The third eye chakra is located in the forehead, just above the eyes, and is the energetic of intuition and clairvoyance. Opening the third eye chakra can completely change a person’s perspective on life and reality. In this article we are going to look at the benefits of clearing third eye chakra blockage.
By carefully clearing third eye blockage, we are able to experience profound benefits such as heightened insight and intuition, greater ability to manifest, less anxiety and worry, increased imagination, and even the ability to perceive auras and the astral plane.
Because in modern society most people’s third eyes are barely functioning, almost everyone can benefit from the recommendations outlined in this article to clear third eye chakra blockage, however caution is recommended, as an overactive third eye can lead to chaotic and potentially dangerous results.
Benefits of Opening Your Third Eye Chakra
The third eye chakra is located in the forehead, just above the eyes, and is the energetic of intuition and clairvoyance. In modern society most people’s third eyes are not functioning, but by carefully clearing third eye blockage we are able to experience profound benefits, including heightened insight and intuition, less anxiety, and for more advanced meditators there is even the ability to perceive auras and the astral plane.
While it is always advised to proceed with great caution when exploring the chakras, there is no doubt that opening your third eye can be extremely beneficial, leading to profound spiritual growth. Some of the benefits include:
Benefit #1: Your Intuition Becomes More Lucid and Coherent
An open third eye chakra means greater self-awareness, and a capacity to navigate through life with a sense of the bigger picture, taking into account that which is unseen but felt. This means you will intuitively take the right steps towards health, connecting with the right people in order to thrive in all areas of life, and fulfill your true life’s purpose.
Benefit #2: Your Ability to Manifest Becomes Supercharged
What we attract into our lives becomes more in alignment with our desires when we are operating with a powerful and activated third eye chakra. As our ability to perceive increases, we become super manifesters, attracting what will most serve us.
Benefit #3: With Greater Consciousness Comes Less Anxiety, Stress or Worry
As your third eye opens, the corresponding pineal gland begins to function more powerfully, your consciousness shifts into a higher a state. Anxiety and stress become replaced by a calm knowingness, and sense of trust that all is as it is meant to be and perfectly alright.
Benefits #4: Increased Imagination
When we open our third eye our imagination becomes much more alive, as more of our experience of reality involves that which is beyond time and space. This increase in imagination can benefit our artistic endeavours.
Benefits #5: The Ability to Perceive Auras
While some people are born with the ability to perceive auras, or unexpectedly develop it through a near-death experience or other unusual event, most people in modern society are only perceiving auras a fraction of how much we are capable of. Through working with our third eye, we are able to unlock this latent ability to sense the colors of energy swirling around ourselves and others, which reveal so much about our thoughts and emotions.
Benefits #6: The Ability to Perceive the Astral Plane
While it is quite rare, some advanced practitioners are able to open their third eye, and master this new state of consciousness to such an extent, that they are able to perceive the astral plane of reality.
Overview of the Third Eye Chakra
The third eye chakra is the sixth chakra and is the chakra of imagination, clairvoyance, and intuition. In Sanskrit, it is called Ajna, which means ‘to perceive’. You can read more about the history of the name of the third eye chakra here. The color of the third eye chakra is a purplish blue and it is symbolized by an om symbol inside of a lotus, which you can read about here. According to yogic practices the third eye chakra is where we transcend duality, and our egoic sense of separateness from everything else. The third eye is where we transcend the constrictions of time and space.
How Does the Third Eye Chakra Become Blocked?
The third eye chakra can become blocked or imbalanced by stress, illness, emotional upset, or conflict, as well as lack of spiritual education. That is why it is important to continually clear away the blockages in your third eye.
A blocked third eye chakra can make you feel out of touch with your intuition, have a lack of imagination, and cause difficulty in seeing and anticipating the future. This can lead to difficulty in decision making, as well as a lack of creative ideas for your life journey, your work, and other pursuits you are involved in.
The third eye chakra can also become overactive, causing you to feel anxiety, be overly mentally active and experience excessive daydreaming. This can be disorienting and cause a person to feel removed from the day-to-day requirements of modern life. Sometimes the third eye becomes overactive when Kundalini energy flows into it, which you can read more about here.
Physical Symptoms of a Blocked Third Eye Chakra
Physical symptoms of a blocked third eye chakra can include migraines, sinusitis, and pressure in your forehead. Your sleep can become disrupted as you become more active on the astral level of reality. Because the third eye chakra is located in the pineal gland, it can lead to gland dysfunction, resulting in nausea and vomiting, trouble with eye movements, tiredness, memory problems, and balance or coordination issues.
The Third Eye and the Pineal Gland
An important part of understanding the third eye chakra is knowing its connection with the pineal gland, which is a pine cone shaped gland located in the center of the brain, about the size of a pea. For most people in modern society this gland is dormant, however symbolism referring to it appears in many of the wisdom traditions seen throughout human history. We have glands in our bodies that secrete hormones, and the pineal gland produces melatonin. This is the hormone that regulates our sleeping, as well as how we manage stress. While much remains mysterious about the pineal gland, researchers are beginning to explore its connection with DMT. DMT is found in plants and animals as well, and is consumed as an entheogenic substance to experience psychedelic or visionary experiences. The pineal gland and the third eye chakra are interconnected and together form the inner workings of our intuitive and imaginative abilities. When activated and strengthened they expand our abilities to perceive.
How to Open Third Eye Chakra
By keeping your third eye clear and balanced, you can maintain your energetic flow and clairvoyant abilities. A clear balanced third eye means you are directly connected to your higher self and universal wisdom, and are guided to move through life with grace and ease. To clear third eye chakra blockages there are a variety of methods, including meditation, crystals, incense, essential oils, affirmations, and sound frequencies.
Creating a sacred space where you can meditate and perform your affirmations is ideal. Place your crystals and incense in this space as well. Because the color of the third eye is indigo, placing objects of this color in your sacred space will contribute to the process. You can experiment with indigo or purple candles, and even try out purple colored light bulbs.
How to explore and blend all of the different ways is up to the individual. For some, meditation will have the greatest effect, while for others essential oils or crystals will be more impactful in removing third eye chakra blockages. The key is to do what feels right for you. However, there are some important details when it comes to selecting your meditations, crystals, incense, essential oils, and affirmations that you need to be aware of.
Meditation, Visualization and Affirmations to Open Your Third Eye Chakra
Sit in a relaxed upright position. Focus your attention on the location of your third eye and visualize a glowing indigo light inside your forehead. Imagine energy pouring down through your crown chakra and clearing out all stagnant energy, replacing it with new and fresh energy. Realize that this universal energy is infinite. Feel yourself tapping into your own inner guidance in a way that is even deeper and coherent, knowing that is has been there all along, wither you realized it or not. Now visualize energy coming up from your root chakra and pouring into your third eye, grounding your clairvoyant awareness. As you practice these visualizations, repeat any of these affirmations. There are many affirmations and you are encouraged to create your own, but here are some great ones you can explore.
“I am connected with the wisdom of the universe”
“I am in touch with my inner guidance”
“I listen to my deepest wisdom “
“I am wise, intuitive, and connected with my inner guide “
“I trust my intuition “
Using Crystals to Open Third Eye Chakra
There are a variety of crystals that you can use when clearing out blockages in your third eye. These crystals have a frequency that matches the frequency of your third eye, which you can use to channel energy that opens, clears and activates your third eye. The crystals should be charged with intention prior to meditating with them, which can be done simply by visualizing them filling with energy.
is an excellent crystal for clearing third eye blockages because of its powerful healing energy, and indigo color. It is recognized for its wisdom and healing properties. It can help calm the mind, as well as aid in remembering dreams and astral travel. It is great to keep beside your bed or place throughout your home.
Sometimes referred to as the “stone of heaven” because it aids in developing psychic abilities, azurite cultivates accuracy in your intuition and clairvoyant abilities.
is excellent for expelling dark negative energy. It stimulates and balances and contributes towards emotional stability, allowing you to release old energy from your third eye and making room for new fresh energy.
Amethyst, azurite and black obsidian used together is powerful blend of crystal of energies. Amethyst can enhance the flow of fresh energy to your third eye. Azurite clarifies your insight and intuition as the black obsidian clears out the old negative energy.
Essential Oils for Opening Your Third Eye
There are several essential oils that are excellent for developing your third eye’s clairvoyance and psychic abilities. These include Rosemary, Frankincense, and Sandalwood. These oils can be placed on the temples of your head when working with the third eye chakra.
Is excellent for increasing concentration, and a great choice for all mental activities. It can enhance your meditation and visualizations and allow your clairvoyance to flow more freely.
Soothes tension and calms the mind so that you can go deeper into your meditative state.
A natural antiseptic sandalwood purifies your meditation space, subdues irritability and aggression and promotes openness.
Sound Frequencies to Clear Third Eye Chakra Blockages
The frequency of the third eye chakra is 852 Hz. Each chakra has a different frequency, and listening to the frequency of the chakra you wish to heal will bring it into balance and clear energy blockages. 852 Hz can be found on YouTube, Spotify and iTunes, and can be listened to during your third eye chakra meditation session. Listening through headphones is ok but it is recommended to listen through high-quality speaks and fill the space you are in with the sound so that your body can feel the vibrations.
Reiki to Remove Third Eye Chakra Blockages
Working with a Reiki practitioner is an excellent option for clearing third eye chakra blockages, and can greatly expedite the process of transformation you are making through your meditation and affirmation practices. A Reiki master can help balance your entire energy system, making the process of opening your third eye less startling and abrupt, as your mind, body and spirit are prepared for this awakening process.
Explore the concepts described above and see what works best for you. An open, clear and balanced third eye chakra that is clear of all blockages will allow you to experience intuition and imagination. Decisions become easy as you are connected to your own divine vision that transcends time and space.
Sungazing to Open Your Third Eye
This must be only be experimented with using extreme caution, but it is a technique that exists. If you want to try sungazing, do not stare directly at the sun, instead divert your gaze slighting away from it. Also, only do it early in the morning, or in the evening, when the sun is not at its brightest. Visualize the rays of sun being perceived through your fore head as you are gazing.
Decalcifying Your Pineal Gland to Open Your Third Eye
Another valuable step you can take is to clear away the excess minerals that may have built up on your pineal gland. Fluoride is widely consumed because it is tap water, but when consumed it hardens upon the pineal gland, diminishing the gland’s ability to function. Using water filters before drinking tap water helps avoid fluoride. Also using fluoride-free toothpaste is recommended. Too much calcium can lead to the same problem, so make sure you are getting the right amount in your diet. Besides avoiding these minerals that build up, apple cider vinegar is recommended to help decalcify. It can be found at health food stores, and can be added to salad dressings and sauces.
If you’d like to continue researching the third eye as well as the other chakras and energy systems, you can see which books I recommend on the subject by clicking here.