Can you see beyond what is, and see what can be? Can you hold on to your vision of your ideal life that doesn’t necessarily correspond to the society’s portrayal of how life should be? Do you have the confidence to walk your own path and follow your intuitive guidance? If not… your third eye chakra is blocked.
If you have a hard time making decisions, you are probably having a hard time visualizing the results of your decisions – and you do not trust your inner guidance.
What is the Third Eye Chakra?
The third eye chakra (also known as the brow chakra) is your inner compass, your guiding star which interprets your past, present and future and helps you set a path for yourself in which you can fully use your intuition, imagination, wisdom and knowledge. It lets you see the big picture of your life and make sense of the world around you, and helps you make decisions based on your core values.
The Sanskrit word for this energy center is Ajna, meaning ‘to command’, referring to the ability to tune your mind and will to a certain direction. We all have the power to tap into our unconscious – that infinite space in our minds where nothing is forgotten or left behind – in order to make optimal choices, or accurate assessments about people or situations. A clear, open third eye chakra awakens the gifts of intuition and foresight.
The third eye chakra is a deep indigo color: the color of wisdom, knowledge and mysticism.
The third eye chakra decodes symbols such as those found in dreams. Your dreams are a powerful source of wisdom – IF you can decode the symbols used by your mind! Almost everything person or situation, especially recurring themes that you come across in a dream, have significance. Dreamtime situations and people provide messages from the subconscious. Feeling guilty or worried about something? Have a relationship in trouble or in a transition period? Pay close attention to your dreams – your third eye will be working overtime to ensure that your subconscious and unconscious mind reveal the clues, answers and solutions you require to make important decisions.
Deja-vu, premonitions, strong ‘gut feelings’ are produced by the energy of the third eye. If you learn to understand and trust this intuition, you will be well guided in your life’s journey.
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What Happens When Your Third Eye Chakra is Closed?
If you struggle with decisions and commitment, if you disregard your gut instincts and if you lack a direction or purpose in life, your third eye chakra is blocked.
The result is that you give away your personal power and relegate your life to being ruled by others. You rely on others to lead the way, and end up working for someone else’s dreams and not your own.
A closed sixth chakra can result in serious and recurring health problems such as cataracts, tension headaches, insomnia, migraine headaches, vision problems (nearsightedness and farsightedness), pituitary problems, ear problems and sinusitis.
Healing the Third Eye Chakra
Many of us have been taught to disregard our intuition and instead favor “reality” as perceived through the physical senses. But the information that comes from within is just as valid as information that is coming from your environment through your senses! Learning to trust your intuition is the most liberating thing you can do – because who else knows your path better than your higher self? Who else can map out your journey so that your life is fulfilled, happy and meaningful? Wouldn’t you rather listen to your inner guidance than to mass media? Learning to rely on your intuition requires a bit of faith and confidence in yourself and your ability to make decisions that are right for you, but it’s a skill worth developing.
Visualization is an important element in unblocking your third eye chakra. Here is a powerful visualization exercise to stimulate this chakra:
Close your eyes and imagine yourself doing something you love to do; something you might only dare to dream about but would dearly love to actually DO. Let your imagination run wild with this visualization! Allow yourself to daydream about yourself doing what makes you happy. Make it a point to feature yourself in your mental images – see yourself receiving an award, or being up on stage, or at the top of the mountain peak… whatever goal you are imagining, put yourself in that picture as if you were looking at yourself on a movie screen. Imagine how you might have arrived at this point of achievement.
Imagine what you had to do differently in order to achieve this goal. The more you fire up your imagination to create your desired future, the more energy you allow to flow through your sixth chakra – and it will do its job and show you the way by flooding you with inspired ideas and intuitive guidance to help you think more intuitively and make positive, powerful decisions. And then you’ll be motivated and inspired to take action on your vision!One of the best activities for anyone struggling with the symptoms of a closed sixth chakra is to keep a dream journal.
Most of us can remember at least fragments of our dreams upon waking, so keep a notepad next to your bed and as soon as you’re awake, jot down the key images you saw in your dreams. Think about who or what they represent. It’s best to rely on your own interpretations since nobody else necessarily uses the same symbolism as your mind. Rely on your knowledge of yourself, you
r memories, feelings and intuition in order to decode your dream’s messages.
Another great technique for opening the third eye chakra is to do more of what you love to do, and less of what you don’t want to do. Follow your instincts and simplify your life in a way that gives you plenty of time to honor who you are.
Eat dark fruits and dark chocolate; wear indigo and introduce this rich color into your home environment.
By opening your third eye chakra, you’ll make more sense of your past and how you got to be where you are in the present. Most importantly, it will allow you to focus more positively and realistically on the future, giving you the intuitive tools you require to see through the current situation and its limitations, and see what you want to see and what you want to accomplish. You will become more intuitive, idealistic, wise, fearless and practical… and you will know the path that is right for you, and fearlessly follow it.