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The Spiritual Eye: What it is; What it Looks Like; and How to See It

What is the Spiritual Eye? In yoga classes you may have heard it called the “third eye” or “the sixth chakra,” located between the eyebrows. When we focus on this point in meditation it helps us to raise our consciousness and feel more uplifted.

To focus on the spiritual eye, you do not need to focus your eyes directly at this point, which can be very uncomfortable and make you cross your eyes. Imagine a distant mountain, and focus your gaze at the top of it. Your eyes should be relaxed and looking slightly upward. If you are meditating you should do this with your eyes closed.

As you focus on this point and your thoughts are stilled, you may actually begin to see the visible form of it. When the spiritual eye is seen clearly, it is a golden circle of light surrounding a field of deep blue. In the center of this blue field is a white star with five points. When the spiritual eye is seen imperfectly, it is seen as a dim violet light with a faint circle around it, and an even fainter dot in the center.

Whether or not you see the spiritual eye, by meditating at that point your consciousness will gradually rise until it passes beyond human awareness and enters a state of ecstasy and joy, or superconsciousness.

You can also focus on the spiritual eye while going about your daily life, to help keep your mind uplifted throughout the day. To do this, just focus a part of your attention at this point, while letting your eyes focus on the task at hand. You can also look at another persons spiritual eye while talking to them, to help remind you that God or Spirit is in that person as well as you.

Some people find it helpful to know from what mental position to focus at the spiritual eye. The guru of Paramhansa Yogananda’s guru, Lahiri Mahasaya, said to focus on it as if you were looking up at it from the medulla oblongata (the indentation at the base of the skull), which is where our ego, or sense of self, is located. Because most people’s sense of self is vaguely their whole body, it is easier to direct our attention at the spiritual eye when we focus our sense of self at the point where it truly lies, the medulla.

When we become absorbed in this point and our sense of self dissolves into superconsciousness, the center of our consciousness becomes the heart rather than our egos, and from there our hearts show us the way to lift ourselves up through the spiritual eye into Infinity.


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  1. edun says:

    i am welcome to see the feedbacks

  2. chaz says:

    The eye I saw was staring at me just like a real eye. It started as a white light coming and going then formed into what looked like a velociraptors eye (sord of scary) but I didn’t judge or fear it and it bloomed into what I would describe as the oldest/wisest human eye I have ever seen. It was staring through me like it WAS me but at the same time it WASN’T me if that makes sense. Then all of the sudden it blinked and I realized it was alive, once it started blinking a few times I felt my soul recognize that it was more interested in what I was doing than what it was doing, like looking through a keyhole to only realize you’re staring back at yourself but in a divine form. It was like it knew everything but wanted to witness it through me. Definitely caught me off guard because I had never heard of such things and actually just started meditating with my therapist a month prior due to some anxiety issues that arose at that time(crazy girlfriend haha), so I was new to it. When I came out of the meditation I told her and she just smiled and said I’ve seen it too :) I would go the hallucination route for an explanation but I had never heard of it, was new to meditation and never expected it. I hold it sacred to my heart and don’t share it much because I know not everyone would understand how it happened. Haven’t seen it since either.. but I don’t meditate that often. Hope this helps someone!

    • Brad says:

      I don’t think the eye is always going to look the same for everybody. I saw a regular looking eye. It looked like my own. It almost made me crap my pants because it just appeared out of no where.. and I know i didnt imagine it willingly because i was thoughtless at the time that it happened… but as soon as I started freaking out it disappeared.

  3. asdf says:

    Yes you’re probably right, it is a personal thing to a certain degree. Mine came gently and left gently. I didn’t freak out or anything at the time because I had no fears. I was stressed to the max and wasnt scared of much at that point. Its my belief that were all one being that expanded (big bang maybe?) into multiple versions of ourselves to live life instead of dwelling in nothing. God (life) is inevitable.. we’re proof of it. Love yourself and the world to honor it, in my opinion, it’s a great creation after all .

  4. Anna says:

    I see a circle of light with my eyes open and closed

  5. alfred kamara says:

    i wanna know more about the spiritual eye .because i was thinking that the mind is the spiritual eye

    • abc says:

      Mind is not the spiritual eye.
      1) Mind is beyond the physical body
      2) Intellect is beyond the mind
      3) State of Ananda (blissfulness) or Atman (consciousness) is beyond Intellect and is our true being. It means we are Atman (a state of Ananda (bliss)) and only body die, we never die.

  6. Alfred kamara says:

    For me I think when we talk about the spiritual mean single mindedness

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