Top of head, brain, forehead, and eyes: Represents Wisdom, Spirituality, and Perception

Top Of The Head

            First explore the top of your head. Place your dominant hand (the hand you use to write or eat) palm down about two to three inches above your head.  Experience the sensations in your palm or between your head and your palm. Is there a feeling of warmth, coolness, tingly feelings, or do you feel absolutely nothing? Now do the same thing with your other hand, the non-dominant one, again sensing whether the experience is one of warmth, coolness, energy, tingly sensations, or nothing. Write down what you experience. Now shut your eyes and note whether you see any colorswhen you do this with one or both hands and if so list the colors you see. The upper head and brain relate to father sky and higher energies. Wisdom, spirituality, and knowledge are thought to reside in this area of the body.

These characteristics of the top of the head mean the following:

            When you feel warm sensations on the top of your head the energy is flowing in a positive direction. You may be feeling good or even spiritual.  Your thoughts may be pleasant or you are simply relaxed.

            Tingly and pleasant, sensations above the head mean you are connected to the cosmos, alive, relaxed, feeling good, or in a spiritual state. You may have a strong connection with a higher power or the universe as a whole.

            A cool or cold state signifies a more closed way of being, meaning that you may be strongly focused on thinking about something and centered in yourself.  In this state, people are contained and their energy is not available to others or for spiritual endeavors.

            A lack of sensation above the head indicates a contraction of energy. Your energy is not flowing well. You may experience worry or fear or you may want to withdraw and be left alone. A lack of sensation above the head may signal being cut off from your body. You try to hold everything in and you are out of touch with feelings and emotions.

            If the sensations at the top of your head feel hot or intense, it is a sign of being out of balance and having too much energy in the head. You may be thinking too much or dwelling on a particular issue.  When this happens, physical symptoms such as headaches may occur.  One may also be ungrounded, lack focus, and entertain many unrealistic ideas.

 Here is some additional information about the head:

            When you stop to look at another person, you see the other person first with your eyes, because your head turns at a slower rate than your eyes.

            Many people believe the head represents one’s identity. They judge themselves poorly if they make a mistake or do not perform well intellectually.

            The crown of your head is linked to the cosmos, to the sky, and to the spiritual realm. The top of your head receives energy from the cosmos and sends it down into your body through energy channels, identified in many ancient spiritual, and healing systems such as acupuncture, Taoism, yoga, Hinduism, and shamanism.

            If the head angles down toward the ground, it may mean a person is depressed.

            A head angled downwards can also signal shyness. However, in a variety of cultures it may mean respect.

            By nodding the head when you converse with someone, it signals that you empathize with what the other person is saying.

            If you nod your head when speaking with another person, it shows that you seek the other’s approval.

            Your head may also move when you accentuate certain parts of a conversation when communicating with others. For instance by changing the position of one’s head, the direction of the gaze, or by moving one’s facial muscles, people try to make or emphasize a point.

            Head movement may be used to steal attention away from your body. When people experience discomfort with their bodies, the head and facial muscles seem to say, “Don’t look at my body, look at my face or head instead.”

            Sensations in the head occur when facial muscles activate and when skin temperature changes. These sensations signify emotional activity such as anger, fear, disgust, happiness, sadness, surprise, anxiety, love, depression, contempt, pride, shame, envy, and neutrality.

            When your head juts out ahead of your body, this position means that you are needy, tend to get attention through the intellect, and that your head rotation is restricted.

            When your head pushes forward it can also mean that you try to see what lies ahead.

            If your head pulls back and away from your body, it may indicate that you want to retreat from the world.

            When your head pulls up and away from the ground, so that your chin and eyes point upward, it indicates a discomfort with reality and a preference for fantasy over fact.

If your head is large in comparison to your body, it shows a strong will, a desire to control situations, and a belief that one is right in most cases.

            A large head may also mean that you take pride in your intellect or that you have been rewarded in the past for mental performance.

            The back of the head represents the lower brain, the parts that control sleep, movement, and touch. It also reflects your ability to put a dream or vision into action.

            When energy can be seen circling around the outside of a head, as in early renaissance paintings, it is called an aura. A pastel colored aura reflects a harmonious relationship with the universe. Yellow means you think deeply and swirls of pink and green reflect your loving feelings. On the other hand dark red may mean anger and muddy green or brown displeasure.  {Illustration: An aura surrounds the head}

            During a graduation ceremony, I watched two female graduates walk up to the platform to receive their certificates.  I was struck by the difference in energy around each woman’s head. The face of the first shined with pleasure and visible energy or currents of light radiated out from her head and shoulders. The other woman’s face looked worried and tense. Perhaps she felt uncomfortable in front of an audience or thought that she did not deserve the recognition. A muddy blur surrounded her head and shoulders and frown lines were evident on her forehead.

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