The Crown Chakra
The seventh chakra is known in Sanskrit as the Sahasrara Chakra, which means the thousand-petalled lotus*. A lotus is a water-lily flower. This chakra has many ‘swirls’ of energy making up the main current, hence the large number of petals (the separate swirls) attributed to it. Energy enters and leaves the body at the top of the head where the crown chakra is situated. It is the centre of connection to the part of us that is immortal (our soul), and it is our connection to the energy of the universe, or to the Supreme Spirit.
In people who pray, or meditate, or who are open to the idea that there is a spiritual part of life, this centre is very active. In those who feel that science has, or will have, all the answers, and that there is nothing beyond this earth other than rocks and clouds of gas, its activity is much reduced. In those who believe that there is definitely nothing beyond this life other than dust and ashes, this centre is almost closed. This is a pity, as the quality of energy, which enters through the crown chakra, enhances human life and our appreciation of it.
Those who learn to meditate become familiar with the sensation of the crown chakra opening up and the feeling of lightness and peacefulness which then follows. It is well worth the time spent learning to meditate.