Present Amber: PINEal
From the March 2016 Newsletter:
It’s amazing what can be learned simply by turning out the lights! Eric and I each did a 3-day Dark Retreat with the New Moon in February.
It helped me bring forth and clarify my intentions for the year to come and appreciate the richness of my senses other than sight. I grew more intimate with the rhythms of my fellow creatures, hearing the Owls and Coyotes, Ravens and Squirrels, and even the neighbors’ Cattle. I contemplated how my core patterns show up in my relationship dynamic with Eric. The Dark has drawn us deeper into the Initiation of Partnership, teaching us the way of Trust and Respect. My dreams were vivid, more lucid, with higher recall than before the retreat, and there was another intriguing phenomenon: my experience of seeing inner light. I don’t know for sure what this is, but I sense it has something to do with the Pineal Gland.
PINEal Dreamtime Enhancer Hydrosol
This mysterious, tiny, pine cone-shaped gland in the center of the brain produces melatonin, mostly in the dark. On a physiological level, melatonin is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-stress agent, playing an important role in the immune system among other roles. Studies have shown a correlation between artificial light exposure patterns and a host of ailments including cancer and Alzheimer’s.
To support your Pineal Gland in supporting you, engage in a balanced and healthy lifestyle, get plenty of sleep in the dark, and consider supplementing these habits with PINEal Dreamtime Enhancer Hydrosol, or an Essential Oil with Pine Cones: Ether and Earth (Pinion or Ponderosa), Pinion Cone, or Ponderosa Cone.