The third eye is an energetic structure between the eyebrows that connects to a certain frequency. As with all chakras (for chakra locations refer to glossary) the third eye is a gateway to the dimension of the this particular energy. When we refer to a chakra as “opened” or “closed” we are actually referring to the mind and body’s perception of the energy. “Closed” and “opened” are as much an illusion as any emotional or sensory state is an illusion. The state of “closed” or “opened” exists because our mind and body believes they exist. A mind that can move freely becomes like a skeleton key – and so any part of the body can act like a chakra, or for that matter a portal to any energy. Learning to work with the third eye as the juncture between our eyebrows however presents an easy opportunity to tune in to this frequency. This is the area where the illusion of location is at it’s most diminished.
Work with this exercise:
Touch your fingers to the area between your eye brows. Feel the sensation there.
Now remove your fingers from the area and feel for the same area.
Close your eyes and allow yourself to “see” this area.
Focus and integrate all your senses towards this area.
“Listen” for the consciousness that exists here.
Allow yourself to receive the sensory of information that is flowing in to you.
If you see anything simply allow it to be.
If you feel or hear anything simply allow it be.
Observe and simply keep your mind at the juncture of your third eye.
Allow everything to flow at it’s own pace. Whether smooth, clumsy, clunky, focused or confused.
Learn to allow everything to be and keep your mind at the third eye.
Practice with both closed and open eyes at various times during the day and night. It’s important not to get fixated on how you believe that you should be developing. Know that the simple practice of keeping your consciousness at this area is allowing exploration, communication and understanding to take place. This is the purpose of the exercise. However it unfolds is the necessary experience for you. Practice keeping a balance of observation and gentle probing, “listening” or feeling for what this energy is communicating to you. In the beginning this communication will be mostly non-intellectual so don’t expect a discussion! It will be more of a reciprocating energy, feeling, vision or sound. Look at it as learning to communicate with a new being. We need to find through experience the way that it communicates. We learn it’s gestures and we learn how to deepen the communication. In time we are able to have lengthy and deep communication and from this we gain understanding and knowledge about our own relationship with this energy.
The essence of energy connection is experiential understanding. The more that our mind and body understands, the greater our opportunity to direct our consciousness and therefore our lives. Empowerment is not exclusive to having many choices, it is simply that through experiencing many choices we gain the opportunity to understand ourselves. This is where empowerment is realized. Getting too fixated on this chakra or that chakra can lead us away from understanding a deeper level of the mind and can in fact make us addicted to needing a particular energy. On the other hand understanding that the mind can connect to anything, anywhere, at anytime brings us freedom.