As we embark on writing our spiritual autobiographies, let us approach this sacred task with gentleness toward ourselves. We will not strive for perfection, but rather embrace the messiness and imperfection that is part of all creative endeavors. Our focus will be on writing first for ourselves, not an external audience, allowing our hearts to freely spill onto the page.

We will attune ourselves to the mystery and magic that permeates our ordinary, everyday lives – not just the grand visions or dramatic revelations. The divine whispers to us through small moments: the warmth of the morning sun on our face, the deep purr of a beloved pet, the reassuring hug of a dear friend. By slowing down, we open ourselves to receiving the gifts present in the seeming ordinariness of our days.

As we engage in this process of life-writing, we understand that our stories will shift and change, revealing new layers of meaning over time. The questioning is ongoing, the understandings ever-deepening. We will not rigidly cling to one interpretation, but let our tales befriend us anew with each revisiting.

When we feel stuck, when the words will not flow, we will gently unstick ourselves through freewriting and lowered expectations. For this time, the stakes are delightfully low – no critics to impress, just our souls longing for expression.

Ultimately, through writing our spiritual autobiographies, we are engaging in an act of deep, sacred listening. We listen for the whispers of our own hearts, the echoes of the divine reverberating through our life experiences. With patience and openness, we let our stories organically unfurl rather than trying to force meaning prematurely.

May this process be holy ground where we fall more deeply in love – with ourselves, with the gorgeous complexity of our lives, with the One who lovingly beholds it all. For in writing, we enter into the intimate conversation to which we have always been invited.


Writing a spiritual autobiography requires a gentle, non-judgmental approach where one writes first for oneself rather than an external audience. It is a process of embracing imperfection and messiness, not striving for perfection. Rather than looking only for grand mystical revelations, one should slow down and be open to the mystery and magic present in ordinary, everyday moments. Life stories can be revisited over time, as their meanings shift and reveal new layers through an ongoing process of questioning and deepening understanding. To overcome writer’s block, techniques like freewriting and giving oneself low-pressure, short writing tasks can help quiet the inner critic. Ultimately, the act of writing a spiritual autobiography is an act of deep listening – to one’s own experiences, emotions, the whispers of the divine, and the soul’s longings. It requires patience and openness, allowing stories to organically reveal themselves rather than trying to force meaning prematurely. With a sacred, dialogical approach, writing can become holy ground where one falls more deeply in love with God and God’s love for oneself.

Key Points

1. Writing for an audience can be complicated and add pressure, so it’s important to first write for oneself and have a gentle, non-judgmental approach.

2. Embrace imperfection in the writing process – all great creative acts involve some messiness. Don’t strive for perfection in early drafts.

3. Look for the mystical and magical in everyday small moments, not just large visions or revelations. Slow down and be open to the mystery present in ordinary life experiences.

4. Be willing to revisit and re-interpret life stories over time, as their meanings can shift and reveal new layers. The questioning and deepening of understanding is an ongoing process.

5. To overcome writer’s block, try freewriting for a set time without censoring yourself. Also, make the stakes feel low by giving yourself short, lowpressure writing tasks.

6. Writing is an act of deep listening – to oneself, one’s experiences, emotions, and the whispers of the divine. Approach writing as a sacred dialogue.

7. Have patience and openness in the writing process. Let stories reveal themselves organically rather than trying to force meaning prematurely.