Table of Contents:
What is Soul Catcher 1
How to Use Soul Catcher 2
History of Myself 7
Fears and Worries 21
Anger and Depression 35
Pain and Loss 47
Jealousy and Obsession 61
Dreams and Wishes 91
Joy and Peace 121
Helpful Reading 133
What is Soul Catcher?
Soul Catcher is a guided journal which will help you become who you really are. Through a series of questions, charts and guided artwork you will be able to identify and work through what makes you feel worried, frightened, angry, sad or happy.
Soul Catcher will guide you to access your dreams and wishes, and it will help you to find ways to break through barriers and overcome any blockages which stand in your way. It will assist you to hear the wisdom of your inner voice, and will support you as you define for yourself you own true purpose, and live the life of your choice.
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How to use Soul Catcher
There are no rules for using Soul Catcher. It’s your journal, and you should feel free to use it as you wish. Sometimes you will feel like writing in it, other times, just reading the questions or quotes may help trigger a thought or memory as you work through issues and find solutions to challenges you face.
If you want, you can start at the beginning with “History of Myself,” which provides charts, graphs and questions to help you create a picture of how you became the person you are. Or you can choose a chapter which relates to what’s happening in your life, like ‘Fear and Worries” or “Pain and Loss” if you are hurting inside. Go to “Anger and Depression” if you’re grappling with irate feelings which need to be dealt with (you can even throw the book against the wall if it helps!) or refer to “Jealousy and Obsession” if you need to explore darker aspects of your being and find alternatives to self-destructive behavior. Turn to “Love” if you are hoping for, or in the midst of, a love relationship. The chapter on “Dreams and Wishes” will help you put into words ideas which now may only feel like vague longings. Our chapter on “Purpose” will inspire you to identify and heed the call of your inner voice and our final chapter, “Peace and Joy” will help you celebrate when you are truly living in the flow of life.
Our questions are designed to stimulate your thoughts and feelings. If you don’t like what’s written, paste a sheet of paper on top and ask your own questions. Tailor the journal to your own needs: cut out articles or quotes and save letters or clippings in an envelope and place it in the back of the book. Rip out pages you don’t want anyone else to read and tape the thoughts you really need to heed on your refrigerator.
Try to doodle or draw throughout the book. One of the most powerful ways to get into inner feelings is through the subconscious mind, which means scribbles and drawings are extremely useful in helping you figure out how you feel about your life. Map out your future on paper and make the plans which will transform your ideas into reality. Do this by creating collages of your wildest dreams from photographs, clippings, quotes and old greeting cards. Using these simple forms of art therapy can help you reclaim parts of yourself which may have been hidden for years. Your drawings can help heal deep inner wounds which may have caused destructive and self-defeating behavior. Don’t hold back. Never use the words, “I can’t, I’m not a good artist!”
As you work, take the time to be still and listen inside. You have an inner voice which is your best teacher. Encourage that voice to speak loudly and clearly. As you begin to heed the wisdom of your soul, you’ll see possibilities you never could have imagined. Your spirit will soar, your energy will be uncontained and your heart will sing.
Laugh as much as possible. Toss caution to the wind, take risks with your heart, find the goodness in others and allow yourself to create the life of your choice. In the words of Cat Stevens: “You’re only dancing on this earth for a short time…” So dance your dance loudly, dance it proudly. Dance with great joy and courage – and most of all, dance it with love!
History of Myself
Staring a journal can be a scary prospect. Use this first section to help you get used to being honest with your harshest critic – yourself…
Your journal can be your companion on the voyage inside. Use it to open up your thoughts, your feelings, and your dreams. Don’t worry if what you write and draw sometimes makes you sad. Feel what you feel. Laugh, cry, shout, even if it’s just in the pages of your book. Live fully in the awareness that the journey is truly the destination.
Fears and Worries
Worries consume us. Fears paralyze us. Anxieties, real or imagined, tear way at our confidence, rendering us powerless, afraid even to dream…
Use your fears stepping stones and don’t be afraid to let your light shine brilliantly as you liberate your own true self from the darkness of fear and self-doubting.
Anger and Depression
It’s okay to be angry. It’s normal sometimes to feel hurt and upset, betrayed or rejected. What’s not okay is to let your anger devour you or leave you feeling dejected, depressed, powerless, devoid of energy and hope…
Use your depression as a call to transform your self. Remember your hopes and dreams and use them as you become the person you are meant to be.
Pain and Loss
No one wants pain, whether from illness or injury, rejection or the anguish which follows after the loss of a loved one. We grieve at the destruction of cherished possessions or when deprived of our jobs, and we mourn the betrayal of trust in another person. If we are truly alive, we cannot escape the pain of loss.
Jealousy and Obsession
To become who you really are, you need to release yourself from anyone or thing which has power over you. You are in control of your life, the master of your own destiny.
We all want to be loved. Babies won’t grow without love, and grown-ups shrivel up inside when deprived of it. Love sustains, nourishes, refreshes, and energizes. Whether it is the passionate love of a new relationship, the tenderness of a grown child caring from older parents, the gentleness of a well worn friendship, or the touch of a young mother’s hands on her new baby, love is the highest form of expression. Love is the most powerful force in our lives…
The power of love heals bodies and minds, but most importantly, the human spirit. As you give love to others, love yourself, heal, energize, catalyze and transform yourself into all that you are meant to be.
Dreams and Wishes
Our dreams have power. As we sleep, we process the events of the day, making sense of our lies. If we can tap into our dreams, we can use them to provide insight into our sub-conscious minds. We can harness our dreams to help us overcome challenges in our lives, energize us and give us the wisdom we need to help us follow our own true path…
Dream big dreams. Make huge wishes. (But be careful what you wish for…it will probably happen.) Clearly visualize all that you would like to do – and be. Focus your positive energy on your objective and be receptive to all that awaits you. In the words of the great philosopher Goethe, “Whatever you can do, or believe you can do, begin it now. Genius has boldness, power and magic in it. Begin it now!”
Some people seem to be born with an internal compass. It’s almost like they have their own north star twinkling overhead. But for many of us, it feels like our compass has a broken needle, and our star is hidden under a permanent cloud…
Use the pages of your journal to explore, reveal, shape, refine and define your life’s purpose. Then, set your sights firmly on your own star, keep your compass at hand and bravely follow the destiny you choose to create.
Joy and Peace
“If only I had more money… if only I had the right relationship… if only I could leave… if only my kids stopped fighting… if only I had a better job… if only… if only… then I would be happy!” sound familiar? I spent years believing that true happiness lay outside myself. Buried under the chaos and confusion of my daily life, I yearned for a respite form all that was happening. I ached for peace and the possibility of joy…
Choose to maintain harmony in your life as you take full responsibility for who you are and who you wish to be. You are responsible for every word and action which has created your present and is shaping your future. Radiate peace and joy wherever you go, knowing that what you give to others is what you will receive.
I need to do something completely different.
Do What You Love
Do what you love and the money will follow.
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