Connecting With Your Intuition & Manifesting Your Highest Self + 9 Tips For Balancing Your Third Eye Chakra
“All that we see are our visualizations. We see not with the eye, but the soul”
We are at an amazing time in human evolution. People are becoming more and more conscious and aware of unseen energy and information that exists. We are relearning to use our intuition as a main sense.
At the same time, many of are disconnected from their intuition, confused about which paths to take in life and unsure of how to even access their powerful well of inner knowledge.
Learning about the 6th chakra can be a simple and effective way to rediscover your intuition and relearn how to use it in order to live your happiest, most fulfilled existence possible.
The 6th chakra, Anja - also known as the third eye - is our center of intuition, light, color, imagination, and clairvoyance. It is where we experience inner knowing, or those “gut feelings” that you sometimes have. It is where we can allow our imagination to run wild, to day dream and picture our deepest desires. The exciting thing is that once we can learn how to access our intuition, it becomes easier and easier to access.
Living by our intuition, ensures that we are making the best decisions possible for our individual self & for the collective. When we make decisions from our ego - they are self-centered, fear-based, low-vibration, and not for the good of all beings. When we make decisions from our higher self - our inner knowing and intuition - our decisions are pure, faith-based, loving, and high-vibration.
Anja, rests between and slightly above the eye brows. It’s element is light, and creates the colors that represent each chakra. The color specific to the third eye chakra is Indigo. Anja means “to perceive” or “to command”.
As Anodea Judith says in Wheels of Life “ This speaks to the twofold nature of this chakra— to take in images through perception, but also to form inner images from which we command our reality, commonly known as creative visualization. To hold an image in our mind increases the possibility that it will materialize. This image becomes like a stained glass window through which the light of consciousness shines on its way to manifestation.”
To keep Anja open and balanced, means the ability to make decisions based off our inner knowing, as well as the ability to see & to visualize our deepest desires, giving them the opportunity to manifest and materialize in physical form. This skill is crucial to develop if you strive to live your life as your highest & most fulfilled self.
9 TIPS TO BALANCING YOUR THIRD EYE
#1 VERBAL AFFIRMATIONS
Verbal affirmations - or mantras - are extremely beneficial in opening and balancing all of the Chakras.
Spoken aloud for a few minutes in the morning, an effective mantra can reverberate silently in the mind all day long, carrying with it the imprints of vibration, image, and meaning. With each reverberation, it is believed that the mantra is working its magic on the fabric of both mind and body, creating order and harmony.” - Anodea Judith
Pick one of these verbal affirmations to use in meditation or throughout your day. You can write them where you will see them or repeat them out loud or to yourself. Say it, read it, use it until you feel it.
I trust my intuition to guide me on the path to my highest evolvement.
I see clearly.
I trust my inner knowing, my gut feelings, to make the best decisions possible.
I bow to my inner guru.
I allow my imagination to take flight.
#2 Working with Crystals & Essential Oils
Pick one of the following crystals. Infuse one of the above affirmations into the crystals by holding it between your palms and repeating the affirmation 10x with intent and clarity. Carry your crystal around with you to bring back the the energy of the affirmation and to remind you of the power of your intuition.
Use the following incense or essential oils while meditating, relaxing, or practicing self-care:
Each chakra has a Bija (seed sound mantra) whose particular vibration is said to be in harmony with that of the chakra. By chanting it’s seed sound mantra, you can clear blockages and bring the third eye chakra back into balance. There are a few different schools of thought on the 6th chakra seed sound, but AH is my personal favorite.
Seed Sound Mantra: AH - start by setting a timer for 2 minutes. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in, on your exhale chant AH and try to feel the vibration clearing and balancing your third eye chakra. Repeat until your timer goes off. As you become comfortable, set your alarm for 3 minutes, then 4 minutes, and so on.
#4 Third Eye Chakra Meditation
Find a comfortable seat. Sit up tall with a long spine and bring your palms together in front of your heart.
Close your eyes and begin to rub your palms together vigorously, creating friction and heat.
Once you feel a good amount of heat between your palms, place your hands over your eyes. Feel the heat and energy radiating from your palms, onto your two physical eyes and your third eye.
Now, place your palms face up on your thighs. With your eyes closed, bring your gaze up and in towards your third eye. Take a moment here and notice any thoughts or sensations coming from within. Allow yourself to connect with the inner knowing that resides within you.
Begin to picture a deep purply-blue color like the night sky. Visualize this color first as a tiny, vibrant dot in the middle of your forehead. Watch little streams of golden, indigo color radiating out of the tiny dot.
Slowly watch this tiny dot get bigger and bigger, flowing and pulsating, until it is encompassing your entire forehead. Feel the vibration and the energy opening up your third eye chakra, releasing any stagnant energy, so that information can easily flow in from your higher self, and so that your visualizations and deepest desires can easily flow out to begin the process of manifestation on the physical plane.
Allow yourself to begin to imagine all of the people, places, and things that you want in life. One-by-one, picture your deepest desires.
Now imagine that stream of golden, indigo light flowing out of your third eye and into the world, carrying your deepest desires with it. Know that you have begun the process of manifestation.
Allow your gaze to stay inward. Focus on your third eye, notice and colors or thoughts that come in. Sit in silence for as long as you’d like.
#5 Nadi Shodhana
Pranayama (breath control) is the 4th of the 8 limbs of yoga. Incorporating different breathing practices can be helpful for balancing out each of the chakras. One of the most beneficial pranayama exercises for the 6th chakra is Nadi Shodhana - Alternate Nostril Breathing.
Alternate nostril breathing balances the right and the left hemispheres of the brain, the Ida and the Pingala Nadis, and the masculine and feminine energies.
Start in a comfortable seat with your legs crossed. Place your left palm face up on your left thigh in chin mudra by touching your index finger to your thumb and extending the other three fingers out long. Bend your right arm and place your index and middle fingers between your eyebrows. Then, place your thumb on your right nostril and your ring and pinky fingers on your left nostril.
Plug your right nostril and take a slow inhale through your left nostril. Pause for a moment at the top of your inhale to retain the breath. Then plug your left nostril and exhale through your right nostril. Pause at the bottom of your exhale.
Inhale through your right nostril, pausing at the top. Plug your right nostril and exhale through your left nostril, pausing at the bottom. That is one round. Continue your alternate nostril breathing for 7 more rounds.
#6 Yoga Postures
Practice the following yoga postures for 5-8 breaths each. Each of these poses draws energy flow towards the third eye, breaking up any stagnant energy to create a clear and balanced flow.
Downward Facing Dog
Journaling is one of the best ways to discover subconscious limiting beliefs and blockages that are holding you back from being able to tap into your intuition and allow it to guide you seamlessly through life. Use the following journaling questions to create awareness of any imbalances in your 6th chakra and to create a game plan to bring it into balance.
In general, how do I trust myself? How do I not trust myself?
Reflect on your feelings, thoughts, and perceptions from the last 24 hours.
In which situations from the last 24-hours did you feel your intuition guiding you? In which situations did you not?
Note times in your life when you have listened to your “gut-feelings” on a situation. What was the result of you listening to your gut?
#8 Test Your Intuition
Begin to practice testing your intuition. When you have to make a decision, see if you can allow your intuition to decide.
For example: When picking out which tea bag to use, allow your inner guidance to lead the way. Whichever one you go for first, pick that one.
#9 Color Therapy
The color of the third eye chakra is indigo - a purply-blue like the night sky. Surround yourself with this color when you feel out of balance. Wear it, gaze at the stars at night, decorate your home with it, etc.
Always remember that you have all of knowledge that you need within you. Taking time to hone in your intuitive skills is invaluable and will allow you to walk through life with confidence and clarity. Namaste.