Crown Chakra – Sahasrara – Seventh Chakra
The Crown chakra is the seventh chakra, which is located at the top of the head or crown. The gift of the Sahasrara is experiencing unity and a selfless realization that everything and everyone is connected at a fundamental level and that there is a cosmic order to it all. The Crown chakra moves us beyond limitations of the ego, time and space. It is the portal to enlightenment.
The energy of this chakra allows us to experience mystical oneness with nature, animals, people, places, as well as with infinite intelligence. It is the crown chakra that is most activated when we experience those moments of extreme clarity, psychic hits, channeling and being in “the zone.”
There is no intellectual knowing at the level of seventh chakra. It’s more of a mindful and heartfelt awareness. It is here where you sense inspiration, serenity, joy, guidance and deep peace. It’s where you experience a profound knowing that there exists a deeper meaning to life and that there is an underlying order for all existence.
According to Tantric philosophy, the seventh chakra is both a receiver and giver of energy and consciousness. It receives universal energy to sustain life and it gives back personal energy to unite with the collective consciousness.
It is the meeting point between finite (the body and the ego) and infinite (the Universe and soul). It is the place where time and timelessness intersect and where death and eternal life meet.
For eons, mankind has constructed many creative ways to access and enhance the realizations and insights that the Crown chakra provide us, including meditation, prayer, rituals, drugs and alcohol. These vehicles lift the sometimes cumbersome veil of humanity to temporarily bring us closer to that divine connection we all crave.
When we realize that everything is interconnected and that we are part of the larger scheme of life, we begin to live with gratitude, faith and trust, rather than with fear and anxiety. We are guided by a higher power, spiritual impulses and we feel divine guidance from within and all around us. Activating our Crown chakra by focusing on beauty, for example, feels wonderfully euphoric and can be achieved frequently with a mindful practice.
The challenge of this chakra is to liberate the spirit and be receptive to divine wisdom, while simultaneously remain grounded in our humanity. This is the cosmic dance of our human condition. We will experience moments of pure joy, ecstasy, enlightenment and total clarity. It will ebb and it will flow. Enjoy the ride!
Crown Chakra at a glance:
- Sanskrit name: Sahasrara
- Element: No element
- Color: Violet or white
- Petals of the lotus: One thousand
- Seed sound: Ah
- Vowel sound: Ngngng
- Rights: To know and to learn
- Endocrine gland: Pineal gland
- Physical association: Central nervous system, cerebral cortex
- Psychological function: Awareness, understanding
- Identity: Universal identity
- Developmental stage: Throughout life
- Challenge: Attachment
- Plane: Truth, reality
- Planets: Uranus
- Deity: The guru within
- Mythological Animal: Eagle
- Tarot: High Priestess, Swords
Crown Chakra Affirmations
- I am part of the Divine
- I honor the Divine within me
- I seek to understand and to learn from my life experiences
- I cherish my spirit
- I seek experiences that nourish my spirit
- I listen to the wisdom of Universe
- I trust my intuition
- I am open to letting go of my attachments
- I live in the present moment
- I am grateful for all the goodness in my life
- I love and accept myself
- I know that all is well in my world
- I am connected with the wisdom of the Universe
- My life moves with grace
- I am at peace
- I am receptive to inspiration
Essential Oils for the Crown Chakra
- Anise Seed
- Palo Santo
Exercises to open and strengthen the Crown Chakra
- Being in nature
- Sex, intimacy
- Listening to good music
Foods for a healthy Crown Chakra
- Indigo or dark bluish colored foods, such as blueberries, eggplant, plums
- Strong herbs and spices that excite the senses, such as ginger, chili peppers, rosemary, lavender
- Caffeine and dark chocolate
- Beverages, such as red wines, grape juice, and herbal teas, like mint, star anise, eyebright, gotu kola, mugwort and lavender
As your soul awakens, your creativity stirs. Suddenly, the artist in you requires, even demands, expression. As a divine being, you are a natural creator, and your greatest work of art is your life.
What’s on your canvas?
No matter where you are in your life now, I can help you create change that your spirit craves and achieve your heart’s greatest desires. With my psychic insight and arsenal of spiritual tools, I will help you remember why you’re here and empower you to become the magnificent co-creator that you are. You literally can be, do and have whatever you want. What is trying to emerge in you?
Topics you can explore with me:
- New ways to reignite your passions to re-discover what it is you love
- How to recognize and transcend your obstacles
- How to get clear about your vision for your life
- How to align your environment to support your vision
- How to heal yourself physically and emotionally
- What universal, spiritual laws are and how to leverage them
- How to connect with your spiritual guidance system for support
- Psychic tools and technologies that help you create and maintain what you want
What do you want?
This is the most powerful question you will ever ask yourself. If you don’t know, you will continue to live a life of ambiguity, mediocrity and confusion. We live in a responsive universe that is always giving us what it is we are focused upon, whether consciously or unconsciously. Being clear on your desires is step number one! It’s time to understand that your desires are the calling of your soul. Are you listening?
Perhaps you’d like to:
- Add more adventure to your life
- Increase your financial prosperity
- Attract your ideal romantic partner
- Move somewhere new
- Improve your health or reach your ideal weight
- Make a major purchase – car or home
- Launch a new business
- Heal from a past relationship or empty next
- Write a book (and publish it!)
- Land your perfect job
- Heal your body from dis-ease
- Reinvent yourself
- Create or finish an inspired project
- Know daily peace and clarity
- Expand your psychic gifts
What will you manifest?
With my guidance and direction, you will gain tremendous clarity about yourself. You will also begin to see your issues or obstacles differently and learn to appreciate them. You will learn powerful psychic tools and practical processes to bring forth your greatest desires and sustain them.
The tools you will learn are timeless, repeatable and irrefutably effective.
I will gently nudge you out of your comfort zone and into your awesome zone! I am here to encourage and support your spiritual expansion and divine expression. There is only one YOU and you are here for a reason. It’s time for you to SHINE.
What to expect with Soul Coaching:
- To create momentum and consistency, we will meet once a week (4-week minimum commitment) by phone, Hangouts or Skype.
- You will be given personalized coaching assignments to complete each week on your own time.
- You will have access to me via email, text and phone for continued support and accountability during our time together.
Your Self Investment
REGULAR PRICE: $500 for 4-weeks
SALE PRICE: $400 for 4-weeks
Soul Coaching sessions are 1 hour each week and done by phone, Skype or Google Hangouts.
Summer Sale is for 1 week only & ends August 9th. Purchase your 4-week package now and use it any time during this year (2017). May be purchased as a gift for a loved-one.
Prepare to amaze yourself! You can do this.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” -Marianne Williamson
Call me with your questions: 562-458-3677
Date: Thursday, August 17
Time: 7 PM
Place: Charlene’s Pacific Grove office
RSVP: Monterey Psychic Living Meetup
One of the greatest psychic tools I consistently use is the Life Visioning process created by Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of Agape International Spiritual Center and my favorite living spiritual teacher.
Life Visioning is a process used to access information about your spiritual evolution and expansion. During this process, you will learn about the stages of spiritual growth and then participate in a Life Visioning meditation, where you can capture the glimpse of what’s unfolding in your life and then consciously help it come into fruition.
This is a meditation in mindfullness of what’s coming – a peek into your future higher self. You will discover what is emerging in you and what you need to do to allow it to come forward.
We will be sitting and laying on the carpeted floor, so please bring a mat, pillow and/blanket for your comfort. The more comfortable you are, the deeper you will go!
Water and tea will be available. Dress comfortably. Plenty of parking is available. Donations are welcome.
Date: Thursday, August 10
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: 170 17th Street in Pacific Grove, CA 93950
As I embrace my authentic self – western roots, American mindset and all, I have developed a meditation practice that suits me perfectly and I’d love to share it with you!
We will not become swamis, gurus, devotees, sit in lotus position for hours, or change our names to Sanskrit (unless you really want to)! What we will do is learn how to quiet our minds and then DIRECT our thoughts to affect specific outcomes, making our sacred time spent useful and efficient.
Living a psychic lifestyle begins with clarity of mind, body and spirit. Creative Meditation will give you just that and then some! Infusing meditation, visualization, channeling other people, telepathy and law of attraction – yields a pro-active, progressive means to health, wellness and achievement in whatever areas you choose to focus on.
This is a practice that truly helps you energetically be the change, so that you can attract the changes you want. It all starts with you.
During this Meetup, you will:
- Learn methods to instantly quiet your mind and calm your body
- Explore the power of Creative Meditation
- Discuss various Creative Meditations that I’ve developed
- Practice Creative Meditation
This is unlike any meditation you’ve experienced – one that I’m sure you’ll LOVE and include in your daily spiritual practice.
Tea and water are available. Please bring a blanket or mat for sitting. Parking is plentiful.
Please RSVP at Monterey Psychic Living Meetup
Curious about your past lives? Would you like to gain some insight on an issue you chronically struggle with? Then come join us for a group past life regression guided meditation!
With Past Life Regression, you can understand why certain life patterns exist and you will be able to free yourself from old belief systems, habits, limiting behaviors, fears and physical issues that are having a negative influence on you in this life.
This method can also effectively answer questions that you may have, such as your life purpose, karmic cycles, health concerns, relationship connections and emotional issues.
Date: Thursday, August 3
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Charlene’s Pacific Grove Office
During this Meetup you will:
- Explore what Past Life Regression is and how it can be helpful to you
- Participate in a Past Life Regression guided meditation
- Share your experiences and insights with the group if you like
- Receive insights/hits from Charlene
- The guided meditation is the work of Brian Weiss and facilitated by Charlene.
Water and tea will be available. You will be lying on the carpeted floor. Feel free to bring a light blanket, yoga mat or pillow for the meditation, which takes about 30 minutes, followed by group discussion.
Plenty of parking available. Please RSVP on Monterey Psychic Living Meetup.
Questions? Call me! 562-458-3677
Third Eye Chakra – Ajna – Sixth Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra transcends space, time and the five physical senses. It provides us with insight, revelation and access to Truth. It is located in the brain, at the brow, above the base of the nose.
The gift of this chakra is seeing – both inner and outer worlds. Our Third Eye chakra is the seat of our imagination, intuition and claircognizance, or “clear knowing.” The energy of this chakra allows us to experience clarity of thought, a certain knowingness, as well as gifts of spiritual contemplation, mindfulness and self-reflection.
Through the gift of seeing, we can read the energy of people, places and things and gather psychic information about them. Words can be deceiving, but energy never lies and it is always telling of itself.
The energy of Ajna allows us to access our inner guidance that comes from the depths of our being. It allows us to cut through illusion and to access deeper truths – to see beyond the mind, the visible and words.
The way of the third eye is seeing everything as it is from a point of witness or observer, or from simply being mindful – moment by moment. It means examining self-limiting ideas and developing wisdom that comes from a perspective that transcends the duality of good or bad, black or white.
It means seeing and helping others to see the deeper meanings of the situations in their lives. A developed Third Eye allows the empath to become a powerful healer, as they become versed in the power of observation, more so than emotional reaction.
People with heightened Third Eye chakras are natural manifestors. They strengthen this chakra through meditation, contemplation and visualization. The imagination is the incubator for all things manifested. Dreams and desires first have to be seen in the mind’s eye before coming into physical form.
The sixth chakra is holistic in nature. When this chakra is fully activated, both hemispheres of the brain function in synchrony. The right hemisphere’s creativity and abstract thinking is integrated and balanced with left hemisphere’s logical and analytical thinking.
The Third Eye is not only the seat of wisdom, but also a seat of conscience. This is where you not only see what is going on, but you also know what it means. This is where you receive psychic hits, clarity, a-ha insights.
When your third eye is open, you not only see, but you also understand. This makes for living a more graceful life – full of comfort, clarity and much less fear.
Third Eye Chakra at a glance:
- Sanskrit name: Ajna
- Element: Light
- Color: Indigo
- Shape: Five pointed star
- Petals of the lotus: Two
- Seed sound: Aum (Om)
- Vowel sound: Mmmm
- Rights: To see
- Endocrine gland: Pineal gland
- Physical association: Eyes, base of skull, brow
- Psychological function: Intuition, imagination
- Identity: Archetypal identity
- Developmental stage: Adolescence
- Challenge: Illusion
- Plane: Plane of austerity, home of the blessed
- Planets: Saturn, moon
- Tarot: Swords
Third Eye Chakra Affirmations
I am in touch with my inner guidance.
I listen to my deepest wisdom.
I nurture and use my memory daily.
I seek to understand and to learn from my life experiences.
I am wise, intuitive, and connected with my inner guide.
I trust my intuition and move accordingly.
I activate and use my imagination daily.
I forgive the past and learn what was there for me to learn.
I love and accept myself.
I know that all is well in my world.
I am connected with the wisdom of the universe.
I am open to inspiration and bliss.
My life moves effortlessly.
I am at peace.
Essential Oils for the Third Eye Chakra
- Angelica Root
- Clary Sage
Exercises to open and strengthen the Third Eye Chakra
- People Watching
- Observing your surroundings
Foods for a healthy Third Eye Chakra
- Cacao: dark chocolate helps with mental clarity and causes the body to release serotonin (the feel good hormone). The flavonoids in cacao have been shown to improve blood flow to the brain and the magnesium in cacao helps to relieve stress and promotes relaxation.
- Purple foods: grapes, blackberries, blueberries, eggplants, purple kale, purple cabbage and purple sweet potatoes.
- Omega 3-rich foods: salmon, sardines, walnuts, flaxseeds and chia seeds all contain high levels of Omega 3’s which are perfect for boosting brain power and balancing the third-eye chakra.
In my line of work, directing the mind is paramount. It is part of my daily routine and has been since I was a child. I love spending time in my head… imagining, daydreaming, pretending. As I became an adult, it took on another name, “meditation.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einsten
I’m all about quieting the mind, so we can hear the sound of our own spirit and the guidance that is available to us. I’ve been meditating my entire life, but I do it a little bit differently than the mainstream Eastern way.
Since I am an American girl living in a Western world, I find it difficult and even wasteful trying to clear my mind completely. I really do believe it is an impossible task that ends up being a source of frustration and failure to many people. I’ve seen many attempt meditation, only to quit because of this impossibility.
Quiet the mind – yes! Empty the mind – not necessarily! Direct the mind – absolutely!
We live in a noisy world and many people are plagued with an untamed and unconscious thought life. They suffer from restless mind syndrome. Since we are the creators of our realities via our thoughts, it is essential we get a grip on them, direct them and create a reality we want with them.
“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” – Albert Einstein
Most people are running on default. They think thoughts that have been given them by their cultures, families, the media and society at large. They run primarily on what they think they should do, not necessarily on what they are called to do. As a result, they create lives that are unfulfilling and sometimes stifling. This leads to all kinds of pain, illness and disease… more about that later.
My solution to this and what I teach my clients daily is what I call “Imagination Meditation” or “Imagitation,” for short. It translates to “exciting (agitating) the imagination.” The imagination is the incubator for all things to come into reality. Mike Dooley says it best, “Thoughts become things.” Nothing can come into our reality until we first see or think about it. The imagination is the playground of our intuition. It is an unlimited space where anything is possible. It is where our divinity is, where our connection to Source Energy is… it’s where guidance and information is.
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein
Imagitation is meditation in action. It is the proactive, creative process of imagining or visualizing an intention or desire into reality. It is free; it is fun; and it is remarkably effective! I have many imagitations that I do and teach. I suppose we can call those “guided imagitations.” A lot of the time, I imagitate on a current situation that needs a solution, and most of the time I imagitate on my expansion… what’s next for me, what my new desires are, since we are ever-evolving works of art.
I typically imagitate in a sitting position, just like traditional meditation, so that I am not interrupted or distracted. Then, I choose my agenda. (Yes, so Western of me!) What’s my goal? Do I want to feel better? Improve my mood? Get guidance about improving my business, love life or physical health? Do I want insight as to how I can best help my children? There is no limit to the questions you can ask or guidance that you can seek. None.
My go-to imagitation for when I’m feeling out of sorts, grumpy or negative is my Gratitude Imagitation. It goes something like this. I’ll catch myself spiraling with negative or judgmental thoughts. I’m quick to catch myself only because I practice mindfulness a lot! I’ll give myself a time-out and say, “Girl, you need to sit and be grateful.”
I’ll park myself on my sofa, cross-legged and eyes closed. I take a few deep, cleansing breaths to center myself and begin the process of imagining things that I am grateful for. Sometimes I begin with the sofa I’m sitting on because I’m too cranky and need to start simple. Then I’ll imagine and thank the people who made the sofa and imagine where the cloth and wood came from and become grateful for the genius of people who put these things together to invent furniture. Then I think of the forests and textiles and how nature provides these tools and resources for us and what a creative, benevolent creator the Universe or God is to be such an amazing artist…
In directing my mind, I follow the breadcrumbs that I’m guided to. Soon, I’m feeling better. I’ve forgotten what originally upset me, I’ve escalated my vibration, improved my mood and I have come back to center. If I need to forgive myself or anybody else, I do so in the privacy of my mind. I then close with a simple mantra, such as, “All of my needs are met. I am grateful. Thank you.”
Not only is this process good for me, but it’s beneficial to everyone around me. Now that my energy is cleared and I’m grounded, I’m not a toxic influence to those in my sphere. That is important to me. I’m very aware of my energetic hygiene and do my best to keep it clean, so that I am a beneficial presence on the planet. Like Dr. Phil says, “You’re either contributing or contaminating…” That’s one point I do agree with Dr. Phil about=)
I’ll be rolling out my Guided Imagitations over the next few weeks. My next one has to do with calling a high-powered committee meeting. I hope you find them helpful! Leave me a comment about your meditation practice or if you have a situation that needs healing or resolution. I’d love to create an Imagitation just for you!
I wrote this article on July 29, 2010. I thought it was worth a re-post. Enjoy this timeless throw-back about the universal law of reciprocity. xoCharlene
There is tremendous power in giving. Great world leaders, high achievers and extremely successful business people have always been the greatest givers. Napoleon Hill said, “I will induce others to serve me because of my willingness to serve others.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “One cannot sincerely help another without helping themselves.”
I am in constant awe of the Divine Universal Laws that play in the backgrounds of our lives. Even though these laws are always consistent, their beauty and magic continue to surprise me. The Law of Reciprocity is one such law.
When we give, we are opening a channel, creating a new energy that can be shared, forwarded, circulated and re-purposed over and over again. In giving, we are creating. And I believe our ultimate purpose for being is to create.
When I refer to giving, I’m not necessarily talking about money. I’m talking about giving of our time, attention, energy, assistance and kindness. All of these things are free and we have an unlimited supply of these things, so why not give them away? When you give, it is then that you receive and not sooner.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not advocating giving to get, but I will say that getting is impossible without first giving… it is Universal Law. I am advocating giving to give for the sheer joy of it. In doing so, you’re creating positive energy on so many levels. On one level, your gift is helping the receiver, and on another level, you are raising your own vibration, which not only benefits you, but benefits everyone around you.
I’ve put this to the test. I love walking at my neighborhood park. There’s a running path around the perimeter of the park and it is usually populated with people morning, noon and night. I’m a friendly and outgoing person by nature and I smile at people as we cross paths. Not everybody smiles back, but most people do and when they do, I feel a surge of energy, and I am certain they do too. I would also venture to guess that they will have a smile to give to the next person they see.
Think about how good it feels when you receive something. Just yesterday I was shopping with my son for a cell phone memory card. While in the electronics department, we could not find one, so we asked one of the clerks. He couldn’t find what we were looking for, so he called over two other clerks. Together, these young men were determined to get us what we wanted. Their customer service was impeccable. Not only did my son walk away with a memory card in hand, but even more importantly, I walked away feeling loved and honored that these young men were passionate about serving us. They didn’t get a bonus or reward for their outstanding efforts, but I could feel their joy and sense of satisfaction in a job well done.
To live an excellent life, we must be excellent givers. Giving truly makes the world go round. Look for an opportunity to give today and notice how good it makes you feel to give freely. Please share your moments of giving and/or receiving kindness. Spread that goodness around!