By Lori Lines
The seventh chakra, the crown chakra, is centered at the widest spot of the fontanelle that you had as a baby. Associated with the pituitary gland, the seventh is your instrument of direct communication with the Divine. This communication stimulates your evolution toward at-one-ment is mostly temporary. However, it grows more and more lasting as your seventh chakra becomes open, clear and active. Your consciousness becomes such that you comprehend the variety and complexity as well as the connectedness of all things. You are in wakeful contact with each plane of your existence, and have the integrity and courage to deeply examine each of your inner worlds. Your personality is also very strong, yet gentle. You're able to manage earthly elements and to flow with forces beyond our earth, yet you do so with ample kindness for humanity. Meanwhile you maintain a rather detached perspective on yourself and your many little ways. At the time of your death you remain totally aware, knowing that you are dying and going ahead with it anyhow.
The evolved consciousness of an open crown chakra, together with good function and balance in the other major centers, may be called self-realization. Self-realization does not come about unless all the chakras are equally active. One may have a wide-open seventh, but rarely will one be able to take responsibility for mundane tasks. There are others who may be creative geniuses, whose seventh, sixth, and fifth are their only fully functional chakras and who consequently require someone else to look after them and care for their earthly needs. Kind of likened to the "absent minded professor."
When the seventh chakra is closed up, you create or perpetuate a condition of limited growth. In some cultures, men and women alike wear head coverings that tend to restrict seventh-chakra activity and curtail personal unfolding. To keep on living a limited life is the most severe form of inner dishonesty and delusion. For many people the only experience of access to the Source occurs at the moment of death.
A closed seventh leads both to a fear of dying and a fear of enjoying life. The delusion takes hold that if you really enjoy life, you're bound to lose it. So you cling to the closed attitude that "life is suffering, and then you die." This delusion can be likened to someone with a victim mentality.
Few of us are clear in the seventh chakra. For some of us, it's enough merely to be aware of the fact that we have a seventh chakra. To take the first steps toward opening and using the seventh calls for great courage and dedication, because there's no turning back. Once you begin the process, you'll never again be content with devoting yourself to conventional, mundane goals for their own sake. No degree of wealth or status or worldly achievement will give you a sense of fulfillment, unless you can manage this while realizing your seventh-chakra perceptions and priorities.
It's far preferable to open the seventh very gradually, by the natural means of meditation, prayer, essential oils, and the use of crystals. As you do so, meanness and selfish ambition melts away. You'll find it increasingly difficult to act "unconsciously" or "with diminished capacity," above all toward another person. This doesn't mean that you refrain from anger and other strong emotions. It means you are able to use anger appropriately and constructively as a tool for self-defense or for sparking another person's higher self.
When you start living your life according to seventh-chakra consciousness, you enter into the realm of unconditional love - within yourself and with other sentient beings. Unconditional love is the greatest power in the Universe. It burns negative karma and can enable you to do ten years' worth of growing in a fraction of that time.
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Author Lori Lines
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