Table of Contents
- So, What Really Is the Pineal Gland?
- So, Why Should the Third Eye Be Activated?
- How Does Pineal Gland Calcification Occur?
- Tips for Decalcification of the Pineal Gland
For centuries, the pineal gland has been referred to as the “third eye” or also called the “Ajna chakra” or the eyebrow chakra. According to ancient Hindu culture, the third eye chakra is responsible for conscience, intuition, insight, clarity and spiritual awakening.
The pineal gland is an endocrine gland located in your brain and produces the neurotransmitter melatonin. The melatonin produced by the pineal gland helps to regulate both the daily, as well as seasonal circadian rhythm, controls your sleep cycles and the quality of your sleep and also the start of puberty.
When exposed to light, the third eye is activated, which has several biological functions and controls the biorhythms of your body. The pineal gland also works along with the hypothalamus, which controls your hunger, thirst, sexual desire and aging process.
The pineal gland is considered to be a lot more than just a physical phenomenon in the spiritual circles and is regarded as some sort of “spiritual antenna” that allows a channel to access higher consciousness and connect with the divine. For centuries, mystical traditions have worshipped the tiny pineal gland and regarded it as a link between the physical world and the etheric realm. And, it is believed that when the third eye or the pineal gland is closed, it brings pessimism, cynicism, confusion and envy, while when fully activated, it enhances psychic clarity, ability and concentration.
It is also believed that the pineal gland has the ability to produce small quantities of DMT or dimethyltryptamine. Also, known as the “spirit molecule”, DMT is a powerful psychedelic, which is the key catalyst for enhanced states of consciousness and intuition.
The tiny gland can be easily damaged, thanks to the travails of modern lifestyle. Poor diet, drinking water with high fluorine content, stress and other factors can impact the pineal gland adversely and cause it to become calcified. There are many practices that can help to activate your pineal gland, which can also simply wither away because of lack of use.
Some of the problems that can be caused due to a blocked third eye or a calcified pineal gland are:
- Diminished perception of reality
- Anxiety and depression
- Inclination to over-analyze things
- Neurological disorders
- Envy and jealousy
Irrespective of whether you believe in the mystical powers of the pineal gland or not, an effectively functioning gland can result in your overall good health and well-being, whereas, a calcified pineal gland with a build-up of crystals of calcium phosphate can cause ill health.
Here are some tips and techniques of how you can decalcify your pineal gland and activate it.
When calcium phosphate crystals are deposited in the tissues and organs in your body, calcification occurs, which can cause several health problems. For example, calcification of your arteries can increase the risk of heart disease, while when the tendons and joints become calcified, it is linked with tendonitis and osteoarthritis. In the same way, the pineal gland can become calcified too.
So, what causes this calcification? Eating processed and refined foods and drinking soda and other carbonated beverages can contribute in a large way to calcification. Although, the main cause of calcification is fluoride that is present in drinking water and toothpaste. In order to decalcify your pineal gland, try and avoid fluoride in all forms. Buy toothpaste that does not contain fluoride. Drink filtered water and for bathing too. To remove fluoride from your body. Having iodine supplements, supplements to detoxify your liver, dry saunas and consuming tamarind can also help.
Some supplements and herbs can help to stimulate the pineal gland and also promote detoxification and remove calcium deposits. Some beneficial supplements and herbs, which you can buy at your local health store are:
- Spirulina: This is a blue-green alga that is available as capsules, pills and powders. Another beneficial alga is chlorella.
- Hydrilla Verticillata: This is a seaweed that is available in the form of a supplement.
- Ginseng: Very popularly used in traditional Chinese medicine, ginseng is a herb which is available as tinctures and capsules.
- Zeolite: This mineral supplement can help to remove toxins and heavy metals.
- Bentonite Clay: When consumed in the powdered form, bentonite clay helps to absorb and remove heavy metals, chemicals and toxins from the body.
- Cod Liver Oil: This is very high in omega-3 fatty acids and helps to nourish the pineal gland and also decalcify it.
The pineal gland produces more melatonin in the dark; however, our modern lifestyle with exposure to electricity and living and working in light for most part of the day has disrupted our body’s circadian rhythms and the cyclical relationship of our body with darkness. Meditating and performing other spiritual practices in the dark can encourage the pineal gland to secrete greater levels of melatonin.
A simple exercise that you can do is darkening your room by making use of opaque curtains, turning off all the lights, including devices, digital clocks, mobile phones, etc. which produce little amounts of light. Sit comfortably with your eyes open and look into the darkness. Pay attention to your breathing and let your thoughts go if they arise. Do the exercise for 10 minutes at least and use a candle or a penlight to slowly ease out of your meditation.
It is believed that some essential oils such as lavender, sandalwood, pine, parsley, frankincense and davana oil, which is made from dhavana (Artemisia pallens), an aromatic Indian herb, not only awaken and stimulate your pineal gland, but also encourage deeper state of meditation and a heightened sense of spiritual awareness. You can add a few drops of the essential oil to your bath, add a few drops into water and spray it in your room, sprinkle a few drops of the essential oil on your pillow before sleeping at night, burn it in a diffuser or inhale from the bottle directly before you meditate.
Chanting “om” or some other sounds have a physiological effect, causing the bones in your head and nose to vibrate slightly, which is believed to stimulate the pineal gland. As a short, healing exercise, chant “om” for around 5 minutes or more when you’re in the shower, on your way to work or just before you go to sleep.
For a longer practice, wear loose and comfortable clothes and sit comfortably. Place your right palm facing upwards on your lap and place your left palm in the right one. Close your eyes and take in a deep breath and exhale while chanting a long “aaaauuuuummmmm” sound. Focus on your third eye while you chant and notice the slight vibrations in the bones of your face and head.
Mobile phones emit EMFs (electromagnetic fields), which can cause damage to the pineal gland. Studies show that exposure to EMFs can cause disruption in melatonin production. Limit your cell phone usage and do not carry your mobile phone on you. Use your mobile phone where the reception is good, as weaker the reception, the more are the EMFs emitted by your phone. Make use of an air tube headset and shielded wire for your mobile phone. Try and use a landline (not a cordless phone) as much as possible.
Crystals, rocks and stones have been used since ancient times to balance and stimulate the chakras in our body. These chakras are essentially considered as the “spiritual centers of power” in the body. Crystals such as moonstone, amethyst, sodalite, purple sapphire, rhodonite, purple tourmaline and pietersite that balance the 6th and 7th chakras, located at the crown of the head and in the center of the forehead are believed to heal and stimulate the pineal gland.
Usually, the dark purple and indigo colors are associated with activation of the third eye and so, using any crystal in this color can help to stimulate the pineal gland. To use the crystals, you must lie on your back. Then, place one crystal on the center of the forehead and focus on the area.
If your pineal gland is not functioning effectively, this can hamper the production of melatonin. Studies reveal that taking melatonin supplements can promote better sleep and also improve feelings of peace and overall well-being. It can also help to prevent cancer and reduce the signs of aging, thereby promoting longevity.
You can find melatonin supplements easily at your local health store in the form of liquids, pills and capsules and also in the sublingual form, which is absorbed more easily by the body.
The sun is a wonderful source of power and it is believed that gazing at the sun for a few minutes during sunrise and a few minutes before sunset can help to stimulate the pineal gland and help its efficient functioning.
The tips and techniques discussed in this article are a few simple ways by which you can activate your third eye and decalcify your pineal gland so that it works efficiently leading to a healthier and spiritually aware you.