A woman is opening her third eye.
By Keen Editorial Staff

Do you think you might have a sixth sense? The answer is in the center of your forehead—your third eye. The third eye, also known as the sixth chakra, is a pathway that connects your physical body to your spiritual energies. 

The third eye chakra is all about wisdom and insight. If you’re ready to meet your sixth sense, you’ll need to open your third eye. Want to know how? Keep reading. 

What Is The Third Eye? 

What is the third eye? The third eye chakra is located in the center of the forehead between your eyebrows. It’s best known for its association with clairvoyance and spiritual development, but it is also connected to how we work through our lives. The third eye chakra develops in adolescence when we recognize patterns, understand their significance, and think abstractly.

What Can The Third Eye Chakra Do? 

Throughout life, the sixth chakra helps you re-imagine your identity at crucial milestones, such as the Saturn return in the late twenties or the midlife passage in our forties. Any time we have an identity shift—like marriage, birth, death of a loved one, or career change—the sixth chakra helps you interact with the new archetypes (patterns of behavior) you are tapping into. The third eye is associated with: 

  • Intuition
  • Clarity
  • Spiritual Perception
  • Concentration
  • Imagination
  • Connection

How To Open Your Third Eye 

The third eye is the gateway to the spiritual world. Developing the sixth chakra can strengthen psychic abilities. When it’s blocked, you may feel pessimistic and uncertain. 

What happens when you open your third eye? Mental clarity, improved concentration, heightened intuition and increased happiness. These tips will help you open yours. 

Tweak Your Diet 

If you consider your diet unhealthy, it will be harder to open your third eye. Food choices affect your chakra energy. To balance your third eye, add purple foods such as eggplant, blueberries, grapes, goji berries, and purple kale, and sweet potatoes into the mix. Also try raw apple cider vinegar, hemp seeds, chlorophyll, garlic, watermelon, honey, lemon, ginseng, coconut oil, and vitamin D because they are all detoxifying. 

Meditate

Meditation can really help open your third eye. Start by focusing your attention on the sixth chakra between your brows and taking in the different thoughts and sensations you experience. There are several apps and online information to get you started with third eye meditation. Some examples include Calm, Insight Timer, and Headspace

Apply Essential Oils

Essential oils are powerful tools for healing and opening the pineal gland, which is associated with the third eye. Jasmine, lemon, and sandalwood are the best. Here’s how to use them: 

  • Gather one or several of the mentioned oils and a carrier oil (almond or jojoba both work great) to dilute them to be skin-safe. 
  • For every six drops of essential oil, mix one teaspoon of the carrier oil.
  • Apply the mixture directly to your third eye chakra while chanting “Om.” 

Start a Dream Journal

Dreams can be very telling—even if they’re confusing or terrifying. They’re an insight into your third eye, so make a habit of writing them down in a dream journal when you wake up. Look for patterns and connections to your real life. 

Take Up Yoga

Though intense, Kundalini yoga is excellent for opening your third eye, mainly when focusing on kriyas (specific sets of exercises, breathing techniques, and sound mantras used to unlock energy channels or chakras in the body) that have an emphasis on the pituitary or pineal glands. If you find it too challenging, a standard vinyasa practice can also do the trick. Even two to five minutes in a child’s pose can work wonders. 

Work With Crystals

Crystal healing energies can also help open your third eye. Like the foods, use crystals and gemstones in a purple, violet, or indigo hue. Some third eye crystals include purple sapphire, rhodonite, sodalite, amethyst, and purple violet tourmaline. Simply place one crystal or gemstone between and slightly above your brow while meditating.

Want To Get In Touch To Open Your Third Eye? 

There’s no specific rule when it comes to how long it’ll take to open your third eye. Some people believe it can take a few days, a week, a month, or much longer. Others say it can take years or even a lifetime of practice. Let one of our experienced Keen advisors help you unblock the negative energy that’s keeping you from feeling your best. 

Keen Editorial Staff
Keen's Editorial Staff is made up of world-class writers, astrologers, psychics, and advisors with diverse experience and spiritual sensitivity. 

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