We are now at the last chakra of the chakra system and will finish the circle with the 7th chakra. When you have followed all my previous chakra articles you do know by now that it is important to gain the knowledge of the whole chakra system by reading about each chakra and its meaning and function.
I will provide the links to all the previous written chakras in the summary, but for now, you also can get a glimpse of the whole chakra system by reading this shorter version of the 7 chakras.
What is the Chakra’s full name and where is it located on the Body?
The full name of the 7th chakra, also known as the “Crown Chakra”, is located at the top of the head (see picture below). The Sanskrit word is Sahasrara (pronounced Suhus-ru-ru) further known as the “thousand-petaled” lotus flower. This chakra supports the Pineal/Pituitary gland and in greater support of the central/governing meridian.
Specifics of the 7th Chakra
This chakra is further known, mostly to spiritual groups, as the Chakra of Prayers. This chakra is considered to have the highest vibration of all the other chakras, which to me is not surprising since its location at the top of the head does symbolize its “higher” meaning and purpose.
It guides our personal “spiritual quest” helping the individual to find answers and purpose to one’s own life journey as well answers in a broader sense concerning the environment and social topics of the individual and much more. The Crown Chakra allows the individual to enter the higher states of consciousness.
The Crown Chakra is the connection to be “one” with God, the Divinity, the beauty of creation, creativity, faith, spirituality, and divine inspiration. This is the chakra where everything we know and don’t know yet comes together, giving us the “big” picture with all the information being merged from all the other chakras.
With an open 7th chakra there is a sense of peace, serenity, the higher knowing of things and the connection with the universe. The knowledge of one’s path and purpose is further a sign of an open Crown Chakra. A person with an open 7th chakra has the ability to communicate, receives information and has access to the knowledge of higher intelligence, further known as “channeling”.
When this chakra is in a balanced state the life of the individual is working in all areas and the feeling of total peace, calmness with oneself and the universe is a given.
The 7th Chakra and the Emotion of Attachment/Detachment
The most powerful attachment one can have is the fact that this chakra is the connection between our physical and our etheric body because this is also the place where we connect and communicate with the higher power. In most cases, the “higher power” is our own “higher-self”/”soul”. Sometimes it can be the universal energy, and sometimes it can be the energy of a spirit guide or of a guardian angel, depending on someone’s spiritual and religious beliefs.
However, it only says that there is a much higher power, much greater than we, as humans, are capable of to fully understand. Nevertheless, the concept still stands that we are also capable to tap into this higher power to receive clarity when there is confusion and to be guided in a divine sense when we let it happen. Through the Crown Chakra, we can connect with this level of higher knowledge and knowing.
The Crown Chakra’s main purpose is to derive meaning from thought and feelings. Furthermore, our beliefs are interpretations based through our experience which do shape our reality. Getting “detached” from our “real” world and finding a more stable attachment to the “spiritual” world is the function of this chakra. However, it is still one of the hardest tasks an individual has to go through, living in a world where the attachment to more and more material things gets greater by the day, the concept of trusting a “non-physical” intelligence/energy, on the other hand, is for so many people still inconceivable, even less believable.
The Strength of the 7th Chakra
The following phrase is from Anodea Judith: “Transcendence is the path of Liberation. Imminence is the path of manifestation. To embrace them both is to see the Divine within and without as an inseparable Unity.”
Through transcendence, we are able to detach ourselves from the daily “should, would and could” of our reality as well the “needs” and “musts” of our material understanding of this reality. Transcendence is finding oneself in a place of bliss wherever we are on the physical plane.
When we do radiate this state of bliss in the outward world we will do so as an expression of immanence. Being in a constant state of bliss we are able to view everything in a holistic perspective and the meaning of “We are all One” has finally been realized, has become the new and true reality.
We have become a unit with the Divine since all the boundaries have been dissolved. We finally have accepted that we are a part of the universal whole and the “I” has become the “WE”, we are true “ONE”.
What are the most Physical Problems?
The physical imbalance one might face when it comes to the 7th chakra are merely an issue in the purely physical sense like not eating right and therefore might experience some digestive problems where the Solar Plexus will become involved; or, one might have some issue with the Uro-genital tract where the 2nd chakra will be a part of the equation as well.
However, when it comes to issues or concerns regarding the 7th chakra we actually won’t tie it to this chakra since we, as always, are looking to the outside for the cause rather than looking into ourselves where the real cause can be found.
The following is showing the physical problems one might experience when this chakra is out of balance.
- Dimming of Vision
- Imbalance of the Nervous System
- Poor Short-Term Memory
- Poor Co-Ordination
- Tinnitus, the ringing of the ear(s)
What are the Signs of a Weak or of an Overactive 7th Chakra?
When there is a weakness of the Crown Chakra the individual may have one or two issues as followed. The most common “symptom” of a weak 7th chakra is Spiritual cynicism. I like to speak of common symptom because every person who is, more or less, on their spiritual path has to deal with another person who makes fun of their beliefs.
This kind of talking down is only a reaction of non-understanding, misconception or a strong indoctrinated religious beliefs where is no more room at all to accept anything else outside of one’s personal belief system. This is also the Fear of the Unknown.
Other possible issues might be to have a strong Fear of Death. The individual has no explainable reasons why they feel the way they feel. This fear of death is mostly connected to uncertainty and lack of purpose/life-purpose as well the constant feeling of being separated from abundance and to belong.
Other physical issues are the possible different learning difficulties like Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), Dyslexia, ADHD, etc..
On the other side when the 7th chakra is overactive the following conditions are also a possibility to occur.
Being in a confused state most of the time is one of the signs you can experience in an individual where the 7th chakra is overactive. Furthermore, an individual also likes to over-intellectualize everything they come in contact with and do experience, everything becomes a reason and “must” have a cause which is 100% explainable from a “scientific” perspective.
Another observation for an overactive Crown Chakra is something I like to call as Spiritual Addiction. This is quite the opposite of someone’s indoctrinated religious beliefs and yet, they are actually quite the same.
Nothing else can or will be accepted which doesn’t match the individual’s belief or point of view on the matter. Both are locked up in their own made-up of the world which also can lead to disassociation from the body, giving the individual a faulty sense of not to belong in this world, in this existing reality.
How to get to a balanced State with the 7th Chakra?
To live with a balanced 7th chakra the world is certainly a much better place since the individual of such a healthy function chakra has more to offer than being open-minded. Being thoughtful, respectful and aware of their surroundings and of their own abilities is one of their big marks.
A high sense of spiritual connection, without denying the existence of different viewpoints on the matter, is another important point to be mentioned. Their intelligence as well their wisdom is giving them the ability to perceive and analyze without any judgment on their part.
The knowing of everything is “ONE” is their true mastery and their gift to the world, which graves so much for peace, freedom from oppression and unconditional love.
To achieve this kind of mastery is possible for every human being, regardless of upbringing, status, financial or social, race, education, etc. It is the connection we have with our higher self/soul and with our lower self/ego, not favoring one over the other, instead, accepting the fact, that both selves do play a vital part in the reality we are living and therefore can’t be denied or singled out.
What is the Emotional State of the 7th Chakra?
To emphasize a bit more what just has been said in the previous section, the emotional state of the 7th chakra would be a state of real bliss. However, the word “bliss” has a bit of a funny sound or aftertaste since the association of this word, for most of us, will draw a bit of a different picture.
The word bliss means total happiness, joy, euphoria, heaven, paradise, etc. When we hear about it, we envision an individual who, probably, meditates or prays the whole day, walks around with an enigmatic smile on their face and seems quite out of it altogether.
Having these envisions or thoughts usually come from a depiction due to certain movies, interest groups and some misunderstanding and interpretation of certain scriptures, texts, etc. However, there is also no real right or wrong, what anyone else likes to see or put into it, in the end, it is the personal understanding, we have as a person, in how we like to see and understand the emotional state of bliss.
At least, being the opposite of an emotional imbalance, which was discussed in a previous section, is a good step to free ourselves from a prison created by cultural, social and other forms of upbringings robbing us from thinking independently and to be free of any sort of influence.
For now, we are still quite a bit away from this state of personal freedom, but we will, eventually, getting there, this, I personally, do strongly believe in.
In the meantime, what anyone else can do for themselves and subsequently will do for the whole good, is to follow the next few sections in what can be done to balance one’s Crown Chakra. Choose and Enjoy!
Everyone loves the colors to some degree or even has a favorite one. Therefore, wearing a specific color, which can help to balance the chakras, shouldn’t be a huge problem. If one of the chakra colors are not to your liking at all, or you feel, for some reason, too “ashamed” to wear a certain color you always can wear it as an undergarment or as sleepwear. No problem at all, just keep it up and wear the color and see what is happening to you and how you feel.
The color of the 7th chakra is a threefold color, meaning, each of these colors is related to this chakra, therefore, you have a good variety to choose your colored themed outfits.
The colors are Violet/Purple and White and the complementary color is Yellow. The frequency of the color Violet, the same goes for Purple, is 668-789 THz (TeraHertz).
Note: “The color White, as well the color Black, are not actually a color on their own. The white light is a combination of having all the other colors and the Black color has the absence of all the other colors. Nevertheless, they are “visible” to us as a color.”
Crystal & Gemstones
Crystal and Gemstones are one of my favorite and this is because I love them and I can wear them as jewelry in the form of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. No one will or has to know why I am wearing a specific stone etc.
However, if you are a person who doesn’t like to wear any kind of jewelry this is no problem either, just wear one of the suggested stones (see below) in a pocket of your pants or jacket. It is important though that the stone is worn in your auric field, keeping it in your purse or overcoat isn’t helpful since you will be away from it.
The same goes when keeping a stone on your work desk, nightstand, etc. It will keep the general atmosphere balanced but it won’t balance your targeted chakra(s). The following list has some suggestion which crystal or gemstone you can use to balance the 7th chakra.
- Clear Crystal
Meditation, as I have pointed out throughout this chakra series, is one of the easiest and beneficial tools when it comes to balancing the chakras.
If you are still a beginner, you can start trying it out with this guided meditation. If you can do it once a day this would be perfect, however, if you can do it once or twice per week it would be fine as well. Just start and try to keep up a routine.
Enjoy this meditation!
We have spoken about affirmations a lot in every article of the previous chakras and if you have followed all my articles, you also will know by now, that affirmations, as wonderful and helpful they are, do need a firm commitment, meaning, you need to stick with it on a daily basis.
However, I can confirm that affirmations do work when you really keep going and you can see subtle changes already in 2 weeks time, but usually, you need to give it the time of a month or longer.
It certainly is worthwhile the wait since it also took a long time for the individual to develop a certain mindset, an attitude towards life and, or a certain situation, so to speak, which can’t be changed just overnight. We need to be patient with ourselves and in time, when we keep our commitment to ourselves, will see that our mindset has changed.
Here are a few affirmations which can get you started and in no time you will be able to create your own affirmation.
Note: “I advise you that in the beginning, you don’t overdo it. Choose three affirmations from the list below which are speaking to you the strongest.”
Then, write them down on a piece of paper so you can have them with you at all time. Say them out loud, if possible, otherwise saying it silently is also fine.
Speak each affirmation 3x, at least 3x a day, if you can and perhaps you like doing it more there is actually no limitation. Keep the routine and your commitment.
- I am one with my Higher Self
- I do accept myself with Love and Gratitude
- I do go beyond my limitations and express greater Love and Joy
- I am guided and protected by the Divine
- I am one with God the Creator
- I trust the will of God
- I trust and surrender to Love
- I trust myself
- I trust that everything is perfect in Life
- I believe in the power of prayer
- I take time to meditate on a daily basis
- I express Gratitude each and every day for my Life
Feed your Body the right Food
We also need to know what we put into our mouth and stomach. In our day and age, we are bombarded by fast food because we are always on the go from one appointment to another and therefore have not much time left anymore to prepare our meals from scratch.
I do know for myself, that it is sometimes very hard to do the right thing, actually doing it 24/7. To maintain a healthy and a balanced diet isn’t sometimes easy at all, however, we have to try for our own sake and overall health. Here are some foods and herbs which are being seen as very beneficial to cleanse and open up the 7th chakra.
When you read the article about the 6th chakra you will discover that the foods are almost the same, meaning, when you eat them you will nourish both of the chakras.
- Ginko Biloba
- Oregon Grape
- Wood Betony
As I have set in all the previous articles that using essential oils is one of the easiest tools to balance a chakra and there is no difference when it comes to the 7th chakra. It is important though that you are using high grade, organically grown and processed, essential oils.
Note: “Please, be advised that some essential oils are not to be used as a topical agent, many responsible companies like doTerra or Young Living will let you know how to use their different oils the correct way. If you use other Brands of essential oils where you can’t find any specifics on how to use them, the safe way is always to use them in a diluted version with a diffuser or by using a carrier oil like Aloe Vera. Furthermore, make sure that you are personally not being allergic to essential oils or to a specific oil like a citrus fragrance. If you are feeling unsure if you are allergic, please go to your physician and get tested, or you can do the following, on your own discretion, by using only one drop of a certain essential oil putting it on the inside of your elbow and leave it there for 12-24 hours. If you can’t see any skin irritation or getting an itch, where you left the drop on your skin, there is a high possibility that you are not allergic to this essential oil. Always do your own due diligence. Thank you.”
Using essential oils doesn’t need much of the product at all, only 2-3 drops at the time that’s all. Using a diffuser is also a safe and easy way and when you like to massage a certain part of your body like the shoulders or your feet, you always should use a good carrier oil like Aloe Vera; but using a cooking oil like an “Extra Virgin Olive Oil”, can also be used. I did use it in the past when I didn’t have any other carrier oil to my disposal and it worked very well.
Now, here are my favorite aromas for balancing the Crown Chakra
Now we have completed the series of the 7th chakras and had a closer look of the functions of each individual chakra starting with the 1st chakra (Root Chakra), the 2nd
chakra (Sacral Chakra), the 3rd chakra (Solar Plexus), the 4th chakra (Heart Chakra), the 5th chakra (Throat Chakra), the 6th chakra, (The Brow or Third Eye Chakra) and now the 7th chakra (Crown Chakra) which closes the circle.
When you have followed this series and have patiently waited for each article to appear you know by now how important each chakra is and how each of them does play a vital role in the whole chakra system.
These subtle energy forms are as important, or at least, do deserve some acknowledgment as the rest of our physical body system. When it comes to our health, which includes all the levels, like the emotional state, mental state, spiritual state and of course, our physical state, we do deserve the best, meaning, these different levels of state need to be included in any diagnosis.
Modern medicine, however, is still mainly concerned to focus on the “physical” symptoms as an only measure of any health situation rather consider the cause of a health issue, which might include the possible involvement of other levels of state a person can be in, as the possible “main” cause.
However, there are already individuals of physicians, who do consider to pay more attention to other factors also playing a crucial role in a person’s overall health.
We are now in 2019 and it is just 10-12 years ago that doctors started to consider to ask the patient how their level of daily “stress” is and how they are able to counteract the situation(s) causing the stress.
The same time frame, perhaps even a bit shorter, goes for the acknowledgment of how important is “Mental Health” to be addressed in a proper done diagnosis. It is certainly a start but we are still far away from including these subtle energies, like the chakra system or the meridian system, to be included in the assessment of a person’s health check.
Nevertheless, I do believe that the time will come where it is as normal to talk about a chakra or a meridian as we talk about any of the body parts we have.
I personally do believe and hope that I can awaken an interest in these subtle energies and that the reader might pursue its own research to learn and discover even more. No one, myself included, will have all the answers but, I certainly like to do my part to share my knowledge and experience with the world in the hope of making this world a healthier and a more peaceful place to be and to live.
Here is another video from Donna Eden and her Energy Medicine where she shows how to balance the whole chakra system. It is easy to do and very effectful. Enjoy!
Thank you, for being a part of this journey and please feel free to ask questions, I am more than happy to answer them if I can. Furthermore, feel free to leave a comment below and share your own experience and thoughts.
Namaste and as always have a wonderful day