What Everybody Ought To Know About Spirituality And Chakras…

What Everybody Ought To Know About Spirituality And Chakras

Do you think of yourself as mainly a physical being, a body, which has a soul? Or as a spiritual being, a soul, which has a body?

Many people are quite disconnected from the spiritual, soulful aspect of human existence these days – perhaps you never actually think about it, or ‘believe’ in it. The soul is often thought of as existence on a higher plane that is totally separate to how we live our lives here on planet earth. Our relationship with this Spiritual aspect of life is associated with the 7th Chakra, otherwise known as the Crown chakra.

Most people are aware that we have 7 main energy centers in the body. These energy centers operate on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Different systems call the energy centers different names, but almost all traditional systems of medicine recognize these energy centers as well as other minor energy centers, and energy pathways. In my practice, I refer to the energy centers as the Chakras – which comes from the Indian tradition. Many energy healers work with the Chakras.

Chakras are areas where the body is very open to receiving energy, from all sources. When a chakra becomes imbalanced the flow of energy into it is depleted or even prevented, and the chakra may also ‘leak’ energy. Each chakra governs and works with specific areas of physical, mental and emotional well-being. The color-vibration of the Crown chakra is white, but it is often depicted as lavender just because this is easier visually. This chakra fully develops in later life, usually the 60s and 70s.

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Spirit level

If you find it difficult to conceptualize yourself as a spiritual being, or this is an area of your life that you would like to work on, it may help to understand that if you have an imbalance in your 7th Chakra you may experience the following kinds of conditions in your physical and emotional body:

  • acute or dulled sense of pain
  • neurological issues
  • numbness
  • having the looks and/or energy of someone much older or younger than you are
  • sensitivity to surroundings
  • abnormal day/ night patterns
  • headache or migraine
  • pineal gland issues

Balance occurs on a spectrum, and at the other end of the scale, you may be someone who is really obsessed with the spiritual life, perhaps to the point of ignoring what is happening in the physical world! In either case, working towards a greater level of balance will be good for your overall well-being.

Soul connection

When we can see ourselves as spiritual beings this gives us great access to the concept that we are all the same, a sense of connection with all other human beings. Indeed all living beings in the universe can be seen for their soul existence and we can identify with animals, plants and even ‘inanimate’ objects such as crystals and Mother Earth herself as fellow spirits on a physical journey!

If you have a very strong sense of connection with and responsibility for the planet and everything on it, your 7th Chakra may be overactive. If most other people would see you as lacking in spirituality and larger insensitive to communal and global existence then your Crown is probably underactive. As well as being very sensitive to other beings around them, someone with an overactive crown chakra can have a heightened awareness of their surroundings, especially in regards to potential toxins in the air, water, food. These people can become obsessed with detoxification processes including fasting.

Sacred spirit

Feeling extremely connected to everything and everyone else can leave you highly sensitive to how all other beings are, and especially concerned with the spiritual well-being of others. If this is you, your Crown is probably overactive. However, on the other hand, if you are purely concerned with the physical world and what is going on here, and you don’t even really believe in the ‘soul’ this energy center may be underactive for you.

Pure purpose

Our 7th Chakra has a lot to do with our sense of the meaning and the purpose of our lives. If you tend to think that everything happens to provide you with spiritual learning and you have a deep calling for what to do with your life – which may be detached from your worldly reality – you may be overactive in this energy center. However, if you live everything purely on the physical level – always doing and rarely reflecting – especially without consideration for deeper meanings, your Crown may be underactive. If this is the case it is unlikely that you practice meditation or prayer, both things that overactive types can be extremely devoted to.

Balancing body and soul



If it sounds like your 7th Chakra may be out of balance, in either direction, then you might like to use the Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing approach to bring balance back for yourself!

Food

  • Doing intermittent fasting can be a great way to give the body time to cleanse and detoxify itself. Leave a minimum of 12 hours of food-free time overnight.
  • Avoid food-like substances that are difficult for the body to process and create build-ups of toxic waste in the body, such as artificial additives of all types.
  • Where possible eat organic foods, especially those that are highly susceptible to chemical residues. If cost is a barrier consider changing the top 3 food items that you consume to the organic version. Check out my blog on clean eating (on my website) for further information.
  • Mindfully express gratitude for your food before you begin eating.

Movement

  • Physical activity in nature
  • High-intensity physical activity can help to take you out of your body.
  • Yoga is a great way to connect the body with the spirit and emotions.

Sleep

  • Prioritize regular sleep patterns
  • Accessing good quantities of deep sleep is essential for detoxification of the body to occur.
  • Utilize exposure to daylight appropriately to balance melatonin production

Being

  • Meditation – Prioritize meditation. Start small and the key is to practice.
  • Affirmations – I am one with my higher self and the universe. I am grateful for the support the universe provides me. I live fully and completely in my body mind and spirit
  • Detox your thoughts and emotions as well as your body
  • Energy healing

Surroundings

  • Being in nature, especially in the sun
  • Avoiding toxins in your surroundings; use salt lamps and beeswax candles (as well as essential oils and crystals) to help detoxify your environment
  • Use equipment to neutralize Electro Magnetic Frequencies
  • Wear the color white

Crystals

  • Diamond – spiritual evolution, life purpose, brain health
  • Sapphire – balances physical and spiritual, spiritual truth, meditation
  • Clear Quartz – master healer, energizer

Essential oils

For overactivity:

  • Geranium brings about connection when feeling disassociated
  • Lemon increases rationality in place of bewilderment
  • Yarrow helps you move towards balance when you are being unrealistic
  • Purify, PastTense and Affirm blends from DoTerra

For underactivity:

  • Geranium brings about connection when feeling disassociated
  • Peppermint moves you towards your purpose when you lack focus
  • Tea tree will help you move from intolerance to empathy
  • Neroli brings about trust in Divine Will when making choices
  • Black Pepper will help you go from denial to acknowledgment
  • Purify, PastTense and Affirm blends from DoTerra

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Arwen Bardsley is a holistic health professional who delves into the broader and deeper levels of health and wellbeing. She…

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