In yoga classes you may have heard it called the “third eye” or “the sixth chakra,” located between the eyebrows, or in reality, just behind that point inside the brain. When we focus on this point in meditation it helps us to raise our consciousness and feel more uplifted.
It is not a physical object located in the body, but a light which is actually visible there, ‘behind the darkness’ of your closed eyes. Through that light (the spiritual eye), the deep meditator can gaze into subtler-than-material realms. The spiritual eye is, in fact, a reflection of the cosmic energy entering the body and sustaining it. Its portal of entry is the medulla oblongata at the base of the brain.
The five-pointed star at the center of the spiritual eye is the doorway through which our minds can penetrate into the inner kingdom. The five points correspond, interestingly, to the shape of the human body. Stand with your arms stretched out to the side, and your legs wide apart. That shape, with your head at the top: Do you see its general resemblance to a five-pointed star?
The original design of our bodies was based on that star in the spiritual eye. We were literally made ‘in the image of God.’ This wasn’t a merely poetic image meant to indicate somehow a higher potential in ourselves. And it didn’t mean, as orthodox dogma would have it, that only human beings possess souls. In fact, we are souls: we possess bodies.
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