5 simple steps to begin automatic writing

By Melissa Kitto

melissa_blueAutomatic writing (the ability to receive messages from your angels through written messages) is a skill that anyone can develop. It can be an incredibly powerful tool for receiving clear messages from your Angels. Often, after an automatic writing session I look back on what I wrote and say “Wow! I know those words did not come from me!” The messages will reflect the personality of your guides as they come through. If you are searching for answers or guidance on a particularly challenging situation, or just for your life in general – try automatic writing.

When you do automatic writing you are developing your Feeling Gift. Your Feeling Gift is skilled at working with your hands. For those of you that are strong in the gift of Feeling automatic writing will come more naturally to you. But ANYONE can do this! Each time you practice you will have a new and deeper experience. Just go with whatever happens. Don’t allow the analyzing, dissecting part of you to judge – just do!

Step 1: Get clear and relaxed
It’s important to be in a quiet space by yourself so you can tune in to guidance without distractions. I also like to have an attractive journal that I dedicate to my spiritual meditations. Move yourself to the environment that helps you feel most relaxed and balanced within. You may have a special chair that relaxes you, or perhaps you prefer to be outside in nature. Once you are situated, take time to breathe in deeply and relax. Tune out the busyness of your everyday life and look within. Do the Spiritual Cleansing technique if you’ve learned it. This technique relaxes you instantly.

Step 2: Tune in to your Angels
If you have done the spiritual cleansing technique, you’re already tuned in. (Check out the How to Communicate with your Angels e-book to learn this technique) This technique raises your energy vibration to the same high level as your guides. You can also ask them to come close to you by simply saying mentally “Angels, come close to me”

Step 3: Ask what you would like to know
Tell your angels what you would like help with. Make sure you actually say those words in your mind, and don’t just assume they know what you want already. Be very clear because your guides will take you extremely literally! You may have a challenging situation that you are dealing with that you’d like some help with. Perhaps you’d like some guidance on how to best help your teenage son who is struggling in school. Or, you’d like to know how to improve your marriage, or get the promotion you desire at work. Tell your angels very specifically and clearly “I’d like your suggestions about xyz” Or perhaps, there’s not a specific situation that you’re dealing with and you’d just like a general message. Say “Angels, I’d like to receive a message to help me with my life. Tell me what you’d like me to know at this time.”

Step 4: Start writing
Pick up your pen and write whatever comes to you! It’s important not to analyze, dissect or judge anything that comes through. You may notice that your hand is moving on it’s own without you having to think about it. Or you may have thoughts pop into your mind that you very quickly write. The key is to go with whatever happens without holding yourself back!

Step 5: Read and interpret the message
When you have the feeling that the message is complete, stop writing and go back and read what you wrote. Notice the feelings the message inspires in you. Take some time to meditate on what it means to you. You will probably get many additional ideas and insights about how to use this information in a practical way. If you’d like to, please email us the messages you receive from your angels! We’d love to share them in our newsletter.
Practice, practice, practice! The more you use this automatic writing technique the smoother it will become for you. You have the ability to access the wisdom of your team of master souls at any time. Automatic writing is one of the most fun and inspiring ways to do so. Your angels are just waiting to talk to you!


By |2013-04-22T14:11:00+00:00April 22nd, 2013|Angels|17 Comments

About the Author:

Melissa is an experienced spiritual coach who guides you to raise your awareness, heal yourself and align with your unique purpose. She has been working with her inner guidance since age 12 and enabling others to do the same for over 20 years.


  1. Kinnari July 13, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Hi Melissa, I have been reading angel cards since about 5 years, and meditate on angels,and archangel Michael whom I love he most. since last few days I have started auto writing and initially I could see letters like frequency, and could not read, but now my pen is just floating and I write full page everyday. whatever question is in my mind, I ask archangel Michael and he writes the answer. I requested him to write in English. Before starting to write, I request him that only he and his divine power will write thru my pen, and I request him o cover me with God’s and his divine light and then I start writing. But I am getting scared, sometimes, that some other energy doesn’t come in. I also see and notice all signs when I go out, like I see some angel numbers, and sign like Guardian, Angel Broking, GOD, so I feel I am on right path. Please writ any advise for me.

    • marlene May 18, 2015 at 9:48 am

      Don’t ever be scared of good spirit. If you do feel scared then you call archangel Michael. Because god and the angels are pure light n love they can never make you scared. I’ve been reading angel cards and automatic writing for years also. From angels n spirit. N I’ve never been afraid. Before you begin ask archangel Michael and the angels to protect u in their divine white light.not anybody can write because most people don’t believe. Their ego is bigger than their concious. Quiet the ego n feed the soul

      • Melissa Kitto May 19, 2015 at 1:13 pm

        Thanks for your comments Marlene. It is true that as long as you are tuned in to the angels you will always feel positive. Best of luck.

    • Alok awasthi June 11, 2015 at 2:32 am

      i wants also writing and i do more practice in thanks for this way

      • Melissa Kitto June 15, 2015 at 11:21 am

        You’re welcome! I hope it helps you. Let us know how it goes with your automatic writing!

  2. Jackie July 14, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Hello! I’ve been automatic writing for awhile but what’s interesting is that my hand seems to be moving on it’s own! I have a much easier time free writing than typing. Is this something that you find to be common?

    Thanks so much for this article!

    • Melissa Kitto July 27, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      You’re welcome Jackie! It sounds like you have a knack for automatic writing for sure. Those who work highly from the psychic gift of Feeling will be more gifted in that area. I think it makes sense that hand-writing works better for you, because then your hand is truly flowing with the movement of Spirit. We don’t really do that when we’re typing, do we? Enjoy!

  3. shweta agrawal August 1, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    hello,i want to learn automatic writing…i have never done it before..this is shweta from india ..plz help me out..

    • admin August 4, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Hi Shweta,
      I suggest you start with our How to Communicate with your Angels e-book. Practice is the key!

  4. Rajesh August 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Hi,, This is Rajesh from India.My Wife expired in April 2015,It happened to me last week while i was meditating my right hand started moving all of sudden, i asked my daughter to give me pen and a book while my hand was still moving, roughly 15 pages were filled but all garbled, jumbled and scrambled, first i thought it was becoz of meditation maybe some kind of vibration, but to test i sat for another couple of days and tested without meditation and within few mins my hand starts moving on its own but everything is scrambled…wanted to know is this automatic writing, someone is really making me do this…if that is the case how can these scrambled messages be converted to something meaningful.

    • Melissa Kitto August 10, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Hi Rajesh,
      Because the messages are garbled, jumbled and scrambled my guess is that rather than a high soul or angel communicating with you, it is a soul who is stuck or confused. When souls leave the physical body they sometimes stay earthbound because they are confused. They want to heal and sometimes will try to contact us on planet Earth. My suggestion is that you ask for only master souls to communicate with you through your physical body. If this is your wife or another earthbound soul trying to contact you, tell them to follow the lights and go with their angels for healing. Best of luck!

  5. Goldenwarrior September 17, 2016 at 11:42 am

    when i was sitting in my room, I just get a pen and unused notebook and I feel I slept for a while but I know was writing, writing that goes throughly, I didn’t plan it nor scripted nor pausing in writing, I can write for almost an hour straight, nonstop without getting tired . I felt weird, I start write midnight or almost midnight and review those thing in the morning realizing, I wrote this?? it was months passed by and I bumped in this article and now I do now understand

    • Melissa Kitto September 19, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      Amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Amit Butani April 7, 2017 at 1:25 am

    hi I am starting to practice auto writing. I definately feel that my hand is moving. but it just writes two O O and then starts moving. Do I need to write the thoughts that come or should I just wait for the hand to start making words?

    • Melissa Kitto August 28, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Hi Amit!
      Just write the thoughts that come through – it doesn’t have to just be the hand making words. You are channeling that way too. Enjoy!

  7. chris November 21, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I have been writing for a while now and sometimes I feel good about it and other times it is spirit talking nonsense. How do I get the nonsense to stop coming and what is the difference between angels and guides. I have a group that says they are angels and always say positive things, but not really sure if it is truthful or if they are just playing with me. I do not want to disrespect them but I can’t really verify the things I don’t know. Are angels the same as spirit guides, can they be your guides instead of other guides and can they ever take the form of a human, say to incarnate into the earthly world and experience life as a human? Please help me to understand more about the spirit world and the different types of spirit. Thank You!

    • Melissa Kitto November 22, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      Hi Chris!
      You ask a lot of great questions here. If you are picking up nonsense talk you can be sure that it is not angels. There are souls that are of a confused state of consciousness that like to pretend they are angels sometimes. Learning the spiritual cleansing technique will help you to move that out.

      If they are saying positive things, then trust it! It won’t ever really be possible to verify the things you don’t know – it comes down to faith and trust in your intuition. Yes, angels are the same as spirit guides, just a different name for the same thing. We have a personal team of guides/angels and they are the ones that are most important to tune in to first.

      Occasionally guides will incarnate into human form, but not usually. They have mastered planet earth level and don’t need to come back here anymore. Hope this helps! Hope you’ll join our email list at http://www.CommunicateWithAngels.com as I have articles and videos that go into the topics you are asking about!

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