Updated: Oct 2, 2020
"We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no once can take us on or spare us." - Marcel Proust.
Connecting and opening your third eye chakra will enhance your intuitive awareness, wisdom, intuition, and subtle energies that are constantly playing a part in our lives. Your third eye connects you to higher realms of consciousness, which allows you to connect to the world and spirit on a deeper level.
It is where our consciousness opens up, the point of balance between the right hemisphere (creativity) and the left hemisphere (logic)
The third eye chakra balances our rational and intuitive thoughts, our reflections, our clairvoyance. It enables us to have an overall view of reality.
When it is well balanced, it brings us the inner certainty of knowing exactly where to go, what to do, which direction to take.
This chakra allows us to be connected to our deepest being in line with our inner wisdom.
A blocked third eye or ajna chakra is said to lead to confusion, uncertainty, cynicism, jealousy and pessimism. Through an open and vibrant third eye, the highest source of ethereal energy may enter. While the physical eyes perceive the physical world, the third eye sees the true world — a unified whole with an unyielding connection to spirit. A list of the benefits and abilities the third eye brings include clarity, concentration, perspicuity, bliss, intuition, decisiveness and insight. The third eye has been linked to lucid dreaming, astral projection, quality of sleep, enhanced imagination and aura viewing.
Avoid Fluoride Pay close attention to the water in your life: tap water is a source of fluoride, which contributes to pineal gland calcification. Fluoridated toothpaste is another prominent source of fluoride in modern diets, as are inorganic produce and artificial drinks made with impure water. Consider adding water filters to your sink and shower faucets. Supplement Your Diet The list of supplements that support and detoxify the third eye is long and includes raw cacao, goji berries, garlic, lemons, watermelon, bananas, honey, coconut oil, hemp seeds, cilantro, seaweed, honey, chlorella, spirulina, blue-green algae, raw apple cider vinegar, zeolite, ginseng, borax, Vitamin D3, bentonite clay and chlorophyll are all ingredients that aide purification of the pineal gland. Use Essentials Oils Many essential oils stimulate the pineal gland and facilitate states of spiritual awareness, including lavender, sandalwood, frankincense, parsley and pine. Essential oils may be inhaled directly, added to body oil, burned in a diffuser and added to bathwater. Sungaze The sun is a great source of power. Gaze gently at the sun during the first few minutes of sunrise and last few minutes of sunset to boost your pineal gland. Meditate and Chant Meditation activates the pineal gland through intention: consider visualizing the decalcification of the pineal gland, as its sacred nature is illuminated and directly connected to source. Chanting causes the tetrahedron bone in the nose to resonate, which causes stimulation of the pineal gland. Considering chanting “Om,” also known as the sound of the universe, 108 times each day. Collaborate With Crystals Crystals are influential allies in the quest to awaken the third eye. Use crystals and gemstones in the purple, indigo and violet color palette. This color palette serves to awaken, balance, align and nurture the third eye. Try amethyst, purple sapphire, purple violet tourmaline, rhodonite and sodalite. Place the crystal or gemstone between and slightly above the brow during meditation. Let Your Intuition Shine Once you begin working with your third eye, you will begin to receive guidance messages and visions. Strive to have the courage to follow through on what your intuition offers and your third eye strength will only grow.
Opening your third eye may take practice, but when done with conscious intent, you can open a door to clairvoyant abilities and communication with spirit. It is important to ground your energy into Earth and visualize yourself being protected with bright light before you open your third eye. You may call in your spirit guides and angels to help aid you.
Meditating on your third eye, which is located in between your eyebrow can enhance the flow of energy to this center