Since ancient times, the third eye has been revered by all sorts of cultures. It’s seen as a spiritual symbol representing our ability to conquer all sorts of challenges in life. But it’s actually deeper than that. In all sorts of eastern traditions, the spiritual eye is considered to be real; something that anyone can perceive and clearly see with deep concentration. If someone has been meditating on this spot with regularity, it will begin to manifest with increasing frequency.
Here’s how you can begin to tell if the third eye is opening and if you’re making progress in your meditations!
1) Dull sensation of pressure between the eyebrows
Typically when the third eye begins to manifest on a deeper level, there is a corresponding awareness of sensation between the eyebrows. It may feel like someone is lightly touching you at this point, or warmth. Many times this sensation can appear out of nowhere- whether or not you’re having spiritual thoughts. It’s almost as if it’s a reminder to pull you back into that spiritual mindset.
Spiritual development naturally increases the intuition. Intuition is the ability to know something will happen before it actually does; it’s a subtle feeling that comes and goes without warning. But over time, this feeling can get stronger and stronger, and become a guiding principle in our lives.
3) Gradual, persistent change
More than anything, getting in tune with the spiritual eye gradually changes our personality and perspective in life. It’s a gradual change that creates positive changes, without being forced or shamed into it. You do it because you want to- not because it’s required or recommended. You can see it in the way treat others especially; are you less selfish, more forgiving?
These are the things to watch out for.
4) Deeper connection to an inner self-reliance
You know yourself, but do you know your Self? In the east, there’s a big distinction between the self and the Self. It’s the difference between thinking you’re a personality with likes and dislikes and thinking you’re a spark of the universe. That kind of distinction will completely change the way you view yourself and the world and give you a new sense of strength and confidence. If you’re getting a calm, clear feeling that the world is completely open to you and your potential is limitless, this is a sign you’re identifying more with the Self and connecting to the third eye.
Certainly, many of the things above are subtle; they’re not always immediately apparent or overwhelming.
But the vision of lights is much more apparent.
When concentrating deeply on the spiritual eye (such as in meditation), the light of the spiritual eye may appear. It can be lots of different circular shapes and lights…but when it’s in full manifestation, it takes on the form of a white five-pointed star in a dark blue sphere, surrounded by a golden circle. This final form of the spiritual eye has been known for centuries in many cultures worldwide and celebrated in all kinds of artwork and religious works.