Monday, April 10, 2006
The Joy of Knowing (Third Eye/Brow Chakra)
Do you ever get that satsfied feeling when something just makes sense? I like to know why things work, how things happen, down to the deepest bit of information. For example, I took geology for fun after I moved to Santa Barbara. It was a subject I have always been curious about. I learned about what happens to rock when it is allowed to go from a liquid, molten state to a solid. When molten rock is allowed to cool very slowly, for example, one degree every thousand years, and it is given ample time to bind in the most favorable manner, it forms a crystal lattice of molecules that are so happily arranged that they are the most stable form of matter. The hardest known crystal is diamond, which is a lattice of carbon molecules that under great pressure forms a three dimensional, unreactive and very hard substance. I say three dimensional because graphite (pencil lead) is also carbon. These carbon bonds are formed not under great pressure and temperature and are weak at one point causing the bonds to break easily and the substance to be "slippery". This is why graphite is used both as a lubricant and as pencil "lead". It comes off the pencil one layer of molecules at a time, leaving the perfect amount of carbon on the paper. So these connections of information have always thrilled me. I could go on and on, but I don't want to lose your attention, so I'll get to the point. When we open up our minds to all sorts of information, connections are made. The puzzle comes together. Sometimes it's hard information, like science. Sometimes it's hard to define information, more of a psychic feeling, or "knowing".
The sixth chakra is called Anja, meaning to perceive, or to know, in the sense of dynamic order and integration. The colors associated with Anja are indigo and purple. It is also refered to as the "brow chakra' or" third eye chakra". Clear thought and comprehension are functions of a balanced sixth chakra. Physically, Anja is located in the center of the forehead above the brow line. It relates to the pituitary, left brain hemisphere, left side of the head and spinal chord. It is related to the perception of light, both on the physical and metaphysical planes. Manifestations of health and balance in the third eye chakra enable us to discern and respond to intuitive information, formulate ideas and initiate appropriate action, causing materialization on a physical plane.
Emotional Dysfunctions: nightmares, learning difficulties, hallucinations.
Physical Dysfunctions: headaches, poor vision, neurological disturbances, glaucoma.
Functional Archetype: psychic
Dysfunctional Archetype: rationalist
Goals: ability to "see" other than with eyes.
Life Lesson: emotional intellegence
Main Issue: intuition, wisdom
The sixth chakra belly chain is made of entirely of amethyst. I use a lot of amethyst. It is an extremely powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration. It has strong healing and cleansing powers and enhaces spiritual awareness.