The next level is the third eye chakra, situated in the middle of the forehead just above the eyes, where the blue deepens to indigo. Nestled beneath a delicate membrane, like the vulva hiding the female sexual organ, it conceals the portal to true wisdom; the enlightened self within. It is seeing in the true sense of the word, not just perception. Here lies the seat of our intuitive insight, the part of us that knows all things on a pre-conscious level. As we mentioned elsewhere the solar plexus is sometimes seen as the male centre of power, and the third eye being its female counterpart. This is a slight generalisation, but certainly the true warrior knows he has no power until he can ‘see’.
The third eye chakra forever dwells in the Now, and being thus in the present moment it is unchanging. This chakra, which is also associated with the pineal gland, completes the fourth, so only by fully knowing the heart can we open the third eye and see correctly. The relationship pattern here is the one we have with ourselves. Odd as it may strike some, the most important relationship we will ever have is with ourselves.
Common ailments here may be cataracts, headaches, or general myopia.
We are now well past the visceral stage, so to speak of ‘feeling’ fear in that way doesn’t really make sense here. However, fear at the third eye chakra can manifest as doubt, and this is just as debilitating. If we are not tuned into our intuitive feelings we will, no matter how well balanced in other areas, sabotage ourselves through doubt and lack of self belief.
It’s easy to believe in things we see, that have been demonstrated to us, but to believe in a ‘reality beyond the visible' requires real insight. This won’t come about just from reading books and the like. We must go ‘inside’ to do this work. How often we berate ourselves or others for not ‘seeing what’s in front of our eyes’, when actually, what’s in front of our eyes is mere ‘perception’, that which I perceive to be there because my senses tell me so. True seeing comes from the third eye.
Jesus speaks about the third eye
The light of the body is the eye: IF THEREFORE THINE EYE BE SINGLE, THY WHOLE BODY SHALL BE FULL OF LIGHT. (Matt. 6:22).
It is good to work with the third eye chakra when doing visualisation, such as working on your goals, as it helps to laser in on desired outcomes and objectives with great precision. The sixth chakra can bring the future into the present. But of course it must be clear. Only over time and with patience can we open the third eye. Chakra clearing can help. The third eye chakra is the hidden chakra, and most people never really use it, certainly not to anything like its full potential. It is the seat of intuition. And it is the gateway to true insight.
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