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Create the Life You Imagine ~ May 2019

Opening the Upper Triangle

“A person is not a thing or a process, but an opening through which the absolute can manifest.”

The final power center of the upper triangle is the seventh chakra. The seventh chakra is often called the “crown chakra” and can be pictured as sitting right on the crown of your head. In Sanskrit it is called Sahasrara, or thousand petaled lotus. The color associated with the seventh chakra is violet or white, and it is often visualized as a thousand petaled lotus flower opening at the crown of the head to allow spiritual awakening in an individual and the experience of transcendence or liberation from human suffering or limitation. Located in the cranium at the top of the head, this is the most subtle of the power centers of our spiritual energy system and opening this center allows us to connect with the true essence of our being as pure energy, cosmic awareness or formless presence. Physically, the seventh chakra is connected to the pineal gland, the central nervous system and the cerebral cortex. Just as our physical pineal gland responds to outer light, our seventh chakra responds to inner light. Imbalances in the seventh chakra can be experienced in nervous system disorders, poor coordination, or chronic headaches. Psychological imbalances in the seventh chakra might include feelings of isolation or alienation, depression, malaise, or a “why bother” sense of meaninglessness about life that can show up as despair, exhaustion, a desire to sleep all the time, toxic cynicism or suicidal thinking.