Third Eye Chakra – Ajna – Sixth Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra transcends space, time and the five physical senses. It provides us with insight, revelation and access to Truth. It is located in the brain, at the brow, above the base of the nose.
The gift of this chakra is seeing – both inner and outer worlds. Our Third Eye chakra is the seat of our imagination, intuition and claircognizance, or “clear knowing.” The energy of this chakra allows us to experience clarity of thought, a certain knowingness, as well as gifts of spiritual contemplation, mindfulness and self-reflection.
Through the gift of seeing, we can read the energy of people, places and things and gather psychic information about them. Words can be deceiving, but energy never lies and it is always telling of itself.
The energy of Ajna allows us to access our inner guidance that comes from the depths of our being. It allows us to cut through illusion and to access deeper truths – to see beyond the mind, the visible and words.
The way of the third eye is seeing everything as it is from a point of witness or observer, or from simply being mindful – moment by moment. It means examining self-limiting ideas and developing wisdom that comes from a perspective that transcends the duality of good or bad, black or white.
It means seeing and helping others to see the deeper meanings of the situations in their lives. A developed Third Eye allows the empath to become a powerful healer, as they become versed in the power of observation, more so than emotional reaction.
People with heightened Third Eye chakras are natural manifestors. They strengthen this chakra through meditation, contemplation and visualization. The imagination is the incubator for all things manifested. Dreams and desires first have to be seen in the mind’s eye before coming into physical form.
The sixth chakra is holistic in nature. When this chakra is fully activated, both hemispheres of the brain function in synchrony. The right hemisphere’s creativity and abstract thinking is integrated and balanced with left hemisphere’s logical and analytical thinking.
The Third Eye is not only the seat of wisdom, but also a seat of conscience. This is where you not only see what is going on, but you also know what it means. This is where you receive psychic hits, clarity, a-ha insights.
When your third eye is open, you not only see, but you also understand. This makes for living a more graceful life – full of comfort, clarity and much less fear.
Third Eye Chakra at a glance:
- Sanskrit name: Ajna
- Element: Light
- Color: Indigo
- Shape: Five pointed star
- Petals of the lotus: Two
- Seed sound: Aum (Om)
- Vowel sound: Mmmm
- Rights: To see
- Endocrine gland: Pineal gland
- Physical association: Eyes, base of skull, brow
- Psychological function: Intuition, imagination
- Identity: Archetypal identity
- Developmental stage: Adolescence
- Challenge: Illusion
- Plane: Plane of austerity, home of the blessed
- Planets: Saturn, moon
- Tarot: Swords
Third Eye Chakra Affirmations
I am in touch with my inner guidance.
I listen to my deepest wisdom.
I nurture and use my memory daily.
I seek to understand and to learn from my life experiences.
I am wise, intuitive, and connected with my inner guide.
I trust my intuition and move accordingly.
I activate and use my imagination daily.
I forgive the past and learn what was there for me to learn.
I love and accept myself.
I know that all is well in my world.
I am connected with the wisdom of the universe.
I am open to inspiration and bliss.
My life moves effortlessly.
I am at peace.
Essential Oils for the Third Eye Chakra
- Angelica Root
- Clary Sage
Exercises to open and strengthen the Third Eye Chakra
- People Watching
- Observing your surroundings
Foods for a healthy Third Eye Chakra
- Cacao: dark chocolate helps with mental clarity and causes the body to release serotonin (the feel good hormone). The flavonoids in cacao have been shown to improve blood flow to the brain and the magnesium in cacao helps to relieve stress and promotes relaxation.
- Purple foods: grapes, blackberries, blueberries, eggplants, purple kale, purple cabbage and purple sweet potatoes.
- Omega 3-rich foods: salmon, sardines, walnuts, flaxseeds and chia seeds all contain high levels of Omega 3’s which are perfect for boosting brain power and balancing the third-eye chakra.