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?