Third Eye FAQ – Common Third Eye Questions
To get an initial overview of the third eye you can purchase the following Third Eye video.
To get an initial overview of the third eye you can purchase the following Third Eye video.
Additionally below you will find the more commonly asked questions about the third eye.
Please read the full pages here to explain the Third Eye. The simple answer is the third eye shows us potential. However, potential is complicated and so as a result many answers exist on how people describe the third eye.
Since many different practices exist to expand the third eye, it depends largely on one’s training how a person defines the third eye. For example: I am considered as a seer or a sage in my training. To learn more about using the third eye as a seer please read about working with your: intuition.
Third eye training is probably not going to be what you expect it to be.
When people begin to see images from their third eye, it can be so real, they automatically begin to wonder what the next steps can be. Many people assume training will match something out of a spiritual martial art movie.
What you are seeing isn’t reality but rather potential. The real part of third eye practices is learning how to understand and shape that potential. Many people can learn how to use the third eye, but very few people take the time and years to truly develop it as more than just psychedelic trip and experience. Care does have to be taken because, it is easy to push this ability into delusion.
Patience is the dividing line between developing the skill into a useful talent rather than just becoming wu-wu lost to inner visions of fantasy. Fantasy is great for adding color to the world, but it doesn’t add much to actually helping a person interact with others and the world.
What people often experience initially is their mind being blown away with potential it is seeing and not knowing how to relate that information back yet in a way that is balanced for a person to digest. As a result initially third eye experiences can be “hyper-real” and surreal images in the mind’s attempt to categorize what it is processing.Many seekers at this stage either get freaked out and never use the ability again or push it in a left turn away from reality to only embrace the sur-real. Few find balanced with the skill and some seek teachers to learn applied methods, such as aura reading, to channel the ability down a safer avenue of exploration.
Often times the teacher’s role is set up to help keep a person balanced in their new practice. The initial lessons are usually not for the student to expand their ability but more importantly balance their life and help them root deeper so they can safely learn what the third eye is revealing to them.
Understand the path is one that requires patience and balanced practices such as yoga, or qi-gong, balanced diet and many other considerations to help a person maintain a healthy lifestyle within. If you lead an unhealthy or extreme lifestyle while learning the third eye, then you will only fall off the surreal edge of life even faster.
I personally teach a very unique and open style that allows people a bit more flexibility in how they develop the third eye. I teach a person how to open up your options so you can best embrace it to your nature, rather than accidentally forcing it to become something limited and defined to a merely single practice. However, to do this, the very first step is helping a student practice balance and working through lessons teaching them about the nature of potential itself.
This isn’t about learning a trick, rather it is about learning a practice that fundamentally adds another innate sense to use and interact with the world through. To rush this process only stunts one’s personal growth or worse lose oneself to delusion.
One ability of the third eye, is simply to be “in the zone”. Using it to flow with potential with actions that have grace and style. Don’t try to force this, because you will lose it if you do. The third eye isn’t an ability to focus, rather its an ability you relax into. Focus comes later and it’s a special process. Focus is almost a misnomer.
Also what you are describing sounds pretty normal to me, don’t make it be something larger than yourself, since then you can lose touch to your person grounding, rather your senses are returning information back to you in a more full manner to work with. It’s a gift in this respect.
Generally speaking don’t share your experiences with other people. Since other people will judge you and then in their judgment they can limit your ability and bounce you out of the zone. Judgment can be harsh in this. You can share with rarer individuals who are going thru similar experiences and trade notes, or with those who you relax around. In other words, only share with those who don’t judge you to their own values/experiences. Very few people don’t judge, so smile and don’t worry about sharing details with many people yet. You see what you are sensing isn’t in their reality, so they wont be able to connect to it in the same manner. If you ground yourself to their reality / viewpoint, you just then ground yourself to a different perspective and the ability shifts or even goes away because of that change in perspective.
You are learning how to define and interpret your ability and that is what makes this process very sensitive at this moment. You are looking for answers, and the answers you find… very directly shapes how the third eye ability develops… So at the moment you have to be very careful about which answers you embrace, because different answers shape the ability vastly differently.
Finding the right third eye teacher isn’t something you look up in the yellow pages. Many third eye teachers are hidden and many of the ones in the public space may not fit your needs.
The only reason I teach it at all in the public eye, is because there is too much misinterpretation, too much judgment. I offer one entry way for some individuals seeking to start learning it in a balanced manner. There are many other teachers with their own paths to teaching this. in the end you must trust to your instincts regarding which teachers you will embrace.
Every person who develops the third eye tends to follow a path that matches their nature. Occasionally a person will master one or two practices but few people master more than a handful of third eye practices during their life time. Very similar to the way people learn languages really. For example, In this sense, I am what would be called a Seer in my skills in traditional terms.
Take the time to talk to many different practitioners and learn from the ones who just feel right and give some space towards the practitioners who seem to define their ability in terms of ego. So I actually encourage over time for my students to find additional specialized teachers, but initially I will help give a student a grounded approach with less conflict. At this stage, as a seeker you probably are already finding people squaring off with their own interpretations of what this ability represents. As a result I ask students to keep a lower profile on sharing personal initial impressions so they don’t get judged or get misled by fears. After you have come to terms with your ability, it’s fine to share, but only once you can explain it to others without fear of how they will react. Never try to force what you see as a truth, this will only create conflict and that conflict will only push you further from your own grounding and center.
Patience is part of the practice and I teach in this manner for good reason. The third eye is a skill you grow with your life, rather than rush to master. It’s best to find a teacher who is willing to be patient with you and help you discover the tools / practices you will need to decide how best you want to move on with your own practice.
The third eye doesn’t work in every situation. The third eye is about possibilities. Possibilities are not reality, possibilities are merely about what might happen.
Judgement is a process of measurement. Judgement limits and defines situations to very limited possibilities and outcomes. The third eye is about potential, it’s about looking at all the possibilities and seeing which one fits life in the most graceful manner. Judgement limits and reduces the capacity to use your third eye. This is why in exploring the third eye, care must be used in who you share your experiences with. To share your experiences with a person who will judge you, will also greatly reduce what you can connect to with your third eye. Worse, a person with judgement can inflict doubt and personal judgement into your own process of connecting to the third eye. If you doubt yourself, if you judge yourself, means undercutting most of the potentials within your life to explore.
So understand the third eye is not all powerful, in fact it is all too easily undercut by judgement. Those who are righteous or judgmental will always have the power and ability to undercut possibilities from happening. Likewise judgement can be used to focus certain possibilities and visions into reality. Generally speaking this is a terrible way to force potential into happening, as the judgement process will use conflict as the primary tool to undercut anyone who doubts the goal in question.
When working with the third eye, understand acceptance over judgement is the kindest meditative focus to use when working with your potential.
Good and Evil are not a natural state of being. Good and Evil are personal choices on how we live our life. Use the third eye wisely and it’s a gift and good, use it to control or tell people things they don’t want to hear and it’s then considered to be bad.
The third eye is natural skill anyone can have. It’s up to the person and how they live, in how we express our nature in “Bad” or “Good”
Many people will say the third eye is Bad purely from fear. Purely because they fear larger truths, many people are insecure in their nature and fear what the third eye might reveal of their hidden truths.
I could go on and on about how silly people get in terms of “Bad” or forcing labels onto things. The truth is: You make of it what you will. Live well and gracefully, and then it is a gift. Use it in a way that isn’t modest and you will corrupt yourself by going beyond your nature. This is true with anything: power, work, money etc.
Well doing anything in life has risks. Many people die while eating as a simple example just because they rushed and then choked…
So yes the third eye has risks with the biggest risk being pushing it into delusion itself. Ironically many people purposely pretend they don’t have the ability to dumb it down. But the deeper reality is once it’s open, it’s a natural sense and your mind will use it. The challenge is then being willing to train oneself with awareness to help balance out how one sees with it. So in awareness you learn how not to hurt yourself with the ability. On average most people ignore it or have enough disbelief in what they see with the ability so the small amounts they may use the third eye generally is without risk.
It’s not a question of how long it takes to open. That’s a relative question. Technically if you think of the third eye seeing potential, actually strangely means the third is never 100% open, We use our main physical senses to see what is real. Rather it’s a skill, that a person can refined and develop over an entire lifetime.
What open means is: that a person considers the third eye to be reliable enough that they trust to what they see from it. That measure of trust varies greatly from person to person.
It’s important never to rush the process of learning the third eye. Don’t get lost in all the potential you see with an open third eye. With patience consolidate your practice into more concise routines. Otherwise in potential ideas will blend together to create something different and misleading.
Because we want to validate our third eye is open, people often share raw ideas and visions before they really have had the time to process them properly.
When talking with others, slow down and don’t overwhelm them with too much all at once otherwise
(1) What you experience gets distorted,
(2) People are pushed away from you to further isolate you
(3) You get frustrated in the break down of communication
(4) Frustration generates conflict and ironically more frustration that then limits your third eye absolutely.
(5) You end up taking it to places further away from a grounded and healthy life.
(6) You end up closing your third eye, because you cannot validate the potential you see.
Doubts disrupt, dispel and close the third eye very easily. Take the time to explore and be patient so you don’t push it too far from reality. Staying grounded is very important, when people get ungrounded, you lose trust and personal faith quickly. It’s fine to be excited, but many people will take your excitement the wrong way since they don’t trust their own truth. So share in a quieter manner and you will find people respond back in a stronger and more positive way.
It takes a life time to truly open the third eye. Patience and modesty allow you to take the time to work with your third eye at its own opening pace.
All sorts of things could lead to an itchy forehead or other sensations on your forehead: For example Dry skin, over active imagination, mosquitoes and yes even Third eye.
Also there are various points around the eyebrows and forehead that are pressure points. If you check out various massage and acupuncture references you can find out about these and other pressure points and what they are connected to.
Many physical indicators people want to use as an indicator of the third eye, are often on their own are not enough of an indicator to use for third eye activity awakening. But many people who experience the third eye opening will express physical symptoms, but those indicators can vary quite a bit from person to person.
The third eye is very very amazingly normal… It’s when people push it to be something beyond normal that it gets a person into problems.
What you can do and not do with the third eye depends quite a bit on your training. Different teachings will claim many things and many things claimed about the third eye are not real also. I don’t sort all that out for people here. This page is merely a simple FAQ to help people find a grounded starting point to consider the topic with.
Considering that the million dollar prize from the amazing Randi to prove any of the more outstanding claims about the third eye abilities has yet to be claimed, I would say it’s best to approach this subject with a bit of caution regarding any of the more amazing claims.
It’s possible to do amazing things with any of our abilities, seeing, hearing etc. When it comes to the third eye, learning how to translate those amazing feats takes some skill. There is quite a bit of education and exploration that still has to be done. Science is still playing catch up to what the third eye can do. Because many supposedly fantastic feats can actually be easily dis-proven, science then ignores the more subtle powers of the third eye. This is beginning to change. The other problem is: that many third eye practitioners are themselves still coming to terms on how to best relate their experiences to others, and sadly make claims that are not easily proven.
For example it’s possible to have out of body experiences, but what that “out of body” experience is, is both much more complicated and yet simpler than people realize. But the whole topic quickly becomes a mess due to how people judge, embrace it and then try to prove it. It’s easier for science to just conclude: it’s all in your mind (miss the subtleties) and move on rather than try to sort it all out.
As a result, in order to de-tangle what the third eye can and can not do, it is critical to understand “potential” and what that means first. Yet, by the very nature of potential, anything also becomes possible… So the third eye becomes a very interesting place to explore as a result.
The third eye is what you make it to be. For many people that means it merely is a concept for fantasy, a wish to be more, and in that desire to be more, day dreaming and getting lost in day dreams is what the third eye is good for. It is for this reason that the Third eye gets a bad reputation, because when a person is ungrounded: the third eye merely takes a person on a wild amazing fantastic goose chase.
The trouble is if you ground too much, then you also undercut the ability to see potential and to go out beyond oneself also. Using the third eye is akin to walking a tight rope… Where you don’t want to fall into either delusion nor certainty.
Once you begin to have visions, it means starting to explore your life in a deeper manner. Your visions are a path to find new meaning and different ways to see the path ahead of you.
The more you force the visions, the less you will see. The third eye is a gentle skill, one which easily gets swamped by desires, fears and needs.
Your mind is telling you there is potential ahead and paths which can open up new options for you. The mind is going to show you possibilities in terms of stories and visions. The trick is not to make these real, the third eye often reveals not a literal truth… but rather something you need to pay attention to. So you learn from your visions and take the best of what they offer and apply the lessons to your life.
Look back to the visions and see how they apply to your life and what lesson can be applied to making life better. The more comfortable you get with this, the more vivid and in tune the visions will get.
Right now dont worry about what the third eye might be able to do, first take the time to find a good Yoga teacher or Qi Gong teacher. Qi Gong would be better, but Kundalini Yoga is also good since these practices will help both ground you , prepare your body and mind to be clearer, so that you will better be able to expand and explore the third eye.
All too many people try to rush into the third eye, before they can walk with a spiritual wholeness. People think that the third eye is the complete practice in itself to take a person further. This is truer later in the practice, but not so at the start of the practice.
The start of a third eye practice is a delicate balance of grounding with gentle teaching. If you jump off a building you just fall down dead. If you jump off a building with a glider, you can sail around the world. The third eye might provide vision but it doesn’t provide strength nor support in how you move in life.
You have to build your personal spiritual glider first before leaping fully into the third eye. This is counter intuitive since you get the visions first. So that is where people want to run to and then do first.
Be patient in how your grow within this process or find a patient teacher. It’s a process that moves/grows over a lifetime rather than be forced into full activation based only on an Initial vision.
It all depends on you really. If you don’t develop the ability then it just stays as that: imagination and dreams.
However, if you take time to develop it, it becomes a tool, opens as the third eye: a sense to see potential through.
However, what that potential looks like, how you use it… all depends upon how you train your mind to use it.
It can be several different things.
(1) Logic: Partially our mind is good at picking up on patterns and can anticipate certain events.
(2) Third Eye: Partially it can be the the third eye picking up on the fact the potential is about to happen and you can sense that before the actual action.
For example: Intention can be a powerful thing and it can be picked up by the third eye.
It’s not a perfect sense in that its easy to distract or ignore such feelings.
(3) Momentum: Since you are interacting with people and traveling in a similar pattern as them, many times momentum of life’s actions synchronize people into certain events. This is one reason logic can at times deduce when people are about to connect to you.
(4) Coincidence: Lastly at times it’s simple coincidence.
Sometimes it’s a mixture of all of the above.
If you want to close your third eye, then it is as simple as making your life mundane, predictable and for good measure watching as much main stream media as you enjoy.
If you do that, the lack of use itself shuts down the third eye.
That will work for 95% of people.
Also You can choose not to listen.
For example: just because people have hearing, doesn’t mean most people listen. Likewise you can teach yourself to ignore your own visions and your mind will just learn automatically skip past the visions.
Judgment is the opposite of potential and it always will shut down the third eye.
If you don’t want the third eye: then just judge yourself as being crazy or judge another person as being crazy or judge it as being impossible or talk to enough people who dont believe in it. Facing and accepting other people’s judgement will quickly limit you and the third eye will go away quickly in response.
The best written response I will give here is a piece of general advice that can be applied to many aspects of third eye processing.
We are all interconnected. People who have touched you truly in the heart are always in the heart. This means it becomes important then to release judgements on how we measure ourselves relative to others, in order to hear more clearly the imprint of their life that we did share within the heart.
Once you release this judgement: it becomes possible to hear many things and connect to many truths that before you were blinded by judgement not to hear and see.
My father died many years ago, and yet I still hear him clearly today because judgement doesn’t stop me from hearing truths he is still able to teach me from. I phrase this very carefully so this lesson is applicable to anyone, someone who is science based or faith based. But judgement will cause many people to read this paragraph in the wrong way all together! Such is true of our own hearts.
I hope this makes sense.
Anything you read on the Internet, the stories you hear from most people… will only be that: just stories. Yes stories have much potential also to learn from.. but stories are merely that: stories.
What you make of your potential and how you desire to use it… Well that’s the path of a master to make their own, and that path is a slow, patient long term commitment.
To anyone who rushes, I gladly point them to see aura’s as that is a safe path to take the ability. Or I encourage many people to embrace what they see in the third eye as a deeper part of their dreams. Since dreams are dreams and safe for most people to accept.
But potential is potential.. not reality.. how one shapes potential into reality is the domain of the master. Be it an artist who uses the inner vision to paint “the starry night” or a sculptor to see the flows of rock to sculpt “David” or a thousand other ways people have turn potential into reality. All too many people are happy to chase the Hollywood fantasy of what they feel the third eye should be… and that is ok also since it keeps most people busy and out of harm’s way.
But potential is serious business, it cuts in all directions, good , bad and other places. All too many people lose themselves trying to make potential real… and streets have their share of the delusional preaching their visions of reality to everyone.. who walk by and never listen since it isn’t a reality they are willing to support.
In other words this ability takes you to where you make it to be. Explore and walk this path patiently, otherwise it becomes something that isn’t yours to shape into reality.
Answers come from life. Trying to only get answers from one source will break a person only using one source. So people who only try to use the third eye for answers will discover problems quickly. If a person tries to use a hammer to fix everything, they will smash most things. Unfortunately many people focus on the literal hammer aspects of the bible rather than allowing the more spiritual and graceful angelic aspects of it’s teachings to be in the forefront.
The actual truth is learning more about the third eye has nothing to do about religion, rather it’s an exploration of who you are as a person.
The problem with third eye is that it does put a person on an edge to see further. It’s this edge that cuts people down. The bigger problem is that insanity can create delusions that mimic what the third eye does. It can be hard to differentiate between mental instability and third eye. Making it more confusing is at times it can be both.
As a result organized society & religions tend to undercut the third eye for many many different reasons. Some of these reasons are good (trying to help those who are mentally unstable) and some are bad (repressing people who see more than just dogma). The answer for this question gets complicated and is dependent usually to deeper issues relative to the people in the conversation.
I know many Christians who believe strongly in the third eye being good and find no conflict between their faith and using the third eye as a gift. I have also encountered many Christians who in fear and judgement lash out at anything that doesn’t fit their world view.
In the end it isn’t Christianity that is the problem: rather it is any person lashing out against something their fear that is the deeper problem.
All too many people merely use and twist their christian teachings around to justify their fear or judgement against the third eye. It isn’t the religion you need to be careful of, it are the people who hold judgement or people who hurt others to get their view points across you need to be careful about.
This is true with anything in life, not just the third eye. It is just that the third eye is an edge topic and more likely to push people to their edges that is the real problem.
If you want to lead a normal life then outwardly be like everyone else. That is what many people do. But if you do that, then you are ignoring your own spirit and gifts to be uniquely yourself.
Seek balance in this process. If you project too much then others around you will judge and limit you. If you don’t use the third eye at all… then you limit yourself…
This is the fine line everyone who has the ability needs to walk in their life.
If you walk this line well enough eventually you make it your own and people around you will accept it as you also. But that takes grace, patience and years of practice. So as I stress, learning and exploring the third eye is a life long practice, not something you ever rush.
Remember, People need to be able to always see your human side in addition to this ability… Having the Third eye doesn’t make you more or different (anyone can develop the skill), rather it just helps you see the into the depths of what is possible a little deeper.
peace in your exploration
I was wondering when the universe tickles you how do you tickle it back. Please define tickling in this sense to be things as coincidences that start to cease to be improbable over the coincidences that are generally neutral or positive. Sometimes (especially of late) I feel the universe is trying to tell me something but I cant figure out just what exactly
My first response is this:
You tickle back by laughing.
The deeper response
You tickle back simply by pausing. Then feel for the answer without reaching, without action. The answer can be found within simply by the process of releasing into one’s own larger essence.
Think about it from this perspective: if we are the universe, if it tickles, the answer is then also clearly within us, then all it takes is to literally pause to hear it.
The nice contradictions of life. On one level we are clearly an individual: separate and standing tall. On another level, we are all interconnected and one with the universe: in that, we are the universe also.
So when the universe tickles you as an individual. Release ego, go into pause, release your stories, go into the crystal space, then within yourself, now at stillness to your relationship with the universe, the answers will simply be within clearly there to be seen.
To try and reach, if you attempt to go beyond yourself.. you break the delicate balance between these two very different states of mind and focus on your individuality. This disturbs and breaks apart any larger visions. People in reaching create the very disturbance that breaks apart the larger vision being given to you as a gift from your larger whole.
The biggest secret and one that took years to refine is the trick of pausing into such moments. So simple and yet can take a lifetime to master.
“Deja Vu” is a whole separate topic. A quick answer is this.
Deja Vu is a perceptual echo.
The deja vu echo can be from many different sources including false perceptions.
The problem is that “Deja Vu” actually arises out from more than one source of experience. So sorting what a deja vu experience means also mean looking deeper into the conditions around that deja vu experience.
Many experiences of deja vu would be when an echo of a memory overlays a current experience.
At times deja vu is when we are a bit off in our senses and it causes an internal mismatch between perception and what our mind is thinking it is sensing. That overlap creates a deja vu experience.
At times deja vu is when we sense several potentials at once overlapping creating that repeating sense of experience.
Deja Vu is actually quite complicated since many different situations can create a deja vu experience. Deja Vu is a term that represents that sensing of the perceptual echo, but many different situations can create a perceptual echo. Depending on what is creating the perceptual echo for your deja vu it changes what the experience means and how to use it.
Fear represents the focusing upon the connection to a negative potential. To give fear energy is to only manifest negative potentials to become real. Fears diminish us.
Intuition is to focus on graceful options in life that will help us grow and not diminish ourselves.
In many respects Fear and Intuition are opposite of each other. It’s acceptable to understand fears so you can move around them or work towards improving life to make sure the fear doesn’t happen. Yet it is a trap to purely focus on the fear since it them prevents more holistic actions that also include positive potentials to get added into the process of living.
Our teachings here are to help a person focus with a larger understanding on all the options so you grow or move more gracefully in life.
The third eye is very real, but what it represents isn’t something mystical rather it represents our capacity to see potential.
Because potential isn’t real until something happens: what we see in the third eye feels mystical due to the mystery and unpredictability of what we can see in potential.
The third eye is a practice of awareness and if you let fear or expectation define your awareness, then what one sees is only the worse of what we hold in our minds.
Practice clarity of thought to instead discover the best of what your heart holds.
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