The 8th Chakra: Everything You Need to Know
The 8th chakra is unlike any other chakra. It has no color but it is believed to be ultraviolet. Because of that, we can’t really see it or assign a specific visual or color to it.
For most experts, however, the 8th chakra is associated with the white color. It combines the effects of the other chakras and makes up their total projection. It is the aura.
What is The 8th Chakra
The 8th chakra is also known as the soul star chakra. People consider it as a pathway for divine love to flow to one’s physical body.
You can look at it this way:
When you meditate, you frequently start with imagining a light entering your body from above. That is you working your 8th chakra.
This chakra is where your personality, ego, and will start to project into your physical experience. It holds the blueprint of your personality and how you come and function into your formative years. It’s an important phase that you should never rush.
Take note that the 8th chakra doesn’t really refer to the soul itself. Instead, it’s the place where the soul dwells after one is able to clear his ego or persona.
You can think of it as your life’s purpose.
You see, the purpose of your soul is always clear to your higher self but it may not always be that obvious to you once you enter the physical plane. It requires the activation of your 8th chakra to connect to your higher self before you can get a glimpse of your life purpose.
After activating your 8th chakra, you’ll feel the need to change and shift your focus, particularly if you’ve spent years overlooking your true and real passion. You’ll finally hear that voice that tells you to pursue your true path that your higher self is pushing you to work hard on.
Apart from learning your soul’s purpose, activating your 8th chakra will also develop new abilities. You’ll discover the powers of your intuition, astral travel, clairvoyance, telepathy, and even the ability to heal your own energy.
At first, you’ll find those things overwhelming. However, as you get in touch with your higher self, you’ll find yourself getting more and more prepared.
And if you are still worrying about your capability to handle and utilize those skills, you can enroll in spiritual workshops and healing courses. A good spiritual teacher or energy healer can help you manage and control your new skills.
Where to Find The 8th Chakra
One can find the 8th chakra about 8 to 12 inches above the head. It’s not directly linked to the physical body like the other 7 chakras. It does, however, have a connection with the High Heart.
For you to experience it, you can imagine yourself rising above your physical body. As you look down at the light of your aura, you’ll find it as a circle or oval of light.
Why You Need to Open the 8th Chakra
Opening your 8th Chakra will make you more spiritually aware in an instant. It serves as a good way for you to connect with your higher self. Since it holds the secret to how you feel about the world and yourself, opening it will give you access to your unique spiritual gifts.
You’ll experience effects you won’t really see but feel and experience. This is why you need to tap into the power of your 8th chakra as that can give you an indispensable skill.
How to Activate Your 8th Chakra
There’s no shortcut to activating your 8th chakra. You need to take your time and be patient with the process.
Step 1: Locate your 8th Chakra
When it comes to opening any chakra point, the first thing you need to do is locate the right point. For the 8th chakra, here’s what you need to do:
- Take deep breaths. Inhale through the nose and exhale through your mouth.
- Bring your attention to the base of your pelvis. This is your base chakra and the root of your energy center. You can see this as a volcanic red light.
- After that, you can move to your second chakra or the sacral chakra. Represented by a coral orange color, you can find it between your navel and base chakra.
- Your next point of focus is your solar plexus chakra which is located at the belly button. Focus on its yellow light.
At the point of your heart is your next chakra of focus. It’s represented by a leaf green color.
- Move to the point of your spiritual development in your thymus area. You should be able to locate it between your throat and heart area.
- By that point, you’re ready to focus on your throat chakra. It’s represented by a peacock blue color that’s rich and filled with energy.
Next, focus on the area between your eyebrows. Breathe as you imagine an indigo color there.
- By this time, you’re ready to move to the area at the top of your head. Allow the white gold of your crown chakra radiate inside you. Feel the effect of that light.
Step 2: Opening the Actual 8th Chakra
Once you’re at your crown chakra, remain focused on the space about 2 to 3 feet above the head. If this is your first time trying to open your 8th chakra, you’ll find this part of the process a bit strange. You may even feel some tingling in your fingers and feel lightheaded.
Stay, breathe, and focus there. Meditate on that chakra as it gives you a way to communicate with your higher self. A lot of people who were able to successfully complete an 8 chakra meditation felt a sensation of calm.
Signs Your 8th Chakra is Being Activated
Trying to gain access to your 8th chakra can be an overwhelming experience. That can make it hard for you to actually know when you’ve opened and stimulated it.
One of the first things you’ll feel is the intense heat at the base of your spine and warmth on the rest of your body. You’ll feel very heavy and grounded. Your feet, on the other hand, may feel very sensitive.
Once you feel those changes, it’s important that you don’t control or resist any of them. Just allow them to flow and don’t hold back. Also, don’t judge the process. Trust it and just let things happen.
Those changes are all related to the purification process you need to access your higher self. Give the process time and allow the changes to happen at their own pace.
As higher energies reach your cellular, biological, and emotional systems, even your diet can change. You’ll experience dietary mood swings which will make you crave for unusual foods. You may even reach a point where you lose appetite.