The Pineal Gland is situated in the center of the brain, behind and above the pituitary gland. The Pineal Gland is the gland with the highest concentration of energy in the body. That`s because it is bathed in highly charged cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and has more blood flow per cubic volume than any other organ. The Pineal Gland is also the primary source of the body`s melatonin.
As we discussed in a previous article,Pineal Gland Activation in 7 Steps, the Pineal Gland has a powerful role in our awakening process. More and more people are talking about how to decalcify the Pineal Gland. But do we really know the role of this important structure piece we possess?
Our ancient ancestors knew that balancing and activating the Pineal Gland is fundamental for expanding consciousness and restoring the health and vibration frequency of the physical body.
The endocrine system we possess is an important link activator between the physical function and the spiritual experience. The endocrine system includes the following glands: the pituitary, the pineal, hypothalamus, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, pancreas, and ovaries/testes. These glands do not use electrical impulses, like the nervous system does, to effect changes in our body, emotion, energy level or cognition. These glands use hormones to impact the up mentioned plans they activate on.
Are chemical messengers that circulate through our bloodstream and coordinate important body functions. They increase or decrease the nerve impulses level.
The Pineal Gland, the hypothalamus and the pituitary have important roles in our awakening process and in our spiritual development. The strong link between them will be described below.
The Hypothalamus – Pituitary Link
The Hypothalamus plays a central role in linking the nervous to the endocrine system, and in activating the Pineal Gland. This part is also connected to the limbic system, which is the center of our emotions and feelings. The hypothalamus with the pituitary gland affect most of the major systems and organ functions in the body, beside our emotions. They regulate all of our basic survival needs and processes: hunger, thirst, fatigue, sleep, growth, pain relief, blood pressure, body temperature.
The hypothalamus produces neurohormones that communicate with the pituitary gland, signaling the release or inhibition of key pituitary hormones, which harmonize and activate the Pineal Gland function.
By signaling and directing the pituitary, the hypothalamus plays a critical role in the endocrine system. It also has a big impact on the “awakening” of the Pineal Gland.
The Pituitary role in Spiritual Awakening
The anterior lobe of The Pituitary secrets seven hormones that influence lactation, the release of testosterone, the production of human growth hormones, thyroid and sex hormones.
The posterior lobe of the Pituitary does not produce hormones, but stores and releases two important hormones produced by the brain: oxytocin and vasopressin. Oxytocin stimulates maternal instincts and sexual pleasure. Vasopressin influences circadian rhythms, the reabsorption of water into the bloodstream, and the paternal protective instincts.
The pituitary gland has a strong impact on our growth and its health is also important for pineal gland activation. When the pituitary gland and the pineal gland start to vibrate in synchrony, then we are inspired to grow and renew ourselves on both the physical and the spiritual plan.
We can consider that the Pineal Gland is part of a bigger gland family. Now that we know the strong relation between the hypothalamus, the pituitary and the pineal gland, we can find out more about the Pineal Gland role and activation process.
Pineal Gland and Melatonin
The production of melatonin by the pineal gland is activated by darkness and inhibited by light. Melatonin is crucial for it`s effects on our mood, immunity system, circadian rhythms, and the quantity and quality of our sleep. Melatonin has an anti-aging effect on our body, and is also an anti-stress agent and antioxidant. After being released, the melatonin travels through the CSF and enters nearby blood vessels in order to be distributed to the rest of the body. When our melatonin production level is low, we experience bad moods, depression and seasonal disorders.
Pineal Gland – Serotonin and DMT production
An activated and healthy Pineal Gland produces other neurochemicals also, including DMT and pinoline. These neurochemicals coordinate physical and emotional processes on a cellular level. The DMT and the pinoline connect the mind and the body. Serotonin is a precursor of these two neurochemicals. Taking into consideration that the highest concentration of serotonin is found in the Pineal Gland, we may say that the Pineal Gland plays a key role in expanding consciousness. When the Pineal Gland is activated, the brain starts to produce these consciousness expanding biochemical. Ancient civilizations believed in their ancient traditions that activating the Pineal Glands equals to the opening of the Third Eye.
Pineal Gland and Spirituality
The activated Pineal Gland was part of the spirituality from ancient times. We find this pinecone shape in art and artifacts and in many ancient traditions as well. The healthy Pineal Gland symbolize enlightenment and immortality. Maybe that is why the Egyptians worshiped the Pineal Gland and they also kept it separately during the mummification process. This pinecone shaped gland represents a perfect Fibonacci sequence. And we already know that a Fibonacci sequence is the symbol of growth. So, the Pineal Gland is a symbol of evolution and continuous progress through it`s shape also.
Ancient practice Sun-gazing and the Pineal Gland
Ancient civilizations also knew about the healing power of the sunlight on the Pineal Gland. Nowadays, this practice is called sun-gazing. This practice of gradually staring at the sun is to be practiced during sunrise or sunset, when the ultraviolet rays have the lower values.
Sun-gazing rules, for the expected result:
- within the hour after sunrise or before sunset (prevents eye damage)
- barefoot, in contact with the Earth: sand, mud
- starting with a 10 seconds session. Increase the time by 10 seconds each day
Follow these 3 golden rules in order to experience the benefits of this ancient well known practice.
The barefoot walking is very important in the process of activating the Pineal Gland. Each toe has a link to a specific gland. That`s why walking barefoot directly on Earth is a great stimuli for the glands. The big toe seems to be linked to the pineal gland, the second toe is linked with the pituitary gland, then the third is linked with the hypothalamus, the next one to thalamus and the pinky toe is linked to the amygdala.
The shoe soles is an electrically isolator that prevents us interacting with the energetic field of the Earth. Barefoot walking combined with the sun rays, creates a magnetic field in and around our body. This magnetic field smoothens our vibrational frequency, synchronizing it to the Earth`s vibrational frequency. The physical body recharges like a battery this way.
Light Impact on the Pineal Gland
The hypothalamus, the pituitary and the pineal gland are all extremely sensitive and responsive to light. The traditional medicine only knew about two types of light receptors in the eye. Researchers discovered a new type of eye light receptors, in 2002. So, beside the cones (for color vision) and rods (for low light vision), scientists were able to identify a third type of photoreceptors. These newly discovered light receptors are located in the retina. They contain a light-sensitive pigment called melanopsin. These cells send messages to the hypothalamus SCN (suprachiasmatic nucleus ). The SCN is responsible for controlling circadian rhythms (sleep, alertness, hormones, digestive functions).
When the hypothalamus receives information about the presence or absence of light, it signals the pineal gland to activate and to start of inhibit the production of cortisol and melatonin. The pituitary also responds to light presence by releasing or not the vasopressin.
Studies show that the whole body reacts as a light detector. The Pineal Gland shuts down the melatonin production when detecting light shining on any part of the body. Many people may find removing the source of artificial light from bedroom, during bedtime hours, can be helpful in optimizing sleep cycles. This practice rebalances and stimulates the pineal gland.
Melatonin importance in the Spiritual Development
We remembered earlier about the melatonin, what is the production process for this hormone and what are the benefits for the physical body.
Early research results show a strong link between the pineal gland, the melatonin and light. Darkness increases the melatonin production, preparing the body to sleep. Light has the opposite effect, preparing the body to wake up. A non-sufficient quantity of melatonin causes sleep problems.
From the spiritual point of view, melatonin helps us to quiet the mind and body, making access to higher consciousness. The DMT and the pinoline produced by the Pineal Gland are both psychoactive. They change our perception, consciousness, cognition, behavior and also our mood, as a result. Pinoline was used by ancient Egyptians and Zoroastrians as an opening gate to visions and dream states in the conscious mind. Pinoline resonates with the pulse of life, with the primordial vibration frequency, at about 8 cycles per second.
During different types of experiences like: deep meditations, sexual ecstasy, near-death experiences, extreme physical stress, our body produces natural DMT. It also alters our dream consciousness when it is released into the bloodstream during the Rapid Eye Movement phase of sleep. Dr. Rick Strassman, named DMT “the Spirit Molecule”, because of the relationship between DMT and visionary experiences.
Pineal Gland, Vibrations and Magnetism
We discussed about the influence of the vibrations of the heart on our body, in an earlier article , Heart as an Intelligent Brain
As we already saw, rhythmic vibrations can have a powerful effect on our mood, cognition, emotions and, of course, they have a strong impact on our physical body health. An active Pineal Gland can also influence us through vibration. Researchers discovered that music also influences our health state through the vibrations that are transmitted and interpreted by the body.
The resonance happens when two wave forms begin to oscillate together at exactly the same rate. When the hypothalamus and the pituitary entrain with the pulsing vibration of the pineal gland, the whole system is in harmony.
The North Star is the source of the original pulse. Daoists think that vibrations of this star were very important in the evolution of the first forms of life on Earth. This star emits pulses that influence the opening and activation of the Pineal Gland.
Pineal Gland is sensitive to magnetic fields
Beside it`s sensitivity to light and vibration, the Pineal Gland is also sensitive to magnetic fields. The Pineal Gland monitors magnetic fields. Studies made on birds and other animals confirm this. Pineal Gland also assists the body in orienting in space, by acting as a navigational center. Now it is simple to understand that the problems with circadian rhythms and with melatonin secretion have a strong link to the receptivity to magnetic fields. So environmental stress and geomagnetic storms affect the Pineal Gland.
As you remember from a previous article about the magnetic field generated by the heart, the high or low level of the vibration affects the entire body. So, if we experience love, compassion, joy, the electromagnetic field generated by the heart will be amplified and will expand. Being sensitive to electromagnetic fields, the Pineal Gland also reacts to the Heart`s field, starting to decalcify.
When the Pineal Gland and the Heart`s vibrations are synchronized, the opening of the Third Eye starts, helping us to develop our inspiration, intuition and inner vision capacity.
We know much about this tiny little gland that has a huge role in the expanding consciousness process. We also get to know more and more about the light impact in our daily biorhythm. Humans are “sun-eaters”, and the Sun truly is our informational server. The information we receive from the Sun is constant. We have multiple types of receptors to interpret and to process the light we “ingest”. The best way to get used to this type of information from the Sun is to get a minimum 30 minutes exposure to sun, daily, not using any sun screen. This procedure will help you synthetize natural vitamin D. Also, regarding sun glasses-wearing, I want to encourage you all to stay in the Sun without sun glasses. This way, our eyes photoreceptors will evolve also, and we will give them and us the chance to really benefit from the Sun.
And, of course, don`t forget: Practice Sun-gazing and sunbathing at decent hours of the day.
Here you have one of David Wolfe`s amazing video about sun-gazing: