What is the nature of your experience?By Linda Emslie on 20 August 2018
At some point along your chakra development journey you start to get an inkling that there’s “more to life than this”. As you work towards mastery of the self-development lessons housed in each energy centre you get an appreciation that you are more than your physical body, and that the world around you is much more intricate and interconnected than you may have realized as a young child.
And at some point, along that pathway the realization of Consciousness kicks in. That there could perhaps be some over-arching plan to all this and that we are on a constant learning curve that aims to expand awareness.
But whose awareness? And why?
In the Crown Chakra we step into the realm of Consciousness, into the home of intelligence and the never-ending quest for answers. It is in this place that our beliefs, our programming and our very self-awareness come under the spotlight.
Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? If God made the Universe who made God? What is God? Is God real? If not God, then what?
At the culmination of our spiritual development pathway we reach the point where the very nature of Consciousness itself is questioned. If I am more than me, then who is experiencing this life I live? What is it for? What is this awareness being experienced and why?
A process which culminates in unity, Cosmic Consciousness – I AM.
You are probably familiar with the saying “energy flows where intention goes”. In the realm of consciousness, reality is created where attention is focused. It’s interesting isn’t it, that as more and more of us become aware, start to wake up to the idea of Consciousness, interconnectedness – we are one – the more frenetic the pace of our world gets with so many distractions! How can you focus your attention for more than 2 minutes on anything?
The Hindu name for the Crown Chakra is Sahasrara, which means “thousand-fold”. The colours associated with this Chakra are violet or white – the top end of the visible light spectrum. The activity often associated with the search for enlightenment, and by default the Crown Chakra, is meditation. And this is the best remedy for distraction and teaching yourself to focus and pay attention.
There are many different types of meditation available so, try different approaches to see what works for you.
Just a word on enlightenment, or unity. You may be tempted to think that once enlightenment is achieved you’ll live in a state of constant bliss, untouched by the cares of the world. In actual fact, the reality is more likely a continued existence in the mundane punctuated by moments of transcendental bliss.
What is the purpose of Consciousness, after all but the pursuit of experience, the quest for awareness the ongoing questioning of the state of existence. To do this we must remain connected to our body, be in our body, experience in our body. On attaining Unity, we become the divine, embodied in humanity. We are both human and divine, simultaneously. For our purpose to be achieved divinity wants to experience consciousness through our physical form.
Physical signs of imbalance in the Crown Chakra may show up as dysfunction in the:
- Pineal gland
- Cranial bones
- Cranial nerves
- The nervous system
- The brain
Disease states such as the following can also indicate Crown Chakra imbalance:
- Depression, anxiety, insomnia
- Brain tumours
- Learning disabilities
- Chronic exhaustion
Here are 4 steps you can take to maintain the health and vitality of your Crown Chakra
- Develop an acceptance of the possibility that there is more to our world and our existence than is currently understood by modern science.
- Opening your own beliefs to examination by self is another powerful action to take.
- Support step 1 and step 2 with regular meditation.
- Actively maintain connection with your body and invite conscious experience into your every day.