We perceive the world through the summation of our senses – aside from the five primary senses that we command to navigate through our environment, there’s what some may call the sixth sense, intuition. We all possess a tool that allows us to better ground within our experience and in turn, our environment. This tool is the Pineal gland.
The Pineal Gland is the tiny yet mighty pea-sized gland within the brain that regulates the hormonal and glandular processes within the pituitary system. These systems work intimately with the endocrine system to regulate our states of mind throughout the day.
When the Pineal gland is out of balance, the rest of our vessel falls out of balance as well. This imbalance can lead way to the creation of habits that do not ultimately resonate with your true identity which later turns into addictions.
One common example of this is addictive interplay comes with the relationship one may have with sugar.
As we know, sugar is a highly addictive, highly inflammatory substance. Sugar triggers the pleasure systems in the brain by activating the mesolimbic dopamine pathway. Every time that dopamine is released from the mesolimbic pathway, more of the dopamine has to be replenished. Furthermore, we may also know that when the Ventral Tegmental Area (one of the primary dopamine-producing areas in the brain) is overused, the entire dopaminergic structure becomes imbalanced. This will lead the way to the rapid development of a dopamine tolerance that will manifest increasing cravings.
When a substance like sugar initially enters the system, the DRD2 Receptor in the pancreas will begin to synthesize dopamine. When dopaminergic pathways from the Ventral Tegmental Area travel to the frontal cortex, they make up the mesocortical dopamine pathway. These fibers are also thought to be involved in reward and motivation so, when the threshold for these triggers are reached, the sensation of stimuli needed will have to be incrementally raised to feel similar effects as before.
In simpler terms, you will need to double the dose.
When the body undergoes consistently stressful experiences, the increasing levels of toxicity will begin to wear upon the brain’s cognitive ability. There will be an increase of inflammation within the brain and gut.
When numerous systems of the body are out of balance, there tends to be a deeper underlying source for what is causing the imbalance. Be it a change of environment, lifestyle (including ones that do not work,) eating habits, responsive tendencies, etc.
The whole topic of toxicity and inflammation raises a lot of questions. While the resting state of the brain becomes imbalanced, high levels of toxic buildup in the body will shock the immune system into a state of active response that is observed through unrestrained cravings, lethargic thoughts, indecision, inactive complacency and matters of the sort.
The condition in maintaining a neurologically integral state of being after constant exposure to sugar (not exclusive to candy but even beverages containing high-fructose corn syrup, excessive amounts of honey, sweets, fruits even) will start to habitually place the mind in a state of being that causes the mind to attach to the feelings of instant gratification.
As the body is constantly undergoing a thorough state of pressure, it can never fully recover into a deeper and more rooted state of mind that is not impacted by the effects of neurotoxins, such as sugar.
This tends to have initially negative effects on the physical body and will also cause energetic ripple effects that will begin to take place as energy blocks. We can take a closer look at the limbic system and the responsibilities that it oversees, such as regulation the autonomic or endocrine function in response to emotional stimuli.
We as humans are capable of deep emotional abilities that open the door to rich narratives and complex emotional responses that influence our perception of the world around us and also the perception we hold of ourselves, in our minds. As we established earlier in this article, the Pineal Gland is a tool that allows us to better connect to our experience. Building off of this concept, we can see that when a state of limbic resonance, or, the capacity for sharing deep emotional states can be seen as a connection between the pineal gland’s sense receptions in reference to the self.
If the Pineal Gland is out of balance, the rest of the body will be, too.
Sugar causes an innate ability in humans, it causes them to become suggestible and docile. This is because sugar causes the body to get so charged and overstimulated that it burns the vessel out. This burnout minimizes the window in where a human can be productive because of the constant need to replenish dopamine.
When the Pineal Gland becomes affected as a result of sugar addiction, the mental fog that befalls you is not exclusive to the physical weight that you begin to feel.
The energetic body begins to tune into dis-harmonic frequencies and patterns as a way to mitigate the energetic expectation that a sugar rush triggers.
The Pineal Gland’s awareness redirects in misconstrued avenues as a way to seek what the body is seeking through the activation of the overindulged pleasure system. This ends up slowing and weighing you down.
As a way to practice activating the sovereign state of being within the pineal gland, conscious practice to balancing the chakras and energy fields should be observed as a way to gain deeper awareness of the precise needs of the body. When we sit down to be with the body within the mind, we extend an invitation for healing to ourselves and in turn, to the universe as a whole. When we sit down to be with the body, we tell the universe that we are ready to stand in our power to take a hold of the energy leaks that may be present with the energy field.
Sitting to be with the mind is a great way to take accountability for the actions that impact the daily experience. As we are all individual beings, we also possess unique biodiversity that is unique to ourselves. When we listen to our inner voice, we can be a part of the big picture. We can be open to the instructions from our higher self that will help nourish and heal our body, mind, and spirit.