Have you ever noticed how instinctual it is to kiss someone on their forehead, between their brows, when offering solace or compassion?
It’s as if we are programmed to know that right there is where our empathic gesture will be best received.
Before I knew what and where the Third Eye was, I would kiss my children’s foreheads when they were in tears or worried about something.
I also found it instinctual to kiss my dog there and, even more strongly, to connect with my daughter’s horse Mickey by kissing him over his third eye. I’ve found that horses are incredibly receptive to third eye kisses, and will lower their heads to receive affection and healing in this manner.
What is the Third Eye?
The Third Eye is the 6th Chakra, located between the brows and is called Ajna in Sanskrit, which means ‘perception’.
Its color is Indigo and its element is light.
The 6th Chakra relates to Vision, Clairvoyance, Spiritual Awareness, Intuition, Higher Consciousness, and connecting to Subtle Energies.
I first began to work with my Third Eye when under instruction for a Kundalini Yoga practice. My teacher led me through several sessions where we used the Third Eye as our focus point. In addition, we chanted Sanskrit mantra’s and meditated with our attention to the 6th chakra.
My intuition exploded! I was suddenly more acutely aware of subtle energies. I could even say that I had easier access to wisdom that had previously escaped me.
This also manifested to be useful in my Wise Woman practice.
A finely honed intuition is invaluable when working magic, reading tarot cards or runes.
Thirdly, as a Reiki practitioner, utilizing my Third Eye instantly connected me to what my clients needed during a session.
To Activate and Strengthen the Third Eye:
1. Meditate on the Third Eye, sending messages of love and light along with any positive, uplifting mantras or emotions.
2. Any time possible, spend time star and moon gazing, connecting to Universal energy.
3. Practice asking questions of the Divine, or Universe or the Deity you are connected with, and intuitively receiving the answers. I keep a journal of such questions and answers and also of any instances where my intuition was useful.
After a while you will begin to trust your intuition, that sense you get when you feel ‘know’ something that would normally be impossible to guess. Instances of this may range from knowing who is calling when the phone rings to deeper messages about loved ones or your own life.
At first you may question your ability but you will see that with time and continued strengthening of the 6th Chakra, your abilities will grow.
You may use these for the benefit of the world around you.
The Third Eye Kiss:
The kiss stimulates the pituitary gland in the brain which is the master gland of the endocrine (hormonal) system. The pituitary controls the growth and function of all the other endocrine glands. The kiss also stimulates the pineal gland which produces melatonin, the hormone we need to get a good night’s sleep. Both glands are absolutely vital for health as well as understanding things with an inner wisdom.
To perform a Third Eye kiss, simply kiss in the area between the brows on the forehead while sending a message of compassion and well-being to the person you are kissing.
It is really that simple and yet incredibly effective.
Author: Monika Carless
Editor: Sarah Kolkka