1 Prepare yourself and your environment for meditation (that is: quiet, without distractions and settled, being as free of anxiety as possible.)
2 Always pre-read the chakra affirmations when working with a chakra for the first time. This reduces mental curiosity when listening.
3 Be emotionally committed. When you speak the affirmations out loud, they’re meant for your subconscious mind to hear and not a third person. Speaking the words out loud makes them ‘real.’
4 Be kind to yourself. Feel your inner warmth. EJT is most effective when in a ‘warm’ emotional state. Reading the affirmations out loud (before the actual session,) can bring such a state into being.
5 For EJT audio sessions, wear headphones, and you might wish to queue a lead-in track to help you settle.
- Allow yourself to drift with the audio. Don’t be concerned if you microsleep and miss something.
- There’s an opening ‘call’ after the 2nd ‘ding’. It speaks to and reassures any hurt, fragmented parts of your subconscious.
- On the 3rd ‘ding,’ repeat the affirmations after you hear them. Feel your words as you speak. Experience the gratitude for maximum effect.
6 For non EJT audio sessions, e.g. when reading the chakra affirmations, read the ‘call to the soul’ as well. If you prefer, you can substitute something else. It’s better to create a sacred space first instead of just launching into the affirmations.
- Maintain a steady pace with the affirmations. Stop and settle should you feel mental activity arising.
- Feel your words as you speak them. Experience the gratitude for maximum effect.
- It’s okay to repeat affirmations for greater effect.
7 After the session, make a note of any affirmations that triggered responses, such as tears, disbelief, self-deprecation or a quiet chuckle and so forth. These (and possibly immediately prior affirmations) are areas requiring your attention.
Sessions can be as short as the audio, being around 15 minutes, but with preparation could extend longer. It’s very much up to you and your needs. The chakra affirmation section is only 7 minutes.
Overall healing time
EJT is open-ended and the experience varies from person-to-person. The healing and elevation of any given chakra is wholly subjective and the time taken for one chakra will not relate to the next, yet its good health will reduce the effort required elsewhere.
As a rule-of-thumb, expect root chakra healing to take between three to six months of work. The upper chakras could be quicker because there’s a knock-on effect. Much of the healing effort is to do with the root. The first few weeks are the most intense. Use the chakra self-assessment tools in conjunction with this process to gain progress insight.
For those with a badly damaged or mauled chakra system, but with an aptitude for self-healing and empathy, it could take several years. Severely desecrated chakras require a ground-up re-creation that’s nominally beyond EJT, however the practise is still recommended. There are many factors, but presuming your spirit is healthy and/or still connected with you, EJT will certainly contribute. It’s a deeply misunderstood subject area that’s beyond these notes here.
Sifting ever finer grains
Consider: “what seems perfect today, looks rough tomorrow.” Resolving emotional issues is a moving target. Keep at it and don’t lose heart: if you think you’ve solved everything and new issues arise, be grateful for the work you did, because it’s brought you this far.
It’s a common mistake to think that things have been resolved, when in fact they’ve only been cleared at the level of subtlety you’re aware of. The collective resolution of issues increases your subtle awareness, thus returning you ‘back to square one.’ Well, it’s a finer square one, so keep up the good work, and never lose hope. Be beautiful.