how to open your crown chakra

The crown chakra is your 7th chakra and is located just above your head (about an inch). It is associated with the color white, but can also be associated with the rainbow spectrum (as white is made up of all the other color wavelengths).

The crown chakra is your connection to the universal or collective consciousness and when it is open and working correctly, it functions as a direct line to information downloads, particularly our psychic senses.

When it is blocked, you may feel as if your higher consciousness is blocked, you may experience endocrine imbalances (imbalances in your hormones), and you may also experience low mood or trouble feeling energetically connected. You may also feel pessimistic or cynical, or spending too much time in your own head and obsessing over the past.

When it is open, you are more easily able to perceive universal source, information, enlightenment, higher self, higher levels of consciousness, set aside ego, and be present in each moment. You can also experience spiritual growth more effectively.

Here are some tips for promoting an open and balanced crown chakra:

  1. Reduce your material possessions. You can do this by cleaning out and getting rid of excess stuff around your home, closet, and storage that you do not need or use. Donate things to charities for those who need goods. Keep your space and life tidy and uncluttered. Detach from the sense of needing to have material possessions as status or symbols.
  2. Visualize connecting to celestial energy through your crown chakra. Picture it glowing white or violet and radiating branches, rays, or other extension upwards. Visualize it connecting with the universal energy and sending/receiving love and peace. The more you work on this visualization, the stronger this connection will be.
  3. Essential oils like frankincense and sandalwood can be applied to the top of the head to stimulate the crown chakra before or during meditation or visualization practices.
  4. Crystals like clear quartz, amethyst, kyanite, or moonstone can be used to meditate with. A tip I learned from someone working in energy healing is to place a crystal on top of your head (where your crown chakra is) and to hold a pendulum over the the crystal and chakra. The pendulum will begin to cleanse the blockage from the chakra. You may need to repeat this several times to fully clear a stagnant or blocked chakra. This also works for other blocked chakras, by the way.

Once you begin to feel the crown chakra is open or less blocked, regular meditation and visualization can keep it balanced. Cleansing your chakras on a regular basis is usually a good practice, especially if you are sensitive to energies, do energy work of any kind, or engage in regular spiritual practice.

magickal properties of serpentine

Serpentine is a dark or olive green (but can also be various shades of brown) mineral with black veins that make it look like snake skin, or reptile skin or scales. Some specimens of serpentine are mistaken for jade, as it can look similar, particularly if it does not contain much or any black.

If you’re interested in using serpentine in your magickal or spiritual practice, here are some ways you can work with it:

Correspondences of Serpentine

This stone is associated mainly with the element earth, but could also be air. Due to its deep beautiful green, however, it is more closely associated with earth. It is also referred to as ‘new jade’.

For that reason, it is an excellent stone for grounding before, during, or after meditation or energy work.

This mineral is also associated with Kundalini energy and can be used during meditative exercises to awaken or work on opening and balancing the chakras, as well as leaving you open to spiritual downloads from higher self or the collective.

Here are some other associations of serpentine:

  • meditation
  • spiritual insight
  • chakra clearing
  • crown chakra opening
  • memory of past lives
  • opening to understanding of faerie realm
  • physical healing
  • adjusting/accepting change
  • healing emotional trauma
  • prosperity and finances
  • a stone for healers
  • to assist environmentalists
  • longevity
  • aura insulation against harmful energy
  • healing the heart, including heart chakra

7 crystals for connecting with your higher self

you can think of your higher self as the self that exists outside of just your conscious thought. its your spirit and its connection to the greater spiritual energetic consciousness that connects all things in the universe.

your higher self is that part of your spirit that has the ability to tap into the divine consciousness, psychic abilities, and higher magicks.

many people also associate this with your crown chakra, but also to the other chakras ‘above the head’ referred to as our soul star, spirit, universal, galactic, and divine/source chakras.

these chakras, starting with the soul star, are part of us, yet also located ‘outside’ of our physical body, if you can picture that. each one of them provides a higher level of spiritual connectedness and spiritual energy force to which we can tap into.

you may already be accessing these if you are doing a lot of work communicating with spirits and spirit guides, or psychically accessing the spirit.

before attempting to access these higher chakras, its important that your lower chakras are cleared of imbalance, psychic debris, unresolved feelings of anger, hurt, trauma (physical and emotional), and limiting self-thoughts and behaviors.

you cannot open and access higher chakras with lower chakras that are blocked or imbalanced, so it is important to work on those first, before building and raising your spiritual energy and vibrations to work with the higher chakras.

but lets say you feel like you’re there and ready for next steps. here are some crystals that are especially powerful for working with the higher chakras of your spiritual self:

blue apatite

blue apatite is said to have deep cleansing properties of the aura and the psychic body. its especially useful for developing or tapping into the psychic and paranormal realms.

amethyst

this is a really great all around crystal for opening the crown chakra, which you can kind of think of as the gateway to the higher chakras.

kyanite

this is a really high vibe crystal that works to activate and align all chakras starting with the third eye and up. typically white kyanite is the best option, but other colors such as indigo may also be very powerful for higher chakras.

clear quartz

you are probably saturated with reason why clear quartz is awesome, so here’s another one. clear quartz vibes really well with the soul star chakra, just about your crown chakra, as well as all of your other lower as well as higher ones.

selenite

another crystal with white light or high vibes which works excellent to activate and open the higher self chakras, selenite is also powerful with the crown chakra.

white topaz

this crystal is excellent at clearing energetic pathways throughout the body, to prepare for opening higher chakras.

labradorite

labradorite crystals work well with the third eye and crown chakras, and facilitate a connection between our physical and spiritual selves, but also our spiritual selves and the astral plane.

so, from all of the above, you’ve got quite a few options if you’re ready to take that next step into spiritual ascension. its important to know that some of these higher chakras can open gateways into the spiritual realm that may allow in entities you don’t want, so please always seek professional guidance when attempting to communicate with those higher levels of spirit and consciousness.

a (self) love spell

ugh, babes, how many of you are spending all this time at home, isolating, introspecting, and picking yourselves apart?

a little self-honesty is important, for sure, but there’s a fine line between being honest with ourselves and being horrible to ourselves, right?

i’m usually totally fine with who i am, where i am, what i look like, how i feel, and where i’m going…99% of the time. but lately, i’ve been having trouble resisting the pull of self-criticism and internally imposed limitations. maybe just all this time i can’t spend doing other things or maybe that particularly rough mercury retrograde, or who knows.

so i created this spell to use with my love spell oil and i have to be honest. i cried this morning repeating this to myself, admitting all the years i wasn’t very nice to myself and said terrible things to myself because, well, that’s what we’re taught as young girls all through life…you’re never good enough.

but i am good enough. you are good enough and we are good enough.

what you will need:

  • a crystal(s) of choice (i used rose quartz and smoky quartz)
  • an oil or blend of oils of choice; i blend special spell oils, but a simple rose essential oil in a carrier base such as almond or jojoba will do the trick nicely if you have nothing else on hand
  • a quiet place

dab the oil on your chest, arms, forehead or any other area you want to focus. simply anointing yourself just over your heart is enough. do not rub the oil in yet, let it run as it will over your skin while you repeat the following, as many times as you feel you need:

“i see me now

in present form

and recognize

how my words have harmed

from this point

i look upon me with loving eyes

all past doubt

and self-hate dies

i am glowing, beautiful

from crown to toes

through my veins

only this love flows”

as you recite this, picture a glowing orb, whatever color represents healing and love to you, beginning from the crystals you hold and radiating into your hands, then flowing up your arms, into your heart, and downward throughout your torso, hips, reaching your legs, knees, and finally your feet. as it does this, it also flows upward through your chest, neck and head, covering your crown. you are glowing with this love.

hold this sensation for several deep breaths and forgive your past harsh words. look at yourself through your third eye and see how beautiful you really are. y0u are a gift.

feel free to open yourself, let emotions out, purge them if you need to. now is the time to let them go. the full moon this week should be a time of growth and anything holding you back does not serve you anymore.

once you feel you are finished and your words have indicated your intent, rub the oil into your skin, taking deep breaths in and out. this is the new you. love this version of you unconditionally.

which crystals are best to meditate with?

If you’re newish to the world of magick and metaphysical subjects, you’ve still likely run across at least a few articles or posts about crystals and their various uses.

I prefer to use them to meditate, as I find they really enhance the experience and, when used correctly, can create an exceptional amount of energy and improve focus.

That being said, are all crystals equal in that statement, and, if not, are there any that are better or more effective?

Why are you meditating?

Answer this question before asking which crystals are best for meditating. Here are some common reasons people meditate with crystals:

  • self growth/introspection
  • health promotion
  • contact with the spirit world
  • contact with a spiritual guide
  • visualization of goals, wants, needs, etc
  • stress management
  • divination

Depending on your reason, you may want to choose a crystal that has properties that align better with your intended outcome or purpose.

Crystals and their properties

As a general rule, I find that crystals that align well with the third eye chakra are always a good choice, no matter what you’re meditating for. These crystals are usually going to produce some powerful experiences, as the third eye is like a gateway to that deeper consciousness

Crystals that align with the third eye chakra:

  • fluorite
  • clear quartz
  • amethyst
  • moonstone
  • kyanite
  • black obsidian

I had a particularly strong and vivid session a few weeks back with a nice chunk of raw fluorite, but I have also had some great results from quartz and smoky quartz, as well, so experiment with what works best for you and your purposes

Crystals for clairvoyance

If your purpose is to enhance your ability to see clearly things that may come or have not yet happened, crystals that are known to enhance clairvoyant tendencies or talents include:

  • amethyst
  • labradorite
  • fluorite
  • quartz
  • lapis lazuli

Crystals for contacting or communicating with spirits/spiritual guides

  • selenite – excellent at promoting intuitive dreams and aura cleansing
  • amethyst – great for protection during spirit communication, as well as balancing the third eye and crown chakras
  • charoite – aids in enhancing your channeling abilities and intuitive interpretation of messages
  • clear quartz – powerful for intuition and connecting with spirit guides
  • shattuckite – esp good for connecting with ancestors or specific spirits of lost loved ones

Crystals for visualization

You may find that you lack direction or a clear purpose sometimes and meditation with certain crystals can aid you in finding which path you should be pursuing right now, or perhaps shed light on what your heart truly desires.

  • green tourmaline – to help you let go of inhibitions; also for visualizing success and financial matters
  • clear quartz – a sound choice for any subject of visualization, if you just aren’t sure what to focus on
  • rose quartz – specifically if you’re unsure of your love life or its trajectory
  • citrine – specifically for financial matters and matters of prosperity
  • amethyst – for enhancing or stimulating your intuitive senses, which you should be listening to right now
  • Azurite – to clear your mind of clutter and distraction, so that you can focus on what matters to you
  • obsidian – to help you explore not so much where to go, but what/who/where you should be letting go of

Hopefully that gives you some options to get started (or maybe now you have way too many choices and need to meditate in order to figure out what to meditate about?)

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