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In last week’s episode we talked briefly of passing between alpha and beta states, or simply pass from the conscious mind to the subconscious mind. In today’s episode we will talk about this process and how ones can train to induce himself in doing so.
Here it comes in more details.
We have just taken control of that “thing” that had memorized these trends, these characteristics, these traits, so the body is no longer opposing resistance because it is asleep and this is the point where an instant change can occur in the body because if having the thought as experience in this state, the body will reorganize not only as a neurological architecture but it begins to change automatically, so that twilight zone is very thin, very narrow, if you miss it you will go back to sleep in a deep sleep.
Then the art of being able to slip into that door, in that area, requires a lot of time spent learning the stages of moving through these phases, paying attention to how you move around it.
Transcendentalists in the United States like Whitman and others, they knew it. They sat on a chair with steel balls in their hands and allowed themselves to enter the Alpha state. When they moved into the Theta state the body would fall asleep and then the sphere would fall, and they would train to stay awake while the body was asleep.
Once you are able to do this you are in an area where you are no longer a body, the body is gone and in that state you are completely uncluttered, free, you can do extraordinary things and the body will respond spontaneously.
The deep states in hypnotized subjects, sleepwalkers, the deep states of the subjects that actually respond to hypnosis, these subjects have an extremely defined Theta zone, are very programmable in that state and this is the reason why they manifest immediate changes and in short time.
So the Theta space is just right before falling asleep or just before waking up in the morning …
We slip into the Theta state at different times. When you have lucid dreams or you can hear snoring or something like that. Then our consciousness is, so to speak, separated from the density of the body.
What makes it easy to lose this state, missing it, is the fact that cortisol and adrenaline, derivatives of stress, disintegrating the nervous system, closing that small interval theta. In fact it is the Alpha state that has changed, so the brain is no longer synchronized and from the beta state it passes directly and very quickly into the delta, but does not remain very long in this delta state because the cycle of rest, and therefore regeneration, it never allows the person to sink deeply into that delta state for genuine change.
The patterns of sleep become disoriented, the chemistry of the brain changes, the levels of serotonin and melatonin change and this person can not sleep, rest and if he can not restore himself, he can not be healthy.
That’s why when you make “naps” when you sit down and in 20 minutes you fall asleep and you wake up, then we feel fantastic, we feel great. In these naps you simply switch from beta to alpha and then to theta without ever really entering the deep delta or you enter the deep delta state but you climb immediately, returning through all those states because maybe we were not even lying but almost sitting, in a way in which the chemical cascade effect of the brain fuels changes.
Even while washing dishes or doing everyday repetitive activities, sometimes, it happens that the brain starts moving into the state of trance alpha in phase synchronization and if we practice more and more with this state, Theta is gradually becoming more accessible for us.
The kind of thought we have in a routinely way, every single day, responds to the environment and is very, very mundane, this kind of thinking is chemically and neurologically based on a pattern, a very reactive model that is connected to our analytical mind. We judge, we evaluate the good, the bad, the right, the wrong that makes us feel good, what makes us feel bad, that makes us feel at ease etc …. and we do it unconsciously.
This happens automatically, it is so associative that if we do not like someone, we want to get up and leave. we get that feeling even before we have the conscious thought, while if we like someone, most of the time, we will approach them, as it makes us feel good. We will not even think about why we do it, we just know it makes us feel comfortable to stay close to them, so it becomes automatic … That kind of thinking is the hedonistic way based on pain and pleasure in which people are trapped, and therefore are prevented by change. That kind of thinking keeps them enslaved by the mind, in other words they can not think “bigger” and beyond their environment.
The kind of thinking we are talking about, when we say I think differently, is not driven by the chemistry of survival or stress – which causes our thinking to have a low frequency – we are talking about designing a new idea, designing a new destiny , rethink oneself and the fact that we have to start thinking in different ways to get to that destiny. Now in the creative process there is a moment in which we literally “forget” ourselves, we abandon the associative centers of the brain, we abandon all those circuits that cool in terms of what we know … That moment of absence of analytical thinking is the moment of creation.
It is a difficult process to explain. Seating on a bicycle and pedaling, we always do it, even when we are driving, looking out the window. Actions that we do continuously, and when we do we continue to think about the things we already know … And if we could use this same phenomenon of contemplation to start thinking … that is, instead of thinking about future outcomes or the past, moving rather into a state of high soul and fall in love with that idea, forgetting about the usual ourselves, no longer thinking of anything, giving up, that would be the ultimate state, that moment when you abandon the little self is the moment you move in that “mind” bigger “, here is the answer … ..a good place to finish, right?
This is the end of part 3 and of this mini series.. See our Archive for past episodes. The analysis written in this series derives from the original work and books of Dr. Joe Dispenza
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