Friday, April 16, 2010

The Seven Day Chakra Challenge--Keeping the Light in Your Third Eye

Dear Yin Weaver,

We’re now on to the Sixth, Brow or Ajna Chakra, located at the center of the forehead. The word Ajna comes from the Sanskrit root “to know, obey and follow.” It is commonly translated as “command,” meaning it is from here you “know, obey and follow the command of the Guru.” For us Westerners, that may sound a little scary. However, in Hinduism, where devotion to a teacher is common, it makes perfect sense. In our culture we might be more comfortable being open to know, obey and follow that spirit of innate Wisdom with which we are all born. But an open Brow chakra could also mean you are teachable, open to wisdom from whatever source it comes.

This chakra is also called the Third Eye or “eye of intuition,” and is the gateway to the psychic dimension of consciousness. For most of us, though, this “inner eye” remains closed to subtle perceptions of reality. Why is that? According to Donna Eden, “The flaw that many of us have at the level of the sixth chakra is that we are so filled with our abstractions, mental constructs, and fantasies that more refined processes get crowded out.” As a result, “{o}ur sixth chakras can be dominated by thought that is not balanced by more subtle ways of knowing the world.”

Perhaps we would live in a different world if more people were asking how to open their Brow chakra so they could be wiser. But the truth of the matter is most of us are intrigued by the idea of being more psychic. I hope this week’s Chakra Challenge will offer you a few fun and playful ways to open your “eye” to a little bit of both. These exercises are based on the work of Donna Eden, and can be found in her book Energy Medicine or in her Energy Medicine Kit.
A Simple Exercise to Open Your Third Eye
Place your middle finger at the bridge of your nose and push up a couple of inches.

Inhale deeply and imagine you are lifting open the eyelid of your Third Eye

Exhale and repeat for several minutes once a day for thirty days
Another Simple Exercise to Open Your Third Eye

Spin a crystal on a string in a clockwise/counterclockwise spin an inch in front of your Brow chakra

Continue for 30 to 60 seconds

Stop the crystal from spinning and see if you notice any sensations (colors or pulsing, for instance)

Repeat the process as many times as you like.

Repeat the exercise once a day for thirty days.

A Simple Exercise to Open to Inner Wisdom

With your breath calm and deep, direct a question from your sixth chakra down to your root chakra.

Let the question settle into the energy of your root chakra.

Inhale deeply, and as you do so, draw up the light in the Root chakra so it moves back up to your Brow chakra.

Be open for the answer to reveal itself.

I’m looking forward to hearing some interesting stories this week!



  1. I have tried these exercises several times but I did not notice any difference. Maybe the key is to practice them for the 30 days. I would like to tap into this energy and knowledge. Have you found any knowledge in this technique?

  2. Hi Eve,

    I think you're absolutely right that consistent practice is the key. Honestly, I have always wanted to try the crystal exercise and not done it. So let's do it together and see what we notice.

    Also, remember energy work is very subtle. Sometimes we notice nothing in the moment. But when we look back we see changes in retrospect, or that we are handling certain situations in a different way.

    By the way, one way to tell if your third eye is opening is increased dream activity and a more active imagination.


  3. Hi Rose,
    I wanted to know if you know how to do the diamond inlay by Donna Eden, & if you do; could you please post the instructions on this website. I couldn't get instructions anywhere.
    love & light,

  4. Hi im interested in my third eye i think its open because i been initated by freemasons and i think they open my third eye. Is it a itchy feel where the pinal gland is does it pulsate???