INSIDE: Chakra work goes a long way to promote optimal health in body, mind, and spirit. In this article, we'll learn how to open our spiritual chakras to fully recognize our soul connection through divine medicine.
We know the importance of attending to our physical health with exercise and nutrition to feed and strengthen our body. But to truly take a holistic approach to wellbeing, we need to tend to our spiritual health as well. The best way to do that comes from opening our spiritual chakras.
What Are the Spiritual Chakras (Upper Chakras)?
Most commonly, we talk about seven chakras that align well with different points along our spine from pelvis to skull. Many more exist in the aura around our body, but we like to focus on the ones connected to our physical selves as we can do very targeted work to open and fortify them.
To concentrate on our spiritual health, we look to our upper chakras, arranged between our heart and the crown of our head. Those are the energy centers that allow us to tap into our inner wisdom, spiritual expression, and psychic abilities.
Our heart chakra allows us to find connection with our truest self and to forge relationships with like-minded, value-centered individuals. A healthy heart chakra nourishes our ability to feel compassion and empathy for others. Through an open heart chakra, we value the chance to both give and receive love.
Green and pink colors energize the heart chakra, and stones of these hues can be used to heal and open the heart.
Moving up through the spiritual chakras, we arrive at the throat chakra. The throat chakra generates our ability to communicate our truth and purpose. It helps us access our deepest intentions to fuel our spirit to do good in the world.
A balanced throat chakra makes meaningful expression possible. The color blue feeds the throat chakra and helps to open it for heartfelt, clear communication.
Third Eye Chakra
Next, in the region between our eyes at the lower center of our forehead rests our third eye chakra.
This upper chakra regulates our intuition and wisdom. In our lower chakras, the solar plexus gives us a gut feeling about situations we encounter, while our third eye gives us the intuition and knowledge to understand the spiritual significance of challenges and obstacles.
A strong third eye chakra opens our mind to possibilities and to creatively envision new paths that can keep us moving forward. It is powered by stones that range from dark blue to purple, especially indigo.
As the pinnacle of the spiritual chakras on our body, the crown chakra links our physical form with the spiritual divine. Located at the top of the head, this chakra allows us to receive messages and signs sent to us from our spirit guides and spirit-centered beings around us.
An open, healthy crown chakra reveals to us the divine connections that we need in order to fully understand spirituality and to find enlightenment.
Powered by the color purple, the crown chakra unifies our personal vibrations with other balanced reverberations in the universe that help protect and nurture a balanced system.
12 Best Crystals for Opening the Upper Chakras
With a better understanding of these chakras, we can learn about some of the best crystals for them and how to open your spiritual chakras...
Because the crown chakra is such an integral chakra to our spiritual wellbeing, Amethyst’s rich purple tones bring soothing vibrations to our mind so that we can settle into our true nature.
When our crown chakra opens, it helps to activate all of our other upper chakras. Amethyst invites in divine wisdom to help us stay focused on our spiritual purpose.
From the ancient mythologized land of Lemuria, Lemurian Quartz instills wisdom from millennia of experienced guides.
It is believed that the island of Lemuria may have existed but was destroyed. But a few survivors escaped the island before its destruction and planted Lemurian Quartz around the world so that someday they would be found and used to teach spiritual lessons.
Lemurian Quartz stones have strands that run through them, believed to be the markings of history and a timeline of development. Especially attuned to the crown chakra, Lemurian Quartz opens our spirit to growth and enlightenment shared by divine guides.
The Super Seven crystal refers to a rare cluster of stones that fuses Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Geothite, Lepidocrocite, Cacoxenite, and Rutile. That packs quite the spiritual muscle!
This particular combination of crystals acts as a total chakra system charger, but because of the strength of Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Geothite, and Cacoxenite, it really hits the upper chakras.
Super Seven brings the physical and spiritual into alignment, which is the best way to find true fulfillment and wellbeing.
Rose Quartz has one of the strongest connections to the heart chakra. The soothing pink infuses soft vibrations to settle our emotions so that we can think clearly and rationally about our relationships.
When our feelings of love flow freely, we share our spiritual gifts with others, even subconsciously when we venture out into the world.
Also known by the names Dogtooth Amethyst or Banded Amethyst, this stone shows V-shaped patterns of Amethyst and White Quartz. When these crystals team up in Chevron Amethyst, they really unlock our psychic depths.
Chevron Amethyst paves a safe pathways for us to open our consciousness, test out our psychic gifts, and practice how to use them.
Selenite connects to lunar energy as a crystal of light with its glowing white coloring. The moon has cosmic ties to the feminine balance of the universe. Using Selenite to open our spiritual chakras provides us with access to higher consciousness so that we can gain awareness of our intuitive abilities.
Another heart stone, Aventurine’s light green hue gently fills our chakras with optimistic energy. Aventurine opens the heart chakra to opportunities for abundant love and budding relationships.
Known as the Genius Stone, Rainbow Fluorite can work between all of the upper chakras given the spectrum of colors that can be found in this beautiful stone. Ranging from green to deep purple, Rainbow Fluorite offers different vibrations depending on the concentration of tones throughout a crystal.
Rainbow Fluorite is a particularly protective stone, which is an important aspect of chakra opening. While we want our chakras open and receptive, we have to pay attention to energy that penetrates our spirit since it isn’t always positive. Rainbow Fluorite develops our spiritual stamina to focus on our true purpose.
When you know how to open your spiritual chakras, you can then communicate the lessons and wisdom you access from the divine with others who are open to hearing it. That’s why Lapis Lazuli has an important role in our upper chakra health.
The incredible indigo-like color of Lapis Lazuli puts our throat and third eye chakras in conversation. That means that we can tap into deep intuitive knowledge and find the words to articulate its importance in our spiritual lives.
Another throat-third eye cooperator, Sodalite brings clear thinking and harmony between our inner motivations and our external actions. When we comprehend our true spiritual needs, it is vital to align our behaviors and lifestyle with them. Sodalite helps us realize this and to confidently articulate our truth and boundaries.
Lodolite is a variety of Clear Quartz that includes trace amounts of a variety of other crystals. While it is mostly clear, the inclusions of slight tints of green, brown, red, orange, and cream makes it an excellent spiritual chakra opener.
Lodolite energizes the crown chakra by linking different chakras to our intuition and divine relationships. The trace colors connect to the heart and lower chakras, allowing us to see the delicate connection between our physical and spiritual auras.
Returning to our heart chakra, Unakite Jasper blends greens and pinks to uplift our spirit and make it possible to share positive emotions. Wearing Unakite near the heart lets its essence release into your aura at all times. This wonderful stone unites spiritually-centered individuals to do divinely-sanctioned work.
Getting our spiritual chakras in peak condition invites so many more soul-fulfilling opportunities to manifest before us. Putting these stones to work, together or separately, offers a super-charged way to condition the upper chakras for intense, psychic experiences on our spiritual journey.
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