What is the Third Eye?

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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.

third eye openingThis 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 special Inner Vision retreats and Third Eye Classes on the Big Island of Hawaii for those wishing to learning how to use their third eye in a balanced and healthy environment. These retreats are 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

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419 Responses to What is the Third Eye?

  1. Nettle says:

    For me third eye vision is not a heightened ability to view things differently but a natural skill for communication. Communication with people and natural objects, everything has its own spiritual communication. There is no danger from having it or not, it is not a hierarchy or weapon, it cannot be taught and it cannot be found, it is inherent. Masters or energy trainers are themselves fooled by societal ideas or experience. We are all one

  2. Ave says:

    I personally agree with you Casey in many respects regarding this subject. As arrogant as it may sound at first to some people, the truth is that the actual experience and the actual encounter with this particular energy out weighs hear say and opinions. Over and again one person compares their opinion and conception with someone else’s and wonder why the truth is obscure. Truth is like the sun at day in summer, its hot outside, people can debate about what hot means, but it doesn’t change the temperature. Honestly and I mean no disrespect to others, but most humans have not experienced this energy dimension we are naming third eye. The world would look much different easily. And when I hear people casually speak about having opened their third eye, its interesting and you can tell the delusions from the real witness. This energy vortex dimension or whatever you want to call it is serious and I will be honest it scared the heck out of me when consciously went there. Its way more powerful than casual talk I see about it. And you literally can feel it opening from the crown into the pineal out the forehead and even down the spine and into the whole body. If anyone really encounters it awe is the right word. This is one of the main reasons why real experience wurh it comes with warnings. Anytime I hear someone speak of it like its a common casual experience that all have, I know they havent been there. Its like a man pretending to know how it feels to give birth as a mother looks at him with a slight smurk. In a nutshell anyone who hasnt been there and is reading this, please use your reasoning abilities and realize that if the third eye is this debated and this mysterious and all else, likely most have not witnessed it. That doesn’t mean its only for a few it just means that few have been there. From those few get real advice!!! Casey seems knowledgeable from my sense. And ive seen others but few who are.. im sure there are many I will never know. Im just saying they are rare. I also instruct or guide and lend a hand, and once you encounter this energy all ive said will make perfect sense gauranteed. You can visit the website for some help. One thing is for sure I can tell you also about it.. the ego has very little room because life is beyond what the ego can label or conceive. And thats why its a shock at first when the real encounter happens with what we are naming the third eye.

  3. Andy says:

    My six year old son told me I had a third eye and that he could see it. So I asked him if Daddy had one and he said no. Thank you for the article. You mentioned being aware of this at such a young age. What would you do if your child mentioned this to you? I’m intrigued.

  4. Dalilah says:

    I was recently met a couple whom are an aquanitance of my sister’s, she later told me that the husband told he wife and he was very impressed by me because he saw my 3rd eye and aura and that it was stronger than his. Quite honestly, I have no idea what that means.

  5. @Andy: I would smile, I wouldn’t make a big deal about. I would explain to your son, we all see the world in different ways. That he might see some things other people don’t. That don’t try to convince others of what you see when they don’t see it. Rather accept that as more information that you are seeing a story rather than something physical.We all have the ability to see stories but many people choose not to. Just accept that we see the world in many ways, and sometimes we see visions or stories, that others don’t see, but to still learn from these stories when possible.

  6. @Dalilah: It means you held yourself in a way that was confident and powerful.

  7. tracy says:

    I don’t know much about the third eye but I am willing and ready to learn learn

  8. Banele says:

    ok. the third is an incredible experience but what more can we people do with it? Except see potential, read people minds, do interpreations of what we see more clearly and having kinda real dreams.

  9. Sharon butler says:

    I have been told by spiritual readers that i have a third eye. I found you searching on my phone! I want to develop it and learn the meaning of the strange things that happen to me. Are you still teaching?

  10. @Banele: Seeing potential is enough of a gift to consider the third eye an incredible sense.

    For example a person who doesn’t use his eyes may say: with your eyes you only see the tiniest sliver of em radiation. Since seeing vision is also merely seeing electromagnetic potential. Yet to those who embrace what they see with their eyes, it colors and enriches an entire life time.

    It’s a question of how each person holds it. All too many either deny it, or over push it into fantasy. But if a person truly uses it with modesty and takes time to connect into it: well then it opens up a whole unique sense to expand how they see the world.

  11. @Sharon: We do still teach and I contacted you directly to send you details.

  12. Martin says:

    Can the 3rd eye be opened via a dream?

  13. Martin: The simple answer is typically dreams don’t open the third eye, unless you are purposely trying to use it for that purpose. However, it is possible to open your third eye via dreams. Dreams represent more than one way of thinking and mental/spiritual processes. So when you drill down into it, there exist many different types of third eye / dream interactions. In western culture, which typically tend to not accept third eye, then dreams become one manner a person can safely socially access their third eye through.

    There are many culture and practices which will use dreams as the gateway into exploring potential, but is in only one path of many that can be used by a person.

  14. Laura says:

    Today I was listening to some 3rd Eye frequencies, sounds and vibrations and thru my 3rd eye I saw what appeared to be small pieces of meteors or rocks impacting the ground, the dirt and sand flying up high, there were more and more coming down faster and faster, people were screaming and running, covering their heads. It was terrifying and suddenly I heard a loud noise (I don’t know if it was here or “there”) and I came back with a huge jolt. This vision today has disturbed and haunted me and I would like your input. Thank you.

  15. Tony says:

    Hi Casey,

    I have recently started taking classes for higher awareness. Trying to be more in touch with the spiritual realm and my higher self. I am very new to this, but It focuses on breathing in a crossover pattern from your third eye down to your toes and back. I did not even know what a 3rd eye was when I started, but I am so intrigued, and think I totally get it but there are so many questions. One other exercise I am doing is focusing my energy or awareness on my 3rd eye but then moving it to different parts of my body and keeping it there without re-checking it. It has something to do with allowing the right side of your brain to lead and the left to follow. My teacher tells me this is why it’s so important to have your energy flow in a crossover pattern, hence the breathing exercises. It requires allot of focus and I think I am getting better at it but I understand what you mean about having to be patient.

    Is opening your third eye the path to spiritual awareness or to awareness of your higher self?

    Thank you!

  16. hi I had an experience where I saw two drivers tail gating each other one wanted to pass the other who was in front and would not move over and as one driver passed the other, I saw grey beams of light shooting back and forth between the two cars as they were side by side on the highway,and another time I saw two friend sayings hi to each other from across the street and I saw beams of white light leaving the speakers third eye and entering the third eye of the friend across the street, passing back and forth as they spoke kindly to each other saying hi, how are you, whats new, etc. What did i see? does the the third eye send out energy/light as we think and/or look at people and or things.

  17. @Tony: The third eye isn’t a path. It is a sense. Using the third eye sense allows you see different paths and other options more easily, yet the spiritual paths are there for everyone, even to those who move around with closed eyes.

    Be open, pause and explore.

  18. @Laura & @John: You will have to contact me directly for a teaching session to answer your question.

    I don’t interpret 3rd eye visions over comments, rather I teach a person directly to reduce misunderstandings. It is all too easy to take answers to extreme places when answering in a more generic fashion. A specific answer for you would cause all too many other people to apply a similar answer to their situation and then create misinterpretations within their own visions.

    Third eye visions are personal in nature and need to be handled in a case by case manner.

  19. Sanchez says:

    Can the third eye help academic or help with school work or it’s just a sense for spiritual use. An answer would be helpful…

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