Awareness: I think, work at the computer, read, plan, imagine, analyze, ruminate ... and all of these things bring energy up to my head. Doing the Crown Pull opens the exit for static clutter that can build up in the head from mental activity, making room for the light of fresh inspiration to pour in.
Crystal Meditation used with permission from Visual Alchemy
Practice: I curl my fingertips and rest them on my forehead, along the midline. I like to rest my fingertips for a few moments, envisioning light shining from my fingers all the way into the inner structures, and then press in and pull firmly apart to the temples. I like to breathe in when pressing, and exhale while pulling apart and widening. I continue pouring rays of light from my fingertips, and the breathing rhythm, pressing in, and pulling apart, following the midline of the head over the scalp, portion by portion, until reaching my neck. I rake my fingers from beside my neck vertebrae outwards, then let them hang on my shoulders, letting any tension stored there melt away. Then I release and relax my hands and arms.
The ripples of my thinking become still
My guidance flows to me with clarity
Thoughts dissolve into a peaceful ocean
Reflecting sacred unity
I sometimes feel better when I do two Crown Pulls in a series. It's one of the practices that helps me fall asleep faster at night, when my mind is active and my body is weary. I want to open myself to inspiration when slipping into dreamtime, when I feel conflicted and long for guidance, and when I feel creatively "flat." I love the restful stillness I can feel after doing the Crown Pull.
The Crown Pull is taught by Donna Eden as part of her recommended Daily Energy Routine.
Inspiration's Window - The Crown Pull is part of Lyn Milum's To Begin the World Again - Mindfulness with the Daily Energy Routine series.