Seeing your truth through the Ajna chakra

Understanding the Ajna chakra

Anja is the sanskirt word for the 6th chakra, also known as the third eye and is located in between and just above eye level. The Ajna chakra resides over the eyes and visual perception and the colour associated with the colour indigo, which is a combination of deepest blue and violet, It is also known as the wisdom centre and is associated with light. As you work with Ajna, you may want to see it as access to a cosmic vision, illuminating everything as it is without the filter of your past, your expectations, or your judgement.

Once Ajna is awakened, it acts like a gate into a place that lets you see beyond time and space. Scientifically, the Ajna chakra is at the pineal gland, a gland in your brain that many believe is important in sparking psychic abilities.

Many also consider the Ajna as the most powerful place of ethereal energy.

The Ajna chakra is not a physical thing. If your energies reach a certain peak in you, you have a new outlook on life. With your physical,  you can only have a perception of the world looking outwards. Where as with your third eye you can view life either from inward or outward, meaning you can use the power of your Ajna chakra to look within yourself and really find out what it is that you need to do in order to be the best version of yourself. You are already vibrating at your highest whilst you are doing this, it is all about maintaining that high vibration.

 

             The third eye is a gateway to spirituality, to opening the spiritual realm

 

Benefits of opening the Ajna Chakra

Ajna controls some of the highest mental functions memory, recollection, intuition, consciousness and unconsciousness. If you use it wisely, awakening your Ajna chakra offers many benefits. You’ll experience increased intuition, have a better direction to your life, and understand the purpose of your life and soul. You can start seeing beyond the physical, the third eye does not involve the normal process of the mind, it is a different dimension by itself.  You will also be able to see things crystal clear.

  • Benefit of an Open Third Eye :
    Higher Consciousness – Zero Stress, Anxiety, Worry. With an open and activated third eye, everything comes into perspective, life’s often petty worries go to the wayside while you get a clear picture of your true life purpose — and how to fulfil it completely.
  • Third Eye Activation Benefit :
    Razor-Sharp Intuition: Harness The Wisdom Within. Your third eye intuition knows how to restore. Better relationships? Your third eye intuition knows how to attract. More career and financial success? Your third eye intuition knows the step-by-step process. Knowing and fulfilling your true life purpose? Your third eye intuition knows precisely why you have chosen this life at this time.
  • Third Eye Meditation Benefit:
    Align with the “Law of Attraction,” Manifest the Life you Desire. As your third eye opens more and more, your physical, mental, and emotional health multiplies, while new and higher level souls begin to naturally enter your life — resulting in new and better relationships on all fronts. As your activated third eye makes the correct path to success as clear and obvious as the staircase leading to your second floor apartment, meditation will help you manifest abundance as easily and naturally as breathing.
  • Benefits of an Open Third Eye: 
    To know what’s ‘Out There’, Look Inwards: Knowing The Best Path. By activating your third eye, meditation allows you to see, understand, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the previously hidden world, allowing you to optimise and perfect your present life using this vast reserve of new information.  

Negatives…

Like all the other chakras,  You have to have patience to open your third eye,  if it is over activated it could work against you and have negative side effects. Although it is a very dangerous point it is also the best point in the body. The biggest risk generally is falling into delusion.  The best way to avoid having any negative experiences is by finding a spiritual guide. Don’t rush into the experience. Take everything slowly, letting yourself go with the flow of your third eye awakening.

 

 

How to Balance the Ajna Chakra

I highly recommend seeking a professional if you want to ensure you open your Ajna correctly and safely and also to ensure you receive the full benefits. That does not mean that you can’t give that chakra a little boost to your intuitive energy centre, here are a list of exercise you can do to boost the Ajna chakra.

  • Yoga
  • Meditate and Chant
  • Have a clean diet
  • Just breathe
  • Associate with the colour indigo.
  • Use Essentials Oils
  • Avoid Fluoride
  • Affirmations


        Remember most people who’s third eye is open – is not because it was forced. 

 

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Ditch the screen and head for the green ! Top 15 fun mindful activities for children

Why  mindful activities?

Mindfulness has been  shown  to  contribute  directly  to  the  development  of  cognitive   and  performance  skills  in  the  young.  When  children  and  young  people learn  to  be more  ‘present’ and  less  anxious,  they  often  find  they  can  pay  attention  better  and improve   the  quality  of  their  performance,  in  the  classroom,  on  the  sports  field, and  in  the  performing   arts  for  example.  They  often  become  more  focused,  more able  to  approach  situations  from   a  fresh  perspective, use  existing  knowledge  more effectively,  and  pay  attention more.

 

 

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Here are 15 great activities to encourage a break from screen time.

  1. Go for a bike ride: When cycling you become more aware of your senses, bike riding is not only good for you and your child but it is also a fun activity. You can plan a route before you leave home, maybe pack a picnic. This can give you a great chance to be in nature also and ground yourself. Take in all the different sights and ask your child questions. Such as what are all the different noises you can hear? Birds singing, wind brushing through the trees, children laughing and so fourth. You could bring a notepad and some colouring pens and take time to have you and your child draw everything around you. This also make’s a great keepsake for future scrapbooks!
  2. Go to a park: Getting kids outside and having unstructured play promotes a wide range of skills. In a playground not everyone gets to go down the slide first. Going to a playground with your kids is not just about running around and being active, but it’s also about learning social skills, executive functions and behavioural skills as well through play.
  3. Bell ringing: Ring a bell and ask the kids to listen closely to the vibration of the ringing sound. Tell them to remain silent and raise their hands when they no longer hear the sound of the bell. Then tell them to remain silent for one minute and pay close attention to the other sounds they hear once the ringing has stopped. After, go around in a circle and ask the kids to tell you every sound they noticed during that minute. This exercise is not only fun and gets the kids excited about sharing their experiences with others, but really helps them connect to the present moment and the sensitivity of their perceptions.
  4. Go bird watching: Plan a little trip to your local parkIMG_6875 and before you set off research and keep note of what local bird life is around your area. Get a notepad and pen and set off on a journey with your little ones searching for the birds on your list.
  5. Planting flowers: Not just planting flowers but gardening in a whole is a very mindful activity. Gardening is a healthy, fun activity for children, Children develop new skills and learn about science and nature from growing their own food.
  6. Create a time capsule: I used to love doing this as a child, I would grab a few items that represented me the most, something of my favourite colour, cut outs of magazine’s, picture’s and I would put this all in an old shoe box and write a letter to the future, then I would have fun burying somewhere in my grandmother’s farm! You could have your child make there capsule and you could plan a day out going for a walk or a hike finding the perfect (and legal) spot to bury this capsule. I Have seen representations of this in movies where nostalgic people have gone back ten years later and dug up there box with there present family and friends.
  7. Play breathing buddies: Hand out a stuffed animal to each child (or another small object). If room allows, have the children lie down on the floor and place the stuffed animals on their bellies. Tell them to breathe in silence for one minute and notice how their Breathing Buddy moves up and down, and any other sensations that they notice. Tell them to imagine that the thoughts that come into their minds turn into bubbles and float away
  8.  Treasure hunt: Put together your own personalised treasure hunt. This also work’s as a great part game. Great way to get the children having fun and forget all about the TV!
  9. Superhero meditation: While you’re on the subject of superheroes, there is a fun and easy way to introduce your kids to paying attention to the present.Instruct your kids to turn on their “Spidey senses”, the super-focused senses of smell, sight, hearing, taste, and touch that Spider man uses to keep tabs on the world around him. This will encourage them to pause and focus their attention on the present, opening their awareness to the information their senses bring in.
  10. Gratitude jar: Get an empty jam jar and get your child/children to write down everything they are grateful for in the last 24 hours. Then shake it about and take turns to pick each one out and read it out loud. This is a great way of expressing gratitude and becoming a lot more present. It is also a great activity to help bring family together.
  11. Heartbeat exercise: Have the kids jump up and down in place for one minute. Then have them sit back down and place their hands on their hearts. Tell them to close their eyes and feel their heartbeats, their breath, and see what else they notice about their bodies.
  12. Colouring: Colouring is one of the most mindful activities a child can do. Not just for kid’s but this is great for mums who need to wind down at the end of the day! If you do not have colouring pens and a colouring pad make the most of what you have.  There is nothing wrong grabbing a scrap bit of paper and a pencil and sketching whatever flows out of your mind.
  13. Safari: The Safari exercise is another fun way to help kids learn mindfulness. This activity turns an average, everyday walk outside into an exciting new adventure.Tell your kids that you will be going on a safari, and their goal is to notice as many birds, bugs, creepy-crawlies, and any other animals as they can.
  14. Mini golf: Mini golf can be a great family day out, it is also very mindful!
  15. Vision Board: Visualisation is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do and the power of a child’s imagination is amazing.  Adult’s often have vision board’s but there is no reason a child can’t either. Creating a sacred space that displays what you want actually does bring it to life. What we focus on expands. When you create a vision board and place it in a space where you see it often, you essentially end up doing short visualisation exercises throughout the day. So grab some card and some magazines and print out whatever your child want’s and love’s and have them stick everything that they want in the future on that card. Then everyday have your child look at it before bed or whenever is convenient and every week take time for your child to add, to there vision board.

 

 

Literary specialist Sue Palmer is a former headteacher and author of Toxic Childhood: How Modern Life Is Damaging Our Children. She says: ‘Children today get far less chance to experience what I call real play.

‘A recent survey by online retailer Ao.com revealed children spending on average 17 hours a week in front of a screen, almost double the time spent playing outside.

‘This is deeply concerning. Children need to experience the real, live world to understand it – not see it on a screen.

‘We know from research that real play develops initiative, problem-solving skills and many other positive traits, such as a can-do attitude, perseverance and emotional resilience. It’s vital for social skills, too.

‘By playing together, youngsters learn to get along with other people. They discover how others’ minds work, developing empathy.

‘The first seven years of a child’s life are particularly vital to their learning and development. For example, by this age they must master physical co-ordination of large and small movements, such as focusing their eyes in different positions.

‘The rate of myopia, or short-sightedness, among young people in the UK has doubled in the past 50 years, and this has been linked to too much screen time. I believe this is a tragedy we must address urgently.’

The unbeaten heart – Anahata

WHAT IS THE ANAHATA?

Located in the centre of the chest and represented by the colour green; the Anahata is the centre of love, warmth, compassion and joy. This only makes sense that it is the heart chakra.

The fourth chakra Anahata generally means “unstuck” or “unhurt.” The name implies that beneath the hurts and grievances of past experiences lies a pure and spiritual place where no hurt exists. Love is one of the highest vibrations in the universe. To actively show others compassion and love, you are raising your own frequency making you a magnet for all things amazing in the universe. Smile and the universe smile’s back. Love and the universe will love you back. You get what you give. This is more literal than anything when talking about your chakras as your chakras control your karma..

 

 

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A BALANCED HEART CHAKRA

It is pretty easy to know whether you have a blocked heart chakra or not, just go with how you are feeling. Do you feel compassion towards other’s? Do you live consciously knowing that you are whole and connected to all life source?

When your heart chakra is open you are flowing with love and compassion. Others can feel your love and warmth, they feel loved and accepted unconditionally. People feel at peace around you, as there is no judgement coming from you. However, to much of a good thing is good for nothing. If you have an over active heart chakra this could also be dangerous leading to lower frequency emotions, such as extreme jealousy,  co-dependency and harsh judgement on others just to name a few.

It is always best to seek help from a qualified Reiki practitioner when unsure about how balanced your chakras are.

Signs your heart chakra is blocked include feelings of shyness and loneliness. If you are incapable to forgive or have a tendency to lack empathy, then you are leading with your head more often than your heart. In regards to the body, this can include poor circulation and blood pressure extremes. The heart, lungs and upper extremities are all influenced greatly by the Anahata.

 

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