Maybe you’ve been feeling some light pressure between your eyebrows or subtle body sensations, maybe you’ve been having vivid dreams, or you have an increased energetic level, increased intuition, or even had an out-of-body experience?
They say that your third eye makes you more in tune with your intuition and feeling your body, and it opens the door to your psychic and telepathic ability and might even signify a spiritual awakening.
Some also say negative things about it such as that it’s a scary feeling and could be dangerous.
It could be frustrating and overwhelming if you don’t have much knowledge about it. But if you do, it could be one of the most exciting experiences that happen to a person in life.
Do you think your third eye has been activated but you’re not really sure?
In this article, I will tell you what the third eye chakra is, the signs your third eye is already open, and what happens when it is open or opening.
Let’s dive in!
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The Truth About the Third Eye And How To Know If Your 3rd Eye Is Opening
There are lots of third eye horror stories out there and that’s why a lot of people get scared, but the third eye activation is not scary at all. It just helps connect our human body to source and to our spirit guides.
Obtaining third eye activation for spirit communication is one of our most profound innate abilities. It is very useful if you nurture it by following spiritual practices.
There are lots of signs your third eye chakra is opening or already open. We will discuss all of that but first, it’s important to know the truth about the third eye chakra (if your only source is Tiktok, you’re definitely missing out).
What is the third eye chakra?
The Ajna Chakra, also known as the Third-Eye Chakra, is the center of awareness, consciousness, and intuition. It is positioned in the middle of your head, between your brows (slightly above your physical eyes), and this is where your pineal gland is located.
“The third eye sees into the future. When it’s activated, awareness rises and we transcend to a higher plane. It drives us to transcend earthly desires and distractions.”
When a chakra is underactive, it indicates that it is having a blockage or the energy is not flowing.
When this chakra is blocked, you lose your imagination, feel disoriented, and feel fearful about the world and life around you.
If you want to have a better awareness of your surroundings and improve your intuition, it is vital that you open and balance your third eye chakra, this is also known as “third eye activation”.
What Is The Pineal Gland And What Role Does It Play In Third Eye Awakening?
The pineal gland is a pea-sized gland located between your eyebrows. This gland is represented by the Ajna chakra. It is believed that unblocking or activating this chakra leads to the third eye awakening. Some people use essential oils to stimulate their pineal gland.
What does it mean when your third eye is open?
When the third eye chakra is healed and awakened, you feel guided, intuitive, and free in your physical body.
“When the third eye is open, you can have clairvoyance, visions, and extrasensory perception.”
Messages are sent to you from higher consciousness or the spiritual realm via your subconscious. Without an open third eye, you will not sense them and will remain oblivious to these messages.
The third eye opens the portal to the subconscious, allowing you to sense, speak with and receive messages and information from higher consciousness and other planes of awareness.
This information or knowledge is given to you for the benefit of the personal and spiritual progress of your whole being, as well as that of others’.
Third eye awakening allows us to see our own blind spots and comprehend ourselves.
Before we can use the third eye to see beyond time and space, we must first use it to view ourselves.
How to open your third eye safely?
There are many ways to unlock the third eye. One option is to seek the services of a skilled and highly trained energy healer who will assist you in unblocking the chakras.
Another option is to use meditation, essential oils, and visualization techniques. Here’s a third eye meditation guide you can try at home or anywhere.
Like most things, opening your third eye can also be dangerous if done wrong.
That’s why I recommend that you read this step-by-step guide on how to open the third eye fast and safely.
Ready to learn the signs your third eye is already open? Let’s go!
21 Signs Your Third Eye is Already Open
When your third eye opens, you will know. If you’re reading this, chances are it already is.
To help you know for sure, here are some of the common third eye chakra opening symptoms.
1: Pressure between your eyebrows
The third eye chakra is located in the middle between the eyebrows in what is also known as the ‘pineal gland’.
Third eye activation: when your third eye is activated, energy flows into the pineal gland causing some tingling sensation or pressure in that area.
This is one of the most common physical symptoms of third eye opening because it’s located near the crown chakra
Energy flows from your pineal gland through the back of your head and this increase in energy may result in frequent headaches.
3: Sharpened intuition
You may notice your intuition getting stronger and more accurate. What can happen? Maybe you declined a sale because the energy didn’t feel right and then a way better offer came.
Or maybe you sense a weird vibe from someone and then that person turned out to be a traitor.
4: Having vivid dreams
Have your dreams been more clear lately? Maybe they seem to contain messages too?
For example, it could be about something in your past that needs to get resolved or healed to help you move forward.
The third eye lets you access your subconscious mind and use it for healing.
5: Lucid dreaming
Originally, traditional Tibetan dream yoga was a prequel to lucid dreaming.
You may think that it’s just a dream but it’s actually a different reality.
Buddhist monks are adamant that spirituality is the core of lucid dreaming because it brought the two worlds together.
6: Being more conscious of what you eat
An open third eye can make you more sensitive to all the energies surrounding you, even the energies of the things you eat.
For example, you may start to not feel good after eating meat because you feel its pain within your body and you may feel drawn to eating more whole, nutritious foods.
7: Developing more empathy
When your third eye awakens, you start to see that we are all one and that everyone is just doing their best based on their level of consciousness.
When someone does something, you understand where they’re coming from instead of reacting or judging them. You start understanding people and life on a whole new level.
8: Seeing shapes and colors when you close your eyes
When we close our eyes, usually we just see darkness. When the third eye is open, you may see colors and shapes.
Since it’s the eye that can see past the material realm, the colors and shapes may be orbs from the spiritual realm or excess energy from your pineal gland.
9: You notice synchronicities
There have always been synchronicities in our lives but a person who isn’t awakened usually doesn’t notice them.
Maybe you’ve been seeing an animal over and over again or you’ve been seeing angel numbers a little too often?
10: Sensitivity to light and sounds
You may be turned off by places with bright lights or very loud music. You may also begin to hear things you never would’ve noticed before.
This is because your senses are becoming more in tune with both the physical and spiritual realm.
11: Lack of fear
There are so many fears that come along with the material realm because of how fleeting life seems here.
When your third eye opens, you become aware of the presence of multiple realities and that we don’t exist in only one. All of a sudden, it’s not so scary anymore.
12: A feeling of freedom
Just like the disappearance of fears, you may also feel a sense of freedom. Freedom from the desires of the ego and the realization that everything just is.
13: Gradual and continual change
You may begin to notice that your life is gradually changing. Your outer world is a direct reflection of your inner world.
When your sixth chakra awakens, your perspective changes. Because of this, your outer reality changes too.
14: You gain telepathic abilities
This is one of the most exciting signs your third eye is already open.
Here’s what can start to happen: you may begin to notice that you seem to know what’s going on in someone’s mind and then they confirm it through their actions.
You may also feel it when someone’s thinking about you and over time, you may even learn how to send telepathic messages.
15: You become clairvoyant
While the physical eye sees the past and present, the third eye sees the future. You may begin to see visions of events before they occur or get warning signs about a place or event.
16: Seeking a higher life purpose
As you are more connected with the source, you also become aware of your higher purpose.
With your third eye open, you are more in tune with your guides and they will push you towards the right direction as long as you listen.
17: Seeing beyond the obvious
You see through things that people normally wouldn’t notice. For example, you can spot lies or sense the real intention of someone that other people would not have noticed.
18: Increased creativity
We have two brains, the creative brain and the logical brain. Society favors logical thinking more than creative thinking and because of this, most people have dulled their creativity.
An active sixth chakra helps you get back with your creativity.
19: Astral projection
Astral projection is a more advanced sign of an open third eye.
As I have mentioned, there are multiple realities. Being able to have this out-of-body experience means you have the ability to shift realities and go to the astral plane.
This is an amazing experience but it could be dangerous if not done right. Here’s a complete guide on how to astral project so you may do it in a safe way.
20: Your mind gets less connected to the ego
You become hyper-aware when your ego is in charge or if it’s your true self.
You will notice if you do the things you do because it makes your true self happy or if it’s merely an egoic desire.
21: Opening to a perception beyond duality
When your third eye is open, you go beyond.
You become present in both the spiritual realm and the material realm.
You become in tune with both your logical and intuitive abilities.
Can your third eye open by itself?
Yes, it is possible that your third eye opens without you trying to open it. For some people, it usually comes along during their spiritual journey.
How long does it take to open your third eye?
There is no set time frame on how long it takes. Some people take a few days, weeks, or even years. Be patient and don’t try to force it.
How to close your third eye?
If you think that the vivid dreams and psychic abilities are too much for you, you can close your third eye by doing a third eye meditation. Visualize your third eye transferring its energy towards the other chakras and eventually closing.
Well, those are the 21 signs your third eye is already open. I hope you enjoyed this article and learned something from it.
There is a lot of information out there about what happens when you open your third eye.
A lot of it might scare you, but when you know the truth, all those fears will melt away. You will realize how amazing it actually is.
Having an active third eye chakra not only opens your eyes to new perceptions of the world, it also helps you see within yourself.
You can use this to access your subconscious, to shine a light on your shadows, and commence a healing.
Getting to know oneself is a lifelong journey and the more you know, the better you will be at fulfilling your higher purpose.
Are you experiencing any of the symptoms or signs your third eye is already open? I’d love to hear about your third eye opening experience in the comments!