The Third Eye
The chakra (energy center) located between and just above the eyebrows is the third eye, a mystical inner eye if freed from chaotic mind and emotional tension, it allows meditation practitioners to see the difference between illusion and reality and make conscious choices. It discerns a path to God from a path that leads to self-defeat, a powerful area in a human being where knowledge and wisdom of a higher nature accumulates and guides one into the realms of transcendent awareness. The third eye will witness Kundalini’s manifold visions revealed by energy that moves from the base of the spine to the crown chakra, and into the cosmos; and magical experiences of an occult nature are also made manifest. It enables us to see beyond the realm of ordinary perception into fields of energy that connect both heaven and earth.
Educational institutions train students to create linear and analytical mindsets and thought processes that are devoid of internal awareness. The mind becomes a ravenous dictator that tries to devour every crumb on life’s table. The physical and emotional well-being of most people is shredded by an overactive linear vision of the world. We’ve developed computers, electronic gizmos, rocket ships, technologically built bombs that pinpoint targets…all the trimmings of a post-modernist mind’s use of linear and factual intelligence…an intelligence that has done little or nothing to improve humanity’s emotional and mental well-being. It clutters the mind with ego and arrogance and keeps people from grounding themselves. We’re lost in metaphoric cyberspace. We float around on this cloudbank of thought, ideas and concepts and mistake it for reality.
When the mind stops being a birdcage full of conflicted thoughts that chit-chat all day, when the ego dissolves into a vast, inner ocean of stillness and the third eye sees past illusion to a wellspring of creation, we’ve become ready to receive higher knowledge.
I’m not suggesting we abandon the powers of the mind that have made today’s technological world possible. I’m simply saying this factual, logical, linear mindset has nothing to do with real knowledge.
When the mind stops being a birdcage full of conflicted thoughts that chit-chat all day, when the ego dissolves into a vast, inner ocean of stillness and the third eye sees past illusion to a wellspring of creation, we’ve become ready to receive higher knowledge. The mind’s tension has been transformed into silence. We no longer covet elusive thought projections. Every answer comes from a source of internal quiet at the center of our being. When we’re grounded in the Hara, and in touch with life’s cycles, nature becomes our teacher, our friends and families become our teachers. We observe a mirror of creation that not only reflects our own inner condition, it also defies understanding. It has its own logic; it isn’t a clutter of ideas and concepts that project rightness onto a world of diverse realities. Real knowledge can only enter a mind that is peaceful, receptive and free of opinion.
Meditation practitioners must focus the energy of mind on the chakra below the navel. They mustn’t chase elusive thought patterns that keep the heart from opening; they must draw energy from the Hara through the sex chakra to the base of the spine and up the spinal cord to the crown. Frenetic mental and emotional activity will calm down and the entire chakra system will be nourished by higher energy. A sacred marriage takes place between the soul of a human being and the soul of the universe. The children of this union are wisdom and knowledge. They descend from the cosmos to the third eye and move from chakra to chakra. They transform linear thinking into a cyclical view of the world and separate reality from illusion. We admit to knowing nothing…to being nothing. We allow spiritual energy to guide us through our day to a state of awareness that unveils illusion, a state that won’t manifest unless the chakra system remains open, and we become whole inside ourselves…
(To be continued…)