by Shannon Walbran
The third eye, located between your eyebrows, is the chakra (energy portal) with which you can see the invisible. It's supposed to be helpful. But, like any window or door to your house, sometimes it gets left ajar. Here are a few stories for you to read and compare notes with so you can determine if your third eye is too far open. All details have been changed to keep these cases anonymous. Do they sound like you at all?
1. Worries in the Night
I was tossing and turning, and suddenly I realized I was "doing readings" for people as I tried to fall asleep. I was getting messages for people I had worked with previously. The weird part was, the messages were not that important. They were additional details that would not have made a difference to the original messages. The client's question had been: "What should I do about my partner's spirituality, which is different from mine?" The original answer I channeled for her was:
"Please respect her beliefs and don't try to change her. She is entitled to perceive The Universe as she wishes. And so are you. Spirituality is a private, personal thing, and it's OK to have different practices. Please respect and encourage her practices, give her space for them. Take time and space for your own, and *maintain your boundaries* around yours. The phrase to use is, This works for me."
And now, in the night, I was getting, "In fact, you could attend services with her, and you can meditate while she prays." and "Why not make a bigger deal out of Easter and Christmas? That's a great idea and would help both of you."
But you know what? The client was going to figure that out on her own, in her own time. Excessive worry in the night, and additional irrelevant details, were proof that my third eye was way too open. I was still picking up signals from a broadcast earlier in the day, for no good reason!
(Yes, I had already washed my hands after the session and said my closing prayer, but maybe I got distracted while doing so!) I placed my hand across my forehead. I prayed, and I sent good thoughts toward that couple, and then I asked to be completely disconnected from my client. After that prayer and the hands-on healing, I was able to calm down and go to sleep, and I didn't think about their situation again.
2. Tripping Out
I got a call from a friend who is a therapist, and she wanted some advice on a client (again, all details have been changed). This client was having super-psychedelic visions and exaggerated sense reactions to everything around him, and he was freaking out about it. I gave them this advice: the client, who was not a religious person, should start saying this prayer from Judaism. The prayer is to thank God for organs and sphincters (therefore, also chakras) in the body being opened and closed in proper measure. Only God can perfectly calibrate our openings.
In the client's case, his third eye (and probably other chakras, too) was WAY too far open, so yes, he was experiencing "oneness with the universe" and other trippy things, but that's not practical if it's happening 24/7, is it?
Here's the prayer. It's used after you go to the bathroom, to thank God for the miraculous way God created the body and how well it works. God is called HaShem, which means "The Name": Blessed are You, HaShem, Our God, King of the universe, Who created the human body with wisdom and created within him/her many openings and many spaces. It is obvious and known before Your Throne of Glory, that if even one of these openings were to be ruptured or one of them were to be blocked, it would be impossible to survive and to stand before You for even one hour. Blessed are You, HaShem, the physician of all flesh Who acts wondrously. The name of this prayer is "Asher Yatzar" and it is always a good idea to thank God for our health, and for our body's functioning, even if you don't use these exact words!
3. Seeing Things
Clairvoyance, or "clear seeing," is a psychic gift, and it's one that we do want to develop. However, it's a tricky one. A client will often ask, "Am I imagining things or not?" People sometimes ask me about seeing shadows, or something like a "mouse in the house," out of the corner of their eye. Are those ghosts, or perhaps spirits? One piece of advice that comes through for these clients quite often is that they are "short on Vitamin B."
I ask them to take a multi B complex with all the Bs to see if that decreases their "mouse in the house" symptom. Once that vitamin deficiency has been resolved (usually within two weeks, sometimes in three days), they'll stop seeing extra shadows and can then figure out if they are ready to move towards mediumship.
Further development for the third eye
We can look for other ways to develop clairvoyance. Clairvoyance might look and feel like:
shimmering energy faces in trees or clouds words or phrases on a billboard popping out
people's faces morphing and shape-shifting to reveal some truth about their inner selves. But the most important point is that third eye information is always going to be useful and spiritual. It's applicable to our life situations. It's not just for entertainment.
Turning our third eye on and off at will
Working skillfully with the third eye also means being able to turn this ability on and off. If it's always on when you don't want it to be, that can interrupt your normal life. If you're "seeing things" do a few checks:
Are you dizzy? Do you feel scared or worried? Are the images confusing and troubling? Turn your third eye temporarily "off" by: saying a prayer, putting your hand on your forehead, taking a nap, garden, cook, shine your shoes, or do something physical
When the third eye is too far open, it is not the time to read a book, watch a movie, or hang out on the internet. Those activities would take you too far away from grounded reality. When the third eye is properly calibrated, this energy portal helps you "see" and understand the invisible world, which is all around us. It's up to you to make sure your third eye is open just enough and not too much.
When in doubt, be sure to ask for help.
Shannon Walbran is a psychic and teacher who practices at Enchanted Boutique.