The chakra system is an ancient concept originating from Eastern spiritual traditions that offers us a valuable framework for understanding, expanding, and strengthening self-love. Each of the seven main chakras, or energy centres, plays a unique role in our overall health and happiness. By focusing on specific chakras, we can address different aspects of self-love and create a holistic approach to nurturing and loving ourselves.


In a previous blog post, I explored the foundational aspects of self-love through the lower chakras—Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, and the Heart Chakra. These chakras help us to establish a strong base for our physical, emotional, and personal empowerment. You can read about embracing self-love through the lower chakras here


Building upon this foundation, let’s turn our attention now to the higher chakras—Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, and the Crown Chakra. These chakras play a crucial role in our spiritual and intellectual growth, developing deeper self-awareness, authentic expression, and a profound connection to the divine. By embracing self-love through these higher chakras, we can elevate our consciousness, and we are able to integrate our spiritual aspirations with our everyday lives.


Let’s look at the main characteristics of each of the higher chakras, signs of balance and imbalance, and practical activities to nurture and harmonize these energy centres. By integrating these practices into your daily routine, you can nurture a deeper connection with yourself and build a more loving, compassionate, and empowered life.



We’ll start with a brief overview of the 7 main Chakras:


1. Root Chakra (Muladhara) – I AM – Element of EARTH:

Located at the base of the spine, associated with survival, safety, stability, self-sufficiency, and grounding.


2. Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana) – I FEEL – Element of WATER:

Located below the navel, associated with our sensuality, emotions, desires, creativity, and letting go.


3. Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) – I DO – Element of FIRE:

Located in the stomach area, associated with individuation, free will, personal power, courage, and boundaries.


4. Heart Chakra (Anahata) – I LOVE – Element of AIR:

Located in the centre of the chest, associated with love, compassion, forgiveness, harmony, and gratitude.


5. Throat Chakra (Vishuddha) – I SPEAK – Element of SOUND / ETHER (Space):

Located at the throat, associated with self-expression, communication, truth, acceptance and freedom.


6. Third Eye Chakra (Ajna) – I SEE – Element of LIGHT:

Located between the eyebrows, associated with insight, intuition, unity, peace of mind and purity.


7. Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) – I KNOW – Element of THOUGHT (Cosmic Energy):

Located at the top of the head, associated with spiritual connection, consciousness, knowing, integrity and enlightenment.




Understanding the Throat Chakra – I SPEAK


The Throat Chakra, or Vishuddha in Sanskrit, is the fifth energy centre in the chakra system. The key word is I Speak – we identify and express ourselves through our beliefs and consciousness.


Located in the throat area, it is associated with the element of sound/ether (space) and the colour blue. The Throat Chakra governs communication, self-expression, and truth. It plays a important role in how we express ourselves and interact with others, making it essential for developing a healthy sense of self-love and authenticity.


The Role of the Throat Chakra in Self-Love


A balanced Throat Chakra is essential for self-love because it empowers us to express our true selves and communicate our needs and desires. This chakra allows us to speak our truth with confidence and integrity, enhancing self-acceptance and honesty. By embracing self-love through the Throat Chakra, we can develop clear and compassionate communication with ourselves and others.


Signs of a Balanced Throat Chakra


  • Clear Communication: Ability to express your thoughts and feelings clearly and effectively.
  • Authenticity: Speaking and living your truth without fear of judgment.
  • Listening Skills: Being an attentive and empathetic listener.
  • Self-Expression: Confidently expressing your individuality and your creativity.
  • Integrity: Aligning your words with your actions and values.



Signs of an Imbalanced Throat Chakra


  • Communication Issues: Difficulty expressing yourself or fear of speaking up.
  • Lack of Authenticity: Suppressing your true thoughts and feelings.
  • Poor Listening: Struggling to listen or empathize with others.
  • Creative Blocks: Hesitance to express your creativity.
  • Dishonesty: Misalignment between your words and actions.


Activities to Balance the Throat Chakra


  • Singing and Chanting: Use your voice to sing or chant. This can help you to open and balance the Throat Chakra.
  • Journaling: Write about your thoughts and feelings to improve self-expression.
  • Public Speaking: Practice speaking in front of others to build up your confidence.
  • Listening Exercises: Practice active listening in your conversations
  • Affirmations: “I speak my truth with clarity and confidence.” – “My voice matters, and I express myself freely and authentically.” –   “I am open and honest in my communication with others.”




“Everything and anything we communicate to others, communicates to them, how to see us and treat us.” Miya Yamanouchi



Understanding the Third Eye Chakra – I SEE


The Third Eye Chakra, or Ajna in Sanskrit, is the sixth energy centre in the chakra system. The key word here is I See – we identify and express ourselves through our beliefs and consciousness.


Located between the eyebrows, it is associated with the element of light and the colour indigo and governs intuition, insight, and wisdom. The Third Eye Chakra plays a fundamental role in our perception and understanding of the world around us, making it essential for developing a healthy sense of self-awareness and inner guidance.


The Role of the Third Eye Chakra in Self-Love


A balanced Third Eye Chakra is crucial for self-love because it enables us to connect with our inner wisdom and intuition. This chakra allows us to see beyond the surface and understand our true selves deeply. By embracing self-love through the Third Eye Chakra, we can develop a strong sense of inner guidance and clarity, helping us make decisions that align with our highest good.


Signs of a Balanced Third Eye Chakra


  • Intuition: Strong intuitive abilities and trust in your inner guidance.
  • Insight: Deep understanding and insight into yourself and others.
  • Clarity: Clear vision and perspective on life situations.
  • Imagination: Vivid imagination and creative thinking.
  • Wisdom: Access to inner wisdom and higher knowledge.


Signs of an Imbalanced Third Eye Chakra


  • Lack of Intuition: Difficulty trusting your intuition or inner voice.
  • Confusion: Feeling lost or lacking clarity in life decisions.
  • Limited Perspective: Inability to see the bigger picture or understand deeper truths.
  • Imagination Blocks: Difficulty accessing your imagination or creative ideas.
  • Disconnection: Feeling disconnected from your inner wisdom or higher self.


Activities to Balance the Third Eye Chakra


  • Meditation: Practice meditation to connect with your inner wisdom and intuition.
  • Visualization: Engage in visualization exercises to enhance your imaginative abilities.
  • Journaling: Reflect on your dreams and intuitive insights through journaling.
  • Mindfulness: Practice mindfulness to stay present and aware of your inner guidance.
  • Affirmations: “I trust my intuition and inner wisdom.” – “I am open to the insights and guidance from my higher self.” – “My mind is clear, and I see the truth in every situation.”



“I close my eyes in order to see.”   Paul Gauguin


Understanding the Crown Chakra – I KNOW


The Crown Chakra, or Sahasrara in Sanskrit, is the seventh and highest energy centre in the chakra system. The key word here is I Know – here we begin to leave behind our ‘small’ identity, knowing that we are all One.


Located at the top of the head, it is associated with the element of thought (cosmic energy) and the colour violet or white. The Crown Chakra governs our connection to the divine, spiritual enlightenment, and higher consciousness. It plays an essential role in our spiritual growth and our understanding of the universe, making it essential for developing a profound sense of self-love and spiritual fulfilment.


The Role of the Crown Chakra in Self-Love


A balanced Crown Chakra is important for self-love because it connects us to our higher selves and the divine. This chakra allows us to experience spiritual enlightenment and a sense of oneness with the universe. By embracing self-love through the Crown Chakra, we can develop a deeper sense of inner peace, purpose, and spiritual fulfilment, transcending the limitations of the physical world around us.


Signs of a Balanced Crown Chakra


  • Spiritual Connection: Strong connection to the divine and a sense of Oneness with the universe.
  • Enlightenment: Experience of spiritual enlightenment and higher consciousness.
  • Inner Peace: Deep sense of inner peace and contentment.
  • Purpose: Clear understanding of your life’s purpose and spiritual path.
  • Transcendence: Ability to transcend the limitations of the physical world and connect with higher realms.


Signs of an Imbalanced Crown Chakra


  • Spiritual Disconnection: Feeling disconnected from the divine or your higher self.
  • Lack of Purpose: Struggling to find meaning or purpose in life.
  • Isolation: Feeling isolated or separate from the universe.
  • Closed Mind: Limited openness to new ideas or spiritual experiences.
  • Mental Overload: Experiencing mental clutter or overwhelm.



Activities to Balance the Crown Chakra


  • Meditation: Practice meditation to connect with the divine and experience spiritual enlightenment.
  • Spiritual Practices: Engage in spiritual practices such as prayer, chanting, or reading sacred texts.
  • Nature: Spend time in nature to experience the beauty and interconnectedness of the universe.
  • Gratitude: Practice gratitude to cultivate a sense of inner peace and contentment.
  • Affirmations: “I am connected to the divine and open to spiritual wisdom.” – “I trust the process of life and the guidance of the universe.” – “I am one with the universe and at peace with myself.”



 “Enlightenment or awakening is not the creation of a new state of affairs but the recognition of what already is.” —  Alan Watts



Final Thoughts


By understanding and nurturing the Throat Chakra, the Third Eye Chakra, and the Crown Chakra, we can further enhance our journey towards self-love and spiritual fulfilment. Each chakra offers unique insights and practices that contribute to a holistic approach to our well-being. Building on the foundation established by the lower chakras, these higher chakras help us integrate our spiritual and intellectual growth with our everyday lives. Embrace the process with patience, kindness and love, allowing the energy of these chakras to guide you towards a more authentic, insightful, and enlightened life.



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As a teacher of Self-love, Beingness, and the power of I AM, Fiona Elizabeth blends her expertise as a metaphysical practitioner with her heart and soul experience and Mother Nature’s wisdom. Holding a master’s degree and certifications in Metaphysical Science, Spiritual Counselling, Relaxation and Journal Therapy, she is committed to guiding people towards living authentically and uncovering who and what they truly are. Join her in embracing a life enriched by self-knowledge, self-transformation, and, most importantly, self-love.



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