Maintaining a healthy crown chakra

Posted on Sep 24, 2010 in Healing

This chakra is located at the top of the head, conecting us to divine intelligence and giving us access to cosmic consciousness and understanding. As the name crown suggests, this chakra represents the ruling principle of life and is where we can become aware of and understand the underlying order and meaning of all things. The element of the crown chakra is thought and its function is “knowing” – through the crown we access the infinite body of information in the universe and pull it down through our other chakras to be recognised and manifested.

Because of its location, the crown chakra relates to the brain and particularly the higher brain or cerebral cortex where our consciousness sits. There are two types of consciousness – cognitive, which is directed towards the world of things, relationships and the self, and transcendent, which connects us to the realm of the divine beyond the world of things and relationships. Problems associated with the crown chakra are depression, alienation, confusion and boredom.

Boosting your crown chakra

As this is the chakra of thought, a healthy crown chakra needs a clear and healthy mind so that it can rule well. The best way to achieve this is to meditate regularly, tuning out the outside world and cultivating sensitivity to the inner world. When we are sensitive to the inner self, we become aware of our connection to all things.

Wear something violet

Violet is the colour of the crown chakra, so wearing it will help to put you in touch with its energy of awareness and connection. If violet doesn’t suit you, try carrying a crystal such as amethyst, purple fluorite or sugilite.

Practice affirmations

When you realise that everything that becomes part of your reality starts at the crown, then it’s important to be careful what you think! Affirmations are a great way to make sure that the thoughts you’re manifesting in your life are positive and helpful ones. For example, if you find it hard to stand up against the demands and expectations of others, try saying to yourself every day for 21 days “My only duty is to remain true to yourself”. Write it on a sticky note and put it somewhere you’ll see it regularly throughout the day – and be amazed at the difference in your attitude!

Following your thoughts

Sit or lie in a comfortable position and relax. Gradually bring your attention to the thoughts that pass through your mind. Pick one and then ask yourself where it came from, what other thoughts preceded it. Follow that thought to its source, which may be something that happened years ago or something that’s very current, and then continue repeating the process going further and further back. Eventually you’ll find yourself at a point of infinite source that has no objective origin.

Once you’ve done this a few times, just allow your thoughts to drift by without tracing them, allowing the thoughts to return to their source. Do this until you find that there are very few or no thoughts passing through and you, too, have returned to the source. Remain here as long as you like before slowly returning to normal consciousness.

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Semele Xerri

© Semele Xerri is a psychic intuitive healer, animal communicator, and Reiki Master Teacher. To find out more about her and her services, go to her Work with me page.

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