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10 steps to awaken your third eye

It is felt that the third eye is active and makes wider sensing possible as humans dream. As the physical eyes are closed, the physical mind works in conjunction with this heightened sensitivity. Many people wonder how they could learn to open this third eye while conscious. What if learning is not the issue but rather, getting out of the way?

Consider the third eye," is where, as the Bible notes, "thine eyes become single," where there is no longer a difference between male and female, and where "the peace that passeth all understanding" dwells.  Another view is that deepening awareness enables a seer to access Godhood. Allow yourself to truly be open and receptive to this other eye.

To deepen awareness, you must truly believe the third eye exists and know the pineal gland used to be the third eye.  It is actually a cosmic receiver and sender of multi-dimensional information.  This gland gets calcified (blocked from functioning/ seeing) as you ingest fluoride and certain foods. You can research this.  A good rule of thumb is to stear clear of processed foods and high fructose corn syrup. You may choose to alter your standard food and beverage diet and toothpaste brand, and drink purified (non-fluorinated) water to decalcify the pineal.  Watch how seeing takes new shape.

You may think its desirable to force the third eye open quickly, like with a drill.  This is not advisable.  An unexpected bump on the head, meditation and yoga are practices that help quiet the mind. The gradual or spontaneous rising of kundalini energy has a huge impact.  When you are ready, the third eye reveals itself.  Ask yourself why you want it open now.  What is the urgency? Did someone tell you to do it? How do you suppose this can serve you?

It is relevant George Boyd explores the attentional principle (purusa). As you evolve to separate yourself from its vehicles; the astral (used in dreaming), causal (your logic) and mental (assumptions), you discern how the third eye functions alone.

At its core, the nature of your attention is like a wave of self-understanding. When you focus at this level, you move from contemplating your 'attentional principle' to being it. Different kinds of meditation focus  attention on the expansive view of the third eye.  Engaging the third eye reveals that you are raising your core vibration.

Practice of Purusa Dhyan Meditation (Based on work by George Boyd)

Sit upright in a chair, or in a comfortable cross-legged position on a sofa or, on a cushion on the floor. Loosen your shoulders. Do head half head circles. Close your eyes. Focus attention at the point between your eyebrows. Shift attention to the areas blow for 3-5 minutes each. Discern experience at each level, then move on:

1) Sense what it means to sit 'here & now.'
2) Become aware of sensations arising from the external environment 'in the now.'
3) Detect sensations arising in the body 'now.'
4) Feel emotions arising 'now.'
5) Recognize thoughts arising 'now.'
6) Reflect on 'I AM' statements, with related thoughts, feelings, & memories.
7) Notice memories and impressions bubble up from the Subconscious.
8) Identify the present sense of time is being recorded in memory.
9) Refocus attention be move through each chakra of the Subconscious mind.

After you have completed the 9 steps above, you are ready to focus attention behind the point between the eyebrows towards the top of your head. You will encounter a presence behind this center that silently observes. Focus more intently on this presence. You will begin to see and feel light emanating from this presence.

Affirm quietly, "the self, the size of a thumb, is seated behind the two eyes. It is self-effulgent light. It is consciousness itself. I am this consciousness." This outlines the attention principle. In a nutshell, its your third eye that expands your vision within when your two eyes are closed.  How detailed your visions become begins inside.

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Reader Comments (53)

the third eye is what they call in scientfic terms the pineal gland, and when I find myself meditating after the first five minutes I see the outline of a green circle with a bright blue center. The circle seems to be close in front of me then it begins to pulsate in to a rhythm. I would like to know is that just my third eye cooperating with the natural magnetic vibration my body gives when I begin meditating? My last question is with the activation of my third eye, is that the reason now I know when I'm dreaming during my sleep. I'm aware of the actual dream at that moment! thank you for your insight!
July 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRonnie Roland
I was at a low point in my life a few days ago (week). I said a pray to GOD, to take over my situation because I could not handle or deal with it anymore. Then all of a sudden this GREAT feeling of peace, pure love come over me and all I could say was"thank you" over again and was crying. I began to read scripts in the bible, and all of a sudden everything became clear, like I could see everything clear visually and then a great pain hit me between my eyes and last for hours. This pain last for 3 days but would go away in the morning but once I started reading the bible, the pain came back in the center of my eyebrow. Without me knowing, I was rubbing certain points of my body in a small circle motion (7 points in a row), and it felt like of straight line of heat was running throught the top of my head down my throat down the center of my chest to below. I had to take some meds, to relax me to mind. Bottom line is I was wondering is this my third eye opening? Because for the past few days, pictures from books, tv, etc, keep showing pictures of the third eye, just out of no where. I guess I am looking for confirmation from people.
July 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersartee
Ronnie, the color you describe seeing while meditating is likely a chakra. The blue color represents the throat (or 5th) chakra. It draws attention to how you express creative thought. Only you know if you activate the chakra related to that color or whether this are of your body needs attention or healing. I encourage you to read about chakra colors and assocaied parts fo the body. To sense a color outside the visible human spectrum means you are moving to experience the higher frequencies.

Dream vision is often attributed to the third eye as your human sense of sight is closed. Some people also associate dream insight to spirit guides who choose to impart knowledge while you are in astral or other body states. My e-book, Harness the Energy of Your Dreams explores this. Also recommend you check out the Dreambuilders Australia Blog Talk radio show episode where I interview William Buhlman.
July 27, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
sartee, the energy you describe is Kundalini. This kind of energy pulls energy up from the Earth through nerve channels, into the medulla oblongata, through the pons area of the brain and down into the pituitary gland, behind the eyes. You are becoming attuned to your existence. You attract symbols to reinforce what you already know. Part of you still clings to illusions of doubt. The world you have chosen to experience is not how things are. The third eye only expects and senses pure love and benevolence.
July 27, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
Wow. You are good! I have to say, I am scared to death of what is happening to me. It seems unreal because if a question pops in my head, I get an answer quickly (rather if its from a person, or a reading in the bible or internet). Where before, an image(answer) to a question for myself or something about someone,would just pop into my head out of nowhere . If it was a message for someone, I would have to tell them, and at times would get in an heated disagreement of what I was telling. I thought would think nothing of these little strange things. I just gotten use to them. I guess what I am trying to say, is that I feel that whatever is going on is trying to take over. How do I handle this or control this? Because I feel like there is ALOT of information trying to get to me from the "unknown", I guess.Also, I think it is strange that I do not have any worries anymore and totally at peace.
You are the first person I have told this too. I thinking that people would think I am crazy.
July 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersartee
sartee, learning to work through fear is why you exist on the physical plane at this moment. The energy being within you communicates with you constantly at a cellular level, even if your ego mind resists or does not consciously acknowledge perceived changes. What you describe is not crazy. Your level of self-awareness is shifting. It would help you to read my Self-Disclosure: Changes from Within book and also to explore other posts on this site like:
July 27, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
dont be afraid don't be too hasty to trust your 'first', most immediate thoughts. They are certainly of the Now are they not? ;)

You may even find within them a very special musical impulisivity. Everyone should know this.

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
i have been hearing that your brain has diffrent frequencies and that the brainwave alpha and theta can help you go into a deep meditation, if so do you think it could help with awakening the third eye?
September 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterveronica
Michael, thanks for sharing your insights. Everyone learns through his or her own practical experience. To open the mind to what is possible transcends self-created limitation and lifts one up to experience true freedom.
September 30, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
Veronica, different practices are associated with opening the third eye. Specific meditation is a meaningful practice. My Expand Consciousness Now e-book available on this website explores this among other ways to learn to let energy flow. You may also appreciate this video:

and these recent posts:

Readers interested in this topic may also explore posts listed under the 2012 thread. Widespread, global awakening concerns expanding awareness and cosmic consciousness.
September 30, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
October 13, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
My husband was physically laying next to me. I saw him sit up in bed, then he layed back down, but I could see him still sitting up. It was his spirit. Then his spirit layed down. A few minutes latter he sat up again and his spirit was laying next to me. Then, his physical body layed back down in the opposite end of the bed, then his spiritual body sat up, then it layed down at the opposite end of the bed into my husbands physical body. I have no idea how I was able to see his spirit separate from his body, but i did. I know this is off topic, but I need answers to this phenomenon. Can you help me or do you know of anyone who has experienced similiar situations?
October 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertoyoa
toyoa, from this brief description, you may be sensing your husband's astral body. You may appreciate a book called the Ultimate Journey by Robert Monroe. He writes about astral travel and out of body (OBE) experiences. Robert Bruce and other authors has also written books on these subjects. This phenomena is nothing to fear. The astral body actually separates from the physical body quite regularly. You might also read some articles under astral travel here or research "etheric energy" or "light body" elsewhere.
October 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiara Covert
Hello, I am 22 years old and have been doing some research on staying awake. I have been awake for 5 months straight and feel great. Hallucinations were difficult at first for the first week but after 40 days I felt relaxed when I meditate. They say we only use 10%of our brains but I got really bad head pains for a month then it stopped. I have also developed telekinesis on objects. Feel like I should not be saying this but would like some input. I also still see hallucinations but aura's are really there and other cylinder shapes ofenergy are there too. A man named Thai Ngoc has been awake for 33years and is physical healthy also.I feel great and am wondering how did this happen and why?
November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua Watson
I did what you said. The first few times, all I could fell was as if my whole head was an eye that was blinking and now I just did it again and I saw what looked to be a raven flying over a river and every thing was black but with a red out line then out of nowhere I saw a giant snake that was in a red outline and I coul see a white light coming from between my eyes. My eyes would not stop twitching. I could feel my head getting super hot, but its cool to the touch at first when I tried doing this. It felt like something was keeping me out and didn't want me in and now. My head hurts for the most part so If you could shed some light on this that would be great.
December 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKoba
Joshua, the physical world often seems to project messages that ingain a sense of limitation and fear. People are told if they do not sleep a certain amount, they will necessarily get sick or even die. Human beings are also invited to rise above external noise and remember how to listen to the wisdom accessible within. Stay calm.

Exploring experiences like out-of-body (OBEs) more consciously can feel disorienting if you are unprepared. To be pulled inward, into the centre of your consciousness, teaches you perception and point of view transform completely. As you stretch the mind, it never goes back to former dimensions. You shift a sense of "normal." Consider the Buddha boy in Nepal who meditated under a tree 6 months without eting or drinking. He consciously changed his metabolic rate and encourages everyone to realize the possible begins and ends in the mind. Human beings have many untapped abilities. As you grow more fearless, or dissolve fear you create, you expand in ways unimaginable to the fear-based you.
December 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
Koba, the process of awakening the third eye feels different to different people. No right or wrong way exists to do anything. Every process happens naturally as an energy being is psychologically ready. Yet, any process may also be forced by people without understanding the underlying energy vibrations or implications.

This article is not intended to suggest a person must only do these things and then the third eye awakens fully. Rather, it is intended to help people raise awareness of degrees of expansion. Know you are most powerful when you are completely yourself. You may not truly know consciousness but you can recall what it feels like to be consciousness, to sense it directly. You cannot lose what you are, only remember, choose to accept or reject it. Learn to experience the world through Self rather than through conditioned mental awareness. Further reading and regular meditation help;
December 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
Wow! At first I saw a blinking light on my forehead (it was blue) and at the same time, I saw a red blincking light in my left eye ( and some time later a white and yellow light.)
Then suddenly, I felt something just for one second - like every energy in my head coming from one centre point at the back of my head al in to my third eye's point, and at that second all I heard was the sea and nothing else, also it happened a few times again!
Hey, I would like to ask what is the third eye for? When do I know that it has been awakened and how should I use it when needed? Thanks!
December 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterolesya
Every Night for about a week now I have been doing a kind of....I dunno how to explain it? You know how in martial arts they do those slow kind of meditative moves with their bodies? Well it was like that. I just starting doing the moves beforeI went to bed. I could feel the energy and the aura around me as I moved, shifting and changing my aura as needed. I have been aware of "things" my whole life. I could see spirits as a child, then during my early to mid teen years I would see visions of things to come or as a message to someone. Last year around this time something happened and I all of a sudden knew something about these two people I knew. I discussed it with them and they confirmed what I "knew". Ever since then I just know things about people and answers to questions just come to me. Things I should not know. I have been trying to strengthen my auric energy and fully use my third eye lately. I was just wondering if you had any input into what is happening to me. Especially the moves I feel to do at night? Have you heard of such things? Thanks for you time, Trevor
December 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor
Whenever I try to open up my third eye I end up watching a black sky and stars while being extremely calm and peaceful. Is this something other people have experienced too or is it me just hallucinating?
January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichael C.

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