Do you feel like you lack imagination, intuition, or clarity in life? Or do you experience memory loss, brain fog, or sleeping problems?
If so, your Third Eye Chakra may be blocked. In this article, we will discuss how to open the Third Eye Chakra and enhance your insight through chakra alignment exercises
like meditations, affirmations, journal writing, and tapping. Learning how to align your chakras can help you open blockages to connect with yourself and the world around you.
What is the Third Eye Chakra?
The Third Eye Chakra is located in the center of the forehead, between your eyebrows. It’s color is deep navy blue and it relates to your extra sensory perception, or sixth sense. The Third Eye Chakra is highly intuitive—it connects you to your inner seeing, powers of observation, and the Divine.
When the Third Eye Chakra
is active and balanced, you feel mentally sharp and in touch with reality. You are able to balance logic and good judgement with daydreams and imagination, and discern fantasy and illusion from intuition. You can act on those ‘big ideas’ for a new product or creative projects because they are feasible and grounded in reality. You see the practical steps you need to take to turn the vision into reality.
When the Third Eye Chakra is weak you may have trouble sleeping, lack imagination, be lethargic, have poor memory and be impatient with others. Weakness in this chakra can also cause you to use selective hearing, have a tendency to ‘check out’ of social situations and lapse into daydreams. You may also become disoriented and overly passive or cynical, have difficulty visualizing things, like ideas or feelings, and be unable to see the big picture.
Signs of an overactive Third Eye Chakra include escapism into a world of fantasy or even hallucinations. An overactive Third Eye Chakra can also cause poor memory and/or intrusive memories.
Here are three meditations you can use to clear and balance the Third Eye Chakra:
Writing is a great way to get confusing thoughts out of your head and in front of your eyes. Reading your thoughts in the form of words helps you see your problems more clearly and the action of writing helps your brain process thoughts more efficiently.
Write down a question or problem that you want clarity about. Clear your mind of distracting thoughts or critical voices with a short visualization meditation, imagining a clearing place in nature like a waterfall or running stream.
Try this guided meditation to help reduce anxiety and clear your head:
Then, when you feel absolutely relaxed and quiet, start writing down each and every thought that comes to mind. No editing or censoring, just flow of consciousness.
You can also draw any images that pop up. If any particular word or image resonates for you, pay closer attention to them.
Keep shining the light of your intuition onto your page, trusting that your soul guide has the answers you seek. You can even use a highlighting pen on the words that have the most vibration. Use them as clues to your next steps in the days ahead.
Third Eye Chakra Affirmation and Tapping
This is a soothing, easy exercise that is both an affirmation and an acupressure massage that will help banish negative thoughts and set your intention for positive action.
Place your fingertips at the bridge of your nose, gently massage or lightly tap between your brows. Close your eyes, imagine a beautiful, deep blue disc rotating clockwise in your forehead.
Take 3 deep breaths. On the inhale, state aloud “I inhale the light of wisdom, truth and divinity.” And state “I exhale with inspiration, intuition and insight,” with each exhale.
Now that you are familiar with the Third Eye Chakra, you’ll be able to open up any blockages and bring more light and openness to it to live a more balanced lifestyle. Consider taking our online Chakra Healing course
created by meditation expert, Ilchi Lee, to expand your knowledge of balancing all of the seven chakras.