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Making your Crown Shine

Crown Chakra - Sahasrara

7th Chakra

The crown chakra is the seventh chakra and it is at the top of the "chakra ladder" which starts from the root chakra that grounds us on the Earth and progresses upward to the Sahasrara which connects us with the universe and the Divine source of creation.

Sahasrara is located at the crown of the head. The gift of this chakra is experiencing unity and the selfless realization that everything is connected at a fundamental level. The energy of this chakra allows us to experience mystical oneness with everyone and everything in nature. There is no intellectual knowing at the level of seventh chakra, but there is serenity, joy, and deep peace about life. You have a sense of knowing that there is a deeper meaning of life and that there is an order that underlies all of existence.

The "way of the crown chakra" is the way of going beyond the limits of your own ego. It is the way of transcending the ego and knowing that all of creation is interconnected at a fundamental level. A level that some call the "Akasha" or "Zero Point Field", or just "the Field" or matrix. This is the fundamental level of connection.

According to Tantric philosophy, the seventh chakra is both a receiver and giver of energy and consciousness. It receives energy to sustain life and it gives back the personal energy to unite with the collective pool of consciousness.

It is the meeting point between finite (the body and the ego) and infinite (the universe and soul). It is the place where time and timelessness intersect and where death and eternal life meet.

The thousand petal chakra embraces an attitude of gratitude for one's life. When we realize that everything is interconnected and that we are part of the larger scheme of life, we begin to live with gratitude, faith and trust, rather than filled with fear and anxiety.

We are guided by the higher power and we feel divinity from within and from without.

The challenge of this chakra is to liberate the spirit - open to the divine - and at the same time stay firmly rooted deep in the ground.

Crown Chakra Affirmations

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.

Sanskrit name: Sahasrana - thousand petal Element: No element, or thought Color: Violet or white Shape: Round scullcap Petals of the lotus: One thousand Seed sound: Ah Vowel sound: Ngngng Rights: To know and to learn Endocrine gland: Pineal gland Physical association: Central nervous system, cerebral cortex Psychological function: Awareness, understanding Identity: Universal identity Developmental stage: Throughout life Challenge: Attachment Plane: Truth, reality Planets: Uramis Deity: The guru within Mythological Animal: Eagle Incense: Myrrh Herb: Gotu Kola Sephira: Kether

Sanskrit Name - Sahasrara Chakra

Color - Violet

Symbol - A lotus flower with 1000 petals


Cosmic energy or thought

Verb- To know

Location - Top of the head

Gland - Pituitary and to some extent Pineal

Sense - None. Beyond sensory

Mantra - Silence

Physical Body Areas Governed

Pituitary and pineal glands, brain, hormone system, nervous system, top of head

Emotions Governed

Peace, understanding and knowledge, enlightenment, conscious awareness, divinity

Gemstones - Clear quartz, white jade, diamonds

Essential Oils - Lotus

Lessons to Learn - Divine meaning of life

If you stand straight, imagine a small hole at the very top of your head. That is where the 7th chakra is located.

The Sanskrit name for chakra 7 is Sahasrara, which means thousand petal lotus. The chakra is symbolized by just that - a lotus flower with a thousand petals.

The number of petals in the chakra image is symbolic as well. The number 1000, represented by the thousand petals in the crown chakra symbol, adds up and reduces to the number 1 in numerology.

The number one represents strong leadership and will power, a courageous person who is goal oriented and driven. A number one person is a pioneer who is independent and individualistic and approaches issues from a unique perspective. A number one is original and sometimes unconventional. They possess tremendous potential for success in life.

The crown chakra is associated with the color violet. Some references link it to the color white as well. Violet is the highest color in the light spectrum. It represents the spiritual or higher self, wisdom, vitality, intuitive awareness, passion and dignity. White is purity and the color of the Divine light.

The verb for the 7th chakra is "to know". The mantra is no sound at all, simple silence.

The element associated with the violet chakra is cosmic energy, although some references will say space or thought. We may experience this cosmic energy as a white light coming from inside of us. It is the light of our Creator, our all-knowing Source.

Physically the violet chakra is associated with the pituitary and pineal glands, although Edgar Cayce indicates that it is just the pituitary gland. The pineal gland is located between the two hemispheres of the brain, just above the spinal column. It produces the hormone melatonin which regulates our sleep. The pituitary gland is often referred to as the "master gland" because it controls the functions of the body’s' other endocrine glands. The pineal gland is also considered the primary link between the brain and our soul.

The crown chakra oversees the brain, the top of the head, and the hormone and nervous systems. When it is out of balance you may experience a sensitivity to light and a chronic tiredness.

On an emotional level, our violet chakra reigns over peace and enlightenment, understanding and knowledge. It is the seat of our conscious awareness and divinity and helps to integrate the whole of who we are. The crown chakra allows wisdom to flow to us. We feel the connection to our spirituality through this 7th chakra and it is the center of eternal bliss, liberation and connection to the Divine.

When the crown chakra is in balance we experience an ability to understand and learn new information easily. We make logical decisions easily and may have a strong sense of humanitarianism and devotion. We feel open minded and thoughtful and are more connected to our spiritual nature. We develop a trust in the Divine.

An unbalanced violet chakra can exhibit itself in a feeling of lack of purpose or inspiration, confusion, a lack of understanding, a loss of identity, apathy, learning difficulties, or denial of our spirituality.

Seventh Chakra gemstones like amethyst, moldavite, peacock ore, clear quartz and diamonds

. There are gemstones that can help to balance the crown chakra, but I would suggest using them with caution. Clear quartz, white jade and diamonds are associated with the 7th chakra. Each of these is a powerful crystal and should be used with caution and guidance.

The essential oils associated with this violet chakra include lotus and bilbanum, lotus, jasmine, angelica, sandalwood, star tulip, frankincense, myrrh, benzoin, neroli, angelica, lavender, or St. John’s Wort.

Foods that fuel the Sahasrara are none! Fasting and detox are recommended to cleanse and clear the Sahasrara, and burning incense and smudging with herbs such as sage, myrrh, copal, juniper, and frankincense.

A soaring, crystalline Solfeggio tone of 963 hz is perhaps the most direct method for opening the Sahasrara, and re-establishing your connection to the Divine, in just 27 minutes with Alpha Level Binaural Beats and a pair of headphones. Tibetan Singing Bowls tuned to the frequencies of the Sahasrara, and Binaural Beats with a Solfeggio frequency of 963 Hz, this meditation follows Earth Resonant frequencies to a low of 7.83 Hz (Shumann Resonance) and up to an Earth Resonant frequency of 14.1 Hz. This deeply relaxing and transformational mediation will not only help to balance your Crown Chakra, it will also balance your mind and spirit to the resonance of our planet,

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