If you ever want to know the difference between making sense and nonsense, open your Third Eye to see the truth.
We all possess a sixth sense or second sight. When our Third Eye is weak or ‘closed,’ however, we are unable to access our deeper knowledge and tend to not trust our intuition when we sense something that is beyond the reach of our other five senses. We “hear,” “feel” or “sense” something but we don’t know where it’s coming from so we dismiss it as nonsense. Focusing on this chakra when your senses seem to be playing tricks on you will help you separate fact from fiction.
The Third Eye Chakra, also known as Brow Chakra, is located in the center of the forehead, between your eyebrows. It’s color is purple and it relates to our ESP or Sixth Sense. Third Eye Chakra is highly intuitive. It connects us to our inner seeing, powers of observation and connection to the Divine.
When the Third Eye Chakra is active and balanced, we feel mentally sharp, in touch with reality, and our intuition is sharp as a tack. We are able to balance logic and good judgement with daydreams and imagination. You are able to discern fantasy and illusion from intuition. You can act on those ‘big ideas’ for a new product or creative project 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 we may have trouble sleeping, lack imagination, be lethargic, have poor memory and be impatient with others. Weakness in this chakra also causes us to use selective hearing, have a tendency to ‘check out’ of social situations and lapse into daydreams. We 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.
Spiritually, the Third Eye Chakra’s element is light. The lesson of the Third Chakra is to acknowledge our own divinity and deliver ourselves to it.
Physically, the Third Eye Chakra is related to the pineal gland, the eyes, ears, frontal sinuses, and the outer layers of your brain.
The pineal gland is named for its pinecone shape and produces melatonin, regulating our sleep and waking cycles. Its energetic connection to the physical body can manifest as nightmares, insomnia, headaches, problems with eyesight, sinus infections, earaches, blurred vision and other head and brain conditions.
Here are two meditations you can use to clear and balance the Third Eye Chakra:
Clear Sight Writing
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.
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
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.