Updated: Sep 10, 2020
Chakras are focal points of our energetic body that vibrate at specific frequencies and are constantly in flux bringing in and putting out energy into our auric field. For this reason, they are referred to as vortexes of energy.
We are familiar with the fact we have a physical body but as energetic beings we go far beyond which can only be experienced with the 5 senses, experiencing emotional range is proof of this. The state of our chakras are a window into the emotional body and the link between emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing.
The observation, healing and opening of the chakras are part of what is called, Tantric practice. Tantric practices in the most general sense are ways of opening to spiritual self-healing. They are theories based around attaining physical and spiritual awareness with an aim towards enlightenment. They involve esoteric practice (practice not understood by all) and sacred ritual (valued uniquely by the person participating in it).
Sahasrara: The Crown Chakra
The naming of the chakra system is Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language which migrated to different parts of the world finding itself across several different ancient teachings including Hinduism and Buddhism. Every chakra has a respectable Sanskrit name and symbol associated with it. It also has a color and sound frequency it vibrates at and other unique qualities that are not defined to limit the complexity of the energy.
Location: Top center of the head
Element: No element / Thought
Seed-Mantra: ANG / Silence
(Seed Mantras also known as Bija (seed in Sanskrit) Mantras are one syllable phrases chanted to cleanse the specific energetic point for healing.)
Mudra: Lace fingers together with right thumb above the left, point pinkies out touching, hands over stomach
(Mudra in Sanskrit means ‘gesture’, they are specific hand positions that bring intentional energy to a particular energy vortex/chakra during meditation.)
Endocrine Gland: Pineal and Pituitary Glands
Each of the chakras interact with a gland from the endocrine system, this is the communication with the physical body. Messages are passed through hormones secreted by the glands and communication with the nervous system.
Sacred Symbol: Violet Thousand Pedal Lotus and Circle
The thousand pedal lotus represents gratitude and longevity along with the sacred circle symbolizing our connection to source consciousness. Violet projects wisdom, spirituality, and the binding of power with humility.
The Crown Chakra is the last of the ‘spiritual chakras’ and the 7 primary chakra system. Even though each of the chakra energy centers provide a spiritual lesson in themselves, the Crown Chakra functions as a channel to divine connection and spiritual consciousness. All chakras function through reaction and relation to energy but at the crown we access a direct portal to an endless source of energy that connects our physical existence to a collective one accessible through the soul. This is the center of meditation and prayer that is understood through a deep sense of knowing and highlighted by one’s ability to the transcend the Ego and find unity and purpose alongside creation. It is opened through having gratitude for the unlimited potential of life and when opened can grant profound transformation.
Survived here is possibility of surpassing the old story that, “I must suffer or sacrifice myself” that has been programmed through society, culture, and even religion through lifetimes, generations, and different dimensions of our being. It is these separations that keep us behind bars, limited, pissed off and on defense. This is ascension. If-I-Ascend my limitations I choose to live out my destiny.
Disharmony + Conflict = Disconnection
At the Crown the Ego is surpassed. The Ego sees the world through a lens of competition and possible setback. It misinterprets life as solely survival with a higher extension of surviving being winning. The Ego’s desire is what wins, never you when you live life this way. Here expectation and even desire draw a line of limitation. The fixed desire to win will have us winning a pile of trash thinking it is a prize. Falling for the vice of settling because we cannot hold off for what we cannot see. Do we honor the divine within to know we deserve more? What of your spirit will you sacrifice blindly thinking the prize is worthy? When our Ego desires start running our lives we fall into disharmony with our spirit.
Conflict with the outside often mirrors inner conflict. We often fall conflicted when anger and resentment do not find resolve, the inner tension collides with a collective experience because no matter who you are you are having a collective experience. Do you have hope for humanity? Do you have hope for yourself? Where there is separation there will always be conflict. The inner journey of gaining relationship to your spirit can seem lonesome, trying, and vulnerable but nothing is as isolating as staying in a possible reality (free-will) of undeserving your sovereignty, creativity, and prosperity that is your birth right. Right the wrongs that have been done to you by feeling outside of them even if that means feeling in the dark.
Stillness + Belief = Connection
There is so much energetic noise in our lives. It is no wonder we become anxious and burn out into depressive states. Ask yourself, who’s agenda am I on? Even if you stripped yourself from all your responsibilities, relationships, you will see there is still noise. The only way out is going in and learning to be still. Nothing supersedes the power of meditation. Allowing space between the thoughts and trusting the present to carry you forward. Welcoming stillness is welcoming peace. At the crown chakra your peace lives and breathes waiting for you.
We must prevail past the limits of fear and hopelessness, we must move past the limbic system and into belief. Choose destiny over preconceived fate because they are different. Another possibility always exists. There is more than what we have endured. A memory of fighting for resource is not the only potential, and probability of loss is not the only possibility. The belief that sacrifice and pain must be made to strike a balance lessens our faith. The fixation on punishment and shame creates only more of the same. These limiting beliefs can be starved. If my will is good and spirit is strong why shouldn’t I be able to connect to the source of my being? Know you are connected, and miracles can come down into your very real life, the power you have access to is more than we can humanly comprehend.
When the Crown Chakra is blocked you may experience apathy, alienation, depression,
and emptiness after achievement. You may value being ‘right’ over connection and fall prisoner to compulsion and materialism. Spells of complacency can overcome you bringing about spiritual crisis. Imbalances can form from over intellectualizing and logic dependency. Believing you cannot count on anyone but yourself blocks you from your life source along with obsessions of believing you are incomplete. The truth is though where we show great resistance also holds our greatest longing, often those locking themselves out from spirit have an undeniable partnership with it.
When this chakra is open, we access our higher selves and welcome human experiences that heal the soul. We live as a keeper of spiritual knowledge. We are open to the expansive quality of life and go forward humbly inspired. We have value for how talent belongs to each individual and when recognized leads to evolution. There is great respect for every soul’s potential to access their divinity. You not only stand in your power; you stand in it ready to receive all that it will bring to you. You recognize the divine channel you are to this world and that it will never be taken from you. You are awareness embodied.