Many times, we feel lost and disconnected, despite having everything in place. We feel the lack of connection, fulfillment, and purpose in life, for no apparent reason. This happens because of the underactive Third Eye and Crown chakra.
At the core, we are spiritual beings undergoing a human experience. But in the everyday rut of mundane life, we often forget our spiritual nature. We spend a huge part of our time worrying about the future or ruminating over the past. We need to connect and surrender to the Universe, in order to truly let go of the worries. We need to grow spiritually alongside manifesting abundance in the physical plane so as to experience unconditional bliss, irrespective of the circumstances. In this article, I focus on the Third Eye chakra.
The Third Eye
The Third Eye (sixth chakra) is our gift or a gateway to connect us to the source and is associated with our sense of intuition, concentration, clarity of vision, and receiving guidance from the higher beings or angels. Its corresponding gland – the pineal gland – is the organ of supreme connection with the Divine. It secretes the hormone melatonin which governs our circadian rhythms (our sleep cycles) and hence keeps us happy. Besides melatonin, the pineal gland secretes several other neurotransmitters that work to provide us access to higher states of consciousness – the state of unconditional bliss.
When we don’t use a muscle or an organ, it becomes atrophied and since we do not rely on the pineal in general, it becomes dormant. So without developing our Third Eye chakra, it is rather easy to remain trapped in the mundane affairs of everyday life. With the lack of spiritual connection, we feel easily ruffled by the trials and tribulations of life. This connection is intrinsic to human existence and important to unleash the full human potential. Developing the Third Eye chakra is therefore crucial and brings stability and clarity along with several psychic gifts like telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, astral travel, etc. in advanced stages.
Here is a primer on how to unblock the Third Eye chakra and thereby reclaim our union with the Source:
1. Meditation – Regular meditation helps to put an end to the ceaseless thoughts which keep us stuck to the material world and pose an obstacle to experiencing peace and joy. Find a quiet place to sit for a few minutes every day. Focus on your breath and just witness any thought or emotion that passes by, with objective awareness. Do not attach or identify with any kind of thought, because you are more than your thoughts. Enjoy the silence. To quote Voltaire, “Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.”
2. Chanting – ‘Aum’ is the primordial sound of the Universe and mental or verbal repetition of the ‘Aum’ mantra helps to activate the Third Eye chakra and attunes us to the tremendous Universal energy of this mantra.
3. Reiki – In today’s modern life, we are exposed to several unnatural radiations from various digital devices. Prolonged exposure to these radiations along with our own negative thoughts block the Third Eye chakra and impede the free flow of energy. Consistent Reiki practice helps to mitigate and even completely eliminate the obstructions created in our auric field and our Third Eye chakra. A completely healthy Third Eye chakra is marked by phenomenal memory, concentration, analytical skills, clairvoyance, freedom from unnecessary thoughts, and a deep understanding of ourselves.
4. Wear a bindi/tilak on the forehead – In India, it has been a tradition since yore to apply a tilak (sandal paste) or kumkum bindi (female) on the forehead (in the middle of the eye brows). This is the exact location of the Third Eye chakra. It is believed that putting this tilak helps to prevent the leakage of energy from the Third Eye chakra, enhancing memory and concentration. This also helps to cool the nerves and relieves headaches. Applying slight pressure on this point (with a finger or thumb) also helps to activate this chakra.
Awakening of the Third Eye chakra also brings a lot of paranormal powers, which are beyond the sensory range of human perception. However, we need to look beyond these powers in order to truly advance spiritually. Why settle down for a small glimpse of it when the Whole is available to us? The benefits of cleansing and strengthening the Third Eye chakra extend beyond the limits of time and space. It’s the portal to experience our oneness with the Universal consciousness – the one that resides in the stars and the sky. And that is the only way to truly attain freedom and abundance that lasts for an eternity.
Love and light.
Article by Dr. Jayashree Ramana
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Dr. Jayashree Ramana is a scientist and nutritionist. She uses Reiki healing as a part of her holistic healing program.
She is Usui Reiki Grand Master and practices Usui Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Crystal healing, Lama fera, Magnified healing, Emotional Freedom Technique(EFT), acupressure, etc. She is a fitness enthusiast and helps people achieve optimal levels of wellness by amalgamating physical measures including nutrition and exercise along with various alternative therapies. Her vision is to empower people and help them tap into their individual power while simultaneously creating a life of abundance and joy.
She is working as Senior Information Scientist at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. She was formerly a university professor and scientist in the field of Biotechnology for a decade. Her own personal transformation with reiki sparked her passion for metaphysical sciences and this led her to found ‘The Healing Soul’.
Get in touch with Dr. Jayashree Ramana through her website www.thehealingsoul.in or you may reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her youtube channel is www.youtube.com/c/DrJayashreeRamana.