Opening up your sixth-sense via your third eye (also known as your ajna chakra or pineal gland) is no easy task.
But – don’t be put off! A lot of people choose to find other ways to access the other realm, seeing quicker results from other forms of healing and psychic work.
Yet working on opening your third eye will massively pay off once you’ve mastered it, and all it takes is a bit of practice, consistency and dedication.
Here’s some practical, step-by-step advice to help you understand how to actively open your third eye.
Why Should You Open Your Third Eye?
Each chakra around your body has a purpose, just as your physical body’s systems – the respiratory system, digestive system and so on – have a purpose, the chakra system solves a spiritual purpose. Your third eye is associated with the pineal and pituitary glands on your forehead, and accesses your clarity, intuition and foresight.
While it’s closed, you could find yourself drawing negative energy – insomnia, narrow-mindedness, lack of purpose and even depression; once it’s opened, you’ll feel more positive energy, including clear thinking, stronger connections to your intuition and otherwise.
By opening your third eye, you’ll have access to the other, psychic realm, and one day even discover your own psychic abilities!
How to Open Your Third Eye in 7 Easy Steps
Learning how to open your third eye is simple – actually opening it is another thing!
Be aware that these steps are easy to follow, but that it will take a lot of patience and practice – and it will be completely worth it once you feel the positive energy after you’ve learned how to open your third eye!
Step One: Locate Your Third Eye Chakra
Part of the issue with not having an opened third eye, is that you might not be sensing your third eye chakra in the correct place.
Your third eye chakra is placed at the front of your brain, right in the middle of your eyes, and just above the bridge of your nose.
Step Two: Find a Silent Place and Meditate
Meditation in the right environment will help you a great deal in opening your third eye.
The ‘right’ environment for you could be anywhere that you feel you can connect to your thoughts, and be undisturbed and undistracted. It could be outdoors, indoors or whatever you personally prefer.
Focus your thoughts and meditation on your third eye. Relax, and let your thoughts run free. Take a step back and let the thoughts and images that come continue to roll and process.
Step Three: Sit Correctly but Comfortably
You need to focus on your mind-body connection during meditation, and that involves sitting correctly, but comfortably. Once you’ve found this boundary, it will be much easier to focus on your third eye meditation.
Most people (including me!) find it easiest to sit on the floor, on a cushion, cross-legged. If you’re extremely flexible (and used to doing so), a lotus position could also work for you.
One practical tip – if you’re not used to sitting on the floor, you should take some time each day to practice sitting on a cushion on the floor. Over a few days, you’ll notice you feel more comfortable doing so.
If you go over a week and still find that sitting on the floor isn’t comfortable, then you could try walking meditation. Walking slowly, having a clear path to go on (where you can lose yourself and you are safe) can help you meditate in the same way – personally, I find this approach harder as I live in the city, but to each their own!
Step Four: Find a Meditation Object you Enjoy
Whether that’s a thought or psychic object. Your chosen meditation object should be something that will help you on your journey of learning how to open your third eye, and keep you focused on your goal.
Some people like to use physical objects, like candles, focusing on the flickering flame. Others like to use a physical or mental image – personally I conjure a mental image of a beach near my house.
Your mediation object is personal to you – just make sure it’s something you can focus and concentrate on, or it won’t help you practice how to open your thyroid eye.
Step Five: Choose Your Mantra
This Is a word/phrase that you say, either verbally or mentally, to help you keep focused during your meditation.
It should be something personal and meaningful to you – for example, my mantra is ‘calm’. One of my friends’ mantras is ‘peace to the world’, and another’s is ‘I choose myself’.
If you take only one thing away from this, it’s this: choose a mantra that both speaks to you, and will leave you feeling positive. If you find a mantra too tricky to say aloud, it will impact on your meditation concentration.
Step Six: Be Mindful of your surroundings
Tune in into the world around you will really help with practicing how to open your third eye.
Start noticing the small details in your surroundings – whether that’s the exact texture of your work desk, or the way the light plays across the blades of grass at your local park.
One thing that I found very tricky to teach myself was to avoid forming judgments. I had to learn how to take in information, observing things as I noticed them, and not forming a judgment or opinion on them. For example – ‘the sun falls nicely on that patch of grass’, rather than ‘that blade of grass won’t get sun for much longer’.
Step Seven: Focus on Your Creative and Personal Needs
Taking the time to unplug, and even spend outside, can work wonders for opening your third eye.
As we are such a work-focused culture, we can forget to make time for ourselves, in addition to our meditation practices. When it comes to learning how to open your third eye, it goes beyond your needs for meditation: you need to finetune the other areas of your life too!
Experiment with your creative side, and make sure you have fresh air – it will give you a much needed break from technology and other non-natural stimuli.
Step Eight: Notice your Third Eye Opening
Maybe you’ll feel more at peace, or have a generally more positive attitude, but once you become more aware of yourself (especially once you’ve been following the steps and have learned how to open your third eye), you might find yourself with greater self-compassion, and compassion towards others.
Overall, you’ll find yourself becoming more perceptive of the world around you, and even more curious as to what it holds. At the very least, you’ll feel less stressed, and more peaceful. This in itself will help you and your body physically.
Quick and Practical Tips to Learn How to Open Your Third Eye
As I mentioned above, these eight steps require a lot of practice and patience. If you somehow discover you’ve learned how to open your third eye after three days of practicing, then my hat is off to you.
For other people, such as myself, it can take weeks of dedicated meditation and practice – but those are weeks that will pay off massively once you see you’ve learned how to open your third eye.
Here are some other tips that I’ve discovered to really have helped me on my journey to opening my third eye:
- Eat healthily. This is easier said than done BUT I found that once I focused on good, healthy and natural foods my body digested them much easier and I felt much better as a result. I’m talking about fruits, whole grains and veggies – I really found better levels of energy, I felt much better and that helped me to meditate and feel better emotionally.
- Try drinking herbs to cleanse and open your third eye. Herbs are very powerful openers of your third eye, with the added benefit of cleansing them too. You should try to drink herbal teas with gotu kola, ginkgo biloba, passionflower and rosemary to open and cleanse your third eye.
- Antioxidize. Antioxidants are a massive ingredient in superfoods, and they help your body to, well, detoxify and strengthen your physical body and so your mind. Heck out superfoods like goji berries, blueberries, quinoa, cacao, spirulina, coconuts and others.
- Exercise and keep hydrated. This one might sound obvious but – your third eye starts with your physical health. Exercising and keeping hydrated will keep you in peak physical condition, and so help to open your third eye.
- practice yoga. It helps with your breathing, posture and more. It’s a great way to prepare you for mindful meditation too.
What You’ll Experience Once You’ve Learned How to Open Your Third Eye
Once you’ve mastered practicing and meditating, you might be asking yourself ‘how will I know once I’ve successfully opened my third eye?’
The physical sensations vary from person to person, but you might feel the following –
- Vibrations in your forehead/around your head
- Slight headaches, or even migraines (as your third eye wakes up and adjusts – kind of like how you see when you open your eyes first thing in the morning!)
- Chills, or even extra-sensory meditative experiences
- Other realm experiences
- Clearer thoughts
Your Third Eye and Psychic Abilities
Anyone looking to discover or enhance their psychic abilities will definitely benefit from learning how to open their third eye – especially mediums and tarot readers, or if you’re also practicing your lucid dreaming skills.
Opening your third eye will help you sleep more peacefully, bring more positive energy and hone your psychics awareness.
If you’re getting started on your psychic journey and have questions about how to open your third eye, or even want some guidance from an experienced psychic, there are a lot of resources available to you.
Check out my independent reviews of over a dozen psychic reading websites, and get started on your own psychic reading journey today.