100+ Journaling Ideas For Deep Mental & Spiritual Healing

Journaling is one of those practices that’s like salt or sugar – it goes well with everything!

AKA. no matter what situation you’re experiencing in life, no matter what your life looks like, or what field you work in, journaling has your back.

In particular, if you’re struggling with mental health issues, journaling has pretty rock-solid science backing its ability to help you de-stress and find more inner calm.

And for those who are wanting to go one step further and are seeking to live a more soul-centered and meaningful life, journaling excels in this area too.

The magic of journaling lies in its gift of helping us to dig deep into the blood, marrow, and bones of our deepest selves. 

Indeed, journaling is as much of a sacred soul work tool as it is a mainstream self-help practice.

100+ Journaling Ideas For Mental Health & Wellbeing

i) Holistic Journaling Ideas 

Well-being is the holistic feeling of vitality, aliveness, and freshness on all layers of your being. 

For this reason, we’ll explore some journaling ideas for your body, heart, mind, and soul below: 

Body Journaling Ideas

  1. What does my body need right now?
  2. What physical symptoms of unease have I been having lately? What might they mean?
  3. What kinds of physical self-care do I practice / need to practice more?
  4. Write about a time your body has protected or helped you.
  5. What makes me feel physically good? (How can I keep doing that?)
  6. What part of my body do I love the most? Why?
  7. If my body could speak, what would it say to me?
  8. What have I been taught about my body and how does that make me feel?
  9. What would totally accepting my body look or feel like?
  10. What is my relationship to my sexuality like? Why?

Heart Journaling Ideas

  1. If I could picture or sense my heart, what would it look or feel like?
  2. What three things generate a feeling of love in my heart?
  3. If my heart could speak to me, what would it say?
  4. How has my heart been wounded?
  5. What topics or areas of life fill me with passion?
  6. What thoughts cause my heart to constrict and close?
  7. What do I struggle with more: giving or receiving love? Why?
  8. What does self-love look like to me?
  9. How can I incorporate more self-compassion into my daily life?
  10. What do I genuinely love about myself?

Mind Journaling Ideas

  1. Write down three things you fear – how can they actually be positive things that may potentially lead you to grow in ways you’d never experience otherwise?
  2.  What places, people, or practices help you to feel mentally calm? Why?
  3. List five things you’re thankful for right now. How can you make being grateful more a part of your life?
  4. What toxic core beliefs do you need to let go of (and replace with healthier self-beliefs)?
  5. What are your three favorite positive affirmations that help you to feel uplifted?
  6. What does your shadow self or wounded part of you look/sound like? 
  7. Explore three ways you can set strong boundaries to protect your wellbeing.
  8. What’s your greatest strength in this life?
  9. If your inner child could speak to you, what would they say?
  10. If you could do anything empowering right now, what would you do (and why)?

Soul Journaling Ideas

  1. What was the most magical moment that ever happened to you? What did it look and feel like, and why was it so special?
  2. Explore one of your most recent nighttime dreams – what does it mean?
  3. Close your eyes, put a hand over your heart (which is the doorway to your Soul), and tune into your deepest Self. What does your Soul want you to know?
  4. What is the difference between Soul and Spirit in your opinion?
  5. What is your Soul place (a special physical space in this world)?
  6. Reflect on the three biggest lessons you believe your Soul came into this life to learn.
  7. Do you believe in soulmates? Why/why not?
  8. What does living a “Soul-centered” life mean to you?
  9. How has Soul Loss manifested in your life?
  10. What experiences, tools, environments, or beings help you to feel more connected with your Soul?

ii) Chakra Journaling Ideas

The chakra system is an ancient and multi-faceted philosophy that was first written about in the Vedas dating roughly back to around 1500 BC. 

Understanding and working with your chakras helps you to create energetic harmony and spiritual balance. These chakra journaling ideas can reveal what areas of your life need more attention:

Root Chakra Journaling Ideas

  1. In what areas of life am I ungrounded?
  2. What does my “personal boundary” feel like and how do I know when it’s being invaded?
  3. What element of nature most represents me? Why?
  4. What people or places make me feel safe?
  5. What part of my body am I most disconnected from? Why?
  6. If I was an animal, which one would I be and why?
  7. In stressful situations, what can I do to help myself stay centered?
  8. Write about how the following words make you feel: “I have the right to be here and take up space.”
  9. Explore the connection between gratitude and abundance.
  10. Reflect on your childhood: what basic needs were you deprived of, if any(e.g., food, water, shelter, warmth, medical assistance, a safe house/neighborhood)?

Sacral Chakra Journaling Ideas

  1. What simple pleasures do you enjoy the most in life?
  2. Write about how the following words make you feel: “I have the right to feel.”
  3. Reflect on what “healthy sexuality” means to you.
  4. What is your favorite body-centered practice (e.g., running, boxing, yoga, tai chi, swimming, pilates, etc.)?
  5. Name one of your addictive tendencies, what do you think triggers it? What healthy alternative can you find?
  6. What is the most rigid/fragile part of your body? If it could speak to you, what would it say?
  7. Explore what your relationship to pleasure is like. Do you over or under indulge?
  8. What is your favorite sense (smelling, tasting, hearing, touching, seeing) and why?
  9. What were you taught about self-gratification as a child?
  10. In what ways can you embrace your sexual nature or sensuality more?

Solar Plexus Chakra Journaling Ideas

  1. What does “personal power” mean to me?
  2. As a child, what was I taught about power and autonomy?
  3. In what areas of life do I feel disempowered? Why?
  4. Define who you are in ten words or less.
  5. What makes you feel “weak” in life? Why?
  6. Explore areas of life where you carry a victim mentality – what does it feel like and what can you do to reclaim your self-sovereignty?
  7. How does the feeling of shame feel in your body? What can you do to counteract that feeling with love?
  8. Explore ways you can individuate more.
  9. Reflect on these words by Joseph Campbell: “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” What does that mean to you?
  10. List three ways you can strengthen your self-worth.

Heart Chakra Journaling Ideas

  1. How was love expressed in your family as a child?
  2. How do you express love as an adult?
  3. What do you love the most about yourself?
  4. Write about how the following words make you feel: “I am worthy of love.”
  5. In what areas of life do you fear intimacy? Why?
  6. Imagine connecting with a rejected and abandoned part of you, what does this part need to express to you?
  7. Explore a moment in life when you felt overflowing love, even just for a second.
  8. What are the three most important qualities you need in a relationship to feel loved and secure?
  9. Write down three common self-criticisms and counteract them with three loving affirmations.
  10. What beliefs cause you to feel shut off and disconnected from others?

Throat Chakra Journaling Ideas

  1. When was the last time you were truly heard (and what did it feel like)?
  2. Are you a good listener? Why/why not?
  3. What kind of music uplifts you? What might it say about your deeper needs in life?
  4. In what situations are you tempted to lie and why?
  5. Write about how the following words make you feel: “I will speak my truth.”
  6. Do you have trouble speaking up or conversely, do you speak too much? Why?
  7. What is your relationship like with gossiping and keeping secrets?
  8. What is your favorite form of creative expression?
  9. Think of a person in your life you have trouble communicating with. Why do you think this is the case (try to think objectively)?
  10. What does the concept of “truth” mean to you?

Third Eye Chakra Journaling Ideas

  1. What does your intuition sound or feel like within you?
  2. Reflect on what areas of life you tend to see in black or white rather than shades of grey.
  3. List the three biggest areas of life in which you feel confused. What can you do to gain more clarity?
  4. Write about how the following words make you feel: “Everything I need is within me.”
  5. What does being open-minded mean to you? 
  6. In what ways were your perceptive abilities invalidated as a child?
  7. Visualize in your mind’s eye where you want to be in life. Is your dream realistic or idealistic – or perhaps a little of both?
  8. What powerful insight have you had recently?

Crown Chakra Journaling Ideas

  1. What were you taught about spirituality as a child? Was it helpful or unhelpful?
  2. Write about how the following words make you feel: “I am a spiritual being having a human experience.”
  3. What does “Wholeness” mean to you?
  4. Think about a difficult situation in your life, what is its deeper/higher underlying teaching?

Inner Child Work: 5 Ways to Heal Deep-Rooted Trauma

No matter how big or small, we’ve all experienced some kind of trauma as children.

These traumas can vary from having your favorite stuffed toy thrown in the trash, to being abandoned by your best childhood friend, to being physically or emotionally abused…

Inner child work is a vital component of the spiritual awakening journey because it reconnects us with a wounded element of ourselves: the child within. When we reconnect with this fragmented part of ourselves, we can begin to discover the root of many of our fears, phobias, insecurities, and sabotaging life patterns. This is where true healing and liberation happens!

I can almost guarantee that you’ll be shocked by what you discover through the process of inner child work. Instead of simply looking at a symptom of your pain, you’ll go right to the core to reveal when a fear, phobia, or certain life pattern first began.

15 Types of Childhood Trauma

Firstly, it’s important to understand that there are many different types of childhood trauma. These include the physical (including sexual), emotional and mental variety.

Also, when childhood trauma is severe or repeated enough, it can result in what psychology calls dissociation and shamanic philosophy calls soul loss. The solution to retrieving and integrating these fragmented parts of our being is called inner work (and soul retrieval forms a part of this process).

However, not all childhood trauma results in soul loss — but it can result in a wounded psyche. This can trigger issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, phobias, destructive behavioral patterns, and even chronic illnesses.

Fifteen common examples of childhood trauma include:

  1. Being hit or smacked by your parents/grandparents
  2. Having an emotionally unavailable parent who withholds affection
  3. Being “punished” by kicking, shaking, biting, burning, hair pulling, pinching, scratching, or “washing out the mouth” with soap
  4. Being the recipient of molestation, shown pornography, or any other type of sexual contact from a parent, relative, or friend
  5. Being the child of divorce
  6. Being given inappropriate or burdensome responsibilities (such as caring for your parents)
  7. Not being fed or provided a safe place to live from your parents
  8. Abandonment (your caretakers leaving you alone for long periods of time without a babysitter)
  9. Emotional neglect, i.e., not being nurtured, encouraged, or supported
  10. Being deliberately called names or verbally insulted
  11. Denigration of your personality
  12. Destruction of personal belongings
  13. Excessive demands
  14. Humiliation
  15. Car accidents, or other spontaneous traumatic events

There are many more examples of childhood trauma, but I just wanted to provide you with a few to give you an idea of what inner child work deals with. It’s also important to remember that our parents weren’t the only ones responsible for provoking childhood trauma — our grandparents, brothers, sisters, extended family members, family friends, and childhood friends may have also played a part…

Inner Child Work and Spiritual Awakening

Why is working with the inner child essential on the spiritual awakening journey? The answer is that our deepest wounds are carried by the child within. These wounds create tensions, blockages, or contractions within our hearts, minds, and bodies. And when we’re contracted, we become trapped in a tightly-bound separate self, also known as the ego. (This can also later contribute to triggering a Dark Night of the Soul.)

As you may (or may not) already know, the ego is the source of our suffering as it creates the illusion that we’re cut off from our True Nature. When our inner child is stuck in pain, it fuels this contracted ego. And so, inner child work is a vital practice on the spiritual journey, for, with it, we heal, evolve, and awaken.

What is Inner Child Work?

This leads us to explore the definition of inner child work:

Inner child work is the process of contacting, understanding, embracing, and healing your inner child. Your inner child represents your first original self that entered into this world; s/he contains your capacity to experience wonder, joy, innocence, sensitivity, and playfulness.

Unfortunately, we live in a society that forces us to repress our inner child and “grow up.” But the truth is that while most adults physically “grown-up,” they never quite reach emotional or psychological adulthood. In other words, most “grown-ups” aren’t really adults at all. This leaves most people in a state of puerile fears, angers, and traumas that fester away in the unconscious mind for decades.

When we deny and snuff out the voice of the child within we accumulate heavy psychological baggage. This unexplored and unresolved baggage causes us to experience problems such as mental illnesses, physical ailments, and relationship dysfunction.

In fact, it could be said that the lack of conscious relatedness to our own inner child is one of the major causes of the severe issues we see in today’s society. From the brutal way we treat the environment, to the cruel way we talk to ourselves, we have become completely separated from our original innocence.

5 Simple Ways to Work With Your Inner Child (to Heal Trauma)

One thing: learning to work with your inner child isn’t about becoming childish again, it is about reconnecting with your childLIKE side.

In other words, there is a big difference between being childish and childlike.

Being childish can be thought of as behaving in an immature or naive way. Being childlike on the other hand can be thought of as a state of purity and innocence.

We all have the capacity to experience our original innocence; that period in our lives when we saw the world with openness and wonder.

To remove the guilt, shame, fear, hatred, self-loathing, and anger that we carry within us, we have to heal the child within. To do this, we must earn the trust of our inner child through love and self-nurturing.

Here are 5 of the most powerful ways to perform inner child work (please note: for grammatical consistency, I will be referring to the inner child with the pronoun ‘she’ – although this term applies to all genders or lack thereof):

1. Speak to your inner child

Acknowledge your inner child and let her know that you’re there for her. Treat her with kindness and respect.

Some self-nurturing things you could say to your inner child include, for example:

  • I love you.
  • I’m here for you.
  • I’m sorry.
  • Thank you.
  • I forgive you.

Make a habit of talking to your inner child. You could also communicate through journal work by asking your inner child a question, then writing down the response.

2. Practice the mirror gazing technique

Also known as mirror work, the mirror gazing technique is a simple but powerful way to reconnect with your inner child. This is a superb healing path to take alongside the previous point (or speaking to your inner child) as it allows you to open your heart in an extremely direct way.

To try this practice, ensure that you have some privacy. You need a fairly neutral state of mind (i.e., don’t attempt this when you’re depressed or stressed). Find a mirror, place a gentle hand on your heart, and gaze softly at yourself. Do this for at least five minutes.

You’ll notice that thoughts and even unexpected emotions come to the surface at first. Just let them pass. Don’t attach to them. See them as clouds in the sky. And remember, it’s okay to hold yourself, especially if feelings of grief emerge. Then, once you feel ready, call on your inner child. You may do this by speaking out loud or quietly in your brain.

Once you sense the presence of your inner child emerge in your eyes, say something kind and loving to this vulnerable part of you. For example, you might say “I see you,” “I’m so proud of you,” “I think you’re brave and strong,” or whatever appeals to you. Notice what feelings arise inside of you. Most essentially, take this as a key opportunity to practice self-love and compassion – particularly if difficult or intense feelings arise.

To finish this practice, give yourself a hug, and let your inner child know anything else on your heart and mind. Journal about your experience.

3. Look at pictures of yourself as a child

Go through old photo albums and rediscover what your younger self looked like. Let that image be burned into your brain because it will serve you well throughout the rest of your inner child work. You might even like to put photos of yourself next to your bedside table, in your wallet, or around the house just to remind yourself of your inner child’s presence.

4. Recreate what you loved to do as a child

Sit down and think about what you loved to do as a child. Maybe you liked climbing trees, playing with toy blocks, cuddling toy bears or eating warm porridge. Make time to include whatever activity you loved to do as a child in your present life.

Through inner child work, people have told me that they’ve connected to sides of themselves that they never even knew existed as adults. This discovery is truly life-changing. It’s important that you make a habit of this “playtime” and explore any embarrassment or silliness you feel towards it. It’s completely normal to feel a bit foolish at first, but it’s important to keep an open mind.

5. Do an inner journey

One of the most powerful ways to reconnect with your inner child to heal childhood traumas, is to do an inner journey.

For beginners, I recommend two types of inner journeys: those done through meditation, and those done through visualization.

To do these inner journeys, it’s important that you first gain the trust of your inner child through the previous activities. Once you have developed a strong connection to your inner child, you can then ask her to reveal what earlier life circumstances created the trauma you’re struggling with today.

How to do a meditation journey:

Connecting to your inner child through meditation is a passive process: simply breathe deeply, relax, allow yourself to witness your thoughts, and ask your question. For example, you might like to ask, “Dear inner child, when was the first time I experienced trauma in my life?”

Allow yourself to witness the thoughts that rise and fall within your mind. Your inner child may or may not decide to reveal the answer to you. Remember to be patient, loving, and accepting. If your inner child doesn’t want to reveal the answer, embrace that. It’s important that your inner child feels safe, secure, and ready.

You might like to repeat your question every now and then if nothing of significance arises inside of your mind. This process could take anywhere from a couple of minutes to 1 hour or more.

Tips — To successfully do the inner child meditation journey, you’ll need to have experience meditating. Learning to witness your thoughts can take a lot of practice, so if you’re not used to meditating, you might struggle with this technique.

How to do a visualization journey:

A more active way to connect with your inner child and earlier life traumas is through visualization.

To connect with your inner child through visualization, you must create a “power place” or safe place. To do this you must visualize a beautiful garden, or any type of place in which you feel safe, empowered, and whole. After entering your power place, you can then invite your inner child to speak with you.

Here are a few steps:

  • Relax, close your eyes, and breathe deeply.
  • Imagine you’re walking down a staircase.
  • At the bottom of the staircase is your power place or safe place. In this place, you feel strong, safe, and supported.
  • Spend a bit of time in your power place. Soak it in. What does it look like, smell like, and sound like?
  • After you have acquainted yourself with your power place, imagine that your younger self has entered, perhaps through a door or waterfall.
  • Hug your younger self and make them feel at home.
  • When you’re ready, ask your inner child your question, e.g., “When was the first time you/I felt sad or scared?” You might like to phrase the question in child terminology.
  • Await their response.
  • Make sure you hug them, thank them, and tell them how much they mean to you.
  • Say goodbye to them.
  • Leave your power place and ascend up the stairs.
  • Return to normal consciousness.

These are very basic steps, but they provide a good outline for how to perform an inner child visualization journey.

As children, we perceived the world very differently from our adult selves. Because of this, many of the things we presently assume never hurt us as children may have left deep scars. This is why it’s important to never make assumptions about your inner child.

Through inner child work, you can learn to grieve, heal, and resolve any sources of trauma you’ve been unconsciously holding on to for years. This can liberate you to live a life of true adulthood, emotional balance, spiritual maturity, and wellbeing.

I hope this article has inspired you to reconnect with your inner child. Tell me, what ways have you learned to heal the trauma from your childhood?

21 Profoundly Healing Meditation Practices (With Videos)

Healing is a force of nature.

It’s only natural for us to seek it out.

Just as white blood cells flood to a wound to heal it and a tree releases sap to protect and cover damage and breakage, all of life is oriented to self-nourishment and repair.

We are multi-layered beings living in a complex universe. Without actively taking care of our bodies, hearts, minds, and souls, we become sick.

Perhaps one of the simplest and easiest ways we can call on the healing force within and around us is through meditation. 

By stilling the mind (which is the single biggest source of dis-ease), we make space for new energy, new life, and new growth.

Will you come and flourish with me?

Let’s explore together how we can soothe all layers of our being!

How Do I Meditate?

Meditation doesn’t have to be something tricky or intimidating. It’s as simple as closing your eyes and listening to the sounds around you. Many people prefer to just connect with the breath (breathwork). Others favor moving meditation like tai chi, yoga, or dance. 

There are many flavors of meditation – and what suits us in one stage of life might not suit us in the next. Choose what you resonate with, and that’s it!

So to begin, just close your eyes (if that feels safe). Whatever helps you to stay in the present moment – and not in the mind – is, by nature, a form of meditation. 

Doing your teeth can be a meditation, driving can be a meditation, drinking your tea or coffee can be meditation, walking the dog can be meditation. Find the simple beauty in what you’re doing, in the present moment, and you’ll be meditating effortlessly!

Healing Meditation & Spiritual Awakening

There’s a multicolored smorgasbord of healing meditations out there that cater to nearly every wound, trauma, or issue known to humanity. Incorporating at least one type of healing meditation into your daily routine can quickly become a crucial part of your spiritual awakening journey.

(At the moment I’m favoring meditation mantras.)

We exercise to stay fit and eat vegetables to stay healthy. Why not honor our spiritual well-being too? Let’s stop ignoring the need’s of the Soul – meditation is just as crucial as any other practice that maintains basic health!

Healing Meditation: 21 Ways to Soothe Your Mind & Body

We’ll divide this section into four parts: healing meditations for the body, heart, mind, and Soul.

Contemplate what type of healing you need the most right now – then go to the corresponding section. Alternatively, for holistic spiritual healing, read through all sections.

Notice which healing meditations stick out the most to you. Whatever catches your eye or triggers emotions or sensations within you is the meditation your Soul most resonates with!

While some of these healing meditations are self-guided, others are hand-picked from YouTube. 

Do you want to incorporate a regular healing meditation practice into your life? Pay special attention to the self-directed meditations that I’ve written. If, on the other hand, you just want some quick relief, try the pre-recorded healing meditation tracks.

I send love and prayers for healing your way.

Healing Meditation For the Body

1. Chronic Pain

For sufferers of constant pain, autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia, etc.

  1. Close your eyes and relax.
  2. Visualize a golden orb of healing energy pulsating in the core of your chest (note: choose whatever color represents healing to you)
  3. As you breathe in, the orb of light moves up your body, healing every cell of your being.
  4. As you breathe out, the orb of light moves down your body, healing every part of you.
  5. Repeat for 5-10 minutes (or as long as you like)

2. Energy Cleansing

his healing meditation supports ‘energetic hygiene,’ particularly after being in a negative or toxic environment.

  1. Optional: play sounds of the ocean in the background (you can find free tracks available online).
  2. Close your eyes, ground yourself in your breath and relax.
  3. Imagine crystal blue waters pouring over you from the heavens.
  4. Feel the pure turquoise water dripping over your head, neck, shoulders, chest, arms, torso, bottom, legs, and feet – all the way down your body.
  5. Visualize this clear water washing away all stagnant energy and feelings.
  6. As the crystal blue water cascades onto the ground, imagine it melting into the earth, being purified and grounded of all the dirty energetic debris.

3. Self-Love

Assists those wanting to develop a loving and forgiving connecting with their body.

  1. Close your eyes, loosen up your body, and take a deep breath in and out.
  2. Place a gentle hand over your stomach.
  3. Say the gentle mantra, “I feel you. I love you. I accept you.” (You can also alter this mantra to your own liking.)
  4. Repeat this simple practice by placing a hand over any part of your body that you struggle to accept.

4. Womb Healing

For feminine souls wanting to heal their womb space ( sacral chakra). Starts at 2:32. 

5. Full Body Regeneration

Sound healing meditation using solfeggio frequencies to invigorate and strengthen your emotional and physical body. 

6. Fatigue, Exhaustion, and Vitality

Rediscover more energy and vitality within you. Overcome feelings of exhaustion and chronic fatigue. 

Healing Meditation For the Heart

1. Ho’oponopono

This ancient Hawaiian healing meditation is for those wanting to practice more love and forgiveness – toward themselves and others.

  1. Optional: put on some gentle ambient music in the background.
  2. Close your eyes. Breathe slowly, softly, and deeply for a few moments.
  3. Quietly repeat the mantra: I love you. I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
  4. If it helps, place a soft hand over your heart to stimulate self-compassion.
  5. You may direct this mantra to yourself, to others, the planet, or all three.
  6. Continue this healing meditation for 10 minutes.

2. Heart Chakra Balancing

For those who seek to balance the heart chakra. This practice is a combination of visualization and moving meditation.

  1. Close your eyes. Tune into your environment and breath.
  2. Using your dominant hand, move it gently in a spiral motion in front of your chest.
  3. Consciously feel the sensation of moving your hand in this circular movement.
  4. As your hand moves in a spiral motion, visualize an electric green energy being created by your hand.
  5. Staying connected with your breath, feel this spiral of green energy cleansing and balancing your heart chakra. 
  6. Repeat this practice for 5 minutes or more.

3. Inner Child Calming

Sometimes, we go through unstable periods in life where we feel chronically scared and unsafe. This healing meditation is to nourish, reassure, and soothe the wounded inner child within you.

  1. Close your eyes (if it feels safe), breathe slowly and deeply, and feel your body rooted to the earth.
  2. Place your arms gently around your body, as if you’re giving yourself a hug.
  3. Gently repeat the affirmation “I am safe and held” every now and then.
  4. Mindfully notice the feeling of warmth and solidity arise in your body.
  5. Continue this practice for 10 minutes or more.

4. Heartbreak, Healing, and Closure

For those who are suffering from loss and heartbreak.

5. Moving Through Anger and Resentment

If you’re holding onto bitterness, anger, or resentment, try this inner child meditation (starts at 3:03).

Healing Meditation For the Mind

1. Depression Release

This is a healing meditation to release the mind of stagnant energy by re-energizing the body.

  1. Optional: play sounds of nature (specifically: waterfall, stream, or ocean) in the background.
  2. Close your eyes.
  3. Breathe in slowly and deeply. Hold and release. Then breathe out slowly and deeply.
  4. Visualize a body of water in front of you.
  5. The water sparkles with magic and zesty playfulness.
  6. The closer you move to the water, the more sacred it looks and feels. There are crystalline refractions of light dancing within the waves: it looks like a magical opal.
  7. Suddenly you feel the urge to jump in … so you spontaneously JUMP!
  8. Feel the temperature of the water. How does it feel against your skin?
  9. You sink into the depths of the water. Notice how you feel as light as air! Every fiber of your being feels invigorated and cleansed.
  10. You rise to the surface of the water feeling like a new person.

Note: you can bring this practice into your life by practicing cold shower hydrotherapy. Studies have shown that this practice can reduce depression and increase feelings of well-being.

2. Dissolving Generalized Anxiety

If you can’t pinpoint the source of your anxiety, try this healing meditation method called ‘noting.’ 

  1. Close your eyes.
  2. Ground yourself in your breath and senses.
  3. Have a solid and unchanging ‘home base’ to return to, such as your breath, or the feeling of the ground beneath you. 
  4. Whenever something pops into your mind, simply note it. For example, if you start thinking of what happened yesterday, say quietly “memories.” If fearful thoughts arise, say quietly in your mind, “fear.” 
  5. This meditation method takes practice and can help reduce your anxiety tremendously throughout time.
  6. Examples of noting may include internally labeling thoughts, feelings, memories, sensations, sounds, words, stories, images, etc. 
  7. Remember to return gently to your breath as a grounding home base.

3. Grounding For Empaths and Sensitive People

Empaths and highly sensitive people can often experience psychological overwhelm due to their finely-wired nervous systems. This healing meditation practice can help to calm and steady the mind.

  1. In a seated position, close your eyes (if it feels safe) and take a few long, slow, and deep breaths.
  2. When you’re ready, place your hands on the ground in front of you.
  3. Take a deep breath in, picturing the energy from the earth drawing into your hands and body.
  4. Take a deep breath out and picture your body sprouting roots and branches. Your roots burrow deep into the earth, and your branches reach high into the sky.
  5. As you continue breathing in and out consciously, feel these roots and branches grow stronger with each breath.
  6. Feel the solidity of being rooted in the earth as an ancient tree. Stay in this strong and silent space for however long feels grounding to you.
  7. To end the meditation, breathe back in your roots and branches, returning to your normal self. Remove your hands from the earth and place them on your knees.

4. Mental Detox

Let go of negative mental habits such as judgement, blame, and bitterness. Detox your mind with this guided healing meditation.

5. Inner Peace

Calm your anxiety and overwhelm. Find inner quietness. Starts at 1:07.

Healing Meditation For the Soul

1. Gateway to the Soul

This healing meditation will help you to reconnect with your Soul through the gateway to the Soul: the Heart.

  1. Light a candle.
  2. Close your eyes. Settle into your body.
  3. Place both of your hands over your heart, laying them gently against your chest. (Alternatively, you might like to place one hand on your heart, and the other on your stomach.)
  4. Sit silently like this, feeling into the mysteries of your deepest Self.
  5. You might receive images, feelings, sudden epiphanies, or nothing at all. Gratefully receive whatever comes to you, knowing that the point of this practice is to simply reconnect quietly with your Soul.

2. Candle Flame Purification

A beautiful and simple way of welcoming more clarity (third eye chakra).

  1. Find a candle and light it.
  2. Gaze gently into the flame.
  3. Imagine or feel the flame burning away all inner blockages that prevent you from being ensouled.
  4. Practice this for 5 minutes or more.

3. Sacred Sound

Sound is vibration and vibration is the dance of energy. By humming or repeating a sacred sound, we are tuning into the divine frequency of the Soul.

  1. Close your eyes if that feels comfortable.
  2. Take some deep breaths to refresh the body.
  3. Tune into the sounds already around you. What can you hear?
  4. When you’re ready, let the sacred sound ‘Om’ rise from the depths of your belly.
  5. Extend the Om so that it sounds like: ooooooommmmm.
  6. Let yourself settle into the primordial peace inherent in this sound.
  7. Repeat this practice for 5 minutes or more.

4. Soul Energy Alignment

Reconnect and re-align with your Soul.

5. Intuition Connection

Intuition is the voice of the Soul. Learn how to reconnect with your inner guidance system.

Remember to take your time with these healing meditations. There’s no need to rush. Don’t worry about ‘doing all of them’ – that’s not necessary. Just choose one or two that you resonate with. You can always come back to this page later by bookmarking it.

Also, if someone you know might benefit from these meditations, please share this article with them! Sometimes the simplest of actions create the biggest ripples of change in the world.

Tell me, which healing meditation called to you or sparked your intrigue? Do you have any to recommend that haven’t been included here? If so, please share below!