Opening of the Third Eye can seem a fascinating, new experience that gives you the ability to see beyond the physical realm.
Being able to see peoples’ chakras, auras and entities from the astral plane can sound truly exciting.
Many people start dreaming about opening their Third Eye as soon as they hear about it.
However, before making such decisions you should inform yourself properly about what the opening of the Third Eye really means and what impact it can have on your life.
I mean, it is pretty self-explanatory what impact it can have on your life as how you function will alter significantly.
Therefore, the main question here is whether you can live with all the changes that this brings and adjust your life to them.
I am pointing this out to you because if you opened your Third Eye I don't want you to regret it.
I would like everyone who decides to open theirs to be informed about how their life will look after this decision.
Should I Try To Force The Awakening Of My Third Eye?
Personally, I would say no.
Of course, everyone has free will and is able to decide for themselves if they want to do it.
There are plenty of books, courses and even spiritual teachers that will show you how to open your Third Eye.
There is nothing wrong with awakening your Third Eye if you really feel like it is the right thing to do at this time in your life.
It's a problem though when your Third Eye doesn’t open, your intuition is telling you to stop trying but you keep forcing the awakening to satisfy your Ego.
The Third Eye is meant to open by itself.
Without any effort to trigger the process.
The opening of the Third Eye signifies an important milestone in your Spiritual Awakening and your journey on this planet, which is why the Universe has a very specific plan about when this is meant to happen.
Therefore, I personally recommend that you do not force your Third Eye to open just to satisfy your Ego.
However, if you still decide to try to open it yourself, then read about the side-effects of awakening your Third Eye.
This is so you are prepared for what can happen to you on this journey.
10 Side Effects And Possible Dangers Of Opening Your Third Eye
1: Increased sensitivity of all of your five senses
Once your Third Eye has opened, the way in which you perceive the world will change dramatically.
This is because the Third Eye is the gateway between human beings and the spiritual realm.
When it is fully opened, you can see everything that is not visible to the human eye – auras, chakras, entities that surround us, etc.
Other senses are impacted by the change as well.
You can hear sounds that are not from this reality, smell certain strong odors and even feel that something is touching you.
When your Third Eye is in the process of opening, the changes start to occur gradually.
At first, colors will seem brighter and you will be more sensitive to light and sound, but your body will have time to adjust to the changes.
Also, when the awakening has happened naturally, you are less likely to encounter entities from the lower planes of existence, such as demons.
2: Difficulties falling asleep
Awakening your Third Eye can cause you difficulties falling asleep for two reasons.
The first reason: Once your Third Eye is fully opened you will struggle with what you are seeing, hearing and smelling all the time.
If you are unlucky enough to be surrounded by negative entities, they might enjoy showing up exactly when you are about to fall asleep.
The second reason: You might start seeing lights and patterns whenever you close your eyes, which would prevent your brain from disconnecting from the state of wakefulness.
3: An increase in your level of anxiety
As your five senses increase their level of sensitivity, you might reach a point where you don’t know what to expect next.
Are you going to hear something you don’t want to hear?
Are you going to see something you don’t want to see?
Are you going to feel fingers crawling along your skin?
This uncertainty can cause extreme anxiety at some point, to the extent where it’s preventing you from living a normal life.
Bear in mind that these are rather extreme and rare examples, which occur in real life only if you really force the awakening of your Third Eye at the wrong time.
Even if it opens gradually, the fact that you become a lot more sensitive to lights and noises may make you not want to go to certain places which you used to enjoy in the past.
4: Vivid, bizarre dreams and nightmares
If having difficulties falling asleep isn’t a big enough problem for you, imagine that when you do manage to sleep you start having vivid, bizarre dreams and often nightmares.
The cause for this is that when the Third Eye awakens, you are more open to receiving messages from higher (or lower) planes during your sleep.
These messages can mix with normal dreams.
And that could leave you utterly confused and having a negative impact on your sleep.
5: Detachment from reality
When the Third Eye is awakened, the human mind becomes aware of other planes of reality, which can switch off your focus from the current reality and impair your ability to feel grounded and present.
As it is hard to focus on more planes at once the mind detaches from this reality, leaving you with a feeling of being disconnected and with the belief that nothing may be real anymore.
6: Headaches and weight sensations
As the Third Eye is opening, feelings of pressure in the middle of the forehead are more and more common. This article explains third eye pressure.
Slowly, they turn into headaches, which can vary in intensity and frequency.
This is due to your Kundalini energy rising and building up in your Pineal Gland and Third Eye Chakra.
The Kundalini energy is our spirit energy – the part of us that has been reincarnating over and over again.
It is usually located at the base of the spine.
Once the spiritual awakening has begun, this energy starts ascending through each chakra.
When your Third Eye is opening, your Kundalini is moving in your Brow Chakra in order to help finalize the process.
Because of this movement of the Kundalini, some people can experience the sensation that their body is heavier, even though they haven’t gained any weight.
7: Unwanted, sudden, astral projections
As you become more spiritually powerful when your Third Eye awakens, you can find yourself in an out-of-body experience or astral projection.
This usually happens during your sleep when you are lying in bed, and it can be quite frightening.
When you astral project, your soul leaves your physical body and travels in the astral realm of our planet or anywhere in the Universe.
You can come back with more wisdom and knowledge about the spiritual plane, but it can also be dangerous.
Out in the spiritual realm, your soul is vulnerable to energetic attacks, and without consciousness, your body is vulnerable on earth.
The good news is that at least this only happens when you are asleep or lying in bed, so in general, it should be easy to control.
8: Frighteningly accurate intuition
As your Third Eye awakens and you are more advanced on your spiritual path, the accuracy of your intuition will be amazing.
This will be a time when you discover that knowing everything can become a curse rather than a blessing.
It will put you through painful situations, such as knowing that someone close is lying to you or going to betray you.
The most difficult part is having to pretend that you don’t know.
Instead of trying to “turn off” your intuition, try to embrace it and accept the painful truths as challenges to help you grow stronger and practice forgiveness.
Intuition is the most precious spiritual gift that someone can have, as it can keep you safe from very unpleasant situations and guide you safely on your journey.
9: Erratic and chaotic behavior
As all of these changes are occurring all at once.
Headaches, anxiety, nightmares, difficulties falling asleep and so on.
It is no wonder that at some point your behavior is going to change and become bizarre and inconsistent.
For example, you might not know what you want anymore and make dramatic changes in your life, or you may cancel on plans without any logical reason.
You will simply not be in the mood for anything anymore and will feel the need to spend more time alone and adjust to all the changes that your mind and body are going through.
This change in your behavior will lead to the next consequence, the ending of many relationships.
10: The end of certain relationships
Due to the fact that the awakening of your Third Eye is a challenging time of your life, and you might feel the need to isolate yourself for a while, and some relationships will end.
You may not feel the need to share this with everyone, therefore some people will not even understand what is going on with you.
But even when you do share it with someone, you will see that not everyone proves to be supportive in times like these.
This is an occasion for the true colors of people to show up.
Also, as your intuition increases, you will become a real “truth detector”, and you will easily spot people’s lies and true intentions.
Needless to say, you might decide to cut off certain people from your life after seeing who they really are.
If after reading all these setbacks and dangers of awakening your Third Eye you still want to do it, at least make sure that you research the right techniques and methods to do it, or do it under the supervision of someone who has the ability to guide you in the process.
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Alexandra, the head author at Subconscious Servant is a Psychologist, Reiki Therapist, and writer. She loves writing about any topic from Applied Psychology, Metaphysical and Spiritual healing, hoping that people on a spiritual, self-discovery journey will find guidance and light through her articles. If you want to read more about Alexandra, visit her full author bio here.