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Double Vision: Is Her Third Eye Getting Stronger?

thirdeyeDear Kajama, I have been going to a weekly class where crystal bowls are being played. Last week, my third eye felt so powerful! I could see vivid dark green and deep purple and blue, with a small white pin light above my right eye. I talked about what I saw during our session, and the teacher smiled and said I was going to work miracles. A few hours after the class, I could still see a tiny white pin light above and to the right in my field of vision. I loved the feeling this left me with, and will be going back for more. What do you think I saw, and where should I take this? What does it mean? ~ Bess

Dreamchaser: Bess, thanks for this great question. Okay, the best place to start here is with a basic chakra lesson for those who need it. The word chakra means disk or wheel. As this wheel spins, energy is sent out from our spinal column. There are seven chakra points in our bodies. These are our power points or our life force points. The energy from our bodies is contained in these points. When something stressful or traumatic happens to us, we block up the chakra associated with that issue. Then we become unbalanced. The three colors you spoke of are associated with chakras in the body. Green is associated with the heart chakra, which is, of course, the place where love lives in our bodies. This chakra is located in the actual heart area of the body. The purple chakra is the seventh chakra at the top (or crown) of the head. This is the chakra of consciousness and enlightenment. The blue chakra is the sixth one, and is located in the middle of the forehead, the area of the third eye. The other four are: First chakra – red – base of spine – related to issues of family, the physical body and survival Second chakra – orange – genital/ abdominal area – related to issues of sexuality, pleasure and emotion Third chakra – yellow – solar plexus – related to issues of personal power and self-esteem Fifth chakra – bright blue – throat – related to issues of communication and sound Sound is often used as a chakra cleanser or clearer. The sound coming off of the crystal bowls struck these three chakras of yours. You basically cleaned them out and opened them up. Imagine a really dirty window that no light can come through. One day someone cleans the window, and all this light can come in the room. Imagine how DIFFERENT everything would look and feel. That is a really simplistic example of the difference between clogged chakras and clean ones. The light that you refer to, as corny as this sounds, is ENLIGHTENMENT. It is there to remind you that you are a Lightworker, and you can see and hear things from Spirit. You are here to “use your powers for good.” You will get used to the light being there. Where you go from here is a JOURNEY. Sometimes the journey is more important than the destination. First step: learn to live wholly in the NOW. Also, please look up chakra cleansing on the Internet. Find out how to do it at home for free. If we can keep our chakras clear and clean, we can stay balanced. There REALLY is something to this, people. Learn about it! You really will be fascinated. I wish you balance and serenity.
Astrea: My dear friend Don Sanders has a wonderful song about what you’re experiencing. It’s very tongue in cheek. It’s called, “Open my Third Eye, Mama, I want to be Enlightened Tonight!” You’ve found how to do that in your class! You are sincerely in tune with your psychic self in those moments! This doesn’t come from LUCK, but from hard work in meditation. You truly may be able to work miracles! Whatever this means to you personally is something you and your teacher are going to have to work out as time goes on. Obviously, your chakras respond readily to sound. People are usually audio, visual or tactile. You probably fall into the audio/visual category, since the SOUND lets you SEE. If you take the time to examine WHY you were drawn to those bowls, those sounds, you will discover that your Guides had a hand or two in this process! We all react differently to stimuli in our environments. Some things make us itch, some things make our eyes water, and some things open our chakras. You’ve found what works for you. Don’t LOSE IT! Find a way to stay in touch with it as much as you can. Your teacher can give you homework to do when you’re not in one of those sessions. Insist on it. “Strike while the iron is hot” is a good axiom here. To keep our chakras open requires at least two hours a day of time where you won’t be distracted by worldly stimuli such as a telephone ringing, a television blaring, or a dog barking. You’re going to have to get up earlier and go to bed later for a while, so that you can find two separate quiet times every single day. I find early morning to be the best time for opening my Third Eye, but that might not be the right time of day for you. My personal process is to get up an hour before sunrise and slowly let the “LIGHT” come into my person. Then, as the Sun sets, I try to find a quiet place to allow the Light to “drain” so that I am not all hopped up when I try to go to sleep. Even if you can’t make this a daily process, you’ll eventually find the path that helps you to stay open. Once a person has had that “OPEN THIRD EYE,” it’s very difficult to be back in the “World” all the time! You do have to be careful with this new ability. As lovely as it may be, I’m assuming that you’re still very involved in Real Life. This means you have to prepare meals and go to work and drive a car! It can be quite disconcerting to be driving along a winding road and have your Third Eye suddenly open. Learning to control your chakras is just as important to you now as getting them open was!

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Getting Grounded Spiritually

somewherelseDear Kajama:

What is all of this I hear about getting grounded? It sounds like getting in trouble to me, like when I was growing up and my parents told me that I couldn’t go anywhere for a certain period of time. Several times in recent weeks, different people have told me that I need to get grounded. What’s it all about, and how do I do it? My birth date: 6/2/69
– Katie

Dear Katie:

Thanks for a great question. While I’m no astrologer, I had to smile at your birth date, for a good friend of mine is also a Gemini, and she has a lot of trouble getting and staying grounded as well. You twins are constantly doing two things at once, flying here and there, and you’re air signs to boot. We air signs (Geminis, Libras and Aquarians) tend to live in our heads. While all the other signs also struggle to stay grounded sometimes, it can be particularly challenging for air signs.

Getting grounded just means being fully present in our body. When are we NOT in our bodies? When we’re miles away because we’re day dreaming, we’re not fully in our bodies. When we’re asleep and dreaming (and astral traveling), we’re not fully in our bodies. When we’re off in our heads or immersed in thoughts about the past, the future, or someone at a distance, we’re not fully in our bodies. When we’re not fully in our bodies, we’re not grounded, which can making safely navigating the physical plane really challenging.

I have many times seen people aurically begin to slip out. For folks who can see auras, this looks like a shadowy etheric outline of that person beginning to drift to the side. A silhouette of sorts may emerge from one side or the other or from the top of the head. It can also look like a blob of energy that sort of oozes out but never separates from the physical body. If you ponder the English language, you’ll see lots of phrases that reflect our (more or less subconscious) awareness that this sort of thing is happening all the time. We say that people are out of it, not with it, out to lunch, spaced out and not all there. We say we need to get our wits about us and come back down to earth.

There are many times when getting grounded is actually not desirable, and being out there may be beneficial in these situations. During spiritual ritual work, it’s common to energetically soar above the physical. This is why grounding work is traditionally incorporated at the end of such practices. When I’m doing reading work, I’m in an altered state of consciousness and definitely not grounded. This is just part of the process of achieving a super high vibration. The physical body is vibrationally the slowest/ densest aspect of our beings. If we can energetically leave it behind, it will be easier to achieve a higher vibration in the aspect of our beings we’re consciously using at that moment.

Please don’t confuse what I’m describing with full astral projection. When people say that they had an out of body experience, what they mean is that their consciousness left the building. No one is suggesting that you’re completely out of the body – just that your consciousness is not fully rooted in it.

While drifting may be good for spiritual work, not being grounded in our everyday lives tends to pose some problems. Some signs that you’re not grounded include losing/misplacing things frequently, bumping into stuff or tripping, feeling dreamy or disconnected, making silly mistakes, cutting or injuring yourself while working at some task, waking up to what’s happening around you while driving or making driving blunders, suddenly realizing that you don’t know what a speaker has been talking about, etc.

Basically, whether you’re a teenager in trouble or an adult who is stumbling through life, it’s good to be in control of whether you’re grounded or not!

To get grounded, you need to get literally down to earth. How often do we do this these days? How often do you walk around with dirt under your fingernails and between your toes because you’ve been communing with Mother Earth? A basic grounding ritual in Wiccan circles is to simply lie down with your belly on the ground, or to sit in a yogic child’s pose, which means you’re on your knees with your arms stretched out on the ground ahead of you, your rear end back down between your heels, and your forehead on the ground. Feel yourself getting totally present right where you are. You can drain off excess energy into the earth, and consciously establish a strong sense of rootedness. Simply breathe and pay attention to your body, the feeling of the ground, your breath as it moves in and out, your muscles, your bones, your undeniable physicality.

Less formal methods for grounding include simply slowing down. (This is not easy for a Gemini, I know, but one reason you may be ungrounded is because you’re always flying through life.) Just stop what you’re doing and tell yourself that you can accomplish everything you need to get done without racing. Put sticky notes up, tie a string around your finger or create some other form of reminder to take things slowly. Think of it this way: we lift ourselves energetically right off the ground when we start flying around.

You can also use reminders to become more aware of your body at regular intervals throughout the day, or whenever you notice signs that you’re not grounded. Clasp your hands together tightly and squeeze. Bite your thumb. Slap your cheeks. Squeeze the muscles in your arms and legs. Smack the bottoms of your feet. Beat on your chest like Tarzan. (That one is sure to snap you back into your body!) The more startled you are by these feelings, the more you can bet you were out of it prior to getting back down to earth.

You can also just do something physical like work in your garden, shovel the driveway, clean out your drawers or closets, scrub your floors, mow the lawn, chop wood, cook a healthy meal or bake bread, etc. If what you choose is too repetitive, however, you may find yourself drifting off again. Playing tennis would be much more grounding than taking a walk, for example, because you have to think consciously about what you’re doing all the while. Lifting weights is another good choice.

If wanted to raise your vibration instead of getting more grounded, you’d eat really light, high vibration foods like fruits and vegetables. (Or you might fast, which can really send you soaring). It follows then that to get grounded, you should eat heavier, earthier foods like nuts, cheese or dairy, bread, potatoes and meat, if you’re not a vegetarian.

In telling you that you need to get grounded, your friends and/or the Universe is basically telling you to get out of your head and back into your body. You must seem to be out of it much of the time. Remember that there’s nothing wrong with this, except that it can make living here in reality a bit more difficult than it has to be. In fact, everyone on a conscious spiritual path is dealing with this issue either consciously or subconsciously, because as we evolve, we naturally rise in vibration, and instead of having to stretch to get out of the body, we have to make more and more of an effort to stay grounded.

If you begin to pay as much attention to your physical needs and habits as your non-physical needs, you should be quite comfortable both here in the physical world AND in the subtler planes interpenetrating this one, such as that mental plane you probably spend most of your time in!

Kajama hearticontiny

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Basic Grounding Exercise

groundingby Angela Thompson

For this exercise, it is best to sit in a chair with your back straight and your feet firmly on the ground. You have chakras under your feet, so see them opening up before you do this exercise, and close them lightly afterwards.

1. Start to relax by taking slow deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth until you feel your muscles relaxing.

2. Imagine that your tailbone at the bottom of your spine becomes like a root of a tree that spreads deep down into the Earth’s Core. (This is your Grounding Cord).

3. See this cord extending from your spine down to the center of the Earth. I also visualise roots coming out of the soles of my feet that also travel down into the Earth’s center.

4. Relax and take a deep breath and hold this position for a few moments.

5. [Imagine all the negative energy you’ve collected as you’ve walked through life gathered at your solar plexus, and send that negative energy] down through these roots to be transmuted by Mother Earth.

6. Finally see fresh, invigorating Earth Energy returning to your body through the Grounding Cord and your roots up through your base chakra and then to the rest of your chakras and body. Visualise the roots again and see them fastened to an imaginary magnet at the centre of the earth. You are now grounded.

7. After I have grounded, I visualise the grounding energies moving up through my chakras from the root chakra and out through my crown chakra high up into the sky. I then see my grounding energy mixing with sparkling white spiritual energy and I bring the two energies back down through my chakras starting at the crown chakra through to the base and then around the rest of my body. This exercise adds balance to the body as you are now holding both grounding and spiritual energies in equal measure.

The above article was excerpted from the ebook From One Empath to Another with the author’s permission. Angela Thompson is an Empowered Empath, Lightworker, Author of From One Empath to Another and Reiki Master living in East Yorkshire, UK. Her website, MysticalUnion.co.uk, is designed to help Lightworkers and Empaths who are still struggling with this journey called life. Click here to follow her on Twitter today!