This is the psychic doorway to non-ordinary states of consciousness. Are you ready to open this door? You can’t close it. So, be sure you are ready.
What is The Third Eye?
How do you know if you have one? We all have one. It’s synonymous with the Penial Gland located in the middle of the forehead. This is the sixth of seven Chakras in the Yogic traditions. This gland is well known in Egyptian tradition. Here it is “The Eye of Horus” and “The All-Seeing Eye”.
All of these refer to a window of perception and flow of energy. It acts as a portal. Opening this portal brings about a significant expansion of awareness.
Background on The Third Eye
In the average person, the pineal gland is dormant. The pineal gland is the size of a pea. Many ancient cultures reasoned that most people are born with this glad dormant. In this way, it would allow time for a person to mature and become grounded in this plane. A certain level of grounding is necessary before opening higher realms of perception. So, many cultures required potential initiates to demonstrate they were ready to open this portal. The Pineal Gland is the Third Eye.
Of course, there are those who are born with this center already open. These individuals are known as “gifted,” and natural “shaman.” Unfortunately, because they talked about other worlds, the perception of things not seen or experienced by those who were not familiar with this gift, they were often misunderstood. Consequently, they are branded as heretics, witches or sorcerers. This led to their persecution under the Inquisition. Later they were relegated to sanatoriums and insane asylums.
The French Philosopher Rene Descartes believed the pineal gland to be “the seat of the soul” where mind and body met. So, it is important to understand that if your Third-Eye is activated you will see, hear, taste feel and otherwise experience reality differently. You will need to learn to filter your experience and those whom you share your perceptions of reality. We recommend you Read Carols Castaneda’s works. These works are sold under the assumption that his training under the Toltecs of Mexico was merely fictional. However, if you complete the Third-Eye activation described below you may find that you will have experiences similar to those described by Mr. Castaneda, even absent the use of the psychotropic additives used in his work.
Third Eye Questions and Answers
Before we cover the two techniques for opening this portal of perception let’s go over some frequently asked questions.
How should I prepare to open this portal?
It is not recommended as your first spiritual technology, or for those just starting on the path. This is an advanced spiritual technology technique.
Before implementing this activation you should have completed courses on basic seated and moving meditation. See our own Blended Learning Process. This includes the practice of Japa, Transcendental Meditation Technique, or similar meditation technique for at least six months. It is also recommended that you have a grounding and understanding of your own personality and instinctual stack as provided through the use of the Enneagram Personality profile. Also, use the suite of techniques to raise your vibration. The reasons for this preparation are simple.
You need to understand how significant changes in perception will be handled by your understanding of own internal mind mechanisms. You should consider yourself to be in “good mental, psychological and physical health.” If you are dealing with any serious personal physical or mental issues, we recommend that you postpone attempting the exercises for opening this portal of perception.
Also, if you are just beginning your inner journey learn the basic mindfulness meditation techniques. Similarly, tree grounding exercise is another excellent technique that also will help you feel grounded and normalize this energy.
How will this portal affect my perception?
Once your third eye is open you may find it much easier to meditate and connect with the transcendent. This is especially true if you already practice Japa or Transcendental Meditation. Seated and moving mindfulness meditation sessions will also be enhanced. Daydreaming will take on new levels of clarity. Some people call these visions.
This portal also opens your heart Chakra. Shamans talk about being able to see with their hearts. This means your conscience will come front and center. You can no longer ignore injustice and discrimination. You will see through the veil of groupthink manipulation tactics that hold people hostage to biased and prejudiced religious ideologies.
Closing the Third Eye Once it is Open?
Sorry, contrary to what you hear, you can’t close this portal of perception once it is open. That’s why you need to be certain you want to open this portal. You can’t unsee something once you’ve seen it. You cannot ignore it and hope that it will go away.
As mentioned above it also opens your heart. Your conscience grows along with your awareness. So, you may indeed feel the need to involve yourself in some type of world-building activity. You may find the need to help some disadvantaged group of people. Or, you may feel the calling to support some aspect of environmental activism. These are often life-changing calls that cannot be ignored.
Third Eye Activation Exercises
It is important to follow the instructions. As with any such technology with the power to changes in your nervous system, you may experience varying degrees of changes and sometimes significant discomfort as your body adapts to the new circuitry/pathways, and new energy flows.
Please also review the effects of these exercises before you begin. There is a price to be paid for this increase perception.
Third Eye Activation Exercise One
Opening the third-eye is accomplished by using a specific tone chant while in a comfortable seated position. You should repeat this short 5-minute exercise for three consecutive days, afterward the effects, are permanent. So, again be sure this is something you are ready for.
The mantra chant used to open the third-eye is “Thoh,” pronounced “TOE.” You will need to experiment with the volume and tone to find the correct vibration that resonates for you. Normally, the pitch is not deep or high, but somewhere in between. You will feel when you hit the correct tone. There will be vibrational energy in your tongue, jaw, and forehead where the penal glad (Third-Eye) is located. Don’t second guess yourself. When you feel the above vibration you’ve got it.
Again, the following exercises have the power to activate this dormant perception energy center. Please read this thoroughly and decide whether or not you are ready to undertake activation at this time. These exercises are powerful and, if not done correctly, can have a range of undesirable side effects. Once activated it will often result in the cascade of a number of changes (see What You Expect From Activation Exercise One).
Process for Activation Exercise One:
1. Sit comfortably with your back straight but not tense. Your head should feel like it is floating above your shoulders. Close your eyes. Breathe in through your nose and hold your breath as long as is comfortable.
2. Exhale through your mouth. Your teeth should be slightly apart. Don’t clench. Open your jaws so there is a small space between your top and bottom teeth. Place the tip of your tongue between the space of your slightly parted teeth. Put very light pressure on the tongue with your teeth. This is the same as pronouncing the “TH” sound in the English word “the.”
Once your tongue is in position, release your breath slowly through your mouth, saying T-H-H-O-H-H in one long exhale. Say the word one time per exhale. Your tongue should be just touching your teeth. You should feel the air moving past your tongue and teeth. When this technique is done properly, you will feel pressure or sensation in your jaw and cheeks. It is also important to feel the tone vibrate in your third eye.
It may take a few minutes to find the right tone and volume. You’ll know when you find it. The results will be an undeniable resonance. Finding the right tone that resonates is the key to success.
3. Once you find the right tone continue for at least five breaths.
4. It is very important the above exercise be done for 3 consecutive days, 24 hours apart. Then it should be permanent.
5. Be sure to record your experience in your journal or book of shadows. This will enable you to spot trends and incremental growth.
What you can expect from Activation Exercise One:
One of the most common experiences immediately afterward is feeling pressure, sensation or even a headache in the center of the forehead. This sensation may also feel like it is originating from within, usually an inch or more beneath the surface of the forehead. This is a positive indication the pineal gland is awakening and beginning to function in a healthy manner.
Some people experience headaches similar to a migraine sometimes lasting several hours, so to be safe it is recommended that you try this in the evening when you do not have work to do. The severity of the side effects will depend on how atrophied/calcified your pineal gland is, to begin with.
After the occurrence of a headache or pressure in the forehead, you may wake up one morning with a slight throbbing or tingling sensation in your forehead; it may feel like a goosebump. The feeling may be very intense like something is there. The sensation of pulsing or throbbing will continue throughout the day, and you may “hear” sounds coming from within your head, such as light popping or crackling sensations.
Sometime afterward you will probably also begin to experience energy flowing or blowing through the Third-Eye Chakra similar if not identical to those who have experienced or been initiated in Kundalini Yoda. You may experience energy coming front to back or back to front. It can be intense but you will soon find that you are able to control this flow.
There are physiological events you may experience after opening up this portal. This is a good indication your pineal gland is awakening, functioning and alive.
Third Eye Activation Exercise Two
First of all, be sure to complete Activation Exercise One and wait at least 90 days before you try Activation Exercise Two. If you haven’t done this stop come back later. Otherwise, the exercises won’t be as effective. And, you could manifest other undesirable side effects.
Your body needs time to adapt to the new energy flows. You will do this exercise once a week to expand awareness. This exercise is often euphoric and intensely pleasurable. However, given the blissful effects when done correctly, most people will enjoy doing so.
Process for Activation Exercise Two:
1. Sit comfortably with your back comfortably erect. Your head floats above your shoulders. Close your eyes. Breath in deeply and hold your breath for a count of five.
3. Repeat this three times. These three preparatory steps help you to relax and focus. Now breath in and focus all of your attention on your third eye. You should feel sensations similar to the effects of the Awakening I exercise — an awareness or pressure in your forehead.
4. Now, take a deep breath as in Awakening I exercise. Hold it for as long as comfortable — do not push this — and release your breath, vibrating the word “MAY.” This is pronounced like the English word for the month of May. Concentrate on moving the energy from the third eye into the middle of your head. It should all come out at one time- M-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ay, gradually and slowly.
Adjust your pitch so that the tone resonates throughout your head. It’s okay to experiment until you find the right tone. Breath in again, and repeat this five times. You need to find the pitch that works for you. So, experiment as necessary to find the tone and pitch. Again, direct the energy from your third eye into your head and then finally up and out the top of your head where your crown chakra is located.
5. Be sure to record your experience in your journal or book of shadows. This will enable you to spot trends and incremental growth.
Potential Psych Effects of Activation Exercise Two
You may experience any or all of these to varying degrees:
- Enhanced ability for lucid dreaming
- Faster, easier learning and retention
- A marked increase in intuition
- Increased creativity
- Psychic or spiritual gifts develop and become markedly stronger, along with more developed ability to see or sense other beings energy and auras
- Clairvoyance (psychic vision) opens up
- Clairaudience (psychic hearing) opens up
- Clairsentience (psychic feeling/touching) opens up
- This is a very powerful exercise, and as with all powerful practices, your body may go through discomfort in order to adapt.
So, it’s important to realize our beliefs cloud perception. And, perception becomes a mask hiding the truth. The truth is the facts about their beliefs. Awakening the third-eye will make you what’s behind the mask.
If this article resonates, there are more on our blog. Also, you may be interested in learning about our blended learning process. This is our curriculum which we use to teach several mind-expanding tools. It also aligns the Hero’s Journey. This is the term Joseph Campbell gave the pattern of consciousness development. Our learning process is available in two forms. You can take part in the virtual learning module or in our workshops.
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