Chakra 6: Light, Archetypal identity, Self-reflection
This chakra is known as the brow chakra or third eye center. It is related to the act of seeing, both physically and intuitively. It opens our psychic faculties and our understanding of archetypal levels. When healthy it allows us to see clearly…seeing the big picture.
Location: between the eyebrows
Age of Resonance: 35-42
Shape: 5-pointed star
Musical note: A
Type of Music: classical
Element: the cosmos
Aspect of Intelligence: control and wisdom
Sensory Experience: mindful knowing/intuition
Essential Oils: camphor, sweet pea, heliotrope
Crystals: sapphire, tanzanite, lapis lazuli
Aspects of the Solar System: the Moon
Astrological Associations: Sagittarius, Pisces
Mythological Animal: hawk
Plant: Almond blossom
Qualities: wisdom, discernment, imagination, intuition, knowledge
Life Issues: to focus your intelligence; to know who and what are for your highest good and greatest joy; to distill wisdom from your life experiences, both good and difficult; to choose life, health, joy and fulfillment in every aspect of your life
Physical activities: yoga, tai chi, qi gong, bates eye exercises
Spiritual Activities: thinking clearly about your life, reading or viewing uplifting and positive books or films, reflection, contemplation, meditation, and creative use of your imagination to visualize the life you say you want.
Positive Archetype: Wise Person or Elder
Negative Archetype: Intellectual
Angelic Presence: The Shekhinah, better known as the feminine face of God
Positive: The Wise Person
Wise people offer the best of their life experience to assist others along the path of life. They encourage spiritual pursuits ands physical adventures as well as guiding us in making optimally wholesome choices for ourselves. Wise people live by universal principles and trusts in a higher source to guide them through the peaks and valleys of life, and with good fortune they assist us in leading ours.
Negative: The Intellectual
This type draws only on information from the limited resources of rational, analytic thinking without incorporating either the emotional or spiritual aspects of life. Intellectuals seldom have a holistic assessment of a situation. Their thinking tends to be dry, lifeless, and without energy. They are limited in their scope because they trust only conventional ideas. The are often judgmental and narrow in their outlook.
Chakra 7: Thought, Universal identity, oriented to self-knowledge
The crown chakra relates to consciousness as pure awareness. It is our connection to the greater world beyond, to a timeless, spaceless place of all-knowing. When developed, this chakra brings us knowledge, wisdom, understanding, spiritual connection, and bliss.
Location: top of the skull
Age of Resonance: 42-49
Shape: round skullcap
Glandular Connection: pineal gland, which secretes melatonin and other hormones known to affect tranquility, sleep, and light sensitivity
Musical Note: B
Type of Music: Indian raga
Element: the Cosmos
Aspect of Intelligence: spiritual understanding
Sensory Experience: bliss
Essential Oils: violet, lavender, lotus, elemi
Crystals: amethyst, alexandrite
Aspect of the Solar System: the Universe
Astrological Association: Aquarius
Mythological Animal: eagle
Plant: lotus flower
Qualities: grace, beauty, serenity, oneness with all that is
Lie Issues: selfless realization of your indelible connection with the greater whole of life; creation of a vital and resilient spiritual context for holding your life experiences
Physical Activity: non– stillness
Spiritual Activities: prayer, meditation, reflection
Positive Archetype: Guru
Negative Archetype: Egotist
Positive: The Guru
Gurus are people who realize who they are. They know that the divine force flows through them and they are identified with that as the substratum of their being, rather than the temporal parts of their life. They let life move through them and take them ever deeper into consciousness itself.
Negative: The Egotist
Egotists are people who think their efforts alone carry them through life. They believe that they are separate from a greater whole of existence and that their striving and effort controls the outcome of their life.
Balancing the Chakras
It requires a few stones, a pendulum, and a healing crystal.
The stones to use for this process include:
Rose quartz—heart chakra
Blue lace agate—throat chakra
The recipient of this charka balancing session needs to recline comfortably. Place a small pillow under their head.
To lay the stones, begin at the feet with a smoky quartz. This is how to facilitate grounding. Otherwise begin at the root chakra, placing the hematite stone, or having the client place the stone, on the pubic bone.
It may be awkward to get a stone to lie in this spot for some. If that is the case—the body, in this position, forms a ‘Y’; place the stone at the base of the ‘v’ formed by the crease of the legs, at the top of the thighs, and at the base of the genital area.
Place the carnelian stone over the sacral chakra, the lower abdomen. In women, this would be where the womb and ovaries are located.
Next, is the solar plexus, located approximately three inches above the naval. Here, place the citrine crystal.
At the heart chakra, between the breasts, you’ll lay a stone of rose quartz. If your client is a female, she may be more comfortable placing this stone herself.
To lay a stone for the throat chakra, place the blue lace agate at the base of the throat, in the hollow that you will generally find here.
The third eye chakra can be found between the eyebrows and just slightly above them. Gently lay the sodalite stone in this spot. Occasionally, a client may feel the weight of this stone acutely. Be careful in placing the stone in this very sensitive spot, and reassure the recipient that sensations she/he may feel are common.
For the crown chakra, take your amethyst crystal and lay it gently on the pillow above the client’s head. Tuck it up close so that it’s in contact with the body.
There, you have your crystals and stones in place. Allow the client to remain laying in this position for 15-20 minutes. Have soft ambient music in the background, a subtle incense, and low lighting or candlelight. It also helps the client to relax if they feel secure and unrushed.
If any of the stones slip from position during this process, leave them lay and do not replace them. This often means that the stone’s work is done.
After 15 or 20 minutes, check the chakras for inconsistencies in their energy.
Checking the Chakras:
Beginning at the root chakra and working your way up hold the pendulum a few inches above the body and give it a few moments to work. If it swings back & forth, side-to-side to the body, this chakra is blocked. If the pendulum swings back and forth head-to-toe, in line with the body, it means that the chakra needs to be re-energized but is not blocking the passage of energies from the other chakras. A positive movement of the pendulum, which for me is a circle, means that this chakra is jine.You can proceed two ways– either by automatically re-energizing all the chakras, regardless of your pendulum findings; or simply by re-energizing and unblocking the problem chakras. When you work on any of the problem chakras, remember to check them again with your pendulum once you’ve cleared and re-energized them. If you’re really thorough, and your client hasn’t been laying flat for an uncomfortable length of time, you can recheck all of the chakras at the end of this process.
To clear and re-energize the chakras, I use a 3-inch clear quartz crystal point.
First, remove the negative energy and etheric trash from the chakra: Lay the quartz crystal in your receiving hand with the point away from you; place your projective hand, facing downward, at your side, aimed towards the ground to harmlessly disperse this negative energy back to the earth. Hold your receiving hand just above the chakra you’re working on and slowly begin to move this hand with the crystal in it in small counter-clockwise rotations, lifting it higher and higher from the body as you do.
You may or may not notice strange physical sensations with the actual movement of energy. Just because you may not feel any physical sensation, it does not mean that what you’re doing isn’t working—the energy just may be very subtle and you’re not picking it up.
Once you’ve ‘pulled’ the negative energy out of the chakra, and you feel that it’s as cleared as you can get it, you are going to re-charge it with positive energy: Take the clear quartz crystal and place it in your projective hand with the point facing towards you. Hold your receiving hand out to your side, palm up to draw positive energy inward. Holding your projective hand containing the crystal a ways above the chakra that you’re working on, begin to move this hand in small ever-widening clockwise circles, moving closer and closer to your client’s body and the chakra. Stop just above it.
Circle the area as often as you feel needed, and at slower or faster speeds, until you sense enough positive energy has moved through your receiving hand, along your arms, and exited through your projective hand and the crystal into the client’s body.
Now you can use your pendulum to check the energy of this chakra. If all seems well, move on to the next chakra; if not, repeat the process until you get a positive reading from your pendulum letting you know that the chakra has been properly cleared and reenergized.
Remember to ask the client if they’re comfortable. Some people with blocked energy and unbalanced chakras may need more than one session to clear things up.
At the end of this session, remove the stones that have been placed upon the chakras at the beginning of the session, do so starting with the crown chakra and work your way down. Remove the stones in this progression, ending with the hematite stone at the root chakra, or the smoky quartz if you’ve placed one at their feet, facilitates grounding.