THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA
The Third Eye Chakra or Ajna in Sanskrit is our sixth Chakra. It is sometimes called our Brow Chakra since it is positioned between the eyebrows and behind the forehead. It is where our intuition, inner truth, and clairvoyance lie. In other words, the Third Eye represents our 6th sense.
The Third Eye is normally associated with the color Indigo, but the color can also be Yellow or Violet depending on our level of consciousness (logical, holistic, or extrasensory). It is illustrated by a 96-petaled lotus.
A BALANCED THIRD EYE CHAKRA
If your Third Eye is balanced, creativity will be enhanced and you will feel highly intuitive. It allows us to grow spiritually and manifest what we want in life.
As rational thought and intuition work together, we connect to our higher self and reach the level of enlightenment a balanced Ajna center brings.
In order to achieve a balanced and active Third Eye, it is important that the lower chakras are in balance as well.
AN OVER-ACTIVE THIRD EYE CHAKRA
If our Third Eye is over-active, we may have a skewed perception of ourselves. We can act egotistic and insensitively towards others.
A hyper Third Eye also can lead to manipulation and being over opinionated when it comes to religious and/or spiritual beliefs.
All of these characteristics, especially a high self-esteem, can lead to issues with our careers, our friends and our relationships.
A BLOCKED THIRD EYE CHAKRA
When the lower chakras are blocked from negative emotional experiences, these often block Third Eye as well. This can leave us finding it challenging to use our creative thinking and envision how we want our future to be. It can make it difficult to replace emotional patterns with new perspective. We may over think situations leading to constant worrying, anxiety and paranoia.
When our Third Eye is blocked we can find ourselves struggling to trust our intuition making us lack assertiveness. It can also have us escalating sympathies for ourselves and others.
HOW TO BALANCE THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA
Below are crystals that help to clear blockages, balance and open the Third Eye:
- Lapis Lazuli
- Clear Quartz
- Indigo Kyanite
Meditating with these crystals while repeating affirmations below will help to clear a blocked Third Eye. You can also practice while gazing at the stars and imagining the infinity within yourself.
These affirmations will help balance your Third Eye and are good to use during meditation or throughout your day:
I trust my intuition. I embrace my clairvoyant abilities. I am clear. I am connected to my higher self. My life moves effortlessly. I am truth and love. I am balanced. I am insightful. I envision a positive future. I see abundance and happiness in my future. My path is clear. My mind is focused. My imagination is open.