The 6th chakra is the second highest chakra of the whole chakra system, which we further will discuss in this article.
I do recommend, that you will read about the previously discussed chakras, starting with the 1st chakra, so you will get the full scope of the whole 7 chakras. I further do provide the links to the five previous chakras throughout the article.
However, you can read all about the seven chakras in this article, which does provide a more compact overview of the whole chakra system.
What is the Chakra’s full name and where is it located on the Body?
The 6th chakra goes by two other names “The Brow Chakra” or “The Third Eye Chakra”, both are valid.
The Sanskrit name is Ajna (pronounced A-gy-na). The Location of this chakra is between the eyebrows, see picture below. It supports the Pituitary Gland, which is further known as the Master Gland to oversee the whole endocrine system and its proper function.
It has also a connection with the Pineal Gland, which is connected to the 7th chakra, which we further will discuss in the upcoming article about the 7th chakra.
Specifics of the 6th Chakra
The 6th chakra will activate the lessons which will lead us to wisdom. This chakra is all about wisdom, imagination, intuition, higher understanding, and enlightenment. It is the center of our higher mental powers as well as our intellectual capacity to distinguish intuition from personal willpower. Furthermore, it is the highest of command for the central nervous system.
The Brow chakra will connect us with the world beyond our five senses, it will teach us to go beyond all this superficial appearance and to find deeper truths of creativity and wisdom.
Through the 6th chakra, we can open ourselves to the universal energy which will allow us to fulfill our life’s purpose. If an individual has strong characteristics of the 6th chakra, they will use their intuitive abilities for the greater good and will be open to new information. The Soul, Spirit and the Ego are balanced and the individual will be able to create their life and to manifest their dreams, also for the greater good.
The 6th Chakra and the Emotion Illusion
It is being said that illusion might be of comfort to some individuals and will change, more than we can imagine, into delusion. However, the mainstream understanding of illusion/delusion is mostly nothing else than being worried, having fear of the future or just won’t or can’t accept one’s own ability to visualize or imagine.
Both attributes, visualization, and imagination are being dismissed as not “real”, being seen only as a hoax of our minds. In the following paragraph, we will hopefully, understand that this “hoax” of our mind doesn’t exist and that we indeed do need and use the power of visualization and imagination to create the life we live.
Yes, everyone does visualize and imagine things, even those critics and so-called “Realists”, it is a part of who we are as humans, being one as Mind, Spirit and Soul.
The Strength of the 6th Chakra
Symbols are a powerful tool and we like to use them in our lives in so many ways. When I speak of symbols, it is not the only understanding in a religious manner. We like to use symbols in our business logos, we scribble (subconsciously) them on our notes and we also like them to wear them in the form of some jewelry.
We have come far since we talked about the Heart Chakra and have now entered the realm of symbols. Symbols can speak to us with the representatives of archetypal energies. We can experience these energies in the form of fantasies (imagination) and in our dreams (visualization).
These symbols are communicating with our whole brain through archetypal energy. Archetypes, by definition, are nonphysical, psychic energy templates and through symbols become integrated into our consciousness.
The individual is getting their inspiration through symbols rather than language. We need to understand that this is a more symbolic way, to know, that these symbols, as they appear in our lives, are a way of spiritual communication. Through the understanding of symbols, we are also able to embrace the archetypal energies which will further lead us to our dreams.
Through dreams, the subconscious mind is connected to the conscious mind. The mystery of dreams will be unlocked by uniting the soul and the spirit, the individual and the universal part, into a dynamic whole of existence. Dreams are always an alternative to the “cruel” and “harsh” lived reality.
Dreams are a valid opportunity to our ordinary reality to see things in a new light. To open our imagination, to have vision, insight, even have clairvoyance, we need to think in new productive ways.
Dreams will open for us a better understanding of our hidden feelings, desires, needs, unused talents and why we might reject ourselves. Dreams like to deliver often very irrational images that can uproot the conscious mind, open it to something much larger.
However, dreams can bring us answers to our problems which our conscious mind was unable to solve. To really understand the deep message of our dreams, we need to use our intuition in order to find their meaning.
What are the most Physical Problems?
If there is a blocked or even a closed Brow Chakra there can be some physical problems which can lead to these possible physical conditions.
- Difficulties to concentrate
- Hormone problems
- Pain in the eyes and head
- Unable to make decisions/Slow thinking
- Sinus conditions
- Sleep disturbances
Note: “Please, keep in mind, though, that sometimes having one of these conditions doesn’t always immediately suggest that there is a problem. The whole chakra system is a living, non-static system and like our blood pressure, for example, will fluctuate throughout the day”.
What are the Signs of a Weak or of an Overactive 6th Chakra?
When the 6th chakra shows signs of being weak the individual might experience a lack of imagination which can lead to having some difficulties in seeing ahead, or what has or needs to be done, now.
Some individuals also can easily lose their “heads” when under stress, their lack of poor vision (imaginary and physical), and of poor memory in what to do next, in a given situation, is paralyzing to them. Therefore, they can make a “wrong” decision during a time of intense pressure, which can have a snowball effect on other areas of their lives.
Now, when this chakra faces to be overactive it can show up in having some great difficulties of concentrating, keeping the mind and thoughts focused on the task of following the “red threat”. Furthermore, obsession also can be a major sign of an overly active 6th chakra.
The individual might be fixated on something which might be illogical to others and therefore can’t be persuaded otherwise. When this behavior won’t change it can be followed by experiencing further deep delusions and or hallucinations. Furthermore, experiencing nightmares on a nightly basis is also a possible sign of an overactive chakra.
How to get to a balanced State with the 6th Chakra?
A healthy or more harmonious Third Eye Chakra will show an individual with a strong intuition and perception of their surroundings and, most of all, of their own persona of who they are. The individual can embrace their imagination without having any doubts and through their insight can better understand the world they are living in.
Furthermore, by being able to integrate all the information on many different levels, the individual can think and live holistically being “one” with nature. Many individuals who also have advanced intellectual skills might even have a condition called dyslexia, which, unfortunately, is being misjudged and misunderstood by most of the educational systems in the world.
Note: “However, there are some exceptions to the rules, or to the misunderstanding of this condition, which is understood by the “Anthroposophy” movement, founded by Rudolf Steiner. The anthroposophic educational system is represented by the “Waldorf School”. This school system is integrating all the possible traits the individual has brought with them into the world to become the person they can be having addressed all their intellectual and creative traits and skills. It is, so far, one of the best child education systems out there in comparison to any public education worldwide”.
What is the Emotional State of the 6th Chakra?
At the 6th chakra, we have reached a state where emotions from all previous chakras will have a huge influence on the healthy function of this chakra.
When we feel fear (1st chakra), when we feel guilt (2nd chakra), shame (3rd chakra), grief (4th chakra), or can’t distinguish between lie and truth (5th chakra) the 6th
chakra can reflect these emotions in multiple ways.
To be too worried, having fear of the future or being too overly sensitive to other people and their emotions and behavior, this chakra can be a sounding board, “torturing” the individual with a more, properly, bleak outcome to any situation it might face or already been in.
Therefore, it is important to keep the 6th chakra on a better-balanced level, keep the negative emotions, as much as possible, to a minimum. To reach this balanced more stable emotional state the following tools, starting with using colors, can help to get there.
Colors are wonderful and everyone has, at least, one favorite color which they are like to wear or being surrounded by. Sometimes, though, we can overdo it when we have a favorite color, this is always an indication that we either lack the color’s energy or we actually have too much of it.
Nevertheless, wearing a color to balance a chakra can be done very discreetly without anyone else to know about it. You can wear the color as an undergarment or as sleepwear. Furthermore, wearing a scarf is also an easy way. It is your choice in how you like to do it.
The color of this chakra is Indigo and the complementary color is Yellow. The frequency of the color is 670-700 THz (TeraHertz).
Crystal & Gemstones
Crystal and Gemstones are one of the easiest tools anyone can, “discreetly”, use without revealing the reason why. Jewelry comes into the mind where anyone can use these wonderful stones without being “outed” why they are wearing them.
However, if you are a person who doesn’t like wearing any sort of jewelry you still can wear one of the recommended stones in the pocket of your jacket or your pants. You only have to make sure that they are being worn the closest to your body. Keeping one of them in your purse or overcoat isn’t the way to go and won’t do anything for you.
The same goes for keeping a crystal or gemstone on your desk at work or on your nightstand at home. It will help the overall atmosphere of the room, place, etc., but it won’t have much impact on you as the individual. Therefore, it is crucial to wear them in your personal energy field.
Here are my picks of crystals and gems for balancing the 6th chakra.
- Lapis Lazuli
- Quartz Crystal
Meditation is always a fine solution to be used and it really doesn’t take much of your time either. You don’t have to do it each and every day. If you are new to it, try it out once a week and, perhaps, after getting used to it, increase it to 2-3 per week.
This meditation below is a guided one and therefore suitable for a beginner. Enjoy!
An affirmation being done regularly, actually daily, can change your thought patterns about a certain situation, event, problem, etc. over time. However, using affirmations takes commitment on your part and as I said, needs to be done daily for a longer period of time before seeing any results.
Some clients of mine, where I have recommended using affirmations, have often told me that they stopped using them because they didn’t see quickly enough positive results.
Using affirmations on its own is a long way to go and I can’t or won’t promise you that you will see quick results in a week or two. However, what I can promise you is the fact, that they do work if you just stick to it and keep it up.
In my opinion, you can’t expect that something which is so deep, as a faulty truth, embedded in your subconscious mind, will change in a short period of time. Nevertheless, using affirmations is a great tool and if you have become used to it and it has become second nature to you, you will see a change.
To help you to get your chakra(s) balanced I further do recommend that you, in accordance with using affirmations, you also use one of the other tools described in the article.
Here are some possible affirmations you can try out, but feel free to create your own affirmations as well.
Write 1-3 affirmations (not too many of them at once), which will describe best your personal situation, on a piece of paper and read them out loud, if possible, or say them silently at least 3x throughout the day.
If you have become customary to it you can say it silently where ever you are, standing in line somewhere, in the car or on the bus. The use of affirmations is that easy.
- I can see solutions to every situation
- I see my intuition as a gift from God
- I can see that each day brings me an opportunity to do good things for humanity
- I can see the importance of silence and stillness in my life
- I know that all the answers to all my questions are within me
- I trust that whatever comes to me is for my greatest goodness and joy
- I completely trust my feelings
- I can see now that I am the source in creating my life the way I would like it to be
Feed your Body the right Food
Good, and nourishing food is essential to our well-being and we can’t exist without food for very long either. To get us going and keep our body’s function on an optimum level, we need to make sure that we watch what we put into our mouth.
Fast food, as the main source of food intake, isn’t the way to go and the same goes for eating too starchy, too fatty and or too sweet foods on a daily basis. However, I can’t tell you and certainly won’t in telling you how to eat. I only can show you an alternative on how to incorporate certain foods, which are also good to help the 6th chakra to function more properly, in your busy life.
How you will doing it is up to you. Here are some foods and herbs you might be interested in trying out.
- Red Grapes
- Red Clover
- St. John’s Wort
- Wild Yam
Using essential oils is a favorite of mine and even though I do love to smell them, I will use them also in my bath tube, when giving myself a nice foot bath and some of the oil can also be used as a topical application, meaning, you can put them directly on your skin.
Note: “Please, be advised, that some of the essential oils can not be used on the skin on their own because it can cause skin irritation; only use these oils in a diluted form with either water or with a carrier oil. Please, always make sure which of the essential oils is safe and can be used topically and which oils are not. If you cannot find any specifics on the bottle’s label do not use them in their pure form on your skin, only diluted. Furthermore, make sure that you are not sensitive to any or specific essential oils”.
If you use an essential oil you don’t need very much of it just 2-3 drops into a diffuser or bath water of your choice.
For the 6th chakra here are a few essential oils I do prefer and recommend.
- Ylang Ylang
Now, with this article about the 6th chakra, we almost have reached a full circle with addressing each individual chakra of the chakra system, only one more to go.
The Brow Chakra, as you can see, is a very important and influential chakra who has more than one component to keep us healthy as a whole. It is the key to help us to keep and have a healthy outlook in life as well a healthy and a stable, conscious mind, which is working in unity with the subconscious mind, where our dreams and visions are coming from giving us possible answers to the questions we have in life.
If our mind is too “closed up” so is this chakra and we might be plagued with a huge fear of life itself, unable to face the future, nor having any visions on how to do things the right way because of the fear and being worried all the time, therefore, we can’t decide.
Note: “In my personal opinion, and I am being very blunt here, the many psychological issues we are facing in our modern societies is the result of an out of balanced 6th chakra. I know of the fact that mainstream medicine won’t accept the fact that we, as humans, are more than skin, bones, organs, and blood, we are spirit and soul too. The awareness and emphasis on “Mental Health” have increased in the last 10 years and this is certainly a good step in the right direction. However, how it gets dealt with isn’t enough keeping the soul part, or the higher persona in us, out of the equation, apart from the holistic, the whole. There is still hope, though, to gain more awareness about these subtle energy forms like the chakra system or the meridian system. It is literally illogical not to integrate them since we, now, can prove that we are surrounded by “unseen” energies due to “Kirlian” imagery and “Aura” imaging. There is no denying anymore that there is much more than the eye can see”.
We still have to do our part to spread more awareness and gain more knowledge about these topics. I certainly will do my part in bringing you information, not to persuade you to believe in something which is not on your scope, but rather to help to see things also in a different perspective, perhaps to help you to keep an open mind, plain and simple.
As always, I do appreciate your own opinion, experience, and thoughts on the subject matter and therefore would love to hear from you by leaving a comment below.
Please, stay tuned for the 7th chakra to be discussed, coming up soon.
I wish you always to have an outstanding day