The Third Eye is a natural part of every person. One way to think of it is as a “meta” organ that consists of your mind and all of your senses working together as a larger, more powerful sensory organ. It’s a very clever bit of natural evolution that allows you to see the patterns in your life. What is more interesting, your third eye can reveal these patterns to you by overlaying this information on top of your other senses.
You can use your third eye in many different ways. Seers use their third eye to understand hidden connections and answer questions. Every time you have empathy, you are using your third eye to touch and feel the emotions of others.
How to Open Your Third Eye?
Shamanic and Taoist practices have developed extensive training techniques for using and working with your third eye. It’s real sense, but it’s “meta” sense and it must be “used and tuned” in order to be developed fully. It isn’t something that just works out of the box from birth. You can start using and tuning this sense by connection to a power animal or learn shamanic journeying. A shamanic practitioner can assist you through a power animal retrieval or by guiding you on a shamanic journey.
As a Taoist, I have been developing my third eye since I was five years old and had my first vision. Sharing my first vision with others, I discovered immediately that most people don’t see the world in this fashion. Unfortunately, I was also persecuted by others. Being so young, I quickly learned to keep my ability to myself and explore it silently and patiently on my own terms. It’s only recently that I have opened up on this part of my Taoist practice since it’s so easily misunderstood and so many misconceptions exist about this ability.
I have spent more than 35 years exploring my third eye, reviewing materials and using my background in both Taoism and the sciences to understand it. During this time, I have developed a way to describe the third eye in terms that are acceptable to most everyone. So hence, I am now sharing it in my teachings. Many people naturally suppress this ability, often to prevent others from making fun of them or labeling them as crazy. And with enough suppression, any ability withers and goes away. For all these reasons and many other, the Third Eye remains a mysterious ability.
Different cultures use many varied techniques to develop this skill. Taoists, for example, are very patient, taking decades to define and refine this ability to help them become a Sage/Seer with the extra information they can see. The nature of the interpretive aspects of this ability means experience helps improve its capabilities and accuracy. As a consequence, it is a slow process to master.