Almost all of us are born into situations that encourage our third eyes to close tightly. Since childhood, we were taught a variety of societal, parental, religious ideas and dogmatic constructs that cause us to become alienated from our inner wisdom.
Most notably, we were encouraged to conform, obey the rules, and ignore our inner voice, which in some cases was even demonized.
If you’re struggling to see life with clarity and feel confused most of the time, you’re likely weighed down with years of conditioning which taught you to think and behave in a certain way.
I know firsthand how disheartening and distressing a closed third eye feels, and how it makes you susceptible to being led astray.
Here are my top tips for learning how to open your third eye:
- Move outside your comfort zone and explore alternative beliefs and ideas. Closed third eyes thrive on narrow-mindedness. One of the best ways to open your mind is to be intellectually curious.
- Limit and preferably completely cut out processed foods. Our bodies were not designed to digest the copious amounts of fat, processed carbohydrates, and sugars that are present in convenience and fast foods. You’ll also benefit from significantly reducing your consumption of animal meats due to the hormones present in them.
- Eat whole foods, vegetables, and fruits. Replace the packeted foods you buy with whole foods such as legumes, nuts, whole grains, veggies, and fruits. Not only do these leave you feeling fuller, but they are healthier for your body and easier for it to digest. Your diet is important because it directly influences your energy levels, hormones, and therefore feelings and thoughts.
- Drink third eye cleansing herbs. Herbs are a potent way to recalibrate your third eye. Try herbal teas that contain gotu kola, ginkgo biloba, rosemary, and passionflower. I recommend checking out Buddha Teas amazing third eye Chakra Tea that is infused with the essence of sapphire.
- Practice meditation. Instead of trying to control your thoughts and postures during meditation practice (like most people do), simply try to observe what your mind and body does. The more aware you become of your thoughts, the more a space within you opens.
- Ground yourself through mindfulness. A major symptom of a dysfunctional third eye is overthinking. The best way to ground yourself in the present moment is through a practice known as mindfulness. Read more about mindfulness exercises.
- Avoid fluoridated water and toothpaste. Studies have shown that fluoride, the chemical present in our drinking water and toothpaste, is responsible for calcifying the pineal gland. When your pineal gland becomes calcified, it ceases to work well. In fact, after an MRI scan, I discovered that my frontal lobe is actually partially calcified.
- Flood your body with antioxidants. Antioxidants are the superheroes of the food world and are present in superfoods such as blueberries, goji berries, quinoa, maca, cacao, spirulina, coconuts, and many other fruits and veggies. Antioxidants detoxify and strengthen your body, which is perfect for learning how to open your third eye.
- Explore your core beliefs. Your core beliefs are unconscious ideas you have about who you are and what you deserve in life. Core beliefs keep you locked in restricting mindsets that keep your third eye closed. Learn how to identify your core beliefs.
- Exercise and drink lots of water. This is quite self-explanatory! Drinking water will also help to flush out the toxins in your body and hydrate your brain. (Just try to avoid fluoridated water!)
- Journal and record your feelings. One of the best ways to create clarity and inner order is through writing down how you feel. Do this daily and you’ll experience many psycho-spiritual benefits. Learn more about how to journal.
- Hum or chant the sound “OM.” Om is said to be the very first primordial sound of the universe, and carries powerful vibrations that recharge, cleanse, and open your third eye.
- Try creating more blood and energy flow through yoga practice. In particular, explore the balasana, shavasana, and dolphin pose.
- Explore the ancient practice of scrying. Scrying is an esoteric practice that helps you to develop your inner vision. Read more about scrying.
- Use sound healing. Sound carries profoundly healing vibrations. You can experiment with instruments such as singing bowls, tuning forks, chimes, and bells. All of these instruments energetically harmonize your third eye. Read more about sound healing instruments.
- Do a third eye visualization. Relax, breathe deeply, and imagine a pulsing ball of purple light opening and clearing your third eye. Do this every day for five minutes and pay attention to the way you feel afterward.
- Explore your cognitive distortions. We all possess cognitive distortions or mistaken beliefs, and they constrict the flow of energy through our third eye chakra. One of the best ways to explore your cognitive distortions is by journaling about them. Learn about the most common mental traps.
- Experiment with NLP. NLP or Neuro-linguistic programming helps your mind to move past limiting beliefs and even phobias that cause third eye blindness.
- Practice mindfulness. Your third eye is the most open when it is grounded in the present moment. Mindfulness is a practice that can help you connect with the beauty of the here and now.
- Use healing crystals. Experiment with crystals such as lapis lazuli, labradorite, sapphire, and kyanite. Use these crystals in meditation, visualizations, place them directly on your third eye, or carry them with you!
- Support yourself through affirmations. Whatever you think is what you end up manifesting. Try to alter the way you think and therefore stimulate third eye opening by trying affirmations such as “I listen to my inner wisdom,” “I see with clarity,” “I trust my intuition,” “I trust in my abilities.”
You’ll also benefit from sunshine, solitude, and daily pockets of silence in your day.