Third eye chakra healing is probably the kind of meditation most people are aware of. Interested in opening the third eye, they are on a quest for spiritual enlightenment and intuition. Wonderfully beneficial, opening the third eye makes us more aware of our pave in the world, but what if the brow chakra goes out of balance then? What does that do to mind, body and emotions? We look at how to build aromatherapy into your third eye chakra healing regime.
Third Eye Chakra Frequency
One of the faster spinning chakras, the wheel rotates at 448 Hz. This video shows what that speed is in sound. This is the note you hear when you are aligning the brow chakra with a singing bowl.
Third Eye Chakra Color
This speed means we perceive its energy as the color indigo
Third Eye Chakra Location
It is found between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and bisects the pineal gland in the brain.
Correlating Endocrine Gland
Pituitary and Pineal Glands
The Third Eye, Mind and Emotions
The vibration of the third eye chakra color is a gorgeous indigo.
Here, at the 6th chakra, in our inner eye, we connect to the mental plane.
Kundalini has travelled up through the root, sacral and solar plexus chakras, it has vitalised our physical body, merging with the emotional planes at the heart and throat and now we see it affecting and connecting to our thoughts.
Here is home not only to our dreams, but our thoughts, ideas, and goals.
This is the seat of learning. Also known as the brown chakra, it governs wisdom and what in times gone by would probably have been known as "the seer".
The strength of the third eye grows and gathers momentum through life experiences and many incarnations. A well-functioning brow chakra brings forth great charismatic leaders, visionaries, and healers.
Great power in this chakra shows that its owner is "Master of Himself". Astute, intuitive, wise and a creative thinker, he is endowed with a huge abundance of spiritual energy and keen perception.
If he hasn’t already mastered the psychic ways, he is most certainly ready to do so.
Problems in the brow chakra might be as small as forgetfulness, or appearing to be spaced out some of the time. The other end of the spectrum may manifest as all-consuming jealousy and spite.
In balance, the third eye enables us to that everything happens for a reason, and meditation allows us to dwell on understanding what it is we are here to learn. It is a beneficent energy, the third eye, opening us up to the realisation that any separation from other entities is nothing more than illusion. (As we reach the crown chakra we will see how that energy, pulled up through the third eye chakra then reaches out into the cosmos, connecting us to all things.)
That’s a very useful penny to drop if you are working with essential oils. That realisation makes it far easier to accept the healing potential of the plant essence, is nothing more than energy. Once the chemical components of the oil align with our own internal chemistry something rather incredible begins to take place; a marvellous symbiosis of two worlds.
When it is working well, the third eye works like a radio transmitter, drawing in those silent messages from other places. Be that spirit guides, dreams or however you perceive your own types of intuition.
Here is where thoughts become actions, become deeds, become reality. This is the seat of Law of Attraction, or any other situation where you have an idea and then then you make it real. Third Eye chakra meditation is a fantastic way to focus that energy into a very positive way. If nothing else, it tells the universe we are serious about creating, not simply going through the motions.
The Third Eye Chakra, Self and Reality
This is the centre of perception, of how we translate our thoughts about the world.
Here is where our own version of ourself inhabits. How do we see ourselves? Living in abundance or a victim of circumstance. There is a very interesting drama on British TV at the moment, called Trauma. It stars the gorgeous Adrian Lester and the brilliant John Simm. Simm plays a father who has lost his son, on Lester's operating table after he had been stabbed by another teenager.
Simm blames the surgeon but also blames himself convincing himself that had he been born into another family this might not have happened. Had he had richer parents, he would have gone to a better school, gone to uni, got a better job and been able to send his late son somewhere better too, out of the way of knives.
He becomes obsessed by the surgeon and the disparity between their lives. He is dominated by negative thoughts about Lester's family; jealous, angry and spiteful, he sets out to destroy ever part of the doctor's life. His quest for ...vengeance, perhaps...his version of the truth, maybe...justice....none of them quite fit reality, but they all show a text book case of the brow chakra split wide open.
It's incredibly sad and very menacing to watch.
Symptoms of third eye imbalance often manifest as twisted senses of what is going on around you. On the most physical level, we see migraines, and so smells seems sharper, noises louder, and lights so much brighter.
It’s like the window has been opened too wide.
So, imagine how that might turn into paranoia, psychosis, hearing voices, seeing visions.
Of course, the difficulty here, is understanding what’s real and what’s illusion. Where does a spirit guide become a figment of imagination, and when does a good thing turn into a bad thing. These are the realms of the third eye reality.
Personality Traits of Brow Chakra Imbalance
From a personality point of view, issues with this chakra can be nasty.
If it is overactive (in other words open) you’ll probably see the person becoming more judgemental and unsympathetic than they were previously. Likewise, they are starting to become a bit more in their head and less in their body. To begin with this will likely be them over intellectualising things.
Too much thought, not enough action.
The underactive brow chakra is almost like a door is closed to spirituality.
They can’t understand a spiritual existence at all.
Thinking back to Simm playing Dan in Trauma...
His wife is despairing. Their relationship is in tatters. She has dealt with the boy's death but in some ways her husband's condition is worse...it's chronic. It's always there.
There's no getting away from it.
There is one line where she says "It's horrible, but sometimes these things just happen. Deal with it."
But he can't.
To him, they don't just happen.
The doctor must be lying.
He's covering up.
He's got to expose it.
And all of this then leads to a change in his sexuality, of course.
He can't make love to his wife. She reminds him too much of the boy.
He fixates on a psychiatrist he has visited, who also happens to be the surgeon's wife. He spends an exorbitant sum (that he cannot afford) on an identical dress he has seen her wear and demands his wife wear it; not explaining why.
But it's clear he just wants to feel what it might be like to be Lester, with his education, his wife and the luxuriant fabrics against his body.
But, he can't. And even if he can't quite articulate it, his psyche forbids him the chance, as it steals his erection yet again.
I have seen brow chakra imbalance manifest in sexual problems many times. It’s as if they can’t quite feel their internal energy in their body. (Although this is not specifically a brow chakra oil, I’d use patchouli here. I talk about that more in my 50 Shades of Fragrance book.) Everything is in their head and the signals just aren't quite making their way into sensuality.
Physical Manifestations Third Eye Chakra Dysfunction
So, already we have seen that oddly we will see hormonal imbalance, and not only impotence, menstruation, menopause and fertility too.
There are two obvious correlations here.
The pineal and the pituitary gland.
What do they do?
The pineal gland manufactures a serotonin-based hormone melatonin. This neurotransmitter-like compound, regulates our sleep patterns, our circadian rhythms, and our recognition of the seasons. If someone has Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), almost certainly you will see dysfunction here.
Melatonin is also recognised as being extremely helpful in sleep disorders of all kinds, but particular Alzheimer’s because of the part it plays in sundowning. Not specifically a disorder, sundowning affects people’s behaviour at certain times of the day, causing confusion, anxiety, aggression or refusal to listen to directions. It can also lead to pacing or wandering; since this happens at dusk, this can be incredibly difficult for loved ones and carers.
So, if the brow chakra is awry, there is retarded secretion of melatonin, leading to these kinds of issues.
The pituitary is perhaps the most interesting, because one might think things like period problems or impotence night be placed squarely at the sacral chakra's door; but the brow chakra may well be stirring the pot.
The pituitary gland is responsible for the secretion of many of the body’s hormones, particularly stress hormones. If the energy is depleted here, so will reproductive energy be. So, this is a very good example of “Where do I look?”
Trace backwards from the symptom, via the hormones and neurotransmitters and see who was supposed to be in charge. Sex hormones…. chcck the brow chakra.
And…don’t forget it’s not just the physical pot he is stirring, it’s the emotional and mental ones too, making it almost certain that the fear that a man may not be able to “get it up” pretty much ensures that he won’t.
Likewise, if someone is undergoing fertility treatment, the brow and sacral chakras are potentially working together and as a therapist, it is vital that you get them on side.
Other Symptoms of Third Eye Chakra Imbalance
Specifically, to do with the brain but they can be as wide ranging as basic headaches to the most devastating effects of strokes or even brain tumours.
Since the energy to the brain is distorted, it’s extremely difficult to concentrate. Therefore, expect to see earning and attentional difficulties, ADHD, ADD, and similar problems.
Sleep is often very difficult when the brow chakra is not working quite right. You may see insomnia, but also nightmares, often too.
Remember that the chakra influences the physical body, but the feedback between them means that illness will disturb it too. One of the main problems I find is sinus problems. If you see a patient regularly you might notice that ordinarily there are no particular issues with their brow chakra energy, then after a bad cold…boom…it gets blasted wide open. As you might expect there are many essential oils for the brow chakra, and these work extremely well with third eye healing meditation.
Essential Oils To Balance The Third Eye Chakra
Anise, Aniseed, Lavender French, Lemon, lemongrass, Birch, Camomile Roman, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Hop, Mustard, Myrrh, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Juniper, Camomile Maroc, Carrot, Cassia, Nutmeg, Cinnamon Leaf, Pine, Wintergreen, Rose Geranium, Tea Tree, Valerian, Rose Otto (Enfleurage), Tagetes, Tarragon, Palmarosa, Hyacinth.
Again, we need to be careful as we have hazardous oils in our list including Mustard, Cinnamon Leaf, Cassia, and Wintergreen.
Best used in an essential oils burner, or the gentler oils would also work well in the bath or as a massage oil. Combine all of these for Third Eye Chakra Healing.