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Crown Chakra

Chakra Seven - Exploring the Major Chakras

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Lotus flower (Nelumbo nucifera), close-up
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root chakra | sacral chakra | solar plexus chakra | heart chakra | throat chakra | brow chakra | crown chakra

The Crown Chakra is associated with the color violet or white.

We use the seventh chakra as a tool to communicate with our spiritual nature. It is through this vortice that the life force is dispersed from the universe into the lower 6 chakras. It has been referred to as our "GOD SOURCE" - but this terminology might be confusing to anyone who equates God with religious dogma, because of this I choose to call it a spiritual connection or communicator.

This chakra is often pictured as a lotus flower opening to allow spiritual awakening in an individual. The crown chakra could also be considered the well intuitive knowing is drawn from.

Chakra Seven - Associations

Color violet / white
Sanskrit Name sahasrara
Physical Location top of head
Purposes intuitive knowing, connection to one's spirituality, integration of the whole
Spiritual Lesson spirituality, living in the NOW
Physical Dysfunctions mystical depression, diseases of the muscular system, skeletal system and the skin, chronic exhaustion not associated with physical ailments, sensitivity to light, sound, environment
Mental / Emotional Issues discovery of the divine, lack of purpose, loss of meaning or identity, trust, selflessness, humanitarianism, ability to see the bigger picture in the life stream, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics
Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra duality, magnetism, controlling patterns, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear)
Area of Body Governed top center of the head, midline above the ears
Crystals / Gemstones amber, diamond, moldavite
Flower Essences lotus, angelica, star tulip
Learning About Chakras

Bibliography: Anatomy of the Spirit  by Caroline Myss, Flower Essence Repertory by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, Hands of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan, Love is in the Earth by Melody

Copyright © Phylameana lila Désy - Sep 1998
updated Oct 2013

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