3rd Eye Chakra: Your Shift from the Physical To The Spiritual
Your third eye chakra is the sixth chakra and is considered “Heaven’s palace.” It is the birthplace of your divinity and it is considered where divinity and your soul meet. It is related to your inner wisdom and intuition. It allows you to see both your physical and spiritual realities with clarity. It is a place where you have a sense of knowing, without necessarily learning or seeking out external knowledge; but represents the information that you know to be true within yourself.
According to the book, Healing Chakras: Awaken Your Body’s Energy System for Complete Health, Happiness, and Peace, written by our founder Ilchi Lee, the sixth chakra is associated with your ability to see the bigger picture of your inner and outer world.
Characteristics of the 3rd eye chakra
The third eye chakra is associated with the color navy blue and is at the center of your forehead, just between your eyebrows. Because of its unique placement on the head, it is also said to be connected to the pituitary gland, brain, nervous system, eyes, ears, and nose.
An open third eye chakra means that you have mental clarity, direction and focus in your life. You can rely on your inner wisdom and trust it to guide you throughout your life. You are also able to express your divine consciousness and have a direction towards acting in your own highest and greatest good, and the ability to lead others to theirs as well.
Healing the 3rd eye chakra
If your third eye chakra is blocked, you can experience brain fog and a lack of clarity. You may not have any real direction in your life, or feel lost mostly. You also may find it challenging to focus in a particular direction in your life and may lack self-awareness. You may experience a lack of trust in your intuition and are always questioning yourself and the decisions that you make. You also may be seeking to understand through acquiring external knowledge only and value that over listening to your inner voice which is always guiding you in the right direction.
Your third eye chakra is connected to your spiritual body. If your spiritual body is healthy, you become more bright and vibrant. This means we are not only connected to our love for ourselves, but we can also share that love with others and stay connected to our divinity. It is important that we maintain a balance between all three of our bodies: spiritual, energetic, and physical.
This means that it is important to work with all the chakras to cleanse and clear them so that they are working in harmony with each other to reach optimal healthiness between all three of our bodies. You can go back and review our previous blogs in this series to support you to heal the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, and throat; all chakras connected to the health of your physical and energetic bodies.
Once you have worked on opening those energy centers, you can then attempt to bring more balance and harmony to the third eye.
Close your eyes or soften your gaze. Take your palm in front of your forehead and your other palm behind your head. Feel the energy moving in between your hands and observe how this sensation makes your hands and brain feel. Feel the tingling or electric sensations between each hand as energy flows back and forth. Then, make a circular motion with your hand in front of your forehead, visualizing a navy blue bright light formulating from it. Observe this light as it goes from palm to palm through your forehead.
Per Ilchi Lee’s Healing Chakras book, visualize the qualities of insight, intuition, wisdom, and inspiration streaming through your third eye. See that bright navy blue light as a wave crashing and clearing out any fears, self-doubt, or repressed emotions keeping you from trusting your intuition.
While you are doing the exercise to heal your sixth chakra, affirm the following:
“I am the light of the Universe.
I can see and feel the energy of the Universe and the message from the Universe.
I am intuitive.
I have insight.
I can feel the truth of everything.
I breathe in and out divine light.
Divine light shines brightly inside of me.
I am the brilliant hope and light of all people and the Earth.
Once you have said those mantras, see how you feel after. Notice or journal what may be coming up for you and repeat the exercises and mantras so that your third eye chakra remains fully awakened and activated.
When you open your third eye chakra, you start to trust yourself more and your wisdom rather than seeking answers outside of yourself. You will embrace the journey ahead because you have clear direction and inner guidance on how to move forward and you will start living for your highest and greatest good.
For more helpful tips on how to heal this chakra and all seven main energy centers, you can also check out our founder, Ilchi Lee’s Healing Chakras: Meditations and Affirmations.
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