We are almost to the end of the Chakra Series! After exploring our Throat Chakra a couple weeks ago, we are on to our 6th chakra, the Third-Eye Chakra, this week. The subject of chakras is actually very extensive, so what we aim to do here is to give you a general overview, as well as suggestions to strengthen and support each chakra.
The Third-Eye Chakra is located in the centre of the forehead, between the eyes. Known as Ajna in Sanskrit, which means “command”, the Third-Eye chakra is the centre of wisdom, intuition, and insight. It is associated with the pituitary gland, and is responsible for what we call our “sixth-sense”, our perception, and our ability to receive non-verbal messages – for some people that can manifest as clairvoyance. The colour for the Third-Eye chakra is Indigo, and its element is light. The developmental age of the Third-Eye Chakra is believed to be approximately between the ages of 35 – 42.
The Third-Eye Chakra affects how we perceive others and the world around others, and our ability to separate reality from fantasy or delusions. It also affects our ability to receive and follow our inner guidance or inner voice. In a nut-shell, the Third-Eye chakra governs and connects the conscious and unconscious mind. On a physical level, it rules the face, eyes, nose, brain, and sinuses.
When the Third-Eye Chakra is balanced, we have mental clarity, are able to focus and concentrate better, and are able to see the “big picture”. We possess strong intuition and wisdom, and are able to seek and find our own inner guidance. We have a good imagination and visualization skills, but are also able to separate between reality and imagination. We may also find that we have more vivid dreams, and we can remember them better. Those with an open and active Third-Eye chakra are often seen as very spiritual, and have an affinity for manifestation work, and sometimes possess psychic abilities.
An unbalanced Third-Eye chakra may manifest itself as feelings of confusion and difficulties focusing and concentrating. There may be a lack of imagination, or a distorted view of reality. It can also show up as egotism, arrogance, impatience, and authoritarianism. We may also find that we are prone to headaches, sinus and nose congestion, and disturbed sleep. Possible physical manifestations of an unbalanced Third-Eye chakra are neurological problems, brain tumors, strokes, panic attacks and depression.
Nourishing your Third-Eye Chakra and keeping it in balance
Affirmations, a balanced diet, “chakracises”, and integrating the colour indigo or purple into your wardrobe are some ways to keep your Third-Eye Chakra healthy and in balance. Below are some suggestions on what you can do:
I trust my intuition. I am able to clearly see what I want in life. I can visualise easily. I open myself to know my inner guidance and deepest wisdom. I create clarity of mind and unlimited vision for myself. I am wise, intuitive, and aligned with my highest good. As I tap into my inner wisdom, I know that all is well in my world.
Dark bluish colored fruits: blueberries, red grapes, black berries, raspberries, etc.
Liquids: red wines and grape juice
Spices: lavender, poppy seed, mugwort
Visualization and remote reviewing are great chakracises for your Third-Eye chakra. Lucid dreaming, when it happens, is very good for the Third-Eye chakra too!
Clary Sage, Juniper, Sandalwood, Rosemary, Patchouli, Frankincense
Amethyst brings a balance and harmony to the Third-Eye Chakra, contributes to clarity of the mind and psychic opening. It is also often used for issues of addiction to open up the mind to the root cause.
Sodalite calms the mind there is rational thought and objectivity, and thus communication and perception are clearer and more reliable.
Lepidolite fosters consciousness and connection between physical worlds; excellent Reiki stone and powerful energy enhancer; good for focusing or diffusing energy
Labradorite heightens intuition and psychic abilities; protects and helps to strengthen the aura. Continuous work with Labradorite will help to improve the skill of discernment.
Moldavite can clear, open, and activate the Third-Eye Chakra, bringing a connection to the higher realms. It connects the Heart to the Third-Eye Chakra, allowing one to intuitively live from the heart. A little caution – Moldavite can often work quickly and intensely, so be sure you are ready for change when working with this stone!