The Third Eye
In yogic texts the 'physical' pineal gland is connected to the 6th chakra or 'third eye' The third eye is in the etheric body and is not 'physical' The pituitary gland is the cosmic receiver and channels selected frequencies through its hormonal secretions to the pineal which then amplifies and sends them throughout the body. The pineal has the control over what will and will not transmit to the rest of the body and what affects consciousness. The pineal is a 'switch'.
When this 'switch' is open clarity is experienced and all other chakra centres begin to open and heal as a result. More and more of our aura becomes clear and radiant reflecting increased positivity and feelings of unity. This glow actually softens our appearance and we become more youthful and beautiful. The third eye cannot take action, it receives insights. It must however align with the two lowest chakras, the identity and the base, that is the centre of creativity and relationships and the centre of discipline and responsibility. However first we must open the crown chakra to experience joy. This centre is associated with trust and faith in oneself, devotion, inspiration and spontaneity. An open crown chakra is the key to happiness and the beginning of the reconnection of your 'junk' DNA. Once the crown is open, activating the third eye is necessary to bring all other chakras into balance and harmony. This centre promotes trust, confidence, forgiveness, emotional balance and responsible behaviour. These traits and fundamental spiritual principles are associated with the other chakras and therefore it is important that the third eye is opened after the crown to bring the others into line.
"If thy eye be single, the whole body will be filled with light" (Mathew 6:22)
When we are responding to a situation or even just trying to deal with our own negative thoughts it is important that we place our consciousness or awareness in the third eye. Placing it in the solar plexus, our emotional centre, will see the situation from a place of past emotions which will unlikely be resourceful. Dealing with situations and life from the emotional centre leads to a reactive response. Placing our awareness in the third eye leads to a calm unemotional response. The third eye is the centre of clarity and appropriate choice. It is more objective and promotes compassion without getting involved in the drama whereas the solar plexus usually brings some kind of reactive response, depending of course on how much work has been done in this area. The third eye distinguishes essence from behaviour, clarity from confusion and truth from falsehood. Third eye focus is the source of self esteem. People who enjoy their work focus out of the third eye, whereas people who do not focus out of their normal eyes and only see a focal point or limited edition of life. When focus is maintained through the third eye we ride life however when we lose focus, that is view life from our normal two eyes we become overwhelmed by it.
In todays' society we have lots of intellectual type thinking but unfortunately not much wisdom. Using the third eye allows us to use the intellect appropriately because it is tempered with a much broader awareness. It also permits us to use the emotions in the context of a spiritual or broader understanding of life. Wisdom is the ability to recognise the impact of conduct and its far reaching effects which in turn promotes good judgement.Intellectualism or the opposite of being over emotional is one of the symptoms of only seeing life through the five senses. Wisdom or the opening of the upper chakras especially the third eye helps you recognise the impact of conduct and its far reaching effects which automatically promotes good judgement. However remember that the third eye cannot take action. It receives insights but it must be in alignment with the two lowest chakras, the id or sacral chakra and the base chakra, that is the centre of creativity and relationships and the centre of discipline and responsibility to manifest a creative solution in line with the divine plan.
Perception of life through the third eye/activation of the third eye
The first thing we need to do is discern the difference from 'seeing' through normal consciousness and 'seeing' through the third eye level of consciousness. Let me give you an example of both. Please understand that if your third eye was completely closed it's unlikely that you would be reading this page however clearly there will be different levels of awakening/consciousness depending on how open it is. If you were to go to a busy supermarket and be focused on the solar plexus/emotional centre perhaps some level of anxiety, fear, anger and so on would rear their ugly heads. However if you went to the same supermarket and focused instead on the third eye you would feel detached from the drama going on around you. Focusing on the solar plexus would mean that you would always react to situations in the supermarket. It is important to live life through the forehead/third eye as it distinguishes essence from behaviour, clarity from confusion and truth from falsehood.
Another analogy is walking down the street with your two 'normal' eyes open which would come to a focal point and produce a linear, 3D perception of the world using the 5 senses(Beta state). Or looking through the forehead/third eye where the 'focal point' would be all inclusive, like looking at a scene and seeing it all at once instead of just the "pretty girl" in the foreground (Alpha state). By using this method of operating in the world you always see the 'bigger picture' and therefore cannot be lied to. You see straight through the 'illusion'.
The perception one has when looking through the third eye is a slightly 'dreamy' way of being. 'Clear vision' and indeed clairvoyance can be achieved by staring intensely at an object while simultaneously being aware of the background. When focus is maintained through the use of the third eye, we ride life, when we lose focus we feel overwhelmed by it. Third eye focus is the source of self esteem. It is noticeable that those who focus through the forehead/third eye are operating at a different frequency level. Their left and right brains are communicating and they enjoy their work. Those who focus through just 2 eyes are limited in their thinking because they operate through the left hand brain only and therefore tend not to enjoy their work.
There are many different methods of opening the third eye from tapping with a finger on the forehead, lowering the frequency of perception to alpha, theta, delta states, concentrating on a fixed point to sound frequencies. In truth opening the third eye will only happen when you begin to bring some 'spiritual discipline' back into your life and refuse to be part of the insanity that has been our world so far. If you require help with this then consider taking my 21 day ecourse.