As you may have noticed, Esther & Mila has recently debuted a curated necklace collection. Each piece is inspired by a feminist icon whose work and force aligns with a particular chakra and crystal. The crown chakra is supremely divine and incredibly relevant to each person’s growth and well-being; so let’s delve a bit deeper! Our focal points are crystal quartz, the crown chakra, and Barbara Brennan who is an energy healer, physicist, and author.
What is the connection between these three components you might wonder? Crystal quartz is symbolic of the boundless and mystical crown chakra, while Brennan’s work reveals unique insights into a person’s origins, aura, personality, and health. A perfect match made in the universe! The energy shared and fostered between crystals and chakras are highly intertwined, just as our past experiences, traumas, and growth all come together to determine the vibrancy of our energy and health. Barbara Brennan’s holistic and scientific approach, delivered with raw truth, beauty, and empathy, make her the embodiment of inspiration for crystal quartz and the magnitude of light in our lives and how it can transform us.
At first glance, the intriguing crystal quartz is reminiscent of a crystal ball. You may not be able to peel your eyes away from either! (Also. can we agree that as a society we are too fixated on the future??? I know that sounds like a tangent, but just humor me and keep that question in your back pocket as you read on.) The notion of crystal balls and fortune tellers spark equal amounts of eager stares as they do nervous laughter and dismissal, depending on the audience. If you are in the latter and lump together the narrow portrayal of “psychic” that we are fed along with energy work, set aside your apprehensions and just think about you. Sit with your breath and think about your moments; your feelings day to day, your physical state and stamina, interactions with people and nature, lingering feelings that crop up, how you spend your time awake and asleep, as well as what your body and mind crave… That all originates from energy and reactions along with the flow and interaction of life forces. The crown chakra, symbolized by light-catching clear crystal quartz, works as a guiding force to balance the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, and 3rd eye chakras so that we may live in a space of enlightenment and harmony. That is quite a bit to take in and factor into our ability to transcend into higher consciousness and ecstasy!
Located in the center top of the head, this chakra’s energy gleams upward to bridge a connection between your aura and the universe. It is guided by light and fueled from the state and liveliness of the other 6 chakras, which is why it is so crucial to stay attuned to your present feelings and needs, rather than projecting future possibilities. We may all experience various intensities and periods of time in this chakra, but one thing is certain, our vibration is navigated there through light and the metaphysical properties of crystal quartz magnifies our healing and intentions. As the crown encompasses universal energy, it is within the perpetual journey to align with this chakra that we reap the most benefits and vibrate in joy and enlightenment. To take this idea of universal energy one step further, ponder that the crown chakra is often associated with the full moon. Have you ever noticed having heightened emotions and reactions during the time of the full moon? This could mean joy, panic, regret, and so on, but nonetheless heightened. As human beings, we are composed of approximately 60% water, so it is only natural that we are pushed and pulled by the moon’s cycle and light, much like an ocean wave. The way we rise or fall is indicative of how balanced we are in each of the chakras. Again, it is prime time to check in with ourselves and conduct a caring assessment of sorts. Our hearts, our voice, our gut, our mind…. Are they weighed down, tied in knots, encumbered, aflutter…?
In seeking to energize the 7th chakra, we should respectfully heed Barbara Brennan’s teachings; take inventory of your entire being and nourish your other chakras daily so that they may radiate light on your path to seek a vibrant crown energy. Experience garnered from her childhood, training as a counselor and physicist, and tapping into her innate calling has fueled Brennan’s knowledge that our aura is a shining beacon representing the state of our health, emotional and physical. Brennan has observed unhealthy auras, colored by repressed agonies, to be associated with physical ailments and serious diseases affecting our bodies and health. Our light, or energy, is revelatory of our past traumas, ailments, and current state of being. Oftentimes, human beings neglect the care that they require and crave. Whether deliberate or out of necessity to compartmentalize and survive, we find ourselves hampered down with repressed memories, emotions, or even traumas. This all leaves a footprint upon our soul and mind and our chakras and physical bodies may work in overdrive to compensate for that wound. However, take note, I said survive, not thrive. This is simply not a sustainable path and Brennan strives to shed light upon this through energy work. For whether we bear neglected trauma for weeks or decades, it will reveal itself as an imbalance in our mind and body, only continuing to grow and wreak havoc into other areas of our body, mind, and life.
We live in a society surrounded by images, noise, and distraction, as well as promises of health and well-being. Sign up for this package, have these supplements delivered to your home, clue into this app! There is no doubt that we need to tend to and exercise our mind and body and there are many reputable, fun, and worthwhile opportunities. However, we can only run or remain rigidly regimented for so long before that masked trauma begins to reveal itself in new and known ways. Hush those loud and fast voices and instead give in to the quiet so that you may hear the emotion or void roaring within. Think of a forest animal. What does it do when it is hurt? It searches out a safe area for calm, curls up, and sleeps until it is ready to see the light and forge onward. What profound intuition! There are so many great resources available to us, but we can only just crack the surface until we are able to sit in silence in a safe environment and lovingly recognize where we are at in the now. It is through that practice, that our consciousness may reveal to us what experiences have touched us or maybe knocked us to the ground along the way. Meditation and honesty in the present moment will allow us to recognize and then heal the suffering and erosion to the body and soul that has plagued us. We must stop emphasizing the future and insisting that our health and happiness will manifest “when…”. Instead, embrace each small moment, tiny breath, and perhaps new ritual to allow us the needed space to open ourselves to our intuition and see more clearly. Crystal quartz can act as a supportive talisman or clearing guide in this pursuit to enlightenment and healing.
Energy is continually transported and transmuted within us and touches that of other beings. We should strive and take care to exude a healthy light and aura for our own peace and wisdom, as well as for the relationships that we hold dear. Crystal quartz attracts and radiates light, enhancing the vitality of our crown chakra and overall state of consciousness. Extremely powerful in its properties, we should cultivate a gentle and intentional meditation practice with this crystal. Daily integration of crystal quartz will further elevate our awareness of the quality of the light we shine inwardly throughout our chakras as well as outwardly to the universe. Tapping into the present with crystal quartz will bring forth compelling and peaceful energy as we continue on both our earthly and spiritual exploration.