The pineal gland is a cone-shaped brain structure the size of a rice grain. It produces a variety of neurochemicals, most notably the feel-good chemical serotonin and the sleeping hormone melatonin. Humans have praised the pineal gland for thousands of years. The Egyptian Eye of Horus represented power, protection, and good health. Not to mention that it closely resembles its shape. Even earlier, 5,000-year-old Ayurvedic texts called it the third eye chakra (Ajna in Sanskrit).
The pineal gland is considered the doorway to a higher dimension. It’s the structure responsible for humans seeing beyond everyday linear reality. Intentionally activating your pineal gland (or third eye) tunes you into a reality beyond the five senses. The knowledge of the pineal gland and the association with the so-called “third eye” (the all-seeing eye) dates back to very ancient times and we can find representation in various cultures throughout human history.
Sunlight transmitted through our eyes stimulates the pineal gland’s production of serotonin and further works to strengthen the gland’s ability to break free of specific harmful chemicals that can encrust it. As well, the pineal gland is also stimulated by darkness, in which the gland responds by producing melatonin to help induce us into sleep.
Decalcify the Pineal Gland
The main problem concerning the pineal gland is represented by its calcification in adulthood. In fact, with the passage of time, this tends to atrophy, thus losing its functionality.
What can we do to counter this process and keep the pineal gland functioning? First of all, we can eliminate substances that tend to increase this process and secondly use others that instead favor decalcification.
It is necessary to eliminate the fluoride which is one of the elements that tends to speed up this process: therefore it is necessary to eliminate foods and products such as toothpastes and mouthwashes and in general all products containing fluoride (including many types of water) because fluoride is a neurotoxin .
At the same time, we can detoxify our body and take substances that promote the decalcification of the pineal gland. We can use, for example, spirulina and zeolite to drain the body from heavy metals and take herbal products or tryptophan preparations based on tryptophan to stimulate the function of the epiphysis.
How to “Activate” The Third Eye
I want to premise that “activating” or stimulating the third eye is a practice that everyone can do, it is not dangerous but it is good not to force the path of one’s soul, so I always suggest to follow one’s “feeling”, trying to listen deeply, doing this activity with awareness.
Even if “what happens is always perfect “, it is good to do these practices when you feel ready and aware of what you are doing. Personally I let life lead me, I have entrusted myself – if I want to say so – and I have never tried to “burn the stages” of my evolutionary path, nor to want to develop “supernatural” faculties.
Know that the opening of the third eye will not change your life and will not have the surprising effects that you expect, moreover it is not correct to speak of “openness” as (like all the chakras) is already active, so we can only stimulate the functionality and provide more energy.
Here we do not want to recommend “new age” practices for their own sake but eventually leave the advice to the souls on their way in their own inner search. So, if your intent is to develop “higher” faculties dictated by egoic purposes, perhaps you will be disappointed. If instead, your intent is to deepen a “superior” view that can allow you to look deeper, then it may be useful to know some simple practices to stimulate the functionality of the pineal gland.
Once we have followed the suggested measures for the decalcification of the pineal gland, we can practice some of these activities to favor the opening of the third eye:
Start With the First Chakra
Activating your third eye is not something you learn in an afternoon. It takes a lot of time and energy. Besides, you cannot open the third eye (the sixth chakra) without the power built up in the first five chakras.
It’s like learning to jump without being able to stand on your feet first. Opening the third eye prematurely can even lead to psychosis. In other words, if opening your third eye is the ultimate goal, then it is recommended to start with the root (the first chakra) and work your way up from there. Once you’ve done that, you can begin activating the sixth chakra, but realize it takes time, so be patient and don’t try to take shortcuts.
Watch Your Breathing and Let Go of Your Thoughts
An excellent way to increase your knowledge of the world and your self-knowledge is to observe your body and breathing. This is not about studying anatomy in a book, but instead focusing on your physical sensations. For this, sit comfortably in a chair with your back straight and close your eyes. Start by watching your breath. When you breathe in, the belly swells and welcomes air. When you exhale, the stomach deflates and accompanies the air towards the exit of a gentle natural contraction. Breathe in this manner for three to four breath cycles. Make sure you inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Watch your thoughts as you breathe. And when they arise, allow them to flow freely in you. After a while, you will get into a kind of rhythm.
Meditation is the art of mastering your mind through the development of your awareness. The subconscious is responsible for 95% of our thoughts, and our conscious for only 5%. So, it is vital to learn to know and master your mind to influence the direction you want to go positively. During meditation, you seek to relax the mind by focusing your attention and awareness on inner calm. In this state, you allow yourself to stop the flow of thoughts and concerns and be at peace. The goal is not to pay attention to the ideas that arise but to look at them without identifying with them. Through this practice, you improve your control over your subconscious. As you progress in meditation, the mind acquires more and more inner peace.
Staring at the Light
Staring at the sun at dawn or dusk is an effective way to activate your third eye. This causes your body to produce extra melatonin at night when it is dark. Also, sunlight travels through the eyes to the hypothalamus, a part of the brain involved in all aspects of emotional, reproductive, endocrine, hormonal, and autonomic functions. The pineal gland is activated via this part of the brain. The same goes for gazing at candlelight. You can do this for five minutes every day.
The saying “A healthy mind only lives in a healthy body” has a valid character. It’s nearly impossible to open your third eye if you eat junk food. Your food choices control your energy and your chakra alignment. Eating purple foods like blueberries, blackberries, grapes, purple kale, eggplant, and purple cabbage will stimulate and balance your third eye.
Eliminate Your Dependence on Your Physical Sight
This means that you close your eyes or find a place in complete darkness, free from electronic devices, screens, or other sources of light. When you are in total darkness, the pineal gland, which is the first manifestation of the third eye, will be stimulated to produce melatonin. Melatonin ensures that your brain is put in a state where you experience a greater consciousness that is not limited to the third dimension. That’s why melatonin plays such an essential role in sleep, which is actually an out-of-body experience.
Listen to Your Inner Voice
If you are wondering how to open your third eye, the practice of awakening your intuition should not be something new and unknown for you. In addition, at the moment of any problematic situation, it is useful to focus on the eyebrow chakra and send intimate questions there. Watch out for the higher signs that may come in the form of fortune-telling, unexpected visions, or just the right book.
Picture the Awakening of Your Third Eye
With your eyes closed, picture the awakening of your third eye. Just like your physical eyes, imagine that it is closed. Now, imagine that you are opening slowly, as if from sleep. If you have trouble with this, you can turn your eyes towards the third eye and keep them there. It may feel like you are straining your eyes a little. Focusing your eyes can help open your third eye and activate it. But this depends on personal preference. So, what do you see or feel? Do you see images or any sensations? Things can be a bit blurry at first. You might only see colors or patterns. Your feelings could be very vague or confusing.
Observe what you see or feel without judgment.
Nutrition for Your Pineal Gland
In the food category, numerous options are available for accelerating and detoxifying our brain’s pineal gland. As a foundation, one should look to comprise the percentage of foods in their diet to the highest degree of organic plants and animals as possible.
Eating organic adds a buffer to protect oneself from pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other harmful chemical laden substances that can wreak havoc on our mental and physical health.
Foods that could specifically support and help open your pineal gland are Turmeric (tea and raw), cacao beans, green plants and vegetables, wild harvested spring water, Reishi Mushrooms, Grass Juices, Beets, apple cider vinegar, and others.
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