“As your third eye opens, the truth seems to unfold by itself.”
We are getting closer to the end of our chapter about the Chakras. If this is the first time in pureyogas ,these are the links to the previous posts.
INTRODUCTION : Pureyogas.com
ROOT CHAKRA: Pureyogas.com
SACRAL CHAKRA : Pureyogas.com
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA : Pureyogas.com
HEART CHAKRA : Pureyogas.com
THROAT CHAKRA : Pureyogas.com
Today we’ll be talking about the third eye chakra. You’ve probably heard about the third eye before but if you’re like the majority of people, without really understanding what it’s all about. In this post I will try to answer all the questions you may have about third eye, chakras and Pineal gland in the simplest way possible.
I firmly believe anything can and should be simplified, so that it could be understood by everyone. If you would like me to elaborate on any aspect of the subject, leave a message below and I will more than happy to do so.
Let’s get started !
WHAT IS THE THIRD EYE?
The third eye has been assigned many meanings from many sources. It’s quite hard to understand who is right and who’s not so for this description I will focus on the aspect that all the theories have in common.
The third eye represent a gate to what some call a higher conscience. It is linked with idea of enlightenment and considered the source to any extrasensory ability, like the ability to “see” the energy or the aura. There are theories that are more conservative and describe it as the source of concentration and intuition. The popular belief is that it’s placed right in the middle of the forehead, just above the eyebrows.
WHAT DOES THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA REPRESENT
The third eye chakra represents our ability to see, but in a broader sense than what we are used to.
In fact, it represents our sight as much as our intuition, our wisdom our ability to understand. It’s definitely a Chakra that is connected to our spiritual side more than our physical one and it represents our ability to see beyond the physical.
Every time you have a good or bad sensation about a certain situation, you have no logical proof but you KNOW it to be true you’re using your third eye chakra.
Every time you feel or perceive that something bad happened to someone close to you (again, against all logic ) and it turns out to be true you’re using your third eye chakra.
Every time you KNOW something will happen and it does you’re using your third eye chakra.
These are just simplified examples, as mentioned before the third eye chakra is far from any physical/logical thing and that makes it difficult to explain what it is in words. Each one of us have an intuition, some more developed than others so the examples could be endless.
WHY IS THE PINEAL GLAND LINKED WITH THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA
The Pineal gland is located on the brain. It’s very small, just 2cm of diameter and it helps regulate our bio rhythm such as for example our sleep pattern.
It took me long time to actually understand what’s the connection between the Pineal gland and this particular chakra,apart from the fact that they share the same location.
As mention above the gland is a part of our body and it controls our physical side while the third eye chakra is purely spiritual, it’s the bridge between us and the universe or divine. At the first glance this two didn’t seem to have much in common.
Going a bit deeper with my researches I found out that the Pineal gland has been object of interest for a thousand of years. Before science developed enough to understand how it works it was believed to be the gate to a higher conscience, in fact the same gland was represented by the Egyptians as the eye of RA or in the earliest representation of the Buddha in India.
The biggest link is in the fact that the Pineal gland releases DTM, It’s a neurotransmitter that could be considered the bridge between physical and spiritual and it’s the cause of dreams .
SIGNS OF AN INBALANCED THIRD EYE CHAKRA
When the third eye chakra is blocked we don’t see anything that goes beyond the physical, we don’t have any kind of spirituality and we struggle to have a vision for our future and to work towards it.
When the chakra is overactive we create fantasies or illusion that become our realities. We don’t see things as they truly are and this could be really dangerous .
SIGNS OF A BALANCED THIRD EYE CHAKRA
When the third eye chakra is balanced our life is too. We can clearly distinguish reality from fantasy and we can take strong actions to achieve our goals.
METHODS TO HEAL YOUR THIRD EYE CHAKRA
The best methods to open this chakra are : Meditation, aroma therapy and essential oils.
I hope you enjoyed this post, it was a challenging topic for me as for many years I couldn’t understand it myself.
As always I would appreciate any suggestion, comment or feedback you may have, tomorrow I’ll be writing about the crown chakra,the last one!