Everything You Need To Know About Balancing Your Soul Star Chakra

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Do you know if your soul star chakra is balanced?

As an energy healer for more than 17 years, I've been reading and studying about energy healing, energy bodies, and the chakras for a long time.

I've noticed that information on the seven major chakras is plentiful, increasingly available, and becoming commonplace. However, there's much less written about the soul star — a.k.a. the 8th chakra.

It's also referred to as the soul star chakra, Vyapini in Sankrit, or universal heart.

Yet, the soul star is the seat of the soul. It's central to our purpose, life mission, and connection to a greater spiritual and universal consciousness. In other words, it's foundational. 

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So, what exactly is the soul star or 8th chakra?

Chakras are wheels (vortices) of energy or light that run along the spine within an energy envelope called the central light column.

Each chakra supports the balance, health, and wellness of the whole: mind, body, and spirit. In contrast to this more common conception of seven chakras, there's a 12-chakra system.

The latter system includes the soul star among five additional chakras externally located to the physical body.

The 8th Chakra has an additional important function. It connects us to other dimensions or worlds, including those used in past-life regression, shamanic healing, psychic trance, and mediumship.

According to Cyndi Dale, it can assess the Akashic Records and Shadow Records.

Where can you find the soul star chakra?

The soul star or the 8th chakra is located about a foot (12 inches or 304.8 millimeters) above the head.  

Some say that the soul star is closer to the body, while others locate it about three feet (one meter) off, above, and around the body.

All agree that it lies above the crown or 7th chakra, hence the reference to the number eight.

All chakras are frequencies of light and subtle resonance. Each is associated with a color that corresponds to its frequency.

The soul star's frequency is (1074 Hz) and its color is white, or the presence of all frequencies of visible light.

Soul Star and Connection to All That There Is

The soul star is our connection or gateway to the broader universe, the cosmos, or "all that there is." It is the seat of our subconscious mind and it interplays with our dream space.

Since both the soul star and crown chakra relate to spiritual connection there is some confusion about what's each chakra's specific purpose and how they differ.

The crown chakra represents your individual or ego-based relation to spirit and the cosmic universe.

From the crown chakra perspective, you see yourself as separate entities and through the crown, you connect and receive guidance.

In contrast, the soul star is the point where that dualistic nature morphs into one. You and "all that there is" completely merge.

Dualism of Life

The soul star is the fusion of the spiritual dualism of life on earth (us as apparent and distinct individuals) with spiritual oneness where we recognize that there is no separate self, but rather only one universal consciousness, all that there is.

Due to its unique position, the soul star chakra is your connection to your "higher self." Your higher self is what some would refer to as your "real self," "true self," "authentic self, "or the "knowing self."

It's the part of you that's unencumbered by your incarnated (i.e., embodied) experience. This incarnate experience is defined by our thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and sense that we are somehow separate from all that there is.

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In other words, it's unconstrained by our earthbound living experience of what is "reality." The soul star, on the other hand, has perfect clarity on both sides: earth and the universal field.

Point of Transformation

Since the soul star is this point of transformation, it's sometimes considered the seed and origin of the seven lower chakras that relate to us as an incarnated entity.

Its energy and influence are infused throughout all our energy bodies, and, therefore, throughout our entire existence.

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The Gift of a Balanced and Clear Soul Star Chakra

When your soul star is balanced, you have clarity about your purpose and why you chose this incarnation. Hence, it can clarify and orient you on your soul purpose.

It can help you break through your limiting beliefs. Your authentic self is more easily revealed and can accurately steer us when the soul star is balanced and clear.

Thus, you move through a meaningful life with conviction and ease.

What are the signs of an unbalanced soul star chakra?

1. Overactive Soul Star

The signs of an overactive soul star chakra are similar to those of an overactive crown chakra: you might be ungrounded, feeling disassociated from the earth, confused, spacey, lacking purpose, "blowing in the wind," unsettled and directionless.

Physically, an overactive soul star can result in headaches and dizziness.

2. Weak Soul Star

A weak soul star chakra can manifest as a yearning without clarity or the ability to pinpoint a purpose or intention. Constant craving is a good way to describe this.

You can feel sluggish or stuck. Emotionally, a weakness can manifest as anxiety, cynicism, and depression. You may lack faith, both spiritually and in yourself.

How do you access your soul star chakra?

To connect to your soul star chakra, you have to go through your higher self, the highest level of consciousness that's accessible to you.

In other words, you connect to your higher self to access your soul star. Receive clear guidance, the chakra must be balanced and clear and you must have and express a clear intention.

How do you clear your soul star chakra?

1. Energy Healing/Integrated Energy Healing (IET)

 IET is an energy healing modality that accesses high-frequency life force energy. The "Soul Star Clearing" is one technique.

The technique helps the client recall their mission and clears impediments. It allows practitioner and client to access deeper and more intuitive information and messages.

2. Meditation

A variety of meditations clear and/or access guidance from the soul star. Typically, these meditations employ breathwork and/or some form of energy channeling.

Some use self-guiding.

3. Crystals

Use crystals for clearing energy such as selenite and quartz. A combination of energy healing and crystal wands can create a powerful and focused clearing force

4. Tuning

Use tuning forks with a resonance of 1074 Hz to entrain the soul star chakra.

If you're searching for a mission with more meaning or doing vision work, make sure your soul star is clear so you can access its wisdom.

The soul star will put you in touch with your authentic self and on a path that will be rewarding. 

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Patricia Bonnard, Ph.D., ACC is a certified International Coaching Federation (ICF) leadership coach and a certified Martha Beck life coach. For more information, contact her or visit her website.

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