ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA
- Palo Santo
- Clary Sage
CRYSTALS FOR THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA
- Lapis Lazuli
- Purple Fluorite
- Black Obsidian
Herbs and Teas for Thrid Eye Chakra
- Black Raspberry
- Poppy seed
COLORS FOR THE Third Eye CHAKRA
SOUND FOR THE Third Eye CHAKRA
ELEMENT FOR THE Third Eye CHAKRA
WHAT IS OUR Third Eye CHAKRA?
Our third eye chakra is our sixth chakra and is responsible for our intuition, psychic abilities and our charisma. Our pituitary gland is located in the exact same location as our third eye, and is linked to this chakra.
WHERE IS OUR Third Eye CHAKRA LOCATED?
In the center of our foreheads, in the pineal gland of our brain.
WHAT DOES OUR Third Eye CHAKRA DO?
Our third eye chakra is responsible for our intuition, understanding of ourselves and our charisma. It gives us our independence to think for ourselves, as well as our understanding and wisdom. When our third eye is out of balance, we can experience anything from migraines to talking to ourselves poorly.
Our third eye gets pushed out of balance mostly by our ego, how well we take care of ourselves and how we are talking to ourselves. When we are on a negative mindset, we are going to struggle with maintaining balance and seeing the big picture. We might talk to ourselves in a way that is so negative and so hurtful, and also be easily influenced by others in our life at that moment.
The exact opposite can be true, when our third eye is overactive. We will experience migraines, losing track of reality, troubles focusing and anxiety or depression. If we try to "force" our third eye into balance or "open" we can experience various symptoms of both overactive and underactive.
In my experience, when we try to force any chakra into balance, we will have retaliation from ourselves, because we aren't ready yet. The most common question I get asked is "How do I open/activate my third eye chakra?"
The answer is simple. You find balance. You deal with your shadows, you discover yourself and you balance your root, sacral, solar plexus, heart and throat chakras first. This takes time, which is where people flake out. This is a life long journey- and every day I have to spend time on keeping myself in balance, dealing with my emotions and relationships in a healthy way and shedding energies that really aren't helping me.
This is hard, this is painful and it's not an easy stroll in the park. Our third eye allows us to truly see, and sometimes we aren't going to like what we see. It's our responsibility to see this, grow from this and learn from this.
Our third eye is where our intuition develops, and is also how psychics "see". We see spirits, auras, details and meditations in our third eye. Even the Bible mentions our third eye-
"22 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life[ with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.
6 And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.”
It's no surprise to me that the third eye element is light, and the Bible talks about God will be their light..
Our third eye is where we receive messages from spirit and where we find our understanding and purpose, so of course it makes sense to me that there would be this connection there.
Now I'll make no bones about it, I'm Christian- so I am still learning more about various religions and view points, but on a quick research it appears that many religions believe in a similar mindset, but that is another article for another day- as I'd like to learn more about each subject before I wrote about it.
HOW DO I BALANCE MY Third Eye CHAKRA?
The first step towards balancing any chakra is to examine the energy around you, your aura and your chakra. How does it feel to you? Is the energy stagnant, or is it vibrant and flowing? What do you feel? How are you reacting to external factors? Are you respecting yourself and others? The first step to truly balancing our third eye chakra, is to make sure all the chakras below it are in balance first. Starting at our root chakra and working our way up will help us find true balance- and I have found in doing this, we typically will find our third eye and crown chakra's already in balance by the time we reach them.
Yoga and meditation are both great ways for balancing your chakras, and if you don’t feel comfortable balancing your chakras by yourself- Reiki, Chakra Massages or a Chakra Cleansing session would benefit you and help you find balance in your chakras. I am proud to offer Chakra Cleansing Sessions via video chat. Learn More..
But truly- how do you balance a chakra??
BALANCING YOUR CHAKRA'S YOURSELF
As I've said before, it's important that we don't try and balance this chakra until all of our other chakras are balanced first (excluding our crown chakra).
I am a firm believer in self healing, and helping others heal themselves and make their own discoveries. With our thrid eye chakra, chanting is a great method for releasing energy blocks. When I balance my Chakra’s, I first focus on the Chakra itself. What does it look like? Is it rotating? What shape is it? What color is it? Is it dirty? Can I clean it?
The third eye chakra is supposed to be a beautiful indigo color. The color indigo ranges from 670-700THz, and the sound wave that resonated best with third eye chakra healing is the 852Hz frequency.
You have options with sound therapies, teas, herbs, and essential oils to help loosen up issues we might have in our third eye chakra, and release tensions that we might be holding onto in these areas. Yoga is a great psychical method to releasing energy stored in our chakras, but truly fixing the issue, requires deep personal growth and healing.
So it is safe to say if you imagine your third eye chakra to have a dark indigo- almost black color-, that you are vibrating too low, and need to raise that vibration or frequency up until the color appears to be a normal indigo- think rainbow indigo, a mix between blue and violet.
So- how do we do this? The real answer?? That is shadow work or a soul retrival. (Learn more about shadow work here) Because issues with our Chakra's are typically linked with past trauma’s- such as childhood memories, spouse abuse, interactions with others and believing in ourselves or feeling like we belong- these issues can’t typically just be willed away. They must first be brought into the light, addressed and healed before you can move forward past them.
I suggest meditating every night as you are laying in bed to fall asleep. Put in some headphones, find a guided meditation you enjoy and drift off to sleep to the meditation. Often times you will not only find a better nights sleep, but you will receive messages from spirit in your dreams, find some inner peace and balance too!
There are meditations you can do to periodically balance out your third eye chakra and help you find temporary balance- but know that they will need to be repeated often until your underlying issues are addressed, and aren’t a permanent fix. Definitely a good option, but they are mostly treating the symptom, not the cause of the troubles.
These meditations focus on bringing that vibration to 852Hz. This means when the chakra is a indigo that is too bright or too dark, or when their color is a pink, orange, black or maroon that you are below or above the color frequency for turquoise, and must work on either adding or removing energy from this chakra.
If you are struggling with envisioning the color of your chakra changing, using sound meditations can really help to bring the right energy into your chakra.
You can do this by incorporating music into meditations, as your third eye Chakra vibrates around the same frequency as the A note. Simply YouTube “852 meditation” or type this into your Spotify. I have included a third eye chakra meditation embedded below.
I actually prefer to perform an overall chakra balacing meditation to address issues with my third eye, and will work on each individual chakra before coming to the third eye chakra. Typically this will address any imbalances I am experiencing.
Epsom Salt Baths are a godsend. Seriously. I thoroughly enjoy my soaks in the tub with these bath salts (I like the Himalayan Pink Salt Epsom Salts the best), mixed with my favorite essential oils and some candle light.
If you aren’t much into baths- which I know some folks aren’t- you can still take care of yourself and find a little balance elsewhere. A nice walk in the park or nature, a good cup of coffee while you sit and enjoy it, or spending time with your pets are all great ways to help treat yourself.
The most important key to having a balanced third eye chakra is taking care of your entire body, psychical, emotional and spiritual.