Diving deep into the waters of self-reflection may cause you to feel resistant or hesitant as uncomfortable feelings can come up. Although this is just where the benefit of journaling lies. It creates an opportunity to perform work with the subconscious also known as the shadow aspects from Jungian psychology. Learn what causes the chakras to be blocked here.
How To Journal Intentionally
Journaling can remain surface level if you do not take the initiative to dig into your emotional and mental layers. It will always provide healing for the throat chakra, our center for self-expression. Especially if you allow yourself to be completely honest and surrender to the process of unraveling your thoughts and emotions.
Trusting in the process and being authentic are key components to intentionally journaling. When you feel emotions come up allow them to flow through you objectively and do not attach a story to them.
A regular meditation practice can help one strengthen the muscles that you use to self reflect and analyze. To begin cultivating deeper mindfulness and to expand not only your self-awareness but ultimately your happiness try this guided meditation for accumulating awareness and tranquility.
You can create a sort of ritual or intention to set the space before beginning this can help focus the mind. Over time this can trigger the mind to instinctually remember the healing benefits of this space when exposed to certain ritual stimulants.
We recommend taking the time to center yourself before beginning journaling. This can be done with a short 5-minute pranayama practice such as practicing an ujjayi breath meditation. This can include burning sage before journaling, lighting candles, playing quiet sound healing music, or even saying a blessing aloud before beginning.
The Chakras and Journaling
Since you are reading this page and have made it this far it is no coincidence that you have healing you can uncover by looking into your Muladhara in Sanskrit or root chakra. You can begin by following these journal prompts.
You can stick to the journal prompts and try one a day or you may skim through the journal prompts and choose one that you feel the most emotion behind when thinking about answering. This can manifest as a prompt you are resistant to or a prompt you feel leads you to unexpressed emotions.
Each of the chakras correlate to specific emotional bodies and aspects. Through journaling, we are able to clear out any trapped or unprocessed emotions within here. Which will create a ripple effect into purifying the physical body as well.
To learn the symptoms of a blocked or imbalanced root chakra click here.
Journal Prompt For The Root Chakra
This may seem counterproductive to write about highly charged emotional scenarios, but writing on paper actually allows you to physically release these emotions from your body.
Also, our bodies and hearts naturally heal themselves and by giving ourselves time to empty out our emotional body, we naturally begin to heal. When writing, you are able to view your experiences from almost a third-party perspective.
The first chakra otherwise known as the root chakra is related to the earth element and has to do with our feelings of safety. This includes financial security and being able to provide for oneself. It also includes physical wellbeing such as health or a healthy home environment.
It relates to your physical needs such as feeling worthy to take up space, capable of having your needs met, strong enough to face life and your connection to material objects.
- Finish the sentence, ” I have felt unsupported when…” or “I have felt worried for my safety when…” allow yourself to finish the sentence with as many instances come to mind. Keep writing on the topic until you feel you have written it all down. You can keep writing the journal prompt with as many experiences that come into your mind.
- How can I better support myself?
- I feel most motivated when?
- Finish the sentence “I have felt/feel incapable of…” after writing out fears attached to this and self-doubts. Write ten times an empowering statement with as many details to it as you can imagine. Respond to your doubts as an incredibly loving friend who can see strengths in you that you don’t always see.
- What am I ready to let go of?
- In what ways do you block yourself from letting go?
- Where do you feel confident in yourself? What are some of your strengths?
Other Sources Of Root Chakra Healing
Journaling root chakra affirmations is another tool you can use to bring healing into the root chakra. You may also enjoy this guided meditation for the chakra healing.
Learn more about the other chakras: