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Case Study: The Third Eye Chakra

Article by Haripriya Suraj, Reiki Master

The Case

Dev (name changed) has been suffering with intermittent neck pain for several years. He is in his mid thirties. In the past, doctors prescribed pain killers and suggested a few neck strengthening exercises. He did not wish to take the painkillers and was not motivated enough to keep up with the exercises. When he came in for a Reiki healing, the neck pain was rather severe and had moved up to his head. It hurt behind his right eye.

After an assessment of his energy field, I found that Dev had a fully blocked third eye chakra and a fairly open crown chakra. I found some blocks in the throat chakra as well, but the third eye was calling out for attention. Though he is not a Reiki channel, Dev lives largely by the Reiki principles. He feels no anger or worry. He is content with all that he has in life and is kind to every soul. He is an embodiment of practical spiritual wisdom. However, he is completely closed when it comes to extra sensory perception and connection with higher realms of energy, which are aspects related to the third eye chakra. I found this combination of an open crown and a fully blocked third eye rather unusual.

Third Eye Chakra

I sensed intuitively that Dev was a very powerful person but his third eye had shut down due to some past life trauma. People with blocked third eyes were often psychics and healers in their past lives. They either misused their power or were punished for being powerful. I felt very strongly that Dev was one of those souls. Also, he was not willing to consider that the root cause of his blocked third eye could be related to past life trauma. So, I found his case to be rather challenging.

The Healing

I consulted my Reiki Guides and Angels who guided me to trust my intuition and proceed with courage. I used a combination of Violet Flame Healing, Reiki and Crystal Healing. We did three sessions of healing. In all three sessions, I started with the violet flame healing to remove the block. The block felt like a huge piece of rock that had hardened behind his right eye (which is where he felt the pain). I could also sense a thick veil covering his eye, which indicated that the third eye was shut tightly. I was then guided to place rose quartz crystals on his physical eye and also heal it with Reiki using the OM symbol. Rose quartz is traditionally used for the heart chakra. However, I received strong signals that they must be used on his eye and I just followed the guidance coming in. As the crystals worked on his eyes, I proceeded to do a full body Reiki healing to balance his energies.

I also did a card reading to receive further guidance for both of us. He was guided to practise Yoga to strengthen his neck and I was guided to be very gentle with his healing. My Guides and Angels told me not to push things beyond what he could cope. I sensed that his third eye was traumatised to such an extent that it refused to come out of hiding. My Guides and Angels told me that only love has the power to melt barriers that cannot be broken by any other means. I then understood why I had been guided to use the Rose Quartz on his eye. It was to replace the trauma in his third eye with the gentle energies of love emitted by the soothing crystal.

rose quartz

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I received feedback from Dev that the pain came down significantly after the sessions but it is still triggered at times. I was wondering if I should offer to do more healing. I consulted my Guides and Angels again, who told me that my role in his healing is complete for the time being. The three sessions of healing we did ensured that love made its entry through the shut doors of his third eye and that was all he needed at that point. They asked me to let go and trust that he will heal fully when the time is right. Hence, I did not recommend any further healing to him.


I learnt that healing is not always about ensuring that all traces of pain vanish and the client joyfully exclaims, “Wow. What a miracle!”

Healing has so many layers to it and at times we healers just have to let go and allow people to learn their lessons in time. We need to strike a balance between assisting the healing process and letting go when necessary. We need to trust that a higher wisdom is in charge. People will heal in ways that are right for them and not necessarily in the way that we feel is right for them.

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Haripriya Suraj
Haripriya Suraj

Haripriya Suraj is a Reiki Master, Angel Healer, and Spiritual Teacher. She was drawn to Reiki right from her childhood and Reiki went on to become part of her life’s purpose. Reiki is her constant companion from which she derives peace and contentment. She is also deeply connected with the angels, with Angel Healing being an integral part of her Reiki practice. After reaping the fruits of Reiki practice in her life, she was inspired to spread the joy of Reiki and the light of the Angels. Haripriya offers courses in Reiki and Angel Healing as well as distance healing services. She resides in Bangalore, India. Reach Haripriya on her blog at lightworkersonearth.com, on email at angelhealingbangalore@gmail.com and on Facebook at Angel Light.

{ 11 comments… add one }
  • meetu October 29, 2014, 1:37 pm

    Wonderful Insight !!

    • Haripriya October 30, 2014, 5:27 pm

      Thank you Meetu!

      • shubham January 23, 2015, 9:52 am

        Mam what is angle healing

  • Paula Resende October 30, 2014, 11:03 am

    como gostaria de um dia ser como tu…..
    encontrar paz, dar amor e não sentir inveja.
    Só assim encontrarei o verdadeiro sentido da vida

  • ananya October 30, 2014, 3:48 pm

    Hi, very nicely put about healing having many layers… I agree with you, that beyond a certain point we can’t journey with the client in the healing process

  • Haripriya October 30, 2014, 5:34 pm

    Thank you Ananya. It is good to know that you feel the same way as well.

  • Justine November 2, 2014, 9:15 pm

    Hi. Wow, I loved this article. I too am guided to use Rose Quartz for a variety of things because of the fact that love is the greatest healing energy. It breaks down all barriers. I do not just use it for heart chakra work on myself and clients. Lately I have been wondering if it was just me that thought this and if it was just something to do with my own things going on. I feel like your article was confirmation for me to keep using it the way I feel guided to. Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Haripriya November 3, 2014, 10:00 am

    That’s very inspiring. Please continue to trust your intuition. It is your best guide. Thank you Justine 🙂

  • sangeeta December 4, 2014, 4:50 am

    Nice article. I love to read all of ur articles.in one ur articles u uploaded a guided meditation audio. That was really superb. Very spiritual. Kindly send more audio meditations if possible.

  • Charity January 23, 2015, 6:37 am

    Thank you 🙂

  • Debbie April 1, 2015, 3:06 am

    Great article. Can you explain how you do Violet Fame healing? Thank You.

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