The third eye located near the pineal gland in your brain is essentially a window to the spiritual world. When your third eye chakra is open, your physical and spiritual bodies are in complete harmony and you are more connected to your intuition. You will not only have more trust in your instincts, but also develop your psychic abilities more easily. Soon, you will experience senses beyond the five “normal” senses.
Having an open and awakened third eye leads to powerful superconscious abilities, as well as a more clear, focused, and balanced being. As you connect more to your spiritual self, you’ll gain access to its infinite wisdom, becoming more confident and making better decisions in your life.
So, how do you start awakening your third eye?
Participate in Third Eye – Focused Spiritual Practices
Meditation and yoga are some of the most reliable ways to develop and activate your third eye. Imagine your third eye, located in the center of your forehead with a bright purple color and flickering with every breath. As you inhale and exhale, draw in the light and energy of your third eye and allow yourself to feel its glow throughout your body.
You don’t have to take over these spiritual practices in your life. Allocate 10 to 20 minutes of your time every day for meditation. Soon, your life will change and as you become more aligned with your Higher Self and spiritual world, you will be happy with the changes.
Eat Good Food
Eating well is important for maintaining a balance between your physical and spiritual bodies. What you eat affects your energy, thoughts, and emotions, so it’s important to make sure that what you consume is pure and healthy.
Processed foods are neither pure nor healthy, so avoid eating too much of these along with pre-packaged meals. Eating foods rich in iodine such as shrimp, lobster, cabbage, and bananas can help support the third eye. Antioxidants like raw cocoa and apple cider vinegar can also help remove harmful toxins and keep your body clean and healthy.
Many herbs are known to stimulate the pituitary gland, so incorporating them into your diet can help open your third eye. Parsley is one that can easily be added to your meals. Herbal teas such as basil and balm of Gilead are also great for this chakra. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water, as it’s the most effective antioxidant in the environment.
Nourish Yourself with Sunlight
The sun is a source of power and energy for all seven chakras, but particularly supports the third eye. Direct gazing at the sun is not a good idea, but the light that reflects off the retina is known to activate the pineal gland. So, put aside your sunglasses when outside and enjoy the sun. Indirect exposure to sunlight is as necessary for your third eye as it is for your two “normal” eyes.
Get a daily dose of natural light to speed up the awakening of your third eye. Start the day by taking a walk in the early morning hours or sit in the park in the afternoon for some meditation to get sunlight, make it a regular part of your routine.
Not only will you advance the development of your third eye, but spending time in the sun also elevates the mind and spirit and provides a healthy dose of Vitamin D, which can trigger depression. If you know you will be in the sun for a long time, don’t forget to apply a layer of sunblock.
Learn to Work with Crystals and Oils
Crystals and essential oils are important tools for activating different chakras, so if you’re interested in waking up your third eye, you’ll want to know which ones can help.
Many purple crystals including Amethyst, Purple Sapphire and Purple Fluorite nourish the third eye. Lapis Lazuli and Moonstone are also known to be good for the third eye. You should learn to use these crystals in ways such as wearing them as jewelry, carrying them in your pocket, sleeping with them, or using them comfortably during meditation.
When it comes to essential oils, some of the ones that activate the third eye include sandalwood, jasmine, patchouli, lavender, and rose. It depends on which oil you use, but essential oils are generally inhaled. Some people prefer to moisturize their bodies with lotions containing these oils, while others spread the aroma throughout the room by adding a few drops to a diffuser.
Repeat Positive Affirmations and Mantras
Positive affirmations, which are statements or phrases with positive words, help to distance yourself from negativity and focus on the positivity you wish to manifest in your life. Remember, what you think, feel, and believe will turn into reality.
If you want to open your third eye, you may want to use affirmations that encourage your spirituality and purpose such as “I trust my intuition and it will always lead me to the light” or “My third eye is open.”
Reciting a mantra is different from affirmations as mantras contain powerful spiritual energy in just one word or sound. OM is the seed sound of the third eye, so try repeating it during meditation or even just while breathing in a quiet moment of solitude.
Fluoride contributes to the calcification of the pineal gland, which can impair its functioning. Therefore, it is best to avoid products that contain this chemical in large quantities.
Tap water and toothpaste are common sources of fluoride, so you will want to limit your exposure to these. While avoiding them can be difficult, adding quality filters to your tap can help limit your exposure. There are also dental products available, including herbal alternatives, that do not contain fluoride.