Have you ever started to think about a person that you hadn’t thought of in a while and then suddenly you receive a phone call or email from that person?
Or maybe you decide you shouldn’t drive down a road you regularly use and later learn an accident happened on that road at the time you would’ve been driving down it?
Or maybe you meet a new person or visit a new place and can just feel “in your bones” that this person or place will be very important to you in your life?
Do you typically ignore such flashes of insight and intuition? Or do you trust that the wisdom is deeper and follow it?These are tiny snapshots into the larger possibility that exists within the balancing of the brow or third eye chakra.It’s the home to our intuition or inner knowledge that will guide you if you let it. When opened, it holds the possibility for clairvoyance, telepathy, expanded imagination, and visualization.The third eye is also the home to our conscience. Here you’re able to see what’s happening from the perspective of an observer who is mindful. And you understand what it means – seeing yourself and also the outer world. You see what’s important and what’s not, what’s meaningful and what’s superfluous.
The third eye or brow chakra is in the space between the eyebrows, just a little above on the forehead. It encompasses the pituitary gland, eyes, head, and lower brain.
When it’s in balance you see clearly and understand what you see. You can perceive and interpret visual cues. You have perspective on events and ideas. You’re open to new ideas and can be quietly reflective. You trust your intuition. You can control the flow of energy within all of the chakras.
If the brow chakra is out of balance, you do not have perspective. Nothing seems to make sense.
You will be confused and have challenges seeing things clearly. You may suffer headaches or have vision problems. You’ll be disoriented and confused.
Opening the Brow Chakra with Mantra
Chanting a mantra that relates to a Hindu deity associated with this chakra can help you to bring awareness and healing to this chakra, supporting you in seeing clearly, understanding what you see, and trusting your intuition.
To help balance the brow chakra, we can call upon the Hindu god Shiva who is often depicted with a third eye of wisdom. He sees beyond the obvious with clear perception and shows what is truth. His third eye also is known to emit flames to destroy evil.
You can find the Healing Shiva Mantra in my Free Healing Library and chant along with me as you sit in a relaxed, yet upright position.
Before you begin, speak this prayer to the Divine Spirit:
“Divine Spirit, infinite source of life and love, I ask that you support me in bringing balance to my throat chakra. I release and dissolve any negative energies or experiences within this energy center so that I can see clearly and trust my intuition as I grow into the Light of the Divine to become my highest self.”
Then, begin the Shiva mantra chant. Remember to end with a moment of silence and inward reflection.
If you’d like, share your experiences with this mantra and the brow chakra in the comment section below. What comes up for you? How does chanting the mantra support you?