Let Your Lotus Blossom
Seeing the Third Eye
Many of the esoteric traditions refer to “the third eye” as the seat of all knowledge. In the yogic scriptures, it is called the sixth chakra or “thousand-petaled lotus.” Today, the third eye is widely recognized as a reference to the pituitary gland.
With every blink of the eye, a thousand thoughts occur in the mind. When your mind begins processing these thoughts, it is naturally drawn to some, depending on your elemental makeup and the way you habitually think. In other words, what has happened to you in the past is likely to happen again, unless you consciously manage your habits of perceiving the world. Meditation takes care of all this. The dristi (eye focus) is a means of using the optic nerve to put pressure on the pituitary gland, which aligns, through this “master gland,” all the body’s systems and places them in your control. It can be a struggle, but in those moments when things are working in harmony, you will actually experience the lotus blossoming, each petal opening to receive the light.
Recommended: The Finding of the Third Eye by Vera Stanley Alder
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