The third eye chakra is associated with clairvoyance, clairsentience, psychic abilities, vision, knowledge, wisdom, intuition, and higher consciousness. It is also known as the “Eye of Shiva.”
However, the wisdom and knowledge referred to here are different from the worldly knowledge we usually talk about.
This knowledge refers to the absolute truth and the supreme realization of oneness that is the all-pervading infinite consciousness.
When the third eye awakens, our life force energy is operating at its maximum. It marks the beginning of a new understanding that we are not separate from existence and that we are sentient beings experiencing ourselves as the limited consciousness.
Most people begin the third eye awakening process thinking that once the eye opens, they will achieve something of higher significance. Call it an awakening, enlightenment, or whatever you wish it to be.
But when the third eye awakens, the illusory nature of perceived reality breaks down. We understand that there is nothing to achieve. There is nothing to be other than the “being” we are.
Worldly concepts like money, fame, recognition, admiration, and happiness lose significance. There comes an understanding that what we were seeking was always there. We just never saw it earlier.
That is why I feel that most of the world is not prepared for the third eye awakening. It breaks down the identifications that we fiercely guard all our life. And for those who are not ready, this may be an extremely uncomfortable feeling.
The third eye chakra is associated with the pineal gland, the master gland located in the center of the brain, behind the CenterPoint of the eyes. It helps in producing melatonin, which helps regulate the hormones and maintain the circadian rhythm. According to science, it is one of the most mysterious and misunderstood of all glands.
What Causes The Third Eye To Be Blocked?
There’s a lot of misinformation about the blocking of the third eye chakra, and various people have come up with explanations of why it gets blocked.
However, the truth, in my opinion, is that we are all born with our third eye chakra closed. It is the reason why we have to undertake the journey of life. Only through the process of awakening can we open our third eye. It is something extremely powerful.
If you ask me why this happens? What is the purpose behind it? My answer is, I DON’T KNOW. What I do know is that life is an opportunity for us to realize abiding unconditional love, peace, and bliss.
It is an opportunity for us to break free from the trap of ideologies and beliefs and gain access to new dimensions of existence. It is an opportunity to be free from the bondage of the burdensome conditioned mind that forms illusions and causes pain and suffering. Once activated, the third eye opens up all the lower chakras.
So if you ask me, the blocked third eye chakra symptoms are more or less similar to the ones experienced in the lower chakras. However, once the third-eye awakens, we not never give up our spiritual practices.
If there is an obstruction to the third eye’s energy flow, it can cause problems like poor memory, hallucinations, neurological disorders of the brain, insensitivity, and arrogance, giving rise to the spiritual ego.
It is why we see some spiritual masters turning rogue. When they give up spiritual practices (like yoga and meditation) and get too involved in worldly affairs, they develop a spiritual ego, which is worst of all egos.
Third Eye Chakra Affirmations
Upon awakening, we gain the power of higher intuition. Intuition is the function of the soul and is independent of thought. While the scientific view is that our past experiences shape intuition, the spiritual perspective is that the intuition is timeless. It was, is, and will always be there, but requires clarity of mind to be seen.
By combining yoga and meditation with affirmations, we can open our third eye. These affirmations should be practiced with full mindfulness and a strong intent to open the third eye.
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Here’s a list of affirmations for the third eye chakra:
- I am wise.
- I trust my intuition.
- The universe is guiding me.
- I’m the divine light.
- I’m surrounded by blue-indigo light.
- I’m infinite-unconditional-love.
- I’m being guided by the higher-self.
- I seek absolute truth.
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