The Third Eye Chakra, or Ajna (a-jna) is located in the center of your brain and the associated color is deep blue or indigo. The usual emotional associations are psychic awareness, creating reality from thought, and the spiritual mind. In the Eastern teachings, there actually isn’t an animal associated with it since it’s not seen as part of the body.
Even though there isn’t typically an animal associated with this, I see the Owl very clearly for this Chakra. When I think of an Owl, I think of intuition and the ability to see beyond the “norm”. After all, Owls seem to see things that are hidden in the dark. I also think of intelligence and how that relates to spirituality. I know that many people don’t see a connection between the two, but I feel that it’s there.
In some teachings, the Owl represents death, which can be seen as a transition from one state to another. This transition can be from physical to spiritual, from stress to peace, and from struggle to enlightenment. In many teachings, the Owl also symbolizes intuition, the ability to see beyond deceit, and finding wisdom in daily events.
The Owl typically hunts at night and is rarely seen during the day. I find this appropriate since it is in the stillness of night (or meditation) that we are more able to bring our awareness to our intuitive thoughts and our own spirituality.
(Yes, I have been using the same format for the next part, mainly because I want to keep these simple and easy to follow and incorporate into a daily meditation.)
Read this next part over and use some of these suggestions during your daily meditation for a week and see what happens. I would love to hear what your results are. (I won’t tell you the best way to meditate because I know that it’s different for everyone. I am still learning what my best method is.)
Set up your meditative space the way that is best for you. I prefer a light shawl over my shoulders, sitting cross-legged on my bed, with a pillow between me and the wall. I sometimes light incense, but more often I do not. I usually have my headphones in and am playing a variety of tracks (I’ll get into that later). Most of the time I meditate while my daughter is busy doing her own thing.
Once you set up your space and are ready to begin, take a deep, cleansing breath, holding for a moment then slowly let it out. To help myself stay focused on breathing, I will count to four on the inhale and eight on the exhale. Continue breathing in this manner, letting your body relax with each breath. Place your hands over your forehead and feel the warmth from your hands, envisioning a deep, blue-purple glow flowing from your hands to your center of your brain (you don’t have to leave your hands here for the entire meditation, just for the length of time that it feels right for you). When you reach a state of relaxation, ask whatever guide you have (Spirit, Universe, God, or just your own Self) that you be introduced to Owl. Visualize the quiet observation that is usually associated with the Owl as they peer through the dark, looking for what most of us cannot see. Think about the clarity that an Owl sees its prey and how that can be used to see the hidden truths of our own lives. Allow whatever thoughts that might come your way to float up to the surface so that you can see them more clearly. This will give you the chance to increase the energy in your meditation.
When you begin to lose focus on the meditation, whether it’s five minutes or fifty, thank the energy of the Owl for coming to you that day. Take another deep breathe and stretch your arms as if you were about to take flight. If you did not feel a connection to Owl during this meditation, do not be discouraged. Try again tomorrow at a different time of the day.
Thank you for sharing this with me. May your day be blessed.