When You Open Two Eyes, Open Three

We are a solar plexus dominated culture. What does this mean? It means that most people live focused in their “gut” while navigating their lives. When people refer to the idea of following their “gut,” what they’re actually saying is that they are letting themselves be guided by the feelings that arise when placing their focus in the solar plexus chakra region of their body. The solar plexus is the energy center in the chakra system that is associated with our emotions and is located in the area where we feel butterflies when we are nervous.

I don’t know who ever coined the phrase “follow your gut,” but from my perspective this is a big mistake. I have been a chakra watcher for decades, using my natural clairvoyance to observe how these etheric centers function in everyday life. I learned that each chakra in this system of seven has their own role to play, just like our physical organs. The solar plexus is the center of emotion and feelings and is commonly misused as the center of perception and decision making. Rather it is the third eye chakra of wisdom located in the middle of the forehead that is the appropriate center for clarity and discernment.

When we use the solar plexus as the center of perception, it’s very much like feeling our way through life. Imagine walking down the street with your eyes closed. It could be dangerous, easy to misinterpret, and more then likely you would get anxious. If you open your eyes and walk down the same street you could still use your feeling, but selectively and navigating would become much easier.

I have had thousands of my students and clients compare their perception about an issue or concern while first placing their attention in their “gut,” the solar plexus chakra, and then contrasting what changes occur when they focus out of the middle of their forehead, the third eye chakra. The difference is extraordinary. People go from being anxious to calm, self-centered to being able to understand other people’s perspective, and from being stuck in confusion to gaining clarity and wisdom. Very simply, where we place our focus can radically impact our perception, which in turn informs our feelings.

There is only one way to activate the third eye chakra, focus and concentration. In our culture we have heard about this type of perception in sports, when we refer to an athlete who is in the zone. In the midst of being in this deep state of focus, there is a lack of attachment to winning or losing, wellbeing is heightened, and one’s best comes to the forefront. I experienced this deep state of focus when I was in the middle of labor while giving birth to my daughter. When I focused on the top of a pine tree outside the hospital window I was able to ride my contractions and wasn’t overwhelmed by pain.
When I lost my focus I became frightened and suffering. This might sound silly, but true: when we focus out of the middle of our forehead as we navigate our daily life, we ride life, actualize our best, and make wise decisions. When we place our attention in the solar plexus our tendency is to be attached to how we want things to be and then reactionary if things don’t go our way, which clouds our clarity.

Try a little experiment, close your eyes focus in your “gut” and imagine yourself late for an important appointment. What do you feel and what do you do? Next, with your eyes closed, bring your focus up like an elevator to the point in the middle of your forehead. Gently pressure your focus out of this point and image the very same situation. What is the difference? How does your perception and experience change and what do you do? Comparison is a very good way to learn. If you are like my students you will discover that where you focus will impact the quality of your experience and the choices you make.

Any activity that brings you to focus will activate the third eye or simply staring at the corner of a picture frame or looking out of the middle of your forehead while your eyes are open. As you move through your day to day interactions, and decisions, pay attention to where you focus your attention. We can consciously choose how we focus. My suggestion is that when you open two eyes, open three.


Written by internationally revered clairvoyant counselor and educator Ellen Tadd, The Infinite View is a spiritual classic in the making.

“The Infinite View offers a wide audience a deep yet practical way to connect to spirituality. I love this book.” — Gisele Bundchen

People often lean towards either trusting their gut or relying on their analytical mind, but Ellen Tadd urges readers to consider a new approach that allows both emotions and the intellect to be guided by wisdom. Through describing how the Spirit, soul, and personality are integrated, she guides readers in deepening and expanding their perceptions to discover practical solutions to everyday challenges.

According to Tadd, Spirit is the God Force that animates and empowers us and suffuses everyone and everything. But while Spirit is conscious and communicative, we haven’t been taught to look for or listen to it. In fact, most of us have been conditioned not to look or listen. When we choose to attune our conscious mind with Spirit, we find ourselves able to engage life with greater clarity — even when it tests us through illness, death, loneliness, anxiety, or fear.

The Infinite View offers tools and insights needed to achieve this attunement. Drawing on her personal narrative, as well as the experiences of her students, Tadd helps readers transform their understanding of themselves and the world around them.


Ellen Tadd is an internationally known clairvoyant counselor, educator, and author who has been teaching and counseling for more than forty years. She is widely respected for the integrity of her work, the accuracy of her perceptions and guidance, and the clarity and usefulness of her teaching.

Shortly after completing her freshman year in college Ellen had a remarkable experience in which she was able to contact her deceased mother. Her mother’s presence and message healed Ellen’s childhood trauma of denying her clairvoyant and clairaudient gifts and transformed her view of the world. Very soon after this awakening she began to have contact with guides and teachers from spiritual realms who provided her with an extraordinary education.

Tadd is the author of three books: The Infinite View, released in 2017, The Wisdom of the Chakras, and Death and Letting Go which appeared on the Boston Globe bestseller list.

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