Crown Chakra

Chakra Seven - Exploring the Major Chakras

Lotus flower (Nelumbo nucifera), close-up
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The Crown Chakra is associated with the color violet or white. Which of these two colors you wish to associate with your crown chakra is your personal preference. My preference is to liken the energy and color of this chakra to the violet flame of transmutation which is a blend of both violet and white. A flame that never completely extinguishes itself in your lifetime. Certainly, any of your chakras, including your crown chakra can become blocked or misaligned, but it will not die.

Everyone has the ability to gain access higher knowledge. Discovery of truth and wisdom is dependent on the healthfulness of your crown chakra.

Communication Center

We use the seventh chakra as a tool to communicate with our spiritual nature. It is through this aspiring vortice that the life force is dispersed from the universe into the lower 6 chakras. It has been referred to as our "GOD SOURCE."  But, this terminology might be confusing to anyone who equates God with religious dogma, because of this I choose to call it a spiritual connection or communicator.

Source of Wisdom and Well of Higher Knowledge

This chakra is often pictured in art works as a lotus flower opening as a means to allow spiritual awakening to occur in an individual. The crown chakra could also be considered the well intuitive knowing is drawn from.

Ways to Open and Clear the Crown Chakra

  • Fasting
  • Detoxing
  • Smudging
  • Clean Out Your Attic and Rain Gutters - The reasoning behind these physical clean-up chores as a chakra health-maintenance activity is explained in my article Spring Cleaning and Your Chakras. Basically, if you think of the home you reside in as mirroring the alignment of your own chakras then you'll get the gist. The roof and attic of the home corresponds with the crown chakra, whereas the basement or lower level of the home corresponds with your root chakra.
    Chakra Seven - Associations
    Colorviolet / white
    Sanskrit Namesahasrara
    Physical Locationtop of head
    Purposesintuitive knowing, connection to one's spirituality, integration of the whole
    Spiritual Lessonspirituality, living in the NOW
    Physical Dysfunctionsmystical depression, diseases of the muscular system, skeletal system and the skin, chronic exhaustion not associated with physical ailments, sensitivity to light, sound, environment
    Mental / Emotional Issuesdiscovery of the divine, lack of purpose, loss of meaning or identity, trust, selflessness, humanitarianism, ability to see the bigger picture in the life stream, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics
    Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakraduality, magnetism, controlling patterns, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear)
    Area of Body Governedtop center of the head, midline above the ears
    Crystals / Gemstonesamber, diamond, moldavite
    Flower Essenceslotus, angelica, star tulip

    Learning About Chakras

    Bibliography: Anatomy of the Spirit  by Caroline Myss, Flower Essence Repertory by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, Hands of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan, Love is in the Earth by Melody

    Copyright © Phylameana lila Désy - Sep 1998

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