Beneath the Crown
We often look at the Chakra system as a direct line up to source, up to the Crown. This is the way of many teachings that span over thousands of years. Energetically, and particularly in Western teaching of the Chakra system, we see our Chakras, ascending through the rainbow colour spectrum as a vertical line. We then reach the Crown Chakra which within the 7 Chakra system is the only one that is not fixed within the physical body’s energy system.
It is at the Crown where we find ourselves in communion with the divine. Where we reach a state of bliss and higher awareness of life and universal love. In thinking of this energy centre, it brings images of yogis beneath trees in deep meditation, free of all worldly possessions and attachments. Enlightened beings, revered for their higher states of consciousness and the wisdom they brought to humanity here on Earth. Not many people chose this life. It was not something easily attained. Activating the Crown Chakra was not a one time job that you could fit into your lunch break and come back down from again before starting the next shift! It was a calling, a soul purpose and would take the dedication of a lifetime.
Fast forward to where we are now, in a millenium of amazing technology where we are on a quest to access everything as quickly as possible, including enlightenment. For some, it is a calling or a gift, for others a hobby, and for many an exploration into healing and discovering ourselves on a deep level.
It is said that if there is an imbalance in the Crown Chakra, any manner of physical and emotional disease can occur. Problems with the Central Nervous system, severe depression, neurological disorders, thyroid problems, and I could go on and on because absolutely anything is up for grabs when we are looking at the Crown Chakra.
I believe that our lives in the Western world do not allow us to access the Crown Chakra in a way that is healthy for our spiritual practice and physical needs. We always have something to do, a job to attend to, children to look after, a home to keep. Our environments are busy and polluted. Technological advancements over the past 50 years have led to us having homes full of the latest electrical gadgets and this in turn means that even outside of our homes, the roads and our communities are full of technology that makes our personal items such as phones, function at optimum level. Our ways of being and all the devices that we have to communicate with each other, bring us greater knowledge. Information that was once inaccessible is now at the edge of our fingertips. Yet this is a ‘double-edged sword’ as this same ground breaking technology can create misalignment and disconnection from ourselves and others.
As the world changes so to have our Chakra systems. As the world has changed, so to have the people seeking to embody ancient ways of being into their lives. The demographic and landscape that we live in, here in the Western world, are completely juxtaposed with what the ideal conditions for healthy activation and maintenance of the Crown Chakra should be.
Why is it in the Western World that we believe we can achieve, in a minimal amount of time, what the ancient yogis, in nature and often in solitude, took a lifetime to achieve? Why do we believe that we can work quickly up to the Crown Chakra and achieve the same results? It is quite often, our egotistical belief system that has us wanting a quick fix and direct line to spirit. It is likely that this connection then causes us to be hampered with illness.
It is at this point that we can reach healing/spiritual crisis. We made the journey up to the sacred Crown Chakra, we were allowed in. We got a taste for how amazing and blissful it feels up there and then realised that there is actually a price to pay for being there. It will be the hardest choice you ever make but there is no wrong decision. Do you leave everything behind to dedicate the rest of your lifetime to learning the teachings of the Crown Chakra? Or is your life set up in a way that you cannot do so? Do you have a family? Do you want to leave your human connections behind?
‘For two years I battled with this. In working with activating and balancing my Chakras, I activated my Crown. I then received the call, the call from Spirit. The call from the Divine. I had already lost so much, it was as if I was being prepared for this moment. My worldly possessions had left me bit by bit and often through force. In all areas of my life, my relationships had broken down. If I am being completely honest, all I really had left was my children and a suitcase of clothes. A day did not go by over those two years without me going between answering the call and committing myself to the journey of the Crown, out on a secluded mountain in a remote part of the world, or staying where I was and being a mother. The Crown Chakra wants you to commit to it. And it is so truly blissful and so beautiful and you can not imagine a better feeling, but, and it’s a big but, you have to be willing to let go of absolutely everything and that includes the children you gave birth to, and the dog that you absolutely love and your beautiful vegetable patch at the back of the garden, and your desire or need for human connections.’
Once we are able to recognise the dedication that the Crown Chakra calls for and also make a decision on whether we follow this path or not we then enter a new phase of awakening.
If we choose to stay with the life we are accustomed to, the life where we have responsibilities that cannot be left, it is possible that life we will then come crashing down from the Crown Chakra. It is likely that we could then spend a lifetime seeking out the bliss we experienced, getting little pockets of it yet never quite feeling satisfied. Having a feeling that something is missing, that we may be on the wrong path.
Yet there is no wrong path. If anything, there is lack of information and guidance. Energetically and spiritually we and the planet are evolving and transcending so rapidly that we are often discovering new concepts, modalities and ways of being as we hurtle along.
The amazing thing is that the journey to
the Crown Chakra brings us so many gifts. One of which is the activation of many more Chakras that were always there yet laying dormant until we were ready to work with them. These newly awakened Chakras, which expand the regular Chakra system we have been working with, enables us to access Chakras which align us with our divine life purpose here on Earth. They bring us into alignment with our expanding consciousness while keeping us present and functioning with the higher light frequencies we are encountering, along with enabling us to live in this busy world of the new millenium. These Chakras bring codes designed to unlock our divine birthright of abundance and love. These codes guide us to step into our power knowing that we can create Heaven here on Earth, without having to completely walk away from all that we hold dear to our lives. These emerging Chakras propel us on our ascension journey, in a much healthier way that assimilates with the the world we live in today, and not the one from thousands of years ago. Yet it also allows us to flow in resonance to the worlds of times gone by, being able to relate and embody the ancient teachings of the ancestors. Through this we gain an even greater understanding to living a life aligned with our highest good and are able to step into the role of co-creator with the universe. It is through this activation and alignment that we are then able to draw in our soul family and create more meaningful, deeper connections with people, the Earth and Divine Source.
The 12 Chakra system that has been written and spoken about in length recently is not the system I am currently working with. This system takes us beyond the Crown Chakra. What I am working with is a 12 Chakra system, but one that takes us Beneath the Crown. It’s a system that isn’t linear, it doesn’t take a straight vertical line up to source. It takes us on a spiritual journey through our energetic system that goes up, down, round the corner and back up again! Pretty much emulating the obstacles, lessons and highs that life can bring us.