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.
6th Chakra Third Eye Chakra
Sanskrit name: Ajna Meaning: To perceive, to know
Location: Center of Forehead
Sense: Sixth Sense/Light
Motto: I see
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:
Difficulty seeing the future
Lack of imagination
Poor dream recall
Set sights to low
These are the effects on the body from a balanced Chakra:
Not attached to material things
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
These are the physical ailments on the body:
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
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.