Location: between the eyebrows
Color: emerald green
Sanskrit Name: Ajna (“to command”)
Petals: 96 (or 2)
Positive Expression: truth, vision, holding the highest vision of myself and others, healing, wholeness, abundance, clarity, constancy, focus, music, science
Unbalanced Expression: falsehood, lack of vision, mental criticism, lack of clarity, inconstancy, spiritual impoverishment
Part of Body: pituitary (or pineal), portions of the brain.
Musical Instrument: piano
Gemstone: emerald, diamond, jade, quartz crystal
Spiritual Tradition: Confucianism
By focusing our inner vision on the divine plan,
we achieve clarity and creative insight
Life Lesson: Sustain a Vision of Wholeness for All
The light of the body is the eye, if therefore thine eye
be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
Through the sixth energy center, the third-eye chakra, we can access the power of inner vision to perceive the reality of a situation. In addition, the third-eye chakra, as well as the crown chakra, connects us with the magnificent realm of the higher mind and its flashes of insight, genius and originality. An insight is an in-sight, a looking within. The word insight means the power of seeing into a situation, into oneself or into the inner nature of things. It is discernment and penetration. The third-eye is also associated with intuition, which comes from the Latin word meaning to look at, to contemplate. Our insights and our intuitions are the interior revelations that come to us through the third-eye chakra when we are in tune with our Higher Self.
You must trust that small voice inside you which tells you
exactly what to say, what to decide. Your intuition is your instrument.
These revelations can come as hunches, promptings or even as visions. many times, if God wants us to do something or know something, you may find that he will put a picture in front of you. Maybe a vision or image of what you need to do.
When we access the pure power of our third-eye, we have clear perception and a clear perspective on life. Through the third-eye, we hold in mind the highest blueprint and the best outcome for a situation. We tune into what should be (the divine pattern) instead of what is now happening, and we have discrimination to know what is the truth and inner reality of a situation.
The seat-of-the-soul and third-eye chakras are closely linked. Speaking about the energies of the soul raised to the third-eye, the adept Djwal Kul says, “While the outer man takes life at its face value, the soul is evaluating the flow of energy, of karma, and of the cycles of life from the standpoint of inner realty…The image and likeness of God…out of which male and female were created, is held in the third-eye of each one as the potential that every living soul is destined to fulfill.” Thus our challenge at the level of the third-eye, he says, is to purify this energy center so that we can anchor the perfect pattern of our being in outer form and focus our concentration on the upper reaches of our highest self.
I Honor The Creative Genius And Insights That Come To Me And Others
Honoring the creative insights that come to us is one way we master the energies of the third-eye chakra. This requires setting aside our analytical thinking and judging to allow space for the flashes of genius that can come our way. Detailed analysis and evaluation is an important and necessary skill. But if we over analysis, we can dampen the creative fires. We have a responsibility to ourselves and to others to let both sides of the brain have their say–the creative side and the logical side.
Another trap we have to watch out for is the ironclad judgements of our own human intellect. Our lower mind will try to convince us that the unusual idea that just came into our head is not feasible–or that it’s even downright stupid. Don’t allow yourself or anyone else to dismiss your inspirations and insights as “just your imagination.” In fact, as soon as these ideas pop into your head, write them down. Hang onto them. “The fierce power of imagination is a gift from God,” said the twentieth-century Kabbalist Abraham Isaac Kook. “Joined with the grandeur of the mind, the potency of inference, ethical depth, and the natural sense of the divine, imagination becomes an instrument for the holy spirit.”
I Recognize That What I Put My Attention On, I Will Become
When Jesus said, “If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light,” he was talking about the single-eyed vision of the third-eye chakra. He was talking about the truth that where our attention rests, so will the light/energy of our being. When the eye is “single”–when it is focused on God, on good, on the highest potential–we open a tremendous highway of light between our world and the divine world. With all the details of our day, how often do we remember to place our attention upon God, upon good, upon that highest potential? Taking even a short time-out during our daily routine to focus with our third-eye on the inner light, on God, on our highest goals, can make an incredible difference. For whatever we place our attention on, we energize. More than that, whatever we place our attention on, we become. Gautama Buddha summarized it best when he said, “We are what we think, having become what we thought.”
In order to be perfection
man must see perfection
Dr. Wayne Dryer, for instance , says that what we really, really, really, really want, we will get. And what we really, really, really, really don’t want, we will get too–because whatever we put our energy into will come to pass. “Attention is the key,” says Saint Germain Because our vision and our thoughts have the power to create.
I Strive To Recognize And Overcome Mind-sets And To See As God Sees
When we have single-eyed vision, when we place our attention upon God, we allow our eye to become God’s eye. We see what God sees. We see as God sees. What often keeps us from seeing as God sees is our fixed mind-sets, our stereotypes. A mind-set is a “set-mind.” A Zen adept once said “Stop talking, stop thinking and there is nothing you will not understand…There is no need to seek Truth: only stop having views.” Have you ever noticed how hard it is to be creative and inspired when people with rigid minds are around? Someone with a strong mental concept about something is like a barbed-wire fence. That is why master alchemists, like Saint Germain, tell us it is not a good idea to share all our plans with even our closest friends. People’s mind-sets or closed minds can spoil our creative endeavors and stop us from tapping into our higher mind. The severe misuse of the energies of the third-eye chakra to harm or spoil another’s plans is what some refer to as the “evil eye.”
I Practice Holding In My Mind The Highest Image Of Others, Even Though They May Not Be Manifesting It Now
Through the inner vision of your third-eye along with the intuition of your soul chakra, you can tap into the “immaculate concept” for your life, your projects, your plans. The immaculate concept is the divine blue print for what is meant to be. When we hold this concept in mind with constancy, when we focus our energy and inner vision there, we will create the image we are “seeing” and it will come into being.
We can hold this blueprint in mind not only for our own life but for others. Just as God continually holds the perfect image for us, so we can hold that image for others. As Goethe once said, “If you treat men the way they are, you never improve them. If you treat them the way you want them to be, you do.” At a practical day-to-day level, holding the immaculate concept for someone means that we don’t jump to conclusions before we know the facts. It means we allow ourselves and others the opportunity to transcend what we might have been decades ago, weeks ago or even an hour ago. Recognizing our misconceptions can be challenging. We don’t always perceive things as they actually are, because what we take in goes through the filter of our own emotional and mental matrix.
Aung San Suu Kyi said that the search for truth “is in a sense the struggle to overcome subjectivity” as we learn to distance ourselves from our prejudices when assessing a situation. “The search for truth,” she said, “has to be accompanied by awareness…If you are aware of what you’re doing, you have an objective view of yourself. And if you are aware of what other people are doing, you become more objective about them too.” For example, awareness means that when you are aware of the fact that somebody is shouting, you don’t think to yourself: “What a horrible man.” That’s purely subjective. But if you are aware, you know that he’s shouting because he’s angry or frightened. That’s objectivity. Otherwise, without awareness all kinds of prejudices start multiplying.” If you see things as a whole you can always see a humorous side of it. That is why we laugh at situations which to some seem so serious.
Affirmations for Balancing the Third eye
Visualizations: Take some deep breaths. Focus your energy at the point of your third-eye chakra, between your brows. See your third-eye chakra as a pulsating energy center of intense emerald green. (If you start to feel uncomfortably or pain between your brows, gently move your concentration to your heart.) Once you have mastered this visualization, you can then visualize something you want to see take place–the achievement of a goal, the resolution of a situation at work, the improvement of a relationship. As you do repeat the following affirmations:
I AM, I AM beholding all,
Mine eye is single as I call;
Raise me now and set me free,
Thy holy image now to be. (3x)
I AM the eye that God does use
To see the plan divine;
Right here on earth his way I choose
His concept I make mine.
Your Seven Energy Centers by Elizabeth Clare Prophet