If you want to know your true nature, you must have yourself in mind all the time, until the secret of your being stands revealed. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
The Third Eye Chakra or Brow Chakra in called Sanskrit “Ajna” meaning “Command” because being the highest seated in location in the body it functions as our command center, a tool for higher perspective. To open our Ajna up properly we must transcend the duality- the vision we use looking through both a left eye and right eye everyday.
Our third eye shows us deeper insight into our lives and the world we exist in, giving us a more rounded, richer, and purposeful view of ourselves and our relationship with Source. With a fully activated and cleared Third Eye chakra we can effectively maintain the appropriate objectivity in relation to all that which is outside ourselves.
This is crucial for a life lived in cosmic harmony for it helps us have a deep understanding of our place in the universe. It is therefore, also our access point for seeing beyond the surface and into the truer reality beyond space and time.
We exist in more than just this physical plane. We are flesh but we are just as much spirit and having a healthy, opened Third Eye is the key to accessing other dimensions of ourselves and so much more!
Through our Third Eye we can perceive and relate to the other half of our existence in the eternal, unseen realm of Source, the place all life flows from and where all life returns.
The Third Eye Chakra is the main conduit by which we commune with and receive from Spirit. Situated between the eyebrows it operates in conjunction with the pineal gland, it is our most powerful, innate tool for navigating our existence beyond the physical realm.
It enables us to see into and interact with the astral plane, serving as a kind of antenna allowing us to receive divine communicae such as dreams, visions, impressions, and second sight.
A healthy and opened Third Eye Chakra aides us in more wisely navigating decisions in our lives, helps us maintain objective (cosmic) perspective, and to receive messages from Source that guide our spiritual evolution.
Physical Impact of the Third Eye Chakra
The Third Eye chakra energy is the energy point in our physical being that regulates dreams, and our imaginations. Also because it is situated next to the pineal gland it is associated with melatonin production thus it also is connected to our sleep patterns and our ability to regulate stress.
Key effects of an overactive brow chakra
- Trouble visualizing/lacking imagination
Key effects of an underactive or blocked brow chakra
- Sinus issues
- Feeling a disconnect from your inner vision
- An inability to see the bigger picture
- Issues with the left eye
- Inability to remember your dream
Ways to heal the Third Eye Chakra
Close your eyes.
No, really. Close your eyes and look up. You will find your mind shifting away from the carnal and into the ethereal more pronouncedly. It is a yogic pro tip used by many teachers to get into the meditative state.
It is a very simple yet effective way to tap into your Brow Chakra energy and access the abilities we all carry within ourselves to connect with the Source beyond our physicality.
A Powerful Visualization Meditation
We use colors that correlate with and stimulate the Third Eye Chakra and perform this meditation. Indigo, purple, and white are most associated colors with this chakra.
Indigo – the auric color of the Ajna.
Purple – the color of Amethyst which is a go to crystal for stimulating and cleansing the Third Eye Chakra.
White – is good for meditating on and putting to use with objects such as candles, clothing, flowers, and moonstone or quartz crystals used in meditation as white is the color of pure life force energy straight from the source and a healthy opened brow chakra allows in that powerful light.
The use of colors in chakra healing work can be very beneficial in connecting with your respective weak chakra.
Deep Theta Binaural beats
Binaural beats are specially designed to interact with your mind and even the physical brain itself helping you achieve a deeper state of trance or meditation for the purpose of stimulating our various energy centers in the body.
A binaural track set at 936 or 10000 hertz is recommended as these frequencies tend to stimulate the pineal gland and thus can help you access your Third Eye energy more easily. These are best played with headphones on as the frequency has maximum effect when played directly into each ear canal.
You can utilize the track in a traditional meditation session or play it while drifting into sleep. Be warned however, that such direct stimulation can be intense enough to induce vivid lucid dreaming and even out-of-body experiences in some people when played into the subconscious while in sleep state.
Here is a great track to start with:
Bija Mantra Aum (Aaaauuumm) or alternatively you can try THOHH (pronouced as Toe).
Start by taking six deep breathes through the nose, slowly exhaling, releasing tension from the body until you are completely relaxed. Then repeat your mantra slowly trying to find the right pitch. You will know when you’ve got it right as you will feel the brow area resonate as you say it.
This is your Ajna responding. Try it, it feels really good. You can even experiment with playing a binaural track while you chant. This can help you find the right pitch sooner as matching your chant to the pitch of the frequency playing is generally going to ping of the respective energy center.
These three rare herbs are known to activate and open up the Ajna:
Celastrus Seed – Promotes higher understanding of the individual self, increases dream activity, and is thought to boost the pineal gland’s ability to produce DMT. Take it as a tea brewed from the seeds.
Holy Basil – This ancient household plant in India is held with deity level reverence. It is prized today for its potent anxiety/stress relieving ability and has long been used to stimulate the Ajna, and also other chakras . Usually consumed in tea form.
Blue Lotus – Increases spiritual awareness by activating the Third Eye. Take in a tea or tincture.
Adopt a Yoga Routine Designed to Stimulate the Third Eye Chakra.
You can talk to you yoga teacher for some personalized suggested poses or set up a tranquil area in your own space to follow a yoga progression.
Here are some poses that are often used for Third Eye Chakra work:
Ardha Uttanasana – Half standing forward bend
Sun salutations – with your eyes closed
Virabhadrasana III – Warrior III
Some find it helpful to follow a video. Here is a great basic Ajna workout to try but there are many – Open Your Third Eye Chakra This 7 Minute Yoga Sequence
You may want to find out what really works well for you, and then stick with it for some time.
You may find a reiki therapy session deeply beneficial to your overall being and a skilled practitioner will be able to not only customize the session to a certain chakra but also be able to identify specific blockages and whether or not the chakra is overactive or underactive.
Chakra healing can take a long time. Weeks, months, or even years. Everyone is at a different place in their own journey. There really isn’t one main path to balance. A Lot of work you do for your inner health will be trial and error.
Listen to your inner being and don’t stress if you feel like the path to healing is long. Trying out different things that work for you is part of the adventure. When you do find something that works well for you, you will grow and maybe even find whole new dimensions of yourself opening up.
Chakra work is soul work. It can at times be a challenge but it is well worth the effort to reach higher ground in your own personal evolution.
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