Updated: Sep 6, 2019
What is the Pineal Gland
The pineal gland was the last (so far) endocrine gland to be discovered. It is buried so deep, well hidden, inside the brain it took modern science a while to find it. The pineal gland is the only gland that produces melatonin, positioned close to the optical nerves, picking up visual stimulation and changes to lighting. All that said the pineal plays a major role in regulating our circadian rhythm, physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily cycle. It’s positioned close to the optical nerves, and as such, sensitive to visual simulations and changes in lighting. The pineal is also in direct relation to creating the appropriate gonads to the God selected chromosomes as the fetus grows and continues through sexual maturity.
Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily 24-hour cycle. They respond primarily to light and darkness in an organism's environment. Sleeping at night and being awake during the day is an example of a light-related circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythms are found in most living things, including animals, plants, down to many tiny microbes. In a strict sense, circadian rhythms are endogenously (Earth) generated, although they can be modulated by external cues such as sunlight, temperature, and can be artificially tampered with.
Third Eye Chakra
The pineal gland and the Third Eye Chakra, or Brow Chakra are directly associated with one another. The Third Eye is much like the pineal, whereas the pineal controls the rhythm of our physical body, the Third Eye controls energy flow and rhythm of our energetic, and therefore physical, body. Our consciousness is here. We are here. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world - inner and outer world. We relate to ourselves through this chakra. It is the codebreaker, the pattern maker, and the seat of understanding. It balances the important and the unimportant, sorts meaning from data and impressions.
When the Third Eye is in balance we see clearly and understand what we see. We are able to interpret visual cues and our perception is high. Our thoughts and internal communications with ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We have perspective on events and ideas, are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions, can be quietly observant, and reflective, and can control the flow of energy within all the chakras.
Often the pineal gland can appear calcified in-x-rays and is usually blamed on fluoride, calcium, and phosphorus deposits that can build up with age. However, you have the ability to keep that little guy soft and secreting by keeping the Third Eye in check. An over or under active Third Eye can not only be mentally exhausting but over time affect your overall physical well-being. Example - calcified pineal gland;)
Symptoms of an under-active or blocked Third Eye:
Lack of Concentration
Fearful of the Unknown
Lack of Intuition
Unable to Self-Reflect
Unable to See Past Illusions
Disconnected From the Universe
Symptoms of an over-active Third Eye:
Lack of Clarity in Thoughts
Reiki and the Third Eye
When people seek me out for Reiki or Reiki Massage I spend a lot of time with the Third Eye. Simply put, you know how to heal yourself, relieve pain, decrease anxiety... By balancing the Third Eye, the light at the end of the tunnel starts to appear, so to speak. Most people know why they are in a state of dis-ease, whatever that may be. By balancing the Third Eye "Ah-Hah!" moments begin to happen. Awareness creeps into the brain, change in the body begins, mental clarity and decrease in anxiety can occur as you remember who you truly are and remember that you and you alone have control of your thoughts, reactions, life, body, energy, ... If you have been experiencing chronic (or acute) issues. Give us a call. Set up a time to come in for a session and let's get your Third Eye working for you and your life!
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