The Crown Chakra, also known in Sanskrit as the Sahasrara Chakra is the energy center located at the crown of the skull that when opened and unblocked allows one to understand the interconnection between the Self and everything else in the Universe. This energy center allows you to understand that everything happens for a reason, so that something else can happen. It allows you to tap into the power of synchronicity and become more wise to the butterfly effect. With this center being receptive, you can tune into channel guidance from higher sources of being and recognize “angel numbers” and signs from the Universe easily as you live purposefully. If you feel a disconnection from the Infinite, Brahman, God, or the the Universe thinking you are alone in this and not divinely supported, you are being urged to awaken this chakra. As this chakra is located at the crown of the skull, the energy of it should be dancing through the cells surrounding it’s placement. This means if you experience mental fog, other neurological disorders, night terrors, trouble with memory, and headaches you are experiencing this due to an energetic block too long ignored that has now manifested into a physical ailment so you can learn from it and heal it. Also, since the chakra is linked to the Pituitary Gland, any disease relating to that gland such as issues with your entire glandular system (the Pituitary Gland is known as the “Master Gland” and responsible for sending signals to your entire glandular system), Cushing’s disease, or Hypopituitarism is linked to an energetic blockage here. If you find yourself suffering from any of these ailments, please seek the help of a doctor immediately and work with the chakra balancing alongside your doctor’s recommended treatment. A Doctor of Naturopathy can do wonders when it comes to balancing the glandular systems, organ systems, and energetic system in a holistic way so, I recommend researching your area for an N.D. who’s qualified to treat these disorders.
The Sahasrara Chakra resonates at the frequency of the color violet, and the mantra that corresponds to the chakra is “AH.” Chanting this mantra 108 times along with doing the following exercise will help you to reduce feelings of isolation, enhance spiritual connection, channel wisdom, and begin to understand that everything is happening just as it should be in divine timing.
Exercise: Visualizing as you breath in and out, an violet lotus flower unfolding and blossoming from your crown. On every in breath you visualize oxygen pouring up into your sinuses and higher into your crown cleaning out the area with new life force. On the out breath chant “AH” and imagine all that no longer serves you leaving with your breath. As the breath releases, see how the violet lotus flower becomes brighter and brighter. Do this 108 times using Mala beads, or until your lotus flower is shining vibrantly and your Crown feels open and blissful.
Essential oils can be an excellent tool in anointing the physical body and simultaneously clearing any blockages in your energy by stimulating feelings relating to the chosen aroma. The olfactory gland is responsible for two things, smell and memory. With this connection, aroma can trigger reactions in the brain and create feelings of connection and blissfulness. Sold at your local health food store or apothecary, I recommend trying Lavender, Rose, Frankincense, and Myrrh.
Exercise: Carry one of these essential oils with you throughout your day and when you feel isolation, inability to understand the bigger picture, or the need for some guidance from the divine drop 1 drop into your palms and inhale deeply for 5 seconds, then exhale for a count of 5 seconds. Repeat this 7 times or until your Crown Chakra feels connected to Source. You can also purchase an essential oil diffuser and allow the aroma to fill your home or office.
Mastery of the Crown Chakra comes from “spiritualizing the energy center” as Cyndi Dale, author of “The Complete Book of Chakra Healing” has stated. This means that through the tasks of the Crown Chakra such as learning that everything is happening as it should be for your growth, and that you are never truly alone, you are able to find a sense of connection to spirit by doing and learning from these lessons. If you haven’t mastered the six chakras below the Crown, I recommend working your way up by reading these articles below in order:
For more information about the 7 chakra system most commonly known in the west read my article by clicking here. I also recommend listening to binaural beats as you sleep that help to program your body, mind, and spirit to align and balance your Crown Chakra. Meditative Mind and Nu Meditation Music on YouTube have amazing binaural beat tracks for each chakra or even all 7 that you can play as you sleep at night. Also, with a quick search on YouTube of “guided meditations for the Crown Chakra” you will find an array of meditations which you will find extremely beneficial as you start to connect to the greater essence of life and awaken your Crown Chakra.
by: Mindy Sheppard