Much has been said about opening the Third Eye, but little has been said about opening the Third Ear.
The Third Eye is often associated with visions, clairvoyance, intuition, and seeing energy, chakras, and auras, allowing you to see beyond the physical. It is located between the eyebrows in the pineal gland in the middle of the skull between the two hemispheres of the brain.
Chunyi says that the Third Eye can open through the practice of Spring Forest Qigong. Early practice helps build your energy in the Lower Dantian. As your energy grows through consistent practice it moves up to the energy center of the heart, then the throat, and then the Third Eye. Because the pineal gland is often calcified, it can take a lot of energy to open the Third Eye. During meditation you can give energy to your Third Eye through your Sword Fingers. If you are meditating personally with Chunyi he might put his Sword Fingers on your forehead to send energy into the Third Eye if he feels it is ready to open. He says if you force it to open, it might be difficult to open again.
The Third Ear is even more challenging to open. It is located between the ears and is generally associated with the lump on the back of the skull. Opening the Third Ear gives you access to the sounds of energy, the celestial choir and chimes, and the thinking of others. Yes, you can hear other people’s thoughts when you open your Third Ear. The vibrations from cupping the back of your head, such as what you learn in the Ending Exercises of Spring Forest Qigong, can help open your Third Ear. The key is to cup at a rate that sends the proper frequency to your Third Ear. You can also stimulate your Third Ear by using duct tape to hold earphones in place over the lump on the back of your skull and playing any of Chunyi’s meditation music.
Next year on April Fools Day I’ll write about the Third Nostril and how opening it helps you know when something smells fishy.