People make the mistake to think that the third eye is an active process. In fact a common question is:
“What does the Third Eye DO?”
The third eye is a sense. Senses do nothing directly other than relay information to you.
What do your eyes actively do? Nothing, you can’t shoot lasers or heat vision from your eyes. Your eyes instead return visual information.
What does your hearing actively do? Nothing, you don’t consciously create noise out from your ears. Your ears instead return auditory information.
The third eye is a sense. It returns information about potentials and energetic state. Potentials represent what might be and Energetic state is about how something is being held.
The action, or DO is in how you use the information you gain from your senses.
So many people if they only listen and then acted upon what they heard, wouldn’t get into so much trouble. Likewise in vision so many people don’t truly “look” and miss opportunities as they rush past things.
The third eye is a sense, it returns information on what might be and also energetic state. With it you can sense another persons emotions: that’s empathy. The third eye you can let you feel how a person is doing. It can show you how a person’s life story is flowing. With the third eye you can get inklings of what might be ahead, behind or out of sight.
Developing the Third Eye
Because the third eye doesn’t often map to concrete physical artifacts, it’s all too easy to deny it and then let it languish to fade away.
So what you can do with the third eye depends on you.
It all hinges on
(1) How you first decide to pay attention to what it’s connecting to
(2) Learn to interpret what you sense.
(3) Finally act upon what you are connecting to.
The Third Eye and Stories
The third eye isn’t a higher power, it simply is another sense. We are human, to be human is to live to our stories, we use our senses to navigate those stories.
Because we use stories to create a map of how to navigate the world, Our mind creates mental stories for us in the form of visions that third eye stirs up to use as mini maps. In part to get in touch with the third eye is to become a story teller, to see a story and then use it to help move more gracefully in life.
Most people either don’t listen to their third eye, so then work a bit harder to move thru life. Or all too many people over embellish and then make the third eye story larger than life, which doesn’t help a person much either.
We can sense a third eye manifestation but it will never leave behind any direct physical representations. It’s no different than seeing Jesus in a slice of toast. Jesus is not in the toast, rather the brain just happens to interpret the toast in a Jesus like fashion OR are often man made artifacts.
The trick is learning how to interpret that Jesus in the toast experience into something meaningful for you.
The biggest trap becomes to self create our own man made artifacts in a story being relayed back by the third eye and then accidentally tricking ourselves into believing something beyond what we were really sensing.
The Third Eye and Energy Work
Using third eye with energy work is a whole other topic. For now I only teach this verbally, but over time I will expand this section out to include tidbits.
A brief overview is that you use the third eye in energy work to perceive energy. However to modify energy is another set of processes. You can use breath, motion and other active processes to shape energy. Qi Gong is perfect examples of this, where you use breath to work with your Chi / Qi or in Kundalini Yoga where you use chanting to work with Kundalini energy.
There are many other active techniques to work and modify energy but I will stress that the third eye is the sense used to visualize that energy.
Developing the Third Eye
Overall the first step is patience, awareness and practice. It’s best to work with Yoga, Qi Gong, Meditation, Dance or Tai Chi for a few years to just practice sensing your body and mind. Each of these practices will help begin hooking your mind and body closer together with spirit. Spirit represents the movement of your life. Seeing how movement stirs up potential is all part of learning how to use your third eye. Each of these practices will help a person begin to connect to the third eye. At first you don’t do anything other than accept the occasional vision you may have. You practice sensing your body, you practice feeling your energetic state, you get in better shape to remove extraneous physical distractions of poorer health.
Pause. That’s right the first step to learning how to use the third eye is simply to pause. You cannot listen to your heart if you cannot pause. The third eye require centering and patience. Without pause you will not truly connect to any deeper third eye experience. Yes you may have visions or have intuitive hints, but you will miss most of the full experience without pausing into your heart.
Don’t make a vision bigger than life. All too many people blow out of proportion a vision they experience. Be Calm!
Practice just watching life flow around you. The third eye reveals patterns of the world unfolding around you. As a result the more you understand the patterns of nature, the easier it is to understand what a vision can represent.
We can spot Trends, and often our mind will clue us into a trend with simple insights and flashes of inspiration. So many third eye experiences can just represent a simple pattern unfolding. To force a vision to mean more than it does will side track a person from the simple pattern you just saw being revealed.
So keep the interpretations as simple as possible and then grow out expanding the meaning as you get better at interpreting your third eye experiences.
Back to Pause.
You pause when receiving an intuition. The third eye isn’t using the logical thinking part of the mind. As a result if you begin to think the moment you get a vision it disrupts the third eye process. So you pause to stop the rest of your mind from ruining the third eye moment.
The third eye is a beautiful sense, it expands how a person connects to the world, adds another dimension to how we connect to everything. But it’s only one of a dozen senses also. People tend to focus a bit too much only on one sense, and that limits a person quite a bit then. So you have to be patient and learn to use all of the senses together, or you are missing the larger world.
After you get a vision with the third eye you check all your other senses, even use your logic, you poke about and add in other pieces of information to create a even more complete picture if possible.
If your other senses and information return contradictory information. Then you slow down and process more carefully in how you use your intuition. If other information extends and validates what you sense, then you move ahead with a bit more surety.
Teaching the Third Eye and Energy Work
I do teach 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 be aware of this sense, then have patience to learn how to interpret it and finally learning how to pace yourself in how you act to that information you receive from the third eye.
The Third Eye is not a magical power, it’s a part of our human nature which anyone with time, patience, training and acceptance of their nature can use.