Meditation: A How To

The third eye(pineal gland), scientifically is called the The pineal gland or Epiphysis Cerebri and is a small endocrine gland in the human brain. It produces the serotonin derivative melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and seasonal functions. It's shape resembles a tiny pine cone (hence it's name), and it is located near the center of the brain, between the two hemispheres. In some of the bibles such as the new world translation bibles it is known as the silver chord in ecclesiastes, or "the eye" in matthew. The pineal gland is responsible for many bodily processes such as REM sleeping and evolution of the body/mind. But in this article we are going to talk about how it is to be used in a closed-eye meditation. Sometimes when we get very psychologically stressed and our mind "just can't take it anymore" we have to take a break from the work that we're doing, or we have to take a nap during the day. In some cases this can be counter productive because sleeping on the job can get you fired!

The pineal gland will help us with this, and at the same time we get to access parts of our brain we wouldn't normally access. Many people in modern society don't even know what a pineal gland is. To many religious people who like to pray and meditate they use a type of position that is best suited for attuning the body to divine cosmic energies of the universe. Sometimes people will sit in a lotus position, sometimes people will lay back on their bed to meditate, and sometimes you can just close yours eyes and activate the pineal gland immediately if the body feels that stressed. The purpose of pineal gland meditation is to center the self (as with any meditation)and see a vision. This is something that is known by mystics, guru's and practitioners of health worldwide. For the purpose of this meditation you can sit, lie down or do it while moving if you really are feeling that this is necessary (but I don't recommend while driving a vehicle or operating machinery). I once experienced a vision when I was swimming, because my body must have been so stressed that while I closed my eyes under the water I saw color through my pineal gland.

Instruction: Make sure you are in a safe place, it doesn't necessarily have to be quiet but if there is music that you like to meditate to that is even better, or even some event to meditate on, such as a sporting event about to happen or some hardship in your life. If you are in a busy place and there are noises all around you it will benefit you to be aware of all these things going on around you. Now you can close your eyes to start the closed eye meditation to help activate your pineal gland. I find best results sitting in nature or alone in a quiet room. While your eyes are closed, cross them up into your forehead, but do not force anything because it can cause the muscles in your eyes to hurt! While your eyes are crossed into your forehead(like a triangle) this is what will be the anatomical position to activate the pineal, then you are ready to focus on the center of your brain (where the pineal gland is located) and you will start experiencing flickering (maybe like a movie). As your eyes are in this position move your focus to your eyes in their horizon which will bring your focus back into your pineal gland. Eventually you may start to experience a vision, and this is well documented by many shamans worldwide.

Once the vision has gone away it is time to open your eyes and draw the vision you had and share it with your family and friends. If you did not experience a vision then your pineal gland is probably heavily calcified due to improper diet and possibly flouridated and chlorinated drinking water (which can literally destroy your pineal gland). Also, sometimes the mind is too busy and is "running" too much for you to keep it calm. This can be a sign that you do not need this type of meditation and possibly a movement meditation instead(such as a sport or jogging). This is a good meditation when on lunch break or at the end of an exercise session. I have done this meditation before bed many times to help me center myself before I fall asleep because I knew the next day would be a stressful one. I encourage doing your own research on the pineal gland and researching ways to make yours strong and healthy, it is a very fragile gland and has the most blood-flow of any gland in your body as It is eager for awareness. This type of meditation is also very useful in a group setting where a holistic phenomenon known as 'Entrainment' occurs. Enjoy!

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