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Your Third Eye Chakra & Learning To Trust Your Intuition

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What is your third eye chakra all about?

The sixth chakra, also known as the third eye chakra, is your center for intuition, imagination, and being able to “see” clearly. It’s located between the eyebrows.

The third eye chakra also has a Sanskrit name, Ajna, its color is indigo, and its element is light.

Is your sixth chakra open? Do you have access to the wisdom it has to offer you?

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The third eye chakra connects to your intuition.

As the intuition chakra, the third eye chakra teaches you how to trust your inner guidance and connect to your higher self.

Your connection to higher states of awareness comes from your sixth chakra.

The image below is the traditional symbol of the third eye chakra without artistic modification. Therefore, energetically, it holds within it the true Ajna chakra meaning.


What does the third eye chakra represent?

In order to manifest something, you have to imagine it first. You need to see it in your mind’s eye before you can create it.

What do you want to manifest? Put your imagination to work, and it will support the process of making it come true.

This chakra involves your imagination and your intellect.

So, to make something manifest, you must first have a vision. You're imagining it in your mind’s eye. Then, you focus your mind with intention using your intellect to make it work and bring it to life.

Following your intuition is a big part of the function of the third eye chakra.

When you follow your inner-guidance system, you create and manifest.

We are all creators.

Are you listening to your higher-self and your inner guidance with all that you do and create? Do you trust it or question it?

Do you second-guess yourself?

That means your sixth chakra is not open and you don’t have access to your intuition.

To connect to your intuition (your inner guidance), it’s important to slow down. Your mind can be racing and filled with thoughts.

Many of your thoughts can be influenced by other people’s opinions and agendas.

There are 7 signs that mean your sixth chakra is open or starting to open.

You know what's right for you.
You have a certain knowing without question or doubt.
You see situations without illusions or delusions.
You operate from a place of wisdom and neutrality.
You see beyond what's obvious.
You have a heightened sense of self.
You're sensitive to light.

This chakra correlates to your mental capacities, psychological skills, and how you evaluate the world around you.

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Negative expression of the third eye chakra.

Negative expression of the sixth chakra includes illusions, delusions, and seeing the world in self-serving ways.

It can be having an overactive mind, but using it in a disempowering way. You suffer because you're more in your head and less in your heart.

It’s as if your sixth chakra is open and active, but doesn’t have access to your heart chakra, so it’s actually out of balance.

Here are 5 examples of a negative expression of your sixth chakra.

Inflated Ego
Overthinking situations

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Positive expression of the third eye chakra.

On the other hand, positive expressions are using your inner guidance and imagination for positive creations.

Seeing challenging life situations from a place of wisdom is a positive expression of the sixth chakra.

In addition, this chakra is about gaining knowledge, and through that gained knowledge that is how you’ve attained wisdom. The difference between knowledge (facts and figures, physical proof) and wisdom is experience.

When you know something because you have proof from research or literature, that’s quite different from personally experiencing something and being transformed by it.

First-hand experience where you’ve been there and seen it is quite different than trusting authority and that what they’ve told you is the truth.

That’s why, especially in this information age that we are in, that you have a strong sense of intuition — a gut feeling of the truth.

Here are 4 examples of positive expressions of your sixth chakra.

You have access to Inspiration.
You gain wisdom from life experiences.

There are 2 exercises for your third eye chakra.

1. Tune in and listen to what your inner guidance is telling you.

If you get an intuitive hit about something or someone, listen to it. Don’t second-guess yourself.

You know, when you listen to your inner guidance, exactly what is right for you. Another exercise would be to see a challenging situation from a higher point of view.

Step back from it, emotionally. Don’t let that situation get you down. Look at it differently and in a way that allows you to expand and grow.

2. Meditate.

This exercise will help activate your third eye. Sit quietly, closing your eyes, and look up and out through the space between your eyebrows.

When the other two eyes you use to see the physical world are closed and you take time to look through your third eye, the space between your eyebrows you activate its ability to "see."

Some good third-eye gemstones to use include amethyst, labradorite, clear quartz, and moonstone.

So, how is your sixth chakra expressing itself in your day-to-day life? How intuitive do you think you are?

Do you take time to stop and listen to intuitive insights that you are receiving and follow them or are you led by what others are telling you to do?

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Anna-Thea is an author and Certified Divine Feminine Educator. She educates people on how to claim their bodies as sacred. If you are ready to open and balance your chakras check out her Guided Chakra Meditation.

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