This is the sixth in a series of posts about the 7 main Chakras. The Third Eye Chakra deals with the life themes of intuition, intellect, imagination and ideas. Read on to discover simple ways that you can begin to heal an imbalanced Third Eye Chakra.
A healthy, balanced chakra system leads to a healthy, balanced life.
Third Eye Chakra
Also known as the Brow Chakra, or Ajna in Sanskrit. The Third Eye Chakra vibrates at the colour Indigo and is located between your eyebrows. This chakra deals with the life themes of intuition, intellect, imagination and ideas. It manages our ability to see the big picture, to have a sense of purpose and direction in life.
Our focus begins to move way from meeting our physical needs and into satisfying our spiritual needs. Having balanced our lower chakras we begin to trust our inner knowing and make decisions confidently. Our access to higher levels of consciousness through this chakra helps us understand that there is more to life than meets the eye.
Emotional Issues: Insight, dreams, imagination, intuition, intellect.
Physical areas of the body: Eyes, sinuses, nose, brain, nervous system, pineal & pituitary glands.
Extra sense: Clairvoyance - clear sight. Your extra sensory information may come to you through visions, dreams and symbols.
Imbalanced: If your Third Eye Chakra is out of balance you will struggle with perception and concentration. This can manifest as indecisiveness, lack of imagination or having no ideas. Perhaps you have plenty of ideas but are unable to see how you can implement them. You may live “up in the clouds” spending more time fantasising than living your life. You may keep repeating the same mistake, never learning the lesson behind it. It can be expressed through headaches, sleep disorders, brain tumours, stroke, hormonal imbalance, problems with eyesight, poor concentration and lack of memory. It can also create problems with areas governed by the Third Eye Chakra listed above.
Balanced: A balanced Third Eye Chakra will have you feeling inspired, thinking clearly, and seeing how to put all your great ideas into action.
Third Eye Chakra Healing Methods
To heal the Third Eye Chakra we need to address our ability to trust our inner knowing, our intuition.
Here are a few other suggestions, remember to hold the intention for healing and perform the activity mindfully:
The colour indigo is associated with the Third Eye Chakra. We commonly see the colour purple used for this chakra too. Choose whichever you feel drawn to. Wear these colours - purple pyjamas may invite vivid dreams. An Amethyst necklace may enhance your intuition. Fill a vase with a bunch of purple Iris flowers - as they bloom imagine your Third Eye Chakra opening just as naturally and beautifully. Stop to appreciate your Irises often - you will be reminded to return to the present moment, grounding your energy and your bright ideas into reality.
Connect to the magic in the universe, and all the possibilities available to you, by gazing in wonder at the midnight blue sky. Meditate in silence to connect to your intuition. Practise your visualisation skills by recalling images - for example study a piece of fruit or a flower, then close your eyes and use your imagination to recreate every little detail of it. Leave your sunglasses at home and get some early morning sunshine - this awakens your pineal gland/third eye and resets your body clock so you sleep better at night. Keep a dream journal next to your bed and begin to write down your dreams. Relax your physical eyes and allow your inner eye to open by practising scrying. You don’t need a crystal ball, just gaze meditatively into a reflective surface, such as an indigo coloured bowl filled with water.
Mantra As you sit in meditation you may chant the mantra AUM. This is the Bija Mantra of the Third Eye Chakra and will allow you to connect to this chakra and focus your healing intention upon it.
Affirmations Create your own positively framed affirmation that is specific to your issues. Chant it during meditation or throughout your day. An example may be “I have an abundance of ideas, and I know how to implement them”, “I remember my dreams”, “I see the bigger picture with clarity”.
Eating purple food such as plums, cherries, blueberries, dark berries, purple cabbage and aubergine will help this chakra. Think ‘brain food’ and eat foods high in Omega 3s - you could whip up a delicious smoothie of blackberries, strawberries and blueberries with almond milk, and throw in some flaxseeds for even extra Omega 3. Ideally food should be organic and locally produced to maintain the highest frequency.
Crystals Amethyst, Purple Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli and Angelite are great for healing your Third Eye Chakra and are readily available at crystal shops. Each crystal has it’s own unique healing properties so it’s worth looking into each one to find the crystal that will work best with your particular issues.
As discussed in my post The Importance of a Healthy Chakra System, having an unhealthy chakra system is detrimental not only to your physical state, but also to your spiritual, mental and emotional states. It is therefore important to consider your chakras as a beautifully orchestrated system.
Discover tools to help you support all your chakras together in my Heal Your Chakras Now post.
Read next article in the Chakra Healing series: How to Heal Your Crown Chakra
Read the previous article in the Chakra Healing series: How to Heal Your Throat Chakra
With love and gratitude,