In part 7 of this 8 part blog series by Nancy Cardinal, she will focus on the details of the third eye chakra and how to keep it clear and balanced. Late joining this series? Catch up from the beginning with part 1 or from last week’s part 6!
The Third Eye Chakra is also commonly known as Ajna. It is located between and just above the eyebrows and covers the face and head. This chakra is the home of second sight (the sixth sense), intuition, clarity, perception, conscience, dream energy, inner wisdom, imagination, visualization, discernment knowledge, and inner knowledge. Through the Third Eye, we step beyond everyday reality and begin to venture beyond the mind. Through Ajna, we start the process of balancing our higher and lower aspects of ourselves.
It is also known as:
- Ajna (to command or perceive, purity, or to know, in Sanskrit)
- Intuition Chakra
- Brow Chakra
- Psychic Chakra
- Control Centre
- Master Chakra
- Indigo Chakra
- Eye of Shiva
- Bhril Chakra
The Third Eye is known as the master chakra because it directs and controls the other major chakras in the chakra system. When this chakra is activated it stimulates both of the hemispheres of the brain. It supplies the energy to all of our senses, the brain, regulates our emotional nature, and our physical body. When charismatic or invocative healers are working on individuals, they generally touch the individual they are trying to heal with their fingers or palms. The area they generally touch is the crown, the forehead, or the Third Eye Chakra. When doing this they are energizing Ajna, which leads to an energizing of the whole body. This, in turn, causes all of the other chakras to actually light up in sequence.
It is commonly associated with the colour deep indigo. But, other colours that can be associated with it are purple and white.
Ajna is where the clairsenses are realized and situated. These are types of sensitivity that are considered psychic and generally correspond to the physical senses.
- Clairvoyance – clear vision or inner sight
- Clairaudience – clear audio or hearing with the inner ear
- Clairsentience – clear sensation or feeling
- Clairscent – clear smelling of something not from the physical
- Clairtangency – clear touching or psychometry
- Clairgustance – clear tasting with nothing in the mouth
- Clairempathy – clear emotion or sensing, feeling another
- Channel – using the body
- Channeling – allowing spirit to speak
Individuals that have the ability of the clairs often are told they are crazy and many feel like they are. I am an empath and for years I really believed I was totally insane. Bombarded with feelings, and at times thoughts from others I would go into solitude because I would be so depleted of my own energy. Those were the dark times. But now I have learned many positive ways of dealing with this beautiful gift I now use for the betterment of myself and others.
Blockages in the Third Eye can lead to problems with your memory, imagination, dreams, intuition, or even making bad decisions. An overloaded Third Eye is also not good as it can cause an individual to have psychic abilities that interfere with everyday life, the inability to tell dreams from reality, being disconnected, and also being too cerebral.
- Herkimer Diamond
- Lapis Lazuli
- Passion Flower
- Holy Basil
- Sweet Pea
Found on The Earth At:
- Rocky Mountains
- Positive – The Wise Person
- Negative – The Intellectual
To balance, realign, and keep this chakra healthy, the following are suggested activities:
- Working on Your Intuition
- Doing Dream Work
- Starting A Drawing Journal
- Eating or Wearing Dark Blue Or Purple Foods and Attire
- Head Or Facial Massage
- Tai Chi
- Qi Gong
Many individuals out there feel like they are not in touch with their Third Eye. I believe we were all born with that wondrous ability. Have you ever felt that something was not quite right? Or you suddenly knew something you didn’t know. Society tells us to be cerebral and live in a physical world. We are taught to not listen to that voice inside us. But, we were given that voice for a reason. It is a blessing but it needs to be nurtured. Start to listen to your inner wisdom, for it is yours, it is powerful, and it will keep you safe. Do yourself a favour and open yourself up to the power of your mind and begin to see a new reality. One that is infinitely powerful.
Stay tuned for the finale of this series next week!
– Nancy Cardinal (Samaria)