Updated: May 22, 2019
The seventh chakra is the Crown chakra or the Sahasrara chakra. This is enlightenment and pure awareness. It is symbolized by a thousand petal lotus. The crown chakra is located at the crown or top of the head. Mentally it is associated with thought, awareness, wisdom and consciousness. Physically this chakra governs our pineal gland, muscular system, upper brain and right eye.
Thought is the element here. You have a basic right to know and to learn. Many of the issues one might encounter if the sahasrara chakra is blocked or closed include: challenges of belief systems, unembraced divinity, doubt about a higher power, unclear vision, or seperated spiritual union. The clear purpose here is understanding and orientation around self- knowledge.
Others have experienced disconnection from their body due to possible experiences of spiritual abuse, invalidation of one's beliefs, forced religiosity, early exposure to misinformation or lies, demands for blind obedience - no right to question or think for yourself. When deficiency is noted here it can lead to learning difficulties, apathy, or rigid belief systems. Excess here might manifest in over-intellectualization or spiritual addiction. When we are balanced, we might demonstrate characteristics like a proper ability to perceive, analyze, and assimilate information, we also can feel deep levels of spiritual connectedness, heightened but healthy intelligence, thoughtfulness devoid of selfishness, and aware of our internal wisdom with a broad understanding of the interconnectedness of the world around us.
If this chakra's challenges have landed for you, the work that needs to be accomplished here is: meditation, continued learning and examination of belief systems, development of your inner witness and work with your higher power. In this chakra, if you are embracing excess, reestablish physical and emotional connection to oneself and if you are in deficiency, reestablish a spiritual connection to oneself.
Selenite is a beautiful gem to use on your crown as you meditate here. Other great gems to use here are kyanite, amethyst or clear quartz.