With buzzwords like ‘mindfulness’, ‘manifestation’, ‘rituals’ and more popping up left, right and center, it’s hard to pinpoint the truth amongst the over-capitalization of the spiritual world. Far too many big brands are trying to cash in on mindfulness and spirituality, selling bogus products and low quality gimmicks that do little to nothing to help you connect better with yourself and the world around you.
Thankfully, this article is here to help you break through the nonsense and find the truth amongst the misinformation. It’s the perfect beginner’s guide to mindfulness and spirituality, introducing you to some of the most effective yet simple practices that you can get involved with today to feel peace and harmony. So, if you’re interested in learning more about how you can become better connected and begin opening your third eye, then simply read on!
Meditation: What Is It & How Do I Start Practicing?
Meditation has grown massively in popularity in the developed world in recent years, but the fact of the matter is that very few people are actually participating properly. Many are under the false impression that meditation simply means to sit down quietly and relax – this couldn’t be further from the truth, as meditation isn’t there to help you chill out, it’s there to help you see more clearly while connecting with the reality of the world around you. It’s all about increasing your conscious ability, improving your focus and opening your third eye. Meditation is practiced by those in numerous religions, with the earliest known record of meditation (or dhyana) being found in the Upanishads. It’s still used by many religions in today’s modern world too, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Islam and so much more. It’s essentially being white washed into a form of ‘self care’ (another essentially bogus term), when in fact it’s a practice that can help one’s physical, mental and spiritual health when done correctly.
So, what actually is meditation? Well, it comes in countless different forms and styles, and these different concepts often relate to either the religion or location from which it originates. Meditation aims to force you into a state of heightened awareness, meaning you have to clear your head of all passing thoughts that might distract you. In order to reach such a state, you often need to perform some kind of breathwork, changing, humming or other similar action that can become rhythmic and trance-like. This will help you to travel out of your body and into your mind, especially if you have your eyes closed for extra focus. Other tricks that can help you to achieve focus include sitting in a specific way (such as the lotus position), or listening to calming instrumental music or nature sounds.
It’s not easy to meditate, especially in today’s modern world with so much hustle and bustle and countless distractions taking your attention away from the true reality. If you want to learn how to meditate properly without giving up before you’ve had the chance to experience any benefits, then it’s a good idea to look into guided meditation. You can do this in person with a coach or even watch a video tutorial online. You cannot just sit there with your legs crossed and eyes closed waiting for something to happen – you’re not going to enter any kind of heightened state unless you put in the work to achieve it!
Healing Sounds: Understanding Different Frequencies & Their Effects
Have you ever heard of healing sounds? It’s said that there are a number of frequencies that have a positive impact on both your physical and mental well-being, and this is something that has long been noted by scholars and researchers for many millennia. From chanting to drums, humans have long recognised the importance and value that sound can have on the body and mind! The first instance of sounds that possess a potential healing frequency span back as far as the times of Apollo, the Olympian god of music, song, health and recovery (to name a few), and even Pythagoras himself confidently believed that certain frequencies could have limitless positive (and negative) affects.
But what sound frequencies are actually said to help the body, mind and spirit? Well, there are multiple different frequencies which are said to be ‘magical’ in some way starting off with 174 Hz. 174 Hz is a Solfeggio frequency, and it’s believed to have positive impacts on human health. 285 Hz is another healing Solfeggio frequency, said to help the body mend cuts, burns and more through cellular regeneration. 396 Hz, again another Solfeggio frequency, has been known to help alleviate feelings of fear, guilt and grief – it relates to the root chakra, an earth chakra used for grounding. Further notable sound frequencies said to have healing, uplifting or regenerative properties include 432 Hz, 528 Hz and 963 Hz. 963 Hz is often referred to as the ‘frequency of the gods’, and is said to help activate the pineal gland and the crown chakra – the crown shakes relates to higher states of consciousness.
It’s important to note that less than a couple of hundred years ago, all music was tuned to 432 Hz. However, in modern times 440 Hz is the prefered frequency, as was originally proposed in Stuttgart in 1834 and adopted by the International Standards Committee in 1955. 440 Hz is not a healing frequency, and this raises suspicions on the true impacts of modern music. In order to recreate the healing frequencies that have been described above, you can utilize a variety of traditional instruments. For example, a steel pan or a singing bowl can offer healing sounds when tuned and used correctly. You can also find videos online that claim to recreate healing sounds, but these will not be as effective as the real thing.
The Pineal Gland: What Is Calcification & How Do I Prevent It?
The pineal gland is often referred to as the seat of the soul, and it’s a tiny, pinecone shaped gland that sits near the center of your brain. This pinecone shape is of great importance – have you ever seen a pinecone recreated in an old piece of artwork, masonry or book? If so, then it was likely used in reference to the pineal gland. It’s said that the most notable function of the pineal gland is to produce melatonin, which is a hormone that influences sleep and wakefulness. However, the pineal gland also has a number of other functions, many of which haven’t been studied well enough. A notable function of the pineal gland that often ignites people’s interest is the production of DMT. DMT, or dimethyltryptamine, is said to be released at the moment of birth, death and while dreaming, and it’s something that has been found in other natural sources such as plants and animals. DMT is a psychoactive substance, and it’s recreated chemically or extracted from the aforementioned plants to be used as a religious, spiritual or recreational drug to heighten one’s consciousness and bring about a ‘trip’.
With more research being done into the topic, it’s becoming clear that one issue can impact on the pineal gland’s ability to produce melatonin, DMT and any other substances or functions, and that is calcification. Calcification is a real problem, as unlike most of your brain, the blood-brain barriers don’t fully protect the gland from the rest of the body. Lots of different factors can increase your chances of pineal gland calcification, from uncontrollable causes like aging, to those that you can manage such as consumption of fluoride.
If you want to promote a healthy pineal gland that functions well with little calcification, then you can follow a few basic steps. Aim to get a good night’s sleep, limit technology use when dark to allow your natural circadian rhythm to level out, and get a good amount of sunshine during daylight hours. You should also reduce your fluoride intake whenever possible. Fluoride is added in copious amounts to tap water and toothpaste, so it’s best to opt for bottled water (ionized if accessible) along with a natural fluoride free toothpaste. You can also help to keep your pineal gland healthy by sticking to an organic wholefoods diet, steering clear of ultra processed foods and adding chemical ingredients such as preservatives, colors and flavors. Decalcifying your pineal gland may help you to ‘open your third eye’ with much greater ease, allowing for more accomplished meditation and a better connection with the spiritual world.
The world of mindfulness and spirituality is something that is totally subjective and personal – no two experiences are ever going to be exactly the same, and that’s why it’s so difficult to perform thorough research and study into each topic or idea. Judging based on your own experiences is always the best way to go, to make the most of the information above and introduce yourself to meditation and healing sounds while you promote better pineal gland health. You’ll be glad you did!