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The seventh chakra is the crown chakra which is located at the top of the head and vibrates at the same frequencies as the colours violet and white. Often described as the thousand petal lotus, this chakra is the seat of our ability to connect with the God of our understanding and to transcend the human condition. This chakra is the one which is the most mysterious and perhaps misunderstood. It is the chakra through which we go beyond ourselves, into the unknown and the indescribable.
The time honoured way to achieve balance in the crown chakra is to develop a daily practice of meditation, yoga, chanting or any other spiritual practice that allows us to switch off the mind and journey into the silent stillness. The crown chakra is a gateway to heaven, or what the Buddhist call Nirvana. It is the chakra through which we experience the unknown and embrace the unknowable.
This chakra governs the brain, skull, skin and hypothalamus. When this chakra is healthy and balanced, we feel a connection with all other beings and are able to extend compassion towards everyone, because we see the bigger picture and the higher plan in everything. If you wish to connect with guides, angels and ascended masters, or receive inspired and channelled guidance, developing this chakra will connect you with higher sources of guidance and wisdom.
This chakra is thought to be related to the planets Uranus and Mercury (innovation, change and communication).
If the crown chakra is blocked, we may feel cut off spiritually and unable to believe in anything beyond the physical realm. We may feel forgotten or abandoned by God and have no sense of connection with those who love and guide us from the spirit realms. In extreme cases, there may be headaches, migraines, insomnia, faithlessness and irritability.
Please see the Chakra Colours and Functions Chart below, for an at-a-glance reference to all the essential chakra information shared in this post.
Location: the top of the head
Functions: self-realization, spirit, higher consciousness, communion with God, angels and non-physical guides and masters
Organs: the brain, skull, skin and hypothalamus
Color: violet or white
Planetary influence: uramis
Identity: universal identity
Developmental stage: 15 – 21 years
Basic issues: “to know”, cognition, self-knowledge
Deficient: indecisive, no creativeness, no joy of life, melancholy
Excessive: frustrated, manic depressive, migraines, unrealized power
Balanced: alchemist, no fear of death, miracle worker, open to the divine
A Ball of Confusion: Balancing the Crown Chakra (a short fictional story)
Adriana had always been a very sporadic sleeper; in fact, she would often joke with her friends that she never really slept at all.
As a result of her insomnia, she was always fuzzy-headed and utterly drained.
No matter how hard she tried, she just couldn’t seem to fall asleep at a decent time, and when she did, she felt restless and half-awake until the early hours of the morning.
Then, of course, at 5 am, just an hour before her alarm would go off, she’d fall into a deep, almost somnambulistic sleep.
Adriana’s inability to sleep dominated her life. It dramatically impaired her thinking ability during the day, and the copious amounts of coffee she drank just to remain conscious would have an irritatingly slow impact, keeping her barely awake in the afternoons when she needed it most and transforming her into a snappy, hyperactive lunatic in the late evening hours.
She wandered through life in a perpetual haze of sleeplessness, irritability, confusion, indecision and more sleeplessness.
She could never think clearly enough to make decisions, so life just sort of happened around her.
She was often accused of being inconsistent in her behaviour and opinions, but it wasn’t so much a case of her not knowing what she thought about things, she just never had the presence of mind to even think!
At work, she was often accused of not concentrating – her mind would wander so easily.
Projects were never completed on time, assignments were usually handed in way past their deadline, files went missing, phone calls went mysteriously unmade, emails remained woefully unanswered, but she was mostly cooperative and easy to get along with at work and was forgiven each time.
And, each time, she promised herself she would get some sleep and do better in future.
Every time it happened; she knew she needed to get help, but the opportunity somehow never came.
She was always behind on work, behind on sleep and behind on generally thinking things through!
She could never set any goals or stick to a timetable and after a while, the long nights spent poring over books, tables and graphs, desperately trying to catch up on absurdly late assignments would give her headaches and make her eyes twitch.
At weekends, she was too depressed to go out anywhere and on Monday mornings, not only would she still be exhausted from the previous week, she would also be utterly despondent about dragging herself out of bed to face the week that lay ahead.
As Adriana’s problems with insomnia persisted, she found herself becoming forgetful: leaving her belongings on buses, losing essential notes, and minutes from essential meetings, forgetting people’s names; the list of misdemeanours was seemingly endless.
Her ability to think clearly was becoming increasingly impaired and there were many occasions when she would walk into a room and be absolutely convinced that her colleagues had been discussing her ineptitude.
Her moods became changeable and she became highly sensitive to loud noises and physical contact and unwilling to listen to the thoughts and ideas of others.
What was the point, she reasoned; they all wanted her fired anyway. Some of them were probably even trying to sabotage her.
When she began to see strange shapes and colours before her eyes, she took a visit to her doctor who prescribed anti-depressants and told her she needed some time off.
It was at this point that she decided it was probably time to take a different approach.
If Adriana spent some of her time off healing her crown chakra, she would begin to feel generally more at peace within herself.
By clearing and healing this chakra she would become more able to sense and receive divine love, light, wisdom and comfort and would, as a result, gradually begin to feel less tired and confused.
Consciously or unconsciously, she would begin to feel the love of a divine higher consciousness surrounding her.
She would feel less alone in the world, and with prolonged and continuous healing and meditation, she would learn to see herself, her life and even her colleagues through the eyes of divine love and light.
If she persisted in this healing journey and developed a regular, long-term meditation practice, she would finally release the anxieties that had caused her to disconnect from divinity and place her focus on the hard, cold realities of material existence.
In this way, she would allow herself to relax on every level, perhaps clearing her mind of worry, and healing her sleeplessness once and for all, knowing that she is loved, all is love and there is absolutely nothing to worry about.
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Healing and Maintenance of the Crown Chakra
So how do you know if your crown chakra is out of balance? If you answer yes to three or more of the questions below, it’s highly likely that it is.
- Do you suffer from long-term insomnia and episodes of dizziness?
- Do you lack concentration and find it hard to focus on seeing long-term projects and tasks through to completion?
- Do you have frequent headaches focused on the area at the very top of the head?
- Do you feel a lack of faith in, and perhaps even anger towards a higher power?
- Do you feel alone, disconnected and abandoned by God and your angels and guides, or a general disconnection from the spiritual side of life?
If your crown chakra is blocked, out of balance or in need of healing, try some of the remedies and practices below to help bring it back into balance and restore harmony and wellbeing.
Meditation for Healing the Crown Chakra
Close your eyes and sit in a comfortable position with your feet planted firmly on the floor.
Breathe deeply and visualise white light streaming down from above and creating a thick, protective energy bubble around you.
Place both hands over your crown chakra and breathe deeply.
Visualise pure white light streaming down into the top of your head through your hands.
If you have trouble visualising, simply close your eyes and repeat the following words:
Pure white light, cleanse and reunite me with the divine, violet flame cleanse and heal. Continue repeating these words mentally and silently, until you feel able to believe in, and possibly even see glimpses of pure white light and violet light streaming into your crown chakra, healing, cleansing and energising it with these essential colour vibrations.
Carry out this meditation for approximately twenty minutes, or until you feel peaceful, and re-energised.
Making a regular habit of working on each of your chakras in this way, using the uniquely appropriate chakra colours, will ensure that all your chakras are clear, energised and in perfect balance with each other.
Crown Chakra Music
Future Care and Maintenance of the Crown Chakra
As much as time allows, be sure to use this meditation regularly to recharge, heal and balance your throat chakra, but in order keep this chakra whole and healthy and your outlook positive and bright, here are some measures you can take to ensure the ongoing health of this chakra.
Healing Behaviours for Maintaining Good Crown Chakra Health
Practise walking silently in nature or begin a regular meditation practice. As you spend more time reconnecting with your higher self and your inner truth, you will gradually be rewarded with feelings of restored faith, inner strength and comfort.
In time, your divine connection will return, along with your memory of who you came into this lifetime to be.
With regular practice, you will return to an understanding that no matter how severe the separation from the divine may seem to be at times, we are never, ever alone.
Using Colour to Heal and Recharge the Crown Chakra
Wear more white and violet tones and include more of these colours in your home décor and furnishings, so that your mind and energy-field will absorb their finer vibration as you go about your daily routines.
Crystals for Crown Chakra Cleansing and Balancing
Lie down in a quiet room and place clean and energised pieces of amethyst, clear quartz and herkimer diamond crystals on your pillow, just above the crown chakra area for twenty minutes or so.
Try this once a week until you get used to the feel of these powerful energies. While you’re healing this chakra, you can also carry these stones around with you or wear them on a necklace or bracelet.
Essential Oils for Clearing and Healing the Crown Chakra
Massage your crown chakra with lavender, spikenard, lotus, rose, cedarwood, lemon and/or rosemary essential oils.
Please remember to always dilute your essential oils with a good quality carrier oil before applying them to the skin.
Yoga for Clearing and Healing the Crown Chakra
If you’re a yoga practitioner and have no impediments to physical exercise, you might like to try the following yoga poses to help open, clear and release stagnant energy from the crown chakra.
- Resting pose
- Tree pose
- Half lotus
Remember that it’s always best to study yoga with a qualified instructor, and if you’re studying at home, please be gentle with yourself and go at a slow and steady pace that you know you can handle. Sometimes we gain the best results from the smallest of movements carried out in just the right way. See the healing table at the end of this book for a comprehensive cheat sheet on all the tips and techniques that will help you to strengthen each chakra.
Happy crown chakra healing!
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