The sixth chakra is known as the Third Eye Chakra (Ajna in Sanskrit) and is located on the forehead just above and between the eyes. The color associated with the Third Eye Chakra is indigo blue and the element is light. This is our connection to our Divine Self, to our true nature in Spirit. We delve into deeper levels of understanding through our Third Eye chakra via philosophy, religion and spirituality in all forms. We may connect with our most enlightened wisdom passed down from generations here. The Third Eye Chakra guides us even deeper into the knowledge that we create our own reality, especially when it is balanced properly. We strive for conscious choices here and awareness of our identity and intention on this planet. The Third Eye Chakra encourages us to plant seeds of our truth in our mental gardens and make a conscious choice to uproot the beliefs that no longer serve us. We must tend to this garden on a regular basis, “weeding” out what may not be our truth.
The bodily associations to the Third Eye Chakra include the brain, eyes, ears, nose, central nervous system and pituitary gland. When our Third Eye Chakra is not aligned we may experience confusion and depression. We may feel inadequate, jealous, insecure, paranoid and anxious. Physical manifestations are neurological disorders, mental disorders, shifts in eyesight and hearing. Headaches and migraines may ensue from an imbalance in the Third Eye Chakra.
To assist us in spiritual clarity we may choose oils that vibrate to a high frequency such as Rose (Rose damascena), Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum), Melissa (Melissa officinalis), Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia), Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum), Frankincense (Boswellia carterii), Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara) and Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha). To assist our Pituitary gland we may use Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum), Clary Sage (Salvia sclerea), Patchouli (Pogostemom cablin) and Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata var. genuina). For headaches, Essential oils such as Spearmint (Mentha spicata), Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) , German Chamomile (Matricariarecutita), Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. 1,8 cineole) and Marjoram (Origanum majorana) may be helpful. It would be wise to assist our Central Nervous System if we realize the Third Eye chakra is not balanced properly with essential oils such as Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia), Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum), Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara), or Melissa (Melissa officinalis).