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The Spiritual Chakra
The Seventh Chakra
The crown chakra or seventh chakra is at the very top of the head, signifying that this part of the body is what connects us with everything else in the universe. This chakra is most associated with the color violet and represents the spiritual aspects of the self. Meditating on your crown chakra will help you make sense of your own oneness and connectedness with you and the world around you. In essence, this chakra is like the "bigger picture" of existence.
The seventh chakra controls the head, brain, and pineal glands. As such, this chakra helps you use your wisdom and intelligence to make rational decisions and also to see things with a clear head. Your crown chakra makes you aware of your consciousness and your purpose on this world. If you have an underused crown chakra, you might be oblivious as to what your true and sole purpose is on this earth, so it is very important to make sure your chakras are balanced in order to gain the most benefits from this part of your chakra alignment.
As stated previously, if your crown chakra is imbalanced, then you may find yourself with some problems or issues that still need to be resolved. An under-active crown chakra yields inactivity to the point that you may be unaware of your spiritual purpose in this world. You are likely very confused and have a weak sense of identity. In the case of an over-active crown chakra, you may feel that you obsess too much over things and that you are always looking ahead to the future and not really focusing on the "right here, right now" so much. It is important to have a balance with your chakras because otherwise you will find yourself dealing with a number of problems physically and emotionally. Those with imbalanced crown chakras might face issues such as confusion, mental illness, or learning disabilities.
How To Balance Your Crown Chakra
There are several different ways that you can balance your chakras. If you feel that you might have a blockage of your crown chakra, here are a few ways that you can try to open up this chakra:
1. Meditate: Meditation is one of the most effective ways to balance your chakras. Focus on your crown chakra in meditation. It may be helpful to have a chakra card or image that represents the crown chakra that you can focus on during meditation. There are also many resources on Youtube that have guided meditations for each chakra.
2. Essential Oils: Many people swear that aromatherapy and essential oils can help to balance chakras. Consider using aromatherapy during meditation to help intensify this process.
3. Crystal Healing: Crystal healing is another tried and true method to help with blockages in your chakras. Sometimes you can seek the help of professional crystal healers to do just this for you. However, if you do not have the money to put towards a crystal healing session, try going to your local new age store and buying crystals that resonate well with the crown chakra. Place them in your home and close to your while you meditate so you can draw as many benefits as you can from them.
The Importance of the Crown Chakra
The crown chakra is important because it controls your spiritual self and your identity. Without this identity and sense of consciousness, you will have a hard time seeing how you fit into the world around you. This is one of the most difficult chakras to balance as a lot of times, it is very common for people to have blockages in this area. For example, young people are usually unaware of how they fit into society because they are not fully grown yet and don't know what the future holds for them. If you are going through a mid-life crisis, you might be re-evaluating your purpose in this world. All of these things can effect the balance of your crown chakra. When you meditate on the crown chakra, think about your spiritual energy and these questions: How do you fit in with the world around you? Are you a very spiritual person? How do you stay connected with your spiritual self? What is your purpose in the world and for the future? If you have some clear answers to these ideas, then you are well on your way to achieving a more balanced crown chakra.