The crown chakra or Sahasrara is the last of the seven main chakras and is represented by the color violet or white. It is mainly related to God, spirituality, faith and religion and is the connection to the divine soul. The negative feelings that arise about god, faith, religion, universal source and fears about trusting your intuition revolves around the blockage of this chakra.
The crown chakra is situated at the top of the head and moves upwards and outwards past the structure of your body. The crown chakra is the point where the physical body and the soul overlap. Many relate the crown chakra as the part of the soul that is the purest.
It is symbolized by, and often also called, the lotus with one thousand petals.
The crown chakra governs the part of the consciousness which is concerned with opinions of unity and separation. It represents the connection with God and the spirit.
Functions of the Crown Chakra
The crown chakra governs many organs, glands and systems of the body such as the brain, the nervous system, and the pituitary gland.
An imbalance in the crown chakra may result in problems such as migraines, coma, stroke, brain tumors, amnesia and cognitive delusions. Also illnesses related to stress, anxiety, hysteria and depression may result due to a blocked crown chakra.
The crown chakra directs the energy of a certain part of yourself which is commonly called the Higher Self and embraces you within its protective light making you feel secure and healthy. You will be open to accepting love and wisdom from your higher self and you will be filled with the energy of the divine spirit. The spirit will guide you and inspire you with all the things you should do. A balanced crown chakra will keep you spiritually connected with the spirit.
An imbalance in your crown chakra can cause many problems such as spiritual cynicism and rigid belief system.
The crown chakra increases your ability to form perceptions, analyze and absorb information into your system. You become more intelligent and aware. A balanced crown chakra allows you to be open minded, able to question and gives you a broad understanding of everything including the spirit.
An imbalanced crown chakra can cause learning difficulties and apathy. Also withheld information, education that does not encourage curiosity, invalidation of your belief, forced religiosity and blind obedience are all related to a blocked crown chakra.
A balanced crown chakra causes the highest level of responsibility, empowerment and vitality in people. The possibilities expand to infinity and you become more joyous with the bliss of your own spirit. You become one with the source which makes you complete.
Imbalance in the chakra causes you to become materialistic, greedy, selfish and domineering.
How to Heal and Balance the Crown Chakra
The following are a few ways you can clear your crown chakra.
As meditation connects you to your higher self and higher power, it is very effective at clearing your crown chakra. While meditating, envision a bright golden light illuminating the entire crown of your head. This soft light reconnects you with the world around you, yourself and the spirit.
Do not be egotistic
Self confidence and egotism are two different things. Self confidence comes from acceptance of knowledge however, egotism is often triggered by insecurity. Learning to let go of your ego can help clear your crown chakra.
Love yourself and others around you. If you choose to love yourself for your deeds, you will not only open your crown chakra, you will open your other chakras as well.
It does not have to be formal or foreign. Just let your inner self speak up in a form of a prayer like in your yoga practice.
Using Reiki to Unblock the Crown Chakra
While healing the crown chakra, a Reiki practitioner will relate it to the color violet or white. As with any chakra, Reiki practitioners each have their own way of working with this chakra. Below is just one method.
- Relax comfortably
- Draw the Power Symbol
- Intend for the crown chakra to expand, for the highest good
- Draw the Emotional Symbol
- Relax and feel the tranquility
- Follow your intuition on what symbols to use next, if any – or just continue to relax, envisioning your crown chakra opening up and expanding
If you use mantra healing, you will use the mantra of ‘ohm’ to clear your crown chakra. This allows the mind to relax which then allows the mind to get awaken.
Gemstones can also be used for healing. Amethyst and rock crystal work well for awakening the crown chakra.
Aromatherapy is also good for chakra healing and aromas of lotus and olibanum are used for clearing the crown chakra.
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