The following is a reprint of the monthly column I write for the Ute Country News, Divide, Colorado.
Original publish date: September, 2015
Many people want to know how to “open” or activate their 6th chakra (the Ajna), which is also referred to as the “Third Eye.” In the chakra system, the Third Eye is associated with the color indigo or purple and is often referred to as the avenue to wisdom. The Third Eye – the spiritual eye, the psychic chakra, the chakra of “seeing,” the gateway to higher consciousness – is located in the middle of the forehead, a little above and between the eyebrows.This chakra is associated with clairvoyance, out-of-body experiences, visions, and precognition.
Due to its location the 6th chakra is closely associated with the pineal gland; however, as is true for many people, the pineal gland sits there in dormancy and so, then also does one’s Third Eye perception abilities. On a scientific level, this tiny pinecone shaped gland habitually secretes the neurohormone melatonin while we sleep at night.
Many schools of thought believe the pineal gland is a vestigial leftover from a lower evolutionary state. The current scientific understanding is that the pineal gland probably started out as an eye, and that it receives signals from light and our retinas. Different schools of thought differ as to whether it was our only eye which, over time, eventually shrunk into the brain once its perceptive tasks were taken care of by our new set of two eyes, or whether it was a true third eye located in the back of our head which had a unique physical and spiritual connection to previous spiritual and evolutionary states, or both.
Scientific speculation about the pineal gland has been going on for centuries and still continues. Ancient cultural histories are filled with folklore featuring both one-eyed and three-eyed beings of great power, such as Shiva – one of whose main iconographical attributes is a third eye on his forehead – to the savage one-eyed giants known as Cyclops. Theosophists claim that the pineal gland is an ancient clue to spiritual man and is the spiritual engine of our evolution into “embryo gods, beings of consciousness and matter.”
French Philosopher Rene Descartes believed the pineal gland to be “the seat of the soul” where mind and body meet. Great yogis and other highly evolved individuals also have direct knowledge of the “power” sitting within the 6th chakra.
We can look to Christian beliefs regarding this chakra, as Jesus also spoke of the spiritual eye: “… when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light… Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness” (Luke 11:34-35). “If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light” (Matthew 6:22).
In Ezekiel 43:1-2: “Afterwards he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh towards the east; and behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east; and His voice was like the noise of many waters; and the earth shined with His glory.” Paramahamsa Yogananda explained this passage by writing: “Through the divine eye in the forehead (‘the east’), the yogi sails his consciousness into omnipresence, hearing the word or Aum, the divine sound of ‘many waters:’ the vibrations of light that constitute the sole reality of creation.”
So, with all this being said, we could then say that the Third Eye offers us the ability to see what might be, to see potential.
Working With the 6th Chakra to Tap Into Your Intuition
As previously stated, the Third Eye is a natural part of every person; it is a very amazing bit of natural evolution that gives us the ability to see the patterns in our life. Here we can tap into our own inner wisdom and help to put our own learning experiences into perspective. It is through this open-brow chakra that we develop our intuition and receive visual images. This wonderful energy sitting up there between our eyebrows can be used in many different ways. As example: Seers tap into the energy of their Third Eye to understand hidden connections and answer questions, and Energy workers access it to “feel” the energies around them and can consciously manipulate that energy. For many of us, when we feel empathy for another, we are using our Third Eye to touch and feel the emotions of others. We may not even be aware we are tapping into the power and energy of this chakra, but we are.
Seeing Through Your Third Eye – Let the Energy Flow
Activating the Third Eye can be accomplished through meditation. Mastering the art of meditation will help to activate the pineal gland as well as teaching you how to relax, still all thoughts, and open your mind to all possibilities. Once this is accomplished, clairvoyance can be reached. If you are looking to open and clear your 6th chakra you must clean up the heart as most of the energy moving through the Third Eye comes from the heart. Practicing chakra meditations will help you to open and clear all chakras allowing the energy to flow.
Next month I’ll discuss a few techniques you can use to open and develop your extrasensory perception skills using the 6th chakra.
See you next month!
With love, light & blessings,
Claudia Brownlie is a Woodland Park, Colorado-based Professional Psychic Intuitive Consultant and certified Life Coach, serving clients locally and world-wide. In-person, telephone, and Skype video chat appointments are available. Claudia also provides classes and lectures, and offers psychic reading services tailored for corporate events and private parties. For more information please call her international office number: (505) 819-3309. Or visit her website: ClaudiaBrownlie.com.