The 7th energy center – Sahasrara (meaning the “Lotus of the Thousand Petals”) is the chakra which integrates all the seven major chakras with their respective qualities.
It is the source of higher sources of information and universal truth and energy. It is an energetic passageway that leads you from a mundane vision of life to the divine, and to absolute freedom.
This chakra is located on the crown of the head beneath the fontanelle, which is easily visible on a newborn child. When a baby is born head first, this area is the first part of the baby to make contact with the new world. It sits like a crown, radiating upwards, hence its name.
The crown chakra works with the pituitary gland in the brain. The pituitary gland controls several important bodily functions such as blood pressure, growth, water balance, and thyroid function. Just as the pituitary gland (hypophysis) has a direct effect on crucial bodily functions, this chakra has a direct effect on all previous chakras before it.
The chakra light contains all color vibrations united in the incomparable brilliance of pure light.
Diamond, quartz, goshenite, amethyst, spirit quartz, moldavite, petalite, danburite, and other purple or white stones are ideal for healing the seventh chakra.
According to Tantric tradition, this chakra is both a giver and receiver 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. Additionally, the 7th chakra has a connection with Muladhara chakra, as they both are at the extremities of the chakra system.
Imbalances in the crown chakra
When the crown chakra is out of balance, you feel uncoordinated, clumsy, and disconnected from the reality of life. Also, you have difficulty understanding ideas, relationships, and dreams. In some cases, an overactive Sahasrara chakra may also create feelings of superiority toward other people, and aggression, as well as a tendency to be critical and judgemental of others.
Moreover, complications that come from this chakra blockages can lead to a lack of connection to the manifested world, hyper-spiritualization and an inability to function practically.
When this chakra is open, the illusion of individual self is dissolved. The individual becomes realized, one with the cosmic laws that govern the entire creation within the body. This stage is said to bring about rebirth or the spiritual powers of transforming into the divine and being able to do whatever one desires. One is no longer subjected to birth or death in Samsara.
True opening of this energy center also means the realization that you are pure consciousness, undivided and all expansive.
Chanting Om Seed mantra – Sahasrara (Crown) Chakra mantra benefits:
The beej mantra of the crown chakra is the universal sound OM. It is the sound of the universe, the sound of the divine. Practicing mantra meditation with this mantra can help in our connection with the ONE.