The sixth chakra in the chakra system is known as the Third Eye or Brow Chakra. It is located between the eyebrows, in the middle of the forehead and governs the brain, neurological system, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary and pineal glands. The color associated with the Brow Chakra is indigo. The gemstones associated with the Third Eye are purple fluorite, sugalite and lapis to name a few. The Brow Chakra is our avenue to wisdom, universal knowledge, insight and intuition.
The Brow Chakra’s purpose is to separate reality from fantasy or delusions through intuitive reasoning. It helps us to learn from experiences by putting them into perspective with our higher consciousness. The Third Eye refers to an invisible eye, which provides perception beyond ordinary sight and is the gateway that leads to inner realms of space and time of our higher consciousness.
A healthy functioning Brow Chakra allows us to see clearly, symbolically or literally, with strong mental facilities and intellect. It allows us to have a clear concept of reality, maintain emotional intelligence and knowingness of the truth.
Physical dysfunctions of the Brow Charka will be manifested by headaches, brain tumors, strokes, blindness, deafness, seizures, learning disabilities and spinal dysfunctions. Mental and emotional dysfunctions will be manifested as fear of the truth, confusion, poor judgment, emotional weakness, anxiety, panic and depression.
Ways to keep your Brow Chakra functioning healthy include keeping a dream journal or intuition journal so you can look back for patterns to see what your mind’s eye is telling you. Sitting with your eyes closed, focus on your breathing while envisioning a beautiful ball of bright indigo light surrounding your Third Eye center, cleansing and empowering your 6th chakra. Meditation is
a wonderfull way to strenthen and open your Third Eye. Begin a yoga practice or repeat affirmations daily to keep your Brow Chakra balanced.
Examples of affirmations include:
- My mind is clear and open.
- I trust my intuition.
- I see clearly both in the physical and subtle worlds.
- I see and understand the "big picture."
- I envision and create beauty and goodness.
- I am open to experiencing higher consciousness.
- My imagination is vivid and powerful.
- I am open to and trust the wisdom within me.