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Use your Intuitive Gifts by Activating your Third Eye Chakra (the Indigo Chakra)

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Gemma Clarke

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If you are seeking a clear vision of the future or wondering how to activate your intuitive gifts, then perhaps it is time for you to start working with your third eye chakra!

The indigo chakra relates to your inner wisdom and sense of innate knowing, and it is the perfect place to start if you want to ignite your intuitive powers.

Here we will explore all you need to know about this psychic chakra!

What is the Sixth Chakra (Ajna Chakra)?

The third eye chakra, known as the Ajna Chakra in Sanksrit, is the sixth of the seven chakras. It is located in the middle of your forehead, between the eyebrows, and deep in the brain. It is closely connected to the pineal gland, a physical gland that produces hormones such as melatonin and serotonin, which control the sleep and waking cycle.

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The pineal gland is also said to be the seat of the soul, where universal consciousness collides. It is the part of the brain that is aware of our unity as a human species and the rhythms of nature that we are connected to.

The third eye chakra is one of the most important chakras for developing your intuition and psychic abilities. It is no wonder that this sixth chakra also controls our sixth sense!

The Indigo Chakra Color

Indigo is the color between royal blue (the color of the throat chakra) and violet (the color of the crown chakra). This also symbolizes the role it plays between speaking and sharing (throat charka) about our spiritual connection (crown chakra)

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Indigo relates to intuition and psychic abilities, both for an ordinary person and also for a psychic or clairvoyant. You will often see indigo curtains or an indigo tablecloth at a magic show or in a psychic reader’s room because it gives a place a magical feel

Indigo represents imagination and emotional balance. It is both a soothing and stimulating color on a mental level.

To activate the indigo chakra, you can begin by wearing indigo clothing. Try a purple coat, indigo color makeup, or a deep purple scarf to accessorize your outfit and connect to your indigo chakra. By setting the intention to choose indigo, it shows that you are willing to connect with this energy center and to invite the indigo chakra magic into your life.

Physical and Emotional Symptoms of the Third Eye Chakra

On a physical level, third eye chakra symptoms, either overactive or underactive will manifest as headaches, migraines, poor vision, blurry vision, forgetfulness, or a sensation of inner pressure from within your forehead.

As this indigo chakra is closely related to the spiritual world, there are many energetic symptoms too.

Underactive Third Eye Chakra Symptoms

The third eye chakra is commonly underdeveloped in most people. This is because we are often told to shut off our psychic abilities at a very young age (i.e. don’t talk to ghosts, spirits aren’t real etc….). Closing off our inner beliefs as children can lead to a number of underactive third eye chakra symptoms later in life such as:

  • The inability to use or feel connected to your intuition (the inner sense of knowing).
  • Unable to see ideas, visions, or dreams about your future.
  • A lack of creativity or thinking that you are not a creative person.

These same symptoms will also manifest in one who has a blocked indigo chakra, as no energy will be able to travel through this third eye chakra center.

Overactive Third Eye Chakra Symptoms:

When there is too much energy running through this indigo energy center, these are the kind of symptoms you will see:

  • Loss of physical connection with the world, instead, spending lots of time in the energetic realms.
  • Unwanted messages channeling through.
  • Feeling too connected to other people’s feelings and energies, without knowing how to disconnect.
  • Feeling ungrounded, dizzy, and disconnected from your physical world.
  • Mental health issues or personality disorders.

Disclaimer: Always see a medical doctor if you have any of the above symptoms.

If you are someone who experiences a more overactive third eye center, taking a spiritual development course or working with a spiritual teacher can help you to harness the overactive energy and turn it into your gift! The energy flow is not a bad thing, it just needs to be channeled through the chakra with discernment, so that you take away the good energy and you leave or clear the old and negative energies.

A Balanced Indigo Chakra – Seeing Synchronicities

When the third eye chakra is in balance, you will experience a sense of spiritual clarity. This will look like having a clear vision of yourself, the world, and your role in the future.

It will also allow you to find a healthy connection with spirituality and perhaps even to meet some of your spirit guides. The spiritual world is always accessible, it just takes a bit of practice to tune into the more subtle energy of your psychic powers.

To find your spiritual connection, try some of these third eye awakening ideas below:

How to Awaken the Indigo Chakra

There are many tools and techniques you can use to activate your psychic abilities. Here are some of the most effective:

Working with Crystals

Working with indigo chakra stones are a great way to activate your third eye chakra. As this energy center is so intuitive, energetic practices are the most effective way to open up a blocked third eye chakra. These purple gemstones will help in the process:

  • Amethyst – perhaps the most well-known for its sixth sense activations, this stone is commonly found in crystal stores and brings a potent purple light into your life.
  • Purple Fluorite – this crystal works on mental and emotional balance, activating the powerful mind to work at full capacity. Also great for enhancing memory.
  • Lapis Lazuli – while more blue than indigo, this rich color will support clear thinking and clear communication with the other side.

Essential Oils for the Third Eye Chakra

Essential oils hold a beautiful frequency that smells delicious too! When you wake in the morning, or before your yoga or meditation practice, you can place one to three drops on your third eye center. You can also massage this point with the intention of awakening the energy there.

Here are some oils to try for the third eye chakra:

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  • Lavender
  • Patchouli
  • Cedarwood
  • Clary Sage
  • Frankincense
  • Pine
  • Rosemary
  • Spruce

Yoga Poses for the Third Eye Chakra

Balasana (Childs Pose)

This well-known pose is most effective for connecting into the third eye. It allows you to fold over yourself, tune in, and connect your forehead with the earth. It’s a great pose to do anytime, but for this particular chakra, try it first thing in the morning to activate the indigo chakra and last thing in the evening for a final cleansing of the third eye.

Pachimottanasana (Seated Forward Fold)

This forward fold allows for introspection and flexibility of both the body and mind. A great pose for closing the eyes and tuning into the sixth chakra.

Uttanasana (Standing Forward Fold)

Similar to the seated forward fold, any folded position allows for introspection and intuitive connection. Close your eyes to remove any external distractions as you zoom right into your inner wisdom.

Virabhadrasana I (Warrior 1)

With your palms reaching up for the sky, it indicates that your body is reaching for the energies above. It is a pose of inner strength, concentration, and moving toward visions of the future.

If you are seeking a whole yoga class for awakening the third eye, you can try this one:

Using Gyan Mudra for Third Eye Activation

The Gyan Mudra, or hand posture, is a well-known symbol for meditation. You can also invite it into your yoga practice as it sends energy to the third eye and increases mental concentration and focus. Simply connect the thumb and first finger and straighten the other three fingers.

Meditation for Spiritual Enhancement

Meditation practice is an important part of developing intuition. Spending time sitting in stillness helps to develop self-awareness, which in turn allows you to become more familiar with your inner world and outer life on an emotional level.

Meditation can also be a powerful tool for assisting in clarity with decision-making, enhancing imagination, and creating balance in the mind. It also allows you to heal any mental blocks as you pave new visions in your life.

When you choose to meditate, you can take a purple gemstone such as amethyst to hold in your hand. If you choose to meditate while laying down, you can also place the amethyst directly on your indigo chakra. This stimulates the chakra color and starts tuning you into the third eye energy.

Noticing the Spiritual Synchronicities

Life moves at a fast pace, but when you slow down, you will start to see more synchronicities that are unfolding all around you. To tap into the deeper levels of your intuition and your spiritual ability, take some time each day to journal, write or think about which synchronicities unfolded in your day. This deeper level of self-awareness will help to drop you into the third eye chakra energy.

Synchronicities include:

  • A random stranger giving you passing advice that later came in helpful
  • Thinking of a friend and then that same friend messages or calls you
  • Asking the universe for a sign and then seeing clearly the answer to your question
  • Seeing repeated angel numbers ‘111’ 0r ‘333’ or important numbers that have meaning for you.

The more you begin to notice these synchronicities, the deeper your intuition will become.

Don’t forget to ground back down

When working with energy and the spiritual realms, or particularly the third eye center, it is important to ground back down after a session and return to reality.

Venturing into the psychic realms may very well change your reality, and might even make you feel less connected with your physical body, but the most important part to remember is that you are a spiritual being in a human body, and you are on this earth for a reason.

Working with your psychic ability is about finding a healthy balance between your current reality and the world of spiritual connection. Sometimes it can feel like all of these spiritual connections are just happening in your imagination, especially when others in your surroundings don’t share the same beliefs. So, to keep progressing and expanding make sure you take time to return to your body.

You can practice grounding by taking deep breaths, connecting your bare feet to the earth, swimming in the ocean or a natural body of water, or doing some work with the lower chakras, such as the root chakra. Remind yourself of what is true for you.

Frequently Asked Questions?

How can I enhance my psychic abilities?

Work with the third eye chakra via meditation, yoga poses, essential oils, Gyan mudra, and gemstones such as amethyst or lapis lazuli to stimulate third eye chakra energy. You can also wear indigo color clothing or eat indigo color foods.

What are the benefits of a balanced Indigo Chakra?

When this chakra is balanced you will feel a deep connection with yourself, and your intuition and a great sense of being in tune with the world around you. Sixth Chakra energy is also very creative and playful, brining inspiration and heightened imagination.

About Gemma Clarke

Gemma Clarke is a certified and experienced yoga & meditation instructor. She has been practicing meditation since 2014 and teaching since 2018. Gemma specializes in yoga and mindfulness for emotional wellbeing, and she has taught in Thailand, Cambodia, and the UK. Gemma is passionate about sharing her expertise and experience with meditation to inspire others to live more mindfully, becoming happier, healthier, and calmer. Follow me: Instagram | LinkedIn

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