“Up there, godding the whole blue world, and shrieking at a snip of land.” ~ Anne Sexton, Birds
No, the title of this article is not a typo. Yes, god can be a verb. No, it isn’t religious. Yes, it is extremely spiritual. “Godding” means a sacred flourishing of the human condition, a divine blossoming into self-actualization.
When the crown chakra is godding it is an all-out embracing of self as cosmos and cosmos as self. It is an overwhelming, agape, in-love-with-the-moment breath of fresh air at experiencing the cosmos as an interdependent whole.
The crown is the accumulation of all the energies of the chakras, a blending of all the unique lessons learned from meditating on the other chakras. It is the merging of our personal consciousness with cosmic consciousness to bring forth all the knowledge that is available to us.
Tapping into the awesome power of the crown chakra means being in motion with who we really are and living our authentic truth. Here are six signs your crown chakra may be godding.
1.) You have made an art of questioning who you are and why you’re here
“The question you should be asking isn’t, “What do I want?” or “What are my goals?” but “What would excite me?” ~ Tim Ferriss
You’ve questioned things to such an extent that you’ve come to realize that the only answer is to question. You realize that anything can and should be questioned to the nth degree. You see how the only rule is change, and how change is a beautiful giant question mark radiating its potentiality and probability within an impermanent cosmos.
As a vital aspect of this cosmos, you have become the dot on the question mark, and the dot is a yin yang. You are the yin yang, bursting with ability to balance polar energies through your art of questioning.
You know who you are, and you realize that who you are changes from moment to moment, from day to day, from year to year, and so you have mastered the ability to adapt to and overcome the vicissitudes of the Self.
You know why you’re here. You know what your unique contribution to human evolution is, and your crown chakra is bursting with your soul-signature, ready to manifest your destiny.
2.) You have the ability to download information from your higher consciousness and apply it
“You must not fear, hold back, count or be a miser with your thoughts and feelings. It is also true that creation comes from an overflow, so you have to learn to intake, to imbibe, to nourish yourself and not be afraid of fullness. The fullness is like a tidal wave which then carries you, sweeps you into experience and into [creating]. Permit yourself to flow and overflow, allow for the rise in temperature, all the expansions and intensifications. Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.” ~ Anais Nin
Your imagination is profound indeed, promethean in its reach. You have the creative power to reach into the cosmos and pull down precious information. You realize, as Einstein did, that “imagination is more important than knowledge.”
You have learned how to tap the cornerstone of infinity, which has further revealed the philosophers stone, and you have trained yourself to harvest the sacred information.
Like a gardener cultivating a garden, you are a Zen Gardener cultivating the garden of the gods, reaping what they sow, and providing it to others in a Promethean leap of faith. And the gods be damned if they don’t like it. It’s just as much your garden as it is theirs. You know better than most that you’ll reap no evolution if you don’t sow a little revolution.
3.) You practice big picture thinking over small picture thinking
“I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.” ~ Albert Einstein
Your big mind trumps your small mind. The small mind is still there with its whiny, woe-is-me, overly-dramatic, needy sense of entitlement, mind you, but you have learned how to fly over it with a humor of the most high.
With a bird’s eye view and high humor in your heart, your big mind perspective oversees the tiny goings-on of the small mind and laughs at its pettiness and need for attachment. You’ve mastered the art of sacred humor.
Your third eye is a cosmic owl, perched upon the high limb of the universe, taking everything in and seeing how it’s all connected like a giant web, or Indra’s Net, stretched like gossamer across the human condition and its relationship with an indifferent cosmos. Sometimes you fly down and meddle with mortality, but eventually you fly back up and the big picture always puts things into perspective for you.
4.) You have moved from a low vibration of survival and fear to a higher vibration of forgiveness and love
“You must forgive those who hurt you, even if whatever they did to you is unforgivable in your mind. You will forgive them not because they deserve to be forgiven, but because you don’t want to suffer and hurt yourself every time you remember what they did to you. It doesn’t matter what others did to you, you are going to forgive them because you don’t want to feel sick all the time. Forgiveness is for your own mental healing. You will forgive because you feel compassion for yourself Forgiveness is an act of self-love.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
You realize how the seeming need for material possessions is a brainwashing technique used to weigh us down and keep us vibrating at a lower level.
You have learned how to detect deception, mainly from your ability to question all things, but also because you practice and cultivate acts of love and forgiveness for yourself and others who are, or who have been, deceived. Your self-love is all-consuming and it radiates outward catching everything and everyone with its sacred light.
Like a beacon of hope in a dark world, you shine your light into the shadowy unconscious, thereby making it conscious; and revealing to others the interconnectedness of the collective unconscious and its effect on each other and on the world. You forgive because you love.
Through a world-as-self and self-as-world, interconnected perspective, you love because you realize that you are everyone else and everyone else is you. You are no longer a victim of the world, you are the world, and you seek to enlighten others that they are the same.
5.) You’ve learned to take the painful high road over the satisfying low road
“When we crave simplicity, we are not after an easier life. We are after life.” ~ Dave Bruno
You have simplified your life –mind, body, and soul– and the lightening of your load as put all things into perspective. You see how knowledge is pain and ignorance is bliss, but you choose pain anyway, because therein lies the truth: pain is a side effect of love.
It is precisely because you love that it hurts so much, but you endure, because love intermittently liberates and connects the soul. You are the one walking the hard path, absorbing the slings and arrows of doubt, indifference, hate, and anger being thrown at you from the low road.
But you need not the clumsy invulnerability of armor; you need only the absolute vulnerability of naked love. Let the confederacy of dunces sling their false arrows, you are immune, and you have even figured out how to sling them back from the Bow of Love & Forgiveness.
6.) You realize love is the basic building block of the cosmos
“Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces.” ~ Rumi
Love is the basic building block of the universe, and you are an architect par excellence. Your love is not the petty, attachment-oriented, one-upmanship type of love practiced by small mind; but the lofty, relationship-oriented, cooperative type of love practiced by big mind. Your crown chakra is blossoming into infinite Love, and you are the vehicle which experiences it.
You are the tool that is consistently leveraging it into living life. You breathe it in, you breathe it out. You meditate on it and cultivate it. It is the source of all inspiration, and you are divinely inspired. You are building with it a new world, a new way, a new platform where the sacred expression of our souls can be collectively actualized.
You understand that your crown chakra is godding precisely because Love itself is godding, and you have simply tapped into its higher frequency. You’re surfing its divine wave, and you’re here to show others how to do the same.