“Visualize a violet skullcap sitting on top of your head. Expand the form of the cap and intensify the color. Feel the healing quality of violet surround you like a protective cloak against pain, discomfort, and suffering. As you begin to feel the energy of this color, take a deep breath to inhale its healing properties. Begin to reflect on your breath. As you breathe in, call in the joy that you deserve. As you breathe out exhale what is old, tired, and stale in your life. Keep this up for a few minutes. Reflect on all the joyful things around you: the stars at night, the moon in her beauty, the sun in its spendor. Know how healing the rain can be as it turns the leaves green. Feel the air around you, see the faces of people whom you love and enjoy. Keep your breathing focused on letting this joy into your life and releasing any negative influences. As you open your higher center, take a moment to give thanks for your life.” (Ambika Wauters, The Book of Chakras, p. 106)
What we learn from the Seventh Chakra:
We have arrived at the top. This energy center helps us to focus on unification of the Higher Self with the human personality. We recognize the Pure Light within us that is never born and never dies.. It is the center of healing, peace and love. It is where one goes to know oneself, in all of your splendor.
Crystals: Amethyst; alexandrite; purple flourite; rock crystal
Shape: Round skullcap
Glands/Organs: Pineal (known to affect sleep via secretion of melatonin); cerebral cortex; central nervous system; right eye
Functions: Vitalizes the upper brain (cerebrum)
Musical note: B
Element: Thought; will; cosmic energy
Aspect: Spiritual understanding
Essential oils: Violet, lavendar, lotus
Astrological association: Aquarius
What stimulates the Crown Chakra?:
- Write down your visions and creative ideas.
- Focus on your dreams.
- Have a peaceful dinner filled with violet food and drink, (i.e. eggplant and grape juice!).
- Wear violet gemstones and clothing.
- Use violet essential oils.
For the purple joy of it:
For the purple peace of it: