The hypothalamus is a major player with how our pineal gland operates. The hypothalamus is known as the God center, the center where the hormonal dragons are theorized to originate from. Which means, this sweet little organ, has the capacity to hold our entire feeling and emotional body. The hypothalamus also has the ability to directly influence most of the major organs systems and organ functions. The ancients knew how powerful the maintenance of this organ was, as it not only connected us deeply to our psyche, it was the most direct way to connect with the Universe.
Located in the centermost area of the brain, cozied up between the two hemispheres of the brain, lies the mystical pineal gland. Commonly called “the third eye”, “the seat of consciousness” – this pinecone-shaped gland is what grants us telepathic abilities, intuitive sight, processing of our gut feelings, empathy, and more. When the hypothalamus secrets neurohormones - this basically happens when we are balanced hormonally, and stress free - it feeds the third eye, granting us the magic of spirit Sight.
“The anterior lobe of the pituitary secretes seven key hormones that are related to lactation, the release of testosterone, and the production of sex, thyroid, and human growth hormones. The posterior lobe does not produce hormones, but stores and releases two important ones made in the brain: oxytocin and vasopressin. Oxytocin fosters maternal instincts, bonding between mates, trust, and sexual pleasure. Vasopressin influences circadian rhythms, the reabsorption of water into the bloodstream, and also stimulates paternal protective and caring instincts.” - Mantak Chia
No wonder adaptogens are so popular now-a-days, they happen to directly target and balance hypothalamic function. Isn't it fascinating that as the collective conscious all over the world is awakening, adaptogens are getting increasingly popular?
The Pineal Gland
“Because the pineal is bathed in highly charged cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and has more blood flow per cubic volume than any other organ, it may well be the gland with the highest concentration of energy in the body. In addition to its high concentrations of CSF and blood, the pineal gland is also the dominant source of the body’s melatonin.” (2)
Melatonin has significant effects on our mood and our ability to be love. Melatonin has been closely correlated with anti-aging effects because it both suppresses cortisol and is a powerful antioxidant. It makes sense, the more we are within a state of bliss, the more we are able to access higher realities, and the anti-aging chemistry we all seek.
Excellently put by our friends of Conscious Lifestyle Magazine :
Melatonin and the Spirit Molecules
“In terms of spiritual experience, melatonin quiets the body and mind, allowing access to higher consciousness. Both pinoline and DMT, secreted by a healthy, activated pineal gland, are psychoactive, causing changes in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, and behavior. Pinoline enables visions and dream states in the conscious mind and has been used by ancient Egyptians and Zoroastrians in their rituals. It assists in DNA replication and is said to resonate with the pulse of life at ~8 cycles per second."
"DMT is produced in the pineal gland during deep meditation and extraordinary conditions of birth, sexual ecstasy, extreme physical stress, and near-death experiences. It also alters our dream consciousness when it is released into the bloodstream during the Rapid Eye Movement phase of sleep. DMT links the body and spirit because of its relationship to visionary experiences and non-ordinary states of transcendant consciousness. Dr. Rick Strassman calls DMT the Spirit Molecule.”
Lightness & Darkness
"When the hypothalamus receives information about the presence or absence of light, it signals the pineal gland to activate and to start or inhibit cortisol and melatonin production. This is why monks and yogi’s for millennia either isolate in darkness, or do sun gazing. Both practices flood the hypothalamus with energy, granting a myrad of chemical reactions - bliss, ecstasy, insight, telepathy, synchronicity, manifestation… etc."
"It has been studied that pineal gland monitors magnetic fields and assists the body in orienting in space, naturally activating our inner GPS. “This magnetoreceptive capacity also explains why geomagnetic storms and environmental stress can affect the pineal gland, leading to problems with circadian rhythms and melatonin secretion.” (3)
“The heart generates a strong electromagnetic field that permeates the whole body. When the heart is activated with the high frequencies of love and compassion, its electromagnetic field is amplified and expanded. The pineal gland’s sensitivity to electromagnetic energy causes it to begin vibrating and activating in concert with the heart. As these two organs entrain together, their high vibration opens the third eye to greater inspiration, intuition, and inner vision. Because of the pineal gland’s connection with spatial orientation and circadian rhythms, our perception of space and time often shifts when the pineal is in a highly aroused state. Such experiences have been mentioned by meditators, monks, and yogi’s for millennia, and research is now providing explanations for these phenomena.” (4)
Share your insights below on your third eye potion experience!
Third Eye Potion
1 tbsp Dream Tea*
1 tsp Blue Lotus**
1/2 tsp Rose Petals
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
Optional 1/2tsp Dream Elixir
Optional Honey or Stevia
*Dream Tea contains adaptogens and plants, known to activate the pineal gland, while restoring and deeply calming the nervous system
**Blue Lotus is one of the few flowers in nature, known to activate the hypothalamus and pineal connection. An un-studied adaptogen, with a profound ability reduce cortisol, and release melatonin.
Directions: Step all ingredients in almost boiling water, for 10minutes. Strain and enjoy before bed.
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Third Eye Potion by Healing Tonics Cookbook