A Powerful Puerto Vallarta Sunset on November 15, 2013
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“Your pineal gland could be a doorway to a higher state of consciousness. This does not mean that the physical you goes anywhere, but rather, the higher you isrealizedby aspiritual experiencewhere your pineal gland is awakened.
A pineal gland that is “full of light” is representative of an extraordinary spiritual experience, where we transcend consciousness on the physical plane and merge with God on the spiritual plane.The pineal gland has more to do with the seat of the soul and consciousness than the actual brain, and thus, this type of experience with the pineal gland could expand your consciousness.
It is an interesting coincidence that the Biblical Jacob saw God face to face on the island of Pe-ni-el and his life was preserved.”
Each time we return to Puerto Vallartaand the Hotel Villa Del Palmar Flamingos, I have been trying to figure out why this was the place that inspired me the most to write my book, Reconciliation: A Son’s Story. The idea of writing came to me months earlier, but it wasn’t until we came to this beautiful and spiritual place that something unexplainable happened to me. It was almost as if the words were coming from someone else speaking to me while typing in phrases on my laptop keyboard. My guess is my fingers were working overtime at near 100 wpm. I was trained on a teletypewriter 2A keyboard early in my career in telecommunications, so know that this speed was possible even now. With every word, phrase, sentence and paragraph I felt relieved of emotional baggage held in queue for decades.
My journey of healing started right here over two years ago in the Spring of 2011. It has been two years this month since my book was published and my life since then has been completely transformed. The pain and knot in my stomach has been gone for over two years now, and has not returned. My outbursts of anger over small stuff is now in the past. I hold on dearly to some anxiety because it keeps me on my toes. Hyper vigilance can be an advantage in maximizing creative energy. I have become mindful of living each and every day in the moment. I am a much better friend and spouse to my loving wife Judy. I feel much more at ease in going with the flow with my kids and family in general. My close friendships are far more meaningful as well. I am engaged in community service making a difference for children and families through my work with Neighbors for Kids. It is still a work in progress, however. Staying happy and grounded requires focus and much awareness…a journey of healing…
And now there may be in part a biological explanation for all of us to know more about, the pineal gland, possibly the “seat of the soul” or the “3rd eye” that helps we humans maximize spirituality, consciousness, and creativity. I can tell you this for sure…the stunning sunset pictured above just before dark this last week stopped us in our tracks for several minutes. We watched and took pictures in awe as the light became brighter and brighter in the distance reflecting off the clouds on the horizon. It was at that moment that my own consciousness felt elevated…awakened again to the beauty of this paradise where we are meeting face to face with our own spirituality…
Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.