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Activating Your Third Eye: Techniques and Practices for Awakening

Updated: Aug 12, 2023

Have you ever felt a deep sense of intuition or a heightened awareness of your surroundings? Perhaps you've experienced vivid dreams or unexplained visions. These could be signs that your third eye, associated with your pituitary gland, is awakening. Activating your third eye can lead to a greater sense of spiritual connectedness, increased intuition, and a deeper understanding of the world around you. But how exactly do you awaken this powerful center of energy?

In this article, we'll explore various techniques and practices for activating your third eye based on my direct experience in working with these and also confirmed with other higher souls who also have a long experience with this subject.

Whether you're a seasoned spiritual seeker or simply curious about exploring your inner world, these tools will help you tap into the limitless potential of your third eye.

What is the Third Eye and Why Should You Activate It?

The third eye is a mystical concept that refers to an energy center located in the brain and behind the center of the forehead. At the physical level, we find there the pituitary gland, a small endocrine gland that is in charge of making several essential hormones. Your pituitary gland also tells other endocrine system glands to release hormones crucial for your metabolism.

On the physical level, science identifies the main function of your pituitary gland as to produce and release several hormones that help carry out important bodily functions, including:

  • Growth

  • Metabolism (how your body transforms and manages the energy from the food you eat)

  • Reproduction

  • Response to stress or trauma

  • Water and sodium (salt) balance

  • Labor and childbirth

In spiritual traditions, the third eye is often associated with clairvoyance, intuition, and spiritual insight. It is a gateway to higher states of consciousness and a source of inner wisdom. By activating your third eye, you can tap into this vast reservoir of spiritual knowledge and experience a deeper sense of connection with the universe.

A typical error in spiritual texts is to mistake the third-eye chakra being directly associated with the pineal gland. The pineal gland corresponds actually to the crown chakra. The pineal gland governs the pituitary gland but it’s not directly associated with the third eye chakra.

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Pituitary and pineal glands position

Benefits of Activating Your Third Eye

Activating your third eye can have a profound impact on your life. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Increased intuition: By opening your third eye, you can develop a heightened sense of intuition and psychic ability. You may find that you have a greater ability to read people's emotions and intentions, and to sense subtle energies. Intuition is actually the connection mind-soul that any spiritual is supposed to develop over practice.

  • Spiritual insight: The third eye is a gateway to higher states of consciousness and spiritual insight. By activating it, you may experience a greater sense of connection with the universe and a deeper understanding of the nature of reality.

  • Greater creativity: The third eye is associated with creativity and imagination. By activating it, you may find that you have a greater ability to access your creative potential and to think outside the box.

  • Telepathy. Telepathy is transmission of information from one person's mind to another's without using any known human sensory channels or physical interaction. Telepathy can be spontaneous between people very close to each other like mother to a child, or between siblings, or the like. Telepathy can be also educated/trained by third-eye opening and further connection at energy and vibration level with other persons, who have also their third-eye open in a certain degree or have at least energy sensitivity.

  • Doing energy transfers: You can use your third-eye chakra to send energy whether to certain parts of your body that you may want to heal, or to other people to help them healing. For such a feat one needs a well activated third-eye chakra which is a challenge in itself.

  • Spiritual initiations (sanskr. Shaktipat). An energy transfer for opening the third-eye chakra is an extraordinary and transformative spiritual practice, wherein a guru or spiritual master awakens the dormant kundalini energy within a disciple through a direct transmission of energy from his third-eye chakra. The energy transfer initiation aims to open the disciple’s chakras to allow a stronger energy to flow through them, and facilitate the students' spiritual practice of various spiritual procedures.

  • Better health. The pituitary gland, which is associated with the third eye energies, controls most of the metabolic system in our body. Therefore, having a well-open third eye chakra will also help our metabolism and further our health itself.

Techniques for Activating Your Third Eye

The first thing to know is that to open successfully the third eye you need to do it by identifying, acknowledging, and releasing the limiting beliefs associated with this chakra, this is the main way to do it. All techniques and procedures if they are to have any efficiency should revolve around this goal.

There are several techniques that you can use to activate your third eye. There are two types of techniques:

  • Techniques that act directly on third-eye opening

  • Techniques that raise the body vibration and hence facilitate the third eye opening

Meditation Practices for Awakening Your Third Eye

Meditation is one of the most powerful tools for awakening your third eye and is practiced for thousands of years. By practicing meditation regularly you can develop greater awareness and control over your mind, and you can learn to access your inner wisdom and intuition.

It’s important to find a meditation practice that meets your needs, in this case to focus on the third eye.

There are several popular types of meditation practices:

  • transcendental meditation

  • mindfulness meditation

  • awareness meditation

  • movement meditation

  • mantra meditation

  • progressive relaxation

  • loving-kindness meditation

  • visualization meditation

Not all meditation styles are right for everyone, and practices require different skills and mindsets. This post is not focused on describing each meditation since it would take too long.

I strongly advise you to seek the support of a spiritual master or teacher in order to choose the right one for you, and also to get feedback along your practice that you are on the right path. Alternatively, you can join a good spiritual school that can help you with this.

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Energy transfer using the third eye

Another important point is that all chakras are connected and designed to work in unity to support the entire body's functioning. Therefore, one can't work just on opening his third eye without investing effort in opening or activating also the other chakras, or else your entire body's energy system will get unbalanced.


Introspection is a technique where the spiritual looks into his subconscious and identifies his limiting beliefs focusing on the ones specific to his third eye chakra, and works to release them.

Typical third eye chakra kinds of limiting beliefs that block the opening of the third eye are:

  • The world is like this just by chance

  • It’s true only what my 5 senses tell me

  • What people in power say and do is correct and aligned to higher principles

  • What my senior members of my family say is always correct just because they are older than me

  • I have no control over my destiny

  • There is no soul, no spiritual powers, no higher souls like prophets, no energies, just stories

  • Science is always right

  • Not accepting life events as they come

  • If given circumstances, one can have 100% control over the results of his endeavors

  • etc

A combination of Meditation and Introspection is from my experience the best way to open your third eye. I also advise the Introspection process to do it supervised so as to be sure you don’t lose your compass into some mental stories and imagination.

Having your third eye chakra open by Spiritual Initiation

A high spiritual master can open forcefully your third eye chakra so you can use it further for your spiritual progress.

This is a transformative spiritual practice, wherein a spiritual master awakens the dormant kundalini energy within a disciple through a direct transmission of energy from his third-eye chakra. There are different types of spiritual initiations where sometimes all chakras are open, or only a subset of them, or only the third eye chakra is activated.

The challenge for the disciple is here to maintain the chakras open after the spiritual initiation because the chakras tend to close down at their initial level after the initiation.

Yoga for improving your Body Vibration

Yoga is a good tool for increasing your body vibration to a certain extent. The reason is that with a higher body vibration (awareness level measured on the chakra scale) it’s easier to work on opening your third eye. Certain yoga poses can help in this sense as below. The Hatha yoga practitioners might find these poses useful.

The poses listed below don’t directly help with opening the third eye, but help with body vibration.

Here are some of the most effective poses in this sense:

  1. Downward-Facing Dog: This pose helps to increase blood flow to the brain.

  2. Child's Pose: This relaxing pose helps to calm the mind and promote deep relaxation.

  3. Headstand: This advanced pose helps to increase blood flow to the brain. Please be cautious and do this pose under supervision.

  4. Lotus Pose: This pose helps to activate the third eye and promote spiritual insight.

Some of these poses need you to be in good health so be sure not to take unnecessary risks.

Essential Oils for helping meditation

Certain essential oils can also help to facilitate meditation in general, including meditation on the third eye. Here are some of the best oils to use:

  1. Sandalwood: This oil is popular in Ayurvedic medicine. It is very good against anxiety and has also anti-inflammatory effects, helps to calm the mind, and promotes deep relaxation.

  2. Frankincense: Beyond its medical properties, this oil is known for facilitating meditation.

  3. Lavender: This oil helps to promote relaxation and calm the mind.

  4. Clary Sage: This oil is useful for stress reduction and inducing a feeling of calm.

You need to research and test the oils that best suit your spiritual needs. There is no one-size-fits-all here.

There are many spiritual texts that state that just by using these kinds of oils your third eye will open! I assure you this is not the case, one needs to put real effort into this, and these oils are just facilitating the process by giving you a feeling of calm which is a good thing, but they can’t replace your work with yourself.

Crystals for facilitating meditation and relaxation

Crystals are also tools that can help with meditation and introspection. They don’t act directly on opening your third eye but facilitate the process.

Some examples of useful such crystals are:

  1. Amethyst: This crystal is known for its spiritual facilitating properties.

  2. Clear Quartz: This crystal is believed to bring a feeling of calm.

  3. Lapis Lazuli: This crystal is experienced by some for its soothing properties.

  4. Fluorite: This crystal helps some people in reaching mental clarity.

You need to study which crystal best fits your energies since people are different, so the frequency of the crystal might suit your energies or not.

Foods for raising your Body Vibration

Certain foods can help raise your body vibration, and with a higher body vibration, it’s easier to progress spiritually including meditating on your third eye chakra.

Here are some of the best foods to eat:

  1. Dark leafy greens: These are rich in vitamin A, which is important for pituitary gland health.

  2. Raw cacao: This is rich in antioxidants and magnesium, which are important for pituitary gland health.

  3. Raw honey: This is believed to have healing properties.

  4. Nuts and seeds: These are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for brain health.

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Opening your third eye chakra

On the other hand, low vibrational foods will decrease your body vibration and impact negatively your third eye capabilities.

Precautions and Warnings

It's important to note that activating your third eye can be a powerful and transformative experience, but it's not without risks. Here are some precautions and warnings to keep in mind:

  • Some people may experience negative side effects, such as headaches, dizziness, or nausea when activating their third eye. If you experience these symptoms, stop the practice and consult a healthcare professional or seek the help of a competent spiritual mentor.

  • It's important to approach third eye activation with a sense of openness and curiosity, rather than trying to force the experience. Don't push yourself too hard or expect immediate results.

  • If you have a history of mental health issues, it's important to consult a healthcare professional before attempting any third-eye activation practices.

  • Some spirituals try to force the third-eye chakra by using all sorts of substances like drugs, DMT, and so on. It is true that for a short time some heightened sensitivity can be reached, and even blissful experiences can be reached, but there is a price for this and rather nasty permanent physical effects can easily occur. I discourage anybody to try such things. I get in my spiritual practice many spirituals which come with all sorts of dark secondary effects of forcing the opening of the third-eye chakra, effects that include sometimes spiritual possession by lower entities in some cases.

  • Kundalini awakenings gone wrong can also affect your third-eye chakra. It means that the kundalini energy didn’t rise in an organic way from the root chakra up, and it reached the third-eye chakra in a distorted way which can cause issues. In such cases a spiritual diagnostic is advisable.

  • As humans, we hold in our subconscious many limiting beliefs (e.g., fears, worries, regrets) coming from our formative years, family, life experiences, mass media, friends, religion, etc. They put “veils” so to say over our third-eye chakra and if we don’t release them over time our progress in activating this chakra will be limited. Moreover, if we force its opening, we risk triggering a conflict in us between higher energies and these limiting beliefs which can result in dizziness, pains, difficulty focusing, and other health issues. The process of activation needs to be conducted organically.

  • Don’t mistake what you feel by using all sorts of external agents like oils, crystals, sacred music, eating high-vibration food, and the like with the real organic process of opening your third eye. These external agents are just enablers and might make you feel good, but that doesn’t mean that you progressed as third eye activation. If things would be so simple just to use some oils, hold some crystal in your hand, and eat clean food just about everybody would have had since a long time their third eye chakra fully opened and we would be now surrounded by archangels when walking the street, which is not the case.


Activating your third eye can be a powerful and transformative experience that can lead to greater spiritual insight, increased intuition, and a deeper sense of connection with the universe. By practicing meditation, yoga, and other techniques, and using essential oils, crystals, and foods as enablers you can awaken this powerful center of energy and tap into its limitless potential.

Be aware that opening your third-eye chakra takes time and don’t have expectations for quick results. To avoid typical traps of self-delusion in opening or activating your third-eye chakra on such a spiritual journey, I advise you to seek the help of a competent spiritual mentor like a spiritual master, spiritual advisor, or such, who can confirm if what you feel, see, or hear with your third-eye chakra is true.

Remember to approach the practice with a sense of openness and curiosity, and don't push yourself too hard or expect immediate results. With patience and persistence, you can unlock a world of hidden knowledge and experience the transformative power of an awakened third eye.


You can learn more by reading other posts in this spiritual site that are coming from a very different and fresh angle than spiritual mainstream, and based on a very long and personal experience and hands-on research, and not from books.

You might also consider a service like Psychic Readings in the Services section of this site from the ones listed there and get a spiritual diagnostic, or attend my spiritual School of Body and Soul Ascension Mastery so to raise your body and soul awareness and reach into higher dimensions.



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