The third eye is an energetic centre and chakra associated with wisdom and intuition.
It is said that it can give us the ability to see beyond what is “physically present in the moment”. Seers and psychics usually have highly developed third eye chakras.
Though it is not an actual physical structure, the third eye sits between our eyebrows and is associated with the pineal and pituitary glands on the brain. The pineal gland is responsible for producing melatonin and regulating our sleep cycle and our sexual maturation. The way it functions is related to the cycles of light and darkness.
The connection between the pineal gland and the third eye chakra has long been mentioned in yogic traditions and modern metaphysics studies. They view this gland as a possible source for extrasensory perception and psychic abilities such as clair gifts (Check out the article “Do you have spiritual gifts?”)
The third eye is also associated with the colour indigo, which is a combination of deepest blue and violet.
When seeing through our left and right eyes we are seeing duality. Although duality plays an important role in our lives, it also contributes for separation and keeps people trapped in ideas such as “My race is superior to yours”; “I am rich, you are poor” or “I am good, you are bad”. Opening the third eye shows us that we are all interconnected, there’s no separation. We are all equal and we are all in a consciousness evolution journey. When seeing through our third eye we transcend duality and start seeing through a point of observation, neutrality and detachment.
An increasing number of people have become interested in opening their third eye but this isn’t something you can easily accomplish in one day. It takes time and effort to put a foundation in place. This includes starting by working on the first five chakras. Attempting to open the third eye before working with the lower five chakras is like trying to learn how to jump before you can stand on two feet and it can lead to a spiritual crisis.
If opening the third eye is your goal, it’s time to get to work. Here are a few tips to help you open your third eye.
Connect to your heart
You need to connect your heart to your third eye. Your heart has a powerful electromagnetic field that most people are not aware of. Heart-mind coherence is essential.
Start by feeling your heart during meditation. You can try visualizing a powerful energy stream going from your heart to your third eye. As you visualize, move your eyes up in the direction of your third eye. This is an ancient technique used in many practices such as hypnosis, which allows you to relax, be more present in the moment and reach altered states of consciousness.
Don’t forget to set your intention to what you want to achieve – opening your third eye.
Most people spend their life focused on outer experiences rather than inner experiences. The secret to open your third eye is to start paying attention to what’s going on deep inside you.
Meditation is a powerful tool that can help you go within and focus on yourself.
Sound therapy is also great to help you reach altered states, heal past wounds and connect to your heart.
All these tools will help you open your third eye.
The Yoga practice is great to open and heal the body’s energy centres. The combination of physical movement and focus works wonders on cleansing and balancing the chakras which will help open the third eye.
In order to open your third eye, you need to live according to your true nature. If you’re spending your life working on a job you hate, that means you are not following your path and you are living in lower vibrations caused by stress and fear. You will only be able to open your third eye if you have the courage to free yourself from other people’s expectations (including friends and family) and start living the true version of yourself. You didn’t come to this planet to suffer, you came here to learn and evolve. Check out the article “How to enjoy being alive”.
Spend time in nature and 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. Natural sunlight is very important as it affects your pineal gland and helps you produce more melatonin and regulate your circadian rhythm which plays a part in the opening of your third eye.
Pay attention to your dreams
Start paying attention to your dreams as they can give you powerful insights and help you practice your intuition. No matter how confusing they might look, don’t just shrug them off each morning when your alarm goes off. Write them down and listen to them.
Purify your body
Eat more superfoods that can nourish your body and keep you healthy. Also choose high vibration foods, cruelty free and avoid animal products (Check out spiritual reasons to not eat meat). Food choices are incredibly important for chakra alignment.
Avoid Fluoride in tap water and fluoridated toothpaste. Make sure you are drinking a high quality water without all the dangerous heavy metals that can calcify the pineal gland and block your third eye.
Finally, try breathing exercises that can boost your immune system. Check out the article “How to boost your immune system with the Wim Hoff method”.
Start using essential oils
Scents like lavender, sandalwood, white sage, and pine can gently stimulate the pineal gland. You can use them in the bath or in a diffuser. Not only they smell delicious as they can help you open your third eye as well.
Be aware of the content you are consuming
Not everything you see on the news is true. Detox from technology and social media. Don’t let it rule your life. Don’t limit your field of information. Question everything and do your own research, make your own opinion. Read different types of books, listen to podcasts on different topics, be open to different opinions and perspectives. Even the type of music you listen to can have an impact on your vibration so make sure you choose wisely if you want to open your third eye.
Be aware of toxic people
Surround yourself of high vibrational people. Avoid people who don’t have your best interest or drain all your energy. Remember how important it is to raise your energetic frequency (Check out the Hawkins scale of vibration).
Love and light x