Do you ever wish to open the third eye and use the full power of your sixth sense? Our third eye, also known as the sixth chakra or Ajna chakra, is believed to be an energy center that can allow us to access spiritual connection and cosmic wisdom.
What is the third eye?
Researchers from a 2020 study explain that according to Eastern mystic traditions, opening the third eye is a crucial aspect of the process of spiritual enlightenment. “The third eye symbolizes the ability to see unobstructed by the illusions of material reality, particularly as these deceptions pertain to a sense of self or ego,” adds the study.
Located between our eyebrows and associated with the pineal gland, our third eye helps us tap into our intuition and improve our awareness, perception, and spiritual communication & abilities. Unfortunately, opening your third eye can be challenging as it often seems out of your reach.
To help you access spiritual insight and wisdom, let us explore some unconventional ways to open the third eye.
Ways to open the third eye
All of us are born with the third eye, even if we may not be aware of it or have the ability to experience it fully. But through practice, we can open our third eye and gain infinite wisdom and insight.
Wondering how to open the third eye? While meditating, fasting, using essential oils, chanting, and using crystals are great ways to activate your third eye, there are certain unconventional ways to open the third eye that can be just as effective, if not more.
Here are some weird ways to open your third eye according to Alex McKenna, author of the book ‘Third Eye: Third Eye, Mind Power, Intuition & Psychic Awareness: Spiritual Enlightenment’ –
1. Let go of everything
Learn to let go of everything that holds you back – all the stress, anxiety, worries, fears, confusion and conflicts that corrupt and pollute your mind. Instead, learn to relax. “This will give you a sense of liberation,” explains author Alex McKenna.
When you let go of all your mental troubles and “unbecome everything” that you have been told to be, you can tap into your most authentic self in a positive way. It is believed that every human being has different layers which act as barriers resulting in a lot of complications in our lives. It is only by peeling off these layers and barriers can we live a simpler life where joy exists in almost everything we do or experience.
Alex explains “Our multilayered personality has often smothered us and is partially the reason why we are unable to open our third eye.” When we strip ourselves of these unnecessary layers, we get rid of our protective shield which makes us mentally, emotionally, and spiritually vulnerable, and this can propel the activation of our third eye.
The author believes that our personality has a lot of similarities with the Kundalini serpent. Kundalini Shakti is seen as a serpent, latent female energy lying coiled at the base of our spine, according to Yoga.
As the Kundalini serpent sheds its skin as it moves through the chakras, it becomes larger and stronger. The serpent goes through a process of rebirth, regeneration, transformation, and healing with every shedding and becomes more enlightened. We can also regenerate into a new ‘self’ by shedding our layers and barriers from our minds.
2. Seek the Dragon Smoke
The what? Searching for the dragon’s smoke refers to searching for knowledge by shifting your mind to the unconscious areas of your brain from the conscious areas. It is about transferring your mind from one mental realm to the other, where you can explore uncharted territories of the mind and then come back to your consciousness again.
This knowledge enables us to open the third eye and experience enlightenment. According to Chinese literature, “riding on dragons” refers to acquiring the knowledge of the gods and learning the infinite truths of the universe.
You can learn this knowledge by being more creative, through music and art. According to author Alex McKenna, the aesthetics of colors and the frequencies of music can help us look deeper inside and reach new dimensions in our minds. “Riding the dragon makes us look deeper, understand deeper, and read between the lines. It gives us a sense of clarity,” writes Alex.
This will help us learn the truth about the self. Hence, looking inwards into your own mind is an excellent unconventional way to open the third eye.