If you asked me a few years ago how to activate your third eye I would have questioned your sanity. But recently I dug into this subject because of my interest in mysticism, and I’ve found there’s actually a biological basis for the third eye. It exists and you can use it to further your spiritual path.
Below you’ll find 15 best methods for activating your third eye.
“Removing a pebble is sometimes enough to change a destiny.”
― Samuel Sagan
What is the Third Eye?
It’s actually an organ in your brain. Pineal Gland can even detect light coming through your “normal” eyes and regulate your sleep cycle by releasing Melatonin into your system. In many traditions it’s been called “The Seat of The Soul” and you can find many references to it across centuries.
The Eye is activated by DMT, The Spirit Molecule, long meditation, Kundalini experience, and many other methods. It provides access to the world of the unknown.
The third eye activation across centuries
The ancient Assyrians knew about it and depicted the Pineal as a mysterious cone in their reliefs. The Egyptians showed it through the Eye of Horus. Freemasons included it their rich symbolism. Antique scrolls of Nepal talk about it. Cathars of Southern France knew about it. And even Buddha has this freaking third-eye-enlightenment-dot on his forehead!
Opening the eye by practicing the right habits
During my meditative practices, I often feel a slight pressure in my skull. I’m not sure if it’s because of the synchronization of the hemispheres or is there any third-eye business going on there. But I really CAN feel it. I’ve found that you can trigger it through your behavior and good habits of the mind and body.
So how do you activate your third eye? Here are 15 top ideas:
1. Meditate for 20-30 minutes a day
One function of the third eye is to awake you from the dream reality you mostly occupy right now. Meditation and practicing other spiritual disciplines is a great way to do it. It helps you to look at the world more clearly and be aware of your surroundings and mental state.
Develop a habit of daily meditation (even if for 20-30 minutes). You can easily learn the basics with books like The Relaxed Mind by Dza Kilung Rinpoche.
2. Consume Turmeric in every form
Turmeric is a powerful spice. It reduces the inflammation in your body, but it also helps to absorb nutrients and cleanse your blood. Some Indian gurus put the turmeric paste on their foreheads claiming it helps to clear the brain from neurotoxins and awakens the third-eye. Turmeric is still a great thing to try, whether in the form of a supplement or tea.
Other than adding spice to food, turmeric teems with medicinal and health benefits. Learn about it and more from this book.
3. Drink filtered water
One thing is for sure: most tap water around the world contains lots of fluorides which is considered a toxin. There’s even a conspiracy about governments’ involvement in “calcifying” our pineal glands.
Anyway, try to drink the best and clearest water possible. You can do it by buying brands that don’t contain fluoride or install a water filter in the kitchen.
4. Haritaki – the Herb of The Gurus
Haritaki has been used in India for millennia where it is known as the “King of Herbs”. Gurus like Paramahamsa Nithyananda recommend it as a supplement helping to open the third eye, as well as improving eye-sight, increasing energy, and ensuring ease of digestion.
The West is slowly catching up to the benefits of this amazing plant, which is now easily available online.
5. Eat mostly fruits and vegetables
Awakening the pineal gland is about purifying your mind and body so that you can see dimensions of reality unavailable to an untrained observer. During my 10-day meditation retreat, I haven’t eaten any meat and I’ve noticed that my mind was much clearer. You can have the same experience.
The best foods for the third eye activation are:
Here’s a quick video about five foods to decalcify your pineal gland:
6. Use a non-fluoride toothpaste
The majority of cheaper toothpaste contains fluoride which is considered a toxin. When brushing your teeth, you swallow small amounts of toothpaste which can cause health problems in the long term.
Fortunately now on the market, we have non-fluoride toothpaste which is totally safe to use and especially recommended for children. Don’t let any nasty toothpaste mess with your third-eye!
7. Try to avoid hot steamy showers (or use a shower filter)
If you take a really hot shower, the pores in your body open and all the tap-water toxins are slowly absorbed by your skin. Again, this can “calcify” your pineal gland. You can fix it by installing a pro shower filter in your bathroom or just stop taking hot steamy showers.
As an alternative, cold showers are fantastic for your health and save you some time so give them a try.
8. Eat Tamarind
Tamarind is a tree indigenous to tropical Africa but it’s actually a staple of the Ayurvedic tradition. The fruits, bark, and pulp of tamarind have many medicinal uses and will help you to get rid of the excess fluoride stored in your body.
9. Listen to Third-Eye Awakening Binaural Beats
The binaural beat technology is one of the best things to use for alternative states of consciousness and stimulating your pineal gland. These mind entertainment tracks which are easily available on YouTube can help you to synchronize your hemispheres and make faster progress with your meditation. My favorite ones are with the 582 Hz “miracle” tone.
10. Eat healthy green powders
I have to say that veggie powders changed my life. Just by mixing them in warm water or adding them to your smoothies, you can vastly improve your level of mental and physical energy. The ones I recommend are Spirulina, Moringa, Wheatgrass, and Matcha. Using them on a regular basis is the next step to the purification of your body.
11. Avoid too much electric light and radiation
Following your natural circadian rhythm is necessary to awaken the third eye. That means you should mostly wake up at sunrise and go to sleep a few hours after the sunset. Your body then knows how to maintain a high level of energetic stability. If, however, you’re glued to your laptop, the TV screen or your mobile device, you can disrupt this natural flow of energy (especially if you do it right before going to sleep).
The pineal gland can actually sense photons that go through your external eyes. That’s why sun gazing is such a powerful way to fill it with more energy. In mystical traditions, light is always connected to spiritual awakening. Saints have a tendency to glow, and during the Kundalini experience, you’re submerged in clear light. Do you see the connection?
13. Take Iodine supplements
The majority of the population is deficient in Iodine, which helps with decalcification and flushing fluoride from your system. Just by supplementing yourself with products like Lugol’s Solution, you can vastly increase the speed in which your body gets cleared from toxins. You can also get Iodine by eating kelp, cranberries, potatoes, and yogurt.
14. Practice Yoga
Yoga is one of the oldest physical and spiritual practices in the world. By studying it you can find about chakras which are the energy centers in your body. The Pineal gland is connected with the crown chakra which is activated with practices like Pranayama, Vipassana, and Yoga, which is great for stabilizing your “energy winds” or what the Chinese call “Chi”.
15. Spend time in nature
It’s crucial to get some time away from the computers and constant distractions they bring. Getting hundreds of messages and ads per day makes us so distracted and prevents us from seeing the wider reality that’s just around the corner. By going to a forest or into the mountains you can reconnect with your true being, and you should do it at least once every two weeks.
Make a strong decision to change your lifestyle today, and the positive effects will come soon!
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