Have you ever wondered “do I have a soul?” What would you think if I told you that you definitely have one, and I know where it is? What if it’s been definitely identified that your soul lives “here,” an organ in your body that you’ve probably never heard of? Would you think me crazy, a nut job? Aww, c’mon, give me a little chance to show I’m a nut job before you declare it so and close your mind! :)
A friend of mine mentioned in conversation the other day that the pineal gland, a tiny gland in the middle of our brains, is a bit of a mystery. It’s been called our “third eye” because it contains rods, cones and fluid similar to what’s in our eyeballs. But it’s in the middle of our skull. Well, I had to research this! It turns out that this is partially true; this type of pineal gland is found in non-mammals, but ours is somewhat less eye-like. In the tuatara, a lizard/reptile native to New Zealand, the young have this third eye, which is covered in translucent skin which thickens as they age. This causes me to wonder what a seeing organ would be doing in the centre of our brains.
Perhaps it isn’t meant to “see” things literally. Maybe it has to do with dreaming. I heard a very interesting thing recently, and it’s changed how I think about sleep and dreaming. Some say that when we sleep, we go back to God… our consciousness sort of “checks in” with Source. This makes so much sense to me! My body is there, just breathing and not doing much else, but my mind and spirit are not there. I’m not conscious, not making my body do things and think ordinary thoughts… instead, thoughts/dreams sort of just happen magically, whole plots and stories going on in our heads. They can be incredibly detailed and evoke strong emotions like fear, happiness, or joy! Some dreams really make sense, and some are so illogical and random — although there’s usually symbolism in them. Some dreams seem to be given to us, like God wants to tell us something. I read a story recently about a time when the Peace River flooded and several people died. One person had a dream of where one man had been swept, and sure enough, they went there and found his body exactly as the dream had shown.
Maybe that’s why we go sort of crazy if we don’t sleep. You’ve heard of this, haven’t you? There was an episode of House about it! :) We have a fundamental need to connect to spirit, and most of us don’t do it when we’re awake. Perhaps if we did, we could stay awake for much longer. Connecting to Spirit through sleep keeps us sane.
So, my attitude about sleep has totally changed. Now I really want to go to sleep; I want to go back to Source every night. (Of course, my family will tell you that I always did enjoy sleep, ever since I was a baby. :)) When I lay down, I know that my spirit’s getting ready for a trip! I don’t know how else to describe it… it’s like something I look forward to now, instead of something I just have to do because my body’s too tired to keep working.
One other point: in my research about the pineal gland, I found out that fluoride is believed to collect in it, calcifying it. So, I’ve been avoiding fluoride. Wouldn’t it be strange if one day they discovered that fluoride causes insomnia? If it messes up your pineal gland and you can’t connect to the Higher world, you can’t sleep!