The post about the dangers of activating your third eye from a few weeks ago gathered a large interest. Many of you, looking to expand your knowledge in this area shared your stories in the comment section.
We hope that this post will also help you enlighten about the topic of the third eye and bring nothing but positive changes in your life.
What is the Third Eye Chakra?
Located right in-between your two eyebrows and slightly above them, exactly in the middle of the forehead of a person sits your third eye chakra.
The third eye chakra is linked to the pineal gland which is also at the exact same spot but it’s inside in the center of the brain.
The element of this chakra is light. In Sanskrit, which is ancient Indian, it’s called the Ajna. The Ajna means to perceive and to command.
The period in which it develops is during adolescence.
The purpose of this chakra is to form a person’s personality.
A menace of this chakra are illusions. It’s because it’s the seat of your mental power, your intellect, your memory and your will. But we will get back on that later.
The third eye chakra you the ability to see into the heart of things and in the unknown parts of yourself. The third eye chakra also connects the bottom chakra with the top chakra.
The vibration of the chakra is much quicker than all other chakras.
A good trait of it is that it brings ideas into materialization if you learn how to make it mature.
What is the internal seeing the chakra gives us for? It allows us to see the bigger picture of things and transcends your ego and find deeper meaning in your life.
When you develop your inner sight, it will bring you clarity.
How to Heal Your Third Eye Chakra?
As we mentioned, the third eye chakra is your intuition, wisdom, intellect, the ability to see the bigger picture. It’s also seeing how things are and getting the message that you need to receive for your soul’s evolvement.
Some of the symptoms when the third eye chakra is out of balance or in deficiency are:
On the topic of third eye chakra healing, there are various methods and ways to do just that.
Here are the 7 most useful ways you can heal your third eye chakra.
1. Work with Your Dreams.
One of the ways to remember your dreams is to set an intention that you want to do it.
You can do that by expressing the strong affirmation that you’ll remember your dreams before you go to bed.
When you put your mind right before you go to sleep that you’ll remember your dreams, after a few nights you’ll start to recollect some of your dreams. And especially the last dream that we have before we wake up.
A useful tip is when you’re starting to awake, without changing your pose, go back to your dream world and see what you’ve been dreaming.
You can keep a paper and a pen on top of your night table and when you remember a dream just write it down as soon as you wake up. Otherwise, after a few minutes, the memory of the dream will fade away.
Your pineal gland is connected to the production of melatonin in your body.
Taking melatonin supplements can improve your sleep quality and memory. A side note is that the effect of such supplements affects everyone differently. Some claim of increased dreaming while others feeling exhausted throughout the whole day.
Sun exposure throughout the day can also help your body gets its dose vitamin D. This is also linked to having better sleep during the night. Just be careful not to stay too long out in the sun because of its strength.
2. Surround Yourself With Crystals.
Crystals such as selenite, amethyst cluster, kyanite, optical calcite, celestite, moonstone, honey calcite, tiger’s eye, labradorite land all have a beneficial effect on the third eye chakra.
Many of them are inexpensive and can be easily found online. There are entire e-shops dedicated to providing crystals and stones.
Whenever you feel down, or you want to be mentally sharp, surrounding yourself with such crystals is always a good idea.
And most of the crystals aren’t limited only to helping the third eye.
We’ve a special post on third eye chakra stones, coming with a description.
3. The Charm of Essential Oils.
Here, we’ll only list some who are good ones for your third eye chakra. These are:
4. Delve into Mythology.
In mythology, you find about all these stories of the Goddesses and the Gods and the ancient archetype figures that are present in the depth of our subconscious mind.
Studying mythology develops your creativity and the ability to make more embellished creations in your mind.
This knowledge can prove to be invaluable.
5. Visual Art.
When you have that knowledge about ancient mythology, you can put it into creating art.
When you create art, you stimulate the process of your visual thinking.
The goal here isn’t to produce something, to put on your wall or gift to your friends.
The goal is to use visual art to pour out your unconscious, to stimulate your visual thinking and in the meantime to enjoy yourself.
Good starting point is drawing wheels of chakras and then painting the colors of the chakras. Just like the image of the left.
Another brilliant idea is drawing mandalas. Mandalas are a symbol of an integrity of the soul.
6. Color Therapy.
Surround yourself or focus on the colors you want to bring out.
That could be looking at a painting, looking at a picture, the sky, a flower, the earth, the leaves on trees or you can go by with what you’re wearing that day.
7. Meditation is Ideal for Balancing the Third Eye Chakra.
Our mind is constantly wandering. And a simple meditation is a good way to teach the mind to focus on one thing at a time.
We need to quiet the mind. Because when we quiet the mind we can access the thoughts running in the background of our minds.
Draw your attention to the center of your head or the dot between your eyebrows. You can add visualizations of colors or images or solely concentrate of cleansing the third eye chakra.
What Are The Illusions and How to Get Rid of Them?
Earlier we said that we can get sidetracked by illusions.
Sometimes we get stuck on something and we want that to be in a certain way. So, we create this illusion of how we want that to be and we imagine this whole thing and we get stuck on it.
We don’t want to acknowledge that things are different in the way we see them in our mind. We fight and resist reality the way it is and we get into this big illusion the way things should be and construct things around it.
The problem is an illusion is an investment of a lot of psychic energy and it takes away our strength.
Sustaining an illusion, we’re only repeating this cycle over and over again of how things should be in our minds. And that can lead to obsessions. And when we get to play this over and over again, we start to believe it’s real, while in fact, it’s only a mere obsession of the way we want things to be done.
We get into our heads too much and we’re not anymore attached to reality and the present moment.
The more we invest into the illusion that harder it becomes to let go of it.
To cope with this, we need to realize that there are things that we cannot change and we should accept that.
The best thing to do is to let go of illusions and see reality as it is.
Hope you enjoyed this long but yet informative post on what is the third eye chakra and how to do a third eye chakra healing.
The following video will help you cleanse it: