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What happens when you open your third eye?

Have you ever been in the middle of a meditation and felt a popor pulling sensation in the middle of your forehead? Are you beginning to experience psychic occurrences? Do senses feel heightened to you?

Well, you’re not alone. I’ve gone through the same experienceswhich have left me confused and wondering about my sanity, and as a wife and mother, I need my sanity.

So I did some research. I knew about spiritual awakenings, but I’d never bothered to learn about what happens when you open your third eye. Now I’m going to teach you what I learned.

What is the Third Eye?

The third eye is a chakra, which is a name for an energy center in the body. There are thought to be seven chakras that are located along your spine towards the crown of your head. The third eye chakra is the sixth chakra in the series; it is located on your forehead and between your eyes.

Why is it Important?

According to Wikipedia, your third eye is the location of all of your psychic abilities. It is the gate through which you can access inner spiritual realms and when open, it can help you attain higher levels of consciousness. Having an open third eye will, in theory, heighten your spirituality.

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The First Sign

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably read about the third eye and the various ways you can open it. There are several ways, including trying Awakening and Kundalini exercises, but the most common method is meditation, which is how I opened my third eye.

No matter how it happens for you, the first sign you’ll notice is a sensation on your third eye. Sarah Petruno, a shaman, says the sensation on your forehead can vary; some people notice a dull or ache on the third eye, others will feel a pinching, and still, others find themselves with headaches or migraines.

Along with a sensation, you might notice a popping sound that comes from inside your head. Bittersweet on Youtube explains this experience as a sign that your third eye is open and now activated.


Light Sensitivity

Another of the first signs, which I definitely experienced, was light sensitivity and vivid colors in real life. You might find that if you meditate on a regular basis, lights will appear during your practice; the lights are most obvious when they fully manifest and show themselves as a white five-pointed star.

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Clairvoyant Abilities

Intuition, psychic awareness, foresight: these are all names for the clairvoyant abilities that will become more obvious to you when you open your third eye. If you pay attention to the clues the universe is giving you, this sign will help you to avoid uncomfortable situations and pay to more rewarding experiences.

Foresight is just one clairvoyant ability, and if you’re like me, it’s one you’ve had since you can remember. There are others, however, like claircognizanceclairaudience, and more; these can manifest after your third eye is open.

I have to do my due diligence here and tell you that having access to clairvoyant abilities can be frightening. You might see apparitions of ghosts and other entities, hear unexplainable music or feel as though someone is watching you. This is a normal sign, but it can be unsettling.

Having your clairvoyant abilities available to you is both exciting and stressful. If you’ve just opened your third eye, the information you’re getting from higher consciousness can be overwhelming. The best way to combat the stress is to relax and let the information flow through you so you can release it.


One of the most outwardly visible symptoms of having opened your third eye is the fact that you will change. You will shed old mindsets and old lifestyles in favor of new and healthier habits. You will notice that the change comes on gradually and continues without you making a declaration to change.

The change comes from your third eye opening you to new perspectives. You will change intuitively, aligning your life with how you now see the world.

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Quest for the Truth

A sign of a third eye awakening that I wasn’t aware of until I went through it myself was searching for absolute truth. You no longer care about being fed the news, you question the belief systems you grew up with, and you tend to research everything because you know the truth is out there.

One of the ways you might notice this is that you’ll watch the news and feel like something is wrong. You’ll research a current event only to find out that the news doesn’t tell you the whole story, and from there you begin to realize that most of what you’ve been told is wrong or incomplete.


Synchronicity is one of the most powerful signs that your third eye has been opened, and it can take on a variety of different experiences; you might notice repeating number combinations, see a motif reappear throughout your life, or have moments of coincidence that involve friends or family members.

A third eye that is open gives you access to higher levels of consciousness; you can receive and deliver information that ordinarily you would not have noticed. This connection allows you to get messages from your higher self in order to help you change your life for the better.


This sign is less obvious to people but it’s still important to mention because being open to new experiences, knowledge, and even people means you are making strides in your own spiritual growth.

When you open your third eye, you’re not as afraid of the unknown. You know that moving forward and learning is the only way you can change your life for the better, so you take risks that will result in you having a better understanding of yourself and the role you play on Earth.

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So What Now?

I hope learning about what happens when you open your third eye has been helpful. If you’ve experienced other symptoms that I haven’t discussed or have questions, leave your comments below!

For now, I’ll leave you with some steps you can take if you’re undergoing a third eye opening

Research third eye openings before attempting it; you might find it’s not for youRelax. The symptoms you feel will dissipate in timeStay grounded by meditating, walking through nature, and listening to calming musicDon’t force yourself to experience anything.

No matter if you’re ate the beginning of your meditation-journey or you’re already a pro, Meditation with Crystals is worth a try.


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