power of 3. It¹s a wonderful way to connect with your self, your soul and your dreams.

Begin with a cup of tea or coffee, your journal and pen, and gather three books that call to you.  Approach the process with an open mind and an intention of discovery.  The three books or inspirational card decks can be any three you like. I generally use daily meditation books that have a thought, prayer or meditation for each day, like The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie or The Artist¹s Soul by Linda Coons.  Let your intuition be part of your choosing.

First draw a triangle on a page in your journal. Then open to any page in one of your books and find a sentence or two that seems to resonate with you. Position those words in a box at one of the points of the triangle. Do this with each of your three books so you end up with a thought at each point in the triangle.
After writing down the three thoughts, circle key words in each thought.

Then ask yourself,
How are these words connected?
What is the message that is coming through for me?
How does the wisdom from these words help me with a struggle, a block, or letting go?
What kind of insight or awareness comes from these three thoughts?

After some reflection, write a personal affirmation or inspiration in the center of the pyramid.  Use words from the three sentences and always write it as an ³I² statement. To deepen the connection to the statement, try creating a short poem from the process. Here¹s one of mine;

If I give myself
time each day
with my creativity
my dreams, my music,
my soul becomes quiet
I am in my body and am nourished.

The Power of 3 has helped me to do just that…connect with myself, my soul and my dreams.

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