It seems an appropriate time to come to the end of our journey through the chakras - the Crown Chakra.

This is the part of the journey that is less to do with our individual selves, and more to do with transcending a sense of separate self.

When we are balanced in this chakra, we are connected with the divine, the source, a sense that there is something beyond the material world - whatever words resonate with you! We are filled with wonder at life and its unfolding, and have a high-capacity to trust and to simply be with whatever is happening in the moment.

The crown chakra is linked with the pineal gland. The types of diseases that can manifest when we are unbalanced here are depression, dementia, strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia.

We can balance ourselves in this chakra by meditation, consciously cultivating an attitude of gratitude and wonder, and doing guided visualizations and journeys that take us to other realms.

When I was first ill with M.E., I had a tangible and real sense of my illness being something to with disconnection from spirit, or disconnection from my spiritual or higher self. At the time, I had just committed to a Buddhist spiritual path. And yet the reality of my day-to-day existence was working hard, literally to the point of collapse, on a degree course. It felt as though the inability of my body and mind to continue working in such an intense and unbalanced way was giving me the message that the reality of my life was not matching my ideal of committing to a Buddhist lifestyle.

So, over the first couple of years of my illness, I immersed myself in meditation practice, and attended a lot of quite intense meditation and spiritual retreats. I had a lot of experiences of bliss literally coming into every cell and fibre of my being - which I know at the was very healing.

My path has changed quite dramatically since then, but I still really acknowledge that aspect of my healing journey.

Energy healing can also be very powerful for connecting with the divine. Some of the healings literally infuse bright, light, divine energy. This really strengthens our connection with our higher selves, and reminds us of why we are here. A particularly strong example of this is the intention line healing, which I have written about before.

The balanced chakra sound of the crown chakra is a high-pitched "EEEH" and the balanced colour is a rich gold colour.

This is the end of our chakra journey. I hope you have found it interesting as well as informative.

Author's Bio: 

Fiona Cutts is an energy healer who specialises in working with clients suffering from ME. You can see more about her work with people struggling with this debilitating condition at http://www.treatmentforme.net/. She has herself recovered from ME using a combination of energy healing, the Emotional Freedom Technique, nutrition, graduated exercise, meditation, chi kung and dance. She is an Integrated Energy Healing, in the tradition of Barbara Brennan, an Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner and a reiki practitioner. You can read more about her and the way she works with people suffering from ME at http://www.treatmentforme.net/#/my-story.