Many gurus, researchers and practitioners relate the third eye to the pineal gland in the brain. This is situated behind a spot approximately an inch above the brow and central to the forehead. The pineal gland is not directly behind the skin, it is a few inches back. This physical gland is not necessarily the thing that does the business though...........
The interesting thing about the third eye is that it is an internal eye that is often portrayed as sitting on the front of the forehead. These portrayals are a metaphor and not to be taken literaly. The internal eye is activated by meditating and focusing energy in the area that we have discribed above. (This happens to be in the same area energetically as the pineal gland). This needs to be done by focussing our attention to a space inside our head, not easy as focussing attention often requires a stimulus. For example to focus on the throat chakra we may use our voice, or to focus on our heart chakra we may touch that area to bring the mind to focus on that area.
The easiest way to get to focus on the correct area is to begin by focussing on the forehead where we are used to seeing pictures of the third eye. We start here by touching the area and giving a small circular rub. You could also use cold water (As was used in the Christian faith to encourage "godly feeling" during prayer), a dab on the forehead can bring focus to the mind, especially if it is cold.
Focussing on his area whilst meditating we can concentrate on bringing our minds attention gently in from the front of our forehead into our mind, into the gap behind our forehead and into the pineal gland area. As you do this you may find images enter your mind. This is a good sign that you are getting closer, but it can be off putting and distract you from focussing on the area you wish to get to. You should meditate regularly so these images are not a surprise to you and so do not distract you. It is true that the more you practice the further you will go and the more you will experience. You should relax and just let the immages happen.
You can practice this tecnique at any time as little and often works best. You should also do this when you are not tired.
How does this work?
As we have blogged and discussed in various sections of the courses we have ran, the body can be regarded as a physical, chemical, biological, electrical and energetic system. The system we should focus on here is the energetic system. This sysytem has energy areas known by many as chakras and the third eye is one of those. If you are used to attracting energy and are able to move energy up through the chakras you will be able to move energy up to the third eye area and utilise the energetic system to power your foresight and intuition. The energetic system has various areas for different gifts, and the third eye is your "sixth sense", it connects you to what we have previously discribed as the Mind/contsruct /matrix and gives you the ability to interpret what the intentions of others and the construct is. You should be able to see images, feel feelings and in some cases hear and even smell future echoes from this energy level. Some may even be able to alter the frequencies of their energy to see the higher vibrational energies and see "ghosts" or the energetic soup of energy bodies that encompass us and flow through us every day. This takes further practice and the tecniques described in our free course.
A word of caution though. You should not deliberately lower your energy as this leaves you vulnerable to what we previously described as the lower level beings or demons. The "beings" that cause us most pain are in those levels and once they get attached to your energy body it takes alot of effort to be rid of them. See earlier blogs for further information.
The third eye is a wonderful tool and a great ally when awakening and undergoing the realisations that will happen to you as you wake up. The steps to awakening can be very personalised but the third eye gives you a concrete and definate jolt to understanding that there is not just the 3 dimentional 5 sense world. There is a multitude of universes out there and the third eye is your reciever. Remember also that drugs such as caffiene, nocotine, alcohol, pain killers, narcotics, flouride etc. all inhibit the higher functions of the mind, this is why they are pushed so agressively by governments all over the world to keep populations from awakening. Steer clear of all of these for a few months and you will achieve more within your meditations.
To my regular readers, I must appologise for the lack of posts recently. The research we have been conducting has meant not being able to be in contact with electrical fields and as such computers/phones/ wifi etc has been an absolute no no! Some very interesting outcomes have been seen though including a decrease in stress hormones, increased sleep and especially deep and REM sleep, and an increase in 'visions' during meditation sessions. I will blog more now I am back and analysing data rather than being a guinea pig! Further blogs later this week.
Good Journey on your own path