Me: Hey back, Good morning!
Jamie: Ah ha ha ha! Erik said you’d be in a good mood today!
Me: Oh yeah! I’m in a great mood! I don’t know why.
Me: I have no idea why, but I’m gonna take it and run! Are you doing well, Jamie?
Jamie: Yes, actually!
Me (to Erik in a sappy, motherly tone): Well, hello, Sweetie!
Erik: Hi Mom.
Me (even sappier): I love you and miss you! Have you been treating Jamie well?
Erik: I’ve been doing my best!
Jamie: He has. He’s been very calm.
Me: Oh, good. Was it you, Erik, when I went on my walk yesterday that sent me a really strong pot smell? I didn’t see Bambi toking and smoking, so…
Erik: Yep, that was me, Stinky pot.
Me: Oh boy!
Erik: I thought you’d like that!
Me: Of course I did! Well, I don’t like the smell, but I like the fact that it’s coming from you! Okay, I have a few questions from blog members before we pick our next celebrity. One person wants to know about the pineal gland. What’s it all about, and how do we activate it?
Erik: Just like the rest of the glands, it’s controlled by the pituitary. I think they’re interested in it—whoever asked the question—because it’s often associated with the crown chakra.
Me: Oh, okay.
Erik: Really what it does is it regulates your sleep, keeps you asleep longer, and it’s kind of cool, because it’s—
Jamie (chuckling): He does this kind of fake gun sign with his finger to his brain.
Erik: —right in the middle of the head. Right in the middle of the brain.
Me: Yes, that’s right.
Erik: The importance of it is that it shuts the body down; it produced melatonin to shut the body down to sleep for long periods of time. This allows the subconscious to come to the surface in our sleep state. If our pineal is off, then the consciousness doesn’t get a rest, and it just tries to overload the brain constantly. Then the spiritual side, the sleep side, the subconscious side can’t come to the surface and create a balance.
Me: Ah! And that’s why meditation must be important, too. I guess there are some people who have a more powerful or active pineal gland, like you, Jamie. Right? Like psychic mediums.
Jamie: Erik’s laughing.
Jamie listens, then giggles.
Jamie: He’s so funny sometimes! I just wanna kick him!
Me: Yeah? Go ahead. You have my permission!
Jamie: He’s laughing at me and pointing at me and saying, “Jamie’s got a big pineal gland!”
Me: Oh my gosh!
Jamie: He’s referring to a penis!
Me (laughing): Yes, I figured.
Jamie: Thank you so much, Erik!
Jamie: He kind of agrees with that, but he says that what’s happening with people who can do that awake state meditation—it could suggest that their pineal gland functions better or maybe over-functions.
Erik (pointing): Your follower asked how to connect to it.
Me: Oh yeah. How to activate it and make it stronger.
Erik: If it’s really weak, it can be stimulated by natural herbal support for melatonin, and then kind of train it to really produce that hormone so that it can feed the body so that they can achieve that deep meditative state. The pineal gland also secretes DMT during REM sleep.
Me: Oh really?
Jamie: Is melatonin a hormone? He called it a hormone.
Me: Yes, it is.
Erik: You know, I wish everybody would get on with their lives and realize that not everything in life is a process or an equation or a step-by-step program. Low pineal strength? Hell, you can still learn how to meditate. Everybody can do miraculous things. It’s all up to you.
Me: Yeah, like that book, the Biology of Belief. Belief can change DNA, cell and organ function, you name it.
Here’s an interesting article about the spiritual connection of the pineal gland, although there are so many others”
The Pineal Gland: Your Natural Stargate