The crown chakra is the seventh chakra and is usually represented by the color violet or white. It’s located at the top of your head (the crown) and is associated with your connection with the divine. It represents your spirituality, values, morals and ethics. It also helps to balance all the other six chakras.
The crown chakra governs your head above the ears and in particular the top of your head. It also governs your mental and spiritual health.
When your crown chakra is unbalanced, you may experience confusion, lack of focus, lack of purpose, be unhappy, not care about others, feel depressed and have trouble concentrating. In extreme cases, you may experience emotional issues such as depression, genetic disorders, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, dementia, and Alzheimer’s.
When your crown chakra is balanced, you feel peaceful and one with God and the universe. You embody joy, understanding, wisdom, trust, selflessness, and creativity.
Here are some ways to help balance your crown chakra. Keep in mind that working on your crown chakra will also benefit your other chakras. Please note that a lot of resources I tapped into to write this post recommend you connect with an expert before attempting to balance your crown chakra. This step is important to avoid excessive energy flowing in.
- prayer. Talk directly with your divine to strengthen that connection.
- meditation. Meditating makes you receptive to receiving guidance and helps to open your connection with your divine.
- daily head massage.
- work with the flower essences lotus, angelica and star tulip.
- surround yourself with the gemstones amber, diamond, clear quartz, pearl, amethyst and moldavite.
- fast and/or detox. Again, you may want to consult with a professional for this one.
- fill your air with incense such as sage, frankincense, myrrh, juniper and copal.
Here are some affirmations that will help to balance your crown chakra:
- I am divine.
- I am one with God.
- I shine through my truth.
- I am illuminated by the love of God.
- I am connected with my true self.
- I trust.
- I am whole, perfect and complete.
Here’s a great video by Alan Watts that talks about why we fear enlightenment: