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Chakra Journalling for Balance & Insight

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Chakra Journalling can be a really powerful way to bring some balance and insight to your Chakra healing and balancing journey.

I’ve always loved journalling. I love to write – in my other life, I am a copywriter and editor, so I guess it’s no surprise this is the avenue I tend to go to when I want to work through confusing feelings, difficult issues, or simply get things out of my head.

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What types of Journalling are there?

 

Journalling in all its forms is such a powerful tool for goal setting, maintaining good mental health, and exploring parts of ourselves we don’t usually bring into the light.

There are lots of types of journalling and some people keep different journals depending on the theme they are exploring:

Gratitude journalling – this is a great way to get started with journalling. Simply listing three to five things you are grateful for is a fab way to start your day. But you really need to get into it:

“I’m grateful for tea because it’s nice” just won’t cut it!

But, “I’m grateful for tea because the ritual of warming the pot, pouring the tea and drinking from my favourite mug brings me comfort, warmth, and makes me feel safe” – that will do nicely!

You can add an evening question like ‘What went well today?” which will again help you to focus on the positive experiences and things in each day.

Expressive/Stream of Consciousness – this is literally a brain dump of everything that is banging around in your head! Just put pen to paper and see what happens. Don’t censor yourself or reread anything you write until you are finished. You can set a timer or a page limit (remember morning pages?) if you need to place a boundary around it.

The idea is to clear your mind ready to start the day free of mental distractions or stress hanging over from the day(s)/night(s) before. You need never read any of it back, but it can provide useful insights into your state of mind, patterns of thoughts, or issues you might need to deal with. See what works best for you.

Manifestation Journalling/Scripting – this is around speaking/writing your goals, dreams, and perfect days into existence. I do love scripting my days and sometimes spend 10 minutes in the morning writing out in the present tense how my day unfolds. I focus on how I want to feel during the day rather than what I actually do or achieve, but it is different for everyone. I read my day unfolding out loud and allow myself to feel the way I prescribe on the page, imagining it as I read. This helps me to visualise – I find it much easier to write and speak than to see. So, if you sometimes struggle to visualise, but like to write – this could be a good way to make things easier.

If you have a specific goal you would like to manifest, you can write it into existence in the same way. Write how you feel as you go through the journey and stages to achieving it. Visualise yourself doing the things you need to do, and finally feel how it will feel when you achieve it. Read this back to yourself as often as you like. Some people do it several times a day! But maybe once in the morning and evening is sufficient.

Or you can write and read it once, then put it away, trusting it’s on its way. Think about living ‘as if’ – by embodying the energy and actions of the you that already has the thing you want.

Personally, I think letting go and trusting is key, but experiment with what works – just avoid desperate energy!

Guided Journalling – if you find it difficult to get started, you can use prompts and guided journals to help you get going. You can buy yourself a fancy pre-printed journal designed for a specific purpose – I’ve just ordered this one as I loved her book so much. Or you can search the internet for some great questions based on your journalling purpose, or come up with your own.

Chakra Journalling – this is my favourite, obvs! I mix up my types of journalling, but I always do some form of Chakra Journalling every week, depending on how I’ve been feeling, or things that happened during the week. I usually do it on a Sunday morning, so I have plenty of time (my husband plays football on a Sunday morning, so I have the place to myself – I light a candle, play some relaxing music, and make the most of it!).

There are loads more types of journalling – from creative journalling, art journalling, to food and travel journalling! If you don’t fancy any of the above, have a quick Google and see if there’s anything else that takes your fancy!

 

 

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Chakra Journalling Overview

 

Chakra Journalling is all about asking specific guided questions which are related to the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual associations of each of the Chakras.

Dialling down in this way can help to uncover insights into your general Chakra health, help soothe or balance specific Chakras, and provide areas to work on and actions to take in your everyday life to achieve more balance.

You could use your regular Chakra Journalling as a way to journey through your Chakra system from Root to Crown, uncovering information and pointers as you go, so you can balance each one in turn.

Or if you know you have imbalances in specific Chakras, you can go straight to the source and work on the ones that require support.

If you don’t know which Chakras you might need to work on, a great place to start is with my Chakra Health Checkup – a quick quiz, which will help you identify which Chakras might be out of whack, so you can go straight to work in the right place!

 

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Chakra Journalling Specifics

 

So, you know you want to do some Chakra Journalling, you did the Chakra Health Checkup, so you know what you want to work on – what next?

Before you start, you might want to create the right ‘mood’ – light a candle, do a short meditation or visualisation, get comfy, use a specific journal, get your favourite cuppa on the go, arrange your favourite crystals – whatever works to prepare you for the writing to come. I like to rub some Chakra Balm into my temples or Chakra points before I start – either the one corresponding to the Chakra I’m working on, or Third Eye Chakra Temple, Body & Hand Balm which is great for connecting you to your intuition and visioning capabilities.

Here are some specific Chakra Journalling prompts to help you get started:

 

 

ROOT CHAKRA

1.     Make a list…

a.     Uncensored list of everything in your life that makes you feel safe

b.    Uncensored list of everything in your life that scares you – are those fears real? Is there a pattern? People or places? Can you take action?

c.     Of ways to bring more safety or comfort into your life.

2.     Write an unsent letter…

a.     Write a letter to your parents, care-givers or family, forgiving them for their mistakes and giving them back the parts of their story you are carrying.

3.     Capture a moment

a.     Write about a time when you felt 100% safe and secure, totally supported and part of a community.

4.     Create a dialogue

a.     Place your hand on your Root Chakra, take a deep breath and ask what it needs in order to support you better.

 

 

SACRAL CHAKRA

1.     Make a list…

a.     Uncensored list of everything in your life that makes you feel joy

b.    Uncensored list of everything in your life that makes you feel ‘over-emotional/dramatic’. Is there a pattern? People or places? Can you take action?

c.     Of ways you can add more fun/play/creativity into your life.

2.     Write an unsent letter…

a.     Write a letter to the person who elicits the over-emotional or dramatic response in you. Accept they may not be purposeful. Forgive them, forgive yourself. Let it go.

3.     Capture a moment

a.     Write about a time when you felt true joy, powerful positive emotions and wonderful happiness.

4.     Create a dialogue

a.     Place your hand on your Sacral Chakra, take a deep breath and ask what it needs in order to support you better.

 

 

SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA

1.     Make a list…

a.     Uncensored list of everything in your life that makes you feel powerful

b.    Make an uncensored list of when you’ve felt powerless or your values have been attacked. Is there a pattern? People or places? Can you take action?

c.     Of ways you can take back/give up control in your life.

2.     Write an unsent letter…

a.     Is there a person, group of people, or even a place that makes you feel powerless? Write a letter to the person/place who elicits this feeling in you. Accept they may not be purposeful in creating this response. Take responsibility for giving away your power and think about how you can take it back. Forgive them, forgive yourself. Let it go.

3.     Capture a moment

a.     Write about a positive experience when you felt truly powerful, in control and non-judgemental.

4.     Create a dialogue

a.     Place your hand on your Solar Plexus Chakra, take a deep breath and ask what it needs in order to support you better.

 

 

HEART CHAKRA

1.     Make a list…

a.     Uncensored list of everything in your life that makes you feel love(d)

b.    Uncensored list of everything in your life that makes you feel unloved. Is there a pattern? People or places? Can you take action?

c.     Of ways you can add more love/compassion/nature into your life.

2.     Write an unsent letter…

a.     Write a letter to the person who makes you feel unloved. Accept they may not be purposeful ion creating this response. Forgive them, forgive yourself. Let it go.

3.     Capture a moment

a.     Write about a time when you felt 100% loved – unconditionally.

4.     Create a dialogue

a.     Place your hand on your Heart Chakra, take a deep breath and ask what it needs in order to support you better.

 

 

THROAT CHAKRA

1.     Make a list

a.     Uncensored list of every time you have spoken up for yourself on a positive way

b.    Uncensored list of every time you have spoken up for yourself in a negative way. Is there a pattern? People or places? Can you take action?

c.     Of ways you can make yourself heard in your life.

2.     Write an unsent letter…

a.     Write a letter to the person who makes you feel ‘censored’. Accept they may not be purposeful ion creating this response. Forgive them, forgive yourself. Let it go.

3.     Capture a moment

a.     Write about a time when you trusted your truth and were able to speak positively with no judgement or anxiety.

4.     Create a dialogue

a.     Place your hand on your Throat Chakra, take a deep breath and ask what it needs in order to support you better.

 

 

THIRD EYE CHAKRA

1.     Make a list

a.     Uncensored list of times you have acted on your intuition only

b.    Uncensored list of times you have not acted on your intuition. What was the outcome? Is there a pattern? People or places? Can you take action?

c.     Of ways you can add more opportunities to listen to your intuition in your life.

2.     Write an unsent letter…

a.     Write a letter to yourself. Ask why you find it difficult to believe in your own intuition. Make a commitment to yourself to make space to listen to the answers you have within. Forgive yourself. Let it go.

3.     Capture a moment

a.     Write about a time when you trusted intuition and the outcome was amazing|!

4.     Create a dialogue

a.     Place your hand on your Third Eye Chakra, take a deep breath and ask what it needs in order to support you better.

 

 

CROWN CHAKRA

1.     Make a list

a.     Uncensored list of everything in your life that makes you feel connected to the universe

b.    Uncensored list of everything in your life that makes you feel disconnected from the universe. Is there a pattern? People or places? Can you take action?

c.     Of ways you can connect more with the divine.

2.     Write an unsent letter…

a.     Write a letter to The Universe. Let the universe know how you feel and that you want to connect. Make a commitment to yourself and to the universe to surrender to the  greater will. Forgive yourself. Let it go.

3.     Capture a moment

a.     Write about a time when you felt supported by and connected to the universe/God/the divine.

4.     Create a dialogue

a.     Place your hand on your Crown Chakra, take a deep breath and ask what it needs in order to support you better.

 

 

GENERAL

1.     Write the story of your life – make it detailed and real. Really bring it to life.

2.     Practice gratitude as a regular part of your journalling exercises.

3.     Automatic or free writing.

a.     Choose a subject or a question you would like clarity on.

b.    Meditate, listen to music or prepare yourself in whatever way ‘gets you in the zone’

c.     Write the subject at the top of your page and start writing!

d.    Don’t censor yourself and keep going for at least 10 minutes.

e.     Re-read your words and take the insights.

4.     Feedback – re-read your words. How do they make you feel? Can you take action? Do you want to take action or is simply writing it out enough? Did you gain a new perspective? Has your writing changed your emotion about a subject?

a.     You can use these questions about your previous writing to start new conversations and jumping off points.

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So, there you have it…

 

My take on Chakra Journalling for Balance & Insight. I’d love to hear if you try any of these journalling prompts or ideas – even if you go for the non-Chakra Journalling options!

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