Pineal Gland and the Third Eye Chakra Connection
Located in the center of your brain between both hemispheres. This gland is a stand alone component with no other opposing counterpart, meaning no right or left side, such as right & left kidney.
What does a pineal gland do?
Essentially the primary function of this gland is to produce a hormone called melatonin.
Melatonin is essential for metabolic functions, sexual development and for the sleep-wake cycle triggered by light and darkness.
Anja in Sanskrit
Spiritually this gland is associated with the third eye chakra because of the area it resides. Ajna translates to “commanding your perception”. The third eye chakra is considered the seat of your soul. This area connects your physical to your spiritual energy. The eyes are receptors of light and dark, in turn, this can be your vision to your true journey and your personal truth.
In the crystal world, there are gemstones that vibrate energies to foster the balance and opening of your third eye chakra. Look to Indigo color for this aura you seek. Include Labradorite, Amethyst, Sodalite, and Lapis Lazuli to your wheelhouse. Other less popular gemstones include Azurite, Fluorite, and White Jade.
Activate your Pineal Gland
Stimulate your pineal gland with lightness and darkness. Having a photoreceptor that receives light signals through the eyes, choose wisely what type of light you use and when to expose them to the light.
Preserve the Pineal Gland
Things you can do to help preserve the health of your pineal gland include limiting your fluorite intake. Check with your local physician for that. There is fluoride in the toothpaste you choose and possibly in the water you ingest.
Reduce your exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). Some research suggests excessive exposure may affect the pineal gland and limit its ability to produce melatonin. Gadgets like cell phones, microwaves, Wi-Fi routers, TVs, smart meters, and computer screens are common sources of EMFs. It’s that screen of blue light that is being bombarded into our eyes.
Create better Sleeping
Try to keep your bedroom as dark as possible to promote quality sleep. Avoid blue light, consider swapping out LED lights for traditional incandescent bulbs especially if you like to read before you doze off. Drape a towel over your electronics that emit lights into the bedroom especially if they face you while you sleep.
Celebrate the Outdoors!
Include indirect sun exposure to activate your precious pineal gland. Just don’t look at the sun directly.
Gemstones to include for activating your Third Eye Chakra
Invite in Amethyst, Azurite, Quartz, Unakite, and Sodalite to name a few!
Amethyst to Find Clarity
This luminous stone can be traced back to 25,000 BC. In Ancient Egypt, one of Cleopatra’s favorite pieces of jewelry was an amethyst ring, which she believed was a source of enlightenment and clarity. Amethyst has a long list of healing energies. Aids the wearer to keep a level head and make wise choices. The stone’s purple color helps to purge toxins and to strengthen the immune system. Struggle with insomnia, amethyst can help clear the mind and help with getting a good night's sleep
Crystal Quartz to Amplifies Spiritual Growth
A universal crystal that amplifies the energy of all the other stones. This stone is known for spiritual growth. Meditation & manifestation will benefit your third eye chakra. Quartz crystal is used as a healing and protection stone to balance, harmonizes, and stabilizes your energy. So consider including quartz crystal in your wheelhouse as this will increase your strength and stamina. Inspire your creativity while improving your concentration and memory. Wear quartz crystal to keep your thoughts clear & your feelings positive.
Unakite be The Balancer
Unakite Jasper has both greens, pinks to oranges in the matrix. A jasper gemstone energy is centered in balancing and healing. This beautiful gemstone brings together the abundant nurturing energy of green with caring passion of pink in one of nature’s most healing crystals of the heart and mind. See all the positives in your relationships and let go of the little negativity with others. Create those beautiful relationships you treasure and foster abundance of joy with friendship bonds.
Sodalite to Bring Order and Calmness Within
Sodalite energy balances the metabolism, boosts the immune system and overcomes calcium deficiencies. Making room for lightness and freedom in your inner vision. Encourage rational thoughts, objectivity, truth, and intuition. Learn to encourage verbalization of your true feelings.