As usual there is lots going on in the heavens this week. We’ve just come off the Solstice, (Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere where I’m at, Summer Solstice in the southern hemisphere), that marks either the shortest or longest day of the year. It’s a power day and another portal for light energy to pour through. And that it did! I was feeling quite a dark, oppressive energy for a few days building up to the solstice, but on the day, I felt that lifting. This is something I’ve been feeling on and off since early 2020, as if there has been a tug of war between dark and light energies. Right now the light seems to have the upper hand again, although I don’t believe the battle is over just yet.
On Christmas Eve, which is today as of publication of this post, there will be another conjunction between Saturn and Uranus (the third one this year), symbolizing this battle of the dark and light, a battle of consciousness, the old vs the new, the past vs the future. This energy will continue into 2022, but as Saturn ( the old/the past/the dark) has had the upper hand this year, I believe Uranus (the new/the future/the light) will gain the upper hand this coming year. How this all plays out remains to be seen, but for those who want to connect with the new energy and expand their consciousness, working with the crown chakra can be a good tool to use. Incidentally, this is my final post in my chakra series, and as you may have guessed, it’s all about the crown chakra…
The crown chakra is located at the top of your head and above, and is known as Sahasrara in Sanskrit, which means “thousand-petaled”, referring to the many facets of the mind. Another name for this chakra is the thousand petaled lotus, derived most likely from its Sanskrit name. Physically it governs our brain, the top of the head, scalp and hair, our hormonal and nervous systems, and the pineal gland, a pine cone shaped gland in the middle of the brain. This gland regulates our sleep patterns and circadian rhythms and is also key to our conscious self, and our expanded gifts in that regard. The two upper chakras are traditionally not associated with any specific elements or senses, although the sense of thought (if that can be considered a sense) and cosmic energy is often linked to the crown chakra. Traditionally the crown chakra is associated with the color violet, but as in most of the other chakras, other colors can definitely also be seen at this center.
This chakra is our connection to the universal consciousness, and opens us up to the experience of divine union, which is an expanded state of mind, where we can feel connected to Divine Source, and all-there-is. It enables us to feel a sense of oneness with the universe and everything, and everyone, around us. The functional archetype of the crown chakra is the Guru, and is someone who knows it is divine spirit incarnate. It signifies mastery and the Guru is in full harmony with self and those around her/him, and understands the eternal nature of the soul. He/she lives from a place of real power, knowing that our power comes from Divine Source, and when tapping into that, the individual will co-create reality through the power of the mind and directed thought.
When the crown chakra comes out of balance, it can manifest in a myriad of ways. Any physical ailments always start energetically, and so any issues in the aforementioned physical organs, may be connected to an unbalanced crown chakra. An underactive crown chakra may manifest as a sense of separation and isolation, having trouble trusting the universe, lack belief in a higher power, learning disabilities or excessive energies in the lower, physically-oriented chakras. Lack of sleep may also be an issue. A crown chakra with overactive energy may show up as exaggerated materialism, spiritual addiction, be overly concerned with humanitarian concepts, confusion and dissociation from the body. Sleeping too much could be a problem. The Egotist is the dysfunctional archetype, and is often resistant to spiritual awareness and development, often appearing proud, arrogant and full of self importance. Usually, this person will not recognize the presence of any higher power than self and is closed off to any spirituality. He/she relies on the ego as the greatest strength, and disregards emotions, seeing them as a sign of weakness.
Expanding our consciousness and realizing that we are all connected is what the crown chakra is all about. The universe that is outside of us is also within us, and when we realize that infinity (or God) is both within and without, we can begin to grasp the fact that we’re all one. This means that we are connected to everyone and everything around us, and opens us up to a sense of oneness. Inspiration and guidance from Source, can come when we’re open to it, and we can also connect to our higher self (our God aspect) through this center. Yogic headstand and meditation where the eyes are focused at the crown on top of the head can help balance this chakra and activate the pineal gland. Our pineal gland is often calcified due to various toxins that we’re exposed to in our environment (such as fluoride) and it’s important to decalcify it, so that it can work properly (I won’t go into how to do that here, but you can google it for suggestions). Working with crystals such as amethyst, Chinese rainbow fluorite, and white and milky quartz is great. Essential oils such as lavender, frankincense, rosemary and juniper are nice to diffuse or wear on the crown chakra point.
Meditating on the crown chakra, and spending time reflecting on your connection to the universe and life in general, especially through spending time in nature, are good ways to activate and strengthen it. Here is a simple meditative exercise utilizing visualization that you can do to connect with the energy of the crown chakra, and help you connect with the energy of the divine:
Sit comfortably with a straight spine. Softly close your eyes. Imagine you are in a beautiful rainforest; you can smell the plants and the tropical flowers. You can hear the sounds of the forest. In the distance you see a waterfall. As you walk towards it, you notice that the liquid pouring down is not water, but a soft and golden nectar. You stand under the waterfall, and the nectar begins to flow through the top of your head. This nectar holds a sacred energy, and you know that it is the energy of the divine. As the nectar slowly drips down through the crown of your head, it slowly permeates every cell of your body. Rest in this sacred space and embody the energy of the divine. After a few minutes, take 3 slow deep breaths, and bring your awareness back to your everyday surroundings.
I hope this gives you some deeper insights into the crown chakra and how you can activate it and strengthen its vibration. I wish you all the best in exploring your own crown center, and with that I’ll wrap up my post for this time. I hope you have a wonderful day, and as always, I send you much love & light!