“Your Crown has been bought and paid for! Put it on your head and wear it.”
We all have a Queen or King, Prince or Princess inside us. A higher part of us knows the Universe, and we are the same - a beautiful expression of the Universe living through the human experience. We are but star-stuff, walking around on two legs. Knowing this, we all want to discover how we are so deeply connected to all that exists. This is where the Crown Chakra can help us reconnect, realign, and see our place in the Universe.
Where and What is the Crown Chakra?
Imagine a sweet, tender baby. We are reminded in holding this sweet little gift from the Universe how much it needs protecting, especially the head. The soft spot, an area on the head that is incomplete at birth and forms entirely around the age of 2 years old, is a perfect reference area for the origin of the energy of the Crown Chakra. This area is easily located by running the hands along the top of the head until you feel a small indent about 2-4 inches behind the hairline towards the middle of the head. This area is a great reference for the center of the Crown Chakra, which radiates its beautiful energy in a crown-like field around our heads.
Now that we know where the Crown Chakra Location is, we can further discuss what this energy center does. The Crown Chakra's Function in our energy body is to enhance our interaction and communication with the source of universal energy. A way to understand this can be summarized in the mantra: I Know. This knowing is why we are here on this planet, during this time in history, and for what purpose we are here. These questions and others can be answered by being attentive to the Crown Chakra and learning to work with its subtle energy that links us to the Universe and source. The Energy of the Crown Chakra can be described as a Purple or White light that acts as a tether up to the sky, connecting us to a higher plane of knowledge. Crown Chakra colors of purple and white can be used in visualization and meditation to enhance energy.
How Does the Crown Chakra Function?
When we make decisions every day, we make them with the idea of our life path in mind. What we love, what we dislike, what moves us emotionally, what makes our skin crawl, etc. In those decisions, we express who we are and how we want to exist in the world. The Crown Chakra is a connection to these decisions that feel aligned to our life path and sometimes may not. These decisions and feelings we get can determine when and how we express ourselves and connect. The Crown Chakra functions as a guidance system that funnels energy and information from the Universe to help guide us towards what will be in our highest good. The symbol of the 1,000 petal lotus, or Sahasrara in Sanskrit, is an image of identity for this energy center and can be used as a meditative focus to help charge the energy of this Chakra.
Chakra means spinning wheel. When we visualize the energy of any of our Chakras, we use the tool of the wheel to incorporate the idea of motion and energy that is contained within each of these energy centers. The Crown Chakra is pictured as a spinning wheel of purple or white energy that can be seen as a 1,000 petal lotus glowing above our heads that both sends and receives information with the Universe. This portal of the Crown Chakra brings vitality and growth into the physical realm with respect to the knowledge we use to guide us. Internally and externally, the Crown Chakra is our confident channel to the divine that helps us feel confident in our mission of life.
A Blocked Crown Chakra
Energy, like water in pipes, can get stuck or blocked. In energy, those blocks look like unpleasant emotions, physical pain, disease, or negative energy we put into the world that does not align or is not compatible with our lives. We may experience a range of negative circumstances when our Crown Chakra is not balanced. This can include but is not limited to: Difficulty meditating, feeling disconnected, spiritual boredom, lacking purpose or drive, isolation, stubbornness, sarcasm, narrow-mindedness, materialism, and insomnia. These negative side effects of a Blocked Crown Chakra can damage the individual experiencing this block and cause other blocks in other chakras in the body and energetic systems.
Blocked energy can cause several issues like we just discussed, but more deeply, it can affect the value and clarity of the information we receive and send to the Universe. Feelings of lack and issues of identity can also stem from the Crown Chakra. What we tell ourselves is often the story we tell the Universe as well. When we communicate from a state of imbalance, the Universe struggles to hear our message clearly. Balancing the Crown Chakra is like turning the dial on an old-school radio, allowing for the clarity of our soul song to reach every corner of the Universe and be responded to with the loving generosity we so crave from the source. Luckily, the ailment of a blocked or imbalanced Crown Chakra has many remedies, which will be discussed further below.
How to Unblock, Unlock, and Grow Your Crown Chakra
The masculine and universal energy of the Crown Chakra can be realigned and rebalanced through many techniques that have spanned the globe. These remedies include movement of the physical body in healthy ways like yoga and walking, visualization, guided mediation, stillness practice, education on worldly or etheric topics, affirmations, aromatherapy, crystals, and herbs. These are not the only options for unblocking and rebalancing the Crown Chakra, but they are a wonderful place to start. Some suggestions for these approaches would be starting by including Chakra Crystals like clear quartz crystal into some meditation, using Crown Chakra Herbs like lavender with aromatherapy techniques, or incorporating some Crown Chakra Mantras into your workout routine! All these approaches can help you balance your Crown Chakra energy to live your life to the fullest. Growing our Crown Chakra's power can help us feel connected, resolved, and on track with our lives.
Divine guidance is a gift from the Universe that helps us lace our shoes just right, stretch up before the race, and have confidence in the race before we ever set foot on the track. That guidance can be received through the Crown Chakra through the use of the tools mentioned above. This array of choices can be difficult to narrow down, so to help, here are a few more suggestions to help you hone your Crown Chakra Care Kit! Crown Chakra Crystals include clear quartz, amethyst, selenite or satin spar, and diamonds. These crystals can be incorporated into your meditation routine, yoga or workout routine, shower or bath routine, and more! Crown Chakra Meditations to help you focus and hone your energy around the Crown Chakra can be found online or simply created by visualizing the Crown Chakra Color of your choice (purple or white) and pulling the universal energy down into your Crown Chakra 1,000 Petal Lotus at the top of your head. A few Mantra's for the Crown Chakra that may help grow this energy are "I Know," "I am Connected," "My soul knows all," and "The energy of my Crown Chakra is one with the Universe."
Topping it off with a Crown
The Crown Chakra is the first and highest Chakra in our energy system. It is our starting point and guiding light in this blog series and our energetic forecast. The Crown Chakra is the first to be balanced when working with healers and shamans worldwide. It is how we bring the Universe down into ourselves and request assistance from the higher energies that guide us in this life. May these suggestions and techniques serve you on your path to becoming the best version of yourself. As we explore the other Chakras and how they work within our energy to help us grow and balance, we invite you to follow us on a healing journey and genuine connection to ourselves and the Universe. Strap in, and don't forget your Crown!