The third eye is also known as the sixth chakra, It is located just above the eyebrows in the centre of the forehead. When the third eye is open you can experience clairvoyance, visions, and extrasensory perception. The third eye opens the doorway to receiving messages and information from the higher consciousness and other dimensions of consciousness.
Based on my experience when my third eye chakra naturally opened. I sometimes feel a tingling or a pressure on my third eye chakra or around the forehead area. In my mind’s eye, I can see colours mostly purple. When the colour starts to disappear. I can see images of people, objects, sacred symbols, and I sometimes have visions.
Once your third eye is open your other five physical senses is heightened as well:
Hearing – Clairaudience
feeling – Clairsentience
tasting – Clairgustance
smelling – Clairalience
Touching – Clairtangency/Psychometry
You will receive messages or information coming from your higher consciousness and from other dimensions. They communicate to you using your physical senses. They may send the information using your strongest physical sense or they may use two or more together.
You will receive information or knowledge that can help your personal and spiritual growth. Or receive knowledge or information to help others.
Constant practice is needed to strengthen the physical senses and to listen and to interpret the messages that you are receiving. It can take months or even years of practice. Practising meditation can help you to focus and be aware of the messages coming through.
Sometimes it is possible to misunderstand the message because of lack of trust of your ability in what you are receiving or the message does not make sense to you, but may make sense to someone else or to you in the future.
The downside to having your third eye open
The downsides that I have experienced are that I get migraines that can last for hours or days. This happens when your physical body is still getting used to receiving intuitive information or the third eye is not fully open and the chakra is over-active; too much energy is in the third eye area and needs to be released. Doing anything that is grounding, that helps to keep you centred brings the third eye chakra back into balance.
Another downside is you may see things that you may find upsetting. Especially if you have an unsettling vision of the future, that came true.
Remember spirituality is love, we need to maintain a high vibration, a vibration of love. So that you will, not attract unwanted negative energies or experiences in your space.