Discover 30 powerful throat chakra journal prompts for opening, activating, and healing your body’s energy center for communication, authenticity, and peace. For more healing resources, check out 35 Throat Chakra Affirmations for Speaking Your Truth. Plus, don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post for your free printable throat chakra affirmations and journal prompts!
Healing the Throat Chakra
Do you remember being in school and the teacher would ask a question, and you were sure you knew the right answer, but something prevented you from raising your hand? It was especially difficult if the question didn’t have a definitive right or wrong answer, like in English when you were asked for your interpretation of what the author of a book was trying to say.
I think I know, you’d think. But I don’t want to sound stupid.
These situations don’t only happen in school, though.
It might happen at work, when you think someone’s doing their task the wrong way but you’re afraid to tell them. Or when you have an idea for how to improve something, but you’re terrified how your idea will be received.
It can also happen in personal relationships. You’re talking to someone, and the opportunity is right there for you to tell them what’s been weighing on your mind, but you just . . . don’t.
I think most of us have experienced this type of situation in some capacity at least once (or a million times) in our lives. I know I have. I was impossibly shy when I was younger, terrified to talk to teachers and classmates alike. And as I’ve gotten older, I’ve had a tendency of staying in the background, keeping my mouth closed even when I’ve wanted to speak.
Learning how to open and heal my throat chakra has been one of my longest self-growth journeys. I spent my life wanting to write, yet for years, I let myself believe that I had nothing important to say.
So when I finally gathered the courage to start my blog and put myself out there on my social media accounts, to say I was terrified would be an understatement.
But I felt the fear, and I took that first step anyway.
Believing that your words and your truth matter is one of the key aspects of healing your throat chakra. When your throat chakra is open and balanced, you’re able to speak clearly and concisely. You’re calm, peaceful, and patient, and you’re as good of a listener as you are a speaker. Additionally, you stay true to yourself and hold yourself with both integrity and authenticity.
However, if your throat chakra is either underactive or overactive, you may experience deficiencies in these areas. When underactive, you may be excessively shy, withdrawn, and have difficulty expressing yourself. And if overactive, you may be gossipy and have a tendency to interrupt others when they speak.
You have a limitless amount of potential to offer this world, and having an open and healed throat chakra is key to stepping into your purpose and offering your insights, beliefs, words, and voice to the greater universe.
And your insights are badly needed.
Because you have a unique history and perspective, nobody else can think like you. Nobody else can offer what you have to offer.
So it’s time to release the belief that your words don’t matter and step into the life that’s waiting for you.
Because you deserve to be heard. You deserve to be seen. You deserve to know that you matter.
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How to Use These Journal Prompts
The 30 throat chakra journal prompts below are designed to help you examine your beliefs while getting in touch with your truest, most authentic self. Specifically, these journal prompts center around important concepts like authenticity, guiding principles, communication, and creative expression.
There’s no right or wrong way to approach these journal prompts. You can read through them and only choose to work with the ones that resonate most with you, or you can choose to answer one at a time. I do always recommend, though, that if you choose to answer just some of the questions, you throw in a few “extra” ones as well. I think that often, once we start writing, we’re surprised by what unexpected discoveries might come up.
When you sit down to do your journaling practice, make sure you have some time to yourself where you won’t be interrupted or distracted. I recommend at least 15 to 20 minutes (you can potentially answer a few different questions in that time period), but the best amount of time is truly what works best for you. I tend to journal for 30 minutes first thing in the morning after I wake up, and that’s always proven successful for me.
And most importantly, set the intention to make your journaling time a judgment-free zone. Give yourself unconditional self-love and compassion as you respond to the prompts. The path to healing is paved not in judgment but acceptance. Accept every part of yourself and your story just as it is, and give yourself some extra love and gratitude for showing up today and putting in this work.
Finally, don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this page, where you can download your free printable throat chakra affirmations and journal prompts. Use these free resources to serve and support you in your healing journey.
Throat Chakra Journal Prompts
- How do I communicate in one-on-one conversations? How much do I listen, and how much do I speak? Is this ratio balanced?
- How do I communicate in big group settings? Do I tend to sit back and listen, or do I speak freely? How much do I listen compared to how much I speak?
- Why is it important to me to be a patient and attentive listener?
- Why is important to me that my voice is heard when I speak?
- How do I feel when others are distracted or not listening when I speak?
- How can I clearly and effectively communicate so that I have the undivided attention of those I’m speaking to?
- What method(s) of communication do I feel most comfortable with? What method(s) of communication do I feel least comfortable with?
- Write 10 to 15 positive affirmations that affirm your ability to speak clearly and confidently as well as why your voice matters. Repeat each affirmation twice.
- Write an open letter to somebody in your life: a current or past partner, friend, relative, boss, coworker, or even an acquaintance. What have you always wanted to say to this person but never found the courage or the right words?
- In what situations do I hold back from speaking my truth? Are there any situations in which I withdraw, even when I have something to say?
- How can I cultivate more confidence in situations where I’m called to speak my truth?
- Write about a time when you spoke your truth and felt heard, respected, and listened to. How did this make you feel?
- In what ways can words be powerful? What are some examples of times when words held immense power in my life?
- Reflect on this statement: “My words and my voice matter.” List all the ways in which this is true.
- What are the guiding principles and truths that I carry with me throughout my life?
- What does authenticity mean to me?
- How do I live my authentic truth in my daily life?
- What does it mean to me to carry myself with integrity?
- Are there any situations in which I feel like I fake or force myself to be someone or something I’m not? How do I feel when I do this?
- How do I feel when someone is being inauthentic with me? How can I avoid doing the same to others?
- How do I feel about gossip? How does it make me feel when I gossip about another person, or when I hear that someone has gossiped about me?
- When I hear others gossiping, how can I respond in a clear, calm, and effective way?
- Do I express myself creatively? What outlets and practices do I use for creative expression?
- How can I open myself up to more opportunities for creative expression?
- Why is it important to me to remain centered and patient throughout my daily life?
- Are there any situations where I tend to lose patience? How does this make me feel?
- How can I cultivate more calm and patience when I begin to feel myself growing impatient with internal and external circumstances?
- How do I make decisions? Do I tend to be more decisive or indecisive? How can I become more confident in my decision-making?
- Why is it important to me to have an open and balanced throat chakra?
- What does an ordinary day as my most communicative, patient, authentic self look like? How do I carry myself throughout the day? How do I treat others and myself? Write about this day in detail.
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Zanna Keithley is an author, poet, and social media content creator who writes short prose dedicated to inspiring readers to follow their dreams, trust their intuition, and create beautiful and fulfilling lives. You can find her original writing on Instagram @zannakeithley.