About the Crown Chakra - Sahasrara
The Crown Chakra is located on the top of the head, its element is Cosmic Energy, and its color is violet or white. Its symbol is the 1000-petalled lotus. When the lotus is open, it represents spiritual enlightenment and pure consciousness. It is the center of our connection with the Divine, the Source, the Absolute, God - whatever word you like to use. It is our gateway to the higher dimensions and where we can download spiritual energy to be used by our Higher Self to direct our physical incarnation, according to our Divine Purpose and Will. Once kundalini energy rises to the crown chakra, the feminine Goddess Shakti unites with masculine God Shiva, and their joining results in Samadhi - unity consciousness. From this perspective, we see ourselves as a spark of consciousness creating all and being all. We are the dreamer dreaming a dream and realizing that all that is perceived is an extension of our True Self. We understand that this physical reality is but one small segment of our total Self and we have the ability to see the myriad forms of our existence in the many different planes and realities, past, present, and future. We are connected to the energy of pure potentiality and limitlessness.
When the Crown Chakra is clear, we are tranquil, complete, compassionate, empathetic, and self-aware. We are living our life from the place of our True Self. When the Crown Chakra is unbalanced with too much energy or opened before we are ready, we may be in a constant state of frustration because we have all of this unrealized power that we do not know what to do with, resulting in destructive behavior. When the Crown Chakra is blocked, we may also feel frustrated, but because of our sense of powerlessness and disconnectedness. We may be confused, indecisive, and feel at a loss with no direction, which causes fear and depression.
The more we download our higher dimensional powers into our physical body through an open Crown Chakra, the more important it is to be centered and grounded. With great power, comes great responsibility, and so we must prepare ourselves for using it wisely and for the greater good. Therefore, it is important to maintain the openness and balance of all of our other chakras, and to work on clearing and balancing the lower chakras before the higher ones. Just as you practice personal hygiene daily, you must also practice spiritual hygiene every day. A great way to do this is to practice the chakra clearing meditation I posted before, or one like it. Feel free to modify it or any other to where it feels natural to you. Continue with a consistent mediation practice and call on the wisdom of amethyst, diamond, iolite, quartz crystal, or purple fluorite to help you to open the Crown Chakra and then mediate the energy received thereof. Once the lotus of our consciousness unfurls, we become enLIGHTened, so that we can illuminate the path for others, helping them, helping ourselves, helping the planet, to vibrate at the higher frequency of Love.