What do you think of when you hear the word “champion”? Someone who rescues another from a burning building or dives into the water to help a struggling swimmer? Performing brave deeds is one form of being a champion but there’s another kind of champion too, one whose help is needed all the time just about everywhere. These are the Champions of the Seventh Chakra. They are people you know in today’s world, using their special gifts and talents to help others on a global scale.
I call them “Seventh Chakra” champions because their ability to do the work they do comes from their “open” seventh energy centers. The seventh chakra energy center at the top of the head is called the “crown chakra.” It’s your connection with Spirit, your Higher Power, and the Universe. This energy center opens outward and upward, pulling light energy in from above and flooding you with an experience of transcendence. You are no longer merely human when this center of energy is awakened; an enormous power lights up your consciousness.
A person with an open seventh chakra energy center is a beautiful sight to behold. Let me describe some of my nominees for the league of “Seventh Chakra Champions:”
Someone with a truly integrated seventh chakra is 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter. President Carter and his wife Rosalynn founded the nonprofit Carter Center whose mission is to prevent disease, defend human rights, resolve conflicts, and ease poverty around the world. Habitat for Humanity, which builds low-income housing, is a special cause for President and Mrs. Carter. Beyond raising money, they have hammered nails for Habitat with their own hands. In 2002, Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his international work as a peacemaker and humanitarian. He cites his spiritual faith as the inspiration for his mission to help all God’s children obtain food, shelter, health care, and a chance to live in peace.
If you were the richest couple in the world, what would you do? Here’s another team of Seventh Chakra Champions who are using their power to serve and heal. Bill Gates’ fascination with computers led him to co-found software giant Microsoft. Today, he and his wife use their wealth to fund the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which works to advance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty around the world. Bill and Melinda Gates encourage other super wealthy people to sign the Giving Pledge and agree to give 50 percent of their money to charity. They are credited with giving away billions and saving an untold number of lives. They also affirm that extreme wealth isn’t required to look at the world with openness and caring and do what you can do.
If you look forward to watching The Ellen DeGeneres Show and enjoy her good-natured, humorous antics, you may recognize that Ellen is another of our “Seventh Chakra Champions.” She uses the power of her personality and her role as a TV talk show host to encourage tolerance, kindness, and giving. Among the causes she has supported are: Susan G. Komen for the Cure (breast cancer awareness), “Be Kind” (anti-bullying), The Humane Society, Feeding America, Children’s Health Fund, The Gentle Barn (home for abused animals), and many others.
Each of these “champions” embodies the kind of connection to Source that can empower anyone to work for the greater good. An open seventh chakra helps you build this connection. Each day, you can invite spiritual growth and welcome the divine into your life through prayer, meditation, or communion with nature. If you wonder whether your seventh chakra is open, ask yourself the following questions:
Do I trust that I am safe and connected to a universe that wants to support me?
Do I have a ritual that connects me with my God or with nature?
Do I have a sense of joy that comes from my purpose in the world?
Can I imagine myself connected to everyone and everything?
Energy healing opened the door for me to realize my true purpose, and today I serve as a Master Energy Healer. However you hope to serve, whatever you dream of pursuing, energy healing provides access to your higher self, where all your answers reside.