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Third Eye Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra; 6th Chakra (Ajna) – Intuition, Wisdom, Logic & E.S.P
The sixth chakra (also called the ‘third eye’ or brow chakra) is located at the pituitary/pineal level in the center of the brain (not the center of the forehead), and is also known as “the Third Eye”. This chakra governs spiritual direction and wisdom. It is the seat of dreams, inner vision, and the spiritual life. Its color is indigo or shades of dark blue and deals with self-mastery, wisdom, opening doors to the subconscious, restoring long-buried soul memories, bridging the finite and infinite, assisting and guiding our inner journeys to spiritual or cosmic knowledge. Indigo also deals with connecting to a higher understanding, self-acceptance, and intuition, as well as spiritual and celestial love. The 6th chakra is the seat of all your intuitive abilities: inner seeing, inner hearing, inner feeling and inner knowing. The physiological functions of the third eye chakra or 6th chakra are related to vision, the eyes, and the pituitary gland, the 1st cervical vertebrae, endocrine system, sinuses, ears, and face, and metaphysically affects; the energy center of intuition, imagination, and creative visualization.
This chakra is about seeing, both literally and intuitively. It gives us insight. When it is open we are very self aware, perceptive and may have heightened clairvoyance. If this chakra is closed, we tend to not think for ourselves and are easily confused. We may rely overmuch on others for guidance and direction. We may be without purpose. Physically we can have a depressed thyroid and respiratory trouble. Blocked or low energy third eye chakra may promote symptoms such as: difficulty sleeping, problems with hearing, skin disorders, overwhelming need for balance, longing for purification, or the inability to help oneself. Your intuition and insight isn’t just about knowing things ahead of time or making deep prophecies, it’s mostly about being able to see the truth about yourself and others.
Balancing the Third Eye Chakra with Essential Oils: The best essential oils to open this chakra are frankincense, pine, rose, rosemary, clary sage, oregano and marjoram. The best Essential oil for cleansing this chakra are Atlas cedarwood, cypress, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, orange, peppermint, pine and rosewood. Lemon aids with depression, clarity of thought, is very refreshing, cooling, helps concentration, and is very uplifting to body-mind- spirit, as well as quite centering. Rosemary helps with waking up the mind, and aids in; lethargy, mental strain and fatigue, also good for depression, nervous exhaustion, stress, anxiey, and is quite invigorating, it helps with the conscious mind, settling nerves, enlivens brain cells, clears the head, aids in memory, love, and centering, also great for creativity.
Balancing the third Eye Chakra with Gemstones & Crystals:All indigo, and deep blue stones such as : Sapphire, Amethyst, Purple Fluorite, Sugalite, Lapis, which help to stabilize, impart objectivity, strengthen concentration, and aid in purification. Also, Azurite and Sodalite will compliment this chakra.
How to Use Essential Oils to Balance the Third Eye Chakra: First, choose a blend that speaks only to you. Try the oils listed for the throat chakra and notice which oils you are drawn to. Please,refer to root chakra instructions on how to use essential oils to balance the third eye chakra, as the method described there is useful for all the chakras.
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