Simply put, morning pages are three pages of longhand writing, strictly stream-of-consciousness. They are written in (yes you’ve guessed it) the morning. AND you need to do this EVERY morning, according to Julia. Set the alarm clock half an hour early, take your notepad and pen (or pencil) and write three pages of anything that comes to mind. Just allow whatever is on your mind to empty out onto the page.
But WHY do I need to do this? And why can’t I write on the computer. Writing by hand connects you to your emotions and writing in the morning allows you to write before your ‘censor’, that little nagging negative voice that usually stops you from writing, wakes up.
From this one simple method, your creative and spiritual recovery begins. Hold off the BUT WHY? for now and just do. You will find that ‘guidance’ seems to come from another source than yourself.
‘It is difficult for us to realize that this process of going inside and writing pages can open an inner door through which our creator helps and guides us. Our willingness swings this inner door open. The morning pages symbolize our willingness to speak to and hear God. They lead us into many other changes that also come from God and lead us to God. This is the hand of God moving through your hand as you write. It is very powerful.’Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way