Week 7. Ajna Chakra
Light – Intuition / Shadow – Illusion
Color – Indigo / Element – Light
STEP 1: Read theory & take notes
Ajna means to perceive or command. It explores the life lessons that teach us about truth & wisdom & deepens our capacity to cultivate an internal & symbolic dialogue, opening our mind to see beyond reason & understand beyond intelligence.
Through the Ajna chakra we learn about intuition, imagination, insight, thought, vision & self-evaluation.
Our intuition and our ability to see with vision comes from this center. It's the center of divine wisdom, the spiritual eye that seeks to see and know the truth in all things. From the sixth of the seven chakra symbols we close our physical eyes and look at the world from all aspects of self. Our intuition becomes our guide.
A healthy third eye gives us the power to perceive every reflection from the outer world, as a direct call for us to accept it as ours, heal and love it. It is our ability to focus on and see the big picture, which is linked to emotional issues such as intuition, imagination, wisdom, and ability to think and make decisions. Its job is to teach you the power of your mind and how you can, through your willpower, heal yourself and change your life.
The third eye chakra is also responsible for helping you become more receptive to other realities and the infinity of possibilities in the Universe that exist for you. When you begin to ‘dream big’ and awaken to your life’s aspirations, you literally start to create your dream life through your willpower.
Most people have not yet begun to harness the power of their minds to change their reality. Most people have also not yet begun to see the infinity of possibilities that exist, and to use this insight to create their dream worlds.
- Parts of the body affected by the Ajna chakra are the brain & neurological system, pituitary & pineal glands, eyes, face, ears, nose & sinuses.
- The life circumstances that can block this chakra are when what you witness does not match what you are being told, when you experience ugly or frightening occurrences, life growing up in a war zone, ground gang activity or with violence, as well as the invalidation of intuition or psychic occurrences.
- When we are deficient in this energy center we can experience insensitivity, poor vision, poor memory, have difficulty seeing the future, have a lack of imagination, have difficulty visioning, we can’t remember our dreams, we live in denial
- When we are excessive we can experience hallucinations, delusions, obsessions, difficulty concentrating, nightmares
STEP 2: Practise Ajna asana video
(click below link to start)
STEP 3: Read the below & then in your journal respond to the questions that are resonating with you.
DIG DEEP, STAY PRESENT & BREATHE
The shadow of this chakra is illusions, notice what may come up for you, try not to over analyze or obsess. See what you may have identified with & let it go, continue to relax your body.
The questions we might explore around this chakra are about wisdom, discernment, knowledge, imagination & intuition.
Do you trust your intuition?
Can you let your imagination soar and visualise?
Do you constantly justify and give reasons for acting without love?
Do you have "insight" as to what’s happening in any situation?
Do you have difficulty concentrating?
Are you willing to access the powerful knowing that is available to you?
Do you trust your inner voice efficiently?
What does it want to say?
How wise do you feel about your life?
Have you learned from your failures, triumphs?
Is there difference between knowledge & wisdom?
Do you listen to your knowing and follow its guidance?
Does your knowledge get in the way of your experience?
Can you imagine being happy?
Can you imagine being fulfilled, healthy?
How do you utilize your imagination?
What about intuition
Are there attitudes or ideas that have stopped you from trusting this part of your mind?
As the Ajna chakra develops, we can become more intuitive, perceptive, imaginative, we can think more symbolically & see beyond what we know, trusting the mysterious knowing that guides each soul on their path & destiny.
Allow the space to open. Step more fully into the mystery of your being, beyond the physical, into the mystical. Beyond words, beyond thought, beyond reason. In this realm we experience each other beyond flesh & blood, we meet as essence, pure creative intelligence, illuminated potential, we meet as love.
We give thanks for the mystery of it all, the light and the shadow, the knowing & the wisdom, the reason & all that transcends. May we trust this knowing, follow its guidance, surrender to its sacred call & allow ourselves to give in fully & completely to its precious, glorious & infinite depths.
Thank you for all the ways in which we are invited to see. May we continue to step into the divine world directly behind our eyes & witness ourselves, each other & the planet that we share, through a lens shifting literal perception into divine perception which is infinite, limitless & all ours to behold.
Place your palms at your 3rd eyes center, take a deep breath. May we lift the veils between the worlds and enter, may we be received, may our exploration into expanded consciousness transform our soul, awaken our potential, firm our true essence. May all be blessed
Put that energy straight down to the heart center, bow your head