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For each of us, it is possible to rise above the worries and confusion of daily life and have a sense of peace, harmony, unconditional love, and even bliss. It is possible to feel unity with all things, including one's "higher power."
Highest of the seven chakras, the it is located at the top of the head. Called Sahasrara in Sanskrit, it governs spirituality, pure consciousness, transcendence, and unity with the divine.
Clearing your crown chakra can help you fully connect to the Divine power, however you interpret that. Read on to learn five ways that you can clear and cultivate this key energy center. But first:
The seventh chakra is an avenue to higher states of consciousness. As we develop it, we become increasingly aware of consciousness itself--the eternal part of us that is beyond ego, thought, feeling, and body. This brings more harmony and peace to our lives.
When fully awakened, the crown chakra is said to confer unity-consciousness--the supra-mental understanding that separateness from anything, including God, is an illusion. The fully developed seventh chakra unifies us with the Divine Source, as well as everything else in the universe. This is said to be unimaginably blissful.
The more connected we are to our spiritual source, the more harmonious our life can be. Many nagging issues may just drop away; answers to deep questions and problems seem near-by. We know our spiritual purpose, our reason for incarnation. We feel unconditional love and radiate it back out to others. We are truly liberated, and can live a life of great clarity, meaning, and value.
Awakening of this chakra is said to be the last step in the evolution of human consciousness.
A person with a highly developed seventh chakra is usually widely recognized as an an advanced or enlightened spiritual master or teacher.
5 Ways to Cultivate Your Crown Chakra
So you'd like a greater sense of meaning and purpose, more harmony and inner peace, a stronger connection to all-that-is? Here are five ideas for developing your seventh chakra:
Just make your purpose clear, perform the activity mindfully, and as you're doing it, occasionally take a moment to silently affirm that your actions are creating your intention. Using any of the activities above in conjunction with an affirmation is especially effective.
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