11 reasons why your third eye closed

Are you feeling a little stuck in your spiritual journey? Do you feel like you’re not quite reaching your full potential? Do you feel like you can’t quite see the bigger picture? 

Well, it could be that your third eye is closed.

If you’re familiar with the concept of chakras, you know that they are centers of energy in our bodies. The third eye, or the sixth chakra, is the one located between the eyebrows and is associated with intuition, imagination, and yes, the ability to see the bigger picture. 

Now, if you feel like you’re not quite accessing this level of spiritual understanding, don’t worry! 

There are many reasons why your third eye might be closed. In this article, we’ll explore 11 of the most common reasons and give you some tips on opening it up and tapping into your spiritual potential. 

Let’s get started!

What is the third eye?

Before we get into the reasons, let’s first do a bit of a deep dive into the third eye and why it’s important that you unblock it. 

The third eye is a spiritual and metaphysical concept that refers to a hypothetical invisible eye. It’s said to provide the ability to see beyond what is tangible. 

In various spiritual and cultural traditions, the third eye is associated with intuition, inner vision, spiritual insight, clairvoyance, and the ability to perceive the world on a deeper, more intuitive level. 

In short, it’s considered the seat of intuition and spiritual insight. 

So, if you want to progress in your spiritual practice, it’s crucial to figure out why your third eye is blocked

Ready to find out? Here are 11 reasons why your third eye is closed: 

1) Lack of understanding

The first reason why your third eye might be closed is simply this: you don’t understand what it is or how it works. 

That’s perfectly understandable; after all, many people have yet to discover how the chakras work, much less the third eye. 

But without an understanding of this concept, it can be difficult to tap into its potential. 

So, start by educating yourself and learning about the third eye and its role in spirituality.

2) Negative thoughts and emotions 

Are you feeling stressed? Anxious? Angry?

All these negative thoughts and feelings can block your third eye. Worse, you might have turned to unproductive habits to escape reality, such as alcohol, drugs, playing video games, or watching TV. 

You know why? Because these activities offer a delusional reality. Once you’re done with them, you’ll feel just as bad as before. 

The thing about negative emotions and delusional reality is that they stop you from tapping into your intuition and spiritual insight. 

The solution? Practice mindfulness and positive self-talk to help clear your mind and open up your third eye. 

Speaking of delusional reality leads me to my next point…

3) Toxins in the body

Toxins such as alcohol, drugs, and unhealthy foods can have a negative impact on your third eye. 

They might make you feel good in the moment, but ultimately, they can cloud your mind and prevent you from accessing your intuition and spiritual insight. 

To open your third eye, focus on eating a healthy, balanced diet and reducing your exposure to toxins.

4) Fear

Remember what I said about negative emotions? Well, fear is another one to watch out for. 

Fear deserves a discussion of its own because it’s an absolute roadblock to your energy flow. 

Think about the times you’ve stopped yourself from trying out something because you were afraid. Whether it’s jumping into a new relationship or going for that promotion, fear can stop you and make you backtrack. 

That’s the same thing that keeps your third eye closed. Fear of the unknown, fear of change, and fear of what you might see can quickly spiral into a swirl of self-doubt and anxiety. 

And you know what’s ironic about this? 

The more afraid you are, the more your inner eye closes, and the more you can’t see the big picture, which is bound to make you feel even more anxious! 

It’s a vicious cycle you need to break. 

To overcome this, practice facing your fears and allowing yourself to be vulnerable. This will help you build trust in yourself and the universe, allowing your third eye to open.

5) Physical ailments

It’s no secret that physical ailments can prevent us from feeling our best and reaching our potential. 

But it’s not just about the limitations they place on your body; physical conditions such as headaches, eye strain, sinus problems, and poor sleep and diet can also impact your third eye. 

Look at any environmental factors as well – long exposure to blue light from computers and devices, air pollution, intrusive noise – these can overload your sensory system and shut down your ability to listen to your intuition and inner thoughts.

So, pause and and have yourself checked by a doctor or medical practitioner. It’s good to rule out any major conditions that need to be addressed. 

Once you’ve ruled these out, it could be helpful to seek some guidance from a gifted advisor. 

That’s what I did when I was feeling out of sorts for seemingly no reason. I couldn’t figure out why until a gifted advisor from Psychic Source helped me out. 

I love that my advisor was gentle and compassionate – completely free of judgment – and was able to give me a unique insight into why I felt so out of touch with myself. 

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6) Limited perception and closed-mindedness

A telltale sign that you’ve got a closed third eye is cynicism. 

You see, one of the most important ingredients for opening your chakras and getting a good flow of energy is open-mindedness

It can be hard to stay open to new ideas and experiences when you’re pretty rigid and set in your ways. This would make it doubly difficult for you to tap into your intuition and spiritual insight. 

So how do you break through this barrier? 

Simple – make a conscious decision to let go of your limiting beliefs and cynicism. Practice expanding your mind and embracing new perspectives by reading books and exploring activities outside your comfort zone. 

7) Imbalance in the chakra system

As I mentioned in the intro, the chakra system is all about the flow of energy in the body. 

I like to think of it as a river branching out into seven sections. If one section is clogged, it affects the flow of water (or energy, in the case of chakras) to the other sections. 

Here’s an example: 

Let’s say you’ve been struggling with relationship problems. This would impact your heart chakra – the fourth one – since you’re dealing with emotional issues like anger, jealousy, and lack of trust. 

This imbalance would affect the flow of energy to the rest of your chakras, including the third eye. You’ll begin to lose touch with your intuition and become plagued with self-doubt. 

How to resolve this: 

Practice chakra balancing techniques such as meditation and yoga to help align your energy and open your third eye. 

I know that’s easier said than done – you’ve got seven chakras to keep in line after all, and that’s no easy task! But it’s necessary to keep your mind and body healthy. 

8) Unresolved past trauma

Do you have some lingering pain from a past traumatic experience? Are there some issues you still haven’t resolved? 

These traumatic experiences can create negative patterns of thought and behavior that can disrupt the flow of energy in the chakra system. 

For instance, if you’re still holding on to a grudge – someone hurt you, and you still haven’t forgiven them – that’s negative energy making it hard for you to tap into your intuition and spiritual insight. 

But you don’t have to struggle with this forever. To open your third eye, focus on resolving past traumas through therapy or other forms of healing.

9) Overthinking

I’m guilty of this. As much as it pains me to admit it, I’m 100% an overthinker

I can’t count the number of times I’ve lain in bed at night, wide awake, mulling things over and over in my little nitpicky brain. I’ve created thousands of scenarios where I could have done things differently in my life. I’ve replayed mistakes and second-guessed my decisions again and again. 

Do you do this, too? 

If yes, here’s the bad news, you need to get out of your head and stop analyzing things. This nasty habit prevents your third eye from opening; you’re wasting good energy on fruitless overanalyzing that will get you nowhere. 

The truth is, the past is over and done with. We either make peace with it or stay stuck in an endless cycle of blame and regret.   

And the future? Well, as frightening as it may sound, there’s no point in worrying over something that hasn’t even happened yet, is there? 

Believe me, I know how hard it is. But I also know that once I let go of these crippling thoughts, I felt so much freer. I could fall asleep faster at night and wake up feeling rested. 

How did I, a true-blue worrywart and overthinker, get to that point? 

I decided to let go of control and allowed myself to trust my instincts and intuition again. Mindfulness is key here – if you notice yourself spiraling into that crazy overthinker vortex again, challenge your thoughts and shift the focus to things you can control, like your attitude and effort. 

Another tip I’ve found helpful is to create a “thinking schedule” for myself. Instead of stewing on something forever, I give myself only 20 minutes for reflection and thinking time. 

You can certainly adjust this to something that works better for you; the point is to give yourself some boundaries so you don’t cross over into “destructive thoughts” territory again. 

10) Lack of meditation

In addition to doing away with overthinking, it’s also important to replace that with an activity that clears your mind of clutter. 

That’s where meditation comes in. 

You see, your third eye can suffer if you can’t clear your mind and connect with your inner self. 

With daily meditative practice, even if it’s just for a few minutes, you can tap into your intuition and reach more productive spiritual insights. 

Imagine if you channeled all that energy you used for overthinking into meditation…you’ll make so much progress in your spiritual practice! 

11) Disconnection from nature

Finally, here’s something you might not have been expecting – the amount of time you spend in nature can affect your third eye, too!

If you live in a busy city, for instance, or you spend practically all day indoors, it’s safe to say you’re living in an artificial environment. This can leave you feeling drained and disconnected without you even realizing it.

In contrast, nature has a grounding and calming effect on the mind. This, in turn, can enhance intuition and spiritual awareness, which are associated with the third eye.

That’s why many people find hobbies in nature to be incredibly relaxing. 

Hiking, gardening, or simply sitting in a park or garden can do wonders to refresh and relax your mind enough to help open your third eye.  

How to open your third eye

So, now that you’re aware of the reasons why your third eye might be closed, what can you do about it? 

Keep yourself mentally and physically healthy

This involves eating a balanced diet, exercising, getting enough sleep, and seeking help to resolve past traumas. 

Maintain an open mind

New ideas and understanding can add to your wealth of wisdom and restore a harmonious flow of energy in your third eye. 

Get outside

Reconnect with nature and feel the sunlight or moonlight on your face. You’ll feel a sense of peace and tranquility, facilitating the opening of your third eye


Sit in quiet for a few minutes and focus on your breath. Repeat positive affirmations while you’re at it. This will help you tune in to your intuition and develop trust in your instincts. 

What happens when you open your third eye?

When you’ve unlocked your third eye, you’ll begin experiencing a spiritual awakening and lightness of being. You’ll find yourself being mindful and living in the present moment. 

A balanced third eye chakra gives you these gifts: 

  • Wisdom and clarity
  • Access to a higher consciousness
  • Stronger intuition and inner perception
  • Self-awareness and self-reflection
  • Logic and creativity 
  • Focus 

More importantly, you will discover that love, joy, and peace do not come from the outside world. They reside within you, and you will always be able to access them! 

Final thoughts

There are many reasons why your third eye might be closed, but with a little effort and focus, you can open it up and tap into your spiritual potential. 

By addressing these common obstacles and practicing techniques such as meditation, mindfulness, and nature connection, you can start to access the wisdom, intuition, and spiritual insight that lie within you.

So, go ahead and give it a try! Your third eye is waiting to be unlocked. Who knows what amazing insights and understanding you’ll discover once it’s open?

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Tiffany Mcgee

Tiffany Mcgee

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