The way we see the world and perceive ourselves, how others perceive us or how we think they perceive us is influenced by the chakra of the third eye.
The chakra of the third eye is located in the middle of the forehead, the point between the eyebrows. It is related to the ability to “GIVE” and “RECEIVE” and the ability to tell the truth, clairvoyance, higher mental wisdom, self-vision, visualization, intuition, imagination and discernment. The chakra of the third eye provides energy to the pituitary gland, small brain, left eye, ears, nose, nervous system. It is also the center of telepathy, the center through which we can send thoughts, images and representations to other people. Through the frontal chakra the full perception of the Self takes place. This is the “headquarters” of spiritual forces, intellectual discernment, memory, and will. When it is not balanced, there are difficulties in relying on your own intuition and feeling.
Because the third eye is the “headquarters” of all processes of awareness, through it we acquire capacity that extends from the manifestation of materialization to dematerialization. We can create new realities in the psychic realm and we can cancel out other realities. Usually, these processes take place automatically and without our conscious contribution. Most of the ideas that animate our lives are driven by emotional patterns and are programmed by our own or foreign judgments and prejudices. Thus, many times, our spirit is not the master, but rather the servant of our emotionally charged thoughts, which partially dominate us.
Chakra of the third eye can be blocked by the domination of illusions, by the belief that life should look in a certain way – as it may have been transmitted to us through the media or we have been guided all our lives, limiting beliefs, traditions, blind life, not following intuition, by spending most of our time in front of a screen not followed by rebalancing exercises. The imbalance also occurs when we are no longer connected to our self.
To look for the cause of the imbalance, ask yourself the following questions:
- Can I see things clearly?
- Do I have self-awareness?
- Can I remember my dreams and visions?
- Do I have imagination and creativity?
- How are my sinuses? Do I have problems with them, do I have allergies?
Imbalance of the frontal chakra can lead to headaches, severe migraines, eye conditions, neurological disorders, blindness, deafness, spine problems, sinus problems.
Other indications that the chakra of the third eye is closed or unbalanced
- You don’t think you can change.
- You feel misunderstood and unsupported in what you believe
- It seems to you that your ideas are never accepted, that you are not accepted, that you cannot be yourself in front of those in the family
- You need outside support to believe in your ideas and / or to make decisions
- You feel empty, disconnected, caught in illusions, confused, lost, with a lot of stress, anxiety, as if you were a burden, as if you were in the way of everyone
- You have negative thoughts, you are afraid to be afraid, you can’t hear your inner voice or you can’t trust it
- Limiting beliefs and patterns inherited from the family
- You’re easily influenced
The third eye has a lot to do with being open to evolution. To think that you can change, to see that things can go well for you. That is, to give up the victim mentality and open yourself to the better, to healing, to evolution.
How to heal and balance the chakra of the third eye?
The active color of the third eye chakra is indigo, any energy visualized during meditation with the third eye chakra is usually perceived as indigo – indigo blue has an opening effect, dark blue has an effect on intuition and knowledge holistic, purple works on extrasensory capacity.
People who strive to improve the balance of the Ajna chakra often wear indigo clothing, draw mandalas, meditate, do visual exercises, use crystals, light, colors and sound therapy, sit in the sun, practice compassion, read books that inspire them. People working on chakra unblocking wear amethyst, azure, quartz crystal, sapphire, blue topaz, lapis lazouli, soldalit.
Many different mantras, prayers and songs were composed to honor the chakra of the third eye and help efforts to balance it. As with each of the primary chakras, the third eye chakra has a one-syllable mantra that is useful in meditation and other forms of healing practice: OM / AUM. This can be repeated vocally or subvocally during meditation.
At the same time, reflect on the questions above in your journal, recognize your patterns when it comes to self-expression and communication with the outside world, and write down your intention to heal.
Some of the flavors that can be used to activate the sixth chakra are lavender, mint, jasmine, rosemary, sandalwood, lemongrass, wormwood.
Third Eye Chakra sum-up:
Active color: Indigo
One-syllable mantra: OM
Flavors: lavender, mint, jasmine, rosemary, sandalwood, grass, wormwood
Crystals: amethyst, purple fluorine, black obsidian
Reflexology: the point on the navel of the big toe
- Contemplation of the starry sky
- Keeping a dream diary/journal
- Mandalas drawing
- Visual exercises
- Color and sound therapy
- Sitting in the sun
- Compassion practice
- Inspirational books reading
Take a comfortable Lotus position on the floor, your palms on the floor slightly behind your shoulders, your fingers pointing back, tilting your head back and creating a smooth, flowing breath, visualizing your breath as a spiral of bright blue as it enters and comes out of the “third eye.” Breathe in this way nine times.
Article by Patricia Lidia
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Patricia Lidia is a corporate engineer, writer, blogger, and coach on creativity and emotional balance. She is passionate about reading and writing, alternative therapies, and spirituality. She is a Reiki master teacher with over ten years of experience. Her aim is to help women find their emotional balance and create the life they’ve always wanted.
She resides in Timisoara, Romania. You can find her at patricialidia.ro/ or patricialidiaemotionalhealing