Names: Ajna, Third Eye Center, Guru Chakra
Location: In the back of the head: Base of Skull. In the front of the head: Between the eyebrows at the third eye
Area of face: eyes
Tone: Om or Aum. Some people say this is the sound God made that created the world.
Crystals: Lapis Lazuli, Sugilite
Aromas: Juniper Berries, Rosemary
Statement: "I want to see clearly."
This is the center of higher intuition. Through this chakra one can receive guidance and tune into one's higher self. It not only has to do with psychic abilities, but being able to see the world clearly for how it is. And being able to see oneself in the world clearly, not just how we experience it. Creativity also comes from this chakra.
When this chakra is shut down it is often because a person is taught to fear the occult. There is irrational fear and guilt that is created by taboos and it makes is hard for a person to get a clear perspective on whether or not a teaching is good for them, and judging becomes difficult.
When the third eye is opened we are able to merge our two views of the world: our normal self with intellect and ego, and our higher self with the intuitive mind and spiritual feelings. This is the meaning of self realization, and you can see your full potential..
Balanced Chakra Energy Characteristics:
- receives Guidance
- not attached to material things
- no fear of death
- not preoccupied with fame or fortune
- master of oneself
Excessive Chakra Energy:
- reliously dogmatic
- oversensitive to the feelings of others
- afraid of success
- may be schizophrenic (unable too distinguish between ego and Higher self)
Glands and organs influenced include the pineal gland (endocrine gland that has the structure of an eye in the central part of the brain), pituitary, brain and ears.
This information was largely obtained from an awesome book. Please see the post on the first chakra and scroll to the end to see.