The crown chakra is located at the crown of the head. This is the energy center of knowing, intellect, thinking, learning, and teaching. The crown charka is the connection to cosmic consciousness, or the Divine.
People who had authoritarian parents and/or experienced religious abuse have blocked crown chakras. Their hearts, sacral and solar plexus chakras may be blocked as well if they find themselves shutting down rather than expressing their thoughts and emotions about what they truly believe. Further, a blocked root chakra may be a factor because this is the space of safety and family.
Escapism and is a sign of a blocked crown chakra. Over-thinking is another sign of a crown chakra imbalance. Activities like binge watching television shows, spending long hours on social media, or other distractions go along with this.
- Learn something new, like a language or skill.
- Teach what you are passionate about.
- Find a community that is reflective of your interests.
- Break a rule (that does not harm yourself or others).
Journal about how you felt doing the activities. How long did it take you to unplug from the distraction and act? At any point did you stop and wonder if you were doing the activity correctly? Whose voice was criticizing you? How did you correct this behavior, if at all?
Think about the moment you felt that your parent was wrong about something and they did not listen to your input. Do you two still disagree? Do you find yourself acting out in any way as an adult? How does this feel in your body?
The third eye, or ajna, is located between the eyebrows. The third eye controls dreams, visions, insight, and the physical manifestation of emotions and thoughts.
You manifest your heart’s desires faster when you visualize, affirm and connect an emotion to it. This activity connects your sacral, throat and third eye chakras. Try it to see how fast you get what you want.
- Daydream about your heart’s desires.
- Draw, paint, or look at art.
- Spend time in nature.
The third eye is how you consume beauty. It is also how you create it. Journal about thoughts and emotions you had when you daydreamed. What did you find yourself correcting to manifest the daydream?
Record your dreams. Draw the symbols (animals, plants, colors, locations) and emotions you may have felt in the dream. If you lucid dream, notice your thoughts and emotions. Change the situation to something more pleasant, or use the lucid dream to manifest something.
Listening and speaking are connected to the throat chakra. Located at the center of the neck, the throat chakra is the area of verbal communication.
Healing the throat chakra also heals the heart and solar plexus because of the location of the lungs and diaphragm. Notice how you may admire people who communicate from a place of love and confidence. This is true for writers, singers and public speakers.
- Read aloud.
- Chant mantras.
- Listen to music. Notice the different instruments, rhythms, and/or singers.
- Spend ten minutes in complete silence. No speaking either.
Compare the activities. Journal about your thoughts and feelings associated with the silent one versus the ones with sound. Which was easier to experience? What were the difficulties with the other? Did you notice a difference in your patience or confidence?
The heart chakra is the center of love, compassion and forgiveness. Compassion is taking action to heal suffering; forgiveness is not taking on burdens. The heart chakra is located at the heart; minor chakras are in the palms of the hand. There are different types of love: self, love of family, friends, and strangers. All is unconditional when giving and receiving. People with a healthy heart chakra love themselves completely first.
- Make self-care a priority.
- Smile and say hello to strangers.
- Play with pets.
- Make something with your hands.
People feel guilty taking care of their needs first. Is this an issue for you? Who taught you to put yourself second, why do you believe this to be your narrative? What would your life look like if you put your wellbeing first? Who or what falls away in this scenario?
Become aware of your life as you heal your heart chakra. What emotional, mental, spiritual and physical changes did you experience? Would you go back to the way it was when you were second in line for your own love?
The solar plexus chakra holds the power to act. Located at the bottom of your sternum, the solar plexus is masculine energy like courage and confidence. It is also the energy center of joy.
When your sacral and solar plexus chakras are healed, you act with on your emotions with confidence. This is the energy needed to share your creative pursuits, move outside your comfort zone, and live your truth.
- Spend an entire day doing what you love.
- Do something you’ve been putting on the back burner. And complete it!
Fear is the imbalance associated with the solar plexus when it’s imbalanced. People delay their heart’s desires because they fear there will be no support for it.
Journal about the following:
- What does it mean to live your joy?
- How did it feel to spend the day happy doing what you love?
- Your fears. Give it texture: what does it look and feel like to have the fear, who is associated with the fear and why, when did the fear begin? Was it a fear that came from you for from an outside source?
- What is the emotion or thought preventing you from acting on an emotion or project?