The pineal gland is a tiny pine-cone shaped gland located in the center of our brain, between the left and right hemispheres. Our pineal glands synthesize and secrete melatonin, the natural compound released from our brain when we’re going to bed that makes us fall asleep.
The pineal gland has been referenced in countless ancient texts, art, and traditions throughout history. From The Buddha to statues in front of the Vatican itself – this pine-cone shaped gland has been used to represent higher states of consciousness that we are all able to achieve.
It has been referred to as the seat of the soul, as many believe this is the center point of where our inherent psychic ability comes from. Many people report intense pressure on their third eye when experiencing deep meditations, healing modalities, or even just when they’re trying to fall asleep.
Signs of an opened third eye can look like heighten sensitivity to people’s energy, the ability to tap into how someone’s emotional field, seeing auras, vibrating sensations throughout the body, lucid dreaming and astral projection. Extreme cases of this can encompass episodes of channeling, hearing, or sensing paranormal beings, experiencing visions and telepathy, and much more!
As we awakening collectively, our pineal glands are beginning to decalcify more and more, allowing for higher amounts of information to be absorbed into our being.
Some of the best ways to help open your third eye is staying away from all forms of fluoride, processed food, and harsh chemicals. Eating a predominantly plant-based diet drastically helps as well. Superfoods like chia seeds, hemp seeds, matcha, spirulina, raw cacao, different berries, and almost all leafy greens are high in nutrition that boosts our energy and helps open our third eye.
Meditating on opening our pineal gland is also a great, and one of the most powerful ways to help unlock its amazing potential. Simply getting into a relaxed state, closing your eyes, and gently looking upwards towards the center of your forehead can send energy towards your pineal gland and activate it quite quickly in some cases.
Try it for yourself and see if you can feel some of the amazing experiences that happen when you start to open this aspect of yourself!