What Stimulates The Pineal Gland?
Then allows you to develop intuition and improve your health at the same time.
This is why it is called a magical gland.
The pineal gland, also known as the pineal body, is a small pinecone shaped gland that lies deep inside the centre of the brain in the epithalamus.
Almost all animals have a pineal gland, and its role remained a mystery for a long time.
The role of this tiny gland was one of the last to be discovered and has only recently begun to be understood.
In fact, scientists are still studying it today and yet, it’s complete role and function has not been defined by researchers.
It is a part of the endocrine system and helps to regulate melatonin, which is a chemical produced in the brain that helps the body sleep at night.
The pineal gland function lies in governing the production of hormones as well as the maintenance of the circadian rhythm, which is essentially our sleep/wake cycle.
Starting with sleep, the proper function of the pineal gland is fundamental.
It secretes melatonin, the sleep hormone, in response to the light-dark cycle.
It’s regulated by the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the hypothalamus.
It controls body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue, sleep, and circadian rhythms.
It’s also responsible for producing serotonin.
Serotonin is your happy hormone, and its functions include regulating mood, behaviour, and digestion.
This gland has much more to give us.
According to indigenous people and the wisdom tradition teachings, it is the key to higher states of consciousness.
In ancient Egypt, the pineal gland was known as the seat of the spirit or the soul.
They used the third eye as a route to higher awareness and consciousness.
The Buddhists related it to spiritual awakening.
The Hindus connect it to the third eye which represents intuition and clairvoyance.
Jesus said that the eye is the lamp of the body and if the eye is clear, your body will be filled with light.
This relates to the eye of intuition (pineal gland) and seeing things clearly and in truth.
In the book of revelation, those with the sign of the beast on their forehead symbolised the closed down pineal gland meaning spiritual death.
There’s good scientific reasons for the ancients viewing the pineal gland in this way and scientists are now making discoveries which support the miracles of this gland.
During ecstatic states people report seeing light and colours.
Research shows that this gland has photo receptors in it, and it’s actually lined with similar tissues as the retina.
It also has the same wiring to the visual cortex in the brain as the eyes.
There are tiny floating crystals in the pineal gland that vibrate when under pressure and give off light.
This is called piezo luminescence and is well documented in research papers.
Instead of a simple gland, it’s a magical gland
Gottfried de Purucker (2011) published in the book ‘Man in Evolution’ said that “whenever we have a hunch, the pineal gland is vibrating gently; when we have an intuition, or an inspiration, or a sudden flash of intuitive under-standing, it vibrates more strongly”
There are a large number of environmental stresses that affect the pineal function, such as irregular light and dark rhythms, EMF, sound, nutritional imbalance, build-up of fluoride, high altitude and daily stress.
“Fluoride is likely to cause decreased melatonin production and to have other effects on normal pineal function, which in turn could contribute to a variety of effects in humans.” (National Research Council 2006).
Top pineal gland boosting tips.
Eat clean organic food that have purifying properties like raw cacao, organic honey, spirulina, zeolite, apple cider vinegar and vitamin D.
By bringing your awareness to the pineal gland you’ll bring energy to it. Try visualising an illuminated pineal gland. The pineal gland is 12cm in from the root of the nose going towards the back of the head and 5cm up. Meditation stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to relax the body and mind so that mundane thoughts of everyday life do not impede your ability to live a happy and healthy life.
Practice Gazing Meditation.
According to ancient yogic philosophy, specific gazing techniques such as Trataka meditation can increase third eye activation. The most common way to practice Trataka is by candle gazing, or gazing at the flame of a candle without blinking for 1-3 minutes. Then, close your eyes and focus on the afterimage for several minutes until it disappears. You can repeat this several times in one session.
Another way of practicing this is to focus your eyes on a specific point in space, called dristhi in yoga. A common third eye meditation involves gazing at a spot in line with your nose, then gazing at the tip of your nose, and finally, directing your gaze upward to your brow or third eye area (called Shambhavi Mudra). You can practice each gazing point for up to 10 minutes each.
Visualization is another way to amplify the power of your pineal gland and third eye centre.
In chakra theory from yoga philosophy, the Ajna chakra or third eye is the colour indigo, which is a deep blue-purple colour.
You can envision this colour in your mind’s eye at the space between your brows or even deep back into the brain where the pineal gland resides.
The Sanskrit word Ajna means “command”, so by visualizing this colour here, you further activate your “command centre” to live your life to its fullest potential by piercing obstacles in your path through your own willpower.
Eat Cleansing Foods
For the pineal gland to function at its optimum potential, a balanced and healthy diet is essential. Fluoride, which is frequently found in water supplies and toothpaste, calcifies the pineal gland, which lowers its function. Therefore, a cleansing diet rich in super-greens like spirulina and chlorophyllwill be very beneficial for keeping the pineal gland active through the detoxification process and nutrients they provide.
Experiment with a Sensory Deprivation Tank
Because the pineal gland is photosensitive, exposing yourself to full sunlight as well as immersing yourself in total darkness at night will help to maintain a healthy pineal gland.
If total darkness is not regularly possible, try a sensory deprivation tank.
Also called “float tanks”, these containers allow you to be immersed in a closed tub of water where you feel like you can float, completely cut off from all your senses.
The pineal gland responds to vibration. Humming like a bumble bee creates a beautiful calming vibration to the nervous system and stimulates the pineal gland. All you need to do is close your eyes, inhale and on the exhale hum like a bumble bee for 21 breaths.
The more that you practice these techniques, the more you will begin to ‘see’ a change in your life. Gradually, you will begin to notice a shift in your thinking, acting, and way of being.There are some tell-tale signs that your pineal gland is healthy as you activate your third eye centre.
You’ll feel calm and your mind will feel refreshed.
Listen to your intuition
Experiment with listening to your intuition more and having the courage to follow the messages coming from your intuition. I’m sure you’ll have had the experience of going against your intuition, looking back, and wishing you’d had the courage to listen to your gut!
Signs You are Amplifying Your Third Eye
You find deeper meaning in the events that occur in your life
You understand that physical reality is a manifestation of duality, and your soul seeks to be liberated from this duality.
You never feel alone, but instead feel connected to all things, animate and inanimate.
You feel the vibration and rhythm of everything around you.
Your senses are heightened (touch, taste, smell, hearing, sight).
You begin to see and feel your own energy body and others as well.
You identify less with your ego sense.
Negative emotions such as anger, greed, envy, and lust begin to disappear.
Remember to enjoy the process and be patient with yourself as you try to incorporate these techniques to amplify the power of your pineal gland. This tiny little gland does a lot more than we give it credit for, so when we start to nurture this aspect of our mind, body and soul connection through regular healthy practices, big changes can happen.
The Mindbliss Team.