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Crown Chakra

Crown Chakra

Sanskrit name - Sahasrara
Location - Top of head
Colour - Violet
Element - All 

Properties

The seventh chakra is the crown. It’s the centre of our deep inner peace and harmony. It is the link between the consciousness and the Universe, the supernatural and spirituality. The crown chakra is associated with the highest levels of spiritual awareness and enlightenment.

A balanced crown chakra

When your crown chakra is perfectly balanced you will feel eternal happiness and at one with the Universe. You will be able to receive guidance from higher powers. Your faith and the connection to spiritual aspects in your life will be strong and you will be in tune with the things that inspire you the most.

A unbalanced crown chakra

Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms.

The emotional feelings of unbalanced crown chakra include:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety (O)
  • Chronic fatigue (B)
  • Depression (O)
  • Detachment from reality (O)
  • Insanity (B)
  • Isolation/Loneliness (B)
  • Lack of empathy
  • Lack of will (O)
  • Low self-esteem (B)
  • Mental confusion (O)
  • Mental disorders (B)
  • Paranoia (B)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Spiritual disconnection
  • Spiritual exhaustion (O)
  • Trouble making decisions (O)

The physical symptoms of an unbalanced crown chakra are:

  • Breathing disorders,
  • Epilepsy
  • Fainting spells (O)
  • Headaches (O)
  • Insomnia
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Nightmares
  • Weak immune system

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How to balance the crown chakra

It’s important to know that in order to have a balanced crown chakra all the other chakras have to be balanced too. Work from the root chakra up to the throat chakra balancing them all in order before starting work on balancing the crown chakra.

MeditationMeditation

Meditation helps the flow of energy and balances the chakras.

  • Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
  • Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
  • Take two or three deep breaths.
  • Now visualize a luminescent violet white light coming from the crown of your head.
  • Imagine it radiating energy outwards through the whole body and your spirit.
  • Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.

Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.

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CrystalsCrystals

Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.

Place the crystal over the crown chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.

The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the crown chakra. Generally speaking, use white stones.

    • Apophyllite
    • Celestite
    • Citrine
    • Clear Tourmaline
    • Golden Beryl
    • Kunzite
    • Lepidolite
    • Moldavite
    • Muscovite
    • Purple Jasper
    • Purple Sapphire
    • Quartz
    • Red Serpentine
    • Selenite

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    HeadphonesBinaural Beats

    Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the crown chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.

    Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your crown chakra feels out of balance.

    NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.

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    Massage

    Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. A Head massage stimulates the crown energy flow and can help open the crown chakra.

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    Aromatherapy

    Scents such as jasmine, lavender, myrrh, frankincense, sandalwood, and rose help cleanse the crown chakra. We recommend this crown chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.

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    Yoga

    Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the energy flowing.

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    Colour

    Wear violet clothing and surround yourself with violet colours and objects.

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    Food & Drink

    Foods such as white mushrooms, white radish, beetroot, eggplant (aubergine) and artichoke are good for balancing the crown chakra. A herbal tea containing herbs to stimulate the crown chakra is also beneficial.

    Man walkingActivities

    Light is associated with the crown chakra so getting out in the sunlight is a great activity for balancing the crown chakra. Clear your surroundings and reduce the clutter in your life. A clear external environment frees your mind and helps with the healing of the crown chakra. Pray to whoever you believe in. This does not have to be religious but it could be to a spirit guide, your ancestors, the Universe or your soul. Listen to messages from your spirit guides.

    Speech bubbleAffirmations

    These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a different way. Talk directly to the crown chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.

    • I trust my intuition
    • I love and accept myself
    • I am at peace
    • I live in the present moment
    • I am part of the Divine
    • I seek to understand and to learn from my life experiences
    • I am grateful for all the goodness in my life
    • I know that all is well in my world
    • I am connected
    • I listen to the Universe

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    Third Eye Chakra

    Third Eye Chakra

    Sanskrit name - Ajna
    Location - Between eyebrows
    Colour - Indigo
    Element - N/A

    Properties

    The sixth chakra is the third eye or sometimes the brow chakra. It’s the centre of our intuition and wisdom. It is the connection between the higher self of the crown chakra and the rest of the chakras below it. It is connected with the imagination, dreaming and spiritual awareness.

    A balanced third eye chakra

    When your third eye is perfectly balanced you will have a clear mind and be intuitive. You will be able to focus on ideas and be more observant. A balanced third eye allows you to see the truth of things. It is also possible that psychic powers could start emerging.

    A unbalanced third eye chakra

    Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms.

    The emotional feelings of unbalanced third eye chakra include:

    • Addictions such as alcohol, drugs & food.
    • Confusion (B)
    • Daydreaming (O)
    • Delusions (O)
    • Depression (B)
    • Hallucinations (O)
    • Lack of concentration
    • Lack of passion, no goals in life (B)
    • Selective memory (B)
    • Solid and inflexible thoughts
    • Stubbornness (B)

    The physical symptoms of an unbalanced third eye chakra are:

    • Blindness
    • Brain tumours
    • Deafness
    • Difficulty sleeping or staying awake (B)
    • Headaches (B)
    • Poor eyesight (B)
    • Strokes

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    How to balance the third eye chakra

    In order to balance the third eye, you first have to make sure to take care of your physical body. The chakras in the physical body include root, sacral, solar plexus, heart and throat. If any of these are out of balance then it’s not going to be possible to completely clear the third eye chakra.

    MeditationMeditation

    Deep meditation is needed to balance the third eye chakra.

    • Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
    • Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
    • Take two or three deep breaths.
    • Now focus on the area between your eyebrows. Imagine the energy rising up from the base of your body, the root chakra through the chakras to your third eye.
    • Imagine a ball of indigo energy radiating outwards through the whole body from the third eye.
    • Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.

    Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.

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    CrystalsCrystals

    Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.

    Place the crystal over the third eye chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.

    The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the third eye chakra. Generally speaking, use indigo stones.

    • Amethyst
    • Apophyllite
    • Azurite
    • Blue Obsidian
    • Garnet
    • Kunzite
    • Kyanite
    • Labradorite
    • Lepidolite
    • Moldavite
    • Sapphire
    • Shungite
    • Sodalite

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    HeadphonesBinaural Beats

    Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the third eye chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.

    Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your third eye chakra feels out of balance.

    NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.

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    Massage

    Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. It is a therapy that stimulates the energy flow and can help open the third eye chakra.

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    Aromatherapy

    Scents such as frankincense, sandalwood, juniper, clary sage, patchouli and vetiver help cleanse the third eye chakra. We recommend this third eye chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.

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    Yoga

    Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the third eye energy flowing.

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    Dreams

    Make note of your dreams. Spend some time every morning to reflect on your dreams. The third eye can help you interpret your dreams. The more you pay attention to your dreams the more your third eye will open you to the lessons and messages that are conveyed within your dreams.

    Colour

    Wear indigo clothing and surround yourself with indigo colours and objects.

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    Food & Drink

    Fruit and vegetables that are good for the third eye include prunes, gigs, raisins, dates, blackberries, blueberries, eggplant (aubergine) purple kale, purple carrots and purple potatoes. Drink a herbal tea that contains third eye chakra cleansing herbs.

    Man walkingActivities

    Light is associated with the third eye chakra so getting out in the sunlight is a great activity for balancing the third eye chakra. Start a private journal to reflect on your thoughts and feelings from the day. Star gazing helps to open the mind and expand your train of thought.

    Speech bubbleAffirmations

    These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a different way. Talk directly to the third eye chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.

    • I trust my intuition
    • I see with clarity
    • My mind and heart are in perfect balance
    • It is safe for me to see the truth
    • I create my own reality
    • I connect with the wisdom of the universe

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    Lapis Luzuli

    Lapis Lazuli

    Lapis Luzuli Healing properties, spiritual properties & cleansing. Stone benefits and powers, Lapis Lazuli meaning and uses explained.

    Lapis Lazuli relieves stress and brings deep peace, harmony, compassion, honesty, inner truth and self-awareness. With its strong healing powers, it is known as The Wisdom Stone.

    Eye

    Appearance

    Dark blue with gold flecks

    Birthday cake

    Birthstone

    September

    Lapis Lazuli Healing Properties

    Lapis Lazuli can assist with the healing of many conditions.

    Emotional:

    • Anger
    • Decision making
    • Depression
    • Memory
    • Negative thinking
    • Psychic attacks
    • Writer's block

    Physical symptoms:

    • Asperger’s syndrome
    • Attention-deficit
    • Autism
    • Bone marrow
    • Cramps
    • Headaches & Migraines
    • Hearing loss
    • Immune system
    • Inflammation
    • Insomnia
    • Nervous systems
    • Purifies blood
    • Throat issues
    • Thymus
    • Thyroid problems
    • Vertigo



    Spiritual properties of Lapis Lazuli

    Lapis Lazuli is known for opening the third eye chakra. This allows you to find your centre of intuition and inner wisdom. It will enhance psychic abilities and communication with spirit guides. It will recognise psychic attacks and block them.

    How to use Lapis Luzuli

    • Meditate with it by either holding the crystal or placing it in the area of pain or organ on your body you wish to heal.
    • For headache release, place the Blue Lace Agate on the forehead, temples or base of the neck if a headache radiates from that point.
    • For digestive issues and the relief of gastritis place the crystal on the abdomen.
    • To remove blockages in the nervous system and aid arthritis, add Blue Lace Agate to your bath for 15-20 minutes.
    • For all emotional issues place the Blue Lace Agate on the throat chakra (rest on the throat) or if this is difficult, hold the crystal while imagining the troublesome emotion or problem flowing into the earth beneath your feet and being replaced by soothing energy from the crystal.
    • Wear your crystal with a pendant, bracelet or pop them in your pocket.

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    How to cleanse Lapis Lazuli

    There are several ways to cleanse your crystal. Below are the preferred methods for the Lapis Lazuli.

    Water dropCleansing in saltwater

    Rinse or soak your crystal in water from the sea, a river or lake. If this is not possible you can make your own mix from sea or rock salt.

    Smudge sticksCleansing with smudge sticks

    Burn a sage smudge stick and wave it back and forth underneath the crystal for 20 to 30 seconds.

    Cleansing using the earth

    Bury your crystal for at least a day and up to several months, preferably in pure, clean soil.

    DotCleansing with visualisation

    Visualise a bright light surrounding the crystal dissolving all the negative energy.

    NOTE: Lapis Lazuli is a porous stone, water will damage the crystal.

    How to re-energise Lapis Lazuli

    After cleaning your crystal of negative energy you have to then re-energise them to restore its natural energy for healing again.

    SunRe-energising in the sunlight

    Place the crystals in the sun for a few hours or all day.

    Leaving them for a couple of days will allow your crystal to have the benefit from the strong energy from the sun and the more gentle energy from the moon.

    Moon and starsRe-energising in the moonlight

    Place the crystals in the light of the moon for a few hours or overnight is fine. A full moon works best.

    Your crystal does not have to be in direct moonlight nor will it not charge if it’s a cloudy night. The moon’s energy is always there.

    Programming your Lapis Lazuli

    Once your crystal is cleansed and re-energised you will need to set your intentions before you use them. This is to program your crystal for a specific use.

    How to set your intentions

    Sit quietly and hold your crystal in your hands. Clear your mind and focus on the crystal. Concentrate on the energy you wish to program the crystal with. It could be an emotional, physical or spiritual intention. Only pick one, don’t overload the crystal with many intentions. Continue to do this until you feel that enough has been done.

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    Carnelian

    Carnelian

    Carnelian healing properties, spiritual properties, Carnelian stone benefits and powers, Carnelian meaning and uses explained.

    Carnelian is a stabilizing and grounding stone. It can boost confidence and the power of true expression. Carnelian can enhance your creativity and free your imagination, unleashing your true potential. This stone can help you overcome negative thought patterns and give you energy you need for new challenges. It has the strength and power to intensity your goals and drive.

    Carnelian healing properties

    Eye

    Appearance

    Red-orange translucent

    Birthday cake

    Birthstone

    August

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    Healing properties of Carnelian

    Carnelian can assist with the healing of many conditions.

    Emotional:

    • Anger
    • Confidence
    • Creativity
    • Depression
    • Eating disorders
    • Enhances sexual energy
    • Focus & Concentration
    • Jealousy
    • Mid-life crisis
    • Motivation
    • Negative thoughts

    Physical symptoms:

    • Addictions
    • Arthritis
    • Blood circulation
    • Digestive issues
    • Fertility
    • Fevers
    • Gallstones
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Kidney function
    • Low sex drive
    • Lower back problems
    • Recovery of broken bones
    • Regulates menstruation
    • Reproductive organs
    • Rheumatism
    • Sciatic nerve
    • Skin problems
    • Spleen & pancreas
    • Varicose veins 



    Spiritual properties of Carnelian

    Carnelian has the ability to revitalize the soul. It can help remove the fear of death and it was used to protect the dead on their journey to the afterlife. It stimulates a deeper love and appreciation for the earth.

    How to use Carnelian

    • Wear your crystal with a pendant or bracelet.
    • Place your crystal in your handbag.
    • Pop them in your pocket.
    • Have them in your wallet.
    • Tuck them in your bra.
    • Place this on your desk to boost your creativity, make clearer decisions and better career choices.
    • Hold them while meditating or sit quietly and take some nice deep breaths.
    • Place on the sacral or root chakra to initiate to improve physical intimacy.

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    How to cleanse Carnelian

    There are several ways to cleanse your crystal. Below are the preferred methods for the Carnelian.

    Water dropCleansing in saltwater

    Rinse or soak your crystal in water from the sea, a river or lake. If this is not possible you can make your own mix from sea or rock salt.

    Smudge sticksCleansing with smudge sticks

    Burn a sage smudge stick and wave it back and forth underneath the crystal for 20 to 30 seconds.

    Cleansing using the earth

    Bury your crystal for at least a day and up to several months, preferably in pure, clean soil.

    DotCleansing with visualisation

    Visualise a bright light surrounding the crystal dissolving all the negative energy.

    NOTE: Carnelian can be used to cleanse other stones by absorbing their negative energy.

    How to re-energise Carnelian

    After cleaning your crystal of negative energy you have to then re-energise them to restore its natural energy for healing again.

    SunRe-energising in the sunlight

    Place the crystals in the sun for a few hours or all day.

    Leaving them for a couple of days will allow your crystal to have the benefit from the strong energy from the sun and the more gentle energy from the moon.

    Moon and starsRe-energising in the moonlight

    Place the crystals in the light of the moon for a few hours or overnight is fine. A full moon works best.

    Your crystal does not have to be in direct moonlight nor will it not charge if it’s a cloudy night. The moon’s energy is always there.

    Programming your Carnelian

    Once your crystal is cleansed and re-energised you will need to set your intentions before you use them. This is to program your crystal for a specific use.

    How to set your intentions

    Sit quietly and hold your crystal in your hands. Clear your mind and focus on the crystal. Concentrate on the energy you wish to program the crystal with. It could be an emotional, physical or spiritual intention. Only pick one, don’t overload the crystal with many intentions. Continue to do this until you feel that enough has been done.

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