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Why Not Trusting Your Intuition Can Be Hazardous To Your Health (The Third Eye Chakra)


The only real valuable thing is intuition.
-Albert Einstein

In one of my previous posts, “Why Not Speaking Your Truth Can Be Hazardous To Your Health”, I explored how suppressing your Throat Chakra (ie. not speaking your truth) can lead to physical imbalances and disorders. It ended up being one of those posts that got shared a lot, because it’s something that resonates with a lot of people!

This week’s post is dedicated to what happens when we don’t honor our intuition, or our Third Eye. The Third Eye has its own chakra, fittingly called the Third Eye Chakra.

The Third Eye is located between the eyebrows. It helps us see that which is not physical. It’s where our intuition lies, as well as our clairvoyance, and psychic perception. People who are able to trust that which they cannot physically see have a strong Third Eye.

With all of the movement into 5 dimensional living we’ve been doing lately, we have been undergoing massive transformation. With the M and X class solar flares that were shaking things up in the past two weeks (they bring higher frequency energies, but part of that means shaking up whatever denser energies we’ve been holding onto), as well as the eclipse action, and the end of Mercury Retrograde, much of what we’ve known has been shifting.

Part of our transformation involves letting go of what no longer serves us. When we are in this mode, it’s as if all of our triggers get activated! That’s because, they need to be engaged with, so that we can work through them and release them. This makes room for us to own our power in greater ways.

All this transformation has resulted in many life-changing experiences: ending long-term relationships, quitting jobs/starting new ones, moving somewhere else, no longer putting up with abusive behavior, or getting rid of friends who do not honor us, or hinder our growth and health.

And, for many of us, it’s meant getting face-to-face with the health issues we’ve created in our physical self, as a result of not dealing with old patterns, triggers, or painful stories. And, I’m talking about pain from the past that was so traumatic, that we shut down our intuition, our Third Eye. When we do this, we literally block our Inner Wisdom.

What happens when the Third Eye is imbalanced, or blocked?

When our Third Eye is blocked, we:

  • Do not trust our insights and intuition
  • Deny our own higher guidance
  • Believe the old stories that we are powerless
  • Look for validation in others, because we think we don’t know what we’re doing
  • Live life according to past mistakes that have resulted in pain
  • Become afraid of everything and anything dealing with psychic abilities
  • Forget we are tapped into Divine Wisdom at all times

All physical disorders manifest first in our Etheric Body, the energetic body that is a mirror image of the Physical Body, and gives vitality, health, life, and organization to the Physical Body. Our Etheric Body attunes our consciousness to the principle of Energy, and is the subtle level of the Physical Body. This is the level where we can see or feel subtle/etheric energy. It brings energies from the higher bodies down into our physical consciousness.

What this means to you is that before we get physical disorders and ailments, we pick it up in our energy bodies first. This is why I’m always so excited to talk about addressing our energy centers, and clearing things on an energetic level. Because it prevents dis-ease from showing up in the physical body. The key is to address issues when it’s still malleable in the Etheric Body. Prevention is key!

When we’re born, our Etheric Bodies are clear. As we go through life, through our experiences, we pick things up. Sometimes we’re successful at processing things that clog up our energy, and sometimes we’re not.

When we allow old traumas to fester in our energy, it eventually manifests in the Physical Body as dis-ease.

When Third Eye imbalances manifest in our bodies, it can show up as brain issues, such as stroke, brain tumor/hemorrhage, neurological disturbances, seizures, sinus problems, ear aches, depression, addiction, and hormonal imbalances, to name a few.

And, just as we are all connected to each other, our body’s microcosm is all related. This means that an imbalance in one area of the body can affect another area, and an imbalance in a particular chakra can affect another. So, an imbalanced Third Eye chakra can affect the Throat Chakra, for instance.

This has been the case with one of my patients, E. He first came to me complaining of frequent headaches, nasal congestion, ear congestion, and ear clicking. He’s seen various specialists, had numerous surgeries to address his sinuses, done elimination diets, and taken various medications. And yet, he continues to suffer from his symptoms. Soon, he started to develop major skin sensitivities, and had to divest of regular shampoos and facial cleansers, and opt for a skin care regimen specifically for sensitive skin. His skin issues have been exacerbated by the fact that heat is constantly getting trapped in the upper areas of his body, namely the head and neck, resulting in a regular rash occurring on his neck and areas of his face.

In Chinese Medicine, according to his tongue and pulse, as well as his symptoms, he has Liver Fire Rising, some Phlegm Heat, as well as some Spleen and Kidney pathology. I treated him with Acupuncture to rebalance these issues. Although he would find relief here and there, I noticed that his condition wasn’t vastly improving.

When I performed Reiki on E., I was struck to find that his Third Eye was trying to emerge, and that the energy in his Third Eye was strong. But, he had firmly shut it down. In addition, his Throat Chakra was blocked, which explains why the rash that had started on his face had grown to cover his neck area, as well.

As I continued to channel Universal Energy to his Sacral/Second Chakra (which is the seat of our emotions, and from where we express our emotions), I’d discovered that he had experienced trauma in the past, which caused him to shut down his intuition, and not speak of it again.

This is what I mean when I emphasize the importance of addressing our old stories, patterns, and traumas, so that we can free ourselves from manifesting disorders in our physical system.

What can we do to develop, or open up, our Third Eye?

When our Third Eye is open and strong, we:

  • Trust our Inner Wisdom and intuition
  • Easily consult with our Higher Self, our Spirit Guides, Angels, and others who are part of our Team of Light
  • Own our intuitive power
  • Trust our own judgment and don’t need validation from others to survive
  • Learn to shape our lives from the past, knowing that we can always redefine ourselves at any time
  • Celebrate, and make use of, our psychic abilities for the betterment of our lives and others’
  • Have a deep knowing that we are tapped into Divine Wisdom at all times

Most of my tips on how to honor, and open up, your Third Eye, can be found in my previous post, “5 Ways To Open Up Your Third Eye”.

In addition, here’s a big big tip to getting back in touch with your Third Eye love: Allow yourself to believe in your inner sight.

Just because you’re shut down, whether it be in a chakra, or an aspect in life, doesn’t mean that you can never infuse life into, or reconnect with it, again!

We are sovereign beings, only limited by our thoughts. We were born limitless.

Because of this, even if you’ve shut down your Third Eye, or any other chakra for that matter, you can always reconnect with it simply by intending it.

Sound too good to be true? It’s really that simple!

If you’ve ever denied the intuition of your Third Eye, how did you rediscover your power?
Please let me know in the comments, below, because I’d love to hear about it!

I believe in your wisdom,







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  1. Eulix V.
    November 5, 2014

    Incredible article! Loved it! I’ve definitely learned that it is not a good idea to doubt your intuition and inner instincts. Some of the things I’ve done to rediscover my power include meditation and cleansing so that I can have a clearer mind and body. Thanks so much for your wonderful writing. 🙂

    • Margarita Alcantara, M.S.Ac., L.Ac., Reiki Master/Teacher
      November 5, 2014

      Thank you for your kind comments, Eulix, thanks for reading! I’d agree, that you’re one of those who truly follows her intuition and inner instincts. 🙂 Meditation and cleansing? That sounds great! What kind of cleansing are you talking about, the dietary kind, or otherwise?


  2. Alexis
    November 6, 2014

    Thank you, I needed this

    • Margarita Alcantara, M.S.Ac., L.Ac., Reiki Master/Teacher
      November 6, 2014

      You’re welcome, Alexis! I hope you enjoyed the blog post.


  3. John V
    November 6, 2014

    I have been astral projecting since I am 16 and every time I go out of one of my chakras I always come back with information I didn’t leave with. Leaving from my third eye and crown chakras were both amazing experiences. I must heal all my chakras now. I am having a ”blockage” that’s not allowing my Qi to flow properly. This article was extremely helpful and I could relate to everything said. Thank you.

    • Margarita Alcantara, M.S.Ac., L.Ac., Reiki Master/Teacher
      November 6, 2014

      Thanks for your comment, John! How wonderful that you’ve been in touch with your astral projection since you were young. It sounds like you are really aware of what’s going on in your energetic body, and like you could use the chakra-clearing benefits of Reiki! Here’s to hoping that you will soon be released from you Qi blocks soon.


  4. Kristian
    May 12, 2017

    Hello ! I loved the article and i am having the exact same symptoms as E ! I really need help can you please send me an email when you have time ? Thank you so much have a blessed day !


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