Guide to Unlock the Power of your Crown Chakra
Your chakras, or energy centers, govern the flow of energy within your body. There are seven main chakras in the body. We have already explored six: Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra.
These energy centers, which you cannot see with the naked eye, also correspond to the body's major organs. When you feel out of sorts in any of the seven main chakras areas, you will likely be able to correlate it back to an energy imbalance.
The crown chakra, or Sahasrara, is located at the crown of your head. When your crown chakra is light and open, you have greater access to what some consider higher states of consciousness. The crown chakra governs and influences our connection to God, the Universe, the Divine (insert what suits you best).
When your crown chakra is in balance, there is a strong feeling of connection, little worry of what the future may hold, and you will radiate love outwardly for all around you to feel.
When out of balance, you may feel disconnected to something greater than yourself.
The mantra for the crown chakra is "I know." Are you making time to foster your spirituality? Do you feel a lack of purpose or passion in your life? Do you feel somewhat numb when it comes to your connection to God, the Universe, the Divine? Do you at times feel you suffer from a lack of empathy? These are common for an underactive crown chakra, but it can be nourished and balanced.
The physicality of your crown chakra out of balance looks like obsessive compulsive thoughts, troubles with memory or concentration, and you may possibly suffer from melancholy or depression.
Crystals to Support the Crown Chakra
The color associated with the sacral chakra is violet. If you would like to utilize crystals to provide support, reach for clear quartz, selenite, pearl, and scolecite.
Affirmations of Support
Affirmations are positive statements that can be said quietly or out loud to challenge or work to overcome self-limiting beliefs or struggle. Here are a few examples of affirmations for the sacral chakra:
-I trust in the guidance of the divine (God, Universe).
-I am guided by my inner wisdom.
-I am living my divine purpose.
-I trust that everything happens in divine timing.
Essential Oils for the Crown Chakra
Lavender-Allow the floral aroma of Lavenderto soothe your thoughts and allow yourself to find peace. When we can quiet our mind, we are more able to hear our intuition and trust the message.
Ylang Ylang-The exotic heady aroma of Ylang Ylangis incredibly relaxing andhelps to facilitate euphoric states allowing the crown chakra to open. When you are struggling to just let go, reach for Ylang Ylang to soothe mind, body, and spirit.
Palmarosa-The essential oil of Palmarosa has a similar energy to that of Rose, and therefore is very beneficial to facilitate self-love. According to Deborah Eidson, author of Vibrational Healing, Palmarosa helps us to be closer to divine mother energy. She states that Palmarosa “Establishes compassionate acceptance and unconditional love by generating a higher frequency of Spiritual Love.” (Eidson, 2000)
Sandalwood-The sweet woody scent of Sandalwood essential oil has an affinity for our emotional body. Inhaling the aroma of Sandalwood helps in the opening of the crown chakra, making love attainable, both for ourselves, others, and the unseen. This grounding aroma supports introspection and self-compassion.
If you feel blocked in the area of your crown chakra, you are not alone. The more turmoil that there is in the world creates an all too common disconnect. Practice these self-care tips to help you on your path to enlightenment.
-Meditation is the best thing for your crown chakra. Beginning or maintaining this practice helps to retrain your thoughts, rather than then controlling you. The more you practice the easier it will become.
-Seek out an energy practitioner such as a reiki healer, or shaman that can help you to move stuck energy.
-Be sure to utilize the essential oils mentioned above often, especially when you are practicing your self-care. Herbs are also helpful in the form of tea or capsules.
Only you can develop a healthy and robust crown chakra. These tools and practices will help. We wish you all the best on your healing journey.
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Eidson, D. (2000). Vibrational healing: Revealing the essence of nature through aromatherapy' use of essential oils. Berkeley, CA: Frog.