Meditation Made Simple

This week I downloaded the meditation app Headspace.  So far I’m very impressed. I like the simple, easy approach to meditation. Uncomplicated. Focuses on breathing. The mini animations are fun and instructive 😋.

Think of Headspace as a fun “gym for your mind”.  Having the app makes meditation easy, accessible.

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How do you recharge?

One of my favourite ways to recharge is using brainwave audios.

I put in my ear phones, close my eyes and let the rich resonant tones of harmonically layered binaural beats gently guide me into a relaxed flow state. Perfect at the end of the day to get an over active mind ready for sleep.

Kelly Howell, founder of Brain Sync, has created some of the best brainwave audios available. Check out the list of brainwave audios here.


Satisfied? Dissatisfied?

Check your emotional barometer every day.

When you’re feeling “satisfaction” about your life and what’s unfolding each day, you’re on the way to “more satisfying moments”.

Conversely, when you feel “dissatisfied” with any aspect of your life, you are inviting “more dissatisfying” things into your experience.

This is the “work”. ….managing energy in the form of thoughts and emotions.


What station are you predominantly tuned to?

The concept of vibration has become mainstream in law of attraction teachings and discussions over the past five years or so. But what does it mean in practical terms? How do you know what your vibration is? How do you change it?

Radio or television analogy

Vibration refers to an energy pattern or frequency.  A wavelength. We understand the idea of radio frequencies or television broadcasts. Every time we listen to or watch a favorite radio or television program we adjust the tuner (or select the url) to receive the station or program we are interested in. Easy, isn’t it?

Well this analogy is a good one for understanding how we act as an energy tuner and attract the people and events that we do every day. How we tap into different frequencies or wavelengths through the thoughts and emotions we have.

Grey scale analogy

Think of a sliding scale with heavy negative emotions at one end and light positive emotions at the opposite end.  And in between there are literally hundreds of gradations.

It’s a bit like the grey scale in color theory. Black at one end and white at the opposite end. And in between a gradual shifting through the grey scale. Hundreds of shades of grey are possible.

An emotional grey scale

Well, we have an “emotional grey scale”.  Dark and light emotions at opposite ends of the emotional spectrum. “Dark” emotions can quite literally feel “heavy” for many people: depression, despair, anger, rage, fear.

Mid range emotions include: Anxiety, worry, impatience, annoyance, wishing or hoping.
And light emotions include: calm, peaceful, being interested, curiosity, eagerness, enthusiasm, happiness, joy, appreciation, awe, wonder, bliss.

Can you see the progression from the “dark” to the very “light” emotions?  Do you sense your physical body becoming “lighter” as you move up the emotional scale? Hence expressions like “to feel light-hearted”. Feeling “light-hearted” has a distinct physiological effect in the body. Versus being in a “black mood” or a “dark mood”.

What is your dominant emotional state each day?

Our emotional state determines the vibration or frequency we are both tuned to and broadcasting. If you are feeling enthusiastic then you are “broadcasting” enthusiasm to the universe. And that’s what will come back to you through the people and events you encounter that day. That’s law of attraction in action. It matches your dominant state of being.

Quantum physics helps to explain how energy works in our life

Have you heard the expression “energy out equals energy back”? Or “what you put out you get back”?

Most people aren’t aware that this is a quite literal thing at an energetic level. You get what you think about – or how you feel – whether you like it or not. Whether you want it or not. There’s no judgement going on here. It’s plain physics. It’s energy “in motion”. Or as some say “e-motion”. It’s energy movement created by the way you feel and the thoughts you think.

Becoming a conscious creator of our life

The “work” for each of us wanting to create the life we prefer is to become more aware of the frequency we are emitting or broadcasting every day – and then learning to adjust the signal so that we receive the effects or results we prefer.  It’s about stepping outside our practiced “emotional comfort zones”.

That’s the ongoing “work” of personal development. Understanding how we create or attract what we do – and knowing how to adjust our frequency to change the results we are getting – until we are living the life we prefer.

It takes practice. Daily practice. With awareness and practice it gets easier and easier. We learn to fine tune. We become masters at harnessing and directing energy. We become deliberate attractors. We understand why we get what we get in our life. And we are able to adjust the “effects” accordingly.

That’s where meditation or other relaxation practices are important tools for helping us to “re-tune” our emotions. To re-tune our thoughts. To press the “reset button” – energetically speaking. To quiet the mind.  To press the “emotion reset button”.

In a future post I will discuss the role habits play in our energy broadcast.

How brainwave audios can transform your brain power

One of my favorite topics is “brainwave entrainment“. “Entrainment” is about training your brain to work at optimal levels.

The neurosciences continue to shed light on the remarkable tool we all possess – the brain – and how we can literally train our brain to function optimally – in ways we prefer.

Have you ever wondered how your habits are formed?

The first time you think (or do) something, a neural pathway is created in your brain. Then as you think that thought again and again, the neural pathway becomes stronger.

An easy way to think about this natural process is when you walk across a stretch of grass. You leave light footprints – the grass is flattened somewhat.  But if you continue to walk across the grass in the same place – gradually a path forms.  In time it can become a very well worn path.

The brain’s circuitry operates in a similar way

As you think certain thoughts, it becomes easier and easier for you to continue to think them.  And when a strong emotion is present with the thought, the neural pathway is etched more “deeply” – it becomes stronger – faster. This applies to all emotions – whether they are “positive” or “negative” emotions.

When we label people (or ourselves) as “optimistic” or “pessimistic”, what we’re actually doing is referring to a habit of thought developed over years.  The thinking has become an automatic “set point” if you like – an automatic way of looking at the world.

The presence of a strong emotion

Recall a memorable event in your life – a birthday party, a graduation, the birth of a child, an amazing holiday…. the reason you remember the event better than thousands of other more bland events is because of the “emotional context” of the experience.

The presence of a strong emotion (excitement, happiness, joy, fear, anger, anxiety) – serves to reinforce the neural pathway in your brain – associated with the thought or experience.

How can you change an unwanted habit?

One of the easiest ways to change an unwanted habit is to start practicing the new thought or action you prefer.  With continued practice, you will create a new neural pathway, a new habit of thought or behavior.  In time, if you stop the old habitual thinking or behavior, the neural pathway associated with it, will literally shrivel up and fall away from dis-use.

The brain (and our whole body) is very efficient. It prunes away the “dead wood”.

Listening to brainwave audios

You can train your brain to respond even faster by listening to a backing track that contains an optimal brainwave pulse – such as the alpha state or the theta – or even delta states. In other words, by listening to professionally made “brainwave” audios designed to move your brain into optimal states.

Being “in the zone”

The alpha state of mind is when you are “in the zone” – you are feeling relaxed and confident. Your senses are alert and you are performing well.

This is the state you see top athletes in – when they are playing well. They seem to have an uncanny ability to sense the next move required. Their body moves effortlessly.

Access resources on building your mind power

For some cutting edge information about the power of “brainwave therapy”, visit Dr Jill Ammon-Wexler’s website.  She has a wide range of resources on the topic. To learn more, click the link Build Mind Power To Change Your Life