The Third Eye Is Your Psychic Doorway
The third eye is an eye that doesn’t serve for physical sight, but we use it to perceive hidden wisdoms and knowledge that our natural eyes cannot.
The workings of the third eye, according to some scientific interpretations and spiritual teachings, is caused by the pineal gland or epiphysis cerebri. This organ is located in the middle of the brain, a part of diencephalon. It is an endocrine gland which, apart from its other functions, produces melatonin, the sleep hormone. This hormone influences circadian biorhythms, sleep and wakefulness and also reproductive glands’ activity. However, the third eye, when awakened often works in tandem with the Pituitary gland located just behind the physical eyes.
The third eye is associated with the sixth chakra which is one of the seven main in-body chakras. These are our body’s energy centers according to Hindu teachings. The sixth chakra is located centrally just above the eyebrows where the third eye resides.
Historical Knowledge about the Third Eye
Traditionally, most believe that the oldest mention of the third eye was found in Ancient Egypt although we suspect the early Sumerians knew of its existence as well. We do know that the symbol of the Horus eye (seen in the header image) originated from Egypt. Horus, one of the Egyptian gods, is the symbol of the fight of the Light against the Darkness and moves us to justice in the ancient Egyptian religion. According to the legend, Horus lost his eye (or both eyes) during a fight with the evil Seth and then created another eye, directly on the forehead between the eyebrows. That allowed him to see what ordinary eyes could not, to see what is underneath the surface of things and events. The Horus eye ruled religious ceremonies and laws. However, we mostly know the symbol of the third eye from Hinduism. Shiva had a third eye. This particular god represents the highest wisdom, understanding of the goings of the world and supernatural abilities. Sometimes, Shiva was called Trinetrishvara or the Lord with Three Eyes. Kama, the god of passion, was burned by Shiva’s third eye when he tried to disturb him during his meditation…
Begin Working with Your Third Eye for Increased Clairvoyance
Meditating with your third eye is an important key to success if you want to open the third eye. Try it right now…all you need is five to ten minutes. The main factor in this exercise is visualization.
If you’re a visual person (meaning when I say picture a tree, you can instantly visualize a tree in your mind), this psychic development exercise will help strengthen that ability.
Here is an excellent starter clairvoyance meditation for opening the third eye:
- Get comfortable and start by choosing a quiet place to sit and relax for a few minutes. Some people say that clairvoyance meditation should be done sitting in an upright position, but this is really not necessary. Just sit or lay however you are the most comfortable.
- Close your eyes and take some deep breaths. Breathe deeply in a slow rhythmic fashion. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Many people make the mistake of breathing too shallow from the chest when they begin. If you are new to meditating, I suggest that you place your hand on your stomach. When you breathe in, feel your stomach expand.
- Begin the visualization by seeing a symbol. I am including an image of the famous Zener Cards (pictured below). Choose one of the symbols you like. You can make it any color or size.
- Now, the fun begins! In your mind, visualize the symbol that you have chosen. It doesn’t matter the size or color of the symbol, just focus on seeing it in your mind. You might start to feel a tingling sensation on your forehead, in between your eyebrows. This is where your Third Eye Chakra is located and this sensation is totally normal. If you don’t feel anything, that’s okay too. You will, when you have practiced a bit.