Journal for Spiritual Clarity and Connection 3 – All about my Emotions

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
~ Carl Jung

Week 3:  All About My Emotions

This week we are focussing on our emotions, our feelings and all that entails for us, with a special emphasis on feeling good.  Our plan is to understand and connect with our emotions; our relationships, triggers, dreams and hopes and how our surroundings influence us.

Journal Exercise:

Journal relationships this week.  Identify areas where you need to forgive or move on.

Work out who/what supports you and makes you feel good, and who/what brings you down.

Identify triggers for positive feelings, and triggers for negative feelings/low self worth.  Limit the negative triggers!

Use any of these starters to help you:

  • How I feel right now is…
  • What I need to do to improve how I feel now is…
  • One person who always makes me feel good is…
  • The thing in my life I need to let go of is…
  • The person in my life I need to let go of is…
  • I still can’t stop thinking about…
  • The stuff that always brings me down includes…
  • One of the happiest times of my life was…
  • I’m still proud of the fact that…
  • I shed far too many tears over…
  • The most powerful teacher of how NOT to do things in my life has been…
  • The most powerful example of how I’d like to be is…
  • When I think of my pet, I feel…
  • A place that evokes positive memories for me is…
  • A time in my life when I felt unstoppable was…
  • The person I am still mad at the most is…
  • The person I need to forgive most is…
  • When I think about people who suck me dry, or leave me feeling drained and bad about myself, these people come to mind…
  • If I could name the cheerleaders in my life, the people who have supported and encouraged me over the years, they would include…
  • Food that always makes me feel good about myself is…
  • Food that might feel good in the short term but that triggers guilt, low self-worth or uncomfortable physical symptoms is…
  • Music that uplifts me includes…
  • Movies that always make me feel good are…

Activity:

Overhaul your bedroom and lounge areas so that they reflect your style and are uplifting and nurturing.

Play music that inspires you. 

Introduce colour into your clothing and your life.  Get some sunshine, and spend time in nature.

Clean up your house, your car and your energy!

Contact an old friend, or do something to make new friends.  Spend time with people you love, and who love you!

(This image by vichie81)

14 thoughts on “Journal for Spiritual Clarity and Connection 3 – All about my Emotions

  1. The different points you suggested are very helpful, as i usually find it very hard to identify the positive and the negative triggers. It’s nice to try and answer those questions.

  2. OMG!! you’ve been fishing in my personal photo album for photos of me cleaning the kitchen – i always look that happy polishing the saucepans!!! have a sparkly day everyone!! ch-ching! sx :o)

  3. Great list of questions- and love what your are challenging us to open into. Just this morning i listened to my head, and not my heart- I will listen to and follow my intuition is my mantra today
    namaste
    Suziexx

  4. Thanks so much for the Blog. I find it very, very nurturing. I love the depth and warmth and frankness and the inspiration and the practical steps. It makes a significant difference to my daily awareness and helps me to commit and be alert to What Matters. I appreciate that it is so grounded. My favourite entry has been the one about 767. I think about it often, for some reason; maybe just that I love happy endings. May many blessings of good health and joy attach themselves to you today.

    • It warms my heart to know you find my writing useful. 🙂 Thank you for your kind words. I shall make sure to give 767 an extra big hug from you. What makes that particular post special for me is how she acts like a guardian for her herd, and as the translator between human and bovine. She’s one special girl! xxxx

  5. Hi Nicole,

    I stumbled across your blog yesterday & I’ve been reading through the posts from the start since then! I’m currently at this post so I should be up to date by this evening! What a lovely blog, I’m totally hooked! Had a few little smiles to myself along the way as when I first started reading I randomly remembered a photo I have of me making a ‘heart’ shape with my hands around a sunset at the Grand Canyon….something told me to send it to you for your blog …..then I clicked the next post and there was an almost identical image to mine! And then later another! And now multiple hearts at a sunset on this post! I wonder if I’ll find any more along the trail to present day bloginess! 🙂

    Kate x

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