The Crown Chakra, or Sahasrara, translates to “thousand petaled.” This is considered the seventh chakra, located at the top of the head. Its color correspondence is purple. The Crown Chakra resonates with wisdom, connection to the spiritual realm, and attunement with the Universe. This chakra is pure consciousness energy. Focus on this chakra if you are feeling spiritually disconnected or making foolish decisions. If you tend to be “in the clouds” all the time, your Crown Chakra may be overactive, and you may need grounding in your lower chakras. This chakra influences the pineal gland, brain stem, spinal cord, and biological cycles – including sleep.
Amethyst is one of the most spiritual healing stones. With its high vibration, it resonates beautifully with the Crown Chakra, which is our connection to the Universe. It also creates a link between the Crown Chakra and Third Eye Chakra. By connecting these two Chakras, Universal Energy can flow freely through the Third Eye to the other Chakras.
Selenite has a beautiful energy that opens the Crown and Higher Crown Chakras. Referred to as the ‘doorway to the Angels,’ this ancient stone has the finest of vibrations. When the Crown Chakra is imbalanced, you may feel stressed or disconnected from your true self. Without a sense of purpose or direction, it’s common to suffer from feelings of depression.
Howlite is a wonderful crystal for the Crown Chakra. It teaches self-control and patience, both of which resonate with this important Energy Centre. Through cleansing the aura and re-aligning the Chakras, howlite calms your mind. It also provides emotional support. This is useful If you’re struggling with bad moods or relationship problems.
The metallic inclusions amplify the energy of the Quartz. Grounds light energy, into the physical body, which activates the higher mind and expands awareness. Rutilated Quartz helps us to feel a lightness as it works to heal the soul and cleanse the chakras. It also works to boost our level of motivation and to support the thyroid.
While the lower chakras focus on your relationships to others and yourself, the Crown Chakra focuses on where you fit in on the cosmic level. It takes a spiritually evolved soul to take an interest in Crown Chakra healing! So just by being here, you’re doing important healing work. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to determine if your Crown Chakra is open or not:
Do I have a strong sense that everything is connected?
Do I feel connected to nature?
Is my mind a happy place?
Am I able to see how my actions affect the big picture?
Do I have a spiritual practice?
Am I able to empathize with others?
Do I honor all forms of life?
Am I happy to be alive?
Signs of an Unbalanced Crown Chakra
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have an imbalance in the Crown Chakra:
Headaches or migraines
Signs of a Balanced Crown Chakra
When your Crown Chakra is in balance, you will feel:
Interested in spiritual growth
Connected to other people, animals, and nature
Easily able to find joy in daily activities
Aware of your life purpose
Unconcerned about what others think of you
Attuned to your divine guidance
Uninterested in drama
Ability to quiet the mind
Comfortable spending time alone
Moments of bliss
How to Heal, Unblock, & Open Your Crown Chakra
As you can tell, the symptoms of a Crown Chakra imbalance can range widely. But in general, if you can’t get your mind to quiet down, you could use some Crown Chakra healing. There are many things you can do to bring yourself relief today. Notice which options below resonate with you, and add them to your self-care routine.
The best way to balance the Crown Chakra is to quiet the mind, which is the single purpose meditation. Meditation is an effective practice even if it only lasts for 30 seconds. There’s no such thing as a meditation fail, so don’t be intimidated! It’s very difficult for your intuition to come through when your mind is yapping away. So a daily meditation practice can be very beneficial for your Crown Chakra as well as opening your Third Eye. Here are some options for you to explore:
Take a mindful walk in nature.
Stare at a candle flame.
Listen to a guided crown chakra healing meditation.
Sit or lie quietly. Imagine a wheel of beautiful violet or white light glowing brightly at the top of your head. Visualize anything blocking it falling away, like dust off the blades of a fan. Hold the image until you feel your crown chakra is clear.
Crown Chakra Essential Oils
Aromatherapy is a powerful tool to clear the Crown Chakra and help deepen your spirituality. Simply close your eyes, spritz generously and take a few deep inhales. As a result, you’ll feel your vibration rise and your Crown Chakra begin to open. A body mist is perfect in the morning or before meditation, to help you shake off drama from the outside world, and reconnect to your higher self. It comes in a roll-on, too. Here are some great essential oils for your Crown:
Jasmine helps to balance your energy with its sweet, floral aroma.
Sandalwood has been used for centuries in spiritual rituals
Angelica root helps calm the mind
Frankincense is another ancient oil that enhances spirituality
Rose holds a very high vibration and helps to uplift emotions
Crown Chakra Affirmations
Affirmations are another method of balancing a specific chakra. Repeating affirmations directs healing energy to restore balance to that aspect of your body, and your life. These powerful statements rewrite the patterns in our subconscious minds and direct healing vibrations to the chakra. If your Crown Chakra is out of balance, repeat these affirmations:
"I’m aligned with my divine purpose."
"I am connected to all creation."
"My life is beautiful."
"There is meaning in every interaction."
"I love connecting with other people."
"Animals and nature respond to me."
"Divine guidance flow through me with ease."
"My life flows beautifully."
"I’m in complete alignment with my soul."
Your interest in the Crown Chakra is evidence that you’re in the midst of a spiritual awakening. What a beautiful thing! Answer the call for some quiet time, especially if you’ve been suffering from mental churn. Crown Chakra healing is a sacred practice that will reward you with so much joy in your life. We wish you all the best on your spiritual journey.