The 6th chakra is the Third Eye or Ajna which translates to “beyond wisdom.” This chakra opens up your mind to information beyond the material world and the 5 senses. The third eye is the bridge between our inner and outer worlds – here we begin to “see” more clearly. This chakra is about tapping into our intuition and trusting that we “know” the way.
This chakra is related to the “supreme element”, which is the combination of all the elements in their pure form. Energizing your third eye will take some practice. You’ll need to devote some time to quiet, solitary meditation. At first, get used to the feeling of focusing on signals outside of your physical body. Listen to your spirit and recognize how that feels. As you practice this, you’ll find it easier and easier to connect with the energy from your Third Eye.
Location: The third eye’s center is in between your eyebrows. It radiates down to your mouth and up to the top of your head.
Signs of an Balance/Unbalanced Third Eye
When in balance: We are perceptive, open-minded, and in tune physically and energetically. We understand that we are all connected and view the world in a mostly positive light. We trust our instincts and follow our intuition without overanalyzing. We regularly drop into meditative states, have strong mental recall, and experience vivid dreams and visions.
When out of balance: We tend to be cynical and close-minded. We have trouble getting past our ego and see ourselves as separate from others. We exist mostly in our logical minds and find it difficult to practice being still. There is a tendency to be judgmental and negative toward ourselves and others, even disconnected. We have a hard time remembering things and may experience headaches regularly.
Crystals for the Third Eye
Amethyst: This crystal is probably the best known for aiding the Third Eye Chakra. It not only opens and purifies this chakra, but protects against the influence of negative energies and enhances spiritual awareness.
Iolite: Iolite is fantastic for opening up your third eye. Not only does it strengthen the connection to your intuition and inner knowing, but it is a powerful tool for astral travel, shamanic visions, guided meditations, essentially any form of visualization.
Tanzanite: A gentle crystal with strong potential Tanzanite gives users the hope that magic is possible. This usually subconscious effect can produce stronger visualizations and spiritual connections.
Third Eye Mantra
“I am led by light.”
I particularly enjoy meditation with a crystal placed on my third eye. I will be using tanzanite tonight and sleeping with my amethyst, clear quartz, selenite and amphibole angel quartz.