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What is the Third Eye?
The third eye is the ability to see what might be: In other words the third eye is our ability to see potential.
It’s a sense and it can be developed to be more refined and accurate than only being a hunch.
The Third Eye is a natural part of every person, but it’s a “meta” organ. In other words: it consists of all the senses and mind working together as a larger more powerful sensory organ. The Third Eye is a very clever bit of natural evolution: a meta organ designed to sense, connect to patterns and then relay that data back in overlays of information on top of your other senses.
Once opened it’s a very powerful ability, powerful enough that it literally can drive people insane if not understood, accepted or developed correctly. Also due to lack of understanding more people than not mislabel, run away from the ability or take it to strange descriptions… which further muck and murk the waters of what the Third Eye truly is.
The Third Eye as a sense can be used in many different ways. It opens up our senses to patterns around us. It’s used by seers to make connections and answer questions. It’s used by energy workers to feel the energy and then manipulate that energy. It’s part of empathy where a person can touch and feel the emotions of others. Many other examples exist for how people use the Third Eye.
The Third Eye and Energy Work
Let’s look at one use. It’s possible to use the Third Eye to learn how to sense and visually interpret energy around us. This helps people work with the process of Motion, Activity and Interchange more easily and completely. Energy instead of being abstract concept then becomes a tangible property of life to work with once you learn how to sense it and interact with it.
Does a Taoist / Shaman really see energy? Not directly. Anyone can see the end results of energy in action, seeing energy directly is another thing all together. However, the Third Eye can develop the ability to process information and then overlay that information over our other senses in such a way we can then interpret and interact with energy in a more precise manner. In this way, we can “see” energy.
This can appear as being a mystical power due to the relative nature of the skill. But it’s a very real and tangible skill.
Some people do take this and go too far, make it fantasy. So you do need to be careful with people saying they are energy workers. Another problem is the relative nature of the skill. What one energy worker will sense, is different than another energy worker. Some commonalities exist. We are human, and our form, our shape help push us towards common baselines. However, the unique experiences and nature of each person also ensures that each energy worker will see things from a different angle.
Lets use Aura’s as an example.
Some people do see an “aura” or “light”. With training many people can be taught how to view aura’s in a “standard way”.
However: it’s not what most people think it is. Your eyes only “see” what they are designed to see. But the mind can overlay additional information over each sense. Auras are such an information overlay.
The brain has the ability to process visual information, and it has the ability to use all that circuitry to pump back information in the form of visual response: which doesn’t have to be from the eyes.
Your whole neural network, your mind and sense organs form a larger more sensitive “antenna” to pick up on energy and patterns. The mind then has the problem of how to send that information back to you. It has to use what it already has access to: the 5 normal senses. For example: at times in energy work, it can send back the images for you as an “aura” to then interpret. In reality what you are seeing is slightly different than that: but it’s the best method the “third eye” has to relay the information back to you. This becomes the “aura” as the translated result.
Developing the Third Eye
Because so much of this depends on your ability to interpret the results: this creates lots of room for mis-translation between the “facts” and what your third eye returns to you. Also because we see things differently, it can be problematic to exchange the information back and forth between each other in a clear fashion. This opens up quite a bit of room for mystical practices to open up within. Some truly work, others which might vary from person to person in how they tune the 3rd Eye sense, and others such as tricksters to use for deception.
Taoist/Shamanic practice has quite a bit of training regarding how to use and work with the Third Eye. It’s a real sense, but it’s a “meta” sense and it must be “used and tuned” in order to be developed, rather than it being something that just works out of the box of birth.
As a Taoist I have been developing my third eye since I was 5 or 6 years old and had my first vision. When I shared my first vision, I discover immediately, most people don’t see the world in this fashion. Even worse, I was persecuted when sharing this ability. Being so young, I quickly learned to keep it to myself and explore it silently and patiently on my own terms. Until recently I haven’t opened up on this part of my Taoist practice, on purpose, since it’s so easily mis-understood and so many misconceptions exist about this ability.
I have spent 35 years exploring this ability, reviewing materials, and using my background in both Taoism and the sciences to understand it. I have now placed the 3rd Eye into terms which can be acceptable to most everyone. So hence, I am now sharing it in my teachings.
Many people naturally suppress this ability to prevent it from hurting them, to prevent others from making fun of them or labeling them as crazy. With enough suppression any ability goes away. The Third Eye must be used in order for it work. Also how one uses the Third Eye will shape the abilities and capabilities of what it will be able to sense. For all of these reasons and more, this why the Third Eye is such a mysterious ability.
Many different cultures use many varied techniques to develop this skill. Taoists are very patient, taking decades in order to refine and define this ability. The nature of the interpretive aspects of this ability means experience helps improve this ability and it’s a slow process to master.
Learn More about the Third Eye
To learn more you can purchase a viewing of the following Third Eye video.
This 45 minute introduction to the third eye talks about:
(1) How to Develop the Third Eye
(2) What are Some Examples of the Third Eye.
(3) What is Potential?
(4) What is the Third Eye Physically?
(5) How does the Third Eye Manifest Itself?
(6) Is the Third Eye Something to Fear?
(7) More About Fear and the Third Eye.
(8) Am I Crazy?
(9) How to Express Your Third Eye Visions.
(10) Picking a Third Eye Practice and Community
(11) Can You Close Your Third Eye?
(12) Learning How to Optimize Our Visions.
(13) Can You Manifest Real Things with the Third Eye?
(14) Can You Travel to Different Worlds with the Third eye?
(15) Can I Share What I See?
(16) How to Develop Your Skills in the Third Eye.
(17) An Example of Using the Third Eye
(18) Practice Interpreting Your Visions.
(19) What is the Best Third Eye Practice.
Teaching the Third Eye and Energy Work
I do teach others how to access the third eye, but be aware this ability isn’t rushed but rather grown into over time. I teach others how to sort everything out and find a greater sense of self peace.
The Third Eye is not some magical power, it’s a part of our human nature which anyone with time, patience, training and acceptance of their nature can use. All too often people rush ahead and their own inner unbalance disrupts and skews the third eye ability with bad habits and false perceptions.
I offer a special Online Third Eye Course for those wishing to learn how to use their third eye in a balanced and healthy way. This course is geared to resolve fears, train a person with safe but powerful techniques and open up a path that reveals the potential of life with grace.
Regarding Third Eye Questions/Comments Below
Please read the previous comments about the third eye before posting your own new questions about the third eye. I will not re-answer a question about the third eye I have already answered several times here. There exist many pages of comments to review, which means taking a moment to digest and understand what has already been stated on the third eye. Click: Older Comments to read the oldest comments. You can also read the Third Eye FAQ for the more commonly asked questions.
Please try to be clear/direct in all third eye questions/postings so I can respond appropriately. I realize the third eye often goes beyond words to describe or use, but please take the time to edit and make your comments clear and concise.
I will delete any Third Eye comments which are: rantings, morality/judgement statements, mention the use of drugs, medical questions, link to outside pages or aren’t respectful. Also on this page, I approach the third Eye as a natural phenomenon: Posts with religious references are removed.
I will also delete any Third Eye questions I clearly already answered in the comments or FAQ page.
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