The final of the seven chakras is located on top of the head and is known as the crown chakra, or Sahasrara. This is an incredibly powerful and potent energy center, which is the final stop on the line of vortexes that runs through the center of the body.
A high vibrating power source, the crown chakra is our link to the divine, to inspiration, guidance, wisdom and knowledge far higher than our own.
It is the source of comfort in this world, a sense of place, of power and of belonging. It is the energy that gave rise to religions, to faith and the inspiration to create the world in which we live.
This chakra bears a name meaning “a thousand,” referring to the thousand petals of the astral lotus blossom, a symbol of the universe. It pulses with a beautiful purple, the color of enlightenment, and brings us closer to the nonphysical aspect of ourselves and the world around us.
When opened, this chakra brings us the energy to feel the presence of the divine, to accept and embrace inspiration, and to seek out higher goals of enlightenment and spiritual bliss. People with open crown chakras are filled with a divine energy and are wonderful leaders and inspirations to all.
Kindness and generosity are second nature to them, and they glow with an aura of satisfaction and contentment. However, the modern age plays havoc with this chakra to the extent that a healthy seventh chakra is a rare thing to find in anyone.
As well as the aforementioned mental and emotional problems, a depletion of energy in this chakra can bring the blockage of the crown, leading to depression, isolation, hopelessness, existential crises and even illnesses, such as dementia, strokes, and disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and many more.
To exercise and nourish the crown chakra, you need to display gratitude for the world in which we live for the life we have been granted. Even if your life is far from easy, we have so much to be thankful for and to appreciate ¾ be it family, friends or the natural beauty which is never far away.
The best way to nurture your spiritual side, and thus the crown chakra, is to meditate. Meditation need not take more than 20 minutes or so each day and is a practice that can enormously benefit your life.
It takes many forms, and it can be delightful and blissful to explore different types of meditation. If you don’t know where to start, simply take 15 minutes or so each day to sit down and be contemplative, work on some deep-breathing exercises and wallow in emptiness and silence.
After some practice, and with some simple techniques, you should be able to empty your mind of all distractions and concentrate solely on the stillness within, washing over you in blissful waves.
By opening the seventh chakra, you will come to realize that your burdens in life are not to be carried by you alone. You will quickly awaken to the truth that all life is connected and is all part of a universal consciousness, which can be a friend, a guiding force or a source of inspiration and bliss.