The third eye is our link to the unknown (some use terms “intuition” or “clairvoyance”). Anatomically it is related to the pineal gland, a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. The pineal gland has a shape of a cone and is associated with clarity of thinking and clairvoyance. Images of a pine cone can be found in many religious or occult orders (there is a huge brass pinecone in the centre of the Vatican courtyard, for one) as a manifestation of ultimate knowledge.
Clairvoyance meditation is key if you want to open the third eye. I love teaching people this technique because they are always surprised at how easy it is. If you have about 10 minutes, you can try it right now. It’s that easy!
If you’re a visual person (meaning when I say imagine a tree, you can see a tree in your mind), this psychic development exercise will help strengthen that ability.
If you struggle with seeing things in your mind’s eye, following these steps will help. Please don’t get discouraged if you don’t have a great experience the first time you use this meditation. If you’re not very good at visualizing, it will take a little bit of practice and patience.
1. Get Comfortable
Start by choosing a quiet place to sit and relax for a few minutes. Some people say that clairvoyance meditation should be done sitting in an upright position, but this is really not necessary. Just sit or lay however you are the most comfortable.
2. Breathe… the proper way
Close your eyes and take some deep breaths. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.
Many people make the mistake of breathing too shallow from the chest when they begin. If you are new to meditating, I suggest that you place your hand on your stomach. When you breathe in, feel your stomach expand. This will ensure nice, deep breaths.
3. Begin the Visualization
You might start to feel a tingling sensation in your forehead, in between your eyebrows. This is where the third eye chakra is located and the sensation is totally normal. Actually, it’s a good sign of psychic awakening!
If you don’t feel anything, that’s OK too. You may feel something once you’ve practiced a bit.
Some people struggle when they first begin clairvoyance meditation. Relax, this is common. When I first started, my mind kept wandering to my grocery list!
I promise that it gets easier with practice. If you are having a tough time, just take another deep breath and redirect yourself back to what you were doing.
Another helpful tip is to start doing this for just a couple of minutes. Then, as it becomes easier, gradually stretch out the time you spend in meditation.
4. Next Steps
Can you see the number one in your mind? Great! Now try to hold the image in your mind for a few seconds.
When you get comfortable with this process, move onto the number two, then three, etc., all the way to number 10.
When you can close your eyes and easily see the numbers 1 – 10 in sequence, then you’ve mastered this step. Congratulations!
If you are struggling to open your third eye, give this a try:
Write down the number one on a piece of paper. Make it really prominent. For example, write it large with a permanent marker, or jazz it up by using a bright pink crayon, etc.
Now stare at the image for 10 – 30 seconds. Now close your eyes and see if you can visualize the image you were just staring at. This little trick helps a lot!
5. Moving Forward
When you get bored with numbers (and believe me, you will), move onto colors, flowers, or anything else you would enjoy visualizing.
Remember, it only takes a few minutes every day to do this clairvoyance meditation and it really does help to open the third eye. I have one friend who does it during her lunch hour.
Ready for an Advanced Exercise: Try this same technique with your eyes open. All you do is keep your eyes open while focusing on seeing a different image in your mind’s eye.