A circle surrounds the symbols for the first five chakras. This is not the case with the sixth and seventh chakras because these two chakras represent the expansion of our consciousness beyond the confining “circle” of our third dimensional self.
LOCATION: The location of the sixth chakra, also known as the Brow Chakra, is between the eyes in the center of the forehead.
PETALS: There are ninety-six petals in this chakra. These turning petals accelerate into a swirling vortex when the Third Eye is opened.
NOTES AND MANTRA: The note for this chakra is high A, and the mantra is “aum”, “om”, or “mmm”. The mantra “om” is used by many traditions to achieve theta wave consciousness.
COLOR: The color for the brow chakra is indigo. The children being born now are called the “Indigo Children” because they are born with their Third Eye fully opened. It will be our challenge to protect these children from our dangerous world until they are old enough to become our leaders.
RULES: The sixth chakra rules our intuition and imagination and is associated with the parts of our consciousness concerned with a spiritual view of life. This chakra is sometimes known as the Home of Spirit, as it has the ability to inform us of the motivation behind actions. Through the sixth chakra we can observe the outer theater of life from an inner point of view. Inner vision is also ruled by this chakra. Through meditation upon our brow chakra, we can gain great inspiration and the vision of our purpose and destiny.
This brow chakra rules our sleeping dreams. There are three kinds of dreams:
- Our unconscious dreams, which bring old issues up from our subconscious so that we can gain a clearer understanding of how we really feel instead of how we “should” feel. We can perceive these dreams as nightmares or as opportunities to be conscious of our own darkness so that it can be healed and released.
- Our conscious dreams, which are often dress rehearsals for what we are doing or trying to do in our waking life. After having these dreams we may feel tired, as if we have been working all night, and in a sense, we have been.
- Our superconscious dreams, which allow us to have actual waking journeys through the inner planes. It is important to write out these dreams and integrate them into our everyday lives for they are actual, spiritual guidance.
Even if a dream is not remembered, it still releases psychic tension. Research has show that people who have received adequate sleep, yet have been deprived of dreaming, become disoriented and psychologically disturbed. It is even more beneficial if we learn to remember our important dreams, because they give us important information about our SELF.
There are two effective ways to remember our dreams. One, we tell ourselves upon falling asleep, “I will remember my dreams”. Two, before we open our eyes in the morning, we tell ourselves what our dream was. This activity transfers the dreams from our imagistic right brain to the language areas of our left brain. Then we can often remember the dream long enough to write it down. Some dreams are not difficult to remember and, in fact, haunt us until we process them until we fully understand their meaning.
SENSE: The last two chakras rule our higher senses. The sixth chakra rules our higher sense of telepathy, empathy, ESP, and all the other abilities that are latent within the 85% of our brain which we do not normally use.
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: The holistic thought and realization of inner correlations of Sagittarius/Jupiter, the divinely inspired thought, higher knowledge, and flashes of intuition of Aquarius/Uranus, and the imagination, intuition, and access to inner truths through devotion of Pisces/Neptune rule this chakra.
ELEMENT: The elements for the last two chakras are also metaphysical, or beyond the physical. The sixth chakra rules spiritual vision and inner sound.
CONSCIOUSNESS: This chakra rules the expansion of our third dimensional consciousness to encompass our conscious perception of the fourth dimension. This conscious perception of the fourth dimension means that we remember our inner travels, whether they are through sleep or meditation. It also means that we learn how to integrate the inspiration, illumination and knowledge we have gained into our everyday physical lives.
PERSONAL TIMELINE: The brow chakra represents the stage of life where we are self-realized adults and have learned to live in harmony with our expanded SELF and with others. Since we live in the third dimension, this does not mean that we never have problems but rather that we don’t see them as “problems”. Instead, we experience life’s difficulties as initiations through which we can grow and expand our consciousness. We realize that our true self is a multidimensional being who has spun a hologram of its essence into the lower dimensions to gather experiences. Our self-realized adult feels in unity with All That Is and is aware of the responsibilities of that unity.
SOCIAL TIMELINE: The time era best represented by the brow chakra is the hopeful near future. If we can survive the challenges of today and connect to the consciousness of Earth, Lady Gaia, we shall experience the profound union of Planetary Civilization. At this time, that possibility looks a bit grim, but we must remember that the darkest hour is just before dawn.
We have been informed for many decades now that we are moving into a Golden Age where we shall live in constant connection with our multidimensional self. There are many of us who have that experience in this year of 2001, but there are many more who do not. If we can consciously merge with God/Goddess/All That Is, and surrender to that Oneness, we shall be free of the fear of this hologram and choose the reality where we knowingly move onto fourth and fifth dimensional Earth.
ENDOCRINE GLAND: The endocrine gland for the sixth chakra is the pituitary gland. This gland is discussed in depth in “Opening the Third Eye.”
NERVE PLEXUS: The nerve plexus for this chakra is the carotid plexus, which rules the nerves of face, sinuses, vision and hearing.
CLEAR: When this chakra is clear there are enhanced intellectual and psychic abilities. Our memory is good and our perceptions are accurate. Through our ability to consciously travel into the higher dimensions of our inner reality, our ability to visualize is amplified, our imagination is expanded and we are able to project our visions and imaginations into our outer world. Our sinuses are clear and our hearing and vision is amplified by our ability to use our innate inner senses to amplify the information gained by our five physical senses.
UNCLEAR: When the sixth chakra is unclear we have difficult focusing in life, we can have mental health problems, we may be detached and distant from others and we suffer from intellectual stagnation. We may suffer headaches and fuzzy thinking as well as sinus problems, headaches, and vision and hearing problems.
EARTH CHAKRA: It is fitting that the earth’s sixth chakra is located in the Himalayas, Tibet, as this is an area that has always cherished consciousness expansion and travel into the inner, higher planes of reality.
DIMENSIONS: The brow chakra rules the theta waves of our expanded awareness as well as intellectual and psychic excellence. This chakra represents our conscious exploration of the higher dimensions found within our SELF. Through meditation upon the sixth chakra we can open our awareness to encompass the fourth dimension up to the threshold of the fifth dimension.
SUMMARY: The sixth chakra represents the first step towards our journey Home. Once this chakra is opened, our higher senses are activated and our perceptions of life expand. We are no longer able to limit ourselves to the physical rules of separation from others and from SELF. We will never again experience physical life in the same way because we cannot limit ourselves to the “boxes” of mundane life.
Our journey has begun and Divine Discontent will overtake us if we try to turn away from our greater life. Fortunately, the reward is that our creativity is greatly enhanced as we tap into our inner storehouse of inspiration and illumination. We now seek within for our answers, and we use outer resources for validation rather than as our only source of information. The door to the fifth dimension stands ajar and we are tempted to enter.
Mundane life calls to us to continue as we did before, but we CANNOT. We are different and this difference must be expressed in our outer world in order for us to find peace. We search, inside and out, to find a life that fits this new resonance we have found within. Jobs change, friends change and relationships change. Eventually, we find new jobs, friends and relationships that can accept and appreciate our greater self, and happily, there are those who remain our true companions. With our expanded resources we find others to help us as we, in turn, help others.
We have stepped upon our Path to Soul and we are going Home—Home inside our SELF.