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This blog will talk about the Crown Chakra, known in Sanskrit as Sahasrara. This chakra is associated with your spirituality and overall spiritual balance. This is the seventh main charka and the third when talking about the chakras involved with spirit. It is associated with the element of the cosmos itself. The crown chakra is an embodiment of the source of light and creation.
This chakra is associated with a royal purple or a white color. Depending on where you look both colors may be interchangeable. Its light contains all colour vibrations united in the incomparable brilliance of pure light. This chakra’s lotus flower is represented with 1000 petals as the symbol of infinite.
This chakra is located above the crown of your head. It does not touch your head but is associated with the pineal gland located in the brain. Its gift is the transcendence of the individual self into true, mystical experience of unity and oneness. Through the Crown Chakra we can feel the connection to the whole Cosmos and are connected to the divine Source of creation.
The crown chakra is the final step to the path of transcendence. It deals with; God (or your particular belief system), spirituality, divine wisdom, enlightening, connection to the universe, imagination, awareness, and optimism.
The herbs and scents associated with this chakra are; Gotu Kola, Frankincense, Myrrh, Lavender, Columbine, Ginger and Sandalwood.
Being that this is the top charka is also affects the other 6 we have listed previously it primarily affects our energy and mental factors. However, when this chakra is out of balance you may experience mental or physical symptoms. Some signs of mental symptoms may include; living as though your life has no purpose or direction, general feelings of depression and anxiety, an unbalanced off-kilter type feeling that seems hard to get rid of, confusion, dementia, apathy, dogmatism, schizophrenia and materialism. Possible physical symptoms might include; Migraines/headaches, light sensitivity, neurological disorders effecting the brain and its functions, extreme fatigue, autoimmune disorder, insomnia, and issues involving the skull and pineal gland.
If you are experiencing any of these at a level you feel you can not handle seek medical advise immediately as these could also be signs of a more serious issue.
However, if a medical professional says there is nothing wrong with you and you have not yet checked your chakras there are some affirmations and exercises that you can do to help heal and balance. Using jewelry and you colors in clothing can dramatically help you as well.
These are just a couple examples of affirmations and an exercises that you can do to help balance your crown chakra. Click the pictures and links for more information on sources.
- I am part of the Divine
- I honor the Divine within me
- I seek to understand and to learn from my life experiences
- I cherish my spirit
- I seek experiences that nourish my spirit
- I listen to the wisdom of universe
- I trust my intuition
- I am open to letting go of my attachments
- I live in the present moment
- I am grateful for all the goodness in my life
- I love and accept myself
- I know that all is well in my world
- I am connected with the wisdom of the universe
- I am open to divine wisdom
- My life moves with grace
- I am at peace