The third eye chakra controls vision, intuition, perception of energies and dimensions, psychic abilities, illumination, inspiration and creativity.
By many, it is considered the chakra of awakening – when is open, we see the truths behind what we can see with our physical eyes.
Opening the Third Eye means literally accessing a different reality, a different level of understanding of life, a different perception of ourselves and others. It means accepting the truth and consciously taking actions to better the world for humanity.
Also called the “Eye of Insight”, this chakra is by far the most famous one, considered by many a sign of spiritual maturity and, for this reason, the one most people turn their attention to.
But is opening the third eye really a sign of awakening and spiritual maturity?
The answer is: “It depends”.
Ajna, the original Sanskrit name of the Third Eye is the sixth chakra in the classic 7 chakra system and the second one that helps us reach the 5th dimension of consciousness allowing us to manifest, co-create, communicate clearly with light beings, ascended masters, our Higher Self, visit past lives and many other wonderful things but It has to be unlocked mindfully.
Well, first of all, all the previous chakras need to align and be balanced as each one of them contain not only specific energy and powers but also important soul lessons.
Second of all, before opening Ajna, we need to learn how to deal with certain emotions and states like rage, anger and depression (Listen to “The Role Of Anger During Ascension” and “Understanding The Spiritual Causes Of Depression”), we need to actively learn and practice forgiveness, unconditional love, gratitude and observing without judging.
When our Third Eye is open, we realise that everything we were told since we were born is a lie, we realise what is behind worldwide events and political choices, we finally grasp the meaning of life and the reason why we are here on Earth at this point in time.
Would you run a 100 miles marathon with no physical preparation for it? No, right? So, do not open your Third Eye if you are not ready to work on yourself.
If you have done the work and you feel ready, here 5 easy techniques to open the Third Eye Chakra:
Positive affirmations have the power to get straight into your subconscious mind and reprogram your brain without having to make any kind of effort.
The element of the third eye chakra is light. The more you spend time in the sun, walking in nature, meditating or just sitting there, the more your body relaxes and the more the flow unlocks reaching your third eye.
3. Play with colours in your daily life
The colour of the third eye is purple or bluish indigo. Wearing these colours or surrounding yourself by them is going to help you a big deal.
Some of the best crystals and stones to open your third eye are amethyst, clear quartz, lapis lazuli, labradorite, moonstone. The size of the crystal doesn’t matter, what matters is your intention in the healing process. If you buy new crystals, remember to cleanse them before wearing them.
Processed food, refined sugars, fluoride, toxins contained in water, alcohol, cigarettes or recreational drugs calcify the pineal gland. So, if you want to open your third eye, it is very important to detox the body regularly and try to eliminate or limit anything that’s potentially damaging.
Opening a chakra is a process, it does not happen overnight and it cannot be rushed. Our chakras are sacred spaces where we grow, evolve, understand, access the deepest parts of our soul.
Keep it simple, give it some time, be kind to yourself and enjoy the ride!
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