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Reiki Chakra Series - Get to Know your 13 Chakras - SPIRIT CHAKRA

Updated: Nov 21, 2023


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SPIRIT CHAKRA


UNLOCKING THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT CHAKRA


The concept of chakras, our energy centres within the body, has been an integral part of various spiritual and healing traditions for centuries. While most of us are familiar with the

seven primary chakras, there exists elusive, yet profound higher chakras which sit outside of the body. The 8th chakra (or 9th as we started counting at 1 for the Earth Star Chakra) is the Spirit Chakra. In this blog post, we will explore the significance, location, and various mindful practices to balance and align this ethereal energy centre.


The first chakra of the higher Chakras located outside of the physical body, located above the head is the Soul Star Chakra. It is usually located about 15 centimetres above the crown of the head. Note the 'usually' as this energy centre may be a little different for everyone. The Spirit Chakra (or Spirit Star) we are talking about today is located above the Soul Star Chakra, putting it at around 30 or so centimetres above the head. While the Soul Star Chakra may open a person up to the 4th dimension and all the amazing possibilities this extends, it’s the Spirit Chakra that takes all this ethereal energy and creates a purpose from it!


Therefore, it is important for you to work on your Higher Chakras at the same time in order to receive the greatest benefit from doing so. In this blog, we have isolated the Spirit to provide a deeper understanding of it's workings. As you grow to know the higher, non-physical chakras better, you may work with them in unison for the greatest benefits. But for now, let's find out how the Spirit Chakra works.


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Unlocking the Power of the Spirit Chakra

Spirit Chakra & it's Significance

Location of the Spirit Chakra

Crystals & Gemstones for Spirit Chakra Work

Meditation for Balancing and Aligning the Spirit Chakra

Ask Archangel Zadkiel for Help

Essential Oils for Spirit Chakra

Silent Practices for Spirit Chakra

Reiki & Energy Healing Practices



SPIRIT CHAKRA & ITS SIGNIFICANCE


As I mentioned, the Spirit Chakra works closely with the Soul Star Chakra and is a profound energy centre within our subtle body. It holds a unique place in the realm of spirituality and personal growth. Often perceived as the bridge to Divine consciousness, this chakra serves as a portal to connect us with the higher dimensions, the boundless Universe, and our own elevated, enlightened selves.


When the Spirit Chakra is activated and in harmonious balance, a multitude of remarkable benefits can be experienced. Here's a closer look at why balancing this chakra is essential for our spiritual and personal development:


Profound Spiritual Experiences

Activation of the Spirit Chakra can lead to extraordinary spiritual encounters, such as a heightened awareness of the interconnectedness of all life, encounters with spirit guides or angels, and the ability to receive Divine guidance and insights. It can open the door to mystical experiences and a deeper understanding of the mysteries of existence.


Deep Inner Wisdom

As the Spirit Chakra awakens and aligns, it enables us to tap into our inner wisdom and innate knowledge. This wisdom transcends intellectual understanding and provides a profound sense of clarity and purpose in our life's journey. It allows us to access solutions to complex life challenges from a higher perspective.


Oneness with the Cosmos

Balancing the Spirit Chakra fosters a sense of oneness with the entire cosmos. This unity consciousness dissolves the illusion of separation, and we recognise that we are an integral part of the universe. This interconnectedness can evoke feelings of peace, love, and a deep sense of purpose.


Enhanced Intuition

The Spirit Chakra's balance enhances our intuition and psychic abilities. It empowers us to trust our gut feelings and intuitive insights, making it easier to navigate life's twists and turns with confidence and grace.


Greater Self-Realisation

Aligning the Spirit Chakra encourages a profound journey of self-discovery. It helps us recognise our true nature and Divine essence, leading to self-realisation and a deeper understanding of our unique life path.


Healing and Release

This chakra facilitates emotional and energetic healing. It assists in releasing old wounds, traumas, and negative patterns, making room for personal growth, transformation, and the emergence of a more authentic self.



In summary, the Spirit Chakra serves as a gateway to higher consciousness, offering us a path towards spiritual enlightenment, profound insights, and an expansive connection with the universe. Balancing and aligning this chakra can empower us to live a life filled with purpose, wisdom, and a deep sense of unity with all that exists. It's a journey that, when embarked upon, can bring a sense of awe and fulfilment to our spiritual and personal development.


LOCATION OF THE SPIRIT CHAKRA


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The location of the Spirit Chakra is a point of fascination and significance within the intricate system of chakras in the human body. Unlike the primary seven chakras that are typically situated along the spine, the Spirit Chakra is positioned beyond the physical body, serving as a link between the earthly and the ethereal. To be more precise, it is located just above the head, extending approximately about 30 centimetres above the crown chakra.


This unique location symbolises the transcendence of the physical self and represents a connection to the realm of pure consciousness and the Divine. It's often described as a radiant, luminous sphere or a lotus of light, and it emits a brilliant white or iridescent glow. This positioning above the head is symbolic of our potential to reach beyond our earthly limitations, inviting us to explore the boundless dimensions of existence.


The Spirit Chakra's location is a reminder that we are not just physical beings; we are also spiritual beings having a human experience. This chakra acts as a conduit for spiritual energies to flow into our being, infusing us with higher wisdom, enlightenment, and a sense of unity with the cosmos. It is here that we access our higher self, the part of us that is eternally connected to the universal consciousness.



CRYSTALS & GEMSTONES FOR SPIRIT CHAKRA WORK


Crystals such as white agate, iolite, clear quartz, and amethyst is excellent for balancing the Spirit Chakra. They help in channelling Divine energy and expanding your spiritual awareness. Here are my top four crystals for working with the Spirit Chakra:


Rainbow Moonstone

Renowned for its ethereal appearance, which appears to display a spectrum of colours, much like a rainbow. This shimmering effect is seen as a reflection of the Divine and is believed to facilitate a direct connection to higher states of consciousness and spiritual guidance.

The energy of Rainbow Moonstone is effective for enhancement of intuition and psychic abilities. By placing it on or near the Spirit Chakra, you may experience heightened sensitivity to subtle energies, psychic impressions, and spiritual guidance. The energy of Rainbow Moonstone is often associated with personal growth and transformation. It encourages us to release old patterns and embrace positive change, which aligns with the process of spiritual evolution.


Howlite

To work with Howlite for your Spirit Chakra, you can hold it in your hands, or if lying down, place it near or above your head. During meditation hold or wear it as jewellery. Visualise its gentle, calming energy enveloping and balancing your Spirit Chakra, connecting you to your higher self and the Divine.


Combining Howlite with other stones known for their Spirit Chakra benefits, such as Rainbow Moonstone or Selenite, can create a powerful synergy in your spiritual practice, fostering inner peace, spiritual awareness, and a deeper connection with the cosmic energies that flow through the Spirit Chakra.

Howlite's subtle energy can enhance your spiritual awareness and promote a sense of inner calm. It's particularly helpful for meditation and introspection, making it easier to attune to the higher frequencies associated with the Spirit Chakra.


Selenite

Selenite's energy is often associated with the Divine and higher spiritual planes. It acts as a bridge between the physical world and the spiritual dimensions, making it easier to connect with your higher self and receive Divine guidance. The use of Selenite in meditation or energy work on the Spirit Chakra can lead to an expanded state of consciousness. It promotes an awareness of oneness with the universe and helps you tap into the wisdom of the cosmos.


Selenite is known to amplify the energy of other crystals and stones. When combined with other crystals associated with the Spirit Chakra, it can magnify their effects, creating a powerful synergy for spiritual growth and transformation.


Labradorite

To incorporate Labradorite into your spiritual practice for the Spirit Chakra, you can place it near or on your forehead, or 15 or above your head (if lying down) during meditation or energy healing sessions.


Visualise the shifting colours of Labradorite as a portal to higher consciousness, allowing you to connect with the Divine and your inner wisdom. Labradorite's vibrant and shifting colours are often likened to the aurora borealis (northern lights), creating a sense of wonder and mystery.


This captivating quality is associated with the awakening of spiritual consciousness and heightened perception, which can be beneficial for Spirit Chakra work. Labradorite is also known for its influence on the Third Eye Chakra, which is closely connected to the Spirit Chakra. By enhancing your intuitive abilities and spiritual insights, Labradorite can help you connect more deeply with your higher self and the Divine.


You may opt to have a professional crystal healing session. As a Master Crystal Practitioner, I offer in- person and distance healings -




MEDITATION FOR BALANCE & ALIGNMENT OF THE SPIRIT CHAKRA


Meditation focused on the Spirit Chakra can open the door to higher states of consciousness. Visualise a radiant, white light above your head and feel its energy enveloping you. Close your eyes and let go of any tension in your body.


Grounding and Relaxation

Begin by taking a few deep, cleansing breaths. Inhale slowly through your nose, and exhale through your mouth. With each breath, release any stress or tension you may be holding.


Imagine roots extending from the base of your spine and feet, reaching deep into the Earth. Feel the Earth's supportive and nurturing energy flowing up through these roots and into your body, grounding you in the present moment.


You may choose to place your feet on the Earth outdoors, on the grass or nestled in the dirt or take yourself to the grounding effects of the ocean and place your feet in the sand, feeling the water flow over your feet or body.


Visualising the Spirit Chakra

As you continue to breathe deeply, shift your focus to the top of your head, where the Spirit Chakra is located. Picture this chakra as a radiant sphere of pure, white light, glowing with a gentle, iridescent shimmer. Envision it just above your crown, around 30 centimetres above your head.


Opening and Activating the Spirit Chakra

Imagine a gentle, warm breeze moving through your body, starting at the base of your spine and rising upward. As this energy moves through your chakras, each one awakens and aligns. Feel it now as it reaches your Spirit Chakra, illuminating it with its Divine light.


Visualise the Spirit Chakra Expanding

Growing brighter and more vibrant. As it opens, feel a sense of peace and oneness enveloping you. The connection to the higher realms is strengthening.


Connection to Divine Consciousness

Now, envision a brilliant beam of light descending from the heavens, connecting directly to your Spirit Chakra. This beam is the channel to Divine consciousness, the Universal wisdom that flows through you.


Feel this Divine energy pouring into your Spirit Chakra, infusing you with profound spiritual insights, wisdom, and a sense of oneness with the cosmos. Allow the warmth and clarity of this energy to expand and fill your entire being.



Embracing Unity

As you bask in the radiance of your Spirit Chakra, take a moment to reflect on the interconnectedness of all life. Sense the unity of existence and the oneness with the universe. Feel the love, peace, and spiritual insight that this chakra offers.


Closing and Grounding

Slowly return your focus to your physical body. Visualise the roots that grounded you earlier. Imagine them pulling back the excess energy, leaving you feeling centred and balanced.


Gently wiggle your fingers and toes, and when you're ready, open your eyes. You have awakened your Spirit Chakra and connected with higher consciousness. Carry this sense of unity and wisdom with you throughout your day.


ASK ARCHANGEL ZADKIEL FOR HELP


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Calling upon Archangel Zadkiel, associated with the Spirit Chakra, can aid in purification and spiritual transformation. Seek guidance from this archangel in your meditation or prayer.


Visualise a radiant, indigo light descending from above your head. In this light, see the figure of Archangel Zadkiel, standing with a gentle and compassionate presence. Invite Archangel Zadkiel to join you in your meditation, saying:


"Archangel Zadkiel, I am deeply grateful for your loving presence and guidance in this meditation. I ask for your continued assistance and profound wisdom on my spiritual journey. I open my heart and spirit to your Divine guidance, seeking clarity, purpose, and understanding as I navigate the path of self-discovery and enlightenment.


Archangel Zadkiel, please be my guiding light, helping me discern the way forward. Illuminate the steps I need to take and grant me the strength and courage to walk the path of spiritual growth. Please provide insights and knowledge that will help me overcome challenges and obstacles. Let your wisdom be a beacon in moments of doubt and confusion.


I ask for your assistance in balancing and aligning my Spirit Chakra, so it may radiate with the brilliance of Divine consciousness. May it be a conduit for higher wisdom, a gateway to spiritual realms, and a source of inspiration for my soul's journey.


As I continue to explore the realms of the spirit and seek to deepen my connection with the Divine, may your presence guide my thoughts, words, and actions. Please help me stay attuned to the subtle whispers of the universe and grant me the discernment to interpret the signs and messages I receive.

Archangel Zadkiel, I entrust my spiritual growth to your loving care and wisdom. Thank you for your unwavering support and your dedication to my spiritual evolution. I am open and receptive to your Divine guidance.

And so it is."


In your mind or aloud, ask Archangel Zadkiel for guidance or insights related to your spiritual journey, personal growth, or any questions you may have. Take a few moments to listen for any impressions, feelings, or messages that may come to you.


As you conclude your meditation, you may like to offer your gratitude to Archangel Zadkiel:


"Archangel Zadkiel, I am deeply grateful for your loving presence and guidance in this meditation. Please continue to assist me on my spiritual journey and help me keep my Spirit Chakra open and balanced. I am open to receiving Divine wisdom, insight, and a deeper connection to the cosmos. Thank you for your love and support. “


Take a few moments to bask in the loving energy of Archangel Zadkiel and the illumination of your Spirit Chakra. When you are ready, gently open your eyes, carrying with you the blessings of this meditation and the connection with the Spirit Chakra.


Express your gratitude to Archangel Zadkiel for his guidance, wisdom, and assistance. Visualise him sending a warm, comforting light of love and healing energy, surrounding your Spirit Chakra.




ESSENTIAL OILS SPIRIT CHAKRA


Essential oils like clary sage, myrrh, and lavender can be used in aromatherapy to enhance your connection to the spiritual realm. These oils have a calming and spiritually elevating effect. Here are my top four essential oils for use with balancing and alignment. Remember to use them with intention for the purpose you desire.


Frankincense

Frankincense, often referred to as the "king of oils," has been used for centuries in spiritual and religious practices. It is known for its grounding and spiritually elevating properties. Frankincense can help quiet the mind, deepen meditation, and enhance spiritual awareness. It is believed to connect you to higher states of consciousness and Divine guidance.


Sandalwood

Sandalwood has a rich, woody scent that promotes relaxation and inner peace. It's often used to create a sacred and serene atmosphere. Sandalwood can enhance your connection to the spiritual realm by calming the mind, encouraging introspection, and increasing spiritual awareness. Sandalwood can create a soothing and meditative atmosphere during your spiritual practices.


Lemon

While Lemon essential oil is known for its fresh and invigorating scent, it also has spiritual significance. It can uplift your mood, clear mental clutter, and bring mental clarity. This mental clarity can help you focus during meditation or spiritual practices.


Neroli

Neroli essential oil, derived from bitter orange blossoms, has a delicate and soothing scent. It is known for its ability to reduce anxiety and stress, making it beneficial for creating a peaceful environment for spiritual practices. Neroli can also promote self-reflection and inner peace.


To benefit from using essential oils to balance your Spirit Chakra, you can add a few drops to an essential oil diffuser before meditation or prayer. Alternatively, you can dilute it with a carrier oil and apply it to your wrists, temples, or the third eye (between the eyebrows) area for a grounding and spiritually uplifting experience.


These essential oils can be valuable tools in your spiritual practices, enhancing your connection to the spiritual realm, promoting relaxation, and supporting inner peace and clarity. Experiment with them to find the scents and blends that resonate most with your spiritual journey.



SILENT PRACTICE FOR THE SPIRIT CHAKRA


There are many yoga poses you may use to promote balance and alignment of the Spirit Chakra, which are also mentioned in our Third Eye blog HERE and Crown Chakra blog HERE.


The benefits of silence practice extend beyond formal meditation sessions. Incorporating moments of inner stillness and contemplation into your daily life can bring a profound sense of peace, connection, and mindfulness. Here are some practical ways to infuse the power of silence into your daily routine:


Spend Time Alone

Carve out moments of solitude in your day. It could be as simple as sipping your morning coffee or tea in silence, taking a solitary walk in nature, or finding a quiet space during your lunch break. Solitude offers a chance to connect with your inner self and the Divine.


The Power of Prayer

Prayer is a beautiful way to communicate with the Divine. Make it a habit to pause and offer prayers of gratitude, guidance, or simply silent communion with the Divine throughout the day. These moments of prayer can be a source of inner peace and connection.


Chanting "Om" or "Hum"

Chanting sacred sounds like "Om" or "Hum" can be a potent way to connect with higher consciousness. You can incorporate this practice into your daily routine by chanting during your morning or evening rituals, as you start or end your workday, or during moments of reflection.





Practice Pranayama

Pranayama, or breath control exercises, can help centre and ground you. Take short breaks during your day to practice pranayama techniques, such as deep diaphragmatic breathing or alternate nostril breathing. These practices can calm the mind and enhance your spiritual awareness.






Affirmations for the Divine Within

Affirmations are powerful tools for reminding yourself of your Divine nature. Create affirmations that resonate with you and repeat them throughout the day. For example, you can say:


"I am one with the Divine"

"I am a channel of love and light"

"I trust the guidance of the Universe."


These affirmations keep you connected to your spiritual path.


Mindful Daily Activities

Turn everyday tasks into opportunities for mindfulness. Whether it's cooking, cleaning, or driving, perform these activities with presence and intention. Pay attention to the sensations, sounds, and sights around you. This mindfulness can be a form of silent meditation in action.






Silent Communion with Nature

Spend time in nature, whether it's a garden, park, or a quiet corner of your yard. Use this time to observe the natural world, feel the earth beneath your feet, and allow the beauty of nature to guide you into a state of quiet contemplation.






Reflect and Journal

Dedicate time to reflection and journaling. After your silence practice, write down any insights, messages, or thoughts that came to you. Journaling can deepen your understanding of your spiritual journey. We have written about extensive journaling methods in previous chakra balancing blogs, check out the Solar Plexus blog in Mindful Practices - Journalling HERE.


By weaving these practices into your daily life, you'll create a continuous thread of connection to the spiritual realm and your inner self. The power of silence, prayer, chanting, and mindfulness will support your quest for spiritual growth and enlightenment, allowing you to carry the peace and wisdom of your inner journey with you throughout your day.


REIKI & ENERGY HEALING PRACTICES


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Reiki practitioners often work on the Spirit Chakra to facilitate spiritual healing. This energy healing method is a practice you can use regardless of whether you are attuned to Reiki Level I, II or III as well as if you have not been attuned. Reiki is available to all of us and comes under the umbrella of 'energy healing'. All of us have this ability within us and it is important to begin with set intentions directing the practice. This practice can help clear blockages and balance all of your chakras.


For Self-Healing

Find a quiet, comfortable space where you can relax and focus on the practice. Create an atmosphere conducive to relaxation, perhaps with soft lighting and soothing background music, but it's not necessary. Sit or lie down in a comfortable position. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to centre yourself. The goal is to be in a peaceful and receptive state.


Intent

Setting a clear intention is essential in Reiki. State your intention for the healing, which, in this case, is to balance and cleanse your Spirit Chakra. You can say something such as:


"I intend to cleanse and balance my Spirit Chakra for spiritual growth and connection to the Divine."


This intention directs the healing energy to your Spirit Chakra.


Hand Placement

With your intention set, place your hands gently near your Spirit Chakra, above your head. You can keep your hands a few centimetres above your head or rest them lightly at your forehead, or in your lap. You may also ‘beam’ the energy by holding your hands in a comfortable, supported position in front of you. You may even choose to radiate through the heart centre, expanding upwards through the Spirit Chakra.


Energy Flow

Close your eyes and visualise a radiant stream of healing energy flowing from your hands into the Spirit Chakra. Picture this energy as a bright, pure and vibrant light. Imagine it gently washing over and permeating the area, dissolving any blockages or stagnant energy. Feel a sense of warmth and comfort as the chakra begins to clear and balance.


Self-Treatment

You may spend as long as you like doing this practice, and around 10-15 minutes is adequate in this meditative state, allowing the healing energy to work on your Spirit Chakra. Trust your intuition and inner guidance. Pay attention to any sensations, images, or insights that arise during the session.


You may feel a sense of calm, lightness, or subtle movements within the chakra. Allow the energy to flow naturally, knowing that it is working to cleanse and balance the Spirit Chakra.


Gratitude

When you feel that the session is complete, express gratitude for the healing energy and the balance it has brought to your Spirit Chakra. Gratitude is an essential aspect of Reiki practice, acknowledging the flow of positive energy and the connection to the Divine. You can say something like, "I am grateful for the healing energy that has cleansed and balanced my Spirit Chakra. Thank you, thank you, thank you."






By following these steps for self-healing, you can work with the Universal life force energy to cleanse, balance, and activate your Spirit Chakra, enhancing your spiritual growth and connection to the Divine. Remember that self-healing through Reiki is a personal and intuitive process, so trust your inner guidance and let the energy flow naturally.


You may choose to have a Reiki practitioner who is experienced in working to balance and align the higher chakras. At Serene Valley, I offer these services both in-person and by distance to anywhere on the Earth plane.


The Spirit Chakra serves as a gateway to higher consciousness, offering us a path towards spiritual enlightenment, profound insights, and an expansive connection with the universe. Balancing and aligning this chakra can empower us to live a life filled with purpose, wisdom, and a deep sense of unity with all that exists. It's a journey that, when embarked upon, can bring a sense of awe and fulfilment to our spiritual and personal development.


With gratitude and spirit chakra enlightenment,








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