1 Prepare yourself and your environment for meditation (that is: quiet, settled, without distraction, with plenty of time, and 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, and thus aids inner silence.
3 Be emotionally committed. When you speak the affirmations out loud, they’re meant for your subconsciousness, and not a third person. Speaking the words out loud makes them ‘real’.
4 Be kind to yourself. EJT is most effective when in a ‘warm’ and receptive emotional state. Simply reading the affirmations out loud (before the session proper,) can bring such a state into being.
5 For EJT audio sessions, wear headphones, and you might wish to queue your favourite lead-in tracks to help you settle.
- (Formal EJT audio has been dropped for now. Meanwhile, you can create your own using your mobile phone, for example.)
- Allow yourself to drift with the audio. Don’t be concerned if you microsleep and miss something.
6 For non audio sessions, e.g. when reading the chakra affirmations, you should read the Call to the Soul, or substitute with something else. It’s wiser 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 perfectly okay to repeat affirmations for greater effect.
7 After the session, make a note of any affirmations that triggered physical or emotional responses, such as tears, disbelief, self-deprecation or even a quiet chuckle etc. These (and quite possibly the prior affirmation) are areas requiring your attention.
Sessions can be as short as 5 minutes, but with preparation will extend longer. It’s very much up to you, your needs, and how fast or slow you wish to take it. Don’t pressure yourself with deadlines, or any other expectations for that matter.
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 to resolve won’t relate to the next, yet its good health will factor in the effort required elsewhere. I suggest working Softening the soul in to your opening meditation before speaking the affirmations. Additionally, take a look at Lateral Meditation. Both pages crossover with the Weapons Grade project.
The chakras should be viewed as being a group of concentric circles, and not the typical long line of separated discs. It’s easier to grasp the holistic nature of healing this way. It makes no odds if the root’s at the centre, or the order of the rings, but conventionally the root would be the bulls-eye.
As a rule-of-thumb, expect root chakra healing to take between three to six months of work, plus ongoing maintenance. Much of the healing effort is to do with the root, then the sacral and solar plexus. These three are the ‘earth chakras’ and are usually the most problematic. The first few weeks will be 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’ll take much longer. You should definitely practice softening the soul. Severely desecrated chakras require a ground-up re-creation that’s beyond EJT, however it’s still recommended effort. There are many factors here, and you’d be wise (or deluded, whichever bag works best for you) to strap yourself in and take the red pill that’s Weapons Grade Shaman Shit.
Sifting ever finer grains
Consider: ‘what seems fine 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 similar issues arise, be grateful for the work you did, because it’s brought you that 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. It’s like sifting rocks, to pebbles and then to sand. The collective resolution of issues increases your subtle focus, thus returning you ‘back to square one’. Yet it’s a finer square one, so keep up the good work, and never lose hope. Be beautiful.