My new focus has been developing music that builds a new conscious environment. Music that inherently transmits peaceful, positive, healing energy. I use instruments that emit soft sine waves. Whether I am playing a flute, guitar, piano or percussion, I play more quietly. The most important factor is that conscious intention is the catalyst in the action of composing and performing my music.
The way I see it...If through music, one can find a way to the heart intelligence, and lead the mind to ones inner-self, wellness ensues. I am convinced that the vibrational energy environment must be changed to nourish healthy, cell building activity of the body. What does this mean? Take a gas leak for instance: gas is an invisible toxic, substance that can kill an animal, including humans in just a few minutes because it can go undetected. In fact natural gas and propane gas have an additive that adds a pungent smell so leaks can be detected. My point is, that any invisible energy that goes undetected because of lack of awareness can de-gradate and eventually cause dis-ease.
Becoming aware of ones self and understanding the vibrational energy environment around you can cause the most profound positive changes in your life. This vibrational energy environment has been the focus and study of my work for the past 15 years. Still my goal is to have as many people as possible experience a feeling they very possibly may have never had before...the calming of one’s mind chatter, sometimes called the monkey mind. The meditative experience can tap into the virtual self, changing the way one thinks, creating neural chemicals necessary for mind / body balance and wellbeing. Ultimately, this translates to health and longevity. Prevention... not treatment. As Richard Gerber wrote in his 60’s book, Vibrational Medicine, “this may well be the future of medicine.”
The Future is Now!
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
The electrical activity of the brain can be measured and recorded by an EEG. Four primary brain wave patterns have been identified: beta, alpha, theta and delta. Each is unique as to brain wave frequency measured in Hertz (Hz), state of consciousness (depth of meditation) and corresponding physiological changes. The chart below is a summary:
Classification of Brain Wave Patterns and Their Effects on the Brain and Body
Beta 14 – 100 Hz
Normal waking state, alertness, cognitive thinking, analysis, arousal, agitation/anxiety (higher levels), action, flight or fight response (higher levels)
Associated with release of cortisol, epinephrine, insulin, constriction of arteries, increased heart rate and respiration, decreased digestive action, and dis-ease if unchecked
Alpha 8 – 13.9 Hz
Relaxed waking state, relaxed focus, creative problem solving (non-analysis), super learning, pre-awake or pre- sleep drowsiness (lower levels), access to sub-conscious mind, spiritual awareness; light meditative state
Associated with release of serotonin and nor-epinephrine, activation of parasympathetic nervous system, body repair and rejuvenation, opening of arteries, slow deep breath and slow heart rate
Theta 4 – 7.9 Hz
Dream or REM sleep, deep creative flow/contact with “the muse”, deep meditation, access to unconscious mind, profound spiritual awareness
Associated with increased production of catecholamines, improved memory and increased capacity for learning, release of melatonin, integration of emotional change
Delta 0.1 – 3.9 Hz
Deep dreamless sleep, loss of body awareness, if awake, awareness is void of physical
Associated with slowest heart rate/respiration rate, significant increase in melatonin production, deep physical healing and rejuvenation, deep integration of positive mental and emotional change
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