What is the Third Eye?

third eyeThe third eye is the ability to see what might be: In other words the third eye is our ability to see potential.

It’s a sense and it can be developed to be more refined and accurate than only being a hunch.

The Third Eye is a natural part of every person, but it’s a “meta” organ. In other words: it consists of all the senses and mind working together as a larger more powerful sensory organ. The Third Eye is a very clever bit of natural evolution: a meta organ designed to sense, connect to patterns and then relay that data back in overlays of information on top of your other senses.

Once opened it’s a very powerful ability, powerful enough that it literally can drive people insane if not understood, accepted or developed correctly. Also due to lack of understanding more people than not mislabel, run away from the ability or take it to strange descriptions… which further muck and murk the waters of what the Third Eye truly is.

The Third Eye as a sense can be used in many different ways. It opens up our senses to patterns around us. It’s used by seers to make connections and answer questions. It’s used by energy workers to feel the energy and then manipulate that energy. It’s part of empathy where a person can touch and feel the emotions of others. Many other examples exist for how people use the Third Eye.

 

The Third Eye and Energy Work

Let’s look at one use. It’s possible to use the Third Eye to learn how to sense and visually interpret energy around us. This helps people work with the process of Motion, Activity and Interchange more easily and completely. Energy instead of being abstract concept then becomes a tangible property of life to work with once you learn how to sense it and interact with it.

Does a Taoist / Shaman really see energy? Not directly. Anyone can see the end results of energy in action, seeing energy directly is another thing all together. However, the Third Eye can develop the ability to process information and then overlay that information over our other senses in such a way we can then interpret and interact with energy in a more precise manner. In this way, we can “see” energy.

third eye openingThis can appear as being a mystical power due to the relative nature of the skill. But it’s a very real and tangible skill.

Some people do take this and go too far, make it fantasy. So you do need to be careful with people saying they are energy workers. Another problem is the relative nature of the skill. What one energy worker will sense, is different than another energy worker. Some commonalities exist. We are human, and our form, our shape help push us towards common baselines. However, the unique experiences and nature of each person also ensures that each energy worker will see things from a different angle.

Lets use Aura’s as an example.

Some people do see an “aura” or “light”. With training many people can be taught how to view aura’s in a “standard way”.

However: it’s not what most people think it is. Your eyes only “see” what they are designed to see. But the mind can overlay additional information over each sense. Auras are such an information overlay.

The brain has the ability to process visual information, and it has the ability to use all that circuitry to pump back information in the form of visual response: which doesn’t have to be from the eyes.

Your whole neural network, your mind and sense organs form a larger more sensitive “antenna” to pick up on energy and patterns. The mind then has the problem of how to send that information back to you. It has to use what it already has access to: the 5 normal senses. For example: at times in energy work, it can send back the images for you as an “aura” to then interpret. In reality what you are seeing is slightly different than that: but it’s the best method the “third eye” has to relay the information back to you. This becomes the “aura” as the translated result.

 

Developing the Third Eye

Because so much of this depends on your ability to interpret the results: this creates lots of room for mis-translation between the “facts” and what your third eye returns to you. Also because we see things differently, it can be problematic to exchange the information back and forth between each other in a clear fashion. This opens up quite a bit of room for mystical practices to open up within. Some truly work, others which might vary from person to person in how they tune the 3rd Eye sense, and others such as tricksters to use for deception.

Taoist/Shamanic practice has quite a bit of training regarding how to use and work with the Third Eye. It’s a real sense, but it’s a “meta” sense and it must be “used and tuned” in order to be developed, rather than it being something that just works out of the box of birth.

As a Taoist I have been developing my third eye since I was 5 or 6 years old and had my first vision. When I shared my first vision, I discover immediately, most people don’t see the world in this fashion. Even worse, I was persecuted when sharing this ability. Being so young, I quickly learned to keep it to myself and explore it silently and patiently on my own terms. Until recently I haven’t opened up on this part of my Taoist practice, on purpose, since it’s so easily mis-understood and so many misconceptions exist about this ability.

I have spent 35 years exploring this ability, reviewing materials, and using my background in both Taoism and the sciences to understand it. I have now placed the 3rd Eye into terms which can be acceptable to most everyone. So hence, I am now sharing it in my teachings.

Many people naturally suppress this ability to prevent it from hurting them, to prevent others from making fun of them or labeling them as crazy. With enough suppression any ability goes away. The Third Eye must be used in order for it work. Also how one uses the Third Eye will shape the abilities and capabilities of what it will be able to sense. For all of these reasons and more, this why the Third Eye is such a mysterious ability.
Many different cultures use many varied techniques to develop this skill. Taoists are very patient, taking decades in order to refine and define this ability. The nature of the interpretive aspects of this ability means experience helps improve this ability and it’s a slow process to master.

 

 

– Excerpt from http://personaltao.com/

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Walking the pathless path

Sometimes a lesson has to be repeated for thousands of years, not because it wasn’t learned the first time but because new people arrive on the scene.

The lesson I’m thinking of was Siddhartha’s, a prince on the Nepalese border of northern India. He dropped everything and hit the road, becoming the original, or at least the most famous dharma bum. He travelled from master to master with his begging bowl, seeking enlightenment. As Gautama the monk he became impressively austere. Instead of a loving wife, a warm bed, and feasts, he tried the opposite: solitude, sleeping by the wayside, and subsisting on whatever scraps of food he could beg for.

It’s still an appealing choice, because we equate austerity with virtue. If the stress of a chaotic world is too much, perhaps harmony lies along a different, quieter, more solitary road. But the moral of Siddhartha’s tale led a different way. Leaving home didn’t bring enlightenment, nor did austerity, poverty, starving his body, or trying to force his mind to be still. Instead, Siddhartha became someone entirely transformed – the Buddha – when he hit upon a new road, the one called “the pathless path”.

The pathless path isn’t a straight line; it doesn’t even lead from point A to point B. The journey takes place entirely in consciousness. A mind overshadowed by fears, hopes, memories, past traumas, and old conditioning finds a way to become free. This sounds impossible at first. How can the mind that is trapped by pain also be the tool for freeing itself? How can a noisy mind find silence? How can peace emerge from discord?

The Buddha offered his answer, which is a variant on an even more ancient answer from the seers or rishis of Vedic India: transcend the personal mind and find universal mind. The personal mind is tied to the ego, and the ego is forever swinging from pleasure to pain and back again. But if you look at awareness when there is no pleasure or pain, when the mind is calm while simply existing, a fascinating journey begins. You have made the first step on the pathless path.

This is not to dismiss the other path, the one that takes you away from home into a retreat, ashram, meditation centre, or holy place. They have their own atmosphere; seekers have stopped there for a long time; therefore, the mind can breathe a different kind of air, so to speak, an air of tranquillity and peace. When you arrive at such a place, two things usually happen. You soak up the peace, enjoying the contrast with your busy life at home. At the same time you notice how loud your mind is, how much chaos it has absorbed. So these holy places cannot do the work for you. They can only suggest what the pathless path is about.

Kabir sang of spiritual travellers: “There is nothing but water in the holy pools./ I know I have been swimming in them./ All the gods sculpted of wood or ivory can’t say a word./ I know, I have been crying out to them./ The Sacred Books of the East are nothing but words./ I looked through their covers one day sideways./ What Kabir talks of is only what he has lived through./ If you have not lived through something, it is not true.”

These lines don’t deny the worth of spiritual journeying, but they tell us that there is no substitute for first-hand experience. Where you go to find it is irrelevant. The true seeker after truth discovers, sooner or later, that truth was seeking him all along.

DeepakChopra.com

Hard Times

“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed”  -Bob Riley

All of us face tough situations in life, and we have a choice, either to look up and face the problem eye to eye , or step back, and walk away. The latter choice is what most of us take, but facing the situation due to any circumstances, let that be compulsion or the inner will to compete, & drive the problem away, is something that we all seek, but yet only a few stand up.

I do not believe that anyone is a coward, nor do I believe that all need to stand up and face the situation to fight back, sometimes situation just compels you to sit down and watch, many might disagree with this statement and say that It is not always easy to make an effort, until you have not even a percent of energy left to fight.

This whole drama, about challenging times or tough times is just left to perception. One may perceive his/her situation the way he would like to , for one facing the problem he might feel it is too gigantic, while the viewer might say, it shall be alright soon, do not worry ,everything will be ok , but the consolidation also just works for some situations. If the gravity of the situation is too high, words alone can’t just relieve a wound, in one’s heart. It takes much more.

“People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles ” – Emily Dickinson

Time is a very funny thing, everything happens for a certain reason, and that remains a mysterious fact. People believe that it is called “Karma” , but I believe that this whole world is running on a set of principles , that are so delicately based and rely on each other that each of our action corresponds to the threads of that situation that triggers a certain principle, hence creating a reason, and a situation in which we land up in.

Therefore we alone are the creators of our future, Controlled actions can give you a better view of your own future. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment ” – Buddha .

We should focus on creating a better future for ourselves by trusting ourselves and believing that we can achieve something what we want. Everything falls on this planet, so do we, but getting up against gravity , is something that make mountains look so big, so should our actions be Gigantic and groundbreaking, It is us who can make a difference , and I am sure most of us look forward to make one .

This life itself is a challenge let’s face it & Never Give UP!

Few of my favourite songs

These are a few of my favourite songs which I listen to just soothe my mind , they are wonderful tracks which I feel are evergreen and just cherish one’s memories always.. 🙂

Just wante dto share

song 1)

colorblind – counting crows

song 2)

teardrop- massive attack

song 3)

everything in its right place -radiohead

song 4)

iris- goo goo dolls

song 5)

truly madly deeply – savage garden

song 6)

drifting away (buddha bar mix) – faithless

song 7 )

may it be – Enya

song 8)

Requiem for a dream – Instrumental Version

song 9)

Primavera – Ludovico Einaudi

song 10)

Reflections of Passion – Yanni

song 11)

Champagne Supernova -Oasis

song 12)

Wish You Were Here – Pink floyd

song 13)

Imagine –  John Lenon

song 14)

Nothing else Matters (Acoustic version) – Metallica

song 15 )

Let it Be- beatles

song 16)

Wind of change – Scorpions

song 17)

Stairway to Heaven- Led Zeplin

song 18)

Heaven – Bryan Adams

song 19)

Fix You – Coldplay

song 20 )

In My Place – Coldplay

song 21)

Hotel California – Eagles

song 22)

Man Who Sold The World – Nirvana

The List can Go On and on… I will add a part 2 of the list as well or edit this list with a few more selected songs 🙂