CHAKRA MEDITATIONS: THE THIRD EYE
First, a word about thoughts vs. insights. Your mind and the thoughts it spews out virtually every waking minute are not only often untrustworthy; they can be downright insane. But the longer you practice meditation, quieting your mind and going inward, the more you will experience something different - insights or impressions. These are different than thoughts, and they feel different. They feel like they come from somewhere other than your mind. They just bubble up, and you may feel like they didn’t even come from you at all. Unlike thoughts (and believe me, in time you will learn to recognize the difference), you can trust the insights and impressions that come during a meditation session. This is the wisdom that comes from deep within you; it is your truth.
Now, on to the meditation. With your eyes closed, begin to focus all your awareness on your sixth chakra, the Third Eye, which is located between and just slightly above your eyebrows. Imagine that you are breathing directly in and out of this area, which is about the size of a nickel, breathing in oxygen and energy from the universe. Really feel the sensation of the breath there; continue this for a few minutes.
Then expand your awareness to include the color indigo - a deep, dark purplish-blue. Continue focusing on your Third Eye and imagining that you are inhaling and exhaling directly there, but as much as possible, picture the color indigo as you do so. Surround yourself with indigo. Wrap yourself up in it like a blanket. Keep at this for a few more minutes, gently bringing your attention back if you discover that your mind has wandered.
Then, as you continue to focus your awareness on your Third Eye, say the following affirmations silently to yourself:
I trust my inner voice, because it is the voice of God (or my Source, or Universal Wisdom).
There is no self-doubt in me.
I am breathing in wisdom from the Universe right now.
Go back and forth between simply watching your breath, and saying the affirmations silently to yourself. While you’re watching your breath, focus all your awareness there and try to fully experience everything there is to experience in each inhale and exhale. When you find your mind wandering, then come back for just a minute or two to the affirmations.