When You Open Two Eyes Open Three
We are a solar plexus dominate culture. What does this mean? It means that most people live focused in their “gut” while navigating their lives. When people refer to the idea of following their “gut” what they’re actually saying, is that they are letting themselves be guided by the feelings that arise when placing their focus in the solar plexus chakra region of their body. The Solar Plexus is the energy center in the chakra system that is associated with our emotions and is located in the area where we feel butterflies when we are nervous.
I don’t know who ever coined the phrase “follow your gut,” but from my perspective this is a big mistake. I have been a chakra watcher for decades, using my natural clairvoyance to observe how these etheric centers function in everyday life. I learned that each chakra in this system of seven has their own role to play, just like our physical organs. The Solar Plexus is the center of emotion and feelings and is commonly misused as the center of perception and decision making. Rather it is the third eye chakra of wisdom located in the middle of the forehead that is the appropriate center for clarity and discernment.
When we use the solar plexus as the center of perception, it’s very much like feeling our way through life. Imagine walking down the street with your eyes closed. It could be dangerous, easy to misinterpret, and more then likely you would get anxious. If you open your eyes and walk down the same street you could still use your feeling, but selectively and navigating would become much easier.
I have had thousands of my students and clients compare their perception about an issue or concern while first placing their attention in their “gut,” the solar plexus chakra and then contrasting what changes occur when they focus out of the middle of their forehead, the third eye chakra. The difference is extraordinary. People go from being anxious to calm, self-centered to being able to understand other people’s perspective, and from being stuck in confusion to gaining clarity and wisdom. Very simply where we place our focus can radically impact our perception, which in turn informs our feelings.
There is only one way to activate the third eye chakra, focus and concentration. In our culture we have heard about this type of perception in sports, when we refer to an athlete who is in the zone. In the midst of being in this deep state of focus, there is a lack of attachment to winning or losing, well being is heightened, and one’s best comes to the forefront. I experienced this deep state of focus when I was in the middle of labor while giving birth to my daughter. When I focused on the top of a pine tree outside the hospital window I was able to ride my contractions and wasn’t overwhelmed by pain. When I lost my focus I became frightened and suffering. This might sound silly, but true, when we focus out of the middle of our forehead as we navigate our daily life, we ride life, actualize our best, and make wise decisions. When we place our attention in the solar plexus our tendency is to be attached to how we want things to be and then reactionary if things don’t go our way, which clouds our clarity.
Try a little experiment, close your eyes focus in your “gut” and imagine yourself late for an important appointment. What do you feel and what do you do? Next with your eyes closed bring your focus up like an elevator to the point in the middle of your forehead. Gently pressure your focus out of this point and image the very same situation. What is the difference? How does your perception and experience change and what do you do? Comparison is a very good way to learn. If you are like my students you will discover that where you focus will impact the quality of your experience and the choices you make.
Any activity that brings you to focus will activate the third eye or simply staring at the corner of a picture frame or looking out of the middle of your forehead while your eyes are open. As you move through your day to day interactions, and decisions, pay attention to where you focus your attention. We can consciously choose how we focus. My suggestion is that when you open two eyes open three.
Ellen Tadd is an internationally known clairvoyant counselor who has been teaching and counseling for more than forty years. She is widely respected for the integrity of her work, the accuracy of her perceptions and guidance, and the clarity and usefulness of her teaching. Her work has been supported by the Edgar Cayce Foundation, the Marion Institute, Deepak Chopra, Child Spirit Institute, the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and the Boston Center for Adult Education, among others. Her work has been covered in Newsweek, and Tadd has lectured across the country at colleges, universities, hospitals, and community groups. Tadd’s first book, Death and Letting Go, appeared on the Boston Globe bestseller list.