I mentioned on Facebook earlier this week, that I wanted to add in some more journaling exercises. One of the most therapeutic ways to unleash emotion is by writing it down or journaling. This allows a person to go through the emotions and process events so it doesn’t show up as a “symptom” later.
The steps are: write it down, process it, acknowledge it and let it go. But I an assure you, just because it’s written in four steps doesn’t mean it is an easy process!
This exercise is to help flow the 3rd charka or solar plexus chakra. It’s the “wounded child, the abandoned child verses divine child,” according to Deborah King. This chakra is all about relationship with ourselves.
This journaling exercise is called, “Code of Ethics” and it’s purpose is to visibly see what you value. A lot of business’ have a Code of Ethics to outline the standards or ethics the company upholds.
Journal Assignment is to identify your own Code of Ethics.
Ask yourself these questions:
- What are your expectations for your own actions?
- Are you living up to your own expectations?
- How can you better meet your personal expectations?
- Are my expectations too high? Do they need adjusting?
When you are able to identify your Code of Ethics, you can apply it to situations that unfold before you. This helps you stay in your truth. No matter what is going on around you (people you can’t control or situations that arise) you will still be able to honor yourself and your solar plexus. 😉
The Family Code of Ethics
Once you identify your own Code of Ethics, perhaps your family can get on board and do the same. Have everyone write down what their COE is.
When everyone is finished, hold a “family meeting” and listen to each other. It is SO crucial not to judge anyone for their COE.
Finally, create a Family Code of Ethics: where everyone follows the code.
Write it down on a chart or have it printed out to everyone can be reminded of the Family Code of Ethics daily. If your children are younger and can’t read, talk to them about the Code of Ethics daily.
What are some values you may ask? Here’s a list to get you brainstorming:
- Good Listener
- Positive Attitude
Remember, these should be realistic and flexible. The code is to help inspire people to shift to a better version of themselves.
Have questions? Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below!
Love + Light,