Last updated on August 29th, 2022 at 10:04 am
“The lotus flower with 1,000 petals” is what the Sanskrit word Sahasrara means. It pertains to the Sahasrara chakra or crown chakra, the 7th primary energy center found on top of our head. We associate it with the nervous system, brain, and pineal gland, and it relates to our spirituality.
Because the crown chakra deeply connects to our inner soul, it also links us to the divine universe. It encompasses our source of inspiration, happiness, trust, and devotion. It rules our consciousness and helps us connect to our higher self.
The chakra system is a traditional system that lets you be well balanced in the physical world while being connected to the divine. The vigor of the entire chakra system depends on each of the seven primary chakras, including the crown chakra. The goal is to have all chakras unite at the crown chakra for one’s spiritual enlightenment.
If you are wondering how to activate crown chakra, it will permeate your body once awakened. It may be a different kind of experience, and it may manifest through physical or emotional signs. This article will give you insights to make you better understand:
- the symptoms of a crown chakra opening and what it feels like
- the physical and emotional symptoms of a blocked crown chakra
- how to balance your crown chakra
Crown chakra opening symptoms
People say that the experience of receiving the divine wisdom is having the crown chakra receive the subtle energy, drip it down, and spread it throughout the body. Some may fully know that their crown chakra is activated, while others may not know the signs and symptoms.
The list below can guide you to better understand this spiritual journey and identify crown chakra activation symptoms.
The Sahasrara chakra or crown chakra is the 7th and highest chakra that sits upon your head. Therefore, your head, or the parts that surround it, is the most affected when the crown chakra awakens.
Some may feel a tingling of the nerves, while others experience a sprinting sensation. As the crown chakra opens, you may experience displeasure in the area surrounding your head (like headaches and migraines). This means that the life force energy is working to get rid of blockages deeply entrenched inside your mind.
When your crown chakra opens, you will have a higher sense of intuition that most often comes with dizziness. This spiritual transformation may cause fear and confusion, as you will get to feel detached from others.
The same as the third-eye awakening, your dreams become more vivid when your crown chakra opens. You become much more attuned to the other chakras.
A drastic change in your sleep pattern is one sign that your crown chakra is opening and you’re entering a state of spiritual consciousness. Some may find it hard to sleep while others will feel exhausted because of too much sleep. Keep in mind that this is normal as you embark on this spiritual transformation.
Symptoms of a blocked crown chakra
An awakened crown chakra feeling gives you access to expanded consciousness and a spiritual connection. But we block the energy flowing through it when we don’t acknowledge the divine energy. Blockages are also caused by our negative emotions and other internal stressors that influence the way we think and feel.
The physical symptoms of a blocked crown chakra include migraines, recurring headaches, insomnia, and sleep disorders. Some may have thyroid and pineal gland disorders, while others may experience nerve pain and mental health issues.
Apathy and lack of compassion toward others are also signs of a blocked crown chakra. These lead to detachment, as the energy imbalance affects your behavioral patterns. Inflated ego and selfishness can also be one sign of a crown chakra imbalance.
A sense of detachment and the inability to connect with others could mean an imbalanced crown chakra. You will also feel disconnected from yourself and you will lack faith and spirituality. Annd because you are detaching yourself, you will get to a point when you will question your self-worth.
Healing your crown chakra
All of the main energy centers or seven chakras, including the crown chakra, fall out of balance or become overactive because of internal and external influences. Because of these factors, you may have a problematic experience with your spiritual energy.
Internally, your negative thoughts and emotional baggage block the pathway of the life force energy. Externally, the surrounding negative energies from places, objects, or people you encounter also affect you and the energy that you absorb.
Once your crown chakra falls out of balance or you have an overactive crown chakra, you will experience the symptoms mentioned above. To regain balance and heal your crown chakra, you may take note of the following tips:
Ask for guidance
When you get to open yourself up to accept the divine energy, it’s normal to be afraid, at first. It’s not rare to feel uneasy when experiencing the changes as your crown chakra begins to create a spiritual connection and start with this spiritual journey. So it is important to ask for spiritual guidance.
Relax and meditate
Clear your thoughts and rid yourself of negativity. Self-cleansing makes you receptive to positive energy. Meditate with a focused mind and a peaceful heart.
Have a mantra
As important as having an intention at the beginning of your meditation, it’s great to have a mantra for yourself and your spiritual goal.
Commit to a spiritual practice
Educate yourself and learn how to develop yourself and gain spiritual growth. Embody the lessons learned through the words you speak and the actions you take in your day-to-day life.
Use healing tools
You have a lot of spiritual healing tools to use for healing and meditation. There are crystals, candles, chakra bracelets, scents, and wands, each with a unique healing property. Choose one that best suits your needs.
Choose the right color and gemstone
Violet and white represent the crown chakra, and we associate it with spirituality and consciousness. Use crystals and gemstones like selenite, diamond, clear quartz, and amethyst to achieve spiritual peace.
Stay close to nature
Enjoy the positive vibe and energy you get from nature as it helps awaken your crown chakra. Take a stroll outside, meditate, and breathe the fresh air as you cleanse your mind.
All the energy from the six other energy points travel up along the spine and meet at the 7th energy center, the crown chakra. It’s on top of the entire chakra system that lets one achieve the highest state of his or her consciousness. An open crown chakra also helps with self-realization and enlightenment.
Now that you already know how to keep your crown chakra in balance, it’s also essential to have all other energy centers in check. The chakras should all work together in harmony to have a balanced physical, psychological, and spiritual state.
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