Crown Chakra 101
The Crown Chakra - Our Connection with the Divine
Our Crown Chakra is the seventh chakra and is located at the top (or crown) of the head. Just as our Root Chakra connects us to Mother Earth, the Crown Chakra serves as our connection to the Universe. In fact, the Crown Chakra disperses the Universal energy or life force into the six other chakras underneath it. In Sanskrit, the Crown Chakra is termed as the Sahasrara (the ‘thousand-fold’ Chakra) and is typically pictured as a lotus having thousand white petals.
When in balance, you’re able to channel messages from the divine, access higher states of consciousness, and develop a deep trust of the Universe. An open crown chakra allows you to connect with something larger than yourself, experience a true connection with others, and know that you are always taken care of by an abundant and loving Universe.
ColorMeanings.com notes that when this chakra is overactive (or hyperactive), the person may begin to have obsessive thoughts. One might be trapped living in the past or perhaps constantly thinking about the future. An overactive Crown Chakra could also produce obsessive spirituality, so much so that his other duties are neglected.
A blocked or overactive Crown Chakra can also lead to various physical ailments like depression, headaches, and neurological issues. For instance, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, paralysis, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and dementia, have all been linked to an imbalance in the Crown Chakra.
Symptoms of a blocked crown chakra may manifest as:
- Feeling disconnected from the Universe
- Feeling disconnected from magic
- Experiencing loneliness
- Feeling like life is meaningless
- Disconnection from your spiritual side
- Experiencing migraines and headaches
- Strong attachment to material possessions and achievements
Crown Chakra Crystals & Ritual
There are several crystals that can be used to help activate your crown chakra - they are typically purple/violet or white in color. If you’re looking to explore using crystals, Chakra.info has a great list of crystals that resonate with the crown chakra. Below are a few of our favorites
- Selenite: opens and activates the third eye, crown chakra, and soul star. It also cleanses the auric field, clears congested energies, and compels one to move forward in life by releasing stagnation.
- Clear Quartz: amplifies energy, brings heightened spiritual awareness, opens chakras, expands consciousness and is used to communicate with your guides.
- Amethyst: facilitates meditation, helps communication with your guides, helps you understand the root cause of one’s imbalances, reveals self-destructive patterns of the ego and helps with clarity of mind.
To begin this ritual, find yourself in a quiet, comfortable place after clearing with your favorite cleansing tool. Place the crystal of your choice in your hands and set your intention. As you hold the crystal, we invite you to recite a few crown chakra affirmations to charge the crystal.
Sample Crown Chakra Affirmations:
- I am deeply connected with the Universe
- I trust the flow of the Universe
- I am a channel for divine wisdom
- I am a channel for divine light
- I am always open to receiving messages from the Universe
- I am a spiritual being in a physical body
Once charged you can continue to hold the crystals in your hands or place them above your head while laying down for meditation. You might even want to keep it with you to tune into those healing vibrations when you begin to feel out of balance.
You can place the crystals in your hands or at the crown of your head while lying down in meditation. We invite you to try using some affirmations while you relax into your breath and meditation.
Remember, the Crown Chakra is our connection with Source - it serves as the portal through which life energy enters our body. Through balancing and strengthening the Seventh Chakra, we can connect with a Higher Power to tap into its unconditional love and hopefully, begin to share that same love with the people around us.
Our Crown Chakra Kit has everything you need to help you stay in alignment - we aim to provide you the tools to manifest the life you desire. One chakra at a time.
To You. From Us. With Love.