One of the most important chakras for spiritual work is the third eye chakra, located above the eyebrows in the center of the forehead. When I teach classes and workshops, I demonstrate exercises for my students to open their third eye. This chakra corresponds to our ability to ‘see,’ our ability to develop psychic gifts and vision.
Many of my students don’t realize that each chakra corresponds to a color and a crystal. The third eye chakra is no exception.
The third eye chakra is associated with the colors indigo or purple, so if you’re about to start working with crystals, look for crystals in these colors. Purple amethyst is a great, all-purpose stone that can enhance intuition but if you’re looking for something different, try angelite, apophyllite, labradorite, purple smithsonite, or pietersite. All of these crystals help to create a connection between the earth plane and outer realms. You can wear these crystals as jewelry, keep them in your pocket or scatter them in your house. I always keep selenite on my alter and make a grid of clear quartz crystals for readings. Give yourself time to work with these crystals. Make it a practice to use them or carry them with you and over time, you’ll see that they can be useful to heighten the effects of your spiritual practice.
While crystals can help develop the third eye chakra, we can also use herbs to boost our psychic abilities. Lemon balm, ginger, passion flower and nettle used in teas boost our third eyes by raising our vibration. Smudging with sage or mugwort, using them in a sachet or hanging them are other options to help develop our chakras.
The idea is to raise our vibration, which ultimately opens us up and makes us more available to receive. Have fun and keep going!