What does your third eye chakra do?
Do you want to know how to tap into your intuition?
Awww, the third eye- our center of all-knowing, seeing beyond the ego. Is there a spark of curiosity that has brought you down this road?
The 6th major chakra is known as the 3rd Eye or Brow chakra. Its Sanskrit name of Ajna, which means to command It is located between the eyebrows. It is either indigo or purple. It is associated with the Pineal Gland, which regulates reproductive hormones and produces melatonin, which is responsible for maintaining sleep-wake patterns. The Pineal Gland contains rods and cones and is the only place other than the eyes to have these, making the Pineal Gland literally a third eye!
The mantra of the 3rd could be “I am the witness.” It is connected with seeing the truth about ourselves, others, and the world and universe. The 6th chakra “sees” energies all around us, giving us insight and a vision of the bigger picture in great detail and with clarity. It is the center of intuition, insight, and dreams. This leads us to higher levels of consciousness and becomes a place of manifestation, as it helps us to visualize our dreams.
Imbalance of this chakra happens when it is over or under used. When one continually dismisses or doesn’t trust “gut” feelings, the 3rd eye chakra becomes constricted. This can lead to eyesight problems, headaches, confusion, lack of focus and purpose, and depression. When the Brow Chakra is overused, it can cause hallucinations and dissociation from the physical realm. Overuse occurs when one spends too much time in an altered state and not enough time in the physical realm. We are spiritual beings here to have a human experience not the other way around.
Balance happens when one foot is connected to source and the other is planted firmly in the physical realm. Exercises to bring the 3rd Eye Chakra into balance include: meditation, stargazing, listening to classical music, being grounded and connected to source simultaneously. One of my favorite meditations is visualizing sending roots from the bottom of the feet into the Earth and breathing golden light up from the Earth on the inhale and white light from Source down on the exhale. I then visualize the 2 colors twirling, swirling, and dancing inside of my body. Also wearing of diffusing myrrh, frankincense, or patchouli essential oils will help bring balance to the 3rd Eye, as well as, wearing amethyst, tourmaline, and tanzanite crystals.
The Brow Chakra is a wonderful tool to use to connect with Source and manifest our dreams, but remember it is difficult to be in the physical realm when our feet are not touching the ground.