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 directly provides 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 to let go of the past.
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 mantra chanting practice such as Saha Navavatu. Learn about the benefits of chanting here. This can also 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 Sahasrara in Sanskrit otherwise known as the crown 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 Crown 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 seventh chakra otherwise known as the crown chakra is related to the element of the cosmos and has to with our infinite wisdom, connection to a higher power, and seeing beyond the veil of the human existence. To connect to this chakra more so when writing, you can use a writing instrument in the color purple. Learn how colors can help produce healing.
This energy center holds the space of peace while embracing the ever-changing human experience. Our beliefs on life and our purpose reside here. When we feel victimized or cheated in the grand scheme of life, this shows up within the crown chakra.
This chakra relates to being able to find forgiveness, faith, meaningfulness, surrender, peace, and self-reflection. This chakra relates to healing feeling lonely, ignoring intuition, doubting yourself, avoidance of reality, closemindedness, and the ego.
- Finish the sentence, ” I am afraid to trust in..” or “I resist letting go in…” 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. Once you have written them out picture letting them go or giving them over to god’s hands, the vortex of the universe of which works for your highest good, or to mother earth. Allow yourself to enjoy the gift of surrendering.
- In what ways do I try to control life?
- 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.
- Do I feel supported by a higher power?
- Do I easily trust my own intuition?
- 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 the 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.
- Where do I go to find inner peace?
- Where do I derive faith?
- Do I feel a calling? Do I feel a larger purpose? Am I actively working toward it?
- When do I feel myself close my mind? What topics do I feel too heated to discuss? Is there any way I can let go to open my mind more?
- How would I perceive myself from a third party perspective? How does my higher self-view me?
Other Sources Of Crown Chakra Healing
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