Hello, I'm new on here, and need some help crafting an idea I have. I feel that it's quite unique and I can link it to the widespread interest in the pineal gland as a spiritual center/connection center that many people may find interesting. The thing is, it kinda has a before and after component and I'm not sure how that would work with your submission process. I also don't want it to sound all "me, me, me", as I know that's not your typical verbiage, but parts of it will be because of the subject, although I will link it to the wider subject that connects us all.
The rough idea is this: I have become very spiritually in-tuned, I guess you could say, over the past several years. I would go more into what that means in the article. I had no idea at the time, but a very serious illness the past several years that got much worse in more recent time, led to the discovery of a large pineal cyst in the middle of my brain. These aren't terribly uncommon, but the size of mine is. They don't typically do surgery on them because it's risky and many doctors don't believe that they cause symptoms, but they definitely do. They've also found in the ones they have surgically removed that a lot of them end up being tumors. I'm getting brain surgery on 11/20 to remove the cyst and this has opened up a lot of questions surrounding the pineal gland/cyst and spirituality, given the change that's occurred in me over the past several years. Is this cyst just acting on a biological part of the brain and making me think I have become more spiritually in-touch, has it encouraged the rapid growth in spirituality, etc.?
In having to question my own very strong spiritual connection, I have realized that my surgery could help us all learn something about the pineal gland. If it has just encouraged a faster spiritual maturation, then I would expect that I will still feel that spiritual connection after surgery. But if it's just the part of the brain that promotes feelings of a spiritual nature, then removing the cyst could cut me off from that feeling, which is actually quite terrifying. But I am curious to know, and I think other people may be as well. Given the length of your articles, and the nature of the subject, I would like to write one article before surgery explaining this, a little more in-depth, and poetically of course. And then one more after surgery, not only advocating for the removal of these cysts when warranted, because so many people are sick and finding it hard to get treatment right now, once I can prove that I've recovered from the illness portion. But also looking at how surgery has affected my spiritual connection. Has all the negative energy from the rising of kundalini just built up here as part of the spiritual maturation process, and therefore the cyst formed and needed to be removed, or has my connection declined with the removal of the cyst? I know what I'm expecting and hoping will happen, but I feel it can shed some light on this topic of the pineal gland as spiritual doorway. I am uncertain with the need for a follow up article, however, how to pursue this, as well as where/how to post the submission. Should I just find an appropriate group on here and submit the first article idea with a notation that I hope to also write a follow up article on the subject after surgery, etc.?
Thank you, and I apologize for any typos as this is being done on my phone, as well as for the long explanation.