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We easily forget that we are the controllers of our reality – and that “our reality” is not made up of outside influences, but that it actually consists of our thoughts, beliefs and mindset.
Therefore, by learning about the deeper states of consciousness, you can open your subconscious mind and create your reality at will, and with precision. To do this, the first step is understanding your different brain frequencies. Did you know that we all have five (Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and Gamma), and each frequency is measured in cycles per second (Hz) and has its own set of characteristics representing a specific level of brain activity and a unique state of consciousness?
1) Beta (14-40Hz) – The Waking Consciousness And Reasoning Wave
Beta brain waves are associated with normal waking consciousness and a heightened state of alertness, logic and critical reasoning.
While Beta brain waves are important for effective functioning throughout the day, they also can translate into stress, anxiety and restlessness.
The voice of Beta can be described as being that nagging little inner critic that gets louder the higher you go into range. Therefore, with a majority of adults operate at Beta; it’s little surprise that stress is today’s most common health problem.
2) Alpha (7.5-14Hz) – The Deep Relaxation Wave
Alpha brain waves are present in deep relaxation and usually when the eyes are closed, when you’re slipping into a lovely daydream or during light meditation. It is an optimal time to program the mind for success and it also heightens your imagination, visualization, memory, learning and concentration.
It is the gateway to your subconscious mind and lies at the base of your conscious awareness. The voice of Alpha is your intuition, which becomes clearer and more profound the closer you get to 7.5Hz.
The renowned Silva Method, by Jose Silva is premised on the power of Alpha. However the Silva Method allows you to achieve this deep relaxation through meditation during waking consciousness.
3) Theta (4-7.5Hz) – The Light Meditation And Sleeping Wave
Theta brain waves are present during deep meditation and light sleep, including the all-important REM dream state. It is the realm of your subconsciousness and only experienced momentarily as you drift off to sleep from Alpha and wake from deep sleep (from Delta).
It is said that a sense of deep spiritual connection and unity with the universe can be experienced at Theta. Your mind’s most deep-seated programs are at Theta and it is where you experience vivid visualizations, great inspiration, profound creativity and exceptional insight. Unlike your other brain waves, the elusive voice of Theta is a silent voice.
It is at the Alpha-Theta border, from 7Hz to 8Hz, where the optimal range for visualization, mind programming and using the creative power of your mind begins. It’s the mental state which you consciously create your reality. At this frequency, you are conscious of your surroundings however your body is in deep relaxation.
4) Delta (0.5-4Hz) – The Deep Sleep Wave
The Delta frequency is the slowest of the frequencies and is experienced in deep, dreamless sleep and in very deep, transcendental meditation where awareness is fully detached.
Delta is the realm of your unconscious mind, and the gateway to the universal mind and the collective unconscious, where information received is otherwise unavailable at the conscious level.
Among many things, deep sleep is important for the healing process – as it’s linked with deep healing and regeneration. Hence, not having enough deep sleep is detrimental to your health in more ways than one.
5) Gamma (above 40Hz) – The Insight Wave
This range is the most recently discovered and is the fastest frequency at above 40Hz. While little is known about this state of mind, initial research shows Gamma waves are associated with bursts of insight and high-level information processing.
Delta Brain Waves ( O.5 to 4Hz)
0.5 Hz - Relaxation, helps soothe headaches 0.5 – 1.5 Hz - Pain relief. Endorphin release 0.9 Hz - Euphoric feeling 1 Hz - Well being. Harmony and balance 2.5 Hz - Production of endogenous opiates (pain killers, reduce anxiety) 2.5 Hz - Relieves migraine pain. Produces endogenous opiates
3.4 Hz - Helps achieve restful sleep
3.5 Hz - Feeling of unity with everything. Whole being regeneration 3.9 Hz - Self renewal, enhanced inner awareness
4.0 Hz - Enkephalin release for reduced stress
4.0 Hz - Allows brain to produce enkaphalins, all natural pain killer
4.0 Hz - Full memory scanning. Releases enkephalins 4.0 Hz - Vital for memory and learning. Problem solving, object naming
1 – 3 Hz - Profound relaxation, restorative sleep. Tranquillity and peace
Theta Brain Waves ( 4 to 8 Hz)
4.5 Hz - Brings about Shamanic/Tibetan state of consciousness, Tibetan chants. 4.9 Hz - Induce relaxation and deeper sleep 4.9 Hz - Introspection. Relaxation, meditation 5 Hz - Reduces sleep required. Theta replaces need for extensive dreaming 5.35 Hz - Allows relaxing breathing, free and efficient 5.5 Hz - Inner guidance, intuition 6.5 Hz - Centre of Theta frequency. Activates creative frontal lobe 7.5 Hz - Activates creative thought for art, invention, music. Problem solving 7.5 Hz - Ease of overcoming troublesome issues 7.83 Hz - Schumann earth resonance. Grounding, meditative, Leaves you revitalized 3 – 8 Hz - Deep relaxation, meditation. Lucid dreaming 3 – 8 Hz - Increased memory, focus, creativity 4 – 7 Hz - Profound inner peace, emotional healing. Lowers mental fatigue 4 – 7 Hz - Deep meditation, near-sleep brainwaves.
Alpha brain waves ( 8 to 12Hz)
8- 10 Hz Super-learning new information, memorisation, not comprehension. 8.22 Hz - Associated with the mouth. Brings creativity
10 Hz - Enhanced serotonin release. Mood elevation, arousal, stimulant 10 Hz - Provides relief from lost sleep, improves general mood 10 Hz - Mood elevator. Used to dramatically reduce headaches
10 Hz - Clarity, subconscious correlation. Releases serotonin 11 Hz - Relaxed yet awake state 12 Hz - Centering, mental stability. 11 – 14 Hz - Increased focus and awareness 12 – 14 Hz - Learning frequency, good for absorbing information passively
Beta brain waves ( 13 to 30Hz)
14 Hz - Awakeness, alert. Concentration on tasks, Focusing, vitality.
16 Hz - Bottom of hearing range. Releases oxygen/calcium into cells
12 – 15 Hz - Relaxed focus, improved attentive abilities 13 – 27 Hz - Promotes focused attention toward external stimuli 13 – 30 Hz - Problem solving, conscious thinking 18-24 Hz — Euphoria, can result in headaches, anxiety.