Have you ever noticed that people who feel deeply connected to their spirituality seem more optimistic and at peace with the happenings in their lives? You may be familiar with the attitude: everything happens for a reason. This is an attitude of trust towards life and the universe. Our fundamental belief systems shape our experience of reality. Practicing a connection with your higher self will lead to a trust in divine timing and the perception of challenges in life as lessons. Tuning into higher consciousness is said to occur both physically and energetically in the crown chakra.
To take you one step back, in case you are new to the word chakra, it is an energy point in our central body energy system.
What are chakras?
The chakras are subtle energy centers that are aligned with the Central channel of the Kunḍalinī system. There are seven main Kundalini chakras that are distributed along the Central channel. They provide subtle-energy to the functions of the body organs, mind and intellect. However, they are primarily associated with the subtle body of a person. Their names, in descending order from upwards to below, are as follows:
The top chakra is known as Sahaswara or the crown chakra. Sahaswara is our source of enlightenment and spiritual connection to our higher selves, to every being on the planet, and ultimately the divine energy that creates everything in the universe. The basic issues of your crown chakra are wisdom, intuitive knowing, spiritual development, and a universal higher consciousness.
It is through the crown chakra that we may access our deepest belief system about ourselves, life, and our connection to the Divine (or something greater than ourselves). Our core belief systems are shaped by our cultural identity, society as a whole, our gender, and commonly held attitudes. Rather than a limited perspective of our personal story or ego, the crown chakra allows us to take a greater perspective, considering an interdependency with all forms of life.
It is located at the crown of the head – it encompasses the space around your whole head, overlapping energetically over the crown and throat areas. It is above you, behind you, and all the way around, matching up with the auric field of the rest of the chakras below, completing the top of the energy field. The color associated with the crown chakra is violet to white and its element is thought.
The crown chakra is known as the thousand-petaled lotus, where one opens up to total consciousness; a form of awareness, thinking, and perception. You may begin looking at yourself from a soul perspective, tuning into your spirit helpers and guides, and being lead through life by something bigger, or divine guidance and timing.
People who tune into their crown chakra start to experience intuitive insights, “downloads,” or higher knowing. You may soften “black & white,” rigid ideas to a more balanced and open “grey” set of ideals that no one way is correct, but instead that many different forms of perception coexist.
Crown Chakra Blockages
If you dont feel inspired by life, are feeling disconnected, or closed off, the crown chakra is likely blocked. The crown chakra is all about spirit and divine inspiration, and when its energies are flowing freely, you feel a natural alignment with the happenings of life.
Crown Chakra Crystals
Lepidolite assists you in dealing with the issues that arise in life, creating a space to help you manage life’s stresses and stay centered in the process. Lepidolite collects and absorbs negative energies around us and creates beneficial negative ions.
Amethyst is an essential stone for anyone on a spiritual path who is looking to open their intuitive and healing capabilities. It is associated with the crown chakra. It is commonly known as a protective stone, particularly when dealing with spiritual and psychic protection.
Clear quartz can be used for any spiritual pursuit including enhancing psychic abilities, communicating with spirit guides or other beings, channeling, dissolving karma, manifestation, healing, recalling past lives, astral travel and expansion of consciousness just to name a few.
Petalite is a popular spiritual stone as it is often referred to as “the stone of the angels”. It not only furthers one’s communication with the angels, it facilitates communication with ancient civilizations, spirit guides and animal totems. It has a deep connection to the spirit realm and using it will advance your personal connection to the spirit realm allowing you to be more “spiritual”. It activates the higher mind and allows the advancement of your consciousness in a gentle way.
Basically, before we were born, each of us set an intention for our life. All of us have a purpose, and connecting with our Higher Self can help us lead us to that purpose… and lead the most joyful life possible!
How to Know You are Connected to Your Higher Self
Because your HS is the spiritual YOU, when you are tuned into to it, you will feel:
An inner peace, calm, and understanding.
• Trusting (even when going through a difficult time, like an audit or caring for a sick loved one).
• Sensitive to signs the Universe is sending (symbols, numbers, etc).
• Intuitive (think: ‘gut feelings’ or strong feelings about people and/or situations).
• Tuned into to your higher purpose or goal in life (and less likely to get caught up in the little things).
• Spiritually Healthy
How to Know You’re Not Connected
We can never disconnect with our true self (after all, it IS a part of us), but we can feel distant from it sometimes.
Think of it like this:
Being connected to your soul is like driving your car on 4 brand new tires! When you’re feeling “not so connected”, it’s like driving on bald tires – sure, you can still get from point A to B, but the ride is definitely not as smooth or fun!
You’ll know you need to work on connecting with your Inner Being when you feel:
• Chronically worried or anxious.
• Pent-up anger or resentment.
• Stuck on past situations.
• Caught up in the little things and unable to see the bigger picture.
• Constantly distracted.
• Generally *off* and disconnected.
Although you are always connected to your Higher Self, there are ways to strengthen your alignment and make your connection clearer and more focused. Your Higher Self is within you, and you have the power to keep your point of contact with the Divine open and flowing. Here are some steps to take:
1. Remember who you are. You are a child of the Divine and have the power to create your world with love, happiness, and inspiration. No need to waste precious attention on fear and doubt.
2. Use your intuition. You have a channel of communication always available. Be open to the messages of Spirit. Use meditation to quiet your mind. Ask for what you need to know and be ready to receive. Invite the Divine to enter your life each day.
3. Make sure you feel good. Use healing practices to clear anything that might be blocking your connection to your Higher Self. When joy and gratitude and creative energy fill your heart, that is, when you feel good, your alignment with Spirit is healthy and strong.
When you are called upon to be your best self, during the holidays and every day, your Higher Self is always with you, waiting to guide and empower you with the spark of the Divine. Drawing from within, you will have all the energy you need to meet the world with love and grace.
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