The chakras create a connected energy system that moves throughout our bodies, and affects our mental, physical, and emotional well-being. When they are out of balance it affects our mind and spirit and can manifest as dis-ease in the body. Thankfully there are ways we can become conscious of and work with our chakras to be more alive with vitality.
The Third Eye, or Anja in Sanskrit, is located in the middle of the eyes along the brow line. The sixth of the seven chakras, the 3rd Eye is associated with the color Indigo. Energetically, the brow chakra is all about intuition.
Intuition is that gut feeling you get about something. The good vibes of a person you just met, a situation, or when someone's lying to you. When you don't know how you know, but you KNOW!
It's also about connection to ancestors, guides, and guardians on the other side.
Third Eye Chakra Meaning:
The Throat Chakra is blocked by illusions.
Signs Of an Underactive Third Eye Chakra:
When your third eye chakra is open, your intuition is on spot! You recognize and move on your gut instincts. Rigid thinking causes you to rely primarily on beliefs, rather than trusting your intuition, causing the brow chakra to become under-active. This eventually leads to difficulties in thinking for yourself and causes one to become easily confused.
Signs Of an Overactive Third Eye Chakra:
You may have tendencies to fantasize, which is great since we like to visualize our manifestations; however, staying in fantasy land too long will cause the chakra to become over-active. Once it's overactive you may feel like you can't take in all the information coming in and it's making it hard to handle. If this happens, it's important to ground yourself!
Manifestations Of Third Eye Chakra Imbalances:
The 3rd Eye Chakra feeds the Pineal and Pituitary Glands. In rare cases of dysfunction in the brow chakra, hallucinations may occur. Conditions that manifest in the physical body due to dis-ease in the 3rd eye include reoccurring headaches or migraines, blurry vision or blindness, nightmares, sleeping disorders, depression, neurological disorders, eye problems, and depression.
To open and balance the brow chakra, start following your intuition, meditate, make a vision board, and make a dream journal to analyze your dream. Affirm yourself by using the mantra, “I am intuitive.” or “I think positive thoughts about myself and everyone.”
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Third Eye Chakra Meditation:
Sit and relax. Let go of the day with your breath.
Inhale, and with each exhale visualize yourself blowing away each of your troubles.
When you are ready, bring your awareness to the middle of your forehead at the brow line.
See your 3rd eye chakra glowing as glorious indigo light. Notice it's shape and size. What is the quality of color?
Use your paintbrush to brighten up any dull or darkened spots you may find within the stunning light.
Allow thoughts, feelings, and sensations to come and move freely through you without resistance and judgement.
Give yourself several minutes to allow anything that needs to rise to the surface for your attention and mindfulness.
When you feel content, smile and reacquaint yourself to your body and surroundings.
As always, Reiki helps!
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