Part 6 – Formation of the Higher Chakra System – Sixth Chakra (Third Eye).
The pituitary gland is linked to the sixth chakra, or the Ajna in Sanskrit, and has an etheric resemblance to the physical eye, one of the most incredible masterpieces of human anatomy. The pituitary itself is not the third eye, it is the physical gland that channels the energy, and all chakras both send and receive energy. The third eye is especially involved with receiving energy, as information and prophetic visions, but it must be able to “send’ out energy like a flashlight or laser beam to clearly “see” with an intent. The ancient literature of the Yogic Masters of India contains most of the best written information on this subject. I have read a little of this, but most of my knowledge is based on the Mystery School from which I graduated and continuing personal experience.
In those ancient texts may also be found much authentic material on the transformative qualities of Kundalini, the ‘serpent fire’ life energy that awakens in the sacral (first) chakra, and travels upward, awakening consciousness, and the powers (siddhis) that are acquired through such experience, including the awakening of the third eye. Using Kundalini awakening techniques is very dangerous and must only be undertaken through the strict guidance of a master teacher (Guru) through years of disciplined spiritual work. However, abruptly accelerating one’s Kundalini awakening after years of training is not the only way that the third eye can be opened. This, our life force energy ebbs and flows naturally throughout our lives, and self-discovery and healing at an accelerated rate may accomplish this in an organic way that is well suited to any seeker, Eastern or Western.
One must understand that this third eye awakening is not something that you can make ‘happen’ alone and apart from the whole of your individual growth and evolutionary experience. It must be done along with a purification and clearing of the entire person, as will be reflected in the chakras and subtle bodies. It is a side effect, not the primary goal, although some rare individuals, gifted with this inner sight from childhood do seem to never lose it. There are many accounts of persons with no belief in anything spiritual that have psychic powers as well. Thus, such powers do not necessarily indicate proof of spiritual evolution, but spiritual evolution does bring such powers.
The second, third, and fourth (heart) chakras hold most of the woundedness that must be worked with and healed – through true devotion to becoming healed and clear – before the fifth and the 6th Chakra, or third eye, will become integrated, aligned and ‘open’. I often see people with a fairly open 3rd eye, but most are seeing through so many ‘veils’ that I have come to use the term “House of Mirrors” in my shorthand notes about it.
Trauma and wounds almost all originate in our childhood, at least having been ‘seeded’ there, and then become reinforced through our life’s patterns. Those traumas, fears, and wounds of all kinds are as real in the energetic realm as a knife wound is in the physical; they have shapes, colors, and many other qualities that can be used to identify them, especially of emotion, including even a (sub)personality. They always contain consciousness, usually a simple kind of ‘mind’ that seems very separate from our awareness, yet with ‘memories’ that coincide with our own. The memory of what was happening in our lives when they entered is key to the healing process. I find that they can easily be talked with, channeled through the client just as in conversation, and through that voice dialog process, they can be transformed. This happens not only through our own awareness and understanding of them, but through the energies’ understanding of themselves as well. Many could be viewed as ‘entities’, while others are clearly organically self-generated.
They almost always seem to primarily reside in the second or third chakra, with ‘tendrils’ that reach out to various locations, especially the heart chakra, localized organs, and the spine. They result in illusions and ego conditioning that manifest as our apparent reality. There is a sort of cascade through the spiritual, mental, emotional, and etheric bodies, and then into the physical, though it is not really linear.
They can manifest as almost any kind of physical illness.
Most of the illusions seem to be best thought of as ‘pictures’ held in the mental body of what we believe reality is or ‘should be’. These old wounds and traumas must come to a deep resolution, with the resulting transformation and release of the deeper illusions about ourselves and our perception of ‘reality’, in order to begin the opening and purification of the heart. The heart needs this healing before the veils around the 3rd eye can truly be opened to ‘see’ clearly. Otherwise, we will be looking through our own distortions …through a glass darkly, so to speak.
Many feel a strong desire to see auras and the sublime worlds. This is usually just an ego desire. We must embark upon an honestly motivated quest of self-discovery, to see and heal ourselves, in order clearly see others with inner sight. If followed with a sincere dedication, the arduous path of stark self-honesty will eventually lead to the opening of the heart and a sincere desire to surrender to the Divine and help others. As the eye of the heart begins to open and see itself in the mirror of compassion; to see ourselves with forgiveness and realize our own innate Divinity, we begin to be able to shed illusion and to see others in the same light. This is like a call to the Divine, and opens the channel through the fifth, sixth and seventh chakras, to our Source, God, the Divine Light; whatever name you are comfortable with. From this connection to the Sacred Divine in our crown chakra the holy and sacred flows into our lives. Then, inner vision, astounding synchronicities, guidance and intuition leading to the ability to “read minds” and other such paranormal phenomena will manifest in us, as a way to help others in ways that are not possible through traditional Western methods. These phenomena and abilities often manifest through the third eye, the sixth chakra.
The sixth chakra has an esoteric connection with the third chakra.
© Andrew M. Williams