The Crown Chakra- All you need to know

The Crown Chakra- All you need to know about your 7th Chakra

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Are you an obsessive thinker? Are you easily distracted? Do you always need to be right? Do you usually feel overwhelmed or lack inspiration? If any of these sound like you we may have some work to do on your crown chakra.

The Crown Chakra is the seventh of the seven primary chakras and represents Divine Connection, Selflessness, and Self Knowledge.

This blog post will explore the crown chakra, the key characteristics, the teachings of this Chakra, what it means to have an imbalanced Crown chakra as well as ways you can balance it for yourself and others. 

If you are wanting an overview of the 7 Main Chakras- Check out A Complete Guide to the 7 Main Chakras

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Crown Chakra

The purpose of the Crown is to bring unity consciousness into earth-plane reality. It makes a person feel whole and connected with others. The energy here promotes clear communication on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

When you feel intuitive and inspired, the Crown is probably open. When you see patterns in events around you or have a sudden understanding of self, it means the Crown has been activated. You experience oneness with all things and everyone.

When the Crown Chakra is open you will be aware, open-minded, and selfless. A person with an open crown chakra can explain complicated information in a way that anybody could understand. You have a magnetic personality and are connected to the divine and in the present moment. They are a big picture thinker!

If you have a blocked Crown Chakra you may experience Fatigue, nervous system issues, depression, feeling misunderstood, disconnected, and confused.

The Crown Chakra at a Glance

The Crown Chakra or Sahasrara in Sanskirt, the main gateway to the Crown Chakra is through the pineal gland, located in the center of your brain. The pineal gland regulates sleep and wake cycles and produces melatonin—the chemical that makes us feel sleepy at night.

This chakra is the center of our higher spiritual self and it connects us to universal consciousness. When we are connected with this energy, we can access states of heightened awareness as well as experience visions that transcend personal preoccupations. Our crown center allows for greater understanding in order to feel unity among all things.

This chakra is beyond the senses. The colors associated with this Chakra are Violet/White and it holds every element.

The mantra for this Chakra is I UNDERSTAND and chanted is OM (AUM).

Key Characteristics of the Crown Chakra

  • Consciousness
  • Awareness
  • Wisdom
  • Oneness
  • Realization
  • Bliss

What the Crown Chakra Teaches Us

The crown chakra’s main lesson is to expand your consciousness, for if you can become completely aware of yourself and the world around you, nothing will get in your way. This chakra opens up a new realm of awareness inside ourselves which may be tough at first to understand.

It opens up our minds and allows us to see more than we ever could have imagined, but you must realize that while the mind is truly limitless in its abilities, it can sometimes lead you astray. You will find that you may “see” things, but not physically see them in front of your face.

People who have completely opened their crown chakras cannot lie to themselves and are able to understand all emotions around them with complete clarity.

A completely opened crown chakra can also be described as pure ecstasy, a feeling of complete bliss throughout your spirit and being.

Another lesson the crown chakra teaches us is to practice gratitude, not only for the things we have but also for who we are. While life is difficult, you must be able to take away something from it and learn how to be grateful for what you have.  

Gratitude can reduce stress, worry, and fear as well as having many other benefits which improve the quality of your life. If you are in the habit of being grateful for your life, this will spill over into other aspects of your reality and allow you to enjoy every moment as it comes.

The crown chakra allows us to expand our consciousness and gives us the ability to see and feel things that were previously closed off to our eyes.

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Signs of an Unbalanced Crown Chakra

  • Nervous system Imbalances
  • Fatigue
  • Manic Depression
  • Energetic Disorders
  • Extreme sensitivity to light, sound, and other environmental factors
  • Pollution sensitivity
  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Obsessive Thinking
  • Confusion
  • Overly focused on deep thoughts
  • Separated from others
  • Afraid of Death
  • Afraid of Spiritual abandonment

How to Balance/Heal/Open the Crown Chakra

The crown chakra is the doorway to cosmic energy (universal energy, creative source of what we are here for LOVE) and if it were to be opened fully, nothing would seem impossible in our life. (Everything in this universe has an energetic frequency/vibration and everything we create on earth will also have an energetic frequency/vibration).

Some ways you can balance/heal/ Open the Crown Chakra are:

  • Get outside in Nature
  • Let go of the things that are no longer serving you (inventory check)
  • Wear the color of the chakra
  • Listen to your favorite music and enjoy jamming out
  • Eat clean and healthy
  • Limit the use of electronics
  • Journal
  • Crystals
  • Meditation
  • Yoga Poses
  • Sound Healing
  • Affirmations
  • Incense/Smudging
  • Use a singing bowl in your daily routine
  • Affirmation Decks

Connecting Deeper

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  • Lotus Pose
  • Head Stand
  • Rabbit Pose
  • Corpse Pose
  • Half Lotus
  • Tree Pose
  • Mountain Pose
  • Easy Pose
  • Eagle Pose
  • King Dancer Pose
  • Warrior III

Meditation

The benefits of meditation for the crown chakra are many, including assistance in alleviating depression and anxiety. The crown chakra is crucial to spiritual growth because it facilitates connections with higher levels of consciousness.

You can meditate using various techniques; one technique involves the use of visualization. Visualization involves the use of tools to stimulate your imagination and the mind, including techniques like affirmations or guided meditations.

Affirmations are simple phrases that help you to form mental images that will help you to achieve your goals. Guided meditations are led by an outside source such as a recording, and often involve the use of visualization.

Meditation is not just about clearing your mind; rather it is about connecting with your higher self.

SoundBaths

When considering sound bath meditation, it is very useful to understand how sound affects us on an energetic level. We are surrounded by frequencies–there are sounds we hear with our ears and more subtle vibrations that we can feel as well. And certain sounds create different effects on our body and mind.

Sound can be used to realign the frequency of your chakras–it is a great way to open up or cleanse them.

This meditation utilizes the vibration of crystal bowls as it resonates through you, stimulating each of the seven chakras by opening them and helping you to experience the sounds in a new way.

Seed Mantra

If you wish to move past the unconscious stage of realizing and accept your own existence, then seed mantra meditation is a great technique to help your crown chakra open and release the highest vibration of consciousness, and in so doing realize your true spiritual self.

Affirmations

  • My life is an expression of my divine purpose
  • I am completely nourished, supported, and at peace
  • My life is blessed with abundance that aligns with my needs and desires
  • I honor others
  • Life will bring me many wonders today
  • My trust my guidance by the divine
  • I see the divine light in myself and everyone around me

Aromatherapy/Oils

Crystals

Food

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  • Fiber-Rich Food
  • Detoxifying food such as raw, fresh, and whole foods
  • Avoid sugar, gluten, dairy, and processed foods
  • Juices- fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Smoothies
  • Salads
  • Alkaline Food-leafy greens
  • Chromium foods such as broccoli, potatoes, and garlic
  • Red Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Purple Grapes

Herbs & Spices

I truly hope I shined some light on the Crown Chakra for you!

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More on Chakras?

A complete Guide to the 7 main Chakras
The Root Chakra- All you need to know about your first chakra
The Sacral Chakra- All you need to now about your second chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra- All you need to know about your third chakra
The Heart Chakra- All you need to know about your fourth chakra
The Throat Chakra-All you need to know about your fifth chakra
The Third Eye Chakra- All you need to know

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