The 3rd eye, also known as the Brow Chakra or Ajna is depicted as 2 converging pedals, representing the transcendence of dual aspects of Prana (life force). This junction allows for the development of wisdom coming from a perspective that surpasses the contrast of “good” or “bad.” From this point we can see into the deeper meaning of the inevitable twists and turns of life. The downward triangle (associated with the Sanskrit symbol) represents the lingum or masculine, while the dot above represents a lifting up of any impure sexual energies into a more balanced place. The dot, referred to as “bindu,” symbolizes a detachment from our male/female body, helping us move passed seemingly irrelevant gender roles, truly being ‘free thinkers.’ On the note of fully using our mind, a balanced 3rd eye aids in the communication and harmony of the left (logical) and right (spiritual) hemispheres of our brain. The circle (referring back to Sanskrit symbol) represents the void, a place we can reach in meditation while entirely detached from illusion. Having much to do with clear vision and mind-fullness, the brow chakra is associated with “manas,” an aspect of the mind that’s able to move past desires and longings. Here, it works with the crown chakra to enter the realm of wisdom and knowing. This is a part of our innate intuition, and some (mostly Darwinists) argue that the “3rd eye” is actually our “first eye,” formed in our brains at the reptilian stage. Theosophists and spiritual masters alike, suggest that the 3rd eye is the partially dormant pineal gland, which resides between the two hemispheres. Reptiles and amphibians sense light via a third parietal eye at this location, which regulates circadian rhythms and navigation This is also present in us and is responsible for the production and release of DMT (dimethyltryptamine), an entheogen excreted in large quantities at the moments of birth and death. All the endocrine glands (including pineal) act together to regulate hormones like melatonin and serotonin, which affect the way we sleep. Interestingly, even after closing our eyes to sleep, we can experience insomnia or other sleep disorders if our 3rd eye is restless and out of balance. Serotonin also controls mood, sexuality, menstrual cycles and appetite, all affected by anxiety and depression. Clearly the 3rd eye encompasses the full spectrum of our senses. We can use this to our advantage as our daily physical senses can give clues as to how to follow our intuition. Ever had the feeling that a carton of milk was bad by the smell of it despite the expiration date listed? Use these simple senses as a gateway to go beyond into the realm of subtle energies; activating your perception that can ‘see’ even with eyes closed. Move passed the Granthis, also known energy knots or blocks in our personality, that prevent the full ascent of the serpent power. Doing so we achieve the insights of kundalini rising. Through this gift, we can internalize the outer world and with symbolic language we can externalize the inner world. Art is a great example of thisJ Our imagination plays powerful part! Do not de-value the realness of flashes of thoughts and imagery downloaded through you by intuitive forces. Open to UV light and its counterpart Divine Light by allowing it into the 3rd eye, the main point for external life energy (prana or chi) to enter and be distributed to the other chakras. Embrace the element of ether, which is the combination of all the elements in their pure form. Dive into a deep luminescent purpleish blue characterized by the quality of its soft radiance that reminds us of the moon light which (along with stars) helps us navigate the darkness of night. The “way of the third eye” is seeing everything as it is from a point of “witness.” Think (clearly) about these attainable mystic abilities while coloring and creating a world of your own.