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the Third Eye Chakra

The Third Eye Chakra

Colour: Indigo, yellow, yellow-green or violet
Sense: Sight, sound, smell, taste and touch, also an extrasensory perception
Fundamental Principle: Knowledge of being
Body Association: Face, eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, cerebellum, and central nervous system
Gland: Pituitary. It is sometimes referred to as the “master gland.” It is like the conductor of an orchestra — Its sectional activities control the function of the other glands.

Purpose and Function

The 6th chakra (Third Eye) is located a finger-breadth above the bridge of the nose in the centre of the forehead. The Third Eye Chakra is also associated with the pituitary gland. Here, conscious perception of being takes place. It is the seat of our higher mental powers. On the physical plane, it is the highest centre of command for the central nervous system. Although indigo blue is normally associated with the Third Eye Chakra, yellow, yellow-green and violet can also be seen under meditation. These colours indicate different functions at different levels of consciousness. For example, rational or intellectual thought may produce yellow radiation; intuition and holistic cognition, a clear, dark-blue; and extrasensory perception, shades of violet. Every realisation in our lives begins with a thought and a projected image. By our mental powers, we are connected with the process of manifestation via the Third Eye. It is important to understand that all knowledge manifested in Creation already exists. This knowledge is all contained in the pure Being in the same way a seed contains all the information of the finished plant. In Quantum physics, this is also known as the “standardised field.” The shapelessness Being manifests first a pattern of vibration. Then, from this first vibration, each step in the development of awareness creates a new and differentiated pattern of vibration. From the pure ethereal being to the denseness of matter, all levels of creation are contained in human life. These levels of creation are represented in the chakras with their various levels of vibration; thus, the process of manifestation takes place within and through us. The Third Eye is the seat of consciousness attainment. Herein we can manifest matter and dematerialise it. We can create new realities and dissolve old ones. For the most part, this is an automatic process that takes place without any conscious action on our part. Most of our decisive thoughts are controlled by unresolved emotional patterns, which are programmed by our opinions and prejudices and those of others. As a result, our MIND is often NOT the Master but the Servant of our emotional thoughts. By developing our consciousness and Third Eye Chakra, we can control our lives. Our imagination can create the energy necessary for the fulfilment of our wishes. And, when IN CONJUNCTION WITH an open Heart Chakra, we can send out healing energies to those close at hand and far away. At the same time, we can gain access to all levels of creation beyond physical reality. This knowledge manifests itself in the form of INTUITION, CLAIRVOYANCE, or the HYPERSENSITIVITY of hearing or feeling. Things that were vaguely suspected before are now perceived very clearly.

Harmonious Functioning

Very few people today have a completely open Third Eye without an advanced state of consciousness. The Third Eye Chakra needs to be DEVELOPED! However, there are telltale signs of a harmonious functioning Third Eye, such as an active mind and advanced intellectual skills (ie. a compelling holistic pursuit of scientific research or the recognition of far-reaching philosophical truths may be a sign of a partially open and harmoniously functioning Third Eye.) You possess a well-developed ability of visualisation and comprehension of things intuitively. You are receptive to mystic truths. You realise more and more that the world is but an allegory, a spiritual principle that has manifested itself on the physical level. From time to time, you notice that your thoughts or ideas have come true. If you develop your Third Eye completely, you will perceive the world in a new light. Your thinking will be holographic. You will perceive and spontaneously integrate the information from different spheres of creation into your growing capability of all-consciousness/awareness. The material world will become transparent to you. Your conscious is a mirror for the Divine, and the material world a mirror for the energy that exists on all levels of being. Your extrasensory perception is so clear you directly perceive the energies at work beneath the surface of the physical world, and you realise that you can consciously control these energies AND create your own forms of manifestation! Your intuition and inner sight will open the doors to all the subtle planes/dimensions of reality, which consist of an endless number of worlds between the physical (materialistic) planes of creation and pure Being. And you will realise that these other worlds/dimensions are inhabited by a wide variety of life forms.

Disharmonious Functioning

You are what is considered, “top-heavy.” You live completely in the realm of your mental sphere. Your life is determined almost exclusively by reason and intellect. All aspects of your life are organised in an intellectual manner; therefore, you can only perceive with your rational mind. Although your intellectual skills may be very sharp and well developed, and you may have a keen analytical ability, you lack a holistic way of seeing things. You can easily fall prey to intellectual arrogance. You accept only those things that your mind can comprehend and that can be demonstrated and proven by scientific analysis. You perceive spiritual insight as unscientific and unrealistic and reject them outright. You may attempt to influence others or events by intellectual force to demonstrate your power, satisfy your personal needs, and/or feed your ego. In this case, your Solar Plexus Chakra is usually out of balance and your Heart and Crown Chakra are only developed to a slight degree. All the Chakras play a part in the whole Being! Your life is dominated by materialistic desires and physical needs without emotional consideration. You find spiritual reflection and discussion a strain and waste of time. You view spiritual truths as senseless dreaming without any practical use. Your thoughts are strictly aligned with the conventional lines of societal thought. You easily lose your temper in demanding situations. You are also probably very forgetful. In extreme cases, your thinking will be muddled and confused and completely determined by unresolved emotional patterns. You are blind, deaf and dumb to the spiritual realms of sight, sound and speech. The only reality you see, hear, speak and accept is the physical, external, visible world. In the grand scale of Life, your world is very small.