True story. I found a leather-bound journal, standing upright in the middle of the road. I felt as if it had been standing there waiting for me. The leather was a deep burgundy red color and the cover was stamped with the symbol representing the “third eye.”
The third eye is
- one of the seven chakras, or spiritual energy points,
- associated with the pineal gland, which sits in the middle of the brain, behind the forehead,
- sometimes described as the mind’s eye, the powerful eye of one’s imagination and creative consciousness,
- also referred to as the “knowing” eye of intuition, the source of psychic ability.
Opening the journal, I found the imprint of a lipstick kiss on the inside cover. A mouth, ready to speak its secrets.
The first page had been torn out of the book, however, on the next page was an abstract drawing of strange faces and creatures. The drawing was simple, yet expressive, making it open to interpretation.
How would you interpret this drawing? What does it mean to you? Is it telling a story? Tap three times on your forehead to wake up your third eye, look at this picture, and write down what you see, think, and feel. Leave a reply to this creative challenge at the bottom of this page. Have fun with this exercise!
Read about what else I found in this journal here.
chakras: (yoga word) the seven centers of spiritual power in the human body
pineal gland: a tiny cone-shaped organ in the center of the brain that was important to philosopher René Descartes’ (1596–1650). He regarded it as the principal seat of the soul and the place in which all our thoughts are formed. Today, we know it functions primarily as a gland secreting melatonin, the “sleep hormone.”
philosophy: the study of the nature of knowing, being and reality
intuition: a natural power to know something without any proof; a feeling that guides a person to act a certain way without fully understanding why
interpretation: the action of explaining the meaning of something