Third Eye Chakra Blockage and What to Do About It

Third Eye Chakra Blockage

Third eye Chakra blockage can present as a multitude of things from physical symptoms like headaches and tingling, to feeling unable to access the right place during meditation.

The third eye chakra is the 6th main energy centre in the body and one of the most important for spiritual wellness, connection, and universal intuition.

Whatever the reason for this chakra being blocked or limited, all of them mean that some work needs to be done here to get you back to a state of balance and normal working order.

Chakras belong to our energy body.

Although placed throughout and around our physical body, they are the commanding centres that make our energetic system work. Their effects on the physical body are numerous and having a blockage in one can manifest in real physical ailments and spiritual stalling.

Having a chakra system that is functioning freely and normally, is something that we need to constantly monitor and make sure we look after, just like the signs and symptoms from our physical body.

These centres need rest and recharging just like anything else and when we experience emotional or physical tough times, they need to be kept just as happy as our mind and bodies.

What is the Third Eye Chakra for?

This powerful energy centre is one of the most important in our energetic body. It controls our connection to the universe, our interaction with spirit and our higher self, the ability to look inward in self-reflection, and experience perception of everything around you.

This is where we receive intuitive guidance from, where we connect with spirit and the universe during meditation and allows us to look inward to ourselves and outward at things unseen.

It is also the place through which we receive information from spirit, those that have passed over and from our spirit guides.

This is the most important area to ensure freely moving and healthy energy, if we don’t, then it can dull our intuitive senses and make understanding higher messages and guidance difficult.

The third eye is also our most perceptive seer. When we work on ourselves and maybe need to look a little deeper than we would like, our third eye is always the truth teller.

More perceptive than we are sometimes comfortable with, this centre always tells the brutal and beautiful truth. So if you are trying to navigate a difficult decision or responsibility in yourself, then the third eye is the one to tell you what you need to hear.

Why might you have a Third Eye Chakra blockage?

There are many reasons for a Third Eye Chakra blockage. And it is up to you to work out why. It could be that you are just starting on your spiritual journey and someone has told you that your third eye could do with some work to open it further, or you are having trouble connecting during meditation.

It might be that you do not trust your abilities and the connection you have to higher places or the information you are receiving. As the energetic centre for clairvoyance, this can be a problem that we all battle with at times.

The third eye can also teach us about self-reflection, and if we refuse to question ourselves, this centre can become dulled and not as easily accessible as we would like.

In any of these cases, learning to trust and to develop this centre is of the upmost importance if you want to progress on your spiritual path, whatever that may look like.

How to Unblock The Third Eye Chakra

There are many ways of doing this, but all involve trust, first and foremost. Trust that you yourself are receiving information and intuition that is very real, that will be correct for you and others.

This can be a difficult thing to develop, as most of our lives we are taught that these things do not exist, or that we will be met with resistance if you give an intuitive message to someone.

Know this: the universe will never give you something that is not correct or won’t make a difference to someone.

Every piece of information you receive is correct and will eventually be understood by another person, regardless of if they can take it at the time. You are not making this up and you are right.

Once you can at least accept that knowledge, you will already have healed your third eye immensely.

Meditation is a great way to begin to understand the reason why you are experiencing resistance in this energy centre. Here’s a great exercise to help you clear your third eye chakra blockage.

I would suggest sitting down in a place were you will not be interrupted for a couple of hours.

  1. Close your eyes and start by visualising roots coming from your feet, down into the earth and really rooting in her foundations.

    Draw golden light up from the earth and into your first chakra, the base chakra. Imagine it opening into a large ball of red light. It really helps to visualise things that are this colour: red flowers, red balloons, rooms full of everything red.

    This will help focus the energy into its heart.
  2. Then move the golden light into your second centre: The Sacral Chakra. This is orange. Visualise a similar thing as before.

    Move through each centre whilst drawing this energy upwards; yellow for the solar plexus, green for the heart, light blue for the throat, then move up to your third eye.

    Your third eye is a beautiful purple colour.
  3. Bring the energy up from where you’ve already worked on and start focusing it into the space in the middle of your skull and out between your eyes.

    You may find that you need to remove stagnant energy here, old beliefs or this may be your first time doing any of this. Pay attention to your thoughts and things you may see here.

    Do you have any information given to you as to why you may be blocked? Whatever it is, this can be moved.
  4. Breathe in, bring more energy up through from the earth and breath it out and through between your eyes. This will move any energy that no longer needs to be there.

    Do this for as long as it takes to feel clearer and more balanced here. Once done, you can continue to open the chakra as you have done for all of the ones before.
  5. Finally, to complete the energy flow, open your crown chakra in the same way; this is white. Focus on the energy flowing through your whole body and connecting with the white light of the universe above.
  6. Now go back to your third eye centre. Sometimes it can help to look at your third eye as if you were looking in a mirror. Watch it get bigger and brighter.

    Make it big enough for your attention to move into. Once inside that space: it is generally just space, free of anything.

    This is the place that you can access everything and anything you wish.
  7. If you would like to meet your guides, your higher self or a loved one, this is the place that you need to access every time to receive clear messages.

    Ask for the person that you would like to meet and trust that the person that shows themselves next to you, is indeed the person that you asked for.

It is in this space that you can ask to understand anything about the universe, your life path, or your worldly priorities.

The information that you receive will be exactly as the universe intends, with great love, kindness, and joy. You may have beautiful experiences, visions, and information downloads. Take each and every experience with gratitude and faith.

You will find that doing this process repeatedly, will really strengthen this centre and enable you to access any information that you want. It will also strengthen the bond that you have with your guides and spirit team.

So much so, that you may begin to access them without going through such a deep and intended meditation. You will get to know each other and learn your common language with one another, so that you may communicate in a quicker and easier way.

Just trust. Trust that anything that connects with you in this space is from the universe and is of the highest of good. Enjoy this experience, as you can literally ask for anything to be shown to you.

You will find that meditating becomes something that you don’t just do because you must, or should, it will become a thing filled with excitement and joy for the unknown.

A place where you have no idea what is coming next, and it will surprise you each and every time that you visit 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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