Article by : Djehuty Ma’at-Ra
The Sixth Chakra (called AJNA in sanskrit) is the seat of Christ consciousness. It is the seat of one's psychic ability, clarity, imagination, and intuition. This chakra corresponds to the pituitary gland, the secondary master gland of the body's endocrine system (which features seven major glands).
The Sixth Chakra is located between the eyes, hence it's name "3rd Eye." You physically see with your two eyes and you spiritually see with your third eye (Ajna).
This chakra vibrates to the color INDIGO (or PURPLE, DARK BLUE). The day of the week for this chakra is SATURDAY which means this day is ideal for specific work with the Sixth Chakra (i.e. chakra balancing or alignment).
This chakra vibrates or resonates to the A tone. Sound therapy is predicated upon natural earth tones (C, D, E. F. G. A, and B).
In most Americans, this chakra is CLOSED, which means the pituitary gland is impaired.
The 3rd Eye can be opened by use of imaginative therapy (picturing a 96 leafed, indigo-colored lotus flower slowly opening up, then closing, then opening, etc.). This can be done for about 10-15 minutes.
You can also lay down flat and place certain indigo, purple, or dark blue-colored stones directly over the 3rd Eye. Stones like LAPIS LAZULI, AMETHYST, SODALITE, SUGALITE, LEPIDOLITE (Purple), are ideal stones or crystals. However, stones like DRAGONITE, LODESTONE, RUTILATED QUARTZ, and QUARTZ are excellent stones for Sixth Chakra work.
Sometimes, I tape a magnet (1,000 gauss) with adhesive tape over my 3rd Eye and wear it for a few hours (4-6 hours). This helps to alkalize this area in general and the pituitary and pineal glands in particular. Magnetic activity improves circulation to these two master glands.
Certain mantras can also be chanted which can help to open up this chakra.
Deep breathing exercises (certain yoga) which brings the breath or chi (energy) up to the 3rd Eye area is also beneficial.
Frankencinse, Myrhh, Sage, and Lavender incense and essential oils (aromatherapy) are ideal scents that will stimulate the 3rd Eye to open.
Last but not least, you can't forget about diet! A diet high in meat (slaughtered animal flesh), dairy, complex and refined starches, sugar, salt, etc. will greatly impair the gland behind the Sixth Chakra.
Cigarettes, beer and wine, marijuana (smoking it), and drugs (legal and illegal) are 3rd Eye killers or shutters.
Lying, fraud, deceit, and other evil-doing will shut this chakra down! The Biblical Jesus states in Luke 11:34 "The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single (full of light), thy whole body is also full of light; but when thy eye is evil (dark), thy body also is full of darkness." Surely Jesus was speaking about the 3rd Eye, the Sixth Chakra - the seat of Christ Consciousness.
Religion too will also shut this chakra down. Yes, even the mundane belief in the mythical Jesus the Christ character will impair one's Christ Consciousness. Christianity too? Yes, mundane Christianity too will shut the chakra down. However, gnostic Christianity can help to open up this chakra.
Mundane Christianity is exoteric in nature whereas gnostic Christainity is esoteric in nature. The masses of the people are given mundane and exoteric (surface) Christianity; whereas the few elect keep gnostic and esoteric Christianity for themselves. Gnostic Christianity deals with metaphysics which embraces quantum physics; and unfortunately, mundane Christianity is a mechanism of control, spiritual control.
More importantly, you must see your 3rd Eye open. If you can conceive it then you can achieve it!!!
But remember, being righteous and living your truth and NOT being afraid to SEE the truth (and to speak the truth) is the best diet for opening and maintaining an opened 3rd Eye.