Thymus - The Key To Vital Energy
The thymus is one of the seven hormonal glands of our endocrine system . They all flow the secretions they produce directly to the blood or using transmission of energy. The Seven glands: thyroid, thymus, pituitary, pineal, sexual, adrenals and spleen have a close relationship with the seven elements that pervades the creation of our manifested universe. The seven chakras, the seven musical notes, the seven churches (mentioned in Revelations), the seven primary rays of creation taught by Gurdjieff; the seven virtues, the seven capital sins, etc.
The thymus has a close correspondence with the heart chakra and its 12 lotus petals. This is a center of love, connected with the element air; the name Anahata means the untouchable, in the sense that it cannot be attacked, because this center is our connection with the Universal Heart. In Buddhist tradition, it is said that it is in Anahata that we experience the passage/transmutation from an animal nature to a purely human nature.
In medical terms, the thymus is one of the pillars that support our health, through the maintenance of the immune system, producing the T-cells that recognize and destroy any threat to the organism or the healthy cells. They are the “intelligent” force that can discern the protection of the entire system at the cellular level.
Despite the fact that the thymus has its growth stopped after childhood, it continues to be very active, collaborating with the immune system. This gland grows when we are happy and shrinks when we are stressed out. Along with the adrenals and the spinal cord the thymus is directly linked to the five senses, to the feeling of awareness and consciousness, and to the center of language. It is an organ that is extremely susceptible to images, colors, smells, gestures, touches and sounds. Love and hate are emotions that can affect it strongly, as negative thoughts and words tend to influence the thymus as a viral infection, therefore losing strength, and can bring down the ability to fight colds, herpes and other immune systems attacks.