Chakra 6 - Intuition, Learning & Spirit Connection
Chakra 6 is traditionally called Ajna in the yogic tradition. Ajna translates from Sanskrit to English as "command center". Our mind is our command center and is ultimately a tool we use to critically evaluate our life experiences and shape our perceptions. This energy/power center is located in the center of the forehead and is also considered our "third eye".
Our mind can stay in the realm of typical, status-quo consciousness or be "opened" to expansive mystical experiences through this energy center. Keeping with the tool metaphor, our minds can be sharpened or dulled deepening on the care and maintenance we give it regardless of anything mystical.
Signs of balance:
Learning all the time
Analyze, assimilate and integration of knowledge
Good critical thinking
Ability to visualize goals
Openness to receive spontaneous insights or visions
Out of balance red flags:
Learning feels stagnate
Inability to see things from another perspective
Third eye chakra affirmations:
"I am clear".
"I am open to receive wisdom from within".
"I am open to insight".
"I trust my inner vision".
Practices focused on this energy center:
Books that foster critical thinking, or learning in general
Debating topics of interest with those who do not agree
Doing a "brain dump" to make a list of all the things we can think of that we need to do, then setting priorities and making a plan so that our heads are clear
Breathwork practices that bring about expanded states of consciousness
Strategic use of plant medicine to bring about expanded states of consciousness in the appropriate set and setting
Questions to gain insight on this energy center:
How often do you feel clear?
How is your intuition lately?
What topics are you learning about these days that have you excited?
What are you sure about?
Can you visualize a 3-5 year plan?
How long can you concentrate on something before getting distracted by social media or something else pulling your attention?
What are your thoughts on mystical experiences?
If you have had a mystical experience, what did you take from it into your everyday life?