Your pineal gland - said to be the third eye - is located in the brain. It produces melatonin, controls circadian rhythms, reproductive hormones, and regulates time. Its significance can be found in ancient cultures throughout the world. Called the Anja- 6th chakra (located just above the midpoint of the eyebrows) in Ayurvedic culture, in Egypt, the Eye of Horus. Hindu Deities are depicted with a third eye. It is represented as a pinecone (which forms Fibonaccis’ Golden Ratio!) in carvings of Sumerian gods, in ancient Greek mythology, and in Cambodian temples in Angkor Wat.
The Third Eye is the gate that leads to inner realms and higher consciousness. When balanced, it can help you tune into vibrations/energy. It is the center for intuition, foresight, imagination, perception, lucid dreaming, astral projection, and supreme universal connection. Here is where we transcend duality, switching perception from “I” to “we.”
When blocked, you can have a lack of clarity, get feelings of confusion, uncertainty, being spiritually stuck, and not being able to see the bigger picture. Fluoride, artificial hormones, additives, sugar, artificial sweeteners, radiation, and electric and magnetic fields are thought to calcify/block your third eye.
Ways to open/activate your third eye:
Activities: Sungaze (be sure to research the safest way to do this!), meditate (both guided & transcendental), chant, pray, dance, or do yoga. Practice breathwork, gratitude, and trusting your own intuition.
Crystals: amethyst, purple sapphire, violet tourmaline, rhodonite, sodalite, quartz
Essential Oils: Lavender, Sandalwood, Frankincense
Nutrition: raw cacao, goji berries, garlic, lemon, watermelon, banana, honey, coconut oil, hemp seeds, cilantro, parsley, seaweed, chlorella, spirulina, blue-green algae, raw apple cider vinegar, ginseng, vitamin D3, chlorophyll, bentonite clay.