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So do all of you keep a journal?

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If you keep a journal, then what do you personally put into your journal?
I have several sections, the first three entries the day line (Day, mm/dd/yy, planet associated, planet color to look for that day), moon phase, planetary transits.
Then I have several physical and mental categories including mood, depression and anxiety levels.
Then meditations, visualizations, energy, protection, tools, adorations, rituals, tarot stuff, and reading notes.
I wonder if my journals might be viewed one day such as mss files are today :)
 

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I don't really journal often at all, but I have a notebook where I keep certain things I want myself to remember. Mainly any big spells or herbal shit I try out. For these, I also like to jot down a little "after" section of what the results turned out being.
I've also written down stuff about individual herbs, names of angels I've discovered, divination results and important visions. It's mainly all for myself, though sometimes it is nice to wonder what somebody centuries from now would make of it all.

Another thing I do to my notebooks that probably isn't common, is make a little pocket to keep paper talismans in. It's just pretty convenient for storing them long-term.
 

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I don't keep a daily diary, I've tried a couple of times and found it too much of an effort that didn't have a point... I wouldn't read back what I did last week let alone years ago. :) What's done is done. If I want data for tracking I make a special journal, like, for food sensitivity issues.

I do keep a notebook for ceremonial workings, one for dream-work and one for my remote viewing sessions. I sometimes do a dedicated journal when I do a path-working or work my way through a book or current. I like to record converastions when I get them. For these notebooks, I leave a page at the front for contents and number the pages as part of closing out the journal, or they'd be useless as well. The date is less important to me than the results.
 
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Gotcha. I need to keep a diary, its the only structure, foundation, and accountability I currently have for myself.
I do like the idea of separate journals. I was going to start them for all areas, divination, alchemy, etc on to rituals, dreams, and workings.
The issues I still struggle with are spirit communication and general proof of magic. Perhaps Al is right, perhaps I should make rituals for comic purposes observable only to me. Or, perhaps the stoic grumpy old sages were right, and it should be taken seriously.
 

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Gotcha. I need to keep a diary, its the only structure, foundation, and accountability I currently have for myself.
I do like the idea of separate journals. I was going to start them for all areas, divination, alchemy, etc on to rituals, dreams, and workings.
The issues I still struggle with are spirit communication and general proof of magic. Perhaps Al is right, perhaps I should make rituals for comic purposes observable only to me. Or, perhaps the stoic grumpy old sages were right, and it should be taken seriously.
I think it's all good.
I mean, there's no "shoulds", I don't think... there's just what works for you, and that's ok, isnt it? You don't have to match what everyone else does.

I'd say, why not try it all ways, how else will you find out what works for you? Why not have serious fun? :D

Some people love routines and find them freeing because you don't have to think about making the decision to do them, some, like me, find routines confining and restrictive, and will actively fight them. For me, it's the fastest way to get me to self sabotage.

But left to my own devices it just all falls into place, because I'm doing what I want to do towards a specific goal as efficiently and as quickly as I want to hat fits with everything else I'm up to. I don't normally do my research linearly anyway, I sort of spiral around subjects going a bit deeper each time I pass through, and often finding one would inform the others... bonus. Used to drive my routine loving, linear thinking ex nuts :D. They'd be like, "pick a thing and do it until it's finished!", and I was all "nah, it'll be fine".
 
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A mess of unorganized and scattered things in different notebooks. Screenshots on my phone and emailed to myself, bookmarked pages in books, sticky notes.

One day I procrastinate to organize it all in writing in a nice big blank book. I’m practicing calligraphy with the hopes of getting good enough to actually do a half decent job of it. I’d like to leave my kids a nice grimoire to perhaps add to and pass down
 
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This honestly sounds like the story of my disorganized life, though. :ROFLMAO:
I swear I am going to hand write it all in one nice leather clad book. I’m actually looking at some books for learning to do calligraphy and they’re like those books from grade one to help learn printing where you do the same letter 50 times and the outlines slowly go away so you’re eventually doing it on your own
 

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I swear I am going to hand write it all in one nice leather clad book. I’m actually looking at some books for learning to do calligraphy and they’re like those books from grade one to help learn printing where you do the same letter 50 times and the outlines slowly go away so you’re eventually doing it on your own
Good luck, man. You'd probably do it better, since I can barely write print legibly. XD
 
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