When I talk about journaling, I am referring to it as therapy not bullet journals or beautifully coordinated masterpieces. Often the journaling that helps the most are where you’ve nearly scribbled through the paper!
Journaling with crystals can add another dimension to your practice, helping with concentration or a much deeper connection with your more spiritual self.
This is a more advanced technique but can be very rewarding.
You need to allow yourself plenty of time, you may need to set a timer, and I suggest playing calming music or white noise in the background.
Place a grounding crystal, such as haematite, by your feet, then sit or lie in a comfortable space holding your crystal in your left hand.
Close your eyes then box breathe (in 5, hold 5, out 5, hold 5) for half a dozen cycles then allow your breath to settle to natural rhythm
Concentrate on the crystal in your hand, start with using your five senses, what does it feel like,does it bring any sights or sounds to mind, any scent? Allow the crystal to gently lead you and just experience whatever images and thoughts it throws at you.
When you are ready, return to box breathing, then slowly open your eyes and stretch. Write down everything you can remember.
Remember that crystals move energy and can dislodge toxins, so particularly after the third method be extra kind to yourself and drink plenty of water.