Chakra Series: Third Eye

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Moving beyond the physical world, the Third Eye Chakra commands your spiritual awakening and helps you find true inner peace. While there is a lot of emphases placed on opening the third eye to gain psychic abilities, the Third Eye Chakra reminds us that the power of this energy center lies in trusting our own instincts.

Our intuition is not just about “seeing,” but sensing. The Third Eye Chakra works with the energy of our psyche, as well as our conscious and unconscious psychological tendencies. When we work with this chakra, we commit to working with healing these unconscious instincts towards a version of ourselves that is more in line with our highest selves. The longer you work with your Third Eye Chakra, you will come to realize that your mind is the only thing that has power over you. If you can control your mind, you can overcome anything.

Sanskrit Name: Ajna (Command)

Color Associated: Indigo

Location: Between your eyebrows

Crystals to Use: Lapis Lazuli, Azurite, Tanzanite, Sodalite, Amethyst

Goddesses Associated with the Third Eye Chakra: Pythia, Circe, Hecate

Common Plants to Assist with Third Eye Chakra Healing: Mugwort, Lion’s Mane, Blue Lotus, Violet, Wild Blueberries

How to Tell if Your Third Chakra is Unbalanced

The Third Eye Chakra governs the pineal and pituitary glands. If it is unbalanced, you may experience headaches, poor vision, glaucoma or feel fuzzy, unfocused, or unable to make sense of things happening around you. You may also feel undisciplined, fearful of your success, or set your sights too low.

If your Third Eye Chakra is too open, you may find yourself being highly logical, intolerant of other points of view, authoritarian, or arrogant.

The Third Eye Chakra in Balance

When your Third Eye Chakra is in balance, you have many “eyes” that see the world in technicolor. In other words, you use ALL of your senses to navigate the world with complete awareness. You let your charisma shine, trust your gut, are not overly attached to material things, and may even experience unusual phenomena.

How to Balance Your Third Eye Chakra

We are all born with an intuition, but it usually takes time and practice to activate it to the level of “psychic abilities”. The truth is, trusting your inner awareness is much more important than just using this Chakra to become clairvoyant. One of the most important tools for the health of your Third Eye Chakra is meditation. Learning to quiet the mind while nurturing your body as a vessel through grounding, whole foods, and sleep can help you develop the innate sensations that help you determine if something is good, bad, sketchy, etc.

Affirmations for The Third Eye Chakra

I trust my intuition above all else.

My intuition guides me to my highest self.

I am full of wisdom.

The answers to all my questions lie within me.

I am the Divine Plan manifesting itself.

The Third Eye Chakra in Your Spiritual Path

You know those “gut feelings” you have? Those are coming from your Third Eye Chakra! All too often we forget to trust our own instincts and instead look for the answers elsewhere. We’re given a lot of bullshit (sorry) information on what the spiritual awakening should look like, and oftentimes that causes us to doubt ourselves. Owning the power of your Third Eye Chakra can help you break through the constricting rhetoric and create your own path based on what feels most aligned with your soul.

The Third Eye Chakra isn’t just about having “psychic visions” but trusting the sensations and the feelings you have around certain events, people, places, and things. The more you can be aware of what all of your senses are trying to tell you, the easier it will be to trust yourself.

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