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What is the third eye?

The eyes always seem to symbolise mystical and powerful things in many cultures, from the evil eye to the third eye.

You may have seen the third eye symbol throughout your life, as it is prevalent in many culture and religions such as Hinduism, Taoism and Christianity. The third eye is also known as the mind’s eye or the inner eye and is linked to mystical and spiritual connections.

Read on to discover what is the third eye and how to open it!

What is the third eye?

The third eye is the concept of a speculative ‘invisible’ third eye, usually depicted in the centre of the forehead. Whereas the two physical eyes we have on our face are said to perceive the physical world, the third eye is said to see the ‘true world’ and usually provides perception.

In Indian spiritual traditions, it is called the Anja chakra and is known as the sixth chakra, which is the gate way to the inner realms and higher spaces of consciousness and enlightenment.

What are the benefits of opening the third eye?

Opening the third eye is said to provide wisdom, insight and spiritual connection. When you have opened the third eye, you will have the benefits of extra clarity, concentration, imagination, intuition, spiritual and universal connection. It is also linked to telepathy, clairvoyance, lucid dreaming astral projection and aura perception.

However, if the third eye is blocked, it is said to lead to confusion, uncertainty, cynicism, lack of purpose or pessimism.

How to activate your third eye?

There are many things you can do to gain the extra sight of the third eye from, eating certain foods to detoxify such as:  raw cacao, goji berries, garlic, lemon, watermelon, star anise, honey, coconut oil , coriander, hemp, ginseng, vitamin D3.

You can also try and open your mind by practicing gratitude, and meditation to connect to your internal vibration.

More mystical practices include gazing at the sun, as the sun has great spiritual connection, energy and power, using crystals or essential oils such as lemon, jasmine or sandal wood and applying them directly to where the third eye would be (in between your eyes).

Some say opening the third eye can take days, weeks, years or even lifetime of practice!

Here at Pickle Parlour, we love all things mystical and have a range of handmade third eye jewellery, using the third eye symbol and third eye charms! Why not lock into your inner consciousness with our third eye and spoon necklace?