Peniel was the name Jacob gave the place where the wrestling match with God happened. But that’s not what’s important. What is important is that ‘Peniel’ is meant to be a real place inside you! It is important for us to understand what is meant when within Genesis it states that Jacob saw God ‘face to face.’ Remember, this statement is made in conjunction with naming the wrestling match location ‘Peniel’ This was believed to be symbolic of experiencing the light of God beyond the physical plane of the five senses. And somehow the physical pineal gland is a doorway of sorts to a higher reality. Ancients believed the 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 is realized by a spiritual experience where your pineal gland is awakened.
Every phase of evolution reflects a profound intelligence and wisdom. The inner forces of consciousness and their vital circulations work through the outer functions of sense organs and the body. The mind and senses are paths for energies that work through various psychophysical centres or chakras, among the highest of which is the pineal gland. The third eye or pineal gland has certain physiological activities in conjunction with the pituitary gland — together they regulate the rhythms of metabolism and growth. it is also the physical organ of intuition, inspiration, spiritual vision, and divine thought.