In this article we will explore the attributes of the crown or 7th chakra. Please be sure to read the What are the Chakras and how do I align them? article to get familiar with what the chakras are in brevity.
The crown chakra is located at the top of the head, near the pineal and pituitary glands. This chakra connects us to the divine cosmic innergies of the universe. This means that it allows us to see the cosmic and divine with us, personally. It allows us to connect to the divine in others, as well, but begins with us.
The 7th chakra opens one up to the bigger picture on every level. It is a chakra of liberation, illumination, and unification instead of separation. It allows one to connect to ancient mythologies and encourages one to connect to cosmogonies that were previously dismissed. It is like unlocking all thoughts, wisdom, intellect, knowledge, communication, and inter-connectedness with all things. One breaks the veil of limitation. One begins to see and feel that there are no limits; to space, time, knowledge, innerg, innerstanding, etc.
Some ways to know that your crown chakra is balanced is by feeling connected to the universe; knowing that it is inside of you and that you are an active part of it. It is more of a feeling that translates into actions. When this chakra is balanced one finds peace in knowing and feeling their connection to the cosmic planes and ethers. One sees the bigger picture in everything and how it connects with their life, soul and spirit. One is at peace with their self and is quite selfless.
When this chakra is too open or spinning to fast; one is psychotic, manic depressive, experiences confused sexual expression, frustrated and has a sense of unrealized power.
Some ways to know that your 7th chakra is unbalanced is by not knowing what others mean when they say “a higher power” or feel innerg from the beyond. One does not feel connected to an innerg source that connects everything from within to without. One experiences feelings of depression, obsessional thinking and confusion. On the physical realm one can experience sensitivity to pollution, chronic exhaustion, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s. The 7th chakra is associated with the upper skull, the cerebral cortex and skin.
When this chakra is unbalanced or closed and not spinning at the correct speed one has no interest in anything spiritual, one believes that only their religion is correct and that all others are false, when one believes that they have the truth in most or all situations and topics, when one does not have any moral standards, when one does not raspect others, and when one feels the need to constantly say what they feel.
Some other signs of imbalance are headaches, mental illness, neuralgia, senility, worry, skin rashes, hyper-intellectuality, and lack of faith or belief.
Some ways to balance the crown chakra are with meditation, aroma therapy, reiki, reflexology, astrology, healing stones, and food and clothing choices. With meditation one can use various techniques in assisting the cleansing of the 7th chakra. For example, binaural beats, nature sounds, guided meditations, and visualizations. Using lavender, lotus or jasmine essential oils can be helpful for crown chakra meditations and uses.
Reiki is probably one of my favorite methods and deals with innerg work on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual realms. It can also be paired with any of the others freely and with no limit of usage. Reflexology is the practice of using pressure points to ease pain the body; from the skin to the organs. Astrology can be a great way to balance one’s crown chakra because when one is aware and in tune with the different aspects of Self, one can fully accept & learn to love and heal every aspect of self.
Healing stones are probably my second favorite method and can be considered a type of innerg work as well. One can connect to their innerg and allow them to penetrate one’s aura and chakras in order to allow their innerg work to take place. Foods to incorporate in one’s diet when working on the crown chakra are violet colored foods like plums, beets and elderberries. Violet colored clothing and accessories, especially closer to the crown on ones body, can assist in one’s conscious act and participation in the evolution of one’s 7th chakra.
Connect to your inner God or Goddess through the intimate connection of the Divine. Leave behind limited thoughts and patterns in order to create a new reality for your self. The crown or 7th chakra is a chakra of deep connection to the universe and all of the beings in it.
After any chakra cleansing one can expect changes to occur from the mental, emotional and physical realms. This means changes in one’s actions, feelings and thoughts. The key is to go with the flow, follow the intuition and let the healing innerg take its course.
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