How to Achieve Personal Growth Through Focus on the Crown Chakra
The seventh chakra, occupied with matters of higher consciousness & self-transcendence, factors greatly into how we become the people we want to be.
Have you ever wondered how to connect to what some people call a “higher power?” It’s not as hard as it sounds. People of faith the world over believe they do so every time they pray to their god or gods.
But make no mistake, the idea of being linked to a force greater than this world isn’t reserved for people belonging to one creed or another. In fact, you can work to achieve the same sort of bond those people seek by focusing on the development of your crown chakra.
If you happen to have stumbled on this article before the others in the series and have no idea what those last two words meant, don’t worry, we just have to do a quick recap.
Along your back, starting at the lowest part of your body other than your legs, going all the way to the top of your head, there are seven spiritual energy centers known as chakras. In that order, they’re called the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras.
Each one is special in the sense that they have distinct responsibility over aspects of our lives like survival, sexuality, communication, and intuition. While ignoring disharmony can even put a dent in your best days, making equally good care of the balance of each can make life a dream.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the series up to this point, and we’re excited to give you special insight & tips on the final chakra, known as the crown chakra, to wrap everything up.
The Crown Chakra
As we mentioned before, the crown chakra rests at the very top of every person’s head. As far as the physical systems that it has connections to, it supervises the skull, the pineal gland, and the space between the two hemispheres of the brain.
It’s represented by a lotus flower with a thousand, and sometimes endless, petals, and is connected to golden light & white as far as colors go.
As discussed earlier as well, the purpose of this chakra is to serve as the connection between ourselves and a collective higher consciousness. The goal is to become completely linked with the communion of life, with less of a concern on the physical realm.
How do you know when you’ve balanced the crown chakra, you ask? Well, for starters, your ego will have been shown the door a long time ago. If there’s anything that truly gets in the way of our connection to a plane greater than ourselves, it’s thinking the world revolves around us.
In this same vein, you’ll receive satisfaction from your inner peace rather than worldly pleasures, and you’ll be comfortable spending long periods of time focused on what lies beyond physical confines, especially in a state of silent meditation.
So when do we know if ours is off balance? Well, unless you’re an especially enlightened individual (in which case I’m not sure why you’re reading this), it’s most likely off in one of two ways.
Anyone who has little concern about how things connect outside of themselves, preferring to stay focused on their physical possessions and surroundings, is starved in this regard. The same goes for those convinced they’re superior to their peers & enemies alike.
When overactivated, the person in question has no problem at all connecting to the spiritual realm, so much so that they feel content to stay engaged in that mode of thought while ignoring their physical needs like nourishment & sleep, which is unhealthy for obvious reasons
What induces imbalance most of all, though, is imbalance in any of the other chakras. Given that the others have their main opportunity to develop earlier in life than the crown, having yet to achieve balance in any of them can quickly lead to a proportional disharmony in the seventh.
We know that some of you might have been aware of the basics already, but a refresher is exactly what’s needed when you begin to think about the chakras in relation to personal growth.
Personal Growth Through Focus on the Crown Chakra
By the time your Crown Chakra begins its true development, which is believed to be around the age of 43, you’ll probably have quite a bit of life experience under your belt. Heck, you might’ve even had some personal growth on your way to that point, but there’s always room to climb.
Your challenge here is to defy conventional wisdom & teach yourself some new tricks, specifically ones that allow you to further understand the spiritual forces that bring all living creatures together.
If you manage to figure out how to get it fully developed (let us know when you do), you’ll have reached the peak of self-development, but there are still benefits to be had before reaching that ideal point.
People who routinely practice their faith of choice are a prime example of this. Even though they stumble at times, they understand they have to continue to grow due to their connection with a higher power, a force that connects all & is greater than all as well.
Through this effort, in many cases, believers are able to find a deeper peace than they’d be able to experience if they considered themselves confined strictly to the Earth.
Again, you can choose to take an spiritual angle rather than a religious one, and you’ll be able to find equal levels of harmony.
By bringing yourself to consider the connected nature of life, you’re far more likely to be driven towards making positive contributions to the lives of those around you.
Balancing the Crown Chakra
To bring this chakra to order, your first priority is meditation, and a lot of it.
It takes countless hours of consideration & reflection to begin to understand the spiritual connections between us, and that’s exactly how much time you’ll have to contemplate before you find full balance & development.
You’ll also be well served by keeping the space around you clean, so as to clear your mind in turn, and seek our knowledge to help you understand more of the world. The latter makes quite a bit of sense; if you don’t know the world, how will you know what lies beyond it?
You can also volunteer, since it allows you to connect with your fellow humans in need, and practice removing your ego from being considered in certain situations.
There are many more methods that experts suggest, but start with those for now.
Thank you so much to everyone who has read through this series. We hope you enjoyed learning from it as much as we enjoyed writing it, and we hope you check back with us for more informative content in the future.