The Five Rites of Tibet sequence is known for being a pathway to ‘The Fountain of Youth‘ and “Eye of Revelation‘ in yoga. It’s most well known for bringing extraordinary physical transformation in the body, and in particular for healing and preventing back issues that 80% us will experience at some point in life. What’s less well known and discussed is the effect of combining the 5 rites with meditation, and how this can open the third eye.
The third eye is an energy centre located at the middle of the forehead. When we close the eyes and bring our attention here in meditation, it’s as though this is the place where thought arises and can be observed. A little like watching a TV screen, it’s possible to realise we are not our thoughts but just the observer of them. The effect of this kind of meditation is an opening of the third eye, which brings about dramatic life changes. If you’re searching for clarity, meaning in your life, purpose or career path, or even just to be less irritated and calmer, or to have less drama with people, then the meditation below is the best method known to me.
Practice this three times per day for maximum effect. There is also a 7 minute version available here.
Having practiced this meditation for over 15 years I can testify to its benefits. It cured me of migraines (a sign of a blocked third eye), and also brought about many changes in my life and relationships. A new level of clarity, patience and calmness came over me, and others really noticed it. It brought about the ability to observe thoughts and reactions. It created a little space to have the ability to respond with clarity and confidence to many struggles in life. Meditation brings about healthy and positive changes such as balancing emotion and reason, forming accurate gut feelings and developing intuition it has its limitations.
Often our physical and energetic bodies have built up many blockages or stagnant patterns that no longer serve us. It is said by some that yoga was designed to accompany meditation so that yogi’s could sit for longer with a straight spine. In my experience yoga does far more than this. Yoga provides physical postures and techniques to clear away issues at the physical, emotional, subconscious, logical, and sub atomic levels. Cleansing through the practice of yoga dramatically enhances the effects of meditation.
The greatest awakening for me came from practicing the 5 Rites of Tibet, followed by the third eye meditation daily. This practice leads to a clearing of the nerves and energy lines through the spine. In meditation after the 5 rites, an energy rising through the spine clears out the old and brings you to realise more within. It brings you to realise your true self, highest potential, and brings an ecstatic sense of meaning to how you live. What once was a major problem will be easily solved through realisation and knowing of the truth. That as within, so without. Where thought goes, energy flows.
Right now, you are reasonably balanced, but if for some reason the outside environment goes crazy, you also are driven mad in reaction to that. Once the energies enter into the spine through this combined practice, you attain to a new kind of balance, an inner balance where whatever happens outside, there is a certain space within you which never gets disturbed, which is never in any kind of turmoil. Only if you create this stable situation within yourself, you will dare to live to your full potential and find fulfilment.