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The third eye is a spiritual concept that refers to a person being able to achieve perception beyond ordinary sight.

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  • The time required to open the third eye is different for each person. If you have evolved spiritually in previous lives, or have tried to advance spiritually, experiencing the opening of the third eye may take a very short time now. The third eye is often related to clairvoyance, religious visions, intuition, out-of-body experiences, and the ability to observe chakras and auras. Also, after opening the third eye, one may experience unusual states. Some of these experiences are pleasant.
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Also known as the ‘inner eye', it is the gateway to inner realms and states of higher consciousness, beyond the physical world.

The third eye is commonly associated with visions, clairvoyance, out-of-body-experiences (OBE), astral projection and the ability to observe chakras and auras.

Where is the Third Eye?

In Hinduism the third eye refers to the brow chakra, located around the middle of the forehead, slightly above the junction of the eyebrows.

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In Theosophy the third eye is said to be connected to the pineal gland, which maintains light sensitivity and is responsible for the production of DMT (dimethyltryptamine), a psychedelic drug which many spiritualists believe to be excreted in large quantities at the moments of birth and death.

It is said that through third eye meditation, the third eye is activated, DMT released and access to higher realms gained.

The third eye is also known as the sixth chakra, and referred to as “clairvoyant sight”, a word taken from the French language, meaning “clear vision” . This is basically the ‘sixth sense', which gives a person the capability to access information beyond the five physical senses.

What Happens During Third Eye Meditation?

Third eye meditation opens up your clairvoyant sight. Don't worry if you've never done this before, because like eyes, everyone has a third eye; it just needs activating and training.

Opening the third eye allows a meditator to clear energy blocks and self-limitations and releases negative karma.

People often discover/access new information and explore higher levels of consciousness during this form of meditation, and as mentioned previously, this is also used as a pathway to astral projection and lucid dreaming.

Once you successfully activate the third eye, rays of light will stream in and you will begin to see vivid colors, pictures, auras and visions. With practice you will begin to see more clearly, opening up pathways to higher levels of consciousness and spirituality.

If you have clairvoyant tendencies they will begin to flourish outside of your your meditation. You may begin to perceive the chakras and aura energies of people, plants and animals, and going forward you may see other dimensional beings and objects.

Try this 21-Step Third Eye Meditation Technique

It is best to practice your third eye meditation after having recently woken up from a state of sleep; so best in the morning or after an afternoon nap. The reason for this is that the brain is already in a state conducive to meditation, i.e. very relaxed in the theta state, with heightened inner-awareness and intuition and low stress/anxiety levels.

It is also possible to enter third eye meditation as you are falling asleep, however, this takes some practice and it is best to start the other way around first.

The majority of astral travellers report vivid, long episodes within an hour of waking from sleep, and in the early morning in general.

Follow these 21 steps:

  1. Allocate at least 30-minutes for your meditation.
  2. Turn off your phone and do your best to eliminate all other distractions.
  3. Make sure you're wearing comfortable clothing.
  4. Sit in the lotus position to ensure your chakras are aligned. If you don't find sitting cross-legged comfortable then simply lie down.
  5. Begin by relaxing each muscle in your body, starting with your toes and working all the way up to your head.
  6. Visualise each muscle, bone and ligament relaxing.
  7. Now move to a breathing meditation, as described here.
  8. See the wave of calm energy come over your body. Feel its warmth as it rises up through your body.
  9. Slowing draw the energy to the centre of your head, in between your eyebrows.
  10. Don't hold onto any one though process or image. Don't try not to think, just let go of attachments and aversions as if nothing mattered.
  11. Feel yourself becoming lighter and lighter, as gravity falls away.
  12. Stay with your breath and visualise a white ball of light rotating 360 degrees at the centre of your mind.
  13. See this ball expanding and fully accept its presence. Invite to come into your ownership.
  14. As it expands let the light stream out through the centre of your forehead.
  15. Again, let go of thoughts; just let them rise and fall as they occur.
  16. Let the light in and remain open to seeing whatever is put before you be it pictures, colors or information.
  17. If you're seeking to connect with God (Mother Nature), or a spirit guide, this is the time to call out and connect. This can be done vocally (calmly and peacefully) or internally.
  18. Recite your calling like a mantra until you receive a sign of response. You'll know when it comes.
  19. Try not to be alarmed when it does; any shock or sudden movement may break the meditation.
  20. You may choose to ask your third eye for a message; for information or insight, or you may simply choose to just be and take what comes from this enlightening experience.
  21. The experience may appear as dream-like, but in time you will familairize yourself with the experiences and learn to cultivate and manifest higher knowledge into your physical existence.

I Can't See Anything – Why?

The level of clairvoyance a person has is dependent on the openness of their third eye, which is directly affected by energy blockages.

A fully open third eye will allow multiple light rays to stream in, often in strong golden and silver colors. Streams of white light enter the space as information is received and then interpreted in pictures, messages and higher consciousness in the crown chakra.

The more advanced the practitioner the more expansive the light rays become. However, because the third eye is connected to the first, second and third chakras, if there are channel blockages the functionality of the third eye is greatly restricted.

Blockages can be due to physical injury; muscular, bone and inflammation, and also due to mental energy blocks caused by fear, stress and anxiety.

The location of the blockage determines the difficulty of understanding what is seen during your meditation. It is therefore a good idea to use a chakra meditation to unblock energy channels before attempting to open the third eye through meditation.

My Third Eye Meditation Still isn't Working!

Third Eye Meditation is a skill that can take many years of practice to master, and most people rarely get past the stage of sitting down to meditate, let alone accessing their third eye; so if you've got that far you're more than a third of the way.

What most information regarding third eye meditation neglects to mention is that one should start off with basic meditation first. Cultivating a non-attached, present, centered, balanced state is essential to opening the third eye, and therefore it is best to start meditation using guided meditation or binaural beats.

Binaural beats recordings provide the easiest pathway to states of meditation and to the activation of the third eye. By using this proven natural science you can effortlessly achieve deep states of meditation, which will ultimately help you access your clairvoyance faster.

Try using either our Chakra Healing or Spiritual Awakening tracks. These meditations are designed to take you into deep meditative states where you'll experience higher states of spiritual awareness.

You might also like to try Astral Projection, which is specifically for astral travel, but part of that process is the opening of the third eye. It comes with a comprehensive guide on how to open the third eye and achieve astral travel to alternative dimensions.

Learning Reiki requires a mastery over one’s personal connection to the Universal Energy.

Remember that the goal of healing is to heal any wounds that break this connection between the individual and the Universal Energy (UE).

For example, when our Chakras are blocked, energy does not sufficiently pass through...and consequently stagnates.

As a result, we may feel lethargic, anxious, or even begin to exhibit signs of physical dysfunction. And this is only one example…

...fortunately, we can use Reiki Symbols to protect us from this kind and many other kinds of harm.

These Symbols have developed over the years differently in various regions of the world, but there are four primary Symbols that are used most often and provide the most generous benefit to one who uses them.

I’ve used these Symbols many times in the past - in fact, when I sense a client has an unusual amount of negative energy, I prepare each of their sessions by drawing these symbols in the places I think they need the most protection, like their chakras, waist, crown, or other body parts.

These Symbols can also be used for food, medicine, animals, etc - they’re that applicable. In fact, I’d say that these are some of the more powerful tools you can learn when you study Reiki…

(...by the way, if you’re short on time and want to review this later, you can check out my Reiki Home Course where I go over all of this more in-depth + get certified for your efforts. Sound like something you’d be interested in? Click here.)

...but you have to use them correctly first. Otherwise, you may be doing nothing.

Most teachers or healers would hold off on this information until they reach Level 2...but I think everyone deserves to know how to use these techniques.

What comes next is a primer on the 4 Reiki Symbols, the situations they ‘govern’, how/why you use them, and examples on their usage.

If you’re ready...let’s begin.

The 4 Reiki Symbols

Now, keep in mind that the power of the Reiki Symbols comes with usage, time, and practice. You may be uncomfortable with drawing them or knowing where to place them at first - that’s okay.

We all have to start from somewhere.

Once you learn how to draw and use them, make sure to limit your practice to things that you can replicate more often, like food or medicine. Do not go everywhere using these symbols - they are representative of your energy, and the more carelessly you use them, the more your own energy will deplete.

In addition, you will weaken the protection from the symbols due to excessive use. Exercise with caution and attention.

Let’s move on...

The Power Symbol (Cho Ku Rei)

The power symbol, when translated, roughly means 'put the power of the universe here.'

I think this is an elegant definition for a Reiki Symbol.

When you call forth the energy of this Symbol, you are summoning the immense power of the UE and channeling it into your healing session, food, social interactions, etc. You are essentially calling forth from the most powerful energy.

In most depictions, the first stroke or top horizontal line represents the dominant energy of the universe. The second stroke or line coming down represents the energy coming down to earth and down the spinal column from the Crown Chakra to the Root Chakra.

The spiral represents the energy of the earth and the individual, which then intersects the second stroke. In many depictions, the spiral crosses the vertical line seven times to represent the seven chakras.

In addition, the spiral represents the shield or cocoon of protective energy that we are calling forth.

Just imagine yourself in a tough social situation - perhaps someone that you’ve had disagreeances in the past with is at the same event you are attending. You know that this person tends to carry a negative energy around you…

...so what do you do?

First, imagine yourself protected within that spiral of Reiki energy on the Cho Ku Rei Symbol…

...and slowly draw this Reiki Symbol over your Heart Chakra to protect your energy from harm.

You may now proceed to interact with the person knowing that your Chakra is safe from their words, behavior, action, etc.

Now this is only one example...but I hope that you get the point.

In essence, drawing the Power Symbol or Cho Ku Rei gives you the protection of the UE from harmful forms of energy.

As a healer, you can draw this symbol over the crown of someone’s Third Eye or Crown Chakra to give them protection from negativity.

I’d normally forbid experiments on siblings (especially younger) or family members, but you can try this on some of yours who would be open to trying it out.

The worst that can happen is nothing - but you may end up protecting them from harm’s way!

Here’s a quick tip:

Before any healing session, start by saying ‘Cho Ku Rei’ three to five times and drawing the Reiki Symbol over your/their Crown Chakra. As you proceed with the session, end by drawing the Cho Ku Rei over the Root Chakra. This effectively seals all energy inside whomever you drew the Reiki Symbol for.

As a recap: you can use this Reiki Symbol as a protectant for healing sessions, therapy, other people, yourself, etc.

It also works well as an ‘empowering’ tool for the other Symbols as well - which I dive into with my Reiki Home Course. You’ll find loads of other information there too that will help your Reiki improve like thousands of my other students...

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The Mental & Emotional Symbol (Sei He Ki)

This Reiki Symbol roughly means, ‘the union of God and Man.’

Primary used for the regulation and balancing of one’s mental and emotional energy domains, Sei He Ki is extremely applicable to any situation that requires healing for traumatic experiences, negative emotional outbursts, and repressed/suppressed emotions.

For someone who can seem a bit erratic or inconsistent, this Reiki Symbol helps to unite the mind and body together into harmony.

For example, when someone is suffering from something like depression, often times there are certain memories or experiences that are associated with that kind of suffering. Even though it is perhaps not physical in nature that is visible to the eye, it clearly has an effect on our well-being.

Drawing this Symbol can help restore the balance one needs to overcome these difficulties and heal through the pain and suffering.

By balancing both hemispheres of the brain, Sei He Ki can also help bring clarity to one’s doubts or inquiries.

Perhaps you’ve been considering doing something for a very long time…

...yet, you haven’t made any action on it. Why?

Your indecision prevents you from deciding on making any action.

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When you find yourself stuck in a similar situation, draw the Sei He Ki over the Third Eye Chakra to gain insight into what to do.

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Note: don’t expect results immediately. Too much energy at once is overwhelming for anyone, so be sure to let the energy come in slowly to restore balance.

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As a healer, you can use this Reiki Symbol for patients who are suffering from relationship instability, indecision, addiction, anger, memory, anxiety, depression, bipolarity, emotional blockages, traumatic experience, etc.

Drawing this Symbol over the Third Eye, Crown, and Sacral Chakras will be most effective.

After drawing the Sei He Ki, provide Reiki energy support for at least 15-20 minutes.

(If you don’t know how to do this, don’t worry - I cover it in my Reiki Home Course. Click here to learn more.)

The Distance Symbol (Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen)

Known as the Distance Symbol, it is most commonly used for distant healing sessions.

Don’t let the complexity fool you - this is actually one of the easier Reiki Symbols, as they can get quite complex.

In its most essential form, Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen represents the unity of enlightenment and peace.

Such unification knows no bounds (as we already know from our connection to Universal Energy), which is what makes this Reiki Symbol so unique and powerful.

It has the ability to link a healer and a patient’s energy at a subconscious level, which creates the optimum conditions for a much deeper healing to take place.

Keep in mind that this means that one’s own energy may be affected by the other’s - such a link creates a pathway between both, so be sure to protect yourself if you feel that you are going to be affected by someone’s negativity.

‘Distance’ for this Symbol transcends all boundaries - including our perception of space and time. We can use the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen as a blessing to our loved ones who live far away, heal the memory of a past event, or even gain peace into the uncertainty of the future.

Most commonly, healers use the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen to send their blessings and protection to others.

Here’s an exercise to practice using this Symbol: Repeat Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen five times (this may be tricky at first, but you’ll get the hang of it). Afterwards, dip your finger in water (or under the faucet) and draw out this Symbol on a cloth or paper towel.

You may feel clumsy, but practice makes perfect.

Why use water instead of a pencil? It’s the most practical! Using water allows you to really visualize how you are drawing the Symbol and keeps the energy flowing from the palm of your hand into your finger.

You don’t use a pencil during a Reiki session unless it is to show someone something in a visual way.

But when you let the healing take place...you use your hands.

Practice drawing this Symbol and sending your protection to someone you trust and care for.

The Master Symbol (Dai Ko Myo)

This Reiki Symbol is considered to be the most powerful.

It has the ability to heal Auras, Chakras, and any kind of illness or disease that originates from our deeper selves.

There are many different versions of this Symbol, but pick the depiction that has the most ‘vibrant’ energy to you.

You should literally feel it vibrating towards you...as if it were opening its door for you to peek inside.

Once you have chosen your Dai Ko Myo Symbol, proceed with caution. As the most powerful of the Reiki Symbols, you definitely do not want to use this one in a cavalier way.

I’ve used this symbol to open up the auras of many of my former patients...and the results were unbelievable.

To practice using this Symbol, first close your eyes and visualize the Symbol. Notice what color it is or how jagged the lines are.

Smoothen out each line in your mind until the entire Symbol becomes clear.

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Trace that with your forefinger - once you are done, visualize the Symbol evaporating away…

...and repeat the process.

This will allow the energy of the Dai Ko Myo to be etched in your head and allow you to call on its power at any time.

Like any of the other symbols, make sure that you take the time to practice this Symbol and really ‘feel’ the energy coursing through you.

As a Healer, I recommend that you reserve this Symbol only for those who are in dire need of help. This will unlock many different things for different individuals...so be prepared.

You can use this with any Chakra that is blocked or is spinning in the wrong direction.

There are many more Reiki Symbols that you can use...some of which are derivatives of these four.

Be sure to practice these often, but with caution. You definitely do not want to lower the power of these Symbols when you’re self-healing or healing someone else with Aura and Chakra problems.

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And if you don’t know how to tell whether someone requires healing or even know how to heal...you can get my Reiki Home Course now and get a certification to show for your efforts. Click here to find out more.