Do you have a lot of ideas but never bring them to fruition? Do you have so many amazing ideas, you just don't know where to start so you start all of them (never finishing any, of course) so you won't 'lose one' in the process? Let's talk about activating the pineal gland to energize your third eye chakra – that mystical center of intuition and insight, but most importantly for active brains, the center of DISCERNMENT!
The pineal gland is a tiny gland located deep in the brain that produces melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep-wake cycles. But the pineal gland is also believed to play a role in spiritual and mystical experiences, and is often referred to as the "third eye." The third eye chakra is the sixth chakra, located in the center of the forehead (in front of the pineal gland). It is associated with intuition, insight, and spiritual awareness, so when the third eye chakra is balanced and energized, we are able to see beyond the physical realm and tap into our inner wisdom and intuition; which includes discernment; a wise way of weighing things out to make good decisions.
So, how can we activate the pineal gland to energize our third eye chakra? Here are a few strategies that have worked for me:
Meditation is a powerful tool for activating the pineal gland and energizing your third eye chakra. By focusing your attention on the space between your eyebrows, and drawing a breath from your root to your third eye and holding it for 5-7 seconds, you can stimulate the pineal gland and activate your third eye chakra.
Use essential oils
Essential oils such as frankincense and sandalwood are believed to stimulate the pineal gland and activate the third eye chakra. You can use these oils in a diffuser or apply them directly to your forehead, just make sure they are safe for skin contact or in a carrier oil..
Spend time in nature
Spending time in nature can help to activate the pineal gland and energize your third eye chakra. Being in natural environments can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation, which can stimulate the pineal gland and enhance spiritual awareness.
Yoga poses such as child's pose and downward-facing dog can help to stimulate the pineal gland and activate the third eye chakra. By practicing these poses regularly, you can promote balance and energy flow in your third eye chakra.
Crystals such as amethyst and lapis lazuli are believed to stimulate the pineal gland and activate the third eye chakra. You can use these crystals in meditation or carry them with you throughout the day.
Harness the power of the sun
Sitting outside, facing the sun in new, morning light is a fantastic way to energize your pineal gland. Make sure its not too bright, close your eyes, face the sun, and allow the light to penetrate through your eyelids, into your optic nerve before making its way to your pineal gland.
Activating the pineal gland and energizing your third eye chakra can enhance your intuition and spiritual awareness, leading to a deeper sense of connection with yourself and the world around you. So, go out there and tap into your inner wisdom – your third eye chakra is waiting!