6th or Brow Chakra
If you have issues with symbols, images, dreams, vision or intuition, this is one to work on. Associated colors: indigo and/or dark blue. Located at the center of forehead between the eyes.
The healing art of placing stones on or near Chakra centers is widely accepted in Crystal Healing, Reiki, Massage Therapies, Ayurvedic and Yoga practices all over the world.
The 6th Chakra is about intuition and self-reflection. This Chakra can suffer a trauma when things you have seen don't match what you have been told, you have lived in a violent environment or do not validate occurances of psychic intuition. This Chakra is developed during adolescence and it helps in establishing your personal identity and the ability to percieve patterns.
When In Balance...
We are intuitive, have a good memory, can remember dreams, can think symbolically and are able to visualize. Additionally, we will be very perceptive and imaginative.
We may have difficulty in concentrating and completing tasks, can have obsessions, experience nightmares, or suffer from hallucinations and delusions.
We can be insensitive, have poor memory or vision, find it hard to imagine alternatives, lack imagination, and are not able to remember dreams. We can also suffer from denial because we can't see what is going on or believe there is only one true right way to do things-our way.
Healing the Chakra...
As in the preceding Chakras, it is important to reconnect with our body when out of balance here. Adding chlorophyll to the diet can help. Work with breath and air. Search out visual stimulation (art show or gallery), experiment with visual art (coloring or drawing) and concentrate on connecting images with feelings.
Stones to Use:
Note: When using gemstones for healing, the energy should be directed through the body flowing from Earth to Sky or Sky to Earth, depending on what is to be worked on. For this Chakra, drawing from sky to earth is very beneficial. But, always keep in mind that there is no "right" or "wrong" way if the good that is brought helps you to realize your wholeness.
A Fun Healing Project:
A great image and feeling connector can be finger painting. It is much more fun if you can do it with kids, and they are great teachers! Use your own or borrow some for an afternoon (most parents won't object if you've hosed them off before returning them and you will appear much less silly to your neighbors if kids have joined you on the lawn if you're a bit worried about what folks might think).
If you listen to why they choose certain colors it is amazing. You'll hear things like, it's happy, it's scary, it's funny (feelings). The swirls will become faeries, or rabbits, or dragons to slay (associating patterns). Listen to what they see. Enjoy their inspiration and relearn your own. And I have found, the messier you get, the more rewarding the experience is for all.