7th or Crown chakra, the Sahasrara is sanskrit for “the lotus flower of 1000 petals”. It’s located at the top of our head, and it is our connection to The Divine, Our Father, just as the root chakra is our connection to Our Mother Earth. It is thought that the Archangel Metatronhas govern over our Crown Chakra, bridging the gap between the Divine and Humanity.
It is this gateway that connects us both to the physical and non-physical realm of our existence, and it is here that we find Our Divinity and become Enlightened. From this place, we realize that we are truly connected to All-There Is, and in this knowing comes a Great Compassion for all life, Eternal Bliss and Infinite Wisdom.
We become aware that our life is but an extension of our own consciousness; that we are the dreamer, dreaming the dream. We understand that all manifestations (good and bad) are a result of our thought patterns that become subconscious beliefs – and in knowing this, we can begin to change the dream.
When your Sahasrara is in balance you will have a great intuitive knowledge, and will be very wise. You will be aware of your spiritual self and be selflessly devoted to the well-being of others because you see them as a part of you, rather than as separate.
If your crown chakra is over-active you probably will not be able to control your encounters with other realms of existence. You may be considered “far out” there and will have trouble grounding yourself, making it hard for people to take you seriously. Because of an over-activity in this chakra, you may possess a god-complex and consider yourself better than others in the world around you.
If under-activity or a blockage is happening in your crown chakra you will probably feel like you lack a purpose in life. You may think that it is all meaningless, and in this thinking, will develop a mental “disease”. You may feel unloved, or angry at God, and blame life circumstance on something that is outside of you. Co-ordination difficulties, clumsiness, or poor balance may result from an underactive crown chakra. New ideas or newer, positive out-looks on life will be hard for you grasp, if you except them at all. You will probably lack spiritual exploration and have no desire to discover your inner self. You may also be excessively afraid of dying.
Physical Symptoms of an Imbalance in Sahasrara:
Muscular disease, chronic exhaustion that has no medical explaination, sensitivity to light, certain sounds or environment (commonly found in autism)
Balancing The Sahasrara
There are many ways one can begin to balance their Chakras, below you will find several useful methods, and a video that includes sound, colour and positive affirmations that pertain to the Sahasrara!
Affirmation while focusing on the Crown: I trust my inner knowing to guide me through life. All people in my life are here to teach me something about myself, so that I can grow. I trust that everything happens for a reason and that what I do makes a difference. I am balanced between Heaven and Earth and all areas of my life are in balance too.
Colour of the Sahasrara: The Crown chakra is associated with the colour violet (or white, which is made up of all colours in the spectrum). Lighting these colour of candles while focusing your attention on the top of your head will start to bring balance to it! Wearing the colour violet and surrounding yourself with flowers of this colour will greatly help it begin to vibrate in harmony.
Organs/Glands/Physical Attributes of the Sahasrara: Muscular system, pineal gland, pituitary gland
Crystal Therapy for Sahasrara: Amethyst, celestite, obsidian, selenite, blue sapphire, peacock ore, clear quartz, apophyllite quartz, spirit quartz, moldavite, danburite, goshenite, petalite, fuchsite, stilbite, sugilite, cacoxenite, cavansite, phenacite.
Nutrition for the Sahasrara: Choosing pure foods, that are grown in nature that absorb sunshine are great foods to help purify the crown chakra. Instead of going for sweets, choose dried fruits, such as dates, that are dried out by the sun. Start a gentle detox, drink plenty of water and avoid food with additives, generally found in processed, packaged food.
Aromatherapy/Essential Oils for the Sahasrara: Cedarwood, Elemi, Frankincense, Galbanum, Gurjum, Helicrysum, Jasmine, Lavendar, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vetiver
Experiencing Nature with the Sahasrara: The Sahasrara’s element is inner-light, or thought, and is considered the most sutble element from which the Cosmos were created. It is Divine, it shines through creation, connecting all and is everywhere in Nature. Sitting or meditating outside and allowing yourself to feel this great energy that is in everything, will help awaken the deepest part of your being.
Sound Therapy for the Sahasrara: The seed sound of the Crown Chakra is “OM” – believed to be the creating sound of the Universe. It resonates in “B” note. Chanting OM in “B” will allow it to vibrate properly.