Five forms of brainwaves have been identified to this point.
Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and Gamma.
Beta: (13-40 Hz)
Normal waking conditions
Alpha: (7-13 Hz)
State of relaxation
Delta: (less than 4 Hz)
State of deep sleep and unconsciousness
Gamma: (above 40 Hz)
State of hyper-alterness - time seems to slow down in highly charged or stress-filled situations
We are going to chat about Theta brainwaves which are measured at 4-7 Hz and is the relaxed state of mind between Alpha brainwaves and the unconscious state of Delta brainwaves.
A Moment of Magic
It seems that Theta brainwaves gift us with a moment of magic between our conscious world and our subconscious world. It is in this magical gap that we can change old embedded thought patterns that no longer serve us.
Children have high levels of Theta brainwaves and are less stressed and more honest than most adults. They are able to learn more quickly as a result of this. And, interestingly enough artists and inventors also have high Theta brainwaves.
The wonderful aspect of our brain is that we can train our mind to produce more Theta brainwaves and so improve our memory, our ability to focus as well as develop our intuition.
Are we doomed to replay the family misery generation after generation?
The most amazing aspect of training our brain is that we can find a way to connect with our subconscious mind so that we can become more mindful and creative in our thinking and living.
Why would we want to do this?
Simple - Dr Bruce Lipton in his many talks has outlined the brilliant advantages of changing our embedded thought patterns.
It is like a broken record that just keeps sticking
Old patterns and programs become embedded in the subconscious brain and if we are not mindful of our inner thoughts we automatically flip into one of these programs without even realizing it. Suddenly we are swamped with a sense of doom or foreboding, anger or fear, heartache or resentment. Worst of all, if we are distracted by our everyday commitments and obligations we become totally focused through our conscious mind and then just allow the inner mind (subconscious mind) to dance around all the patterns of pain that our families have developed over eons of time.
...And in comes the Saboteur
The effect of this is that we find ourselves sabotaging our best intentions. Try as we might to affirm, intend and change our situation we often find ourselves not succeeding and falling into family patterns of lack, ineptitude, disappointment, disillusionment ... and the list goes on.
What can we do to change these old programs?
The science of Mindfulness has shown us that we can indeed change these programs and with that we can begin to show up in this life in a more aligned and fulfilling way.
All we need to do is change the programs embedded in our subconscious.
Listen to this short excerpt from one of Bruce Lipton's talks ...
95% of the day our behaviour is controlled by subconscious thoughts.
Psychologists tell us that at least 70% of these thoughts are negative and unhelpful to us.
What can I do to help clear old programs?
We spend a great deal of time at our computers and this is a great time when we can become absorbed in thought that distracts us away from more mindful pursuits. Thus leaving the door wide open for the subconscious mind to leap into the old programs and dredge up negative and depleting thoughts and feelings.
My Gift to you
So this is what I have done to help me and I thought I could share this with you.
I recorded uplifting messages with Theta background music and I place this on my desktop as an icon. Then each time I come to work on my computer I put on the recording at a very low, only just barely audible volume to create a subliminal message to my subconscious mind. I play it on a loop or repeat so that it will run for the full duration of my work. Sign in and let me send you this link to try.