Automatic writing is a form of channelling, where you allow a higher power to create or guide the words that you write. It is a psychic ability and one of the easiest types of psychic communication abilities to develop. It involves allowing Spirit, the universal mind or your higher self to simply flow through you; channelled writing is a very effective way to channel spirit, as it comes directly to your hand from spirit; this will work regardless of whether you hand write or type.
Preparation for automatic writing
The best way to get started with automatic writing is to buy a journal, and write in it daily; by having a special book devoted to this, spirit recognizes your feelings of dedication to the task, if you are meant to develop the ability to channel spirit it will happen, if you are committed to this daily activity. Even if when you start you may feel a lack of trust in yourself as you continue daily, and read what comes through, you may develop a greater degree of belief that you have this gift.
The process... getting started
By making a point of writing in your journal every day, this is the way that many people get started; if you do this at the same time each and every day, it will work best, be respectful of spirit, if you make a regular time with spirit, it allows them to be there, although in the spirit world - time is nonlinear and if you cannot do it for any reason send up a short prayer, thanking them for being there, if you are not going to make it, white light yourself before starting any type of spiritual practices. You may like to make the room more spiritual by lighting candles, but it is not really necessary, it is entirely your own preference, but it is nice to place crystals in the area; stones like the Labradorite here will also help you to open abilities that aid your ability to communicate psychically. To begin most people say a short prayer or invocation, It is important to say a prayer or invocation for protection, and it can be very effective to say one that reflects your personal ideas, and the words you say will of course reflect your own beliefs; many psychic development groups use the Lords Prayer and this has a powerful resonance as it has been used for this purpose for so long. For example you might say: "Great Divine spirit, I ask for your guidance and protection at this time. May all who come forward be of and from the light; you can ask your guardian spirit to block all negative entities or spirits from being present in this place, then finish with Amen or And So It Is, or so let it be done, depending on what personally feels right."
Sit down with your journal in front of you to begin; let go and be open to it happening.
Allow yourself to feel relaxed, calm and peaceful.
Hold the pen or pencil lightly, ensuring that it feels loose and relaxed in your hand.
Relax your mind, let go of all thought.
Some people also choose to use their non-dominant hand and find that the words flow more easily this way, but it’s okay to use your normal hand.
You may begin by asking questions, and you may choose to write the question down so that you begin the writing process.
Then simply relax and wait for it to happen.
For some people it feels like normal writing and for others it is like your hand is gripped by a force, either is fine, and both are correct. You may choose to type the words and this is highly successful way that many people channel spirit, and for many it is easier to correct and spellcheck than hand writing.
It is vitally important that you use psychic protection every day, and it is extremely helpful to have specific highly protective crystals on your body as well; one of the most effective stones for this purpose is Black Tourmaline. Before you begin automatic writing it is important to do some method of psychic protection, such as a prayer or invocation; another powerful protection is to shield yourself with a protective cloak before you begin, there is details on protection that you may benefit by reading this if you are unfamiliar with how to protect yourself from negative entities and psychic attack. Having your psychic channel open may leave you open to contact with negativity, once you begin to open yourself up to spirit, you need to be aware how important it is that you protect yourself. You may also find that you become ungrounded, especially if you use any of the high vibration stones, if you choose a psychic protection stone that is also a strong grounding crystal this will be beneficial.
To help you to develop the ability of automatic writing, performing a meditation on a regular daily basis if very effective; meditation helps you to work on psychic abilities, as it works by changing your brain waves, as your brain slows from your normal day to day beta wave to the slower alpha wave, you will find that the flow of information from source will increase. Two specific areas of the brain, the Amygdala and the Anterior Cingulate Cortex are said to be associated with the evolvement of psychic abilities. By regularly using isochronic tones, you may activate these areas of the brain, and you may find that your automatic writing abilities develop more quickly, and more smoothly, you may choose to use any of the crystals mentioned here, by simply holding them in your hand during meditation.
Direct Channelling. ...
Automatic writing is the easiest way to channel spirit and is said to be claircognisance in the written form, later you may find that you begin channelling directly from spirit; this may be aided by using stones like Shattuckite, a strong stone to aid development of psychic abilities; as your abilities become stronger, you may begin receiving information from spirit by the direct implanting of thoughts into your brain, directly and immediately, this is known as psychic knowing, also known as claircognisance, and works in a similar way to how clairaudience or psychic hearing is received; it is one of the psychic senses, and involves direct contact with spirit, and its definition may be clear knowing, as you know that what you received is totally real and accurate.