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The Third Eye Chakra
Expand Intellect, Intuition, and Spiritual Insight Through Sixth-Chakra Exercises
Scroll down to find specific exercises for Third Eye chakra healing.
Extraordinary intellect, intuition, wisdom, and spiritual insight are available to everyone -- but few of us even begin to tap our profound potential. Clearing and balancing your sixth chakra can help you tap into these vast capacities.
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The sixth of the seven chakras, the Third Eye is also called the brow chakra, or Ajna in Sankrit. It governs our intellectual and intuitive abilities and our potential for spiritual awareness.
Cultivating your 6th chakra can help you
- think more clearly
- have "vision"
- develop your imagination
- grasp the big picture
- expand your consciousness and influence to non-ordinary planes
- develop greater spiritual awareness and prepare for the next level of spiritual evolution.
You don't have to be an energy healer to work energetically with your 6th chakra. Read on to learn 5 down-to-earth, satisfying ways that you can support and cultivate your brow chakra. But first:
What is the Third Eye Chakra?
The third eye, or brow, chakra is located in the forehead, between and slightly above the eyebrows. Its keywords are "insight," "intellect," and "intuition." Its associated color is indigo, and its element is light.
The Sanskrit name of the sixth chakra is Ajna, meaning "command" or "perception." The chakra of mind, Ajna helps us think clearly.
It also helps us see clearly, both physically and psychically. It supports imagination, awareness of the subtle/energetic world, intuitive knowing, and inner vision. When you see something "with your mind's eye," you are seeing it with the Ajna chakra.
Sixth-chakra intuition and wisdom are universal and transcendent in nature. The 6th chakra, when highly developed, elevates consciousness and confers deep spiritual insight and awareness. Perception of non-ordinary reality may accompany this.
The third eye chakra is a main point for external life energy (prana, chi) to enter and be distributed to the other chakras. It is also a key to ongoing spiritual development. Thus, keeping it as clear and balanced as possible is very important.
Is Your Sixth Chakra Healthy?
Someone with a clear, balanced, and developed brow chakra usually has a keen intellect balanced with strong intuitive abilities. This might be summed up as "wisdom." They often have a good imagination and can visualize things easily. A strong sixth chakra often confers the ability to "grasp the big picture," as well as that prized but elusive thing called "vision." When the sixth chakra is highly developed, a person will have expanded spiritual awareness and insight, and may be able to perceive and influence non-ordinary planes. Words that might be used to describe a person with a strong, healthy, balanced, clear third eye chakra would include intelligent, intuitive, clear, wise, insightful, and spiritually aware.
5 Ways to Clear and Balance Your Third Eye Chakra
So you'd like more clarity, insight, wisdom, intuition, and spiritual awareness? Here are five ideas for clearing and balancing your Third Eye chakra, helping you achieve these sacred intentions:
- Ask the universe a question, then patiently wait and watch for the answer. Be prepared to wait from seconds to days, and to have the answer come from within or without.
- Keep a dream journal.
- Imagine your head as a balloon. Allow it to float to an upright position, positioning your ears directly over your shoulders. Do this often to train yourself to maintain good spinal alignment.
- Go star-gazing.
- Repeat an affirmation such as:
- "My mind is clear and agile."
- "I envision and create beauty and goodness."
- "My imagination is vivid and powerful."
- "I am open to the wisdom within me."
- "I am open to greater and greater spiritual awareness."
A Third Eye Chakra Blessing
May your wisdom serve others. May your insight bring you new levels of spiritual awareness. May you understand your true nature. May you see clearly in every way.
Learn More Ways To Balance, Align and Support Your 6th Chakra
Learn many more enjoyable, down-to-earth activities and exercises to open, balance and align your Sixth Chakra (as well as the other six chakras) in my book, "Chakra Care: Do-It-Yourself Energy Healing for a More Joyful, Loving, Fruitful Life." It's a clear, fresh guide for both beginners and more experienced energy workers. Learn more or buy it here.
When working with your subtle energy, intention is paramount. So before doing any of the activities above, set a clear intention. For example, you might set and hold a general intention for Third Eye chakra healing, or a more specific goal of opening to awareness of non-ordinary reality.
Just make your purpose clear, perform the chosen activity mindfully, and as you're doing it, occasionally take a moment to silently affirm that your actions are creating your intention.
Seek Professional Help If
Remember, if you have concerns about your physical or mental health, you should seek the help of a qualified medical or mental health professional. The suggestions on this page are not meant to replace professional help when needed.
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- general info about chakras and
- more methods and techniques for healing them.
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