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Third Eye Chakra - Compassionate Sustainability

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It seems fitting that the blog post I return to is the Third Eye Chakra. Lately, I've been so focused on the little things that I've forgotten how to zoom out and see the big picture. It's a familiar story, getting caught up in the rat race and all of a sudden you can't see the forest for the trees. Luckily, I have been able to take some time and focus on what is truly important. The revelations that have come from that quiet period of reflection are best left to another day, but for now, please enjoy learning a little bit more about your Third Eye.

If you're just joining the fun on the blog, welcome! Perhaps it'd be best to start from the beginning with the Root Chakra, then move on to the Sacral, Solar, Heart, and Throat Chakras. This will allow you to have a wonderful foundation and journey moving forward :)

Third Eye Chakra

I've found after focusing on each of the chakras with intention and non-judgement, that this next step came quite easily, if not a little sudden. The Third Eye helps us to see the big picture, to be able to look up from the minutiae of everyday life and see the world around us with a fresh perspective. This is where imagination, wisdom, and confident decision making live, right between the eyes on the forehead (also called the Brow Chakra for evident reasons). 

As creative, organic creatures of this Earth, the Third Eye Chakra is vital for a fulfilling, productive life. When this channel becomes blocked, one can feel a bit depressed and unable to make sound, productive, and fulfilling decisions. So we definitely want to keep this energy channel flowing! 

How can we show love to our Third Eye Chakra today?

  1. Imagine a glowing indigo light just between your eyebrows
  2. Find essential oils that provide a sense of calm, like lavender, sage, or whatever scents you find comforting, and apply a small drop to your third eye chakra, breathing deeply (but don't get any in your eyes, trust me, that is NOT the way to open yourself up!)
  3. Feel free to question the spiritual world around you! Expose yourself to new rituals and beliefs regularly to keep a well-rounded view.
  4. Gentle yoga poses, like Child's Pose and Corpse Pose can be very nurturing, especially when facilitating contact between your skin and some good soil, (though if you're in the Asheville area, maybe wait until it warms up a little)

Are you guilty of being too caught up in the details? Or are you a big picture kind of person? Whatever your style, make sure you switch it up every once in a while, it can offer some valuable perspective.

We'll be wrapping up this series with the Crown Chakra, so stay tuned and be sure to show some love out there folks, 2016 is almost through!

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