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 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 Svadhisthana in Sanskrit or sacral 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. This will create a ripple effect in purifying the physical body as well.
To learn the symptoms of a blocked or imbalanced sacral chakra click here.
Journal Prompt For The Sacral 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 second chakra otherwise known as the sacral chakra is related to the water element and has to do with our emotional expression. This includes creativity, sensuality, authenticity, and vulnerability. It is a feminine energy center, which we all hold both feminine and masculine energy inside us despite of our genders.
Our feminine energy is our inner nurturer, she is the part of us that is fluid and remembers to trust the intuitive wisdom of life, she listens, and she has her own unique flavor. Our inner feminine is receptivity and intuitive energy.
The sacral chakra is connected to our pleasure and includes our sexuality being encompassed within this chakra. It also relates to your emotional body and how you express yourself. Your sense of individuality and your ability to receive from others is based within this chakra.
- Finish the sentence, ” I feel ashamed when..”, “I felt shame when…”, “The first time I felt shame was…” 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 do I handle my emotions?
- How do I soothe and calm myself?
- Make a list stating “I release any and all shame around…” writing this on paper brings this release into a physical form and can make it that much more potent. Rewrite the release statement until you feel yourself begin to let go. This can feel like feeling less emotionally charged when you say think of the statement or feeling more physically at peace within your body.
- In what ways do I show myself love?
- What makes me feel adored, worthy, and romanced? How can I create more of this in my life?
- I feel most creative when?
- Make a list of all everything that comes to mind when you think of what you hate about yourself. Be fully honest here. Then take a breath and give yourself a hug. Repeat the words I love and accept you for all of this aloud so that the cells of your body hear this. Next, tap into your true essence which is free from shame and self-judgment. You can do this by taking ten minutes to listen to or chant the mantra Aham Prema, which invokes divine love. Finally, write a love letter to all the parts of yourself you said you hated. Be detailed and create the emotion of love behind your words no matter if it feels like you are faking it. You begin to set this emotion into motion and it will become easier and more natural for you to tap into in the future. Reread just the love notes every day for one week and then rewrite a new love letter to yourself on any topic.
Other Sources Of Sacral Chakra Healing
Journaling sacral chakra affirmations is another tool you can use to bring healing into the sacral chakra. You may also enjoy this guided meditation for the chakra healing.
Learn more about the other chakras:
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i did the last journal prompt! while i was writing out the things i hated about myself, i started feeling chest pains, a sharp pain in my arm and hands, and loss of cognitive function – i was starting to lose understanding of the words i was thinking and writing. It was so jarring and awful that I had to stop.
And then I did the mantra meditation. It was strange – I felt my body overcome with some kind of heat. I think I must’ve started sweating. And then afterward, the love letter was easy, and calming. I’m excited to read it every day – and add chanting to my daily routine. But damn, I wish I could’ve gotten a warning about the effect wrting a hate list was going to have on me. That was so crazy.