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The pineal is a light receptor.  A pea sized, crystalline, pine cone shaped structure,  in the centre of our brain. It regulates our hormonal, reproductive and sleep cycles. Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a natural occurring psychedelic compound, is found in all living plants (peyote, mesclun, Ayahuasca, magic mushrooms) and mammals. Shamans and indigenous healers use these plants to reach a dimension of light consciousness, where all healing begins. DMT is naturally manufactured and released by the pineal gland, and is an integral part of our dreams, birth, death, psychic and visionary experiences. The pineal is believed to be the seat of the soul.  The bridge to higher consciousness.  Opening the 3rd eye is the key to awakening our psychic senses, allowing access to other realms and dimensions, and connecting to Spirit. (Source)

Sunlight and darkness trigger the release of hormones in your brain. Exposure to sunlight is thought to increase the brain’s release of a hormone called serotonin. This is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused. At night, darker lighting cues trigger the brain to make another hormone called melatonin. This hormone is responsible for helping a person feel sleepy and go to sleep. Without enough sunlight exposure, a person’s serotonin levels can dip low. Low levels of serotonin are associated with a higher risk of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression that is triggered by changing seasons. A mood boost isn’t the only reason to get increased amounts of sunlight. There are a number of health benefits associated with catching a moderate amount of rays. (Source)