This chakra is the apex, top most and most subtle of all chakras. It is located above the crown of the head. It is symbolized by 1000 petals which are arranged in 20 layers each with 50 petals.
Sahasrara chakra relates to pure consciousness, and it is from this chakra that all the other chakras emanate. This chakra is fed by unconditional love, compassion and peace. When energy is not flowing freely from this chakra there are problems with feeling you are making a difference in the world, realizing your dharma or life purpose, and relating to a more connected sense of spirituality or the divine.
I offer you this popular and inspirational writing I have adapted from Marianne Williamson. This piece helped me relate to my Sahasrara chakra and I invite you to read it before a meditation.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of this Universe. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of Spirit that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”