Updated: Mar 6
Connecting to our inner guidance is a powerful journey and takes a lot of courage and introspection to be able to build this connection. Technically, it never left but a lot of us live in our mind and have lost this inner guidance, which has also been called our "Higher Self". Our "Higher Self" is the wisdom within us that points us in the right direction and has our full support. Unfortunately, we normally listen to our mind, which is trying to keep you safe. It is living from a place of fear. Your Higher Self lives in a place of love, which gives it deep wisdom that can become available to you with practice and being open-minded. One of the best ways to tap into your Higher Self is by opening the crown chakra. You maybe wondering, what is a chakra?
The chakras were first discovered in India thousands of years ago. The word chakra in Sanskrit essentially means “spinning disc”. Chakras are energy wheels within your body. There are seven main chakras: root chakra, sacral chakra, solar plexus charka, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye chakra, and the crown chakra. They are separate yet connected to the physical and energetic body. These spinning discs support and process energy that flow through you.
Each chakra is associated with different aspects of your life and self, they keep us in balance and aligned. When a chakra is blocked and there are many reasons why a chakra can be blocked, these discs are no long spinning at a healthy capacity. Below gives you a better understanding of the crown chakra, what it looks like when it is blocked and how to open it and connect with your Higher Self.
Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
Meaning: Thousand petals or infinite
Symbol: Lotus Flower
Energy Type: Neutral
The crown chakra is the seventh chakra focusing on spirituality, wisdom, and connection. It awakens through openness of a higher power. The colour of the crown chakra is violet and located on top of your head. The thousand petal lotus associated with the crown chakra opens doors to a world of possibilities and higher consciousness. The crown chakra is a bridge that connects the physical with your higher self and the non-physical realms.
The symbol of the crown chakra depicts a circle with a thousand petals lotus flower marking the blossoming consciousness that unlocks the door to enlightenment. It signifies wisdom and patience. The 16 petals that surround the crown chakra symbol highlights the 16 stages of development.
Is your crown chakra in balance?
When the crown chakra is in balance, you feel an overall sense of connection to everyone and everything around you. You feel guided in life by something greater than yourself.
Do you find peace within yourself easily?
Do you recognize your self-worth?
Are you highly intuitive?
Are you able to not take things personally?
Do you have a purpose in life?
Do people consider you to be wise?
Are you devoted to the well-being of others?
Do you believe/have faith in the universe is there to support you?
Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?
Do you believe in something greater than yourself?
Do you have an overactive crown chakra?