I don’t think the mountains and sky ever get tired of each other. Through the clouds and clear blue, the wind and the rain, the haze and the sunshine, the star speckled sky and the moonlit nights. I think the they are always there to appreciate each other’s company, accepting each other for exactly what they are that day. Nothing more, nothing less.

That’s the kind of love I wait for.

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Sungazing For Health.

At sunrise and/or sunset, when the sun is closest to the earth, sungazers stand barefoot on the earth and look directly at the sun for 10 seconds. Every day, 10 seconds are added and some sungazers eventually reach a duration of 44 minutes.

The theory is that the sun is the force of all life, and staring at it can infuse the body with large amounts of energy. So much so that one of the sungazers featured in the film, Hira Ratan Manek, claims to have gone eight years without eating. He has been “eating” a steady diet of solar rays, and claims that this is all he needs for nourishment.

Our ancestors understood the relation between the sun and health. From the Aztecs to the ancient Egyptians, many past societies revered sungazing as an esoteric practice for high-ranking priests and shamans. Today, it is experiencing a resurgence in popularity and sungazers claim it has its benefits.

Boosts production of melatonin and serotonin.Research shows sungazing stimulates the pineal gland as the direct sunlight hits the eye, moves through retinal-hypothalamic tract, and then hits the brain. This stimulates the pineal (“master gland”) and boosts the secretion of melatonin and serotonin, our “feel-good” hormones.

Increased energy levels. Modern day sungazers say the practice has boosted their vitality. This is probably related to the secretion of the aforementioned hormones.

Increases the actual size of the pineal gland. Not only can this practice boost hormone levels, it has also been shown to increase the size of the pineal gland. Normally, as we age, the pineal gland shrinks. However, brain scans of a long-term practitioner of sungazing show that this 70 year-old man has a gland three times as big as a normal man.

Promotes weight loss. One of the historical theories for sun gazing was that the body and mind could be nourished by the sun, reducing the need for food. Similarly, some modern day sungazers say they have lost excess weight, and some even report a total loss of the desire and need to eat.

Considered the most powerful and highest source of ethereal energy available to humans, the third eye (pineal gland) has always been important in initiating psychic powers (e.g. clairvoyance and seeing auras). To activate the ‘third eye’ and perceive higher dimensions, the pineal and the pituitary must vibrate in unison, which is achieved through meditation, chanting and/or sungazing.

When a correct relationship is established between the personality, operating through the pituitary, and the soul, operating through the pineal, a magnetic field is created. The pineal can generate its own magnetic field because it contains magnetite. This field can interact with the earth’s magnetic field. The solar wind at dawn, charging the earth’s magnetic field, stimulates the pineal gland. This is why the period between 4 and 6 am is the best time to meditate and why sunrise is the best time to sungaze. At these times, the pineal stimulates the pituitary to secrete Human Growth Hormone. That’s why alot of sungazers have reported to have experienced rapid nail and hair growth, restoration of hair color, and general rejuvenation. (by the way, Wheatgrass Juice is like synthetic Sunlight).

“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day - unless you’re too busy;
then you should sit for an hour.”
~ Old Zen adage

I love meditating. I meditate outside a lot. Mostly in the half hour or so before the sun rise, then sometimes I sun gaze. Although, I don’t do it as much as I should.


Sungazing Documental


Santos Bonacci:  Astrotheology and Sungazing

Sun gazers report a variety of benefits. The most basic are improved health, increased energy levels, clearer thinking, an increase in awareness, decreased appetite and results from what is called wish fulfillment. Your energy levels may increase and the benefits of having a routine in conjunction with the earth’s rhythms will begin to have a peaceful effect on your perception of the world.  Additionally, sungazing has been proven to aide in the decalcification of the pineal gland while encouraging its growth.

Other reported benefits from sungazing include a feeling of spiritual enlightenment, improved vision acuity, feelings of well-being and a stronger connection to nature.

Wish fulfillment may also be practiced during the time that you are sungazing. Begin by focusing on any inner desire and needs, and envisioning these things coming into your life. More Here:


  “Why do we watch the sunrise? Why do we concentrate on it?  In order to learn to mobilize all our thoughts, all our desires, and all our energies, and to direct them toward the realization of the highest ideal. A person who works to unify the many chaotic forces that pull him in every direction and to project them in a single, luminous and salutary direction becomes such a powerful centre that his presence, like the sun, is able to radiate through space. Yes, he who manages to control the tendencies of his lower nature can spread these blessings over the whole of humanity, and he becomes a sun. He lives in such freedom that he expands the field of his consciousness to include the entire human race, to which he sends the abundance of light and love that pour forth from him. ”  –by Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov


I share my thoughts, experiences and adventures to raise awareness. Why do I do this? There is so much in this world, and even more within our bodies minds and spirits. Our abilities are limitless. Not only is the glass half full, but the glass its self is a remarkable piece of craftsmanship. And the liquid inside is flexible and alive. Everyday that I become more aware of how I feel, and why I feel what I feel, the richness of my life increases.