In the conclusion of this 7-part blog series by Nancy “Samaria” Cardinal, she shares about the crown chakra and its connection to the Universe. Late joining this series? Catch up from the beginning with Part 1 or from last week’s Part 6!
The Crown Chakra also commonly known as Sahasrara (a thousand petaled lotus in Sanskrit) is at the top of the ladder in the seven-major chakra system. Situated at the top and slightly above your head, it is the only major chakra that lies outside of the body. The colours violet or white are associated with it. In many pictures, the crown chakra is depicted with an inverted lotus flower that lies on top of the head. Many have views that these images are suggesting that the crown chakra is connected to heaven but extends downwards to us.
Other names for the crown chakra are:
- Spirituality Chakra
- Violet Chakra
- Gateway to Spirit
- Akasha Chakra
- Sahasrara Padma
Sahasrara is where connection takes place. Here you connect to the universe, Spirit, pure consciousness, others, and yourself at a deeper level. The crown chakra is actually considered to be a portal that opens one to the universal life force energy that exists in the universe. At this chakra, you find awareness, understanding, trust, devotion, inspiration, happiness, positivity, unity, serenity, joy, and the ability to learn.
The gateway to spirit is the subtlest of the major chakras. But it is also the point from which all of the other chakras emanate. It is considered to be the receiver and giver of energy and consciousness. Sahasrara is also where your soul and the body meet and connect to each other.
There are different ideas of the element that is associated with the crown chakra. Some say that this chakra is associated with no element, others say it is associated with thought, and many see it as associated with the cosmos.
When a healer is working on someone, it is this chakra where they connect. Healer’s draw upon the universal life force to heal others. For example, two of the healing practices I am trained in is Pranic Energy Healing and Reiki. The energy that the universe provides is unlimited and is used for the highest good for ourselves and others. When a healer does not tap into this beautiful energy and uses their own, they can end up burnt out and depleted, as the energy from ourselves is finite in nature.
- Ylang Ylang
- Fire Opal
- Blue Sapphire
- The Christ Light
- Positive – The Guru
- Negative – The Egotist
Age Generally Associated:
- 42 to 49
When the crown chakra’s energy is blocked or depleted one can feel very isolated and depressed. It also shows up as having no inspiration and can lead to a spiritual crisis in an individual.
On the other side, if a person’s crown chakra is overloaded or overly energized it can lead to an obsession with spirituality and its practices. Also, individuals can start to have spiritual delusions, a feeling of not being grounded.
To help keep your crown chakra balanced and flowing you can do the following things:
- Meditate on Spiritual Matters
- Learn New Things
- Wear Violet Clothes
- Practice Grounding
As you can see from reading this piece on the crown chakra it is important to be balanced. Everything in our lives needs to be balanced to bring apart health, happiness, and joy in our lives. In the chakra system when one works on balancing it lets us lead a life where we find the things we need. The chakra system is a holistic philosophy that provides us the information to lead a healthy balanced life. The chakras in your body constantly need to be worked on. When balanced, a chakra can also fall into a state of depletion or over energized if one does not work on them on a continual basis.
I find for myself I do a shower meditation and cleansing each day. I put on some beautiful music and when in the shower, I imagine the water is white light. Then I imagine each chakra in turn. The white light washes over each one cleansing it of negative energy and returning it to a balanced state.
I hope you have found this series on the chakras enjoyable. If you ever have any questions about chakras or chakra theory, please feel free to contact me through The Wellness Universe.
Love, light, and keep your beautiful energy centres, the chakras, spinning and balanced in unity.
– Nancy Cardinal (Samaria)