Have you been wondering about how to open your third eye? Maybe you’ve been wanting to find out more about the mysterious and mythical side of life. Well, sit back and get ready to transcend. You’re in the right place.
The third eye chakra is located at your brow or in the middle of your forehead just above your eyes. It is the sixth chakra and it is connected with intuition and intellect. The word ajna translates to “perceiving” or “command. Therefore, the third eye chakra is related to how you perceive the world. It is where you connect with your inner guidance and is all about self-reflection, imagination, and insight. It allows you to navigate through the world not only seeing it but truly understanding it. An affirmation we can associate with the third eye chakra is, “I see clearly.”
When the third eye chakra is balanced we feel in tune with our intuition and our life’s purpose. We have faith in our perception of reality and trust our intuition. Also, we have balance between creativity and logic as well as reason and emotion. Therefore, we view life with clarity and possess the ability to self-examine and grow.
Imbalances of the Third Eye Chakra
As mentioned previously, please consult with a medical professional if you have physical ailments that need attention. Or, seek a trusted counselor if you are suffering from depression or other serious mental health issues. But, when the third eye chakra is imbalanced you might experience some of the following symptoms:
- Mental fog
- Anxiety and depression
- Rarely feeling inspired or creative
- Being overly judgmental and cynical
- Frequent headaches or sinus problems
- Feeling mentally overwhelmed
- Lack of focus or ability to make decisions
- Feeling stagnant
- Daydreaming excessively or other forms of escaping reality
- Various mood disorders
- Feeling as if your life is pointless or insignificant
- Interactions with others feel empty and superficial
- Inability to form an accurate gut feeling
How to Balance the Third Eye Chakra
The most important thing you can do to open up your third eye chakra is to open yourself up to new thoughts and ideas. Try reading books with new perspectives or watching documentaries on different ways of life than you are used to. You might also consider joining groups where people share new ideas and perspectives on life.
Also, it is vital that you examine any limiting beliefs you might have. Common ones usually concern your self-worth, love, or money. Remember, limiting beliefs aren’t true and you must let them go. Still, this can take a lot of work and time but go a great way towards healing your third eye chakra.
What Foods Balance and Heal the Third Eye Chakra? What About Essential Oils?
Since indigo is the color of the third eye chakra, any food that is purple is meant to help balance it. Foods like eggplant, blackberries, plums, prunes, blueberries, purple cabbage, and grapes are great. Also, anything with omega-3s helps keep the brain functioning at its best. So, eating dark chocolate is also said to be beneficial since it causes the body to release serotonin making you feel more positive and is a great source of magnesium to help keep stress in check.
Essential oils said to help balance the third eye chakra are clary sage, frankincense, rosemary, vetiver, and sandalwood. For example, one of my favorite things to do is put a little frankincense essential oil in a diffuser and meditate. It really helps encourage relaxation to open the third eye chakra.
What Meditation or Exercises Can I Do to Balance the Third Eye Chakra?
Try this easy meditation to help balance the third eye. Close your eyes and deeply breathe in and out while focusing on your brow area. Imagine an indigo colored ball swirling at this spot, expanding throughout your forehead burning away any negativity or stress and leaving the area warm and relaxed. Gazing at the flame of a candle while meditating is also said to open your third eye. Therefore, this technique is especially helpful for beginners or those who find difficulty concentrating while manifesting.
The element of light is closely related to the third eye chakra. So, any physical activity outside will help your mind become clearer. Yoga poses said to help balance the third eye are child’s pose, downward facing dog, eagle, pyramid pose, forearm stands, easy pose, and seated forward bend.
Colors and Gems to Help
Wearing anything indigo helps center you on your third eye chakra. Stones that are said to help are purple fluorite, tanzanite, amethyst, blue quartz, sodalite, and black obsidian. So, try wearing, meditating with, or just carrying these stones. They are said to help a great deal with restoring balance to the third eye.
Can Music Help?
The chant that helps you open up the third eye chakra is OM pronounced like auuuuummmm. The Solfeggio frequency that helps balance the third eye is 852 Hz. This frequency is also fantastic to raise your vibration and to let go of anxiety or depression. Also, it is said to remove fears and release doubts, and help you get in tune with your intuition.
What Affirmations Help Balance the Third Eye Chakra?
Here’s some affirmations to practice saying out loud to help heal and balance the third eye chakra:
- “I am open to all of the wisdom of the universe.”
- “I trust my intuition.”
- “There are unlimited possibilities.”
- “I allow myself to see clearly.”
- “I am wise and intuitive.”
- “My spiritual insight is clear.”
- “I am open to inspiration.”
- “I am connected to my higher purpose in life.”
- “It is easy for me to learn and feel joy while doing so.”
What Else Can I Do To Open My Third Eye Chakra?
The pineal gland is strongly linked with the third eye. Researching ways to keep a healthy and decalcified pineal gland might be beneficial in balancing this chakra. For example, limiting exposure to fluoride , excess calcium, and heavily processed foods and instead eating organic, whole foods helps with this. Also, it is believed that practicing candle gazing during meditation helps to activate third eye as well.
It is said that the third eye is our greatest asset when connecting with source, the divine, your higher self, and the universe. There is a reason why it is nearly impossible to have a discussion about a spiritual awakening without the mentioning of the third eye. So, make sure to spend time keeping this chakra open and balanced so that you can truly feel the love, serenity, and connection of the entire universe.