The Seat of the Soul - The Third Eye Chakra

"My inner eye reflects my inner light."

The Chakras’ have a relationship with our physical body as well as a relationship with our emotional and psychological selves

third eye chakra wheel

French Philosopher Rene Descartes believed the pineal gland to be “the seat of the soul” where mind and body met in harmony. The sixth Chakra, referred to as the Ajna,

What does the Third Eye Chakra govern?

The pea-sized pineal gland is said to be governved by the Third Eye Chakra.. 

The pineal gland’s main function is to process the light-dark cycle from the environment and, produce and secrete melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that your brain produces to support sleep and rejuvenation.

The Third Eye Chakra is symbolized with the colour indigo blue and relates to your ability to see beyond your present moment.

The Third Eye allows for crystal clear thought, self, and spiritual reflection. It is said to host a visionary perspective to help determine one’s reality. This Chakra supports our beliefs on how we chose to see the world

On a physical level a blocked or imbalanced Third Eye Chakra can result in one being susceptible to the force of ego. Excessive energy can make one extremely proud of themselves and condescending towards others.   

On an emotional level a blocked or imbalanced Third Eye can lead to being non-assertive unable to distinguish between self and ego.Friends and family may complain of an individual with an imbalance as behaving in a condesending tone. Phrases such as "you think a lot of yourself," "Get off your high horse," are bandied about for one with a blockage of this chakra. 

Three Tips to Support Third Eye Healing Today

  1. Messages from a polluted environment can harm us. Being outside in nature can recharge our body, mind and spirit. Spend time surrounded by natures and definitely hug a tree!
  2. Light penetration exercise. Lie down on your back with the lights dim. Envision waves of white light penetrating the upper part of your face where you Third Eye resides.
  3. Mantra meditation. Concentrate on your mantra without vocalizing. Repeat it over and over directing the energy to your Third Eye, the top of your forehead between your eyes. Concentrate and recite the mantra being mindful and resting in the present moment.


When the Third Eye is balanced, you will experience energy flowing through your body. This energy recharges the Chakra and you are left rested.

When the Third Eye is unbalanced, one can experience: 

  • Super conscious awareness
  • Brain fog 
  • Fatigue
  • Anger; quick to blame another
  • Relationship issues
  • Mood swings
  • Loss of self
  • Estrangement
  • Difficulty keeping routine

Past traumas are often brought to light in healing the Third Eye Chakra.  These traumas have become stored in the body and continue to affect thought patterns and behaviors. Nightmares are said to be formulated from the Third Eye.  


Use affirmations to balance your Third Eye Chakra:

  • All life forms are related and interdependent
  • I connect to the Web of Life
  • Unseen energy surrounds and interpenetrates us in a multidimensional way
  • I see

Breath Work*

If you can do this breath work outside it would be most beneficial. Lie on your back in the yoga relaxation pose on the grass. Visualize your third eye with your eyes closed. Concentrate on the area between your brows breathing calmly through the nose and out through the mouth. Be mindful of all the sounds around you and let them go so that you can only now hear the sound of your breathing. Stay like this as long as you can to rest your Third Eye and release any inner turmoil to open the Chakra. 

Creating a protective sphere of light around yourself will support and calm your Third Eye Chakra. This boundary also assists those individuals who will befriend and work to steel your energy – your spiritual gold. These individuals are jokingly called “energy vampires.”

Thank you for caring about your well-being. May your chakras be in balance and may you feel the flow of your life force energy. Let It Go with Reiki works with all ages to balance, unblock and energize your chakras for optimum health and wellness.


*Please do not do any breath retention if you are pregnant or have high blood pressure, cataracts; glaucoma, heart issues or if you feel uncomfortable. Always check with your Doctor prior to starting a new regime.

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