Tuesday, June 17, 2014

addictions and the pituitary gland

I've started writing a post about addicts and addiction a bunch of times, but I can't ever get it perfect, so it's still a draft. But I work with addicts almost every day in my healing work. I love it. I have so much love and respect for the addicts and their spouses that seek help.

Over time, I have begun to view addiction as primarily a brain injury. Last night I had an interesting experience I wanted to share.

I was working on the subconscious work necessary for a particular addiction. I started by pulling all cravings for this item/behavior, and replacing them with freedom from cravings. I uploaded a number of subconscious beliefs, such as "I am fulfilled without this" and "I know how to be happy without that."

And then, I thought to ask God if He might show me where in the brain this injury of addiction was. I watched as He took me to this one sort of knob, and I noted how swollen and red and black it was. It kind of looked like this picture.

Then I asked if He would heal it while I watched. I watched as He seemed to vacuum the blackness away, and then reduce the swelling, so it wasn't red but pinkish-gray, and about 10x smaller than it had been.

When it was over, I thanked Him.

And now I've been researching like crazy to find out what it was that I saw.

I finally happened across this picture:

Image here. Part of a fascinating article. Read it.

The pituitary gland seems to fit with where I saw the knob geographically in the brain. Kind of toward the bottom, to the side a bit, yet also central.

In my research, I've been finding information about the role of the pituitary gland in the creation of endorphins, but not many papers linking pituitary hyperactivity to addiction. There's stuff about dopamine addiction--which is probably the true addiction all addicts have, with food or sex or drugs being the instrument to achieve the true end goal of dopamine creation--and how dopamine is created by the pituitary. But the only stuff I have found that kind of addresses the role of the pituitary in addictions are here and here--not exactly scientific studies. The first link is to 3HO, a kundalini meditation and yoga organization--interesting because I independently felt led to my kundalini meditation practice!--and the second link is to a page on the role of neurochemicals in pornography addiction, which was, incidentally, the particular addiction I was working on at the time.

Anyway, it's only been a few hours since I witnessed the healing, and I have no idea if it went through to the client--was working remotely while he was asleep and half the country away--but I am so interested to see if this works.

It's easy to view addiction as something utterly beyond our control. But if it is more akin to a brain injury... brains can heal. I am so fascinated to see what happens with this.

As a side note, the 3HO article I linked explains how in kundalini meditation, there is this concept that addiction is a lack of communication between the pineal gland and the pituitary gland. Go read it. So fascinating. If a healer could command the restoration of the link between the two glands, and heal the corresponding brain injury... I don't know. This seems very cool.

I am hopeful.

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