The Pineal Gland is a small gland located in the middle of the brain between the two hemispheres and is shaped like a small pine-cone. In physiological terms, its job is to produce melatonin. But it does much, much more than that.
Since ancient times this gland has been called the Third Eye, the Spiritual Eye, or The Seat of the Soul.
This is a bit of a grandiose look at this tiny little gland, but it’s not far from the truth. When coupled with the third eye chakra, and supported by the secondary eye chakras and the eyes themselves, it is the controller for your ability to ‘vision’ the unseen energies and vibrations that exist all around you. [continued below picture]
Recently researchers have begun to understand that when coupled with the eyes, it is also the keeper or controller of our circadian rhythms and the ability to be anchored into time. To awaken the pineal, not only gives you greater access to your intuitive abilities, it also gives you greater access to your individual experience of time. And as a side note, that also includes how your body reacts to aging.
If your pineal gland is not fully awakened, it merely acts as the gland that stimulates or retracts the hormone of sleep. So the fact that it is part of the circadian rhythm control system is not surprising. But melatonin does more than just stimulate sleep. Its production in even small amounts sends signals to the other structures of the body, such as the pituitary, hypothalamus, thyroid, thalamus, and adrenals.
When these structures are functioning well and living with a fully awakened pineal, the hormones of peace and well-being, calm and joy are more prevalent and the hormones of fear, distress, and pain are reduced. Pretty good, huh?
So, this week, just 5 minutes a day, place your attention on this little pine-cone shaped gland in the middle of your brain and visualize it shaking awake. Enliven your visualization with metaphors that punch up the energy such as, seeing the gland open it’s big beautiful eyes, or see it getting up from bed and stretching out the kinks of sleep.
It is exactly the movement of this gland to stimulate the brain toward the predominance of calm oriented hormones that allows all the other systems to be more balanced and more open to input. So, the key to awakening the intuitive and extrasensory perceptions of your life is the stimulation and awakening of the pineal.