Found in the early traditions of Hinduism, the concept of chakra pertains to the wheels of energy throughout our body that can only be seen, felt, and sensed with intuition. One of the seven main chakras is the crown chakra, which is responsible for thought, wisdom, and connection to the Divine.
When your crown chakra is opening, you can experience physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual symptoms. Some symptoms include tingling in the head, emotional instability, drastic changes in sleeping patterns, and loss of one’s ego.
The opening of the crown chakra (also referred to as Kundalini awakening) is a profound spiritual experience that entails the discovery of unconditional love and heightened wisdom. Individuals experience different kinds of symptoms when their crown chakra is opening. Below are some symptoms you should take note of.
Crown Chakra Symptoms of Awakening
The crown chakra (also called the Sahasrara chakra or “thousand petal lotus” chakra) is the seventh main chakra in the body, which is at the crown of the head. It’s associated with the highest levels of spiritual awareness and enlightenment.
One can start working with the crown chakra only after opening and harmonizing the first six chakras. However, there are also cases when the crown chakra is activated spontaneously.
Symptoms manifest differently from person to person. The opening of the crown chakra can be a pleasant experience if all of your chakras function harmoniously, but if blocks are present, then the opposite can happen.
1. Drastic Changes in Sleep Patterns
If you start experiencing disrupted sleep that’s often unstructured, then it might be a symptom of your crown chakra opening. One might go through numerous naps throughout the day or not be able to sleep at night.
2. Incredibly Vivid Dreams
One usually won’t recall any of their dreams once they wake up. Being able to closely recall your dreams because of how vivid it is can be a symptom of your crown chakra opening because when the crown chakra is at work, dreams are clearer, more vivid, and feel more real.
3. Emotional Instability
Another symptom of crown chakra opening is emotional instability caused by negativity, anger, stress, or depression. There are times when you might feel a roller coaster of emotions and not be able to manage or control it.
4. Higher Sense of Intuition
Intuition is something all human beings have. It manifests in flashes of insight, ideas, inspiration, or feelings of apprehension. A stronger intuition, however, might mean the opening of the crown chakra, given that it’s associated with enlightenment and guidance from higher spiritual beings.
5. Awakened Psychic Abilities
To some degree, all individuals are psychic. Some are aware of it and develop it, while others decide not to give it any attention.
The type and level of psychic ability differ from person to person. When you start receiving psychic information in any form, then it might have something to do with your crown chakra.
6. Physical Symptoms
The most common symptom of a crown chakra awakening is the tingling of the head or pulsating shocks in the head that can be felt throughout the body. Other physical symptoms you might experience include headaches, migraines, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and pulsating electric shocks originating from the head.
You feel these symptoms because as the crown chakra opens, it unblocks the blockages and lets go of the negative to make way for more positive thoughts and energies. The body reacts because it struggles to hold on to the negative thoughts, ideas, and memories.
7. Spiritual Symptoms
One symptom of crown chakra opening is being aware of your ‘self’ transcending the physical limits of your body. You might feel more connected with the personal and the universal.
Other Crown Chakra Opening Symptoms
- Glimpses of the higher realm of consciousness
- Abundance flows seamlessly into all areas of your life
- Changes in lifestyle
- You feel detached from your own identity but more connected to the world around you
- Perceiving meta-patterns, the overarching structural principles of the cosmic system
- Desire to break free from conventions
- Being more in tune with your internal guidance system
- Finding it hard to focus
- Existential nausea
- You’re beginning to question everything you’ve been taught
- Showing up with more compassion and high-vibrational energy
- Deconstructing and reconstructing your personal matrix
- Feeling lighter and free
- You’re prioritizing your peace and inner alignment
Benefits of Crown Chakra Opening
When you open your crown chakra, infinite knowledge and wisdom will be available to you. You’ll be able to see the bigger picture of things and approach things with an open mind. You’ll feel more motivated and will be more responsible for your actions.
Opening your crown chakra also means opening yourself to other people. You’ll be able to feel more empathy towards other people and connect with them better. It also means being more connected to the Divine.
Our souls’ ultimate purpose is to discover the innate power of spirit and achieve the highest level of awareness. The power of the crown chakra can shift collective consciousness towards a more holistic and all-encompassing understanding of humanity and the world as a whole.
Signs and Symptoms of an Unhealthy or Blocked Crown Chakra
Overactive Crown Chakra
The seventh chakra works with one’s consciousness and subconsciousness. An overactive crown chakra will make you feel detached from the world around you. Signs of an overactive crown chakra include light sensitivity, disorientation, confusion, dizziness, lack of empathy, depression, cynicism, and self-destructive tendencies.
Underactive Crown Chakra
The crown chakra is responsible for finding purpose and direction in life. Therefore, an underactive chakra will cause a lack of inspiration and a lack of purpose in life. Other signs include the desire to oversleep, indecisiveness, and pessimism are symptoms of underactive chakra.
How to Open, Clear, and Unblock Your Crown Chakra
Take a Pause
We live in a fast-paced society, and although it has its benefits, there are also repercussions. To open the crown chakra, one must slow down, take a pause, and breathe.
Nurture yourself by feeding yourself with music or art. Take a walk with your dog. Do some light reading, take a relaxing hot or salt bath, or immerse yourself in nature.
Meditation is one way to connect with the higher powers and one’s Higher Self, and it’s useful when clearing the seventh chakra. Visualize a white or violet light glowing on the crown of your head and imagine it connecting to the world.
To meditate, you might want to follow the steps below.
- Find a quiet, comfortable place where you can’t be disturbed.
- Sit straight and breathe deeply.
- Visualize a white flower at the crown of your head.
- Imagine this white flower blossoming open as you continue breathing deeply.
- Let the white light enter your energy field.
- Once you feel complete, take a deep breath.
Say Daily Affirmations
Below are some affirmations you can say to clear or open your crown chakra.
- I am connected with the Universe.
- I trust the flow of the Universe.
- I am a spiritual being and channel for divine wisdom and divine light.
- I receive guidance from my Higher Self.
- I am complete with the Divine.
- I am at peace.
- I accept and embrace myself.
- The Divine supports me.
- I trust my intuition.
Use Crystals or Crown Chakra Stones
Since the crown chakra is associated with the color violet, you can use white or purple crystals to help unblock it. Clear quartz, Herkimer diamond, or amethyst can be used. You can take them with you while you meditate or place them on your altar.
Pray and Be Open to Guidance
Prayers can open the door to higher consciousness because it connects you and your crown chakra through an energetic bridge. After sending prayers to whatever or whoever you believe in, try to look for synchronicities or other signs.
Signs can manifest through repetitive numbers, dreams, and instances that seem to be coincidences. The Universe will always respond to you in a way you’ll understand. You only need to strengthen your mindful awareness.
The crown chakra opening symptoms are unique to every individual. They vary depending on one’s spiritual path. Opening and unblocking chakra points can be challenging and confusing.
Professional psychics on this website who specialize in chakra systems can help you open your crown chakra or determine if you’re already experiencing crown chakra opening symptoms. They can also guide you on clearing and aligning your chakras.