Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The love peptide oxytocin


The love peptide oxytocin is released into the blood stream in from the posterior pituitary in response to a variety of stimuli such as suckling, childbirth, or certain kinds of stress. Oxytocinergic neurons display widespread projections throughout the central nervous system, and in peripheral tissues such as the uterus, placenta, amnion, corpus luteum, testis, and heart. 
OXYTOCIN receptors have also been identified in other tissues, including the kidney, thymus, pancreas, and even fat cells. It is interesting that in rats at least the amygdala contains receptors for vasopressin whose activation increases aggressiveness and other signs of the flight or fight response and oxytocin whose activation lessens the signs of stress.

During kundalini awakenings there are some liberal squirtings of oxytocin with very interesting somatic/emotional consequences. Before any inner-conjunction and samadhi there must be a fair amount of this chemical in order to calm one prior to the paralysis of the event. Along with all the bliss chemicals there must be oxytocin as well. Oxytocin is considered the hormone of bonding and trust. It has been labeled the cuddle hormone, increases during nursing, and skyrockets in men and women during orgasms. OT exerts potent anti stress effects that modulate the neuroendocrine reflexes to the establishment of complex social and bonding behaviors related to the reproduction and care of the offspring.

The oxytocin system is strongly regulated by gonadal and adrenal steroids. Before the onset of labor, uterine sensitivity to 
OXYTOCIN markedly increases concomitant with a strong upregulation of OT receptors. The many other reproductive roles oxytocin plays include: stimulation of uterine smooth muscle contraction during labor and milk ejection during lactation, milk let-down reflex, estrous cycle length, follicle luteinization in the ovary, and ovarian steroidogenesis, spontaneous erections, and ejaculation.

Oxytocin is undoubtedly elevated during some of the peak experiences of kundalini influx such as: the inner-conjunction/samadhi/silver cord, and mystic sexual ecstasies and when the helix-cord of energy goes down to the ground from the pelvis. Also during the false pregnancy events when kundalini is working on the belly.

Oxytocin stimulates contractions of the uterus at the time of birth, so it is probably dominant during mystical ecstasy Sex with Eros. Oxytocin is higher in women, and gives uterine contractions this is perhaps why females have more spontaneous orgasms than men. Oxytocin and testosterone in differing quantities are used by both the male and female body. Estrogen seems to enhance the effect of oxytocin, while tesosterone seems to reduce its effects.

Because oxytocin is one of the main chemicals involved in the actual initiation of kundalini there is great spiritual incentive for upgrading our ability for compassionate action. This explains why compassion, generosity, and caring action for others is essential to the spiritual path for it's the very stones on the path. No walking of compassion, generosity and caring means no spiritual path period.

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