Sixth sense or Third Eye within humans is something that holds great power, and it’s been said that it’s the biggest secret kept from humanity.
It is not something that can be physically located on your body; rather it is a part of the subtle or etheric body. The etheric body is actually superimposed over the physical body and the corresponding chakras can be found on our physical bodies.
The third eye is very different from our two eyes. It is more powerful and has the ability to see deeper into the cosmic patterns and energy. Your physical senses are restricted to what you can see, touch and feel but what the third eye does goes beyond the materiality of life.
The power of the third eye has to be properly harnessed. It is not something you can switch on or off whenever you feel like. It is serious and requires proper understanding. Once you are able to channelize this energy, you will be able to see things with a deeper insight. Your intuitive abilities will also sharpen and you will be able to understand the spiritual dimension much more clearly.
Due to this you might be able to receive clairvoyant messages or develop psychic powers.
You will see things that you have never seen before, hear things never heard before and feel things that you never felt before. Basically it’s a new experience which can be overwhelming for your senses and emotions.
There are instances when the third eye could suffer from blockage and you should be aware of it so that you can rectify the problem. Blockages can be of two types; either it is caused by you or by other people.
The blockage that comes because of your own self is due to the negativity you harbor within. Your fear, anxiety and disbelief can actually lead to the blockage of your third eye. If you let these things take hold of you then be sure to experience discomfort with respect to your sixth sense.
Blockage can be also because of past life karmic influence, or lack of spiritual lifestyle in past lives. Even showing disbelief in the idea of possessing a third eye can cause a blockage.
You need to let go of these negative thoughts and feelings because then you cannot channelize the energy of your sixth sense which will lead to disruption in your spiritual journey. You cannot let anything hamper your spiritual journey because it is really crucial for our growth and development as a human beings.
Blockage caused by other people comes in terms of negativity and skepticism that they show towards you in their behavior. Such people can seriously damage your intuitive faculties with their cynical attitude and your self-respect can take a deep hit. You cannot fight with a person for the beliefs they hold but you can always avoid such rigid people in life.
Respect each other’s beliefs and create a harmonious relationship on this basis. You can also practice a healthier and more spiritual lifestyle by eating proper nutritive products and start meditating.
A blocked third eye receives no form of energy. In order to unblock it you need to divert energy from other sources to your third eye. The best option you have is your two physical eyes as they are also close in proximity to your third eye. In order to redirect energy to the third eye, you must allow your physical eyes to become unseeing.
Here’s how you can tell whether your spiritual eye is opening and guides you to your place and purpose in the universe:
1. DULL SENSATION OF PRESSURE BETWEEN THE EYEBROWS
The manifestation of the third eye is preceded by a corresponding sensation between the eyebrows. You’d feel a warm and light touch if you’re meditating regularly. This sensation would grow prominent with concentration. This sensation is, however, not necessarily triggered by spiritual thoughts – it can appear suddenly, out of nowhere. This feeling, in turn, becomes a reminder and pulls you back into the realm of spirituality.
Foresight or intuition is the ability to anticipate things before they actually happen. Concentration and spiritual growth results in the formation of an intuitive mindset, which becomes stronger over time. Initially, it’s a tingling feeling, a momentary spider-sense that comes and goes. But with regular meditation, this intuitive feeling grows stronger and governs our lives.
3. GRADUAL, PERSISTENT CHANGE
The manifestation of the spiritual eye also accounts for a seamless, gradual change in our ideas and perspectives in life. The change is not a forceful, ritualistic process but a continuous one. It is characterized by a gradual channeling of positive energy, which happens only when you want it to. Is it truly a selfless quest, or would you do it just because it’s recommended or required by someone else? Have an open mind, to begin with.
4. DEEPER CONNECTION TO AN INNER SELF-RELIANCE
Do you know who you truly are? In the East, there is a vast difference between ‘self’ and ‘THE Self’. Your ‘self’ is who you think you are, what you like and what you don’t – and ‘THE Self’ is the inner realization of your place and purpose in the Universe. When your third eye opens up, the way you perceive the universe (your Lebenswelt) changes radically, and you feel energized with renewed strength and confidence. When you feel that you are a glorious spark in the infinite and the universe is opening up to you in full bloom, know that you are being connected to the spiritual eye.
Much of the above-mentioned phenomenon are subtle and are not always apparent before the bare eyes. However, the vision of light is as apparent as it gets. The light appears in the spot between the eyebrows when you deeply meditate and concentrate on the third eye. The light may form dots, circles and abstract patterns, but at the final stage, it evolves to be a five-pointed star and glows with a golden hue in a dark blue sphere. This manifest form of the spiritual eye is widely known and celebrated in visual and verbal cultures of East and West.