Its color is Indigo. It is located at the center of your forehead at eye level or slightly above.
This Chakra is used to question the spiritual nature of our life. It is the Chakra of question, perception and knowing. It is concerned with inner vision, intuition and wisdom. Your dreams for this life and recollections of other lifetimes are held in this Chakra.
The color indigo is the color of intuition and perception and is helpful in opening the third eye. It promotes deep concentration during times of introspection and meditation, helping you achieve deeper levels of consciousness. It is a color which relates to the “New Age” – the ability to use the Higher Mind to see beyond the normal senses with great powers of perception. It relies on intuition rather than gut feeling. Service to humanity is one of the strengths of the color indigo. Powerful and dignified, indigo conveys integrity and deep sincerity. The color meaning of indigo reflects great devotion, wisdom and justice along with fairness and impartiality. It is a defender of people’s rights to the end.
3rd eye – associated with eyes, pineal glands, the brain, & the pituitary gland also known as the “control center”
There are two chakra glands that serve to regulate overall glandular and biological function: the pituitary gland and pineal gland chakra. The pituitary’s main function is to regulate body chemistry. Located between the eyes, this pea-sized gland regulates emotion and intellect and works in partnership with the pineal gland to achieve overall balance. The pituitary gland also produces hormones, governs the function of the previous 5 glands, stimulates release of steroids.. typically cortisol (stress hormone).
Blockage may manifest as/in
- Problems like lack of foresight
- Mental rigidity
- ‘Selective’ memory
- Fainting spells
- Hormonal imbalance
- Left eye problem
- Scalp problems
- Sinus Problems
Represents intuition & imagination
The gift of this chakra is seeing – both inner and outer worlds.
The energy of this chakra allows us to experience clear thought as well as gifts of spiritual contemplation and self reflection.
The “way of the third eye” is seeing everything as it is from a point of “witness” or “observer,” or from simply being mindful – moment by moment.
This chakra is holistic in nature. When this chakra is fully activated, both hemispheres of the brain function in synchrony. The right hemisphere’s creativity and synthetic thinking is integrated and balanced with left hemisphere’s logical and analytical thinking.
The Third Eye is not only the seat of wisdom, but also a seat of conscience. This is where you not only see what is going on, but you also know what it means. This is where your sense of justice and your ethics originate. You will walk through life in an illusion if you see something being what it is not, illusions need to be released so that you can understand the true form. When your third eye is open, you not only see but you also understand.