The 7th Chakra is Known as
The 7th chakra, more commonly referred to as the crown chakra, is located just above the top of the head.
If you stand straight, imagine a small hole at the very top of your head. That is where the 7th chakra is located.
The Sanskrit name for chakra 7 is Sahasrara, which means thousand petal lotus. The chakra is symbolized by just that - a lotus flower with a thousand petals.
The number of petals in the chakra image is symbolic as well. The number 1000, represented by the thousand petals in the crown chakra symbol, adds up and reduces to the number 1 in numerology.
The number one represents strong leadership and will power, a courageous person who is goal oriented and driven. A number one person is a pioneer who is independent and individualistic and approaches issues from a unique perspective. A number one is original and sometimes unconventional. They possess tremendous potential for success in life.
Each of the 7 chakras is associated with a particular color, verb, an element and a mantra.
The crown chakra is associated with the color violet. Some references link it to the color white as well. Violet is the highest color in the light spectrum. It represents the spiritual or higher self, wisdom, vitality, intuitive awareness, passion and dignity. White is purity and the color of the Divine light.
The verb for the 7th chakra is "to know". The mantra is no sound at all, simple silence.
The element associated with the violet chakra is cosmic energy, although some references will say space or thought. We may experience this cosmic energy as a white light coming from inside of us. It is the light of our Creator, our all knowing Source.
Each chakra also governs particular areas of our physical body as well as our emotions.
Physically the violet chakra is associated with the pituitary and pineal glands, although Edgar Cayce indicates that it is just the pituitary gland.
The pineal gland is located between the two hemispheres of the brain, just above the spinal column. It produces the hormone melatonin which regulates our sleep.
The pituitary gland is often referred to as the "master gland" because it controls the functions of the bodys' other endocrine glands.
The pineal gland is also considered the primary link between the brain and our soul.
The crown chakra oversees the brain, the top of the head, and the hormone and nervous systems. When it is out of balance you may experience a sensitivity to light and a chronic tiredness.
On an emotional level, our violet chakra reigns over peace and enlightenment, understanding and knowledge. It is the seat of our conscious awareness and divinity and helps to integrate the whole of who we are.
The crown chakra allows wisdom to flow to us. We feel the connection to our spirituality through this 7th chakra and it is the center of eternal bliss, liberation and connection to the Divine.
When the crown chakra is in balance we experience an ability to understand and learn new information easily. We make logical decisions easily and may have a strong sense of humanitarianism and devotion. We feel open minded and thoughtful and are more connected to our spiritual nature. We develop a trust in the Divine.
An unbalanced violet chakra can exhibit itself in a feeling of lack of purpose or inspiration, confusion, a lack of understanding, a loss of identity, apathy, learning difficulties, or denial of our spirituality.
There are gemstones that can help to balance the crown chakra, but I would suggest using them with caution. Clear quartz, white jade and diamonds are associated with the 7th chakra. Each of these is a powerful crystal and should be used with caution and guidance.
The essential oils associated with this violet chakra include lotus and bilbanum.
The crown chakra is all about our spiritual nature and connecting with the Divine. It is about selflessness, humanitarianism and integrating the whole of who we are. The life lesson relating to the 7th chakra in this lifetime is about experiencing the Divine and learning to understand the Divine meaning in life.
|Sanskrit Name||Sahasrara Chakra|
|Symbol||A lotus flower with 1000 petals|
|Element||Cosmic energy or thought|
|Location||Top of the head|
|Gland||Pituitary and to some extent Pineal|
|Sense||None. Beyond sensory|
|Physical Body Areas Governed||Pituitary and pineal glands, brain, hormone system, nervous system, top of head|
|Emotions Governed||Peace, understanding and knowledge, enlightenment, conscious awareness, divinity|
|Gemstones||Clear quartz, white jade, diamonds|
|Lessons to Learn||Divine meaning of life|
Anodea Judith, "Eastern Body, Western Mind"
Sue Lilly, Simone Lilly, Stella Martin, Josepine de Winter, Gill Hall, "The Magic of Crystals, Colour and Chakra"
Dr. Brenda Davies, "7 Healing Chakras"
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