There are seven chakras that emanate subtle energy in your body and make up your overall vibration. These chakras are energy centers and are susceptible to the environments we surround ourselves in as well as our internal world – our thoughts and feelings.
Sometimes, our chakras become blocked and require spiritual cleaning. In these circumstances, we can visit energy healers, reiki practitioners, or do specific yoga poses to help open them back up. Additionally, crystals are another way we can recalibrate our vibration.
Below is an in-depth guide to the crown chakra and crystals that can be used to help bring you back into alignment and tap into universal energy.
Crown Chakra Meaning
The crown chakra is the seventh chakra located at the top of the head and is associated with the element of thought. This energy center connects us with the divine and gives us access to higher states of consciousness. When our crown chakra is healthy and balanced, we can see beyond ourselves and have a deep understanding of how everything is connected.
Its Sanskrit name “Sahasrara” is translated as “thousand petals”. The complete opening of all the petals represents the balance between body, mind, and spirit.
Crown Chakra Color
The crown chakra is commonly symbolized by the color, white. In some cases, it can be represented as shades of violet. The auric color of crown chakra energy can also be seen as glowing white, clear light, or gold. It develops when a person has tapped into higher consciousness, beyond the mastery of the sixth chakra, the third eye chakra.
Crown Chakra Opening Symptoms
When the crown chakra is open and balanced, the self is no longer ruled by the ego, and we have a more positive outlook on life. There is a deep knowing that everything will work out because the person fully understands that they are in control of their own destiny. An open crown chakra can control thoughts and feelings – it has the power to eradicate self-limiting beliefs.
Symptoms of a blocked crown chakra can include:
- Apathy and disassociation from the world
- Desire to oversleep
- Inability to focus
- Hyper spiritualization (heavily focused on being “spiritual”, clinging to spirituality for identity)
- Poor mental functioning or brain fog
- Chronic headaches
- Poor coordination
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Emotional instability
Since the crown chakra represents the highest level of spiritual awareness and enlightenment, it is usually the last to open, although it can spontaneously be ignited. You may feel tingling or electric shocks in the head accompanied by dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea.
Symptoms that your crown chakra is opening include:
- Drastic changes in sleep patterns
- Vivid dreams
- Higher sense of intuition
- Psychic abilities such as clairaudience, clairvoyance, clairsentience.
- Being hyper-aware of yourself and your place in the universal flow.
- Being able to separate your energy from others and holding your vibration in all external environments.
Crown Chakra Affirmations & Yoga Poses
Ultimately, aligning your crown chakra is an inside job. Doing your inner work of reflecting on your thoughts and feelings and becoming aware of when you are operating in ego can help open this chakra. Crown chakra affirmations that encourage you to think and speak more positively can work effectively to open your crown chakra along with meditation and yoga.
Incorporate the following crown chakra affirmations into your daily practice:
- I am divine
- I am open to new ideas and beliefs
- I am connected to everything
- Information I need comes to me
- My inner wisdom is my compass
- The world is my teacher
- I am guided by a higher power
The following yoga poses can help align the crown chakra:
- Corpse pose
- Head stand
- Rabbit pose
Crown Chakra Crystals
Crystals are another powerful method for aiding in opening your crown chakra. They can be used in spiritual practices to enhance the healing work. Generally speaking, crystals that are white, clear, or shades of purple correspond to the crown chakra.
Clear quartz is a healer on many different levels. It helps open your mind and heart by clearing out any internal blockages. Hold your clear quartz in your palm during meditation to improve the flow of energy through the body. Keep this stone under your pillow at night if you have trouble sleeping or nightmares. Its pure light energy will ensure you get a good night’s sleep.
Cloudy in color, selenite is another powerful stone for the crown chakra. It encourages higher thinking and peripheral visions. Selenite connects you to your purpose. If you are feeling unsure of what path to take or feel disconnected from yourself, selenite can alleviate any anxiety this is causing and encourage you to deeply connect with your intuition. Use a selenite wand in your divination to open you up to receive messages from a higher power or sleep with a selenite lamp next to your bed. This can alleviate headaches and stress.
The serene energy of amethyst is excellent for those who suffer from stress and anxiety. It is commonly associated with the third eye chakra for its powerful ability to open you up to their intuition and connect deeply to their higher self. Use your amethyst in meditation to improve concentration and access inner wisdom. This crystal will awaken you to negative thought patterns and encourage you to turn those thoughts into love.
This cream-colored stone has grey paths splayed throughout the surface. Howlite connects the heart chakra to the crown chakra and is perfect for connecting you to your destiny – it encourages the balance between heart and mind so that you can make decisions based on logic and desire with faith and courage that everything will work out for your highest good. If you’re unsure on which path to take or have a very difficult decision before you, ask for guidance with howlite.
Pink and purplish in color, lepidolite is a stone of wonderment. It balances your physical well-being with mental clarity. If you have been struggling with health issues that are impeding on your best judgment or causing you to have anxiety, keep this crystal close by your side. Lepidolite will teach you how to internalize happiness and hold your vibration despite outside forces. It will encourage you to stop chasing joy and instead embody it.
The healing properties of moonstone are gentle, nurturing, and deeply feminine. Moonstone emanates a radiant white glow that connects you to your feminine yin energy. This crystal with help you tap into unconditional self-love where you feel confident in being yourself. Carry this stone on you if you are struggling with your perception of yourself or catch yourself concerned about other people’s opinions of you. Moonstone can help you stand in your power.
If you struggle with limiting beliefs, this is the stone for you. White calcite will quieten down negative self-talk and expand your consciousness. It is powerful for harmonizing the body, mind, and spirit, working to connect all chakras to the crown chakra.
How to Use Crown Chakra Stones
Not sure how to use crown chakra crystals? Aside from wearing them as jewelry, you can also incorporate them into your spiritual practices.
Here are a few ways to harness the healing power of crystals:
- Meditate while holding crystals in your palms or place them around you in a circle.
- Place them under your pillow at night while you sleep or lay them on a windowsill by your bed to charge in the moonlight.
- Hold the gemstones while you repeat affirmations to amplify your affirmations.
- Sleep with them under your pillow.
- Take a crystal bath. You can place them in the bath with you along with some bath salts.
- Keep them beside you while journaling.
- Carry them on your person in your pocket, wallet, car, or bag.
Awakening your crown chakra is a powerful milestone in your personal spiritual development. When your crown chakra is open you radiate unconditional love and peace. You understand your place in the universe and feel deeply connected to everything. You are also incredibly powerful because you are able to separate your energy from others and hold it in high vibration. When you are fully in your power, you have no anxiety or stress because you are connected to the universal flow of life and take accountability for how your thoughts shape your reality.
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