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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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    Root Chakra

    Root Chakra

    Sanskrit name - Muladhara
    Location - Base of the spine
    Colour - Red
    Element - Earth

    Properties

    The first chakra is the root. It is the foundation for all the other chakras. Based on the energy of the earth it gives you a feeling of safety, survival and grounding. It is the main foundation of our lives and gives us the security we need to feel safe. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter and letting go of fear and worry.

    A balanced root chakra

    When your root chakra is perfectly balanced you will have energy during the day. You will be able to get things done and make good plans for yourself. Life will be effortless and you will be satisfied with everything around you. You’ll have direction and purpose.

    A unbalanced root 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 root chakra include:

    • Anger & frustration (O)
    • Anxiety disorders (B)
    • Apathy (B)
    • Fears (B)
    • Greed & selfishness (O)
    • Insecurity (B)
    • Lethargic (B)
    • Loss of meaning & purpose of life (B)
    • Negativity (B)
    • Nightmares (B)
    • The tendency to want to attract attention.(O)

    The physical symptoms of an unbalanced root chakra are:

    • Colon & bladder problems (B)
    • Eating disorders (O)
    • Leg or feet issues (B)
    • Lower back pain (B)
    • Prostate (in men) (B)

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    How to balance the root 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 ball of red light coming from the base of your spine. Imagine it radiating energy outwards through the whole body.
    • 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 root 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 root chakra. Generally speaking, use red stones.

    • Azurite
    • Carnelian
    • Chrysocolla
    • Citrine
    • Golden Topaz
    • Hematite
    • Ruby
    • Fire Agate
    • Tiger’s Eye
    • Black Tourmaline
    • Smoky Quartz
    • Red Jasper
    • Obsidian

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    HeadphonesBinaural Beats

    Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the root 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 root 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 root chakra.

    Massaging your lower back activates your Root Chakra. Rub some essential oil around your coccyx for a deep massage.

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    Aromatherapy

    Scents such as sandalwood, ginger, cayenne, patchouli, black pepper and cloves help cleanse the root chakra. We recommend this root 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. Concentrate on forward bends and standing poses that a good for the root chakra.

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    Colour

    Wear red clothing and surround yourself with earth colours and objects that remind you of nature.

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    Food & Drink

    Eat plenty of grounding foods. Root vegetables are perfect for this such as sweet potatoes, beets and radish. Drink a herbal tea that contains root chakra cleansing herbs.

    Man walkingActivities

    Doing activities that are more grounding and earth-related can help balance your root chakra. Activities such as gardening, cooking, walking or even sit outside to connect with nature.

    Speech bubbleAffirmations

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

    • I am grounded
    • I am confident
    • I am worthy of respect
    • I am positive
    • I'm independent and strong
    • I love life

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    Fluorite

    Fluorite

    Healing properties, spiritual properties, Fluorite stone benefits and powers, Fluorite meaning and uses explained.

    Fluorite can be found in China, Brazil, India and Madagascar. It can give you the energy to become more motivated and have the ability to achieve your goals in life. Fluorite will strengthen your teeth and bones, and ease throat problems.

    Eye

    Appearance

    Purple, blue, green, yellow or pink

    Birthday cake

    Birthstone

    This is not a traditional birthstone

    Healing properties of Fluorite

    Fluorite can assist with the healing of many conditions.

    Emotional:

    • Anxiety
    • Clear thinking
    • Communication
    • Confidence
    • Confusion
    • Decision making
    • Focus & Concentration
    • Motivation
    • Negative energy from relationships
    • Nightmares
    • Self-esteem
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Stress
    • Tension

    Physical symptoms:

    • Arthritis
    • Bloating
    • Constipation
    • Digestive problems
    • Dizziness
    • Fungal infections
    • Ganglia
    • Gout
    • Hypertension
    • Insomnia
    • Mobility problems
    • Osteoporosis
    • Rheumatism
    • Shingles
    • Spinal injuries
    • Strengthens bones & teeth
    • Stomach pains
    • Throat problems
    • Tiredness & Fatigue
    • Vertigo
    • Weight gain
    • Weight loss



    Spiritual properties of Fluorite

    The Fluorite will surround you spiritually to let your mind go without being disturbed. If you are learning to meditate then it will help you clear your mind of any ‘chatter’ making it easier to let go.

    Fluorite will help promote psychic wholeness and spiritual development. It also a wonderful crystal for aura cleansing.

    How to use Fluorite

    • 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.
    • Hold them while meditating or sit quietly and take some nice deep breaths.
    • Place your crystal underneath your pillow while you sleep.
    • Have your crystal with you on your desk while you work.

    For peaceful dreams place a Fluorite under your pillow to rid of nightmares and bad dreams. It will heal while you sleep and promote a better night sleep.

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    How to cleanse Fluorite

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

    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.

    How to re-energise Fluorite

    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.

    Programing your Fluorite crystal

    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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    Amethyst

    Amethyst

    Healing properties, spiritual properties, Amethyst stone benefits and powers, Amethyst meaning and uses explained.

    Known as the sobriety stone, the Amethyst is a good all-rounder. The Amethyst brings peace, calm, and inner strength. A beautiful stone that will aid restful sleep and sweet dreams. Amethysts can work with you to help any depression that has built up in the past, heal sadness and grief. It will gently dissolve anger, fear and anxiety.

    Eye

    Appearance

    Varies from light purple to deep purple, often appear as stripes.

    Birthday cake

    Birthstone

    February

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    Healing properties of Amethyst

    Amethyst can assist with the healing of many conditions.

    Emotional:

    • Addictions
    • Anger
    • Anxiety
    • Clarify your thoughts
    • Depression
    • Stress
    • Feeling overwhelmed
    • Grief
    • Homesickness
    • Money issues
    • Nightmares
    • Protection when travelling
    • Psychic attacks

    Physical symptoms:

    • Arthritis
    • Circulatory system issues
    • Fatigue
    • Fertility issues
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Headaches & Migraines
    • Immune system deficiencies
    • Insomnia
    • Pain relief
    • Tinnitus



    Spiritual properties of Amethyst

    Amethyst is excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. It can also be used to open one's channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience, clairvoyance. It's great at opening your communication with the angels.

    How to use Amethyst

    • 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. If you have a large Amethyst place it beside you while you meditate so that the energy can aid your relaxation.
    • For headache release, place the Amethyst on the forehead, temples or base of the neck if a headache radiates from that point.
    • Place your crystal on your desk while you work to help you think clearly.
    • Place your Amethyst beside your bed to help with restful sleep, insomnia and peaceful dreams.
    • Wear your Amethyst throughout the day for protection and keeping your energy close. Wearing an Amethyst will also assist you in overcoming addictive habits such as smoking, drinking or drug addictions. Wear your crystal with a pendant, bracelet or pop them in your pocket.

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    How to cleanse Amethyst

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

    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.

    How to re-energise Amethyst

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

    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.

    NOTE Sunlight can cause Amethyst to fade.

    Programing your Amethyst crystal

    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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