THE THIRD-EYE CHAKRA
Intuition & Wisdom
Sanskrit Name: Anja (UHN-jah)
Location: Brow (between the eyes)
Secondary Colors: Mauve, Turquoise
Right: To Percieve
Sense: 6th sense/Intuition
Sound: A Note/Aum (Om)
Body: Left eye, skull, brain, nervous system, the senses, pineal
Endocrine Gland: Pineal gland-produces melatonin that help regulate sleep-wake cycles called circadian rhythm. Increased levels of melatonin makes one feel drowsy or in a dream-like state when the pineal gland is active.
Balanced/ Open Chakra: When the third-eye chakra is balanced you have a strong sense of intuition and perception beyond ordinary sight. You are connected to a different way of seeing and perceiving things. You may experience visions of things, de-ja-vue, and/or have prophetic and intuitive dreams. You are sensitive to subtle energies and vibrations of people, things, the atmosphere, etc. Wisdom is easily accessible. You able to rise above your emotions and see the bigger picture, understanding that life and situations have a deeper meaning. With this understanding you are open to recieving messages from the Universe. You are motivated inspirationally and creatively. You can have intuitive abilities such as clairvoyance (sight), clairaudience (hearing), clairsentience (feeling), claircognizance (knowing), clairgustance (tasting), and/or clairairalience (smelling). You are in-tuned with a higher source.
Underactive: If the third-eye chakra is underactive or closed, it is difficult for you to understand spiritual connections. You aren't connected to see how things spiritually relate. You aren't aware of signs and how they relate to you. You may feel confused and disconnected. You rely too much on your own beliefs and not open to new energy or information. You may have no intuition or have a hard time "tapping in". You may feel stuck and not able to look beyond your problems. You reject anything spiritual or out of the ordinary. You may not see the greater picture and lack a vision of clarity.
Overactive: If the third-eye chakra is overactive you tend to be over-intellectual in thinking. You tend to be judgmental, over-logical, and unsympathetic. You may create circumstances in your mind that aren't happening. You aren't open to or even misinterpret spiritual information for logic and 'what makes sense'. You may fantasize too much and often have stress with headaches.
Physical Symptoms: Headaches, nightmares, bi-polar, glaucoma, neurological issues, brain cysts, tumors, strokes, blindness, deafness, seizures, insomnia, learning disabilities, panic, depression, addiction, migrains, sinus infections, earaches, hormonal imbalances.
The Third-Eye Chakra is connected to our sense of intuition, higher learning, and wisdom. It is the seat of conscience. You have the abilitiy to see both inner and outer worlds when this chakra is healthy and open. It allows us a deeper perception of inner-reflection and helps us get a clear vision of ourselves as well as situations. If you can calm your mind in the midst of heightened emotions, you can recieve messages that give you insight to a higher meaning. A lot of people have been taught that things they see aren't real or misinterpret or judge information they recieve based on logic and judging their spiritually. Children are sensitive to energies until they are taught to "materialize" what they feel. However when you understand that everything consists of energy and carries a vibration, you can start tuning in to feel those subtle frequencies. Black/white, good/bad, negative/positive are only extremes of the same energy. You must gain the ability to see things beyond what they are. It is understanding that everything happens for a reason and searching for the spiritual answers in everything. What are situations in your life meant to teach you? It takes detaching from situations, circumstances, material things, emotions, thought patterns, anything that leave you stuck in a box form of thinking. If you cannot DETACH then you stop the flow of intuiton. Some people are more intuitive than others but with practice, tuning in, and learning life lessons, one's sense of intuition can be greatly increased.
How to Balance
To balance your third-eye chakra, meditation and mind clearing is essential to its health. Visualizing the color indigo (color between blue and violet) and an indigo lotus flower spinning and opening in the center of your forehead along with crystals that resonate with this chakra helps to bring it to balance. Meditation teaches to quiet your mind chatter and focus into visions, feelings, or inner-hearing of your spirit. Light indigo candles during meditation with the intention of balancing. The light of the sun is an excellent way to purify the third-eye chakra. In nutrition you can eat food that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as fish and nuts. Eat vegetables and fruits rich in antioxidants such as blueberries. Dark chocolate is good as well. Detoxing the body of toxins is also an excellent way to bring the third-eye chakra and pineal gland into clearer focus and good health.
Affirmations for the Third-Eye Chakra:
- I open myself to recieve knowledge, wisdom, and information
- I am spiritually connected
- I am learning spiritual connections
- I listen to my intuition
- I open myself to be guided by my inner vision
- I am open to connecting to the Universal truth that lives inside of me
- I strive for higher understanding in all situations
- I cannot be fooled by illusions
- I clearly translate signs, symbols, and dreams
Listening to sounds that resonate with the third-eye chakra can assist with bringing it back into balance. These sounds can also balance and cleanse crystals associated with the third-eye chakra. For crystals that help to balance this chakra, refer back to the crystal guide.