34. Christianity – Third Eye – Middle of Forehead
The third eye chakra reflects the essence of Christianity, inspired by Jesus of Nazareth, who lived in the land of Galilee during 1 ACE to 34 ACE (modern day Palestine and Israel). Jesus was born into a Jewish family during a time of Roman rule. Around the age of thirty, Jesus began teaching that the “Kingdom” was within. This was contrary to Jewish belief and Roman law. He taught Jews, Gentiles (half-Jews) and Samaritans (non-Jews) to recognize their own divine spark. He taught non-judgment to his followers; including men, women, fisherman, tax collectors, rich and poor.
Most saw Jesus as a teacher or Rabbi; some saw him as a charismatic rebel. Others called him the “King of the Jews.” Jesus and his followers traveled to Jerusalem for the annual Jewish Passover Festival. Jesus was arrested and brought before the Roman Prefect, Pontius Pilate who asked him if he was the King of the Jews. Jesus replied, “My kingdom is not of this world,” Pilate had him crucified for challenging Roman authority. Some called Jesus “Christ” and his followers “Christians.” Many Jews were offended as they felt that Jesus did not fulfill the Messianic prophecy, thus alienating Jesus’s followers from Judaism. In 110 ACE Father Ignatius used the word “Katholike” (an Aristotlian word meaning: throughout the whole, of the four winds) to describe this new belief. Romans persecuted both Christians and Jews until 325 ACE, when Emperor Constantine converted Rome to Christianity. The First Council of Nicaea gathered in Turkey and defined Jesus as Christ, the Son of God, second in the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Jesus’s teachings inspire the mind and soul to look within to see the kingdom and the light.
Message: Look within for the answers you seek. Trust your inner knowing to guide you with love and kindness. If you are pulled in two directions see the one in you and follow your soul. It is time to believe in your self and your inner light.
“When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make an image in place of an image, then you will enter.” – Jesus, Gospel of Thomas: 22
The Latin cross (crux ordinaria) is the most common symbol of Christianity. The empty cross reminds Christians of the resurrection of Jesus after being crucified. This cross is set within a vesica piscis to symbolize Jesus as human and divine, born from his mother’s womb. Jesus is often referred to as a fisher of men. The word Vesica Piscis means “the measure of a fish.”