The ability to trust in your intuition or your “sixth sense” comes in handy in more ways than one.
That little voice inside of you helps you make decisions and take actions that guide you on your path to the life that’s meant for you.
Without this voice, you can feel listless, foggy, and indecisive — constantly second-guessing yourself, looking for answers somewhere else.
You’re disconnected from you. From spirit, from the universe, from… whatever you choose to call it.
But, there are lots of ways to reconnect to your intuition.
And I’m going to tell you about one of them.
Color — Indigo
Element — Light
The third eye, or the Ajna — pronounced ‘Agya’ — chakra is located between the eyebrows. It’s the center of perception and consciousness. This chakra is also associated with clarity, awareness, intuition, insight, imagination, and higher self-knowledge.
The Ajna chakra is also associated with the element of light — as this light illuminates your path toward insight and wisdom.
Healing this chakra’s energy helps sharpen our intuition. As it connects you to your inner knowing intuition, it helps to illuminate everything so you’re able to see things just how they are — without expectations or judgment.
Appropriately, Anja translates to “to perceive” or “beyond wisdom”. The Anja chakra is also believed to be linked to universal connection, and spiritual communication. It helps you see beyond what can be seen in the physical world. When open and balanced, the third eye chakra will lead you to an inner knowledge — or sixth sense — that will guide you on many journeys in your life.
The third eye chakra gives us insight and wisdom so we can better understand our existence beyond time and space. An understanding that helps us to see the truth: we’re simply spiritual beings having a human experience.
Now that we know a little bit about the third eye chakra, let’s discuss how to know if it’s out of balance.
When the third eye chakra is out of balance, you may experience indecisiveness, overwhelm, confusion, and a lack of focus and purpose. You may feel foggy, anxious, depressed, and full of self-doubt. This can create negative thoughts that block our inner vision which in turn distances us from spirit and blurs our intuition.
When this chakra is blocked, you lose the connection to your inner wisdom, and therefore, its guidance. You may feel aimless or lost. Without this guidance, you may be too focused on the little things, not able to see the big picture, and why things happen exactly as they’re supposed to happen.
Headaches, blurry vision, and eye strain are all common physical manifestations of imbalance in the third eye chakra.
You may also experience:
When the third eye chakra is open and balanced, you’re better able to tap into your imagination and trust your inner knowledge and intuition. This trust allows you to make balanced and healthy decisions that are in alignment with what is truly meant to be, and imagine what could be possible for you in your life.
You’re able to see your life with more clarity, and self-awareness. You’re open to other people’s perspectives — one’s that are different from your own, and you’re open to receiving wisdom from beyond.
As we mentioned before, the third eye is considered a window to the spiritual world and can act as a doorway for spiritual communication to come through. This can include things like telepathy, clairvoyance, astral projection, and lucid dreaming. The third eye also gives us insights into the future — connecting our external world through inner visions. This veil which seems to separate you from spirit simply… dissolves.
You may also experience enhanced:
When we open the third eye, it also allows us to become aware of the big picture in life. You’re better able to connect what happens in your life to the lessons they present to you. It shifts our entire perspective. We’re able to see our own blind spots and how we project our insecurities and judgments onto others. We’re able to see ourselves more fully — just as we are.
Traditionally, it’s important that you open and balance the other chakras before opening the third eye. This is done to establish the grounding and capacity necessary to handle the information and insights you gain from the third eye and its higher consciousness.
Ask your intuition for guidance when making a decision. Pay attention to any feeling or deep knowing that’s nudging you forward or holding you back. Ask for your intuition to help open your mind and give you the clarity you need to make the right choice. Keep track of when you’ve listened to these clues and the results you got from them.
Remember you have always had this intuition — or sixth sense — you just need to reconnect with and re-discover it.
Because the third eye chakra is associated with the element of light, it can be helpful to sit in the sunlight — whether it’s outdoors or near a window to help create energetic balance.
Incorporating essential oils or incense into this practice can help facilitate healthy energy flow. Clary sage, frankincense, patchouli, and juniper are all associated with the third eye chakra.
Repeating affirmations can help slowly replace negative thoughts that are holding you back — with positive and productive ones.
Try repeating one or more of these affirmations out loud or quietly to yourself every day or until you notice a shift:
You can also place a crystal or gemstone between your brows during meditation or while you repeat these affirmations to enhance your practice.
Crystals and stones associated with the third eye chakra are amethyst, labradorite, obsidian, and clear quartz.
Ajna is most effectively balanced through meditation. Some report a tingling sensation in the area of your third eye during or after meditation. This is a good sign! It simply means that your chakra is beginning to open.
Try this meditation to get healthy energy flowing and open up your third eye:
Sit in a comfortable position. Relax your body. Close your eyes and bring your focus to your third eye chakra. Ask the wisdom of your third eye to light your way in this practice.
Begin by simply watching your breath as it flows in and out with your natural rhythm. It may be helpful to focus on a mantra such as “let go”, or “I am open”. Let go of expectations.
Continue paying attention to your breath while you imagine inhaling healing indigo light energy into your third eye chakra. This light represents your inner wisdom, intuition, and connection to the universe.
With every inhale, see this light grow as it expands beyond your body. As you breathe, visualize this indigo light within you and all around you.
Imagine this healing light energy completely filling and surrounding you and the space you’re in as it transcends you to a higher, more effective state of healing. Through the power of this light, your sense of intuition becomes stronger.
Your ability to find truth grows with each and every breath as you breathe in wisdom, intuition, and love.
Spend a couple of minutes in this beautiful space as you stay connected to this healing light as it infuses everything with connection, love, and truth.
When you’re ready, bring your awareness back to your breath. Begin to wiggle your fingers and toes as you come back to your body.
End the session by bringing the palms of your hands together in front of the heart space and chant the third eye chakra mantra ‘Om’ three times.
Balancing this chakra requires patience and awareness. A balanced third eye chakra improves the connection between the physical and the spiritual, and it becomes easier to hear and listen to your inner intuitive wisdom.
Once you begin healing your third eye, you’ll start to receive messages and visions that guide you in your life. The more you follow your intuition, the more your third eye strength will grow and along with it — and present new opportunities, and a feeling of peace and fulfillment in life.
I try and live my own life from this space of honoring my own intuition.
This is my favorite practice.
Because those gut feelings lead me every step of the way.
In my personal life and business, I’ve found that the strength of my intuition has led me in various directions that I never would have imagined. And as I have trusted those nudges, I have never been led astray.
I lean into my intuition when caring for my daughters and tapping into how they REALLY are vs what they might say.
And I rely on my imagination daily, which allows me to create visions of things to come and the creations that I dream to bring into the world.
This work is so important because it can change the trajectory of your entire life.
If you’d like to discuss how you can strengthen your intuition and gain clarity and insight into your own life, book a complimentary clarity call with me here.