Affirmative Statement: I Understand
Sanskrit name: Sahasrara (thousand petalled)
Frequency: 963 Hz (Solfeggio), 480 Hz (Carrier Wave)
Musical Note: H
Element: Thought, Energy, All
Organs: Upper brain, right eye
Endocrine Glands: Pituitary gland
Identity: Universal identity
Rights: To know and to learn
The crown chakra, also known as Sahasrara (which in Sanskrit means “Thousand Petalled”) is the chakra of spiritual connection, divine wisdom, oneness, universal consciousness and the superconscious mind.
It is located at the top of the head or slightly above it. This chakra is the most non-physical chakra of the 7. Once all physical aspects are met, satisfied and refined and the non-physical aspects nurtured and enhanced, the crown chakra gives way to the most spiritual nature of our being. It is the chakra of wisdom, enlightenment and spiritual truth.
It is believed that through this chakra do we receive the universal energy that keeps us alive and connected to everything else. Just like comparing ourselves to a flower, once the roots give fluid to our sacral chakra, our stem fed by the fiery energy of the solar plexus, which helps us grow into the air and vibrate in sound and light, our crown starts blooming into a thousand petalled lotus.
This chakra is the pinnacle of our physical existence and a gateway to our Higher Self. The knowledge and experience we gain by working on all the aspects of ourselves lead us to this consciousness by themselves, so even if you find this far-fetched, once you have done all the work on the lower chakras, this knowledge will come to you spontaneously.
Which organs is the crown chakra responsible for?
As we mentioned in Part I, this chakra governs over upper brain and right eye with its gland being the pituitary gland. The hormones of the pituitary gland help regulate the functions of other endocrine glands. It produces many different kinds of hormones that stimulate different glands to function normally. These glands include the adrenal glands, the ovaries and testes and the thyroid gland.
So, what are the characteristics of a balanced crown chakra?
A person with a balanced crown chakra is a very wise person with great intuitive knowledge. They achieve a very good spiritual connection, they are open-minded and possess the ability to question.
They have the ability to assimilate and analyze information and create a strong understanding of everything around them. They see everything as functioning in unity, because of which are selflessly devoted to the well-being of others. They know when to let go and know the difference between attachment and connection, of which they choose the latter.
What are the characteristics of a crown chakra out of balance?
There are two scenarios for an imbalanced crown chakra: it can be underactive or overactive. Both cases are unhealthy, as they bring many negative aspects to one’s being.
Underactive crown chakra:
People with an underactive crown chakra feel like they lack a purpose in their lives. New outlooks on life will be hard for them to grasp if they believe they exist at all. These people have rigid belief systems and are cynical towards spirituality.
They are narrow-minded and do not wish to see the larger picture. They feel separated from the rest and they see their life as a punishment. An underactive crown chakra may result in coordination difficulties, clumsiness or poor balance.
Overactive crown chakra:
People with an overactive crown chakra have difficulty in being taken seriously by others as they drift in their own world, living in their heads. They can create excessive attachments and this includes their attachment to their ‘god-like’ spirituality, which really dissociates them from the true nature of spirituality. They have trouble grounding themselves and consider themselves better than others around them.
How to balance the crown chakra?
If you find yourself in one of the scenarios of an imbalanced crown chakra, you might want to help yourself by trying to balance it. While energy healing (such as Reiki or Crystal Therapy) is a very good step, you will need to work on yourself even afterwards, since your body is your temple and you have to keep it healthy, nourished and clean all the time.
There are several ways of balancing this energetic center. Below you will find some useful ways of balancing it, but be careful as these techniques are only good for an underactive crown chakra! If your chakra is overactive, try balancing all other chakras, and the energy will adjust itself.
Color therapy (or chromo therapy)
Violet is the color of the crown chakra, which means wearing something violet will instantly boost the chakra as it vibrates with the same frequency. However, if your crown chakra is overactive, we recommend that you stop wearing violet for some time. You can also place a violet poster in your bedroom if your crown chakra is underactive.
Sound therapy (audio therapy)
You can play solfeggio harmonics at 963 Hz on YouTube. Chanting NG (as in tongue) or OM (AUM) while focusing on the crown chakra, since its sound frequencies stimulate the crown chakra.
Nutrition for the crown chakra
Pure foods grown in nature that absorb sunshine are a great source for the crown chakra. Sun-dried foods are also a great choice opposed to sweets. Avoid processed and generally any food with additives. Drink plenty of water to detoxify your body and choose food high in antioxidants.
Sitting comfortably while focusing your attention in your crown area and visualizing violet light emanating from that spot will stimulate the energy of the crown chakra. You can chant NG or OM (AUM) while meditating on the crown chakra.
Meditation in nature is always the best one there is, but if you can’t find the time, just tidy your room and meditate facing a window.
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