6. Trunk – Third Eye Chakra – Sensory System – Natures Archetype
The third eye chakra is located in the middle of the forehead connecting us to our sensory system. This is the place of intuition, inner knowing and conscious dreaming. It represents the middle world of the tree trunk standing fully present in the moment.
A tree trunk is seen at eye level; it is not buried like the roots or out of reach like branches. The trunk is symbolic of the present moment, our awakened or conscious state, what some call the middle world.
In native cultures, trees are referred to as “The Standing People.”
Trees paved the way for humans to live on earth by purifying the air we breathe. Trees provide shelter, tools, food, medicine, fire and spiritual connection. The Celtic culture of Germania saw trees as families. They named a family of trees (oak, beech and chestnut) “duir” meaning door. A person who could open the door of an oak was considered “oakwise” and became known as a Druid. Druids were able to merge with the spirit of the tree to gather information in the middle world, lower world or upper world. Trees inspired many of the great mystery teachings throughout the world in multiple cultures.
The third eye chakra has the ability to awaken the collective unconscious to become conscious. By bringing the logical and intuitive self together we can see our world through the singular eye of the soul.
Message: Trust in your knowing by being aware and present in the moment. Feel what is happening around you and within you. As your intuition develops anchor it within your heart to learn what feels right to your soul. This will help you sort out what is true. Life is filled with insights. Begin to see with your heart instead of your eyes.
“One is wise to cultivate the tree that bears fruit in our soul” – Henry David Thoreau