The crown chakra is located on the crown of the head and is associated with divine wisdom, spiritual awareness, connection to your Higher Self and enlightenment.
When in balance you have faith in a Higher Power, believe that you are divinely guided and protected and can put things into perspective. You feel happy and are comfortable expressing your own form of spirituality. You may also experience claircognizance knowing, without knowing how you know.
When out of balance you may have difficulty with finishing things, constantly seek validation from others, feel that your life is without meaning or sense of purpose, spacey, ungrounded, indecisive, alienated, confused, cut off from spirituality, fear opening up to your Higher Self or a Higher Power. You may feel disassociated from or unattached to your physical body.
On a physical level you may have chronic exhaustion, headaches, migraines, insomnia, depression, learning disabilities or problems with perception.
Some questions to consider and perhaps journal about
Do you feel disconnected from your higher Self?
Do you feel or know you have a purpose in life and are fulfilling it?
Do you live by your spiritual truths?
Are you rigid in your thoughts and beliefs?
Do you meditate? When?
Do you feel that you have to give up money to be true to your spiritual path?
Do you often neglect others in favour of connecting to a Higher Power, angels, ascended masters or guides?
15 essential oils that can help with crown chakra issues
Crown chakra issues that relate to intuition and spirituality can be addressed with the help of essential oils.
The oils can be used in various ways including inhalation, bathing, anointing, massage and as perfumes.
Angelica (Angelica archangelica) helps you connect with the angelic realm and your spiritual purpose.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) raises your vibration and helps you change your reality by accepting new thoughts and concepts.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) shines the light of hope when you visit your shadow side and experience a dark night of the soul.
Black spruce (Picea mariana) clears energetic blockages and renews your sense of purpose, motivation and inspiration. She encourages forgiveness, self-acceptance and setting healthy boundaries.
Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) brings a sense of spiritual certainty and gives you the strength and courage to express your truth.
Chamomile German (Matricaria recutita) allows you to let go of old ideas and beliefs so you can be open to your intuitive guidance and inner wisdom.
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) stimulates your intuition and dream world without disconnecting you from your body.
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) helps to unearth the fears that block change and your spiritual growth while giving you the inner strength to continue on your chosen path.
Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) calms, centres and stills your mind and helps awaken your soul’s purpose.
Juniper berry (Juniperus communis) helps break up blockages and strengthens your spiritual will encouraging you to speak your truth.
Lavender (Lavendula officinalis) helps open, align and expand the heart and crown chakras simultaneously promoting spiritual growth.
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) strengthens the link between your crown and base chakras helping to keep you grounded while being inspired.
Myrtle (Myrtus communis) reminds you that we are all connected and embraced by Divine love. She also strengthens your deep inner wisdom.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) renews enthusiasm and improves self-confidence helping you to remember your own true path.
Sandalwood (Santalum album) calms your mental chatter allowing you to access your Higher Self, gain clarity and a sense of inner peace.
Make your own crown chakra anointing blend
Choose 1-3 essential oils for a total of 3 drops and add to 10 mls of cold pressed vegetable oil.
Either sit or lie down. Take a couple of deep even breaths. Anoint your crown with a few drops of the blend in a clockwise direction with your fingertips. Use your intention to open, balance, heal and then close the chakra. Continue your slow deep breathing allowing the oils to do their work and when you feel ready open your eyes. Note down anything you felt or any thoughts that came to you.
15 crystals that may be used to balance the crown chakra
Choose one or two to work with. These may be used directly on the crown chakra, carried in the pocket, worn as jewellery or used as an essence or spray.
Alexandrite helps you learn to trust your intuition and guidance while opening your heart to Divine love.
Amegreen is a combination of purple and green amethyst and white quartz that brings all the chakras into alignment while enhancing psychic ability and keeping you heart centred.
Ametrine assists in connecting you with your Divine guidance and taking action based on that guidance.
Celestite enhances your inner vision and intuition as well as your ability to connect with the angelic realm.
Charoite stimulates your intuitive and psychic abilities and helps you recognize and overcome resistance to your sacred path.
Clear calcite helps you release energetic blockages that are impeding your connection with the Divine and releasing the past.
Elestial quartz helps you uncover the deeper aspects of yourself and strengthens your connection with Divine wisdom and knowledge.
Herkimer diamonds help you communicate with the angelic realm, are useful for dream work and can increase your psychic ability.
Moonstone increases psychic awareness and intuition helping you to become attuned to your guides and their guidance. It is also a useful stone for past life work.
Prasiolite also known as green amethyst opens the crown and third eye chakras and helps you express your spiritual ideals in your everyday life.
Purple chalcedony helps protect you from the negative psychic impressions you may pick up from people or your environment.
Selenite clears etheric blockages, opens and activates the third eye, stimulates your intuition and ability to communicate with your spirit guides and the angelic realm.
Seraphinite assists you in communicating with the angelic realm and brings healing to your body, mind and spirit.
Suglite activates your inner vision, heart and mind so you can find or remember your spiritual passion.
Tanzanite aligns your heart and mind allowing you to share spiritual information from a heart centred perspective.
Accessing Your Inner Guidance Aromatic Affirmation: I am able to access and trust my inner guidance.