***The Dangers of ”Opening” Your Spiritual Eyes***

***The Third Eye (also called the mind’s Eye or inner Eye) is a mystical invisible Eye, usually depicted as located on the forehead, which provides perception beyond ordinary sight. The first represents ‘knowledge,’ the second ‘the knower,’ the third ‘that which is known.’ The Creator is Himself, at one and the same time, knowledge, the knower, and the known. Indeed, His manner of knowing does not consist in applying His thought to things outside Him; it is by self-knowledge that He knows and perceives everything which is. There exists nothing which is not united to Him and which He does not find in His own essence. He is the type of all being, and all things exist in Him under their most pure and most perfect form. By “Spiritual Eye” we mean the ability to see things that a normal Eye cannot see. It is commonly known as the “Third Eye” or “Vision”. Have you ever met anyone who is able to tell people everything about their present and past lives? Such people exist in our real life and their ability to do live readings comes from different sources:

===People can be born with the “Spiritual Eye” and, in my opinion the best way to have the most accurate “live reading” ability is to be born with it. He/she is also unable to share his/her power with anybody else because he/she has no control over it. The reality behind this power is the Ancestor the individual is the reincarnation of. When Ancestors come back, they bring back many of their Ancient powers; vision is one of them.===  

***The concept of Life and Death transcends physical notions of Noise or Silence. It has a metaphysical dimension that is reflected in these words: Those who are Dead are never gone – They are in the brightening Shadow and in the thickening Gloom – The Dead are beneath the Earth – They are in the quivering Tree – They are in the groaning Wood – They are in the flowing Water – They are in the flowing and still Water – They are in the Hut; they are in the Crowd – The Dead are not Dead.  !!! The African, confronts Death with the Rhythms & Music of life !!!

 ===If a person is not spiritually ready to see, what they see when their Eyes are open can harm their mental or physical stability. This is because they won’t be able to control what they see, and it may be too much for them to handle. An elder once said to us: ”the difference between a spiritualist and a mentally unstable person is that the latter can’t control their clairvoyance while the former can”. Such rituals and knowledge are only given after a divination has been done by an elder and the oracle confirms that the person can/should do such rituals.===

How herbs are used to improve one’s clairvoyance in Orisa/Vodun.

There are certain herbs that are used to “open the Eyes” of Orisa/Vodun initiates to allow them to be able to vividly communicate with the spirit world. Sometimes these herbs are mixed with perfumes/oils and literally put in the Eyes of the initiate. And this can be painful. However, after a while, if done properly, you will start to see results through vivid dreams or actually being able to see spirits. Sometimes you will see things that you cannot believe while being fully awake, but do not be afraid. We have all been there before.” Indeed, herbs are the basis of Vodun practice.

***Some say to look no farther than between your Eyes. The Chakras are believed to be wheel-like energy centers distributed throughout your body that affect well-being and perception. The Third Eye Chakra is considered to be the sixth Chakra in the body. This Chakra is said to be located in the center of your head, parallel to the middle of your eyebrows. It’s believed to be linked to perception, awareness, and spiritual communication. Some say that when open, the Third Eye chakra can provide wisdom and insight, as well as deepen your spiritual connection. Let’s dive deeper into what the Third Eye is, what it can do, and how to open it.

***The Third Eye Chakra is believed to be related to: clarity – concentration – imagination -intuition – spiritual perception – universal connection. This chakra is believed to be linked to the pineal gland. The pineal gland is a pea-sized gland shaped like a pinecone, located in the vertebrate brain near the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. It’s a revered tool of seers and mystics and is considered to be the organ of supreme universal connection. The pineal gland plays a significant role in most cultures throughout the world. The pineal gland is the biological relative of the energetic Third Eye Chakra. This tiny gland at the base of the skull produces melatonin, which affects circadian rhythms and reproductive hormones. This chemical is sometimes called “the spirit molecule” or “the seat of the soul” because of its supposed relationship to consciousness. Still, the link between the pineal gland and spiritual experience hasn’t been scientifically proven.

 ===Third Eye is a window to the spiritual world. Developing the Third Eye is the doorway to all things psychic. The illusion of separation between self and spirit dissolves when the Third Eye connection is cultivated. This can include confusion -uncertainty – cynicism – lack of purpose – pessimism. While the physical Eyes perceive the physical world, the Third Eye sees the true world — a unified whole with an unyielding connection to spirit. The benefits of opening your Third Eye can include: mental clarity – improved concentration – clear self-expression – strengthened intuition – a sense of bliss – decisiveness – insight.

 ***The role of the Third Eye has also been discussed in parapsychology, or the study of unexplainable mental phenomena. Some believe that, when open, the Third Eye acts as a doorway for spiritual communication. This is said to include: telepathy – clairvoyance – lucid dreaming – astral projection – aura perception. Some traditions emphasize the need to open and harmonize all your other Chakras prior to opening the Third Eye. This is said to establish the grounding and capacity necessary to handle the insights of higher consciousness. Otherwise, some believe that opening the Third Eye could be destabilizing. There’s no specific rule when it comes to how long it’ll take to open your Third Eye. Some people believe it can take a few days, a week, a month, or much longer. Others say it can take years or even a lifetime of practice.  

===Once you begin working with your Third Eye, you’ll begin to receive guidance messages and visions. The Third Eye Chakra is sometimes referred to as our sixth sense and is believed by some to be linked to the pineal gland. It’s thought that an open Third Eye can lead to an increase in perceptive, intuitive, and spiritual abilities.===  

EYE OF HORUS: Ancient, this is a powerful Egyptian symbol of protection, also used to acquire wisdom, health and prosperity. It represents the eye of Horus, the solar (eye facing right) and lunar (left) energies, the five human senses plus the sixth (thought/intuition), remembering – those we should know how to use them with wisdom and balance, in tune with the universal mind. It symbolizes spiritual protection and also the clairvoyant power of the Third Eye.
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