Everyone knows we have a conscious mind and a subconscious mind. Most of us know that our brain waves have different stages and patterns; Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta. But, did you know that your subconscious mind is millions of times stronger than the conscious mind? Think of all the subconscious mind has to take care of..breathing, cell life and death, cleansing, heart beats, blinking, sugar regulation, digestion, and the list goes on and on. Our conscious mind is like the tip of an iceberg compared to the subconscious. So what else is the difference between the two. What is the state of our brain wave function in our day to day lives?
In the conscious waking state, Beta waves run at 14 cycles per second and up. The conscious mind does not take suggestion very well. Reasoning, logic, thinking and putting into action what it already knows is mainly what the conscious mind does.
The alpha state operates at a lower cycle, 7-14 per second level. This is the trance state when the body can no longer be felt, and sounds may become painful. This is the meditation and sleep range. Deep meditation descends into the theta state.
The theta state is 4 – 7 cycles per second. This is where all of our emotional experiences are recorded and is of the subconscious.
Brain wave activity in the delta state ranges from 0 – 4 cycles per second. This is total unconsciousness, coma.
From the age of 0- 6yrs old, we were made in such a way to run our brains in a Theta state. Remember, This is where all of our emotional experiences are recorded and is of the subconscious. Why? Because we have creators who knew we would need to learn many things quickly at this time of our lives. Our subconscious mind is basically a tape recorder. Babies and children record everything in order to learn as much as we need to learn to be a fully functioning human. What we did not have at that time were filters. We could not filter out the unnecessary information . We basically recorded everything! Now just think about that for a minute…We took in what ever was happening in the lives of our parents, siblings, financial situations, health, etc… Many times someone will be told that they are just like their Mom or Dad and this can be an enormous compliment or it will make someone very angry! We can not see it! It is part of our unconscious mind that has been recorded. It just comes out! We will catch ourselves doing or saying something that we don’t want to say or do and wonder where the heck that came from!? We might find ourselves repeating the same financial, emotional and physical lives that our parents had! Basically as young children we were pushing “record” all the time.
So what can we do if we find we are stuck in the Pathologies and Patterns of our parents? Well we first have to look at where we are now. Most likely if you are not happy about some part of your life and you can’t seem to get out of the situation, it just keeps repeating over and over again, you have what I call a stuck loop or a block. Blocks are energy that did not get to follow it’s natural path. E-motion is ‘energy in motion’. If this motion is not completed and released it becomes stuck… If we do not remove these blocks, who’s life are we really living? We need to focus on and acknowledge what is on our “tapes”. Then we can release what is causing the block, take our gifts and live our life as our own person.
For example: Let’s say while you were young and in your Theta state, You hear over and over as a young child How men are simply “no good”. Perhaps your father at the time was drinking too much, was not responsible with work, had many affairs, etc… You might find yourself, subconsciously picking out the same type of man. That’s how men are after all. You might never even expect or think about a different type of man. AT the same time, you are not making a conscious decision. You are listening to a recording and don’t even realize it. It might be that you hear and see all the women in your family as very heavy women. “That’s just how we are after all. That’s how the women in our family end up. It’s in our genes”..Well, some dietary habits get handed down, some genetics, but a lot of subconscious taping!
Our future mirrors our history unless we do our healing work. What are you repeating over and over again in your life that is making you unhappy? What do you do with and how do you tolerate what makes you unhappy? I can tell you- if it hurts IT MATTERS! We can take those things that are painful and see them as blinking signs that say “a learning moment is here if you will but take it! This is something we can heal!” One of the most successful ways of taking care of these blocks in our systems would be to learn a method called Emotional Freedom Technique, or Tapping. Basically we learn to Tap on the meridian or energy points in the body. These are the same paths and points that have been used for thousands of years with acupuncture. Tapping works on these systems in the body: energy, nervous, endocrine, and neurologically with the limbic system. When we have an energy block, when we have experienced and experience now, pain and fear, our sympathetic nervous system comes into play. Reactions from the body include:
* Acceleration of heart and lung action
* Paling or flushing, or alternating between both
* Inhibition of stomach and upper-intestinal action to the point where digestion slows down or stops
* General effect on the sphincters of the body
* Constriction of blood vessels in many parts of the body
* Liberation of nutrients (particularly fat and glucose) for muscular action
* Dilation of blood vessels for muscles
* Inhibition of the lacrimal gland (responsible for tear production) and salivation
* Dilation of pupil (mydriasis)
* Relaxation of bladder
* Inhibition of erection
* Auditory exclusion (loss of hearing)
* Tunnel vision (loss of peripheral vision)
* Acceleration of instantaneous reflexes
If you have ever experienced a Panic Attack, you will recognize many of those symptoms. Tapping deactivates the flight or fight response and gives the body a new message. We are safe. The body responds very quickly and tension and stress ease away. The body will then recognize the old thought or emotion as just that. An old thought. It will not have the power any more to cause the fight or flight response. It will not have the power to lie to you. You will be able to recognize thoughts that have been handed down as truths but are really untruths. The subconscious does not know the difference. It just tapes what is put before it. We cannot expect to walk up to a tape recorder and tell it to stop. IT will just keep on playing. We have to push the correct buttons. We have to make new recordings and get rid of the old ones. EFT or Tapping is a wonderful modality being used all over the world to free people from their prisons of Pain, whether they have been caused by an emotion or an event. It is also well known that stress causes cancer, heart attacks suicide, etc… and I am not saying the EFT is a complete substitute for quality medical care. What I am saying is that most diseases of the body start with an immune system that is not functioning properly. When we can release the stress and the blocked emotions that contribute to that weakness, the body can only get better. Also the another great thing about EFT is that it has NO side affects! So let’s look at our lives. So if we are repeating family patterns and beliefs that are not healthy and DO something about it! We can live our own authentic lives! We just need to do the work to heal.