seventh chakra ~ Divine purpose
This is my last blog on the chakras. Like so many times before, when I have studied the chakras, it has been a journey of synchronicity and new discoveries. It has become very clear to me how profoundly these energy portals interact with and impact our overall well being. Living a balanced life allows us to feel grounded, vibrant, empowered, loving, authentic, perceptive and spiritually guided every moment of our lives. It is important to remember that being completely balanced is an incredible achievement. Few living beings have come close. Most of us have days when we soar and other days when we find ourselves floored. The best way to find true balance is to take it day by day and remain patient, realistic and easy going in the process.
The Seventh Chakra
Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara (emptiness), Element: Pure energy, Color: Violet, Body Aspects: Central nervous system, skin, brain, hormonal balances, Instinct: Universal ethics, Psychological Aspects: Selflessness, integrity, wisdom, understanding, awareness, Gland: Pineal, Seeds: transcendence, illumination, Negative Expressions: Attachment, psychoses, regression, cynicism
Located on the top of our head, the seventh chakra, or crown, is our portal to the Heavens. When this chakra is vibrant, we begin to feel a sense of purpose. We understand that, to be genuinely happy, we must follow our longing and make the most of our unique gifts and soul path. We realize that we play an important role in the healing and transformation on earth.
This center will not serve us well unless the other chakras are balanced. The light of the Heavens enters through the crown to feed the entire chakra system. The gift of this chakra is experiencing unity and mystical oneness with everyone and everything in nature.
There is no intellectual knowing at the level of seventh chakra, but there is serenity, joy, and deep peace about life.You have a sense of knowing that there is a deeper meaning of life and that there is an order that underlies all of existence. The "way of the crown chakra" is the way of going beyond the limits of your own ego.
According to Tantric philosophy, the seventh chakra is both a receiver and giver of energy and consciousness. It receives energy to sustain life and it gives back the personal energy to unite with the collective pool of consciousness. It is the meeting point between finite (the body and the ego) and infinite (the universe and soul).
The crown chakra embraces an attitude of gratitude for one's life. When we realize that everything is interconnected and that we are part of the larger scheme of life, we begin to live with gratitude, faith and trust, rather than filled with fear and anxiety.
We are guided by the higher power and we feel divinity from within and from without.
The challenge of this chakra is to liberate the spirit - open to the divine - and at the same time stay firmly rooted deep in the ground.
When the crown chakra is open, the path of the spiritual seeker has reached its highest level of embodiment. We know the truth about our identity and worth. Our journey becomes about finding ways to express our unique gifts and through meaningful work, soulful work. We commit to our path of service and will not accept anything less than that which makes our heart sing. We see how our soul's evolution is what really matters and accept the highs and lows as equally important triggers for our learning, our deep healing and growth.
What gifts do you want to share with others? How would you like to play a part in the healing and transformation on earth?
Ways to Balance Our Divinity
Practice the art of simplicity, clear inner and external clutter to hear the voice of Spirit. Listen to classical music. Meditate in the morning before getting out of bed. Say a prayer of thanksgiving before bed every evening. Engage in ceremony and ritual. Work with bells and chimes. Send healing thoughts to someone you love. Talk to your Divine. Meditate regularly. Donate food to those in need. Go on a vision quest to a sacred place. Write your own prayers. Take one day a week off to rest. Join a spiritual community. Practice kindness as a spiritual practice. Go on a retreat. Take up a spiritual practice that supports your beliefs. Volunteer for a cause. Work with forgiveness of self and others. Write to your own Divine Self and ask for guidance toward your unique path and then allow your soul to respond by writing a reply with your nondominant hand.
The best way to feel the presence of the Divine in your life is to live every day as if it was the most sacred day of your life. Wisdom emanates from those who are Divinely guided and rooted in their faith.