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    30 Journal Prompts to Open and Heal the Solar Plexus Chakra

    Discover 30 powerful solar plexus chakra journal prompts to help you open and heal your body’s energy center for confidence, positivity, and drive. Plus, don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post to sign up for your free printable solar plexus chakra affirmations and journal prompts!

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    Healing the Solar Plexus Chakra

    Self-confidence. Self-esteem. Self-respect. Self-image. Self-worth.

    The solar plexus chakra is the energy center for all of the empowering self words. Want to build more confidence? Ready to boost your self-esteem? Looking to create a positive self-image and cultivate everlasting self-worth?

    Then it’s time to focus on the solar plexus chakra, your body’s energy center for confidence, joy, positivity, empowerment, and drive. Located a couple inches above the navel, just below your chest (you might call this the pit of your stomach), your solar plexus chakra is also your energy center of alignment with your purpose and core values.

    Now, the truth is, most of us don’t feel good 100% of the time. Even those of us who have generally high self-esteem experience moments of doubt and insecurity.

    And that’s okay.

    It’s normal not to feel positive every single moment of every day. The key is to recognize when you’re feeling low and to know that even though you may be having negative thoughts, it doesn’t make them true.

    On top of that, it’s important to have the tools you need to help build your confidence back up when it’s low.

    Positive affirmations are an important part of your self-care toolkit, and so is journaling. I’ve been journaling every morning for the past several years, and it’s made a huge impact on my confidence and self-belief. Journaling allows me to get in touch with my inner self and explore all my hidden depths.

    And, I’ve discovered, the more I’ve gotten to know the real me, the more I like myself.

    Below are 30 powerful solar plexus journal prompts to help you explore your own inner world. Specifically, these questions are geared toward discovering your confidence, finding your purpose, and celebrating all the things that make you awesome.

    Explore these journal prompts with an open mind and open heart, and write your answers with courage, honesty, and lots of self-love.

    And to go even deeper into balancing your solar plexus chakra, I’ve also put together 35 solar plexus chakra affirmations for confidence and motivation. You’ll also get these affirmations, along with the journal prompts below, if you sign up for the free printable at the bottom of this post.

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    How to Use These Journal Prompts

    The journal prompts below are designed to help you open, activate, and heal your solar plexus chakra. Each prompt explores one of the central attributes of this energy center, including confidence, self-respect, self-worth, purpose, drive, positivity, joy, and more.

    There aren’t many rules about how to approach these prompts, as each person is different, and we all have different preferences and needs.

    If you want, you can read through the prompts and choose the ones that resonate most with you. If you do this, I would encourage you to still give some of the other prompts a try, as something might come to the surface for you that you weren’t expecting.

    You can also choose to start at the top and work your way to the bottom one prompt at a time.

    Whatever you decide to do, just make sure you have some quiet time to yourself to do this work. Whether it’s 10 minutes, 20 minutes, or longer, the most important thing is that you truly have time and space to explore your inner world without distractions.

    And my only other rule? (Well, more like a loving suggestion.)

    Be kind to yourself as you answer these questions.

    Be compassionate. Release self-criticism and self-judgment. The goal here isn’t to be perfect; the goal is to heal and fully explore your inner world. To do that, you must be wholeheartedly honest and kind to yourself throughout the process.

    So as you walk forward in this journey, make self-love your first priority, and let it lead you on your path.

    Want to really dig in deep and work to heal all seven of your main chakras? Check out the Ultimate Chakra Healing Bundle, the most comprehensive chakra healing tool on the market today. Each bundle includes a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide. Begin your lifelong journey to deep and lasting healing today.

    Solar Plexus Chakra Journal Prompts

    • When do I feel most confident?
    • When do I feel least confident? How can I support myself and create more confidence in these situations?
    • What does it mean to me to be a confident person?
    • What is the source of my confidence? Does it come from external sources or from within?
    • Write out a list of positive inner qualities you love about yourself, and describe why you love each of those things.
    • Write out a list of positive outer qualities you love about yourself, and describe why you love each of those things.
    • Do I believe I can achieve my goals and dreams? If not, what’s holding me back?
    • Write a list of ten to fifteen positive affirmations about your ability to achieve your dreams. Repeat each affirmation twice.
    • What does it mean to be a positive person?
    • Why is it worth it for me to choose positivity?
    • How can approaching situations with a positive mindset change my life for the better?
    • What does it mean to me to have self-respect? How do I show myself self-respect in my daily life?
    • Describe yourself as if you were introducing yourself to a total stranger. List all the positive attributes that make you awesome.
    • How would the people closest to me describe me? In their eyes, what makes me special?
    • What brings me joy in my daily life?
    • How can I cultivate even more joy in my life?
    • In what ways am I a driven and motivated person?
    • What does it mean to be empowered? In what ways am I an empowered person? In what ways do I empower others?
    • On days when my self-esteem feels low, what self-care practices can I do to show myself love and lift myself up?
    • At this stage of my life, do I feel aligned with my purpose? Do my actions reflect my purpose, or do I feel a lack of purpose?
    • List ten (or more) things that make you feel happy, fill your heart with joy, and/or make you feel important and needed. Can any of these things be tied to your purpose?
    • What are my my core values? Do my daily actions align with my core values?
    • What tools can I keep in my personal self-care toolkit to support myself when I lack confidence in myself?
    • How do I act when I’m on a team? Am I a collaborative team player? Do I shrink back or try to dominate the team? Why is it important to me to always be a team player with others?
    • How do I handle criticism? How can I support myself to handle criticism with grace and compassion?
    • Describe one of the best compliments you’ve ever received and why it still makes you happy to this day. Why are you unconditionally worthy and deserving of this awesome compliment?
    • Finish this sentence: “I am worthy because . . .” Write at least ten reasons why you are infinitely worthy.
    • Write a letter to your younger self. Fill it with compliments and love. Tell your younger self why they are always worthy. Boost your younger self’s self-esteem, give them confidence, and remind them to always act with self-respect.
    • Why is having an open and balanced solar plexus chakra important to me?
    • What does an ordinary day as my most confident, joyful, positive self look like? How do I carry myself through the day? How do I treat others and myself? Write about this day in detail.

    Have you used any of these journal prompts? Share your experiences in the comment box below!

    And for more on chakra healing, plus positive affirmations, manifestation tools, and more, be sure to follow me on Pinterest. And for a daily dose of self-love and empowering beliefs, connect with me on Instagram.


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    30 Journal Prompts to Open and Heal Your Sacral Chakra

    Discover 30 powerful sacral chakra journal prompts for opening, activating, and healing your body’s energy center for creativity, joy, passion, and sensuality. Plus don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post to sign up for your free printable sacral chakra affirmations and journal prompts!

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    Healing the Sacral Chakra

    How often do you let yourself play?

    No work. No thinking about your to-do lists. No sacrificing your time for everyone else.

    Just fun, non-productive, glorious play.

    And even more: how often do you daydream? How do you express your creativity in your daily life? If you have a creative job, what fun and creative things do you do in your off-time? Do you ever seek out pleasure? What are you passionate about?

    Fun, creativity, and passion are all important components of the sacral chakra, your body’s second energy center. This is also your energy center for joy, prosperity, sensuality, sexuality, openness, and honesty.

    When your sacral chakra is open and energy is freely flowing in and out of this energy center, you’re more likely to feel inspired, passionate, and in touch with your fun and creative side. It also means you’re open and honest with others, and you also have a healthy relationship with your sensuality and sexuality.

    However, if your sacral chakra is either underactive or overactive, then you likely are experiencing deficiencies in areas of fun, passion, and creativity. When underactive, you may become withdrawn, tense, and insecure. And when it’s overactive, you’re more prone to becoming controlling, manipulative, and aggressive.

    So if you want to truly cultivate that feeling of pure joy and passion for life, it’s important to connect with your sacral chakra regularly.

    And know this: you deserve joy. You deserve prosperity. And you deserve to live an effortlessly beautiful, free, creative life that you feel truly passionate about.

    So ditch the “all work, no play” mentality and invite beautiful abundance into your life today.

    If you want to learn more about practices to balance your sacral chakra, you can check out my post on sacral chakra healing practices here.

    And to go even deeper into balancing your sacral chakra, I’ve also put together 35 sacral chakra affirmations to live a creative and passionate life. You’ll also get these affirmations, along with the journal prompts below, if you sign up for the free printable at the bottom of this post.

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    How to Use These Journal Prompts

    The 30 journal prompts below are designed to help you activate, open, and heal your sacral chakra. Each prompt focuses on an important aspect of the sacral chakra, including creativity, fun, play, sensuality, passion, sexuality, and your relationship with your body.

    And because you don’t want to be too rigid when it comes to the sacral chakra, know that there truly are no rules here. If you want to skip around and only answer the prompts that resonate with you, that’s totally fine. Or, if you’d like, you can start at the top and work your way to the bottom, one prompt at a time.

    You don’t have to answer all the prompts, though I think it can be powerful to do so as unexpected feelings and beliefs may arise from the questions posed in the various prompts.

    There’s definitely no time limit, so take as much or as little time as you need to answer these questions below. I do suggest that on days when you choose to work through the prompts, you set aside some time for yourself where you won’t be distracted or interrupted.

    And finally, make this sacred journaling time a judgment-free zone. In order to truly heal, you must work through the negative thoughts and beliefs you carry inside. And the only way you can truly embrace this healing journey is if you release judgment and embrace wholehearted authenticity, truth, and self-love.

    And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this page, where you can sign up to download your free printable sacral chakra affirmations and journal prompts! Use these free resources to serve and support you in your healing journey.

    Want to really dig in deep and work to heal all seven of your main chakras? Check out the Ultimate Chakra Healing Bundle, the most comprehensive chakra healing tool on the market today. Each bundle includes a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide. Begin your lifelong journey to deep and lasting healing today.

    Sacral Chakra Journal Prompts

    • What can I do in my daily life to add more opportunities for play?
    • What are my favorite creative activities? How do I feel when I get to express my creativity?
    • What are some creative activities I’ve always wanted to try but never have? What first step can I take toward trying one of these activities?
    • What are some creative activities I love to do but don’t make space for in my life as much as I’d like to? How can I create more space for these activities?
    • Express your creativity: Write about a movie or book idea floating in the back of your mind. What is it about? Who are the characters? What’s the central theme? Write as many details as possible, and have fun with it!
    • Invent something: Write about an invention that doesn’t exist yet but definitely should. What is its name? How does it work? How will it improve people’s lives? Get creative, and make it as crazy, far out, and illogical as you want!
    • What inspires me? Are there things in my daily life that keep me inspired every day? If not, what might help?
    • What brings me joy? In what ways is my life filled with joy?
    • How can I cultivate more feelings of joy in my daily life?
    • How often do I daydream? What kinds of things do I daydream about? In what ways can daydreaming support my well-being?
    • Reflect on this statement and what it means to you: “Play is not irresponsible. Creativity is not impractical. Fun is not frivolous.
    • What does it mean to me to be prosperous? In what way(s) is my life prosperous?
    • Why is it important to me to be an open and honest person?
    • Why is it important to me to be a forgiving person? Do I ever find it difficult to forgive myself or others?
    • Write a letter forgiving yourself for a mistake you made in the past.
    • Write a letter forgiving someone else for actions they took or words they said that caused you pain.
    • What types of situations and experiences make me feel tense, insecure, and withdrawn? What can I do to help myself in these situations? Are there any frequent experiences like this in my daily life that I can change?
    • What do I feel passionate about in my life? How do I express my passion?
    • Why am I always worthy and deserving of respect from myself and others?
    • How do I show myself respect? What choices do I make for myself that are rooted in self-respect?
    • What are five practices I can incorporate into my life to boost my self-esteem?
    • Why am I awesome? What are my superpowers? What makes me an incredible person?
    • What are ten things I love about my sacred body?
    • Why is this body of mine special? What makes it beautiful?
    • How do I define sensuality? What does it mean to be a sensual being?
    • Do I consider myself sensual? What’s my personal relationship with sensuality? How can I cultivate a positive relationship with sensuality?
    • How do I define intimacy? What forms of intimacy are there? Do I easily embrace intimacy with others, or do I have a hard time with intimacy?
    • Do I consider myself a sexual being? Do I have a healthy relationship with sexuality?
    • List all of the positive things you associate with sex and sexuality.
    • What does an ordinary day as my most creative, passionate, inspired self look like? How do I carry myself through the day? How do I treat others and myself? Write about this day in detail.

    Have you used any of these journal prompts? Share your experiences in the comment box below!

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    30 Journal Prompts to Open and Heal Your Root Chakra

    Below, discover 30 powerful root chakra journal prompts to heal your body’s energy center for strength, stability, and securityPlus, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up for your free printable root chakra affirmations and journal prompts!

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    Healing the Root Chakra

    Have you ever felt insecure about your place in life? Maybe there are things happening outside of you that make you feel like you’ve lost your sense of control. Or maybe uncertainty about your future means you’re constantly living in a state of worry and fear.

    I think most of us, at some point in our lives, have experienced these unsettling feelings. It’s especially common to get caught up reliving mistakes of the past or worrying about the future.

    Unfortunately, while those worries and fears usually come from a place of self-preservation, they take us away from the present moment and do little to support our total well-being.

    That’s why doing the deep, inner work to heal the source of what makes you feel uncertain, scattered, anxious, disconnected, and/or fearful is so important. And that all starts with the root chakra.

    Located at the base of your spine, your root chakra is your energy center for safety, stability, groundedness, strength, and ease within your own body. When your root chakra is open, it means that your basic physiological and safety needs are being met and you have the resources you need to survive.

    Beyond this, it also signifies that you feel firm in your place in life. This doesn’t mean everything is absolutely perfect. Rather, it means that you feel confident and secure with where you are and where you’re going. You have the strength and self-trust to continue down your sacred path, wherever it may lead.

    The root chakra acts as your foundation. Your body’s other six main energy centers open you up to creativity, confidence, love, communication, intuition, and spirituality. But in order for these chakras to stay open and balanced, your foundation must first be stable and secure.

    So when we talk about chakras, we have to start with your first chakra. Your base. Your foundation. Your root.

    Because once the ground beneath you is stable, that’s when you can really begin to not just survive but thrive.

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    How to Use These Journal Prompts

    The 30 root chakra journal prompts below are designed to help you get in touch with your innermost self so you can gently probe and explore your deepest feelings and beliefs.

    Specifically, these prompts correlate with the primary attributes of the root chakra and what may be blocking it in this moment.

    Some of the prompts may resonate more than others, so feel free to skip around and answer the ones that feel most relevant for you.

    Note that some prompts may take only a few minutes to answer while others may take a little longer. If possible, try to set aside some time where you’re not distracted, allowing you space to fully get in touch with your innermost self.

    And last but not least: set the intention to make your journaling practice a judgment-free zone. Have compassion for yourself. The fact that you’re showing up today and setting aside time for growth and healing is incredible. I hope you recognize that, and I hope you’re able to show yourself gratitude for the strength and courage it takes to do this kind of work. It isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it.

    And to go even deeper into balancing your root chakra, I’ve also put together 35 root chakra affirmations to remain strong, steady, and grounded. You’ll also get these affirmations, along with the journal prompts below, if you sign up for the free printable at the bottom of this post.

    Want to really dig in deep and work to heal all seven of your main chakras? Check out the Ultimate Chakra Healing Bundle, the most comprehensive chakra healing tool on the market today. Each bundle includes a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide. Begin your lifelong journey to deep and lasting healing today.

    Root Chakra Journal Prompts

    • What are my basic needs to survive? Do I have easy access to all of these needs, or is there anything I struggle to attain?
    • Has there ever been a time in my life when my basic needs of food, water, warmth, rest, security, and safety weren’t met? How did I feel during this time?
    • What can I do to ensure my mind, body, and spirit feel safe despite external circumstances?
    • What can I do to ensure my basic physiological and safety needs are always met?
    • What basic needs are met in my life, and what makes me grateful for each one? (Write one to three sentences for each need, describing why you’re grateful for it.)
    • What in my external world helps me to feel safe? What about in my internal world?
    • What does it mean to me to be grounded? How can I cultivate the feeling of being grounded in my life?
    • In the middle of a busy and hectic day, what can I do to help myself to feel centered?
    • When the world feels chaotic, how can I remain rooted firmly to the ground?
    • Describe yourself as though you are a tree, with roots that keep you secure to the ground no matter how the wind blows.
    • What does strength mean to me? What makes me feel strong? When do I feel strongest?
    • What does it mean to me to be rooted in the present moment?
    • What practices can I incorporate into my daily routine that will increase mindfulness and help me to remain in the present moment?
    • Are there any situations, places, or common experiences in my life that don’t help me to feel rooted, secure, safe, and/or grounded? What can I do to help myself in these moments (or change the situation)?
    • Visualize your highest self walking through a beautiful, open field with your bare feet touching the ground. Describe this experience, including how it makes you feel.
    • Write a compassionate love letter to your body. Use affirmations to affirm that you feel safe, supported, and at ease in your body.
    • In what ways does my body always take care of me?
    • Finish this statement: “I build my life upon the foundation of _____.” Describe all the positive feelings and beliefs that create the foundation for which you build your life upon.
    • What does it mean to me to be firm in my place of life?
    • Do I feel like my loved ones support me? Do I feel like the Universe supports me? What do I need to feel more supported?
    • Why is important to me to feel supported by loved ones and the Universe?
    • Reflect on this statement and what it means to you: “Every cell of my body supports my total wellbeing.
    • When my energy feels depleted, what can I do to nourish and rejuvenate my body, mind, and spirit?
    • What can I do every morning to increase my energy and greet the day with enthusiasm and vitality?
    • Who is my truest, most authentic self?
    • How can I become one with my true self in each and every moment?
    • What fears or limiting beliefs hold me back from living as my truest, most authentic self?
    • How can I use my inner peace, calm, and sense of groundedness as a superpower to help the people around me?
    • Why is having an open and balanced root chakra important to me?
    • What does an ordinary day as my most grounded and secure self look like? How do I carry myself through the day? How do I treat others and myself? Write about this day in detail.

    Have you used any of these journal prompts? Share your experiences in the comment box below!

    And for more on chakra healing, plus positive affirmations, manifestation tools, and more, be sure to follow me on Pinterest. And for a daily dose of self-love and empowering beliefs, connect with me on Instagram.


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    How the Law of Rhythm Influences Your Daily Life

    The Law of Rhythm is all about cycles and perpetual movement. By understanding the Law of Rhythm, you can see how cycles play out in your daily life and release resistance to changes that unfold in your world. In this post, dive deeper into the Law of Rhythm and how it can affect your life when experiencing stress, hardships, and other difficulties. Plus, get journal prompts to help you gain a deeper insight into the cycles that play out in your own life.

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    The Law of Rhythm

    Everything in the universe is a cycle. The seasons. The moon. Your breath. You.

    Nothing stays in one state forever.

    These are the words I write in my journal in the early hours of a spring morning as the sun begins to rise, painting hints of pink across the sleepy blue sky. This, too, is a cycle, I think. The sun rising and setting, making space for the moon.

    From morning to night, dawn to dusk, and sunrise to sunset, each day’s cycle is perfect, measurable, and consistent.

    I’ve been thinking about the 12 Laws of the Universe a lot lately, but this one has been at the forefront of my mind for some time: the Law of Rhythm, which states that everything comes in cycles, and nothing stays in one state forever. 

    As I walk through my day, I search for cycles in places where I hadn’t noticed them before.

    For instance, the squirrels that visit the backyard are never there in the morning, but I can always count on them to make an appearance around noon, when they decide to search through the grass for hidden treats.

    And every month, I experience a burst of energy for several days in a row that has me doing, creating, building, and writing for hours at a time.

    Just yesterday, I was in the shower when a scene for the fiction story I’ve been working on started playing in my head. I saw every detail, and I heard the characters speaking like I’d unknowingly hit “play” on the remote control in my mind. The movie unfolded from behind my eyelids in dazzling color.

    And it didn’t stop there; a second scene started playing, too.

    I rushed out of the shower and pulled up a blank Google Doc to frantically type it all up before I forgot. Several pages of single-spaced lines quickly filled the white screen.

    Afterwards, I worked on a 3,000+ word blog article, then did some more creative writing in the evening. I woke up this morning and continued writing. And now, I’m here at my laptop, writing again. I am currently in an energized flow state. It feels exciting and invigorating, like the cells beneath my skin are all dancing in exuberance.

    But I know that it won’t last forever. This isn’t pessimism; this is part of the cycle. And the cycle, I’ve learned, is a good thing.

    In a few days, I’ll reach a point when the inspired ideas pause. I used to think there was something inherently wrong about this – like I had done something wrong to bring this state upon myself.

    But there is nothing wrong in surrendering to the pause. In fact, this is exactly right.

    So I’ll step back, let go, and allow myself to take a break until the inspired ideas return once more – which, they always do.

    This is my personal cycle: energized creating and restful pauses. Neither is better or worse than the other. Both are important. Both are needed.

    So I’ve learned to no longer cling on tightly to the energy or to the pause. I’ve discovered that instead of fighting it, I can become one with this flow. And when I do this, I find peace.

    This is only one of the many cycles I’ve watched unfold in my life.

    What cycles are unfolding in your own life? How can you embrace these cycles instead of trying to control the narrative? Below, we’ll explore the Law of Rhythm a little deeper and how it may play a part in your own everyday world.

    A quote by Zanna Keithley that says: Everything in the universe is in a cycle. The seasons. The moon. Your breath. You. Nothing stays in one state forever. That’s why everything feels so heavy: because you’re holding onto what you were meant to release. This experience was meant to teach you; you were never meant to carry the weight of it for so long. Honor the cycle you’re in by releasing what no longer serves you. Let it in, then let it go. Make space for a new season to come forth.

    The Law of Rhythm and Hardships vs. Ease

    What hardships are you currently experiencing in your life?

    And when difficulties arise, how do you respond? Are you able to remain grounded and at peace no matter how rocky and unstable things become? Or do you get overwhelmed by the stress of it all and worry that these hard times will last forever?

    If your answer is the latter, don’t judge or criticize yourself. I think most of us tend to get lost in the murky waters of hardships and difficulties. When you’re experiencing hard times, it’s hard to believe that brighter days will ever come again.

    But know this: it is a universal law that the difficult moments and hard times will not last.

    According to the Law of Rhythm, no hardship lasts forever. When you’re experiencing difficulties in your personal or professional life, know that it will pass.

    By understanding that this is just part of the cycle you’re in, you can relax and feel at peace knowing that the hardship will turn into ease just as summer turns into fall.

    And when things are going well, you become less likely to take this time for granted. You know that this period of ease may not last forever, and that’s okay. You’re able to honor the cycle and feel gratitude for all that you have in this moment.

    The only way a hardship can last any longer than it’s meant to is if you’re somehow holding onto it. There may even be times when the hardship has already passed, but you’re allowing it to still exist in your mind.

    For instance, if you’ve experienced difficulties in your relationship, you may have already talked them through with your partner, and things may be better now, but you’re still holding onto the emotions of the experience within.

    When you do this, it may feel like the hardship will never pass. This is when you must go within and uncover what you’re still holding onto, then allow yourself to let go of thoughts and emotions that no longer serve you.

    The Law of Rhythm and Doing vs. Being

    As I discussed above, I’ve learned that I experience energetic surges every month, and during this period, it feels like I can create forever.

    In general, I’m not someone who “relaxes” a lot. Writing is both my career and my hobby, so my brain is constantly churning, searching for the right ideas, words, and sentences to convey what’s in my head.

    But sometimes, I just need a break. I used to fight this because I believed the need for a break was a failure on my part. It took me a while to understand that this was part of the cycle. And when I surrendered to the cycle and stepped back from creating, eventually, when I did return to creating, my work would be even better because I gave myself that time.

    Sometimes, I do. Other times, I just am.

    This is all in accordance with the Law Of Rhythm.

    According to the Law of Rhythm, you will experience times of productivity and times of rest. You might also call these periods “times of doing” and “times of being.”

    Neither time is better or worse than the other, and both are needed in order for you to live your most authentic life.

    You might be able to see how this plays out in your own life. How do you feel when you work non-stop day after day without a moment to rest? Or conversely, how do you feel when you lay around on the couch for days or weeks at a time without actually doing anything productive?

    Some cultures may prioritize one thing or the other, but the truth is, both doing and being are needed in order for you to thrive. When you resist one or the other, you resist the laws of the universe and detract from your own highest good.

    Because I think many of us tend to uphold the “virtues” of productivity and doing at the expense of rest, I want to end this section with this: the next time you need to cancel plans, take a rest day, or spend time nurturing your soul, don’t feel guilty or try to resist.

    This is how you honor your own inner rhythm and cycle, and it is often the very best thing you can do not just for yourself but for all.

    The Law of Rhythm Journal Prompts

    As you’ve been reading through these sections, you may have already started thinking about how the Law of Rhythm plays a role in your own life. Below are a list of journal prompts you can use for deeper insight into the cycles that you experience and how you approach and react to each cycle.

    • What cycles do I see play out in my own life?
    • Are there any cycles I tend to resist, or that I’ve allowed myself to believe are inherently “wrong”?
    • How does it feel internally when I try to resist the cycles that unfold in my life?
    • What’s one example of a cycle of hardship vs. ease that I experience in my life? (This can be in regards to work, relationships, finances, creativity, or any other personal or professional area of your life.)
    • Considering what I know about the Law of Rhythm and cycles, how can I approach hardships and difficulties that appear in my life?
    • How do I see the cycle of doing vs. being unfold in my life? Do I experience resistance to either one?
    • How do I feel when I try to resist my own inner rhythm and cycles?
    • What mindset/attitude do I want to cultivate moving forward in regards to the Law of Rhythm and the cycles I experience in my world?

    What are some of the cycles that you’ve experienced in your own life? How does understanding the Law of Rhythm influence your mindset when experiencing hardships? Leave your questions and comments in the comment box below!

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    35 Journal Prompts For Unconditional Self-Love

    Are you ready to create a deeper relationship with yourself based on love and compassion? Check out these 35 self-love journal prompts designed to help you cultivate unconditional love for all parts of yourself: mind, body, and soul.

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    Cultivating Unconditional Self-Love

    You are worthy of unconditional self-love.

    And even more: you deserve to be loved every single day of your life.

    Is that hard to say? It used to be for me. I had a hard time believing I “deserved” anything good in this world. I remember the first time I tried to say the affirmation, “I deserve joy.” Almost immediately, my inner bully heard these words and stampeded right out to speak her mind:

    “Who are you to say that you deserve joy? How selfish can you be? What have you done to deserve anything? The world doesn’t revolve around you! Stop thinking about yourself so much!”

    Ouch. That hurt. But it didn’t dissuade me. So I decided to re-frame my perspective:

    I believe my best friend deserves infinite joy and love, right? Absolutely.

    And my nieces and nephews? Always.

    What about my neighbors, community members, and strangers I see on afternoon walks? Well, sure. I don’t know them, but I believe they deserve joy, too.

    It’s just me, I realized. The only person I was being unfairly hard on was myself.

    With this newfound perspective, my attitude began to shift. I started to speak lovingly to myself, knowing I was worthy of every single positive word I said.

    And that question my inner bully had asked before?

    “What have you done to deserve anything?”

    Well, nothing. And everything. You see, I realized that I don’t actually have to do anything to deserve love, joy, peace, abundance, and all the good stuff in my life.

    I was already deserving, just because I existed.

    And the same is true for you.

    Your very existence makes you worthy of unconditional self-love. You don’t have to do anything. You don’t have to prove anything. You don’t have to achieve anything.

    You just have to be.

    You are worthy.

    You are deserving.

    And you are more than enough–just because you’re you.

    Always.

    How to Use These Journal Prompts

    The journal prompts below are designed to help you love, celebrate, and honor everything that makes you uniquely you. These journal prompts are all about you: what makes you special, how you make space in your life for self-love and self-care, and what practices you can incorporate into your life to cultivate even more unconditional love within.

    There are no rules for how to approach these prompts. If you want, you can answer them one at a time, or you can skip around and find the ones that resonate most with you.

    If possible, try to schedule 15 to 30 minutes for your journaling time. Find a quiet spot where you won’t be distracted, and set the intention to be open and honest with yourself. And most of all, release all judgment as you start to write. If an uncomfortable feeling arises, choose to have compassion for yourself.

    Remember this:

    Self-love isn’t about cultivating perfection. Self-love is about loving your imperfections perfectly.

    Self-Love Journal Prompts

    • What are ten things I love most about myself?
    • What superpower do I have that makes a positive difference in other people’s lives?
    • What makes me a great friend?
    • How can I show myself unconditional love in my daily life?
    • What positive habits can I practice every day to show myself more love and self-acceptance?
    • What self-care practices can I incorporate into my daily life to take care of my mind, body, and soul?
    • What powerful affirmations can I repeat to myself to foster deeper feelings of unconditional self-love? How can I include these affirmations in my daily routine?
    • When my inner bully comes out and speaks down to me, what can I do to show myself kindness and compassion?
    • Do I possess any fears or limiting beliefs preventing me from showing myself and accepting unconditional love? How can I begin to release these fears and limiting beliefs?
    • What is one moment in my life when I felt proud of myself? Describe this moment in detail, including all of the feelings you experienced.
    • Am I able to easily express love to myself?
    • How do I express love to myself? What are my favorite ways to show myself love?
    • How have I grown in the past year? What led me to experiencing this type of growth?
    • How have I grown in the past ten years? What positive changes am I most grateful for?
    • When do I feel happiest? What brings me true joy? How can I invite more joy into my daily life?
    • Who is one person who loves me unconditionally? Why am I deserving of this person’s love?
    • What special talents do I have that make me unique?
    • Why do people love to be around me? What positive characteristics do I possess that make me a joy to be around?
    • What limiting beliefs do I need to release in order to cultivate more unconditional self-love?
    • What five-minute practices can I incorporate into my routine that will nourish my mind, body, and spirit?
    • If my family and friends were to describe me, what positive things would they say?
    • What’s one thing I can do every morning to support myself before I start my day?
    • What hardships have I experienced that have made me stronger? How did I show courage, strength, and resilience while experiencing these hardships?
    • What’s a compliment I’ve been given multiple times? How does this compliment make me feel?
    • Why is my unique perspective valuable and needed in this world?
    • How do I inspire others?
    • What are ten things about my body that I truly love and feel grateful for?
    • Who is the highest, truest, most authentic version of myself?
    • Why am I grateful for my past self?
    • What can I do today that my future self will be grateful for?
    • Why would I not want to be anyone else in the world but me?
    • What’s one of the greatest things I’ve ever done?
    • How do I exemplify greatness in my daily life?
    • What parts of myself do I want to explore deeper? Why are these parts of me worthy of exploring?
    • What’s my favorite thing about being me?

    Self-Love Journals and Workbooks

    If you’re looking for a guided journal or workbook to cultivate more love, compassion, and confidence, check out some of my favorites below!



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    45 Personal Growth Journal Prompts To Be Your Best Self

    In this article, discover 45 personal growth journal prompts to connect with your innermost self and cultivate a deeper connection with the truest, most authentic you.

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    Your Journey to Your True Self

    Who is your truest, most authentic self? When you close your eyes and try to picture yourself, who do you see? What qualities would you use to describe yourself? How have past experiences shaped you into the person you are today?

    These are just some of the questions you can begin to ask yourself as you walk forward on your personal growth journey.

    But first, what exactly does that mean? “Your personal growth journey.”

    Personal growth entails getting in touch with your innermost self and looking into who you truly are: beyond appearances, beyond what’s expected of you, beyond even what you expect of yourself.

    When you get past labels and preconceived notions, who is your authentic self?

    It also requires you to ask important questions and respond with complete honesty. What does your heart really want? What limiting beliefs are preventing you from going after your dreams? What’s holding you back from living the life that was truly meant for you?

    And as you ask these questions of yourself, you must then go beyond just asking. You must do.

    What self-care practices will help you to align with your best self? Start those today.

    What positive habits will serve and support your mind, body, and spirit? Start adding them into your daily routine this month.

    What does your soul need? Let it in.

    Below, you’ll find 45 personal growth journal prompts to support you in your journey. As you go through these questions, you might find that some take up pages of writing, while others can be answered quickly. There’s no right or wrong amount of time or space to use for these questions. Just keep digging for the truth.

    And that’s the key, really: truth. Authenticity. Being honest with yourself.

    Don’t simply tell yourself what you want to hear; tell yourself what you need to hear. But do so with love and compassion. If you find yourself judging or criticizing yourself for your answers, step back and gently assert that criticism has no place here.

    Know that you are always, always worthy of kindness and compassion, even when you’re writing about your own perceived imperfections or mistakes you’ve made in the past.

    Know that all experiences have supported your growth and have led you to where you are right now.

    I hope these personal growth journal prompts support you in your journey and help you to align with the person you were always meant to be: the real and true you.

    Personal Growth Journal Prompts

    • Who is my truest, most authentic self?
    • In what ways am I aligned with my most authentic self in my daily life?
    • What causes me to become misaligned with my most authentic self?
    • What simple daily practices can I do to align with my truest self?
    • How have I grown in the past year?
    • How have I grown in the past five years?
    • What hardships have I experienced that have served my growth?
    • Where do I see myself in one year?
    • Where do I see myself in five years?
    • What weaknesses do I perceive in myself? In what ways could these perceived weaknesses actually be strengths?
    • What makes me feel the happiest? How can I incorporate this joy in my daily life?
    • What would I say to the person I was ten years ago?
    • What would I say to the person I will be ten years from now?
    • Am I able to ask for help and lean on others? Can I trust others?
    • Am I resourceful and able to count on myself? Can I trust myself?
    • Do I consider myself intuitive? Do I trust my intuition when making decisions?
    • How much do I use my logic and reason versus how much do I rely on my intuition and heart? Do I believe one is more important than the other? What’s my ideal balance between these sides of me?
    • When I’m feeling overwhelmed, what practices can I do for myself to feel centered, grounded, and stable?
    • What does my soul need in this moment, and how can I give myself what I need?
    • What limiting beliefs do I possess that keep me from going after my dreams?
    • How can I begin to release these limiting beliefs? Is it worth it for me to try to release them?
    • What does success mean to me?
    • If I could do anything with my life, what would it be?
    • What holds me back from living the life I imagine?
    • How can I cultivate more self-confidence and self-belief?
    • What positive habits do I currently practice in my daily life?
    • What positive habits do I want to add to my daily routine? How can I start adding these habits throughout the next month?
    • Are there any emotions I tend to avoid feeling? Why do I avoid feeling these emotions? What would happen if I allow myself to feel these emotions more often?
    • Am I still holding onto any negative energy from past experiences?
    • How can I begin to gently work through any negative energy I’m holding onto?
    • When I’m working on a project, do I get easily distracted? If so, how can I limit distractions that hinder my productivity?
    • What does anxiety feel like physically, mentally, and emotionally for me?
    • In what types of situations do I often experience anxiety?
    • What practices help me to alleviate anxiety? When I’m experiencing anxiety, what do my mind, body, and spirit need the most?
    • What’s the best compliment I’ve ever been given? Why is this compliment so special to me?
    • What compliment do I wish someone would give me? Can I give this compliment to myself, right now?
    • Am I holding onto any grudges from past experiences? What’s stopping me from releasing these grudges?
    • What does forgiveness mean to me? Am I able to forgive easily?
    • Do I criticize myself often? How does it feel when I criticize myself?
    • What does self-compassion mean to me? Do I have a difficult time showing myself compassion?
    • How can I cultivate more self-compassion in my daily life?
    • What does my self-care routine look like? What do I want my self-care routine to look like?
    • How can I make more space for self-care in my daily life?
    • Why am I always, always deserving of unconditional love?
    • What can I do every single day to show myself the love I deserve?

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    50 Inspiring Journal Prompts for Self-Discovery

    In this article, you’ll find 50 inspiring journal prompts for self-discovery and personal growth. Plus, I share some of my favorite guided journals for connecting with your truest, most authentic self.

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    Journaling For Self-Discovery

    Journaling is a powerful tool in your journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and creating the life that you truly love.

    For the past several years, I’ve been journaling for 30 minutes every morning as soon as I wake up. I do this even before eating breakfast, working out, checking social media, or meditating.

    This practice has served me in more ways than I ever could’ve imagined. I’ve found that when I take 30 minutes to focus solely on my inner world, I forge a deeper connection with my most authentic self.

    Additionally, it helps me to get any thoughts, worries, or heavy emotions out of my body and onto the blank page in front of me. By the end of my journaling sessions, I always feel lighter and more clear-headed as I set out to embrace the opportunities and experiences of the new day ahead.

    Your own journaling practice should be tailored to your unique preferences and needs. You might journal for ten minutes a day or a whole hour. You might like early mornings, or maybe you like to journal at night to help you unwind from your day.

    There are no rules to journaling; do what feels best to you.

    If I can give you one piece of advice, though, it would be to make your journaling practice a safe place from self-judgment or self-criticism.

    This means you’re free to write down whatever you need to without your inner critic telling you it’s wrong to think or feel a certain way.

    In fact, if you’re seeking meaningful self-discovery, the best thing you can do is to get curious.

    For instance, let’s say you’re journaling about the day you had yesterday, and you realize you didn’t react to a situation as well as you would’ve liked to. Instead of criticizing yourself, allow yourself to explore your reaction with non-judgmental awareness.

    Keep probing deeper to get to the root of your own thoughts, actions, feelings, and beliefs.

    Below, you’ll find 50 journal prompts for self-discovery, personal growth, and exploring your inner self. You can choose to spend as much or as little time on each prompt as you’d like, and you can also skip around to complete them in any order you’d prefer.

    And be sure to keep scrolling to the end of the post, where I link to seven of my favorite guided journals for self-discovery. Though each journal is uniquely different, each one will powerfully guide you in your personal growth journey and give you everything you need to explore your own inner world.

    Journal Prompts for Self-Discovery

    • What would I do today if I knew I could not fail?
    • What’s still worth doing, even if I do fail?
    • What does my perfect, dream life look like?
    • What limiting beliefs or fears are holding me back from pursuing my dreams?
    • What are some of my favorite qualities about myself?
    • What superpower do I have that makes a positive difference in other people’s lives?
    • How have I grown in the past year? What led me to experiencing this type of growth?
    • How have I grown in the past ten years? What positive changes am I most grateful for?
    • What are some obstacles and challenges I’ve experienced that I now feel grateful for, even if it was hard to appreciate it at the time?
    • What risks have I taken in my life that I’m really glad I took?
    • What risks do I want to take this year, and what’s holding me back?
    • What does self-care mean to me? What are some of my favorite self-care activities? How can I incorporate more self-care into my life?
    • How do I express my creativity? What are my favorite creative activities? How can I make space for more creative outlets in my life? 
    • How do I use my imagination now compared to when I was a child? Do I still use my imagination in my daily life? How can I embrace using my imagination more?
    • Do I let myself experience fun and play in my daily life? How can I make space for more play? What are some of my favorite fun activities?
    • What are my guiding principles and truths? How do I live by my guiding principles in my daily life?
    • How can I be kinder and more compassionate to myself? When my inner bully comes out, what can I do to show myself more kindness and love?
    • 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? What can I do to feel more confident in these situations?
    • What are some of the people, experiences, and/or things in my life that I sometimes take for granted? How can I cultivate more gratitude and appreciation in my daily life?
    • What does it mean to me to be stable, secure, and grounded? When I’m feeling off-balance, what can I do to help myself feel more grounded and centered?
    • When do I feel happiest? What brings me true joy?
    • What do I need more of in my life? How can I bring more of this into my world?
    • What do I need to release in my life? How can I let go of these things/experiences/people/beliefs to make space for something new?
    • What does success mean to me? How might my idea of success be different from someone else’s idea of success?
    • How do I nourish my mind? What can I do for myself to support a strong, healthy mind?
    • How do I nourish my body? What can I do for myself to support a strong, healthy body?
    • How do I nourish my soul? What can I do for myself to support a strong, healthy soul?
    • What tasks do I tend to avoid doing? Why do I avoid these tasks? How can I support myself in approaching these tasks with confidence?
    • What’s my favorite compliment I’ve ever received? Why did the compliment mean so much to me?
    • What is one thing I can do today to lovingly nurture my mind, body, and spirit?
    • What is one thing I can do today to bring me closer to my dreams?
    • What is one thing I can do today to support my personal growth journey?
    • Do I have any unhealthy habits? What steps can I take to release my unhealthy habits and create new, more positive ones?
    • What does my comfort zone look like? In what ways does this comfort zone support me, and in what ways does it hinder my growth? How can I begin to step outside of my comfort zone over the next few months?
    • How would I describe myself to a total stranger if I knew they wouldn’t judge me?
    • How would my friends and family describe me?
    • What are some hardships I’ve experienced, and in what ways have these hardships helped me to grow?
    • What does a perfect day look like to me?
    • What’s one thing I can do in five minutes a day to support myself?
    • What’s something I’ve always dreamed of doing but haven’t done yet? Can I make this dream come true this year?
    • What’s on my lifelong bucket list? Which of these things could I do or accomplish over the next year?
    • What kind of person do I want to be? How do I want to be remembered?
    • In the middle of a busy and/or stressful day, what can I do to help myself feel supported and centered?
    • What types of situations and experiences make me feel tense and/or withdrawn? What can I do to help myself in these situations?
    • What was one of my absolute favorite childhood moments? What did I love most about that moment? (Describe the moment in detail.)
    • In what ways did my childhood shape the person I am now?
    • What aspects of my childhood am I most grateful for?
    • If I could go back in time and tell my younger self anything, what would I say?
    • What are ten things about my body that I truly love and feel grateful for?
    • What are all the aspects of my life right now, exactly as it is, that I feel true gratitude and appreciation for?

    Guided Journals

    True You: A Self Discovery Journal

    The beautifully illustrated True You: A Self-Discovery Journal is filled with incredibly powerful journal prompts divided into categories like Self-Awareness, Values, Identity, and Confidence. It’s also filled with inspirational quotes and creative exercises, and did I mention that it’s absolutely gorgeous? (This journal is one of my favorites!)

    Soul Therapy: A 365 Day Journal for Self Exploration, Healing & Reflection

    The Soul Therapy Journal is a powerful daily guided journal filled with thought-provoking prompts, quotes, reflection questions, daily practices, and an endless amount of truly nourishing food for your soul.

    This Year I Will: . . . A 52-Week Guided Journal to Achieve Your Goals

    This 52-Week Guided Journal is the perfect guide to exploring your goals, setting intentions, practicing gratitude, and growing over the course of the next 365 days.

    Burn After Writing

    Burn After Writing is the guided journal that encourages you to spend less time scrolling and more time reflecting. It’s filled with powerful prompts to reflect upon and explore your past, present, and future.

    Gratitude: A Day and Night Journal

    I love the Gratitude: A Day and Night Journal because it allows you to reflect daily on your thoughts, intentions, goals, and what you’re truly grateful for in your life. This is the perfect journal for cultivating a sense of gratitude, optimism, and true joy each and every day.

    Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration

    There are so many things to love about the Start Where You Are Journal: it’s beautifully illustrated, contains lots of inspiring journal prompts and quotes, and it nurtures your creativity by allowing space to draw and color on many of the pages. This is the perfect journal for exploring your inner self while also embracing your divine creativity.

    Present, Not Perfect: A Journal for Slowing Down, Letting Go, and Loving Who You Are

    Last but definitely not least, the Present, Not Perfect Journal is another gorgeously illustrated guided journal to gently guide you to release the stress and overwhelm of your daily life and make space for mindfulness, introspection, and total self-love.


    How do you approach your journaling practice? Share your tips and experiences in the comment box below!

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    30 Profound Journal Prompts For Spiritual Growth

    In this article, discover 30 thoughtful journal prompts for spiritual growth to help you connect deeper to both your true self and to the higher power in your life. Plus, download your free printable journal prompts below!

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    Spiritual Growth

    Growing up, I never would’ve considered myself a spiritual person.

    I think I always mostly believed in a higher power, but I always considered this higher power to exist outside of myself. To be completely honest, I often imagined this higher power to be this enormous being who was watching me from the sky, judging and criticizing my every thought and action.

    I believed this higher power had extraordinary expectations for me to be perfect, and I was already so hard on myself all the time – bearing the weight of all those expectations felt like carrying a mountain on my shoulders. In my mind, no matter what I did, it’d never be enough.

    So it became much easier for me to pretend this higher being didn’t exist at all.

    It was just me and myself, I decided. I’d have to figure things out on my own. And that was okay. I didn’t need anyone else. I remember when I was younger, I once asked my mom if she thought I was a leader or a follower.

    “Neither,” she responded. “You don’t feel the need to lead, but you don’t follow either. You’re just your own person.”

    I loved this identity. My own person. Even though I don’t think it was what she meant, I took it to mean that I didn’t need other people at all. Even when things were difficult, I could always make it on my own.

    It took many years of lessons and hardship to realize that trying to be a solely independent person who never relied on anyone else for anything wasn’t really the path I wanted to be on. That I truly and deeply loved people. That I needed them.

    And that I needed something greater than me to believe in. That I needed a higher power: God, the Universe, Source, Love, All That Is – whatever name feels best to you.

    My life changed in the most extraordinary ways when I released my grip on the reins and surrendered control to the Universe. When I began to lean into divine flow. When I trusted the pull of my heart guiding me forward, even when it didn’t make sense.

    And this relationship is still growing. Still expanding. It transforms every day. The more I surrender, let go, and trust, the more miraculous my life becomes. I was so worried about control for so long, yet it was releasing this control that brought me the true peace I’d been searching for my entire life.

    Below, you’ll find 30 journal prompts for spiritual growth to help you on your own spiritual journey. These questions focus both on your relationship with your true self as well as your relationship with a higher power. You can also download your copy of these free printable journal prompts at the bottom of this post.

    Before you begin responding to any of these journal prompts, I want you to make a promise to yourself to be kind and compassionate with yourself no matter what comes up. Allow yourself the grace of imperfection. Embrace your past, as every experience you’ve encountered has brought you here today.

    And also, what I believed when I was little? About a higher power sitting in the sky watching and criticizing your every move? It isn’t true. We all have different, unique relationships with the Universe, but for all of us, this is true:

    The Universe has never criticized or condemned you. The Universe has never judged you for your thoughts or actions. The Universe is love. The Universe knows only love. And the Universe only feels perfect, unconditional love for you.

    Journal Prompts For Spiritual Growth

    • Who is my true self?
    • What do I love most about my true self?
    • Do I ever hide my true self out of fear of being judged or criticized?
    • The next time I’m tempted to hide my true self, what can I tell myself to confidently stand in who I am and embrace myself fully?
    • What has my spiritual journey looked like up to this point in my life?
    • What does “spirituality” mean to me?
    • What does it mean to me to be a spiritual person? What about my spiritual self am I still learning and discovering?
    • When and/or where do I feel most connected to my spiritual self?
    • What is my relationship with a higher power?
    • How does a higher power show up in my daily life?
    • How would I like a higher power to show up in my life? Can I ask this higher power to show up for me in this way?
    • In what ways does the Universe (or God) speak to me? How do I speak back to the Universe?
    • When I communicate with the Universe, do I feel heard?
    • Do I feel like the higher power in my life criticizes me or loves me without condition? How does this higher power feel about me?
    • What is my soul’s purpose? Do I feel connected to my purpose? If not, what steps can I take to discover my soul’s purpose?
    • When do I feel most at peace?
    • How can I cultivate deeper feelings of inner peace in my daily life, even when the outer world feels heavy and overwhelming?
    • What miracles have I experienced in my life? What do these miracles mean to me?
    • How has the Universe guided me throughout my life through the use of signs, synchronicities, and my own intuition?
    • Am I currently receiving any spiritual guidance about my path? What is this guidance telling me is the next right step?
    • Am I able to surrender to spiritual guidance, or is it sometimes difficult for me to give up control? What do I fear will happen if I release control and surrender?
    • What does it mean to me to surrender?
    • What are some things I’m worrying about right now? How can I turn over these worries to a higher power?
    • Do I ever feel lost or alone in my life? Am I able to turn to a higher power during these times? If this is difficult, what makes it hard to do?
    • Has there ever been a time in my life when my prayers weren’t answered (or it seemed as though they weren’t answered), and this actually worked out positively for me?
    • What are some examples of past experiences when the Universe gave me exactly what I needed at exactly the right time?
    • How does spiritual growth require change and transformation? Is this easy or hard for me?
    • The Law of Rhythm states that everything comes in cycles, and nothing stays in one state forever. We can see this in the changing of seasons and the cycles of the moon. What cycles appear in my own life? How can understanding that everything is part of a greater cycle help me to cultivate deeper feelings of inner peace?
    • Did I have any childhood experiences that negatively affected my belief, attitude, or relationship toward God, the Universe, and/or the concept of spirituality? Have I been able to heal from these experiences, or is there still healing to be done?
    • What self-care practices can I do for myself to nourish my spiritual self? How can I take care of my mind, body, and spirit?

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    24 Shadow Work Journal Prompts For Inner Healing

    In this article, discover the meaning of shadow work, plus get 24 profound shadow work journal prompts to connect to your innermost self and begin the journey of deep healing and growth.

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    What Is Shadow Work?

    We all have parts of ourselves that we keep hidden – from others, and often, from ourselves, too.

    These are the aspects of our inner beings that we suppress, neglect, and exile to a deep corner hidden inside ourselves where no one can access.

    Often, we label these parts of ourselves as wrong.

    This label may come from childhood, when you were told by an adult that something you did or said was bad. Maybe you put yourself out there, wanting to impress an adult, and they reacted in a way that you perceived as negatively. In turn, this caused you to feel shame and embarrassment.

    And no longer wanting to ever feel that depth of pain again, you locked away this part of you so that nobody will ever be able to cut you so deeply ever again.

    We go to great lengths to protect ourselves. We hide parts of ourselves that we deem as being unflattering. We don’t like to expose our shadows out of fear of being judged, ridiculed, and abandoned.

    But the truth is, we all have a darker side within us. We all experience greed, envy, selfishness, and other feelings we deem as negative.

    Shadow work is the practice of gently acknowledging and bringing these hidden parts of yourself back to the surface. Instead of viewing yourself as a hundred different puzzle pieces, some lost and hidden, you see that you’re the whole puzzle. It’s embracing your wholeness – the entirety of who you are. The light. The dark. The difficult and vulnerable. All of it.

    Because all parts of you are worthy of your own love and attention.

    Shadow work isn’t easy, though, and I definitely recommend preparing yourself fully before diving straight in. Scott Jeffrey offers a great guide to shadow work here. Make sure you’re in a stable place mentally, emotionally, and spiritually before you begin working through these shadow work journal prompts.

    Shadow Work Journal Prompts

    Before we get to the journal prompts, I want to make an important note on how to approach your journaling session.

    Shadow work can trigger a lot of feelings and thoughts within. And it can be really, really easy to be hard on yourself. Before you begin answering any of these questions, make a promise to yourself to refrain from self-criticism. The path to healing isn’t paved in self-judgment but in deep and profound self-compassion.

    If it helps, you can write on the top of your paper, “I will be kind to myself today.”

    Know that this really, truly isn’t about being perfect. It’s about acknowledging all parts of yourself, including the parts that you may neglect and bury deep within. You don’t have to do anything immediately to change or heal those parts of you.

    Right now, just showing those parts of yourself that you see them and they’re not alone is enough.

    Journal Prompts

    • What are my pet peeves? Where do I think these pet peeves may have stemmed from?
    • What personality traits bother me? What behaviors get under my skin? Do I possess any of these personality traits or behaviors?
    • What external experiences trigger a negative reaction within me? Why do I think I react negatively to these experiences?
    • Have I ever offered my authentic self to another and been rejected? How did this make me feel?
    • What was I like as a child? Is there any aspect of my childlike self that I’ve lost touch with that I miss? What caused me to lose touch with this part of me?
    • Did I experience any embarrassing or difficult situations when I was younger that had a profound effect on me? How do I feel when I think about that experience now?
    • Do I try to hide any parts of myself from others? Why do I hide these parts of me?
    • What personality traits do I notice in others that I wish I had? How do I feel when I’m around people with these traits?
    • If I could change one part of myself, what would I change? (Now, challenge yourself to see if you can find at least one positive aspect of this part of you. Could this thing you don’t like be beneficial in any way?)
    • What’s one of my greatest weaknesses? In what ways could this weakness be a strength?
    • What emotions do I typically avoid feeling? (i.e. anger, resentment, sadness, grief) What do I think will happen if I allow myself to feel these emotions?
    • Have I ever felt wronged by someone? How has that experience affected me?
    • Think about a time when you felt wronged, betrayed, or let down. Write a letter to the person who caused these feelings.
    • Have I ever wronged, betrayed, or let down another person? Have I forgiven myself for what I did?
    • Think about a time you wronged, betrayed, or let down another person. Write a letter to yourself, forgiving yourself for this experience.
    • Think about a time you wronged, betrayed, or let down another person. Write a letter to that person, asking for their forgiveness.
    • What do I carry inside me that still needs to be healed? How can I take the first step to healing?
    • What parts of myself do I neglect, ignore, and/or suppress? Why have I neglected these parts of myself? What would happen if I showed these aspects of my inner self a little more attention?
    • Have I noticed any negative patterns that keep appearing in my life? What do I need to do to break this cycle?
    • In what ways do I ghost myself? Do I ignore my own feelings, thoughts, needs, or desires? How does it feel to ghost myself?
    • Think about some of the negative emotional reactions you’ve had over the past week. Is there a theme that ties these reactions together? If there’s one thing that particularly bothers you, is it possible that you see this bothersome thing reflected in yourself? (For instance, if narcissism triggers an especially powerful reaction in you, do you have any narcissistic tendencies that you try to hide from others?)
    • Write a letter to yourself, from Fear. What does Fear want to tell you?
    • Write a letter to yourself, from Shame. What does Shame want to tell you?
    • Write a letter to yourself, from your shadow. What does your shadow want to tell you?

    What does shadow work look like for you, and how has it affected your life? Share your tips and experiences in the comment box below.

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    30 Journal Prompts For Self Growth (& Deeper Self-Love)

    In this article, discover 30 profound journal prompts for self growth and deeper self-love. Use these journal prompts to help you go within, peel back the layers of your innermost self, and unearth the truest, most authentic you. (Plus don’t forget to download your free printable journal prompts for self growth below!)

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    The Art Of Self Growth

    One of my all-time favorite affirmations is this:

    “I love myself fully now as I continue to grow.”

    Growth is a never-ending process. For as long as you’re breathing, you’re continuing to transform, discover, and unearth the deepest parts of yourself. This means that if you wait until you’ve completed your journey of personal growth to finally show yourself the love and compassion you deserve, you’ll be waiting for the rest of your life.

    You are allowed to love yourself fully right now, exactly as you are. Even in your imperfections. Even when you make mistakes. Even when you’re not completely certain who you truly are. At every stage of your journey, you are worthy of deep, unconditional love.

    Embrace the journey. Love the journey. And also embrace and love yourself as you navigate through your inner and outer worlds.

    Below, you’ll find 30 journal prompts for self growth that will help you to go within and gently peel back the layers of your innermost self. As you answer these prompts, be sure to show yourself extra love and compassion. Don’t judge or criticize yourself for your answers. This journey of growth isn’t easy, and it’s something many of us avoid, so acknowledge the courage it takes to take this step.

    And for more self growth journal prompts, be sure to check out these journal prompts for anxiety as well as these spirituality journal prompts to connect to your deepest self. (Plus, be sure to download your free printable journal prompts below.)

    Journal Prompts For Self Growth

    • What would I do today if I knew I could not fail?
    • What limiting beliefs or fears are holding me back from pursuing my dreams?
    • How have I grown in the past year? What led me to experiencing this type of growth?
    • How have I grown in the past ten years? What positive changes am I most grateful for?
    • What are some hardships I’ve experienced, and in what ways have these hardships helped me to grow?
    • What risks have I taken in my life that I’m really glad I took?
    • What risks do I want to take this year, and what’s holding me back?
    • What are my guiding principles and truths? How do I live by my guiding principles in my daily life?
    • How can I be kinder and more compassionate to myself? When my inner bully comes out, what can I do to show myself more kindness and love?
    • 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? What can I do to feel more confident in these situations?
    • What are some of the people, experiences, and/or things in my life that I sometimes take for granted? How can I cultivate more gratitude and appreciation in my daily life?
    • What does it mean to me to be stable, secure, and grounded? When I’m feeling off-balance, what can I do to help myself feel more grounded and centered?
    • What do I need more of in my life? How can I bring more of this to my life?
    • What do I need to release in my life? How can I let go of these things/experiences/people/beliefs to make space for something new?
    • What does success mean to me? How might my idea of success be different from someone else’s idea of success?
    • What tasks do I tend to avoid doing? Why do I avoid these tasks? How can I support myself in approaching these tasks with confidence?
    • Do I have any unhealthy habits? What steps can I take to release my unhealthy habits and create new, more positive ones?
    • What does forgiveness mean to me? Am I able to forgive easily?
    • Do I criticize myself often? How does it feel when I criticize myself?
    • What does self-compassion mean to me? Do I have a difficult time showing myself compassion?
    • What does my comfort zone look like? In what ways does this comfort zone support me, and in what ways does it hinder my growth? How can I begin to step outside of my comfort zone over the next three months?
    • What’s something I’ve always dreamed of doing but haven’t done yet? Can I make this dream come true this year?
    • What’s on my lifelong bucket list? Which of these things could I do or accomplish over the next year?
    • What kind of person do I want to be? How do I want to be remembered?
    • If I could go back in time and tell my younger self anything, what would I say?
    • What self-care practices can I do for myself to nourish my whole self? How can I take care of my mind, body, and spirit?
    • How can I show myself unconditional love in my daily life?
    • When do I feel happiest? What brings me true joy? How can I incorporate more joy into my daily life?
    • How can I love myself a little more today?
    • What will I do today to help my personal growth?

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    Do you have any favorite journal prompts for self growth and discovery? How do you balance personal growth with showing yourself unconditional love at all stages in your journey? Share your tips and experiences in the comment box below!

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