Journaling to Access Your Inner Wisdom


Sometimes I use an oracle card as an image journaling prompt.

These journaling prompts were inspired by pulling the oracle card Wisdom from the Self-Care Cards deck by Cheryl Richardson.

The message of the card is:

Let go of the need to control. Trust in the wisdom of a divine plan.


Journaling prompts to access your inner wisdom

Question prompts
  • What do you know for sure?
  • What are you most in need of?
  • What is working well for you?
  • Who or what do you need to let go of?
  • What has been your biggest opportunity or blessing?
  • What has been the most important lesson you’ve learnt?
  • Who has been your most valuable teacher?
  • What obstacles have you overcome? Who or what helped you?
  • In what areas of your life are you feeling hesitant or being held back? Who or what is holding you back?
  • In what areas of your life do you need to make some changes?

You can work through the prompts in the order they’re listed, choose the ones that you’re most drawn to or, start with the ones you feel the most resistance to.

You can add the “…so far this year/month/week” to the end of any or all of the prompts above if you want to focus your journaling.


Quote prompts
  • “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
  • “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” — Oprah Winfrey
  • “You are the designer of your destiny; you are the author of your story.” — Lisa Nichols
  • “It isn’t where you come from; it’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald
  • “Do what you were born to do. You just have to trust yourself.” – Beyoncé Knowles

Quote prompts can be a good alternative to questions.

Simply write about what a quote makes you feel or any thoughts or memories it triggers.


Journaling is a powerful tool that encourages us to regularly check in with ourselves and hopefully, these prompts will help you to access your inner wisdom.


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