Areas of our spiritual and physical body are linked to the seven different Chakras, which are energy points within our body.
Depending on which Chakra is blocked, you may experience different symptoms. Familiarising yourself with the symptoms of a blocked Chakra and knowing how to unblock it can be key to maintaining your overall health.
In this guide, I will explore the Third Eye Chakra and teach you how to open it.
What Is The Third Eye Chakra?
The Third Eye Chakra, also known as the Ajna, is responsible for all ” seeing ” aspects.
You will have heard people refer to having a “third eye” when referencing someone being able to predict an event that hasn’t yet happened. This is because the Ajna Chakra is connected to intuition and awareness and can be located on the forehead, halfway between your eyes.
The Third Eye Chakra is also connected to spiritual communication and how you perceive the world around you.
Why Might You Need To Open Your Third Eye Chakra?
You may also experience headaches, blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and anxiety if the Ajna Chakra is blocked.
The blocking of this Chakra can also cause you to doubt yourself, develop negative thought patterns, and generally feel low in mood.
Knowing the symptoms of a blocked Third Eye chakra, you can now see why ensuring you are aware of how to open it up is essential.
How To Open Your Third Eye Chakra
Now we know why it’s important to unblock the Third Eye, let’s learn exactly how to do this:
1. Opening Your Third Eye Chakra Through Meditation
Meditation is one of the ways you can open your Third Eye Chakra.
Start by sitting in an area that makes you feel relaxed – this could be an area either within your home or somewhere outside the home where you feel most at ease.
Sit with your back straight and cross your legs. Your hands need to be in a position to receive energy, so sit with their palms facing upwards in your lap.
Close your eyes and look up towards your forehead with them closed. Imagine an Indigo light beaming from your Third Eye.
Practice slow and steady breathing as the light emerges from your Third Eye.
Visualise the light getting greater and more powerful. And as it does, feel the warmth of it radiate through your body.
Whilst still focusing your eyes on your forehead, count backward from 50, still envisioning that light beaming from your Third Eye.
When you have counted down from 50 and when your mind feels ready, gradually take deep breaths and open your eyes.
During this exercise, if your eyes feel too much strain, look up to your forehead as long as you feel comfortable doing so whilst counting down.
Gradually you will find that the time you can focus on your Third Eye during meditation will become longer.
2. Affirmations To Open Your Third Eye Chakra
Another way to aid in opening your Third Eye Chakra is through affirmations. You can use these as part of your spiritual practices each day.
Doing so will allow you to encourage the flow of energy through your Third Eye Chakra. To keep your Third Eye Chakra open, here are some examples of affirmations you can use:
- My inner wisdom is powerful, and I choose to tap into it.
- I see and sense all through the power of my Third Eye.
- I trust my intuition to be accurate and guide me.
- I am open to receiving guidance from my guides and from the Universe.
- I have everything that I need within me.
3. Aromatherapy To Open Your Third Eye Chakra
Aromatherapy can be brought into your spiritual practices and offer versatility as you can use it within the home or even on your person by investing in an aromatherapy bracelet. Using different scents can enhance the opening of your Third Eye Chakra.
To support the opening of your Third Eye Chakra, Clary Sage can help as it can support you to experience more motivation and more positive emotions.
It will also allow your thoughts to flow more freely, and for you to tap into your intuition. Please consult a physician before using Clary Sage if you are pregnant or have a uterine disorder, as it can cause contractions.
Rosemary can also be used when opening the Third Eye Chakra. This will allow you to feel more focused and increase your drive. It can also protect against negative energies when you are working on opening your Ajna Chakra through meditation.
Marjoram possesses properties that lend it well to supporting the opening of your Third Eye Chakra. It can help to alleviate headaches, stress, and anxiety. This makes his essential oil one that would be great to use on an aromatherapy bracelet to maintain an open Third Eye.
4. Using Crystals To Unblock Your Third Eye Chakra
Finally, you can work with specific crystals to unblock your Third Eye chakra.
You can use crystals in isolation, by keeping them near – in a piece of jewellery, or as a tumble stone carried on your person – or you can use them in meditation practices.
If you’re going to meditate with crystals to unblock your Third Eye chakra, you can either hold them in your hand or gently place them on the Third Eye area.
I find the following to be the absolute best crystals to work with for the Third Eye are:
- Lapis Lazuli
- Clear Quartz
How to Tell if the Third Eye Chakra is Open
Once you have used the above tools and techniques to work on opening your Ajna Chakra, you will want to know what signs to look out for to know that you have succeeded in doing so.
When your Third Eye Chakra is open, you will feel more guided by your intuition.
You may start to notice that you are experiencing a sixth sense about things – whether something or someone seems not quite right or whether you have a good feeling about a situation.
You may find yourself feeling that you just know things, such as what is going to happen next, without explanation.
Another sign of an open Third Eye Chakra is feeling that you are more connected to the Universe, and trusting the powers within you. You will find you have more mental clarity and a clearer direction in life.
Some people who have opened their Third Eye Chakra report having out-of-body experiences, that they may not have had before.
If you have been working on opening your Ajna Chakra and this happens, do not feel alarmed – it is a good sign that your Third Eye is open and you are perceiving more than the physical world around you.
As with any work on the Chakras, consistency is key. If you are experiencing signs that your Third Eye Chakra is open, then it is important for you to nurture it and maintain those practices that allow the energy to flow through it.
If you do not, you may find those symptoms of a blocked Third Eye Chakra begin creeping in again.
The Third Eye chakra is one of the most well-known of the 7 main energetic points in the body, but that doesn’t mean everyone knows how to keep it open.
Maintaining an open and clear Third Eye chakra is important to avoid unwanted physical and spiritual symptoms.
If you have difficulty opening your own Third Eye chakra, then it can be worth booking an appointment with a Reiki practitioner who should be able to do it for you.
I really hope this guide has helped you understand how to unblock your Third Eye chakra, but if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
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