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Crown Chakra

I Understand

Wisdom. Clarity. Self-Realization. Divine Connection.

Sahasrara, often called the crown chakra, translates to “thousand-petaled.” Positioned atop the head, this chakra governs our deep spiritual connections, both internally and universally.

The crown chakra oversees the central nervous system and profound brain activities. It is the bridge to higher understanding, wisdom, and spiritual insights. When fully engaged, it offers heightened consciousness, profound serenity, and a sense of surrendering to the greater universe. This chakra acts as a conduit for the Universal Light to enter our being. It’s where we assimilate divine energy, which we then interpret and integrate into our physical and mental existence.

At the heart of the symbol lies a circle, signifying the Divine. This central circle is enveloped by a lotus blossom boasting 1,000 petals, which symbolizes our boundless capacity to draw energy and inspiration from the vast universe.

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Characteristics of the 

Crown Chakra

When the Crown Chakra is open and balanced, an individual experiences a strong spiritual connection. It brings a sense of enlightenment and a deep understanding. of the universe. When it’s blocked or imbalanced, you may feel disconnected, spiritually lost, and mentally foggy.

Characteristics of a balanced 

Crown Chakra


  • Insight and a deep connection to one’s Higher Self.
  • Acute spiritual cognizance and unity.
  • Recognizing and freeing oneself from restrictive beliefs.
  • Living in the present moment, embodying tranquility and serenity.
  • Experiencing euphoria and sheer joy.
  • A willingness to let go and submit.
  • An inherent trust in the journey.
  • Keeping an open and receptive mind.
  • Ability to release attachments and ceding one’s need for control to the cosmic order.
  • Feeling and acknowledging one’s divine essence.
  • A connection to universal awareness.
  • A genuine urge to benefit and aid others.
  • A balanced detachment from worldly desires and materialism.








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Characteristics of an Imbalanced

Crown Chakra


An imbalanced Crown Chakra can affect the body, mind, emotions, and spirit in different ways. Here are some potential symptoms of an imbalanced Crown Chakra:

Physical Symptoms:

  • Fatigue or sluggishness.
  • Constipation or digestive issues.
  • Lower back pain.
  • Problems with the legs, feet, or hips.
  • Frequent illness or immune system dysfunctions, indicating a lack of energetic protection.
  • Issues related to the reproductive organs.
  • High blood pressure due to stress or anxiety.
  • Prostate issues in men.
  • Bladder and elimination problems.

Emotional Symptoms:

  • Anxiety and fears, especially related to security and survival.
  • Feeling ungrounded or lost.
  • Feeling unworthy and having low self-esteem.
  • Aggressiveness or anger.
  • Feeling isolated or left out.
  • Trust issues, especially with one’s immediate environment or family.
  • Dependency or co-dependency with others, especially emotionally.

Mental Symptoms:

  • Feeling insecure or unsafe frequently, even when there’s no apparent reason.
  • Persistent financial instability or worry.
  • Being overly focused on material possessions or gaining material wealth as a measure of self-worth.
  • Frequent fears or nightmares.
  • Difficulty concentrating or being present in the moment.

Spiritual Symptoms:

  • Feeling disconnected from the world or from one’s own body.
  • A lack of belonging or connection with the universe.
  • Resistance to spirituality, or an overemphasis on material reality without acknowledging the spiritual aspects of existence.
  • Feeling unsupported by the universe or a higher power.
  • Difficulty grounding oneself or feeling anchored in one’s spiritual practices.

It’s worth noting that the presence of these symptoms doesn’t definitively indicate an imbalanced Crown Chakra. They can be influenced by a myriad of other factors. If someone experiences these symptoms together, they may find it helpful to try Crown Chakra balancing techniques or seek guidance from a holistic or energetic healer.

Associated With:

The Crown Chakra relates to your bond with your elevated self, spiritual cognizance, advanced consciousness, illumination, union with the divine, and an innate sense of understanding.

Chakra Development:

This chakra primarily develops between the ages of 14 to 21. However, its health can be influenced at any life stage.

When Balanced:

When the Crown Chakra is in balance: Individuals exhibit intelligence, open-mindedness, spiritual connection, and profound understanding. They possess the capability to discern, evaluate, and integrate knowledge; are insightful, considerate, conscious, receptive, deeply connected on a spiritual level, wise, and have an expansive comprehension.

When Underactive:

When the Crown Chakra is underactive or deficient: Individuals exhibit skepticism towards spirituality, challenges in acquiring knowledge, inflexible ideologies, indifference, overemphasis on materialistic desires, avarice, and a controlling nature.

When Overactive:

When the Crown Chakra is overactive: Individuals exhibit overthinking, spiritual obsession, feeling lost, and feeling detached from one’s physical self.

Causes of Blocks:

Apprehensions of spiritual isolation, diminishing self-awareness, and detachment from interpersonal bonds.

Chakra Traumas:

Dismissal of personal spiritual beliefs, traumatic experiences from religious coercion, exploitation in spiritual settings, a lack of essential truths, feelings of being misunderstood, and neurological damage.

To learn more about open, closed, and blocked Chakra states, check out our Chakra Overview post: Understanding the Chakra System: A Comprehensive Overview.

Crown Chakra

Healing Strategies:

  • Engage in Crown Chakra meditations. Focus on the violet essence. Repeat healing affirmations three times, either out loud or silently.
  • For an overactive crown chakra, reinforce your physical and emotional connections.
  • If it’s underactive, rekindle your spiritual bond.
  • Dedicate time for scholarly endeavors and introspection.
  • Commit to spiritual routines and practices.
  • Reflect upon and possibly revise deep-seated beliefs.
  • Enhance your sacred space with violet colors, the “OM” chant, and pictures of respected figures like the Divine Mother, Quan Yin, or Buddha. Incorporate lavender essential oil and sandalwood incense to enhance the ambiance.
  • Engage in regular meditation to attune with higher consciousness.
  • Consider light fasting, ensuring your physical and mental state is conducive to it.
  • Practice grounding breathing exercises to anchor and balance yourself.
  • Embrace Reiki, whether self-administered or received from others. This energy healing modality aligns you with universal energy, clears obstructions, and brings forth innate peace and wisdom.
  • Integrate yoga inversions such as the ‘Legs up the Wall’ and ‘Bridge Pose’ into your routine.
  • Set meaningful personal goals or intentions to guide your journey.
  • Immerse yourself in the healing embrace of nature.
  • Serve others, be it through casual assistance or structured volunteering.
  • Use the Mudra of 1,000 Lotus Petals: Raise your hands above your head, spread your fingers, and connect your thumbs and index fingers together. Silently chant “OM,” tuning into its lingering vibration in your Crown Chakra
  • Collaborate with spiritual entities like St. Germain, drawing upon the transformative power of the Violet Flame.

Chakra Healing Affirmations

  • “I possess deep understanding.”
  • “I embody pure awareness.”
  • “My essence is pure joy.”
  • “I live in the present moment.”
  • “My Higher Self leads and shields me.”
  • “I wholeheartedly entrust myself to the cosmos.”
  • “I embody divinity.”
  • “I am a beacon of spirituality.”
  • “I harmonize with the vastness of the universe.”
  • “My inner light directs my path.”
  • “All is intertwined and unified.”

Chakra Healing Crystals/Stones:

Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Selenite, Ametrine, Lepidolite, Moonstone, Howlite

Chakra Healing Essential Oils:

Frankincense, Rosewood, Rose, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Neroli, Jasmine, Lavender, Spikenard, Vetiver, Helichrysum

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