UNDERSTANDING LEVELS OF THE MIND WITH MEDITATION
I’ve been learning how to meditate from close to 4 years now and nothing has compared to the Silva Life System. I’m loving my morning meditation session to the point that I found myself going at it for more than a hour daily. The results have been amazing; I’m more energized, happier, healthier, and connected consciously.
Meditation is the best thing you can do for your spiritual development and growth. I personally am able to get into deep levels of mediation by focusing on a tranquil, peaceful and calm place and that for me is the Temple celestial room. Doing this has helped me become more present within the temple.
If you didn’t know, its a known proven fact that meditation is good for both your body and your mind. Even the doctors are recommending it! When we meditate, several important things happen physically and mentally.
First, we are “focusing internally” and letting go of the outside world (similar to going to sleep, but without losing consciousness). This allows our brains to shift into more stable, stronger brain frequencies (called alpha and theta by scientists) normally reached during sleep.
We learn in the silver life system that when you can reduce your brain frequencies to these levels while staying awake you will be able to bring the unconscious mind to the conscious level. This allows you to control and harness the power of the unconscious mind.
In the Silver Life System we learn about two types of meditation.
By “passively” letting go and going within, we “deactivate” our survival mechanisms and allow our body’s natural health and rejuvenation abilities to be activated.
Examples of such meditation are Yoga, Zen, and Transcendental Meditation. For several years this are the meditation system I’ve been using.
Jose Silva’s techniques allow you to use the relaxed, healthy state of mind that occurs during meditation to solve your day-to-day problems.
Silva found that by “actively” utilizing brain languages (kinesthetic, visual, and auditory thought processes), we can use this higher energy state to improve memory and learning skills, change unwanted habits, enhance health, and healing.
He also developed techniques to achieve what many people call “tapping the super-conscious” to solve problems, reach goals, come up with new ideas and solutions to problems.
Using such techniques within a meditative state is called “active” meditation.
But what exactly happens when you meditate?
Your brain functions on a small amount of electricity, much like a computer. This electrical current vibrates and pulses at various speeds. When you are wide awake, with your eyes focused, your brain vibrates 20 times per second – what scientists call 20 cycles per second or the Beta frequency.
When you go to sleep, your brain frequency slows down, all the way to about half cycle per second in the deepest levels of natural sleep. This is known as the Delta level.
In between Beta, the waking state, and Delta, the deep sleep state, there are two other levels of mental activity.
When you are in a light level of sleep or in meditation you are in the Alpha range, which is 7 to 14 cycles per second. This is the center range and this is what they usually mean by saying “going to your center”. Going to the alpha level or centering is essentially the same thing as meditating. When someone meditates, scientifically, they are simply reducing their brain wave frequency to Alpha. The Alpha level is the level we use to activate our minds. Theta is a level of deeper relaxation or sleep, when your brain waves are at 4 to 7 cycles per second.
There are many benefits of “going to the Alpha level” or meditating. Jose Silva found that people who can remain in the Alpha level while analyzing information have access to more information than those who remain in Beta to do their thinking. Feelings of intuition, creative ideas, inspirational thoughts and ideas come to people while at this Alpha level. Going to Alpha is also good for programming your mind. At the Alpha level you can learn to overcome all kinds of problems, such as insomnia, tension and migraine headaches, bad habits, and much more. You can also program your mind to help you achieve your goals and make your dreams come true.
Article information provided by
Laura Silva Quesada