This week we are arriving at the top step in our chakra stairway. Just because it is at the top, however, does not mean it is any more important than all the other steps that came before it. We must be rooted and grounded in our bodies (root chakra) before we can start to interpret our emotions (sacral chakra) which will lead us to our passion and give us clarity on the direction we want to go (solar plexus chakra). Once we have set our sights on our path, we can make decisions and lead with our heart (heart chakra) while we share our dreams (throat chakra) with those around us becoming even clearer on developing a picture in our mind (third eye) of where exactly we want to be. The 7th chakra is what brings it all together. It’s almost like hindsight. We now know exactly why things happened the way they did and why we had to go through certain experiences on our journey.
The 7th chakra is also referred to as the crown chakra or Sahasrara (one thousand). The number one thousand signifies the vast and unlimited nature of this energy centre – it is nowhere, yet it is everywhere! The physical “location” for this chakra is above the head outside the body. It is our connection to our own divinity. Ironically, though it is located on the outside, it is reminding us that all of our answers come from within. There is no one else or no other thing outside of ourselves that knows exactly who we are or who we came here to be.
Awareness is the element for this chakra. It’s about knowing the true essence of our being – we are ALL magnificent and truly powerful. This can be seen in the symbol, or yantra, for sahasrara which is the thousand petal lotus. The lotus grows in dirty, mucky water, yet develops into a beautiful flower which is unaffected by the unsightliness of its environment. It has one main goal . . . . to go towards the light. Such a simple concept, yet something our intellect is very good at making complicated.
|I am light. I am complete. |
I am connected. I am divine!
Other healing practices for the crown chakra include meditation or fasting (clearing out our mind and body) and star gazing (seeing the magnificence of the universe and feeling our connection to it). How about some music? Check out the playlist below and enjoy!