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The brutal truth about the “third eye kiss” (and why most people get it wrong)

“The so-called ‘third eye’ is not an eye in itself, but a gateway to infinity or self-realisation.”

— Mwanandeke Kindembo

The third eye is the most sacred chakra in your body.

In Hindu beliefs, the third eye is the location of your spiritual eye. This spot is called the Ajna chakra in Sanskrit.

Philosophers such as Rene Descartes believed the third eye is actually the pineal gland.

Unlocking the third eye and learning how to perceive and understand its visions is believed to provide clairvoyance and intuition about life and our own wellbeing and destiny.

But there is also something else to consider:

The third eye kiss.

What’s a “third eye kiss”?

The third eye kiss is when somebody — often a loved one or family member — kisses you gently and with loving intention on your forehead just above where your eyebrows meet.

This is all about intention and sending loving and healing thoughts your way while kissing the physical area associated with the third eye.

While directing positive energy and healing intention toward you, many spiritual writers consider the third eye kiss to be a magical and benevolent gift that one can bestow on another person.

Some claim that it also releases small amounts of the chemical N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) which is released upon death and is associated with spiritual and transcendent experiences.

As An Extraordinary And Ordinary Life blog writes:

“It’s like kissing another person’s soul…Upon receiving a third eye kiss, the kiss itself activates, in essence, wakes up or stimulates your third eye thus releasing melatonin and DMT, as well as heightening your insight, intuition, and connection to your higher self.”

As we can see, the third eye kiss is clearly a powerful gesture that can awaken a lot of dormant spiritual capability and energy.

Whether a third eye kiss works or not depends on each individual person, but it appears highly linked to the power of intention and the mindful and deliberate placing of it on someone for a specific reason and to wish them a spiritual awakening.

Spiritual writer Fred S. explains further:

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“If you wish to communicate affection and love towards a romantic partner, a loved relative, or a friend, you can bestow upon them the gentle gift of a third eye kiss, by merely kissing the center of their forehead, just slightly above the meeting point of the eyebrows.”

It sounds quite amazing when you read about it, and it certainly can be!

Maybe the world would be a better place if we all went around giving out third eye kisses to each other (with proper social distancing measures and sanitary procedures in place, of course)…

But there’s more to consider…

Why does it matter?

The reason that the third eye kiss matters is that spiritual thinkers all say it’s a powerful experience with the power to unveil significant revelation and healing activity within the body and mind.

I know that I’ve enjoyed having forehead kisses, but the third eye kiss all rests on the intention and visualization of the opening of the third eye.

If someone kisses you on the forehead and you feel it deep down inside yourself, kind of where you imagine the third eye to be, then you’re having an experience of that profound action.

Proponents of the third eye kiss say it can bring physical and emotional healing, and who among us doesn’t want more of that?

“The healing power that it brings is immense. It’s really a divine touch. It has been mentioned in many ancient scriptures,” writes Mateo Sol at Mind Journal.

Some have even recommended visualizing the giving of a heartfelt third eye kiss when you want to bring health and wellbeing to loved ones who are far away and you can’t currently be with.

During these tough times of separation and social distancing that certainly sounds ideal!

But here’s the thing:

Before you go planting third eye kisses like Johnny Auraseed, you need to make sure you understand what you could be potentially unleashing.

What do most people get wrong about the third eye kiss?

The thing that many people get wrong about third eye kisses is believing they are always beneficial or appropriate.

Don’t get me wrong here…

Often, they are!

For those who are ready, the third eye kiss can be the opening of a portal leading to deeper relationships, stronger intimacy, and a renewed vigor for life.

But for those who aren’t ready, they can be a very unsettling and unwanted incident.

The truth is that in the wrong situation, having your third eye stimulated can lead to troubling and traumatic experiences. That’s why it shouldn’t be done too recklessly.

The reason is simple:

Opening the third eye can be overwhelming, especially for someone who is not at all prepared or very new to spiritual experiences.

The stimulation of the third eye isn’t just about gently floating down a stream: it can be intense and include some very strange phenomena.

This includes extremely heightened sensory experiences, beginning to see and feel auras, intuiting the future including negative and terrifying events, and having the pain and trauma of others begin to affect you much more deeply.

Other potentially difficult consequences of having your third eye opened when you weren’t ready include dissociation from your body, astral projection, confusing and obsessive thoughts that seem out of sync with reality, and a general feeling of intense anxiety and delusion.

In other words, opening the third eye too soon or recklessly can be a lot like a bad drug trip.

Should you give a third eye kiss to someone or not?

This really depends on the other person, your relationship with them, and their level of spiritual experience and stability.

Third eye kisses can be deeply intimate and wonderful things, but if you “wake up” someone who’s not ready yet it can be terrifying and they may resent you for it.

In addition, it’s worth considering that there are other ways to open the third eye more gradually.

As spiritual writer Amit Ray says:

“Through systematic meditation, one can awaken the third eye and touch the cosmic awareness.

“Sushumna Nadi is the subtle pathway in the spinal cord which passes through the main psychic centers. The awakening of these centers means a gradual expansion of awareness until it reaches the cosmic awareness.”

If you believe someone is ready for a third eye kiss and they’ve been asking to unlock this all-important chakra, then it’s a blessing to bestow that.

And it can be healing and sacred.

Just make sure that the foundation is already there are you don’t put a glittering crown on a king who hasn’t yet learned to walk.

It can be a frightening and counterproductive experience.

Written by Tina Fey

I've ridden the rails, gone off track and lost my train of thought. I'm writing for Ideapod to try and find it again. Hope you enjoy the journey with me.

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