Third Eye Chakra

6th Chakra 

The Third Eye Chakra serves as our "Command" or "Monitoring Center." It is involved in developing clarity and wisdom in our perception of the inner and outer worlds. As our "Thinking Center," its role in discerning reality from illusion is crucial. Its primary drive is to seek the most reliable sources of knowledge and wisdom as one’s source of solid truth.
The Third Eye Chakra acts as the "Leader and Governor" of our inner realm, guiding us on which thoughts to pursue and which emotions to heed. Through the Third Eye Chakra, we cultivate a meditative alertness and focus that solidifies our conviction and understanding, impervious to transient doubts and sporadic emotions.
The human body is comprised of three intricate layers; the physical, astral, and spiritual bodies, commonly known as the soul.  Within the astral body lies a sophisticated network of energy centers known as Chakras or 'Spinning Wheels of Energy".

So, in essence, the Chakras are energy exchange points between our subtle energy bodies and the physical body. It is the energy of the soul that animates the physical body through the Chakras and in this sense, soul-energy flows downwards from the subtle realms through the Chakras. The soul flows inwards through the Chakras, while consciousness is expanding and expressing outwards from the Chakras. Our bodies are vessels, an Avatar for our soul.
The Third Eye Chakra is located in the



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C O L O R S:   P U R P L E  -  I N D I G O

Purple and Indigo colored Crystals stimulate, opens and unblocks the Third Eye - Brow Chakra (Ajna), which means "perceiving", "command" and "beyond wisdom”.  It is our (6th Chakra).

The colors Indigo and Purple are mostly associated with royalty, wisdom, mystery, magic, and faith.





lolite, Amethyst, Purple Fluorite, Lepidolite, Spirit Quartz, Charoite, Sugilite, Indigo Gabbro, and Tanzanite.  




The Third Eye Chakra energy center is responsible for:

  • Vision
  • Intuition
  • Perception of subtle dimensions and movements of energy
  • Psychic abilities related to clairvoyance and clairaudience especially
  • Access to mystical states, illumination
  • Connection to wisdom, insight
  • Motivates inspiration and creativity



Where is the Third Eye Chakra Located? 


The Third Chakra is located in the astral body corresponding to the spinal cord, at the center of the brain. Its exact location is four inches behind the center of the eyebrows, known as the pineal gland.


The Third-Eye Chakra symbol is a lotus flower with two petals on opposite sides of a circle. Inside the circle is an inverted triangle. The holy symbol of OM, the source-sound of all creation is inscribed in the center. The Third Eye Chakra is associated with the dimension of light and is the center of clarity and wisdom.

The Third Eye Chakra is associated with the dimension of light. It is the center of clarity and wisdom.

The Sanskrit name for this Chakra is Ajna, which means “Command”. This refers to the fact that it is the Third Eye Center in which we gain the higher understanding and wisdom that should guide us in each of our actions. An open Third Eye Chakra opens us to both conceptual, intellectual understanding and discrimination, as well as to abstract, spiritual understanding through direct being and experience.

The Third Eye Chakra Symbol is a two petaled purple lotus – once again, with a downward pointing triangle inside of it. Inside the triangle, we see the holy symbol of OM, the source-sound of all creation.


 T H E    P E T A L S    

The two petals of the lotus flower symbolize the dualities of the ego, that of Self and God. We realize our true self as soul but have still not merged into total unity with God. While the lotus flower itself can represent the inner consciousness and its ability to overcome these dualities. 

The two petals also represent the two sides of the brain and the two parts of the pituitary gland, to which this Chakra is connected. 

The Third Eye Chakra Symbol features a lotus with only two petals. They are believed to represent the last remaining duality: that of Self and God. In the third eye Chakra, we realize our true self as soul but have still not merged into total unity with God itself.
Some feel that the two petals also symbolize the two sides of the brain and the two parts of the pituitary gland, to which this Chakra is connected.


T H E   T R I A N G L E  

The Chakras are energy exchange points between our subtle energy bodies and the physical body. It is the energy of the soul that animates the physical body through the Chakras and in this sense, soul-energy flows downwards from the subtle realms through the Chakras. This is what the downward-pointing triangle stands for: The soul flows inwards through the Chakras, while consciousness is expanding and expressing outwards from the Chakras.


   T H E   C I R C L E

The Circle represents the spinning wheels, vortex or circles that life energy flows through. It symbolizes the cycles of life, death, nature and the universe. As the most basic of all forms, the circle encloses physical matter. The circle symbolizes infinite space (the element akasha) and expansiveness. The circle also represents the cycles of nature at all levels from the atom to astronomy. The central quest of spirituality is to experience the Oneness of these realms.


 What is the Third-Eye Chakra?

The Third Eye, or Brow Chakra, deals with imbalances and blockages. It oversees our perception and awareness of the environment, serving as the soul's seat. Our consciousness resides here; this is where "we" are, and how we connect with ourselves. This chakra promotes inner vision, aiding in self-discovery, enhancing intuition and psychic abilities, and enabling communication with the spiritual world. The Third Eye Chakra acts as a portal to elevated consciousness.

When the mind is adeptly trained to transition from thinking to listening, the third eye is significantly activated. This requires learning to cease the mind's verbal interpretation and reaction mechanisms, shifting instead to a state of pure, thought-free observation.

This represents the pinnacle of perceiving things as they truly are. It involves learning to observe and understand with one's whole mind, resisting the instinct to instantly interpret and label. Such profound attentiveness activates a distinct aspect of the mind, transforming it over time into a receptive vessel instead of a constant generator of thoughts.



E L E M E N T :  Light 

The third eye's element is light, which grants us the ability to see and perceive the shape and form of things from afar. This chakra transcends physical sight, indicating the existence of things that only inner vision can discern.



S O U N D S :   AUM (or OM)  -   (“I See”)

There is an energetic body of energy surrounding each of us that is composed of vibrations. This is known as the Auric Field and it exists in seven different layers sometimes referred to as harmonics because of the colour fields they emit.

The Auric Field correlates to our seven major centers of consciousness (chakras) within the physical human body and these chakras are closely associated with the seven seed (Bija) mantras. (Bija) seed mantras consist of seven syllables and each syllable connects to a specific chakra. These single syllable sounds can be chanted to strengthen the energy of the each chakra.

 A mantra involves the repetitive use of a specific sound or short phrase called 'Chanting" and has been utilized in meditation and spiritual practices for thousands of years to concentrate and alter subtle energies within and around us. The continuous repetition of words, sounds, and vibrations in a mantra chant calms the body and mind, quiets the senses, and elevates awareness.


The seed syllable for the Third-Eye Chakra is “AUM” or “OM”

AUM or OM is pronounced ah-oo-mm with a long “o” sound.

This sound is said to be a magnetic seed that attracts increased intuition, heightened sensitivity to energy, enhanced perception, vivid dreams, and an increased sense of synchronicity in your life.

“OM” represents the beginning, middle, and end of all things. It is made up of three syllables, A-U-M, and is said to contain all the sounds of creation. Om is considered a universal sound, the seed of all words, and the primordial sound from which all other sounds and creation emerge.

While “OM” is one of the most common mantras and can be used for a wide variety of mantra meditations, it is essential to your Third Eye Chakra, the seat of your intuition and life purpose. Chanting it will allow you to listen to your inner wisdom and use that wisdom to chart the best course for a life of purpose and passion. 

The chanting of the seed mantras has a tremendous effect on all the chakras.



A mantra consists of syllables, words, or phrases known as "Chanting," which are repeated continuously. These syllables embody the essence of each chakra and aid in purifying and fortifying the corresponding energy.  The Third-Eye Chakra serves as the center for intuition, visualization, enhanced perception, and insight. It stimulates and elevates psychic abilities, enabling us to 'see' through our inner light.

"One can gain a better understanding by picturing a large metal bell and a rod. Striking the bell with the rod creates a vibration and produces a sound.

Similarly, chanting and repeating a Mantra is like striking the Chakra with the Mantra. This creates a unique vibration that has a direct impact on your overall physical and mental health.  As you chant in a relaxed state, you can feel this vibration ripple throughout your body, as it resonates to your very core."


Chant “"AUM'' or 'OM'  ... if you…

  • Operate mostly from your rational mind
  • Mistrust your inner wisdom
  • Feel restricted or stuck

How to Chant the ""AUM'' or 'OM'  Mantra?

The frequency of this mantra aligns with the Third-Eye Chakra. Chanting "AUM" or "OM" fosters harmony, purifies, and activates this energy center, aiding in not just seeing but also understanding. This comprehension is partly ineffable, a pure perception of meaning. It activates a unique aspect of the mind, gradually transforming it into a receptive vessel rather than a perpetual thought generator.

If you don't have a lot of time, anytime spent chanting is ok and will benefit your chakras, even if it is in the car on your way home from work or in the shower!  Mantras can be spoken, chanted, whispered, or repeated in the mind. You can Chant them anywhere, anytime!


1.  Get Comfortable: Locate a tranquil area free from interruptions where you can concentrate. Position yourself comfortably, either seated in a chair with your feet firmly on the ground, cross-legged on a meditation cushion, or lying flat on your back. Focus on your breath, inhaling deeply and exhaling slowly to release stress and negative thoughts. Relax your muscles. When you feel at ease and relaxed, proceed to step two.

2.  Hold a Crystal or Gemstone: Hold a Purple or Indigo Crystal placing it on the desired Chakra center, or hold it in your left hand.

3.  Visualize: Visualize a radiant vortex of Purple Indigo light, like a spinning wheel, at your Third-Eye Chakra, located 4 inches behind the center of your eyebrows. With each breath you take, envision this energy intensifying and expanding.

 Focus:  Quiet your mind, eliminate all thoughts, and focus solely on the spinning energy at your Third-Eye Chakra Center. 

5.  Feel:  As you vocalize the "O" sound, envision a cascade of Purple Indigo light flooding into your Third-Eye Chakra. Then, intone the full "OM" mantra slowly; pronounced ah-oo-mm with a long “o” sound, articulating each syllable distinctly, and sense the vibration spreading from that point through all your chakra centers; then returning to your Third Eye Chakra continue this practice until you feel its ok to stop.

    Meditation beads, commonly comprising 108 beads and known as "Mala" beads, serve as a tool for counting mantras or prayers. Also referred to as prayer beads or Buddhist rosaries, these strings of beads assist practitioners in tracking the repetitions of their mantras or prayers, with each bead signifying one recitation.



    Third-Eye Chakra

    A F F I R M A T I O N S: 

    • “I see”
    • “I am wise, intuitive, and connected to my inner guidance”
    • “My inner self always has the answer”
    • “I choose to be the light in all situations”
    • “I am a spirit having a human experience”
    • “I can manifest my vision”
    • “My thoughts are positive and loving”
    • “I give myself permission to be happy and fulfilled in my life”



    P U R P O S E

    The Third Eye, or Brow Chakra, is often referred to as the "perception center" and serves as our command center. It acts as a code breaker and pattern maker, providing a seat of understanding. This chakra distinguishes between what is important and unimportant, discerning meaning from data and impressions. It also regulates the energy flow within the body.

    The third eye chakra witnesses our "internal screen," displaying memories, fantasies, images, archetypes, as well as intuition and imagination. It is from these that we derive meaning and bring consciousness into our daily lives. This chakra represents our gut feelings, our inner guide, and our intuition. Once activated, it can assist in cultivating a clearer sense of purpose and direction in life.



    C O L O R   E N E R G Y

    The colors associated with the Third-Eye Chakra are Indigo and Purple which represents intuition, insight, and spiritual awareness.

    Purple Crystals & Gemstones embody spiritual energy, aiding in the connection to our mystical aspects by enhancing intuition, psychic abilities, and a heightened sense of self. Employing Purple Crystals & Gemstones can serve as potent tools in tapping into the ethereal realm of dreams, igniting creative thoughts and spiritual guidance. These stones are ideal for attaining deep meditation and symbolize the strengthening of intuition and concentration for advancement of a meditation state.


    O U T   O F    B A L A N C E

    When the Third Eye - Brow Chakra is misaligned, it may cause feelings of non-assertiveness and fear of success, or conversely, it may lead to increased selfishness or conceit. An imbalance might also result in physical issues such as headaches, blurred vision, and eye strain.

    Below are additional emotional and physical symptoms that can arise from a blockage of the Third-Eye Chakra:

    • Struggling to find meaning in things
    • Loss of Intuition
    • Difficulty making decisions
    • Lack of Focus, Clarity & Confusion
    • Things just don’t seem to make sense
    • Headaches & Tension in Forehead
    • Vision Problems
    • Ear-Related Issues & Sinus Issues
    • Sleep Disturbances

    In the physical body, the Third Eye Chakra corresponds with the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the pineal gland, as well as the eyes, ears, and the nose. 


    R E A S O N S   T O    B A L A N C E   

     The Third Eye Chakra is associated with light, clarity, understanding, and spiritual insight. As a result, it is key to gaining higher consciousness and forms the focal point of concentration during meditation practices. When open and balanced, it leads to optimal hormone production and release. This balance can improve physical health, mental clarity, and emotional well-being.


    H O W   T O    B A L A N C E

    The Third Eye, or Brow Chakra, stands as a pivotal point of consciousness, intuition, and perception. Techniques to harmonize this chakra include:

    • Wear Purple & Indigo Blue Crystals & Gemstones for the specific purpose of balancing the Chakra, such as lolite, Amethyst, Purple Fluorite, Lepidolite, Spirit Quartz, Charoite, Sugilite, Indigo Gabbro, and Tanzanite. 
    • Regular Meditation and the use of purple or indigo crystals
    • Mindful Breathing - Prana, the life force energy within you, travels on the breath
    • Magnet Therapy: It is believed that placing magnets between the eyebrows during meditation, while lying down, can enhance and facilitate the opening of the Third Eye.
    • Nature Healing (Spend a few minutes outside everyday)
    • Chanting the Third-Eye Chakra mantra: “OM”
    • Sound Frequency: 720 Hz
    • Practice specific Third Eye yoga poses: Downward Facing Dog, Lotus Pose
    • Visualization & Intention - Your energy follows your intention.
    • Journaling & Self Pampering
    • Essential Oils / Incense: Rosemary, Angelic Root, Vetiver, Frankincense, Cypress, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Juniper, Patchouli, Bay Laurel, Marjoram, White Sage
    • Herbs: Lavender, Lotus root, Holy Basil, White Sage, Mugwort, Rosemary, St John’s Wort, Star Tulip, Yarrow, Calendula, Ginkgo, Gotu kola, Lemon Balm, Peppermint, Violet
    • Healing Foods: Purple grapes, Purple Kale, Blueberries, Purple Carrots, Eggplant, Cocoa, Acai berries, Beets, Black berries, Eggplant, Plums, Purple Cauliflower, Purple Cabbage, Purple Rice, Purple Potatoes, and of course, Red Wine.


    W H E N    B A L A N C E D

    When the Third Eye Chakra is balanced and aligned, our vision is clear and our understanding is heightened. We possess the ability to interpret visual cues and our perception is strong. Our thoughts and internal dialogue are positive and dynamic. With an open mind, we are receptive to new concepts, aspirations, and dreams. We can calmly observe and thoughtfully reflect.

    You will begin to experience positive changes in your life such as:

    • More Perceptive & insightful Guidance
    • Increased Intuition, Psychic Abilities
    • Greater Clarity, Focus, & Intuition
    • Increased Creativity
    • Deeper Spiritual Connection
    • Increased Self-Awareness
    • Peace & Tranquility