Is It Bad to Open Your Third Eye?

Is It Bad to Open Your Third Eye

Is it bad to open your third eye? Opening your third eye can be an incredibly freeing and profound experience but it can come with some ‘side effects’ that some people could perceive as ‘bad’.

The concept of the third eye, being a phenomenon that’s both mystical and not “logically” explainable, carries a negative stigma surrounding it.

Before answering the question of whether it’s bad to open your third eye, let’s look into why people want it opened in the first place.

The concept of the third eye can be scary or silly to some, but those who believe in its power and have an open third eye can gain the benefits that come with it.

Why do people open their third eyes?

Here are 10 reasons why it is bad to open your third eye. The purpose here is not to ‘scare’ you or to put you off in any way.

Its more about being aware of what the consequences could be and who you can expect.

1. A stronger intuition

Having an open third eye means gaining a stronger sense of inner wisdom in the form of one’s intuition.
Intuition is like the “gut feeling” we have about certain people, events, or situations; it’s not something that can be logically backed up, but you might feel a sense that you should or shouldn’t push through with something.

In people with open third eyes, this gut sense gets stronger and clearer.

This can be useful for guiding yourself towards better choices in life, from things as small as not going to that dinner because you felt strongly that something bad might happen to reaching out to an old friend because you feel a strong pull towards them.

This wisdom can keep you out of troublesome situations or lead you into beneficial ones, an ability that not all people want but is sought after by those who want to open their third eyes.

2. A higher consciousness

With the wisdom from the third eye comes the ability to see different perspectives—points of view that may seem obvious now but weren’t accessible to us before. This is because it lets us see the bigger picture, the grander scheme of the universe.

As you can imagine, gaining a better understanding of how things are can lead to less negative feelings like stress and anxiety because you’d be able to set aside any personal reactions to situations and focus on what truly matters.

Things that may have troubled you before can seem insignificant or easy to resolve now because you were able to step back and see the bigger picture.

3.Empathy towards others

Seeing the wider perspective can lead to better relationships with other people as well.

Being empathic means that you know how to put yourself in other people’s shoes, and having an open third eye can magnify that ability because now you’re more patient and understanding towards things (and people).

People that used to make you angry could be more easily tolerated now because you’re calmer.

People whose behavior you found erratic and confusing can be understood once you’ve opened yourself up to what their life and mindset must be like.

It’s easier to relate to people when you have a broader perspective on life because everything in general seems more easily dealt with.

This is one of the reasons why people want to have an open third eye.

4.Manifestation and attraction

With an open third eye, manifestation comes easier; a stronger connection to and relationship with the universe is more possible than ever.

Being open to receiving what the universe is ready to give has countless benefits—as countless as the things you want to be a magnet for (like fulfillment and good energy).

But is it bad to open your third eye?

With all of the benefits of having an open third eye comes drawbacks and negative side effects, some strong enough that could even discourage one from opening it in the first place.

1. The sixth sense can get overstimulated

Anxiety can come from feeling too many things at once, especially things that you might not understand. You might be anxious about feeling things you don’t want to feel right now, such as physical manifestations of the psychic world (hearing and seeing things).

Intense headaches are also a possibility, as well as difficulty falling asleep because you sense too much to be able to relax or because you see bright lights even when your eyes are closed.

This overstimulation can pose a problem because while the sixth sense can offer you sensations you can’t feel with the other five senses, it can take some getting used to.

Imagine being able to see with your two eyes for the first time. Seeing light would take some adjustment, and it might be uncomfortable at first because you can feel like you’re seeing too much of it—as compared to nothing at all.

The same can be said of the third eye; feeling too many things at once can get distracting and disturbing.

2. Nightmares

Having an open third eye can give you vivid and lucid dreams which can be magical and beautiful—if they’re good dreams.

You could get stuck in a nightmare that’s so vivid, it could leave you frightened even after you wake up.

Feeling like you’re truly in the dream and feeling like you’re awake in the dream can be scary when it’s a nightmare. This is the case especially if it’s one that you can’t force yourself to wake up from because you’ll have to feel everything, the same way you would with a good dream.

3. Inability to establish emotional boundaries

Being an empath has its drawbacks, too. If your empathy is uncontrollable, you could not only see things from others’ perspectives; you can also feel it when others feel negative emotions.

This might be something you brush off at first, saying it’s okay because helping other people is worth it, but it can get heavy after a long time of picking up negative energies from others.

There needs to be a healthy balance and boundary between your emotions and other people’s emotions; with an uncontrollable one, it can be bad to open your third eye for this reason.

Even without an open third eye, it can be difficult to maintain this balance. This gets magnified with enhanced empathy, and the result might even get you to stop talking to people altogether.

4. Strain on relationships

Not everyone can be accepting of a person with an open third eye, especially if they’re vocal about it.

If, for example, you chose to embrace your open third eye and use it to help guide yourself towards better choices, you’d have to communicate these choices to the people around you.

Some people in your life might be able to accept and understand that as well, and some might not.

Another example is people who your intuition has led you to believe aren’t trustworthy anymore. This can be a problem if the person in question is a significant other or a family member. What would you do with that relationship then?

Some ties are harder to break than others, and some ties you might not even want to sever in the first place.

How you act on your intuition depends on you, but it might cause some confusing or disturbing thought patterns while you’re in the discerning process; your third eye might tell you one thing and your knowledge of your relationships might tell you another.

5. Unwanted astral projection

Suddenly losing track of your body can be inconvenient when you’re just trying to go through the daily motions of your life.
Imagine trying to get some work done at home and being unable to stop your consciousness from detaching from your body.

Out-of-body experiences that you don’t want at the moment can disrupt your peace and seriously hinder you from living your life normally.

6. General detachment from reality

Being in a higher state of consciousness can lead you to neglect the physical world. You might feel like living is subjective, like nothing is real, and this can throw you into inner chaos if you don’t manage to ground yourself into your body and life.

You can’t reap the benefits of having an open third eye if you’re not grounded in reality.

This is needed for you to be able to carry out what you’ve learned throughout your psychic journey.

In this way, it can be bad to open your third eye at all; would you really give up your physical life in pursuit of a higher one? Will there be a use for a higher one if you’re so detached from reality that you can’t put it to use?

It can be difficult to objectively answer the question of whether it’s bad to open your third eye. This is because several factors are involved that vary across people, such as disposition, experience, openness, and the like.

While there are these negative side effects, the flip side is all of the benefits that you can get if you’re able to use your third eye with wisdom and intent.

That being said, there’s no right or wrong answer to the question of whether it’s bad to open it; the question is whether the benefits are worth the potential risks and whether you’re prepared to begin this journey knowing that it might take some work to make it worth it.


With a passion for spirituality, self discovery, and understanding this life, Neod spends his time musing about what is, what could be and what might come about. After writing for 20 years he's still growing, learning, exploring and sharing with love, joy and compassion.

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