Learn About the Crown Chakra


crown chakraThe seventh (crown) chakra is violet in color and the associated with the cosmos. It is located at the top of the head. It is referred to as the Cosmic Consciousness Center, the foundation of our spiritual body. The Sanskrit name is Sahasrara. It is symbolized by, and often called, the lotus with one thousand petals. This is where we make spiritual connection to God and Spirit and gain spiritual understanding. It is the culmination of the progression of human awareness, absolute perception of reality beyond time and space. 

Information that is stored inside the crown chakra includes; opinions of unity and separation, what draws or attracts us, controlling beliefs and patterns, and emotions (joy, anger, fear).

A person with a balanced, healthy crown chakra is unprejudiced and has increased awareness of the world and the self. A sense of completeness, joy and security is felt as we become one with our Source. We feel free to question our beliefs, constantly expanding the level of self-awareness and self-reflection. As we are released from ego driven desires, we become more open minded, intelligent and aware. We know and trust that we are guided in all that we do. We see divinity in everyone and everything. 

Blockages of the crown chakra often come from forced religion, blind obedience, and inability to freely share ones own ideas or beliefs. As the root chakra has a connection with mother issues, crown chakra imbalance can stem from father issues. If it is under-active, we may have difficulties processing information and making decisions, and possibly experience apathy. Beliefs may be fixed, rigid, and closed to new ideas and ways of thinking. One may feel like they know best and need to be right. Those with an underactive crown chakra may be unconscious of repeated damaging patterns, unable to experience true growth and transformation. One lacks a sincere spiritual connection, not able to grasp true inner joy. If this chakra is over-active, there is a tendency to over intellectualize. Large amounts of information may become overwhelming. A person may have their ‘head in the clouds’, being fanatically spiritual without being grounded. This may also include periods of psychotic or manic depression or confused sexual expression. An overactive crown chakra needs to be balanced with the root chakra for groundedness and stability. 

Crown chakra questions for self-awareness:
Do you balance spirituality with your ability to stay grounded?
Do you overly fantasize and daydream? 
Are you open to new ideas and new ways of thinking?
Do you continuously retreat to familiar thought and behavior patterns? 
Do you lack emotion and enthusiasm or feel a loss of purpose?
Do you avoid the spiritual, relating to the world almost exclusively through intellect?