reaching the alpha state

alpha state

In the Alpha Brainwave State, the Conscious BrainMind (the mind of logic and reasoning), and the Subconscious HeartMind (the mind of creativity and imagination) work together in harmony. As we focus our concentration in the Alpha Brainwave State, certain neurological pathways in the brain become stimulated, allowing greater electro-chemical connections between our conscious and our subconscious minds. With the filter (the reticular activating system) open, we have access to far more of our creative intelligence. Everything becomes much easier to learn.
In today's complex world, we spend a lot of time in the Beta Brainwave State, where our attention is divided when we are thinking about several ideas at the same time. The busier our lives get, the more time we tend to spend in Beta. Sometimes it is appropriate for us to be in the Beta State. There are many occasions in our daily lives, such as driving, caring for children, or meeting important deadlines, that involve multi-tasking, and demand divided or split attention.

There are; however, many more occasions that benefit from the focused concentration and undivided intensity of the Alpha Brainwave State. It is the athlete's peak performance state and the inventor's creativity. It is the surgeon's focus and the stamp collector's concentration. It is every child's state of fascination, wonder and awe.

The Alpha Brainwave State is the state for greatness at any endeavor because only in Alpha can we focus concentration, and thus accomplish whatever we most desire. Beta is a stressful state. The more time we spend feeling anxious, nervous, frightened, or confused, the harder it is on our minds and our bodies.

When we get very stressed, or endangered, we utilize the primitive portion of our brain for our survival. We gain access to strength and speed. This is best known as "the fight or flight syndrome".
At the same time; however, we tend to lose access to the more evolved parts of our brain; and to our intelligence, creativity, and recall. In the Beta State, we can get fast and strong, but also stupid and forgetful.

We are much smarter in Alpha. We can quickly master a very powerful technique to put ourselves into the Alpha State anytime we choose, in less than twenty seconds. In Alpha we amplify interest in any subject, and focus both our conscious and subconscious minds on enjoying the process of understanding and learning. We can read even the most technical of material several times faster than we ever could have before while significantly improving our comprehension, retention, and recall. In addition to enhanced logic and reasoning skills, we have access to our imagination, intuition, inspiration, and ingenuity as well. AlphaLearners have learned to control their own brainwave activity. The connection between peak performance, and accelerated learning, is the effective use of Focused Passion while in the Alpha Brainwave State.

Focus Power

Focus brings to bear the power of the conscious mind, and Passion brings to bear the power of the subconscious mind. When the two minds come together in harmony, something magical happens. They create a third mind; a higher consciousness. This is literally a second level of thinking. With Focused Passion, all the power is in the second level of thinking. You get to think about your individual thoughts and feelings, and choose to empower the positive ones, and choose to release the negative ones. In this way you come to enjoy all of your thoughts and all of your feelings. Do this and you will discover that there is a side effect. It is called happiness. Happiness is not about your particular circumstances. Happiness is not about your initial thoughts. Happiness comes from what you think, about what you think.

Here is a simple and powerful technique for creating the state of Focused Passion. Focus comes when you move away from stress, just a little of the way toward sleep. Passion comes when you enjoy what you are doing.

Focus Passion is moving from divided attention (multi-tasking) to paying attention to just one special thing. Do this and you slow down your mind. You move toward stress when you feel endangered. To move into Focused Passion you need to feel safe.

Close your eyes.

Most of the input that comes in through your five senses comes in through your eyes. Close your eyes and you slow down your mind. It's the first thing you do when you want to fall asleep. Focused Passion can be reached with your eyes open, but closing your eyes cuts out many of the potential distractions.

Take a deep breath and imagine that you are in a very safe and peaceful place.

By making this safe place, a place that you love to be, you add passion to your state of focus. When you feel stressed you tighten your muscles and hold your breath. Release your muscle tension and let go of your breath and you will begin to feel safe. Choose this place with your intuition. Let it be the first safe place that comes in to your mind. Imagine that you can see this place, or that you can hear the surrounding sounds. Simply pretend and get the feeling that you are there. If your mind goes off to a different place, just notice this and then bring yourself back to your first place. Always return to this same place each time you wish to re-create this state of Focused Passion.

With Focused Passion you can solve the only two problems that you face. One problem is that you know what you want, but you don't know how to get it, and the only other problem is that you don't know what you want.

When you don't know what you want, you go to your place of Focused Passion and you ask. Then you listen for the answer. This is called meditation, introspection, reflection, or prayer. If you believe in a higher power then you might believe that the answer comes through you. If you don't believe in a higher power then you might believe that the answer comes from you. Either way the process is the same. You ask, and then you listen for the answer.

If you do know what you want, then you tell. You imagine what you do want, as if you already have it, over and over again, with GREAT PASSION! This is called mental programming, visualization, self-hypnosis, or auto-suggestion. It is an application of the amazingly powerful law of attraction.

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