Third Eye Chakra – Ajna
The Third Eye Chakra transcends time. It is located in the brain, at the brow, above the base of the nose.
The gift of this chakra is seeing – both inner and outer worlds. The energy of this chakra allows us to experience clear thought as well as gifts of spiritual contemplation and self reflection.
Through the gift of seeing we can internalize the outer world and with symbolic language we can externalize the inner world. The energy of Ajna allows us to access our inner guidance that comes from the depths of our being. It allows us to cut through illusion and to access deeper truths – to see beyond the mind, beyond the words.
The “way of the third eye” is seeing everything as it is from a point of “witness” or “observer”, or from simply being mindful – moment by moment. It means examining self-limiting ideas and developing wisdom that comes from a perspective that transcends the duality of good or bad, black or white. It means seeing and helping others to see the deeper meanings of the situations in their lives.
Sixth chakra is holistic in nature. When this chakra is fully activated, both hemispheres of the brain function in synchrony. The right hemisphere’s creativity and synthetic thinking is integrated and balanced with left hemisphere’s logical and analytical thinking.
The Third Eye is not only the seat of wisdom, but also a seat of conscience. This is where you not only see what is going on, but you also know what it means. This is where your sense of justice and your ethics originate. When your third eye is open, you not only see but you also understand.
Third Eye Chakra Affirmations
I choose to be in touch with my inner guidance.
I choose to listen to my deepest wisdom.
I choose to understand and to learn from my life experiences.
I choose to be wise, intuitive, and connected with my inner guide.
I choose to nurture my spirit.
I choose to listen to the wisdom of elders.
I choose to trust my intuition.
I choose to forgive the past and learn what was there for me to learn.
I choose to forgive myself.
I choose to love and accept myself.
I choose to know that all is well in my world.
I choose to be connected with the wisdom of the universe.
I choose to be open to inspiration and bliss.
I choose for my life to move effortlessly.
I choose to be at peace.
I choose to be the source of my truth and my love.
Third Eye Chakra at a glance:
Sanskrit name: Ajna – To perceive, to command
Element: All elements combined, light
Shape: Five pointed star
Petals of the lotus: Two
Seed sound: Aum (Om)
Vowel sound: Mmmm
Rights: To see
Endocrine gland: Pituitary gland
Physical association: Eyes, base of skull, brow
Psychological function: Intuition, imagination
Identity: Archetypal identity
Developmental stage: Adolescence
Plane: Plane of austerity, home of the blessed
Planets: Saturn, moon
Deity: Hakini Shakti, Shiva
Mythological Animal: Hawk
Sense organ: Mind
Predominant sense: Neutral
Herb: Almond blossom
Sephira: Binah, Chokmah
Third eye chakra essential oils can balance and open the sixth chakra for clarity of thought, clear seeing, and spiritual insight. Located above the bridge of the nose, at the brow level, deep within the brain, your third eye chakra allows you to see the inner and outer worlds.
On the physical level, the third eye chakra is associated with the pituitary and pineal glands, eyes, and the brain.
On the emotional level, third eye chakra imbalances may manifest as denial, delusions, nightmares, and fear.
On the mental level, someone with a third eye chakra imbalance may have poor memory, poor decision making, and inability to think abstractly and use symbolic language.
On the spiritual level, third eye chakra issues may show up as being spaced out, dualism, inability to see deeper truth and connections, distrusting one’s intuition or inner voice.
Essential oils embody the frequencies and healing properties of plants. These frequencies and properties work on all levels of being.
The following are eight commonly used third eye chakra essential oils:
With sweet and spicy aroma, Bay Laurel is one of the classic third eye chakra essential oils. It heightens awareness and opens the doors of perception. Clairsentience, clairvoyance, and clairaudience are heightened and amplified when one uses Bay Laurel. In ancient Greece, Bay Laurel was also used to increase one’s ability for divination and for prophecy. The essential oil of Bay Laurel assists in stimulating hemispheric synchronization – connecting the rational mind (left brain) and the creative mind (right brain) – leading to a more holistic perception and awakened awareness.
Jasmine is known in India as the “Queen of the night” and is associated with the Moon and the rituals of magic and healing. The essential oil is very uplifting, allowing one to access the deepest layers of the soul and its repressed emotional pain. Jasmine enhance intuitive powers and our connection to the Universe. Jasmine has a sweet, floral aroma, yet it is very powerful in stimulating all of the senses.
Also known as Holy Wood, Palo Santo is commonly used in purification ceremonies and is burned as an incense. The essential oil of Palo Santo is used during meditation, cleansing rituals, and prayer. Palo Santo heightens one’s spiritual awareness and connection to the divine. It enhances the ability to perceive subtle realms. The rich, sweet aroma makes it an excellent choice for feeling grounded while connecting to higher realms.
One of the quintessential third eye chakra essential oils, Carrot Seed has long been known to aid healing of the eyesight. On the spiritual level, Carrot Seed essential oil helps us to stay grounded while allowing for clear seeing of reality as it unfolds, as it is in the here and now. Carrot Seed oil harmonizes the subtle body with the physical body, allowing us to stay present on the physical plane of existence while experiencing visions and spiritual insights.
The essential oil of Melissa not only assists in opening of the heart chakra, but also stimulates the pineal gland, allowing one to get in touch with non-ordinary realities and access higher realms and higher vibrations.
The key to understanding Chamomile’s effects on the third eye lies in understanding its influence on the nervous system. Chamomile is calming and soothing, allowing one to see the drives and impulses of the ego. Chamomile helps us to see that the various patterns of our ego, our drives and our projections, are not who we are. We begin to disidentify with the ego, seeing it from a witness perspective. This disidentification is a major step towards opening of the third eye chakra.
Calming and relaxing, Rose essential oil has the highest vibration, frequency, of all essential oils. The high vibration of this oil aids in aligning the subtle body and the physical body, creating balance and harmony. The oil stimulates and elevates the mind, while creating a sense of well-being.
Clary Sage has been known through history for its ability to clear eye problems. This oil is also used for Autism, Epilepsy and seizures or seizure like activity in the brain. Also effective for headaches and migraines.