Our inborn desire as humans is to shield our eyes from the sun when we happen to look at it. That essentially means all visible light from outdoors, underneath the gaze of the sun, is a reflective light.
Up until very recently in history, the only light sources that we had were the sun (as a direct light source), stars, fire, and lightning. There were no other light sources besides them.
Today, we have ‘alternative’ sources of light that take the place of natural emitters like artificial light bulbs, or a computer monitor. The computers and handheld gadgets are screens we stare directly into. When we look into a light source (like the sun), the resulting photonic energy makes its way to the pineal gland by riding the optic nerve to the hypothalamus.
The heart of the brain is commonly attributed to the pineal gland- a small, pea-sized organ containing photo receptors. It was called the “third-eye” by the ancients. By looking into light sources we essentially “feed” the pineal gland. There’s probably a better kind of information we can feed it which is good for us, like gazing into the stars or the sun.
This process of light transferring to the pineal gland makes us feel good, and it causes the regulation of serotonin and melatonin. That’s very healthy for us. When we look into artificial light we’re getting a strange kind of information.
When to Sun Gaze
Low level UV light from the setting or rising sun is one of the best light sources you can feed in. There’s about an hour window where you can look directly into the sun- while it’s still above the horizon as it’s setting and in the morning as it’s rising above the horizon.
Watching a sunrise or sunset makes us feel good and many of us love it, because its one of the few light sources we can look directly into.
How much Sun Gazing is Enough?
Getting about thirty seconds of gazing in that golden colored light is a good starting point, and usually all you’ll need. There’s a direct transmission of golden frequency from the sun that makes its way from the hole of the pupil to the optic nerve, and finally to the pineal gland. Taking in light from the sun is the same thing as the stars in the night sky and drawing in their illumination.
Historically humans saw the stars at night when weather permitted. Starlight and sunlight would to a certain degree be things which were worshipped. They nourished and fed part of our nutrition that was plasma-dependent.
What about the Moon?
Rather than the moon being a light source, it’s more so a mirror for sunlight. Its regulation over our nocturnal cycle is of particular importance. A regulator of night. Women’s menstrual cycles are even regulated by the moon. Just like the sun, it’s an important light for gazing.
When we live a lifestyle that deprives us of the luminous bodies from the sun, moon, or the stars, our health undoubtedly suffers and I think we suffer psychologically. In fact, about 70 cancers are implicated for a deficiency of vitamin D.
When we’re spending 90% of our time indoors it’s not surprising those organisms develop cancer. If you want to be a cave dweller, you’ll increasingly risk becoming ill, or achy. Fibromyalgia isn’t uncommon and that’s when everything kind of hurts. Symptoms of bone pain is a reality with adults today as well, and its medical name of osteomalacia is familiar to those who are vitamin D deficient.
Try growing a plant in the dark, or growing an aquarium without the full spectrum light on top. Fish need that in order to thrive and grow. So do we.
Can Overexposure to Sun be Dangerous?
The most at risk are humans who are very hybridized, as well as people with no skin pigment that have adapted to very northern latitudes.
The real issue with the sun is not whether or not it causes cancer, but whether or not you’re getting enough.
If someone from Somalia moves to a northern region like Minnesota or Canada, and they have a dark skin pigment, it’s unlikely they are going to get enough sun to penetrate their dark melanin pigment to get the vitamin D they require. They’ll become deficient even with bright, sunny days.
Somebody who’s lightly pigmented, such as a Scandinavian descent, who locates at the equator will find they don’t have enough of a protective layer. Of course that can be damaging. This has to do with us spreading all over the planet. Regardless of where you live, you should be outside as often as you can taking in sunlight.
If you’re light deficient because you’re not getting enough sunlight you’ll find a replacement for that light. It’s likely that you’ll find yourself staring into a direct light source like a television, an Iphone, or a computer monitor because you require light.