The Crown Chakra, or Sahasrara, balances the inner and outer self, and serves as the connection to our Higher Self. The Crown Chakra is situated at the top of the head, and it is the channel through which we receive Divine wisdom and our sense of purpose. Divine guidance flowing through the Sahasrara is our intuitive knowing, ability to live in the Now, our sense of inspiration and devotion, our values, ethics, selflessness, and humanitarianism. The wisdom within in the Sahasrara includes your connection to the Divine, your ability to integrate your whole Self, and your knowledge of the Divine, your life’s purpose, and connection to your past lives. An imbalance in the Crown Chakra may be felt as loss of identity or meaning, a lack of purpose and mental instability.

The Crown Chakra's color is a deep, rich purple, with a secondary color of pure white, or crystalline clear. The Sahasrara is connected to the Ketheric Template layer of the aura; the Ketheric template reflects all our past lives, and our goals for this life, as well as our soul plan. The Ketheric Template is made up of fine silvery and golden threads of light, directly connected to God.

Deep purple and blue gemstones and crystals like amethyst, peacock ore and moldavite are perfect for bringing the Crown Chakra into balance, as well as clear crstals and stones, like quartz and diamonds.

Essential oils and flower essences are also beneficial in creating a sense of balance in the Sahasrara. Jasmine, angelica, lotus, sandalwood, frankincense, myrrh, star tulip, benzoin, lavender, neroli, angelica, or St. John's Wort are ones to consider.

Fasting and detoxing are recommended to cleanse and clear the Crown Chakra, as well as smudging and burning incense with herbs such as myrrh, sage, copal, juniper, and frankincense.

Yoga postures such as the simple and meditative Lotus, provide the foundation for Sahasrara meditation, but perhaps the most direct method for balancing the Crown Chakra and re-establishing your connection to the Divine, is with a deeply relaxing, binaural beat, sound healing meditations using Tibetan Singing Bowls tuned to the frequencies of the Sahasrara (a Solfeggio frequency of 963 Hz). Such a sound healing mediation will not only help to balance your Sahasrara, it will also balance your mind and spirit to the resonance of our planet earth.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Jane Ma’ati Smith C.Hyp. Msc.D. studied for her Bachelor of Arts degree at Arizona State University, and received an honorary Doctorate in Metaphysical Science and Spiritual Counseling. She is a graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, and studied with Dr. John Kappas. She is also a Qualified Mental Health Practitioner, a Vibrational Reiki Master and a Sound Energy Healer.