Awakening the Genius

July 28, 2016

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Scientific research over the last several decades has revealed that the most successful people use their minds differently than the average person.

They use more of their mind potential and use it in a special manner. Let us take a look now at what science has learned.

Your brain is composed of approximately 100 billion neurons. Neurons function by continuously firing energy and then  resting.

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The number of times per second that they fire and rest is called their frequency.

Your brain’s many neurons are always pulsing at some frequency. Throughout your entire brain, different sets of neurons are firing at different frequencies.

When you are in deep sleep, most of your neurons pulse very slowly.

They pulse more rapidly when you are in a light level of sleep where dreams take place. When you are wide awake, they pulse even more rapidly.

When you are wide awake, looking at things and thinking logically, the predominant brain-pulsing frequency is about twenty cycles per second.

This means that the average of all pulsing frequencies is about twenty cycles per second. Scientists call this the beta brainwave frequency.

When you are very relaxed in a light level of sleep, your predominant brainwave frequency is slower and is between seven and fourteen cycles, per second.

Scientists call this the alpha brainwave level. Still slower brainwave frequencies exist and are known as theta and delta, with delta being the slowest and involving the deepest levels of sleep.

How Humans Develop

Delta Brain Wave Cycle– Slowest brain wave (Age 0 – 4)
Theta Brain Wave Cycle – 4 to 7 Cycles per second – (Age 4-7)
Alpha Brain Wave Cycle – 7 to14 Cycles per second – (Age 7-14)
Beta Brain Wave Cycle – 14 to 20 Cycles per second – (Age 14 on)

Before birth, your brain and central nervous system begin to develop. The first frequencies detected are delta frequencies.  Eventually the brain is completed, and so are all of the various sensing mechanisms that bring information to the brain and the body.

We learn to use our brains in developmental stages. Infants, below the age of four, function in delta more than any other frequency. Delta is associated with deep sleep; infants sleep much of the time.

As children grow, they begin to use more of the brain frequency spectrum and faster frequencies. From four to seven years, children function mostly in the theta levels—inductively.

About the time a child reaches age seven, there is a shift of brain functioning and a higher range of brain frequencies is used more than the others. This is the alpha level, which children use extensively from seven to fourteen years of age.  During this developmental stage children are very imaginative and learn very rapidly. The alpha frequency is where the greatest brain energy is, right in the center of the brain frequency spectrum. The child’s brain now functions deductively at alpha.

As children enter their teenage years, an interesting phenomenon begins to take place; the use of beta brain frequencies, associated with the left brain hemisphere and the objective mode of consciousness, becomes predominant. Most people think and function throughout life using primarily one mode of consciousness.

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It is believed that a small percentage of humanity grows to maturity being able to think using two modes of consciousness:

1- The rational, objective mode of consciousness.

2- The intuitive, subjective mode of consciousness, associated with the right hemisphere of the brain.

Attributes of the left-brain hemisphere are associated with logical thought, and experiences in the physical world. It is thought to be dominant. The left-brain hemisphere stores your experiences of what you see, hear, smell, taste and feel.

The right-brain hemisphere is more visual and processes intuitively, holistically, and randomly. It stores all experiences, whether real or imagined.

Young children use their imagination enormously. As people mature, they are so involved in learning all they can about the physical world around them and grow to use less imagination through time. They may develop the left-brain hemisphere at the expense of developing and thinking with the right-brain hemisphere.

As an adult, you have the potential to use more of your brain.

Most people, after reaching the age of fourteen, no longer use the alpha brainwave frequency consciously. When their brainwave activity slows to the alpha level, they drift off into a daydream or go to sleep. These people have learned to use primarily the left-brain hemisphere. They have limited use of their brain for thinking.

Whole-brain Thinking

How can you improve your ability by learning to use the potential of both sides of the brain?

To begin with, using only one side of the brain to think with would be something like trying to dance with one leg. You can do much better with two legs.

It is the same with learning to use both sides of the brain. You have much more than twice the ability. Outstanding people in every field are among the ten percent of humanity who developed the ability to use both brain hemispheres. When you learn to use both sides of your brain effectively you, too, will have much more ability than before.

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The left hemisphere of the brain is logical. This is very useful and important at certain times, while at other times it gets in the way. It is the left-brain hemisphere that knew many years ago that no one could build a machine that could fly. No one had ever done it, so it was logical to believe that nobody ever would.

The brain’s right hemisphere is not limited by logic. This hemisphere is creative, intuitive, not time or space oriented, and works on mental impressions. This brain hemisphere is very powerful in helping you get what you want. Having faith that you can manifest it keeps your left-brain hemisphere from interjecting doubts.

To use the right-brain hemisphere for thinking, you must learn to slow your brainwave activity to the alpha level as though you were once again between the ages of seven and fourteen. Then you need to practice using the sensing faculties while at level.

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If we were to draw a chart of the way we develop the use of our brain, it would look like a “Y.” The base of the column would represent the slowest frequencies, those frequencies that infants use, and those that adults use in deepest sleep.

Where the top of the column joins the bottom of the “Y” represents a person approximately ten years old who can function at the alpha level consciously without going to sleep. The upper part of the “Y” represents the cerebrum, the  part of our brain that consists of two chambers or lobes, the left and the right hemispheres.

By functioning at the alpha level—ten cycles per second brain frequency—you can use either the left side of the “Y,” which represents the left-brain hemisphere, or the right side of the “Y,” which represents the right-brain hemisphere.

After reaching full maturity, you move into functioning at the faster beta brain wave frequencies. Growing up using primarily the left-brain hemisphere limits your ability to start using the right side unless you first learn to slow your brainwaves to the alpha level and maintain awareness.

Once you learn to consciously slow your brain frequencies to the alpha level, you can then begin to learn to use and integrate the right side of your brain with the left.

You can learn to combine the benefits of utilizing both hemispheres to reach a higher level of awareness and therefore achieve your goals more easily in all areas of your life.

For example: You can improve your health and memory, learn more rapidly, do better in business, increase your earning ability, improve relationships, find love and happiness and much more.

The Secret of Success

Almost certainly, successful people belong to those who have the ability to think using both sides of the brain.

The combined power of both brain hemispheres at the alpha level together with greater concentration sets and gets goals. When you persist in working towards your goals, their realization comes closer.

The first step is to reach the alpha level with conscious awareness. By practicing controlled relaxation you become confident that you can achieve an alpha state any time you desire.

Meditation

Meditation describes a state of concentrated attention on some thought or object of awareness. It usually involves turning the attention inward. Meditation is often recognized as a component of Eastern religions, where it has been practiced for over 5,000 years. It is now mainstream in Western culture. It encompasses any of a wide variety of spiritual practices which emphasize mental activity or quiescence. Meditation can be used for personal development, or to focus the mind on God, an aspect of God, or to achieve peace.

Meditation is usually defined as:

  • a state of relaxed concentration on the reality of the present moment;
  • a state that is experienced when the mind dissolves and is free of all thoughts;
  • concentration in which the attention has been liberated from restlessness;
  • focusing the mind on a single object, such as a religious statue, or one’s breath, or a mantra; · invoking the guidance of a higher power.

Meditation may also be known as:

Centering
Going within
Prayer
Deep relaxation
Daydreaming
Self-hypnosis
Reverie
Contemplation
Rumination
Alpha state
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Initially, you use a specific routine until you gain enough experience to function at the alpha level. Later, you achieve the benefits of alpha functioning without going through the deep relaxation process.

It is important that you learn to concentrate and maintain your attention. If you are distracted when you practice your mental exercises, recognize the distraction, and then bring your attention back to the exercise.

Allow yourself to relax. If you sense tension take a moment to breathe deeply and rhythmically. In the subjective world, you attract what you want. Keep your mind focused on what you desire.

Sidenote: Below will go into more detail of the How.

The Three Steps of Mental Housecleaning

1- Recognition First, you must recognize that the thought you are expressing is not to your benefit.
2- Cancel, Cancel Second, you need to cancel the negative thought or statement.
3- Substitution Third, you substitute with an alternative thought or statement that is in line with what you want.

 

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Mental Housecleaning

Positive thinking means thinking and talking about the things you desire. Negative thinking is thinking and talking about the things you do not desire. Positive thinking is an extremely important aspect of life in general.

Every time you say words such as, “I can’t…, I don’t want…, but…, try…, should…, or have to…,” you are engaged in negative thinking. Such thinking is like a photographic negative.

It is just the opposite of the positive picture you desire. Our consciousness needs information of what you desire in order to bring about positive results. Focusing on the negative has the potential to bring negative results.

Avoid such phrases as, “That makes me sick,”  “I can’t see that,”  “It burns me up,”  “He gives me a headache,”  “A pain in the neck,” and so on. Those create pictures of what you do not desire.

If you happen to use such a phrase, then say “Cancel, cancel” to eliminate the negative. Most importantly, rephrase your statement, or reprogram yourself with a positive statement, word or mental picture congruent to your desired outcome.

Use positive statements about being healthy, being in control, being blessed. Remember to take every opportunity to use the phrase,

“Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.”

Use this phrase as a trigger to remind you to count your blessings, stay on track and reaffirm those things you desire. It will make a big difference in your life.

Belief System Called Faith

A belief system such as faith is made up of subjective energies such as desire, belief and expectancy, and is reinforced through recognition, practice and appropriate actions.

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Desire is a motivating force. Such a force energizes us and pushes us towards our goals. To increase the strength of your desire, repeat mentally or verbally what you desire and write down all of the reasons you have for wanting your project to succeed.

Then enter your alpha level and think of more reasons. Then reinforce your programming with images, thoughts and feelings of that which you desire.

Desire is a subjective energy that cannot be measured physically, yet based on your past experiences; you know how much desire you need to succeed.

Belief is what sustains you between desire and expectancy. A belief sets the boundaries of what you can accomplish.

It is a statement you make to yourself about something you hold to be true and guides your living experience. In some cases, changing the belief statement changes the living experience.

For example, changing the belief statement from,

“I have so many problems that I’ll never be happy,”

to

“I will solve my problems and create greater happiness in my life,”

has the potential of changing your living experience.

A good way to determine what you believe you deserve is to notice how you live. If your beliefs about life, love, health, happiness and abundance work for you, then keep them. If not, change them.

Belief, like desire is a subjective energy that cannot be measured physically, yet based on your past experiences; you know how much belief you need in order to succeed.

A strong belief system that works with an effective programming method results in the reaching of goals and keeps you programming faithfully.

Believe in yourself and in your right to have what you seek. Believe that there is a solution to every problem. Believe that you have the potential to make great things happen. Believe that you are worthy. Believe you can.

Anything you can conceive, believe, and genuinely desire, you can achieve when you apply your developed skills.

Expectancy commits you to your outcome. It is a belief that what you desire will manifest. It is very important to recognize that the desired goal or situation first starts at the subjective dimension and is already a reality in that dimension. It is then a matter of continuing to visualize the goal to help it manifest at your physical reality.

Expectancy, like desire and belief, is a subjective energy that cannot be measured physically, yet based on your past experiences; you know how much expectancy you need to succeed.

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Recognition of a belief working for or against you is a vital component of a strong belief system. Keep the beliefs that work for you and consciously choose to change or eliminate those that do not.

Each of the mental exercises is designed to help you achieve your goals and to strengthen the belief that you can make positive changes in your life.

Practice helps you maintain your winning belief system. Going to level daily and applying the learned tools and techniques gives you the opportunity to become well-acquainted with meditation, experience ongoing success and strengthen your newfound positive beliefs.

Action at the alpha and beta level is necessary and must be congruent with your goal. Do the appropriate actions that help, support and sustain you on your desired path and demonstrate your commitment to the goal.

The Brain

The average vibration of the adult’s brain when wide awake is normally about twenty cycles per second (or twenty hertz). Brain frequencies between fourteen and twenty-one hertz are referred to as beta brainwave activity, which is associated with the outer objective world. The brain, while at beta, perceives and gets information through the use of the outer, physical senses, and is conscious of time and space. This relates to outer conscious levels of awareness.

Slower vibrations between seven and fourteen hertz are known as alpha brain waves. This level is associated with creativity, imagination, intuition and daydreams. While at alpha, the mode of thinking is dynamic. Human intelligence can question, explore, deduce and create solutions to problems.

Frequencies between four and seven hertz are called theta brain waves. While at theta, the mode of thinking is passive and inductive. Human intelligence will take in information but cannot question and remain at theta at the same time. The moment one begins to question, the frequency of brain moves higher into alpha or beta.

Alpha and theta are not directly involved with the physical world nor physical senses. We are not necessarily aware of time and space at this dimension. This is the dimension where we can access our intuition and use our subjective senses to obtain information to help accomplish our goals. We relate this to inner conscious levels of awareness.

This level of awareness, also known as the subconscious, was said to dominate our thinking and behaviors as a result of prior conditioning. The alpha and theta brainwave frequencies are not “sub-” to us. We are able to use these levels consciously and make changes to previous conditioning.

The lower frequencies below four cycles per second, which we reach during deep sleep, are called delta brainwave frequencies. It is said that few people are able to remember information when at delta levels. Little is known about delta at this time.

The Scale of Brain Evolution chart was developed because it depicts several things regarding evolution and development. Scientists tell us that the human brain formed over millions of years. It is a gradual process of adding parts to the brain and reaching higher and higher frequencies with a wider range of capabilities.

Eventually, humans mature, naturally developing and using the faster frequencies, the beta levels.

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The Scale of Brain Evolution chart is an illustration of our concepts about the body, brain and mind. It is organized both horizontally and vertically. Horizontally, the left side represents the body; the center section, the brain; the right side, the mind and mental functioning levels.

On the left, the scale marked with numbers represents brain frequency in cycles per second, called hertz. Vertically, it is organized into ranges of brain wave frequency as identified and named by various scientists: the beta, alpha, theta, and delta frequency ranges, taken from the top.

The Scale of Brain Evolution Chart is set up in a vertical fashion with its two dimensional limitations. However, we say that you go “into,” not “down to” level, and come “out of,” not “up from” level.

 

Two Worlds

We identify the beta frequencies with the use of our outer senses and phenomenon that obey the general laws of space and time. The physical world consists of everything we can perceive through our senses including what is revealed by scientific and technological devices. Any extension of those senses brings the phenomena it works on into this physical world. We refer to the physical world synonymously as the outer world and the objective world.

We identify the intangible world with the alpha and theta levels of the mind, the use of our inner senses and phenomenon that operate according to very different laws of space and time than the outer world. The intangible world consists of all things not included after we have defined the extent of the physical world. It includes thought, emotion, extrasensory perception, spirituality—virtually everything not belonging to our physical world. We refer to the intangible world synonymously as the non-physical world, the spiritual world, the inner world and the subjective world.

Function with Conscious Awareness

One of the things you learn with the Silva Method is how to function consciously at the alpha level. You also learn how to access the theta level to correct problems that are rooted there.

The basic plane level is shown on the chart as seven hertz but may lie anywhere within the alpha range of seven to fourteen hertz. Your goal is to be able to function consciously and correct problems while your brain functions at frequencies as slow as seven hertz. You can learn to enter theta levels, four to seven hertz, to access deep-rooted problems. However, when you become mentally active to correct problems, the brain readjusts to approximately ten hertz.

The more you practice within the lower frequencies, the more you are able to use these frequencies with awareness. In addition, you are entering deeper levels of mind. When we talk about “deeper levels of mind,” we are talking about something that is not physical, and cannot be identified by physical measurements. Your experience of a deeper level of mind is very personal and completely subjective. With time you will become very familiar with how you experience “deeper.”

How Old Programs Affect Us

Many childhood experiences are stored at very deep levels, and these experiences influence our behavior today. For instance, a child might be encouraged to eat everything on the plate and grow up to be big. This is fine for a child who is growing rapidly, running around and expending a lot of energy. If an adult has that same program deep within, “Eat everything, and get big,” but is not getting any taller, and is not running around and burning energy there could be a problem if the old program is still running.

Were you ever told to study and make good grades so you could be successful in life? That is a program that equates grades with success in life. If your grades were average, then the program tends to guide you to average success in life.

Not everybody who gets average grades winds up average. Not everybody keeps growing bigger and bigger. So the programs can be changed. To change them, we can insert new instructions at the same levels of brain frequencies where old instructions are stored. Most people, without training, simply go to sleep when they slow their brain frequencies. With the Silva Method, you learn to reach lower frequencies, remain aware and alter old and unwanted programs. When a child between seven and fourteen years of age is taught to use more whole-brain thinking in order to utilize more of their potential, then that ability is retained as the person matures.

Non Logical

The brain has many attributes, such as the ability to learn languages and think logically. It can store experiences of the physical world acquired through our physical senses. The brain is sequential and operates within the well-known laws of space and time, yet it also stores experiences of the subjective world.

The human mind is phenomenally creative, inventive, and intuitive and appears to be able to operate outside the known laws of space and time. Many of these  experiences are acquired through the use of visualization and imagination and involve functioning in “nonlocality.”

To be more specific, locality means that isolated parts of any quantum mechanical system out of speed-of-light contact with other parts of that system are allowed to retain definite relationships or correlations only through memory of previous contact. Nonlocality means that, in quantum systems, correlations not possible through simple memory are somehow being enforced faster than light across space and time. Nonlocality, peculiar though it may be, is a fact of quantum systems which has been repeatedly demonstrated in laboratory experiments.

(John G. Cramer, “Quantum Nonlocality and the Possibility of Superluminal Effects,” Proceedings of the NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Workshop, Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 97)

A Larger Perspective

The architecture of our body is one where consciousness uses the brain as an information gathering tool and mind as a tuning faculty.

Through the brain, and the body’s sensing mechanism, our intelligence is able to gather information for the use of solving problems. The brain—being physical in nature—abides by the usual laws of space and time and is limited to what it can perceive.

The mind is a focusing faculty of intelligence that attunes itself to and through time and space. In just the same way that the eyes have a focusing faculty to attune vision to things far or near, through the mind, our consciousness can attune itself to things far or near, past, present or future, and cause the brain to function at various frequencies.

When we want to meditate, through the mind, we attune ourself to slower frequencies of the brain. When consciousness wants to be active, then through the mind, it attunes itself to the higher frequencies of the brain.

From the microcosms to the macrocosms, human consciousness is always in search for information and has the capacity to find it.

In the Basic Lecture Series, you will learn, and gain some experience, in using your mind to bring about changes in your physical world. With practice, you can learn to achieve whatever you desire.

Hypnosis

Hypnosis has a long history from ancient times to the present. Its current uses have, for the most part, been scientifically studied by a host of both practitioners and researchers.

Hypnosis is a natural psychological process in which critical thinking faculties of the mind are bypassed and a type of selective thinking and perception is established. Although some individuals experience an increase in suggestibility and subjective feelings of an “altered state of consciousness,” this is not true for everyone. In fact, some supposed hypnotic states can be achieved by means of simple suggestions or waking hypnosis, which increases the controversy about the hypnotic state.

Some theories of hypnosis attempt to describe hypnotic phenomena in terms of brain activity while others concentrate more on the phenomenological experience. In either case, a fundamental distinction exists between “state” and “non-state” theories of hypnosis. State theorists believe that an altered state of consciousness is a core part of hypnosis, whereas nonstate theorists believe that more mundane psychological processes such as focused attention and expectation are sufficient to explain hypnotic phenomena. The precise definition of what constitutes an altered state of consciousness is debatable.

One physiological definition of hypnosis states that the brainwave level necessary to work on issues such as smoking, weight management, reduction of phobias, sports improvement, etc., is the alpha state.

Another physiological definition states that the theta state is required for therapeutic change. The theta state is associated with hypnosis for surgery, the use of hypnosis to numb sensation of pain and the use of hypnosis to decrease sensitivity to pain, which occur more readily in the theta and delta states.

Reading, watching movies, and meditating may be also forms of hypnosis. (Information excerpted from Wikipedia)

Relaxation

The first segment of the Silva Method program deals with learning to relax any time you need or desire. Controlled relaxation is the basic state used in the exercises while applying the techniques.  

In the Silva Method, you learn to relax physically and mentally when at alpha.  Relaxing for the recommended fifteen minutes a day relieves stress and in that process strengthens your immune system, so you are more resistant to illness. Scientists have discovered that stress enzymes dissolve when one is relaxed.

Deepening Techniques

Fractional relaxation is a method of releasing muscular tension in one part of the body at a time until the entire body is relaxed. The fractional relaxation approach is often used in preparation for meditation and hypnosis. It is very useful as a relaxation technique by itself. The theory behind this tension release method is that it is easier to relax a part of the body than it is to relax the whole body all at once. Once mastered, fractional relaxation can be used to relax the entire body in seconds.

While some relaxation techniques start at the toes and end at the head, the Silva Method style begins by relaxing the head and ends with the toes.

Countdown deepening exercises are used to gain the experience of deepening. You can practice the countdown deepening exercises by counting backwards from 100 to 1, or 50 to 1, or 25 to 1. Most Silva exercises have a 10-to-1 countdown to help you enter a deeper, healthier level of mind.

Your ideal place of relaxation is a real place where you go to feel calm, tranquil and peaceful. Recall this place during your mental exercises. As you practice, the place can be changed to an imaginary one.

Deep, rhythmic breathing sends more oxygen to the body, which energizes, calms, and refreshes, allowing you to relax more easily. (The above notes are from The Silva Method reference manual page 10-21.). 

All the Best to you and your family!

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