Could the Fountain of Youth spout from your own head?
According to some mystic traditions, the secret to vital longevity lies deeply buried in the center of your brain, in a tiny gland called the pineal.
Some traditions say that the light you see when you have your eyes closed originates from the pineal gland. Ancient cultures and mystics consider our pineal gland to be the Third Eye or the sixth chakra, also known as the "psychic" chakra. The French philosopher René Descartes famously called our Third Eye the "seat of the soul." The bright auras you see depicted in religious paintings and portraits of mystics are representative of this light emanating from the pineal gland.
The pineal gland is a pine cone-shaped gland in your brain, situated in the center of the forehead between your eyebrows and one-inch deep. The pineal gland uses serotonin to produce melatonin, an important hormone that regulates sleep
and is stimulated by darkness.
Melatonin is perhaps the main driver of our overall health when it comes to healing our bodies and maintaining vital health. When the pineal gland's function is blocked or compromised by pollutants such as heavy metals, or by poor nutrition, stress or lack of sleep, it can interfere with your body's own medical intuition, and obscure or even shut down your Third Eye.
In order for us to access our deepest states of intuition, intelligence and spiritual enlightenment, it is necessary to activate the pineal gland and keep it and the meridian channels that connect to it clear and open.
When the energy of the sixth chakra is activated through deep meditation, the pineal gland seems to detect the subtle vibration that occurs as a form of light. Your Third Eye can actually open your mind and body to a state of ecstasy. Your may even feel as if a pure liquid is flowing from your brain down along your spine, infusing your endocrine and nervous system with youthful fluidity, flexibility and innocent joy.
One of the main culprits that obscures our 'pineal vision' is calcification, or rigidity of the gland. The pineal gland is not protected by the blood brain barrier, which normally filters blood that is carried to the brain and spinal cord. Therefore, the pineal gland is exposed to toxins in the bloodstream, which can cause it to shrink.
Synthetic fluoride and calcium, which are found in tap water, vitamin supplements, medications, toothpastes, fortified cereals and various other products, can contribute to pineal gland atrophy. In other words, your Third Eye is shut!
There is a difference, however, between synthetic fluoride and synthetic calcium versus organic fluoride and organic calcium. In its organic form—plants and vegetables—calcium and fluoride are healthy essential minerals.
You can clear your pineal gland by replacing toxic chemicals in your food and environment with safer alternatives. Replace tap water with natural spring water, well water, reverse osmosis water, or carbon-filtered water. Weed out skin care, beauty and bath products that contain synthetic chemicals
. Also avoid any vitamin supplements, mineral fortified foods such as enriched bread and cereal, and toothpastes containing added fluoride or calcium.
More importantly, you can start implementing some practices that stimulate and enhance your pineal gland’s functioning and abilities right from where you are in your life today.
Meditating stimulates your entire brain, can open all seven chakra energy centers, and restore your brain's natural functioning state. Meditation sends bioelectric impulses to the pineal gland allowing for greater states of clarity and intuition to come into your conscious life.
One of the quickest and most satisfying ways to tune up your Third Eye is through an awakening guided meditation
You can also use Third Eye companion gemstones to complement your meditation. In general, crystals of indigo, violet or purple hue are highly beneficial in expanding consciousness and opening the Third Eye. Amethyst, laser quartz, moonstone, purple sapphire, purple violet tourmaline, rhodonite, rose aura, and sodalite are all excellent stones for creating deeper awareness. But one stone that is especially useful for sharpening intuition and opening your clairvoyance is the aquamarine crystal.
Try meditating with a crystal on your forehead between your eyebrows to help send healing energy that reduces calcification in your pineal gland.
Use these tips and meditations to give yourself an "eye-opening" experience. By looking deeply into your own life, see just how beautifully shimmering and shining your soul is!