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  • Writer's pictureKelly Grayson

Understanding the 3rd Eye Chakra

The word “chakra” translates to wheel or disk in Sanskrit. It refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. A chakra is a center of organization that receives, assimilates and expresses life force energy. Each chakra operates at a unique, optimum frequency which determines its color and other characteristics. Each chakra works in harmony with the others to bring you to a complete sense of well-being.

There are seven main chakras which start from the coccyx to the crown of the head. If any of the chakras are blocked then energy cannot flow freely which can lead to emotional and physical ailments. When there is a dysfunction or blockage in one part of the system it has an impact on all of the other chakras. A dysfunctional chakra can either be too open or sluggish because of some emotionally based blockage which typically stems from childhood.

It is vital to clear and open these chakras to allow our body to function as it was designed. Your chakras can be blocked by stress, negative thoughts, beliefs, emotions, diet and lack of exercise. You have the ability to unblock your chakras by implementing meaningful change in your life. This will drastically improve your emotional and physical well-being.

The seven chakras are the Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye and the Crown.

It’s important to understand what each chakra represents and how to keep this energy flowing.

Indigo or purple is the color of the 3rd Eye Chakra
3rd Eye Chakra

6th Chakra        Third Eye Chakra

Sanskrit name: Ajna Meaning: To perceive, to know

Location: Center of Forehead

Color: Indigo

Sense: Sixth Sense/Light

Gland: Pituitary

Motto: I see

Mantra: OM

Element: Light/telepathic energy

Musical note: A

Ruling Planet: Neptune, Jupiter

Developmental Stage: 9 to 14 years

Life Lesson: Emotional Intelligence

Represents: Is related to our ability to focus on and see the big picture

What affects it: intuition, imagination, wisdom, ability to think, make decisions, lack of insight, and feeling lost

Organs affected: pineal gland, left brain hemisphere, eyes, nose, ears, sinuses, brain, nervous system, Pituitary gland, endocrine system

Associated problems: intuition, imagination, insight, visualization, wisdom

These are the effects on the body from an unbalanced Chakra:


Poor vision

Poor memory

Difficulty seeing the future

Lack of imagination

Poor dream recall



Difficulty concentrating

Set sights to low



These are the effects on the body from a balanced Chakra:



Highly intuitive

Not attached to material things

Good memory

Good dream recall

Able to visualize


May experience unusual phenomena

These are the emotional ailments on the body:

Fear of success

Rely of external counsel



Learning disabilities

These are the physical ailments on the body:


Vision problems


Brain tumor



Poor immune system



Diseases related to the Endocrine glands

Healing Exercises: Eye exercises, yoga, meditation, sun

Healing Foods: Both blue and violet foods

Healing Crystals: Azurite, Calcite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Amethyst, Fluorite, Quartz

Healing Fragrances, Incense/oils: Jasmine, Mint, Mugwort, Star Anise, Hyacinth, Rose, Geranium

Healing Affirmations:

I recognize the need for silence and stillness in my life.

I am in touch with my inner guidance.

The answers to all my questions lie within me.

I listen to my deepest wisdom.

I trust my inner self to guide and protect me.

I seek to understand and to learn from my life experiences.

I trust my feelings.

I am wise, intuitive and connected with my inner guide.

I have nothing to prove.  I am the Divine plan manifesting itself.

I nurture my spirit.

I am full is wisdom.

I trust that my imagination will create a world of happiness and security for me.

Imagination is the life blood of my creativity.

I forgive the past and learn what was there for me to learn.

Making mistakes enables me to learn, grow, and develop.

I love and accept myself.

I know that all is well in my world.

I forgive myself.

I am connected with the wisdom of the universe.

I am open to inspiration and bliss.

My life moves effortlessly.

I am the source of my truth and my love.

I am not consciously living my divine purpose.

I am in total harmony, physically, mentally and spiritually.

I am one with the creator and all of creation.

Reiki, Energy Healing and Chakra/Aura Clearing can assist with this.

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