Journaling is a powerful tool to self-analyze and self-reflect. Being quiet with your thoughts, confronting suppressed emotions, or being completely and totally honest with yourself can seem overwhelming. We may even find resistance and hesitancy to journaling 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.
How To Intentionally Journal
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 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 Nadhi Shuddhi. 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 Anahata in Sanskrit otherwise known as the heart 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 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.
Journal Prompt For The Heart 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 fourth chakra otherwise known as the heart chakra is related to the air element and has to with our feelings of connection. Our everlasting essence of pure inner peace residence within here.
This energy center is where the earth and the divine meet. It is where the beauty of our infinite souls having a human experience meet. The heart is our center as there are three upper celestial chakras and three lower earth chakras.
This chakra relates to being able to find forgiveness, form connections with others, feel safe with being vulnerable, and finding meaningfulness in your life. Knowing that you matter, that you are worthy of love, and feeling compassion towards all living beings comes from this chakra.
This chakra relates to healing suppressed emotions, grief, feelings of depression and unworthiness, bitterness, and heartbreak. This chakra when open allows feelings of gratitude and joy to circulate.
- Finish the sentence, ” I feel shut down when..”, “I reject myself when…”, “The first time I felt heartbreak was…” 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 anyone I have not forgiven yet? Is there anyone I feel hurt me? Those that come to mind, first write out all the hurt that is still inside your heart. Spill out any details you have onto paper so it can be a physical release. Then, take a deep breath and write out, “thank you (the persons’ name) for the gift of this pain as I am growing deep happiness out of it.” You may adjust this sentence to list any other gifts you will grow out of it, strength, assuredness in my self, rebirth, or confidence.
- This chakra loves to bask in the energy of love. Write out a list of 20 things that make you feel loved.
- Create a list of 10 things you are grateful that you do not consciously think of in daily life such as clean water or a warm bath. Create another list of 10 things you are grateful for that have not happened yet. Write them in past tense like they have already happened. This will work with the law of attraction which you can learn more about here. You can also practice learning about the power within the law of attraction with these law of attraction games.
- How do I soothe myself when I feel overwhelmed?
- How can I show myself more self-love?
- Write yourself a love note. Put on the lense of deep love and study yourself. Notice the texture of your skin and imagine the color of your eyes in the sunlight. Find more ways to fall in love with the masterpiece that is this physical vessel you get to live life through.
- Do I find it easier to give or receive?
- In what ways do I reject myself?
Other Sources Of Heart Chakra Healing
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