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50 Spiritual Journal Prompts for Self-Discovery

Writing is a powerful tool that enables you to release thoughts and feelings and discover new insights. Many people find it easier to address thoughts and concerns in a journal. By putting pen to paper, you can discover your own thoughts and feelings without the judgement of another person. This brings about a sense of freedom that allows you to reflect without constraints or distractions.

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One of the most important aspects of your spiritual development is your ability to discover and learn about yourself. Journaling is a way to help you do just that. By writing down your spiritual discoveries, you will be able to reflect on them at any time and use them as a guide for future thoughts and feelings.

Allowing yourself the opportunity to explore your own spirituality will also allow you the opportunity to grow, change, and evolve into the person that you feel called to be. This will also help you become more in tune with your own personal energies and to bring about positive change. Writing prompts are similar to meditation prompts in that they encourage you to go inward, reflect on your life, and discover new insights about yourself.

Using a journal prompt is not the only way to write in your journal. Sometimes, you may feel inspired to simply begin writing about something that is currently on your mind, or you may feel motivated to write about a particular topic. However, using a little inspiration from a journal prompt can be helpful from time to time.

Here are some spiritual journaling prompts to help inspire your writing.

Spiritual Journal Prompts

  1. Spirituality means something different for everyone. Write about what it means to you personally.
  2. What makes you feel spiritually connected?
  3. Since becoming more spiritual, how has your life changed? Has your life become more fulfilling or easier in any way?
  4. Think of a significant spiritual experience you have had to date. How did the experience change you?
  5. What are some ways that you will grow your spirituality in the future?
  6. What steps can you take to become even more spiritual than you already are?
  7. What is one thing that you would like to learn more about on your spiritual journey?
  8. What is one way in which you can become more in touch with your intuition?
  9. What is your favorite thing about your spiritual journey thus far?
  10. How has spirituality helped you to become closer to other people?
  11. What are you interested in learning more about, exploring, or experimenting with?
  12. What inspires you spiritually? What brings you to a place of peace and happiness?
  13. Write about a time when you felt especially connected to the divine or another being/entity/energy, etc.
  14. Write down all of your beliefs in the divine. What do you believe about love, life, and our world? How does this belief system affect your daily life?
  15. Write about the amount of peace you have in your life, and what could make it even better.
  16. Write about how your daily life is when you are in a state of peace. What do you notice and feel? How does it affect the rest of your day?
  17. What are three things you’ve been meaning to do, but haven’t gotten around to yet?
  18. Write about a time in your life when you felt the most alone, and how you filled that loneliness.
  19. What are three things you love about yourself? What are three new things you’d like to learn about yourself?
  20. Make a list of things you do for yourself because it makes you happy. Then make a second list of spiritual activities that have helped to bring peace, clarity, and harmony into your life.
  21. Write about what is important to you at this moment in time.
  22. What have been some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced lately? How have they affected your spiritual path? Have any of them changed your perspective or way of life?
  23. Write about a time when you felt incredibly close to another person. What made it so special?
  24. What is a new experience you would like to have in the near future? How will your spirituality help you bring this about?
  25. What are you grateful for in your current situation?
  26. Make a list of all the things you’re afraid of. What are the reasons behind those fears? Can you find a way to let go of them or at least to accept them as part of your life?
  27. Make a list of questions you would like to ask someone in your life who has passed on. What would you like to know? How might you use this information?
  28. In what ways has experiencing pain helped you to grow?
  29. What are some of the most beautiful experiences you have ever had? How did they make you feel?
  30. After losing someone close to you, how have you found ways to connect with them again?
  31. What are three motivations for your spiritual journey? How have they changed or evolved since beginning your spiritual journey?
  32. What are your top three priorities in life at this moment? How can you bring more spiritual alignment to these activities and goals?
  33. What is a time you felt a deep connection to a stranger?
  34. What advice would you give someone who has recently found their spiritual path, but feels overwhelmed and unsure how to continue?
  35. What has been one of the most challenging moments of your spiritual journey so far? How did you get through it?
  36. What is one experience you’ve had with your intuition that was especially powerful?
  37. Write about a time when you felt loved or loved someone. What was so special about it?
  38. What is one piece of advice that you think someone just beginning their spiritual journey should know? Why do you feel that way?
  39. What is your favorite spiritual practice? Why do you find it so helpful?
  40. How has being sick changed your perspective on life or spirituality, for better or worse?
  41. What are your top three spiritual goals for the next month/year/five years? What can you do today to start making headway on them?
  42. Write about a time when you had to make an important decision. Where did you find your guidance?
  43. What is something that has helped you connect to spirit in the past?
  44. What is something you’ve done recently that has brought you and your family closer together?
  45. What are the most significant spiritual goals that you have for yourself? What steps can you take to be closer to fulfilling them?
  46. Make a list of some things you are grateful for right now. This can be anything, even the smallest things. If you can’t think of anything, it is perfectly fine to start with 3-5 things and add more as time goes on.
  47. Imagine a world where everyone is forgiving and does not judge anyone for their thoughts, ideas, or actions. What would this world be like? Describe in detail.
  48. Think about your life in 5 years. What are you doing? Where are you living? Who are the important people in your life at that point?
  49. Make a list of all the things that make you happy. Then list all the things that don’t make you happy, but are part of your life at this time. Finally, make a third list of the things you’d like to add to your life that would make you happy.
  50. What is a story from your childhood that you feel is important to share? Why does this story stand out to you?
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By journaling about your spiritual journey, you will be able to slow down and enjoy the little things in life. The more you journal, the more you will be able to reflect on all the blessings in your life, and how it is possible for you to have so much, even if it may not always seem like it.

You are more than the problems you face every day. You are a spiritual being having a human experience, and your spirituality can help you cope with those problems. Allowing yourself the opportunity to explore those problems from an unbiased perspective can give you a sense of peace and clarity that may be hard to achieve otherwise.

Sometimes, all you need is a little compassion for yourself, and the ability to look at life from a new perspective. Through journaling about your spiritual journey, you can discover that perspective for yourself. Hopefully, these journaling prompts will help inspire you on your journey!

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