Mandala Monday – Exploring the Crown Chakra by Jason Lincoln Jeffers

Sahasara Mandala

Sahasara Mandala

The seventh chakra is known as the crown chakra and is located on the top of the head or crown area. In ancient Sanskrit, it is depicted as the violet-hued Sahasara mandala. It represents the portal to the spiritual, ethereal, or astral plane. This is the plane that we transcend to when we discard our physical bodies at the end of our physical life.

The crown chakra represents our spiritual or higher Self, and when it unfolds we will experience enlightenment or oneness with the Source of All. It is the vortex for which we become Self Realized. Its influences our inspiration, idealism, mystical wisdom, and connection with our own divinity. In the body it governs the cerebral cortex, cerebrum, central nervous system, glands, and hormone regulation and balance.

When the crown chakra is out of harmony or blocked, we may be completely driven by egoic desires. It’s all about me, myself, and I, and the rest of the world can drive itself off a cliff. Our spiritual nature will be suppressed and ignored entirely. Materialism is our god. The mystical side of life will not only go unnoticed, it may be seen as a threat to our self-identity. Only what we experience with our lower five senses will matter and nothing more. Deep, meaningful, spiritual connections with others and with life will totally elude us.

After the crown chakra is spinning properly and in perfect balance, a whole new perception of life and the universe becomes clear. Our ego dissolves and we become selfless. That’s not to mean that we allow others to take advantage of us. To the contrary, the higher Self has replaced the lower self and thus, we are able to walk through life with true confidence rather than cockiness. Fear of living on any level is taken out of the equation.

When we heal the crown, like an infant, we take our very first steps into a much larger world. Immediately inheriting the strengths of all other six chakras, we become the Next Human. No longer motivated by how we are seen by others, we are motivated, instead, by our ability to help and heal others. Essentially, we become light-beings and light-workers. We realize that we have an inherent duty to use our powers to better humanity and to leave her in a better place from whence we found her. Leading by example and inspiring others becomes our new mission in life.

There are a variety of modalities for healing the crown chakra. Healing herbs are: gotu kola and nutmeg. Healing aromatherapy: Cinnamon, Clove and Peppermint. Healing incense: Lotus and Gotu Kola. Healing crystals include: Amethyst, alexandrite, purple fluorite, sugilite, quartz crystal, diamond and selenite.

About the Author:

Jason Lincoln Jeffers is a Wellness Coach and Spiritual Life Coach who founded Sunlighten and co-founded Sunlight Day Spa; two holistic wellness companies dedicated to infrared radiant heat therapy, sound therapy, and massage therapy. His Wellness Coaching and Spiritual Life Coaching practice embraces infrared sauna purification, upper cervical care, and adhering to an alkaline-forming, nutrient-dense, anti-oxidant rich, ketogenic diet.

Image courtesy of Wikipedia

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Mandala Monday – Exploring the Third Eye Chakra by Jason Lincoln Jeffers

Ajna Mandala

Ajna Mandala

The sixth chakra is known as the third eye chakra and it is located in the middle of the forehead linking the eyebrows. In ancient Sanskrit, it is depicted by the indigo Ajna mandala which translates as “command center.” Its energy bestows us with the supernatural ability of clairvoyance, a higher sensory perception to “see” events and images pertaining to the past, present, or future. The third eye allows us to “remote view” other places or people without physically being there.

When the third eye chakra is blocked, it will affect the physical body through lack of concentration, headaches, confusion, psychological disorders, anxiety, and panic attacks. We will be pushovers, allow other people to trample all over us, take advantage of us, and may not feel ourselves to be worthy of success in our own right.

An imbalanced third eye chakra will prevent us from “seeing” things that are right in front of us, such as solutions to our problems or ailments. In simpler terms, we will be in denial of what is, repressing what needs to be addressed, and live our lives being continually deceived by others. As a result, our lives may become chaotic and disorganized. Co-dependency on other people may become a problem and we will either hop from one miserable relationship to another, or we will stay firmly attached to an abusive partner for a very long period of time.

When the third eye chakra is healed, however, we will be able to see 360 degrees in all directions, figuratively speaking. We will have foresight, insight, and high-powered perception into people, issues, and events. We will know what to do, the right way to do it, and the perfect time to do it. It’s as if we become perfectly aligned with the universe’s will. Our intuitive powers are greatly enhanced and we will be able to see things before they happen.

A clear and balanced third eye chakra bestows us with creative imagination, visualization, and innovation. Our concentrative powers are greatly enhanced. The left brain becomes balanced with the right brain. And finally, we don’t allow others to push us around, we draw a line in the sand where no one is allowed to cross. We are no longer dependent on others to support us either financially or emotionally. Independence becomes our new shield in life.

Unblocking and balancing methods to help realign the third eye chakra include lying flat and placing a crystal over the third eye. Visualize indigo light or flame whilst meditating can also help rebalance this chakra. Herbs for healing are: sandalwood, elecampane, echinacea, eggplant, and ginseng. Healing aromatherapy include: gardenia, lavender, and rosemary. Healing incenses are: sandalwood, mugwort, star anise, saffron and acacia. Healing crystals: lapis lazuli, azurite, fluorite, sodalite, quartz crystal, sapphire and indicolite tourmaline.

About the Author:

Jason Lincoln Jeffers is a Wellness Coach and Spiritual Life Coach who founded Sunlighten and co-founded Sunlight Day Spa; two holistic wellness companies dedicated to infrared radiant heat therapy, sound therapy, and massage therapy. His Wellness Coaching and Spiritual Life Coaching practice embraces infrared sauna purification, upper cervical care, and adhering to an alkaline-forming, nutrient-dense, anti-oxidant rich, ketogenic diet.

Image courtesy of Wikipedia

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Mandala Monday – Exploring the Throat Chakra by Jason Lincoln Jeffers

 Vishuddha Mandala

Vishuddha Mandala

The fifth chakra is located at the base of the neck in the throat and is therefore known as the throat chakra. In ancient Sanskrit, it is depicted as the blue Vishuddha mandala which translates as “purity.” Its element is ether and is symbolized by the human being. Its influences include communication, dreaming, artistic expression, self belief, knowledge, discernment, truth, justice, claircognizance, and clairaudience. In the physical body, the throat chakra affects the mouth, teeth, throat, thyroid gland, and the endocrine system.

If the throat chakra is imbalanced, the physical body can come down with chronic throat soreness, ear infections or aches, chronic colds and sinus problems, hypothyroid or hyperthyroid disease, chronic fatigue, and depression. If this energy flowing from this chakra is blocked, our ability to communicate our ideas and/or feelings will be inhibited or distorted. People will misunderstand us or we will embarrass ourselves by speaking too much about subjects we know very little about. We will tend to have “foot in mouth disease,” and be seen as crass, undiplomatic, and rude in the way we communicate to others. People may find us to be overcritical, blunt, and offensive.

When the throat chakra is balanced, however, our communication skills are greatly enhanced and refined. We are seen as erudite, literate, studious and someone who “knows what they’re talking about.” We become self-educated, absorbing every means of information that we can on issues that we speak about, and understand that if we haven’t done our homework about a particular topic, we keep our big mouth’s shut.

When the energy is flowing smoothly, this chakra allows us to meditate very deeply and receive communication (audibly) from the higher planes. We become channels and automatic writers who can receive audible messages from the other side for the benefit of humanity. Claircognizance, the higher sense of intuiting knowledge, is an attribute amongst people who have very healthy throat chakras. They simply “know” things to be true without any prior study of it.

There are many modalities for unblocking and balancing the throat chakra. A spiritual counselor can help. Meditating outside close to nature – at night – as well as practicing yoga or tai chi are excellent ways to open up this chakra. Herbs for healing include Cloves, Eugenia, and Vervain. Crystals for healing are: turquoise, chrysocolla, chalcedony, blue sapphire, celestite, blue topaz, sodalite, lapis lazuli, aquamarine, azurite and kyanite. Incenses to burn are: Frankincense and Benzion.

About the Author:

Jason Lincoln Jeffers is a Wellness Coach and Spiritual Life Coach who founded Sunlighten and co-founded Sunlight Day Spa; two holistic wellness companies dedicated to infrared radiant heat therapy, sound therapy, and massage therapy. His Wellness Coaching and Spiritual Life Coaching practice embraces infrared sauna purification, upper cervical care, and adhering to an alkaline-forming, nutrient-dense, anti-oxidant rich, ketogenic diet.

Image courtesy of Wikipedia

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