Working with The Color Indigo and The Third Eye Chakra

“Learning to see is a matter of learning how to look and of having the patience to look long enough to find what you are seeking”~ Anodea Judith

Indigo is the color of the deep midnight sky, of denim, of intuition and perception and is said to helpful in opening the third eye.  When I think of indigo I am taken back to the indigo dye vats of Nigeria that are sunk into the earth that I saw many years ago in Kano in Northern Nigeria.The deep blue of indigo is a natural colors and one that is often seen in Japanese Textiles.

Indigo Vats
Taken from The Living Arts of Nigeria by William Fagg

Indigo is the color of the sixth chakra, our third eye or brow chakra, which is the gateway to our intuition. The sixth chakra is where we learn to interpret, perceive, see, understand, and recognize ourselves and the world around us both accurately and authentically. It is where illumination, visualization, imagination, dreams, insight and intuition meet.

The Third Eye Chakra says to us I see and shows us the way?  

Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.  ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

Mary Jo Shaeffer in her book Rainbow Eyes: Chakramid Reflections suggests this formula:

The Third Eye (or iii) Formula for enlightenment is Imagination + Intuition + Insight + Inspired Action. Apply this method to your life and bask in the “glow of “living in the light”

The 6th chakra is the area that flourishes I find when I take time to trust my inner voice, I am using my imagination and I am taking action. I am in the flow and I am embracing change. When we are fearful of change, of stepping into our light and our power this can be an indication it is time to put some time in daily to open our third eye.  Here is a third eye chakra meditation for you. You might like to sit for a moment and see what response you feel.

Here are 7 ways I have found that help in opening my third eye chakra:

 Meditate. I light a candle and then  take time to be still,( start with 10 minutes morning and evening, try 5 minutes if 10 seems daunting at first). I start with 3 deep breaths and feel myself relax,then I ask the question: What does my inner wisdom want me to know today? Thoughts will come and go, like the wind let them fly away. Listen to what you body is telling you- it might be a feeling, a picture, a sound. Allow yourself to listen and trust. You might like to keep a journal beside you and jot down after the 5 0r 10 minutes, any message you received. This will increase your trusting muscle. (PS I use Insight timer on my phone to keep track of the time.) You might also use a Chakra healing meditation of mine

  Use Oracle cards: Today  I asked  what will help me move forward now from Doreen Virtue’s Healing With The Fairies deck and drew Letting Go and yes it was relevant for me today as I have some things both physical and emotional that when I release will be very freeing.letting -go

 Listen To Your Gut: Do tummy testing: I place my left hand on my tummy- yes the bare skin and ask for a yes or no answer about anything I want an answer on. A yes is when I feel my tummy breath out, if it is a no my tummy stays still. I also sometime use a crystal pendulum and finger testing.

 Keep a small notebook or use Evernote on your phone and start to record instances where you become aware that you are trusting your intuition. This becomes your record of proof.

 Visualize– Use your middle finger on your third  eye ( in the middle of your forehead) and massage it and then see it opening, like you eyelid opening, be aware if you have

 Listen to The Intuiton Guided meditations that have helped me learn to trust my intuition more.  Whether you are just starting out to meditate or an experienced meditator, Angela’s guided mediations will help you open into your soul, your intuition or what I call your heart whispers. Angela was instrumental in untapping my intuitive painting when she gave me a 21 day prescription back in 2011.

 Read books and join groups where you can share and practice with like minded peeps. The Intuition principle: it is a wonderful simple Intuition guide, Sonia Choquette has been my guide and mentor in this area for many years and her Psychic Pathway was one I started with and her new book Tune In: Let Your Intuition Guide You to Fulfillment and Flow
I have just ordered. You can use you local library too.

What do you do on a daily basis  to keep your 6th Chakra open ?

Want help with opening any of your chakras- check out my Love You Coaching special. I love helping you to love you and love your life more each day.

all my love

Here are the links for all the other Chakra Color PrescriptionsRed, Orange Yellow. Green, Blue, Indigo, Purple

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42 Responses

  1. Can’t say I do anything in particular to keep it open, although I probably should. One thing about Indigo though; The old process of creating it wasn’t very pleasant 🙂

  2. A favourite colour of mine also. I like the content here, Suzie and the suggestions but what most struck me this time is how easy the layout is, the pictures, the bullet points and the generous give aways and links. So I also took some business inspiration as how to help and support without boring the reader! Thank you. On another note, I keep returning to the third eye in meditation recently so it felt quite co-incidental it arose again with you. Thank you for your beautiful visuals.

  3. Indigo is such a high vibrational color and seeing that picture from Nigeria – you can see the vibration! I love the tummy testing -I’ve never tried that method but my tummy immediately affirmed it by breathing out!!
    Thank you!! LOVE YOU! <3 Mimi

  4. Thanks for sharing this method of opening the third eye chakra. This is a very interesting subject to me I look forward to trying it out and seeing the results.

    People tend to have forgotten the power of their intuition in this day and age and hopefully this article will act as a reminder that we are very capable beings and if we re-learn how to rely on our intuition, this will work wonders for us.

  5. Great post, Suzie! I love the indigo color. It’s very calming. I think I should get something in that color just so I can look at it. But in the meantime, I just try to be calm and aware of my needs and surroundings, and I like to reflect, either in the morning or evening, on my day. Reflections keep me grounded. 🙂

  6. I love the suggestions you have for connecting to our intuition. Indigo has always been a favorite color for me and I enjoy the connection it has to insight and intuition. Thank you for an interesting post!

  7. thanks for the reminder and the great tips as well as the importance of knowing our bodies communication and what its telling us in terms of yes, no etc…… I also remind myself to close down afterwards when I have been connected in. Awesome

  8. Suzie: I used an indigo stone in my meditation yesterday October 1, today I woke up with a headache over my right eye and up to the right side of my head. A male issue creating a head banger in my life? yes
    Any other thoughts.

    1. Welcome Jane,
      That is amazing – yesterday a friend was doing a sound tune up with me and I got tension on my right side of my head and them my third eye popped to her calling for attention. I need an integration.
      Why did you think a male issue? Right brain? Possible I suppose. I think it might be more to do with trusting and listening to you intuition. Did you ask the pain ( headache) what the message it had for you was? Also maybe journal
      i found this page for you to read up in indigo crystals – seems the dark indigo has to do with honesty 🙂
      thanks for the question
      Suzie xx

  9. what delicious images! I bounced over to your other colors as well…. I always love to wear turquoise or grab a blue scarf when I’m public speaking… but the idea of meditating with the color is so healing. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. Years ago my University room mates used to make fun of me because when discussing something of importance, as I collected my thoughts I would almost unknowingly start tapping my forehead with my middle finger. They used to think I was doing it to throw them off. It was always a natural and unconscious thing for me. I still do that sometimes when I am alone and lost in thought. It wasn’t until years later that I learned about the third eye realized what I was doing, but what is the connection with the middle finger???

  11. those pots of indigo in your image are quite inviting – I’m beginning to learn to listen to my intuition – thought the tummy test sounds quick and easy 🙂
    A lovely post Suzi and I like the look of the Oracle cards by Doreen

    1. Hi Jacs
      great to see you here. The tummy testing is great you do have to practice i was taught until you get good at it. Those are very early ones of Doreen’s from Healing with the fairies ( aff) and I have just started to used them again because of the simplicty
      Suzie xx

  12. HI Suzie,

    I’ve been learning to listen to my intuition that last few months, just taking baby steps. So this article really resonates! I love Sonia Choquette’s book The Psychic Pathway too! Thanks for this journey into the color indigo!

    1. Hi Sandra,
      yes baby steps make all the difference and trust is a big one for me . You inspired me to keep going with this series after your comment on the heart chakra 🙂
      Suzie xx

  13. Very good advice Suzie. A friend of mine grew her own indigo seeds this year and produced the most beautiful turquoise colour. I know about yoga and meditation, but not too much about chakras. I’ll go read up on them. 🙂

    1. Hi Veronica,
      welcome, how wonderful to have home grown indigo- yes it can come in many shades of blue. Did you see I had links to the other chakras that i have written about at the end of the post?
      thank you
      Suzie xx

  14. Susan, indigo is one of my favorite colors and now I have even more reason to feel drawn to it. This is especially timely as I am definitely in the midst of change and need to remember to “go with the flow.”

  15. This is the perfect article for me to read today. I am trusting my higher self and my intuition and finding your blog has been perfect synchronicity. Thank you for being my messenger angel today!

  16. Suzie, that was a great blog. Right up my alley. I love doing exercises and looking at specific colors to enhance my chakras. Thanks so much for the reminders.

  17. I love how color is such an important part of our intuition. Connecting to mine has made a huge difference in the way I live, and I love it. My third eye is very happy right now….

  18. Hello Suzie, Blues and purples have always been my favorite colors. This has been a difficult week for me. Your post this week has reminded me to return to my intuition for guidance. Thank you. And keep sharing such powerful resources. – Peace & Blessings! -Phyllis

    1. Hi Phyllis,
      yes blues and purples are so many peoples favorite colors and I was just doing a branding exercise and those were still my top 2 colours.
      I hope you have a good week this week, and I am pleased that the post has helped and reminded you
      Suzie xx

    1. Thanks Susan, you always uplift me with your comments. and I am happy that you are finding the posts useful. Yes I did spend much longer on this post- maybe because i am working now more on that chakra
      Suzie xx

  19. Beautifully written and what wise information you have provided. I enjoy Doreen’s cards – I have her angel cards and they are spot on! I will go meditate now and thank you!


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