Journaling can be an incredibly potent mirror into your subconscious and emotional body or it can remain surface level. The depth and benefit you can reap from it is up to you.
In this article, we will guide you on the steps and approaches you need to take in order to get the most out of journaling. Then we will look at how we can use it to heal the throat chakra specifically.
How To Intentionally Journal
Journaling is a powerful tool to self-analyze and self-reflect. Being quiet with your thoughts, confronting suppressed emotions, and being completely and totally honest with yourself can seem overwhelming. We may even find resistance and hesitancy to begin writing because of this.
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 within Jungian psychology. Learn what causes the chakras to be blocked here.
Journaling intentionally will always provide healing for the throat chakra, no matter what topic you are writing on. 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 as this can help focus the mind. Over time this can trigger the mind to instinctually remember to let its guard down 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 Anuloma Viloma. 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 throat chakra, orVishuddha in Sanskrit. 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 correlates to specific emotional bodies and aspects. Through journaling, we are able to clear out any trapped or unprocessed emotions within here. This will create a ripple effect in purifying the physical body as well.
To learn the symptoms of a blocked or imbalanced throat chakra click here.
Journal Prompt For The Throat Chakra
This may seem counterproductive to diver deeper into 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 fifth chakra otherwise known as the throat chakra is related to the ether element and has to with our self-expression. It holds our voice physically and metaphorically. What we choose to speak into existence, what we choose to share about ourselves, and how we identify ourselves originate from this chakra.
This energy center is where our truth lies and gives us the gift of being able to share our unique voice with the world. Our listening and communication skills stem from this chakra.
This chakra relates to being able to clearly communicate both verbally and nonverbally, speak up when necessary, have an open mind to others viewpoints, and satisfaction within our career.
This chakra relates to healing people-pleasing, watering our true colors down, healing aggressive language, and valuing other perspectives that may differ from you.
- Finish the sentence, ” My voice falters when..” or “I struggle to speak when…” allow yourself to finish the sentence with as many instances that 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.
- Is there anything you are holding back from saying. Is there anybody that comes to mind when you think about unresolved communication. Try either writing a letter out to them (you do not need to mail it unless that would feel healing for you) or any details that still linger in your head. Allow yourself to be fully authentic in your words.
- This chakra loves to bask in the energy of truth
- Was there any time you struggled to tell the truth? What were you afraid would happen if you did? Allow yourself to processes any residual feelings or beliefs that it’s not safe or beneficial, to tell the truth. Do this so that you can process leftover feelings in order to release this perspective.
- Create a list of 10 things that are unique and you love about yourself.
- In what ways to I hold myself back or make myself smaller? In what ways do I reject myself?
- How do I communicate in conflict and are there any places I want to grow in this specifically?
- Where do I crave more authenticity in my life?
- Do I keep my word? Do I say things I do not mean?
- How can I be more impeccable with my word?
- Do I accept and support people being their authentic self?
Other Sources Of Throat Chakra Healing
Journaling throat chakra affirmations is another tool you can use to bring healing into the throat chakra. You may also enjoy this guided meditation for chakra healing.
Click below to learn more about the other chakras: