Feng Shui

What Is The Third Eye Chakra

The Third Eye Chakra is the energy center in our body responsible for reality, perception, manifesting, thought, and intuition.

According to yogic philosophy, the third eye is connected to duality which is a type of perception that opposes reality and is created solely by the mind. Once the third eye chakra is in harmony with the rest of the chakras, it is said that a doorway towards spiritual enlightenment is opened.

When our third eye chakra is clean and balanced, we see life with clarity and possess strong intuition, insight, self-awareness, and emotional balance.

On the other hand, when our third eye chakra is blocked or imbalanced, we tend to struggle with problems such as closed-mindedness, cynicism, anxiety, depression, paranoia, and various other mental illnesses and mood disorders.

What Is The Third Eye Chakra?

The third eye chakra, or Ajna, is the energy center within our bodies that is responsible for intuition, imagination, thought, and self-awareness. Located in the middle of the forehead just above the eyes, the third eye chakra is associated with the color indigo and the pineal gland within the brain. This chakra helps to regulate the energy associated with insight and wisdom.

What Is Third Eye Chakra Healing?

Third eye chakra healing is the practice of cleansing, opening, and balancing the third eye chakra within our bodies. Third eye chakra healing employs a wide range of holistic healing remedies to bring alignment to the body, mind, and spirit.

These remedies include practices such as meditation, mindfulness, color therapy, sound healing, yoga, self-inquiry, aromatherapy, and many others.

Signs Of An Unhealthy Third Eye Chakra

The best way to tell whether you need to undergo third eye chakra healing is to pay attention to your thoughts, feelings, actions, and physical sensations within your body.

  • You rarely feel creative or inspired by anything
  • You ignore listening to your intuition
  • You are overly logical or overly emotional
  • You’re often lost in your thoughts
  • You habitually escape into daydreaming to avoid reality
  • You’re addicted to external things which you believe will make you happy (relationships, food, sex, money, status, shopping, etc.)
  • Your interactions with other people are very trivial or superficial
  • You mistrust or dislike people easily
  • You have rigid opinions about the world that you aren’t willing to change
  • You are stubborn
  • You find it hard to be open-minded
  • You suffer from frequent headaches or migraines

Third Eye Chakra Healing Practices

When you have a clear and harmonious third eye chakra, you are calm, self-aware, and possess foresight. You are not controlled or limited by the mind, and you find it easy to distinguish truth from illusion.

You will also be much more insightful and understanding of yourself, other people, and life in general. Intuition will flow effortlessly to you as you make wise decisions that are grounded in reality, not fantasy.

You will be able to see life from a bird’s eye view which will give you wisdom and compassion. Spiritually speaking, you will be able to access mystical states of being much more easily, such as the feeling of timelessness and boundlessness. Some people even report developing gifts such as clairvoyance after working on this energy center.

Ways To Help You Balance This Energy

Ground yourself with mindfulness: Our third eye functions the best when it is grounded in reality. Otherwise, we get lost in fantasy and delusion very easily. Try to practice being present with whatever arises in your daily life. Focusing on your breath helps a lot.

Sunlight

As the element of the third eye chakra is light, you might find your mind becoming much clearer if you get outside a bit more. If you live in a dark or cold climate, you might like to try light therapy if getting natural sunlight isn’t much of an option. On a physical level, light awakens the pineal gland which improves the function of the third eye.

Mantras

One major cause of third eye malfunction is limiting core beliefs. Core beliefs are the central convictions we have about ourselves which cause us to feel fear, insecurity, and self-loathing. Common core beliefs include “I am not worth it,” “I’m a bad person,” and “I deserve to be punished.” By uncovering your hidden core beliefs, you might save yourself from attending years of therapy (not to mention improved mental health).

Hum Or Chant The Sound “OM”

This sound matches the vibration of the third eye chakra. Try drawing out the letters into sounds, such as “ommmmmmmmmm” or “auuuummmmmm.” You might also like to listen to binaural beats (a form of music healing therapy) which helps to activate and clear all the chakras through alternating sound waves.

Use Essential Oils

Best suited to: deficient and excessive blockages

Use oils such as patchouli, frankincense, clary sage, sandalwood, juniper, and vetiver. You can put these oils into an oil diffuser, rub them on your wrist (in a diluted form), or wear them in a diffusing pendant.

Pay Attention To Your Dreams

Your dreams are richly symbolic in nature and express your unconscious fears, desires, and needs.

The third eye is responsible for helping you to interpret your dreams, so practice reflecting on your dreams each morning for about ten to fifteen minutes.

Remember, dream dictionaries cannot provide you with the precise and nuanced meanings you need. Although it’s tempting to use one, see if you can try and discover the meaning carried within your dreams by yourself. Often important lessons and messages are conveyed within the dream world.

Affirmations And Meditation

Every day, infuse your mind with supportive and loving affirmations and meditations. Try to choose a statement that you sincerely resonate with. Here are a few examples, “I create my reality,” “I trust my intuition,” “I see with clarity,” “I connect with the wisdom of the universe,” “It is safe for me to see the truth,” “I trust in myself,” “My mind and heart are in perfect balance.”

Conclusion

Learning how to open your third eye takes dedication and the willingness to dig deep and make a few changes in your life. But the effort you put in is well worth it, and the gift of clarity will bless your entire life for years to come.

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