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Waves of consciousness – we slip in and out of many different brain waves of consciousness throughout the day.
These frequencies can be measured through a technology called eletrophalograpghy (EEG).
In addition, patients put on a “thinking cap,” which measures spontaneous brain activity through electrodes placed on various head places.
As a result, doctors can diagnose epilepsy, sleep disorders, coma, brain death, tumours and strokes.
At least five different states of consciousness we go through now can be measured — Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and the more recently discovered Gamma state.
Depending on what one is doing, it will determine what their consciousness is experiencing, whether awake, relaxed, meditative, sleeping, or with higher sharp brain waves.
Waves of Consciousness:
BETA (12 hertz – 40 Hz) the Awake State and Reasoning Wave
Beta waves deal with heightened analytical and critical reason with the awake and alert consciousness.
These brain waves are for effective functioning throughout the day; they also can convert into anxiety, restlessness and stress.
Stress is today’s most common health issue; most adults consistently run at a beta brain wave.
The higher the frequency, the higher the stress levels.
Alpha (8 Hz – 12 Hz) the Deep Relaxing Wave
Alpha waves take over in a deeply relaxing state of consciousness, generally when the eyes are shut, falling into a light meditation or settling daydream.
This brain wave heightens your imagination, concentration, visualization, memory and learning.
Also, it is an excellent time to re-program the brain for success.
It’s the open gate to exploring the subconscious mind, the foundation of your conscious awareness.
Alpha is the base of intuition, and it becomes more heightened the closer you get to 8 Hz.
Theta (4 Hz – 8 Hz) the Meditation Wave
When you border the Alpha-Theta state, this is the optimal range for visualization, programming the brain, and the mind’s creative potential starts here.
The body is in deep relaxation, although one is aware of their surroundings.
This brain wave state is where you can consciously create your reality.
Theta waves come into power during deep meditation and light sleep, including the dream rapid eye movement (REM).
Theta can spiritually observe and feel a deep connection and oneness with the universe.
One can experience optimal insight, heightened inspiration, tremendous creativity and vivid visuals.
Like any other wave states, Theta’s voice is silent in consciousness.
Delta (0 Hz – 4 Hz) the Deep Dreamless Sleep Wave
This frequency is the slowest of all of them and is experienced in profound, dreamless sleep and in a deep, transcendental meditation where awareness becomes fully detached.
Delta is the dimension of your unconscious awareness, it’s the gateway to the universal mind, and the unified unconsciousness, where information received is otherwise unavailable at the conscious level.
Deep sleep is the most important for the healing process – as it’s linked to regeneration.
So not allowing yourself to have enough deep sleep is detrimental to your health in more ways than one.
Gamma (40 Hz – or Higher) the Insight Wave
This is the most recently discovered range and is the fastest frequency above 40Hz brain waves.
Very little is known about this state of consciousness.
New research shows Gamma waves are associated with high-level information processing and unexplainable bursts of insight.