Situated over the top of the head, the Crown Chakra spins at tremendous speed, and is often referred to as the Thousand Petalled Lotus.
It is represented by the colour purple, and it is through this Chakra that we connect with the Universe and universal energies.
With this connection intact, we can receive information and ideas, which in turn can be run through the lower Chakras (as explained in the Third Eye Chakra) and then brought into manifestation.
Ruling the Pituitary Gland, the Central Nervous System and the cerebral cortex, as with all the Chakras, balance is important, as imbalance can lead to feelings of depression, alienation and confusion.
This Chakra is also a great protection system, as it only allows us to receive information that we are physically and emotionally capable of dealing with.
As we develop and progress in our spirituality, more and more information filters through, giving us a greater awareness, but rarely are we able to see the full universal picture. After all, we are only mere mortals!
By Ruth McGregor