Our Third eye chakra is the sixth chakra in this energy system, the seventh being the Crown.
This chakra is also closely associated with our “sixth sense” or intuitive understanding and perceptions.
Stones and crystals of all kinds can be used in healing and balancing the chakras and they often correspond in color to the traditional shades associated with each one.
In the case of the Third Eye chakra, the color is indigo or rich, deep purple. Blue stones of darker hues are also often used to activate and balance this chakra.
Properties of the Third Eye Chakra
You can find your Third Eye between and behind the eyes in the middle of the brow.
Imagine a point deep inside your head that corresponds to this position, and you will have pinpointed the location of your Third Eye.
Some people are very sensitive to changes in their Third Eye chakra and are immediately aware when there is a blockage or imbalance.
This can manifest as a physical complaint, such as a headache that seems to affect only the eye sockets and temples, or it can show itself in a definite feeling of danger or threat.
On the other side, it can also signal an “incoming message” from your guides or angels so that you are receptive to any wisdom or insights that the Universe is keen for you to accept.
Many of us are intrigued by the possibilities of psychic intuition and keen to work on opening our Third Eye to access our spiritual and psychic abilities or to enhance our existing sensitivity to the world of Spirit and Divine benevolence.
It is always advisable to approach the opening or activation of the Third Eye slowly and with care.
It can, at times, be forced open by extreme shock or through the use of drugs. This is not the best way to do it!
Using crystals, along with meditation and relaxation exercises, is a far better way to begin to access your psychic and spiritual gifts.
Third Eye Chakra Stones
You can use a variety of different stones to work on your Third Eye chakra, and there is no need to always stick to the same one.
Each crystal, stone or mineral has a different vibrational frequency and sometimes it is appropriate to choose the one that seems to suit your own vibrational frequency best at any one time.
You will soon become familiar with the subtle differences in the feeling of each stone, even if it is merely a sense that the crystal you have chosen seems to be either inert or too powerful.
Do not be afraid to ring the changes, especially as your psychic abilities begin to grow. The following stones are traditionally associated with the Third Eye.
Amethyst is a wonderful stone to work with on the upper chakras as it occurs in many shades ranging from deep, rich purple to a paler, more lilac hue.
Amethyst is a precious stone, although it is still relatively inexpensive to buy, even in fairly large clusters. Amethyst is useful for activating, stimulating and balancing the Third Eye.
It is said to offer wisdom, healing and protection from any form of psychic attack. If you are particularly vulnerable to the unreasonable demands of others on your time and patience Amethyst is the stone for you.
Moldavite is usually found in deep shades of green and is sometimes used on both the Third Eye and the Heart chakras during a chakra balance.
It is a semi-precious stone and is especially useful for cleansing negativity from the entire chakra system, encouraging new ways of thinking, and opening us up to opportunities and new perspectives.
It is also believed to enhance lucid dreaming and dream recall.
Purple Fluorite is a semi-precious stone that is good for stimulating, clearing, and cleansing the upper chakras in general.
It can help to balance the energies flowing through the Third Eye by dispersing negative influences or unwanted fears and worries about our spiritual health.
It is said to promote trust in our intuitive abilities and enhance mental focus and clarity.
Black Obsidian may seem like an unusual choice for working on the Third Eye as it is most often used on the Base or Root chakra due to its excellent grounding properties.
However, it is this very quality that makes it so useful for Third Eye work when you are feeling “spacey” or light-headed.
It helps to bring us down to earth when we are feeling overwhelmed with spiritual concerns, or when our psychic sense threatens to spiral out of control.
This can be quite frightening for some people.
Placing a piece of black obsidian on the forehead, another on the base of the spine and also under the soles of the feet allows us to balance and harmonize the energies into a healthy flow.
How to Use Chakra Stones for Your Third Eye
As with all crystal healing, it is essential to cleanse and charge your crystals before use.
Depending on the stones you have chosen you can either run them under clear cold water, smudge them or leave them in the moonlight overnight.
Amethyst is self-cleansing and will also draw negative energies from other stones if they are placed close together.
If you experience any of the following, it could be an indicator that your Third Eye requires some attention:
- Eye strain
- Chronic sinus problems
- Having difficulty concentrating or focusing on tasks for any length of time
- Feeling unduly emotional
- Fatigue that has no obvious cause
When working on healing your Third Eye remember to be patient with yourself as the symptoms of an imbalance in this area can sometimes take a while to subside.
Place a piece of crystal on your Third Eye when lying prone in a comfortable position.
You may want to do a “progressive relaxation” in this position by alternately tensing and then letting go of tension in major muscle groups beginning with the feet and working up to the scalp and ears.
Combine crystals with meditations that focus on diaphragmatic breathing to open up the chest and calm the emotional body.
Set your intention to care for and nurture your Third Eye chakra and spiritual sensitivity and wear jewelry comprised of your chosen chakra stones to allow you to access their energies throughout the day.
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