The All-Seeing Third Eye – Ajna Chakra


The sixth chakra is called the Third Eye chakra and its original Sanskrit name is Ajna. The meaning of Ajna is ‘perception’ but also ‘become aware of’ and ‘control’. The Third Eye chakra is depicted as a two leafed lotus flower. The two leaves are placed next to the heart of the flower, like wings. In the heart of the flower, an inverted triangle can be found and a crescent moon placed over it.

This chakra is situated in the middle of the forehead, right over the bridge of the nose, between the physical eyes. The Ajna chakra is connected to the pituitary gland in the endocrine system. The Third Eye chakra is associated with psychic abilities, clairvoyance, the power of thought, imagination and seeing on all levels and intuition. The function of this chakra is aptly described by its Sanskrit name Ajna, meaning command. It is from this level, when we reach it, that we can control or command the whole personality or lower self. This is the seat of mind and at this level we experience mentation; that is to say, a flow of mental images and abstract ideas continually coming and going in the mind.

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