Third Eye Chakra
Questions to ask?
- Do you trust your intuition and insights?
- Are you able to develop your psychic and intuitive abilities?
- Can you release your fears and anxieties or do you hang on to negative thoughts?
- Are you able to balance your imagination and fantasy realm with reality?
- Do you tend to feel lonely or are you often depressed?
- Are you unable to give yourself credit because you lack self-pride?
We have five senses in which we glory and which we recognize and celebrate, senses that constitute the sensible world for us. But there are other senses - secret senses, sixth senses if you will - equally vital, but unrecognized, and unlauded. ~Oliver Sacks
Because it connects us with a different way of seeing and perceiving, the third eye chakra’s images are often hard to describe verbally. It puts us in touch with the ineffable and the intangible more closely. Third eye visions are also often more subtle than regular visions: They may appear a bit “blurry”, ghost-like, cloudy, or dream-like. Sometimes, the inner visions might be clear like a movie playing in front of your eyes.
The Third Eye Chakra transcends time. The gift of this chakra is seeing - both inner and outer worlds. The energy of this chakra allows us to experience clear thought as well as gifts of spiritual contemplation and self-reflection. Through the gift of seeing we can internalize the outer world and with a symbolic language we can externalize the inner world. This energy allows us to access our inner guidance that comes from the depths of our being. It allows us to cut through illusion and to access deeper truths - to see beyond the mind, beyond the words.
The "way of the third eye" is seeing everything as it is a point of "witness" or "observer", or from simply being mindful - moment by moment. It means examining self-limiting ideas and developing wisdom that comes from a perspective that transcends the duality of good or bad, black or white. It means seeing and helping others to see the deeper meanings of the situations in their lives. When this chakra is fully activated, both hemispheres of the brain function in synchrony. The right hemisphere's creativity and synthetic thinking are integrated and balanced with left hemisphere's logical and analytical thinking. The Third Eye is not only the seat of wisdom but also a seat of conscience. This is where you not only see what is going on, but you also know what it means. This is where your sense of justice and your ethics originate.
When your third eye is open, you not only see but you also understand. When the Third Eye is balanced you see everything clearly. You function and make decisions with a sense of neutrality; meaning you are concerned, but not attached, to any single outcome. A common sign of hyperactivity in the third eye chakra is overindulging in a fantasy world while losing touch with reality.
There are many ways to cultivate your intuition. The third eye is the center of insight, vision, and higher wisdom. It could be useful to learn how to activate and maintain theta and alpha brainwaves. These foster frontal lobe activity and prepare your third eye and brain to be more receptive.
So what about getting acquainted with your dreams and their meanings, perhaps giving a try at lucid dreaming. Try Letting your creativity flow freely by focusing on specific activities or letting your imagination loose. For instance, start learning a new art or craft; don’t try to be perfect, just let your inspiration run through your hands and be ready to be surprised by the results. You can also try to rest under the moonlight and reflect; the moonlight resembles the quality of light of your intuitive center. Nurturing silence is another way to help open the third eye wisdom. When you listen, it will sound almost like a whisper.
Tools to use to help balance your Third Eye Chakra
Aromatherapy: Rose, Neroli, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Elemi, Lavender
Healing Foods: Red onion, Red cabbage, Blueberries, Red grapes, Blackberries, Raspberries, Raisins, and Eggplant.
Crystals: Shungite, Amethyst, Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli and Quartz, Tourmaline, Tanzanite.
Herb: Almond blossom
Teas: Eyebright, Bilberry, Star Anise, Mugwort, Lavender, Juniper, Rosemary.
- I am in touch with my inner guidance.
- I listen to my deepest wisdom.
- I seek to understand and to learn from my life experiences.
- I am wise, intuitive, and connected with my inner guide.
- I nurture my spirit.
- I listen to the wisdom of elders.
- I trust my intuition.
- I forgive the past and learn what was there for me to learn.
- I forgive myself.
- I love and accept myself.
- I know that all is well in my world.
- I am connected with the wisdom of the universe.
- I am open to inspiration and bliss.
- My life moves effortlessly.
- I am at peace.
- I am the source of my truth and my love.
Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. ~Joyce Brothers