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Raising Your Frequency
A Look at the Science Behind Meditation, Channeling, and Ascension
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There is a growing movement encouraging people to “raise their personal energetic vibrations and frequencies.” This practice is said to help attune oneself to higher planes of existence and facilitate contact with enlightened beings and one's higher self. Though often discussed in spiritual contexts, the concepts of vibrational frequencies, channeling, and ascension have concrete scientific underpinnings relating to brain wave states and modes of consciousness.
Brain Waves and Altered States
Our brains continuously produce electromagnetic wave patterns that can be observed on EEG devices. These waves correspond with different modes of functioning known as brainwave states. Brainwave states underlie all of our mental activity and profoundly shape our experience of daily life. Understanding how to recognize and alter our brainwave patterns can help us improve our health, performance, and sense of well-being.
The most well-known categories of brain waves are:
Beta Waves – Alert and focused states like being awake, working, or studying. Beta waves dominate our normal waking consciousness. Ranging from 12-30 Hz, these fast brainwaves are associated with peak concentration, alertness, cognition, and focus. Too much time in beta can lead to stress, anxiety, excessive thinking, and burnout. Beta is the brainwave of our oriented outward attention and is activated when we are engaged in structured external activities.
Alpha Waves – Relaxed, reflective states like meditation or pre-sleep. Alpha forms a bridge between our normal focused awareness and deeper levels. Oscillating at 8-12 Hz, alpha waves emerge when we close our eyes and start turning our attention inward. Alpha induces deep relaxation while maintaining alertness. It is the brainwave state of wakeful rest, perfect for creativity, visualization, intuition, and open awareness.
Theta Waves – Dreamy, intuitive states like hypnagogic imagery, lucid dreaming, and shamanic journeying. Theta waves start appearing when we drift off to sleep or returning from it. Ranging from 4-8 Hz, theta is the brainwave state of REM sleep, dreams, hypnosis, meditation, creativity, and emotional connection. Theta is the wellspring of spontaneous insights, visualizations, and memories. Vivid imagery and information arise effortlessly in theta.
Delta Waves – Deep sleep states of complete unconsciousness. Delta dominates when we are in deep, dreamless sleep. Oscillating below 4 Hz, delta waves are slow, high amplitude brainwaves associated with deep physical rest and relaxation. Time in delta revitalizes the body and resets our brain chemically. Delta waves wash away stress and nourish our nerves.
Gamma Waves – States of peak concentration and bursts of insight. Gamma waves are associated with joy, love, and spiritual connection. Above 30 Hz, these extremely fast brainwaves are linked to moments of insight and high-level information processing. Gamma states allow us to think and perceive more rapidly, clearly, and expansively.
Each brain wave range is linked with distinct mental/emotional states and levels of awareness. Our brainwaves are dynamic and shift throughout the day according to our state.
When we are alert and focused, beta dominates. As we relax, alpha emerges. Getting sleepy, theta waves appear. Theta in particular is the gateway into the unconscious mind and the world beyond the five senses. As we move our brain wave patterns into less active frequencies like alpha and theta, we enter into altered states of consciousness where we can access parts of our psyche that are unavailable during ordinary beta waking consciousness. And when we fall into deep sleep, delta takes over.
Gamma waves represent the other extreme. Gamma patterns indicate intensely focused states of consciousness where feelings of ecstasy, epiphany, and divine union can occur. Gamma states are the peak of mental arousal and are linked to states of spiritual bliss and connection.
Between these extremes, each brain wave range provides access to different levels of reality and knowledge. The more we condition our brains to operate at different frequencies, the more control we have over our consciousness and perception.
Brainwave patterns can become stuck on certain frequencies due to stress and negative habits. This leads to suboptimal functioning. We may get “stuck in beta” and suffer from high anxiety, overthinking, and insomnia. Or we can get “stuck in theta” and struggle with daytime fatigue, brain fog, and ADHD.
The good news is that we can consciously shift our brainwaves by changing our state. Activities like meditation, breathwork, and yoga can induce alpha and theta waves. Listening to binaural beats tuned to various frequencies can also nudge our brainwaves into desired patterns. Biofeedback devices allow us to observe our brain's electrical activity in real time so we can learn to alter it at will.
Deliberately modulating our brainwaves through these techniques offers remarkable benefits:
More alpha waves boosts creativity, mindfulness, and calm focus.
More theta enhances imagination, intuition, and memory.
More delta improves immunity, emotional resilience, and cellular regeneration.
More gamma leads to elevated cognition, fluid intelligence, and bliss states.
Balancing our brainwave spectrum unlocks higher functioning and well-being. We feel more relaxed yet focused, peaceful yet energized. With greater awareness and control over our brainwaves, we can activate resourceful states on demand.
Those advocating raising one's vibration or frequency are essentially promoting shifting one's brain into wave states like alpha, theta, and gamma to develop a broader spectrum of awareness and abilities.
Understanding brainwaves demystifies altered states and reveals the electrochemical source of our inner experiences. Brainwaves act as the neurologic interface between mind and matter. Our shifting frequencies over the course of a day reflect our flexible consciousness and its multifaceted capacities. By learning to hack our brainwaves, we can consciously enter and utilize exotic states of mind once thought impossible or fleeting. The future of human potential will involve surfing brainwave states with the same finesse and flow as an expert surfer riding waves in the ocean.
Non-Ordinary Brain Wave States
Certain non-ordinary states take brainwave manipulation to deeper levels. Psychedelics like LSD and psilocybin shift users into more unconstrained patterns closer to the dreamlike theta state. This allows psychedelic voyagers to temporarily experience extraordinarily creative and visionary modes of consciousness.
Lucid dreaming is another uniquely altered state where the waking beta wave pattern is maintained while dreaming. This hybrid state fuses the logic and agency of waking with the surreal imagery of REM. Lucid dreamers report feeling fully mentally clear while exploring fantastical dreamscapes.
Using techniques like Holotropic Breathwork, shamanic drumming, and sensory deprivation, skilled practitioners can induce visionary trance states with strong theta wave signatures. These “journeys” often involve vivid hallucinations, life-changing insights, and mystical peak experiences.
While the content of these non-ordinary states is highly subjective, their underlying brainwave patterns show distinct commonalities. Psychedelics, lucid dreams, and induced trances all correlate with greater theta wave activity compared to normal waking consciousness.
The Power of the Lambda Brain Wave State
Lambda waves oscillate between 200-400 Hz and are related to higher cognitive functioning and information processing. This brain state is associated with the ability to solve complex problems, process information rapidly, and access deeper levels of creativity. Scientists believe that lambda waves enable neurons to synchronize over large regions of the brain, allowing for more integrated and complex neural processing.
Activating the lambda state has been linked to bursts of insight, finding solutions to challenging problems, and accessing heightened creativity and focus. The lambda brain state is associated with the "eureka" moment when everything clicks into place.
People who regularly produce lambda brain waves are able to tap into reservoirs of creativity and higher functioning cognition. Meditation techniques aimed at activating the lambda state have shown increases in cognitive faculties, focus, and creativity after just weeks of practice. Yogis and monks who have honed mastery over their mind-body connection intuitively access this state through deep meditation.
One of the most promising implications of the lambda state is its potential to stave off cognitive decline. Studies show that inducing lambda waves can stimulate neural growth factors and strengthen connections between brain cells. This may have important implications for enhancing cognitive abilities into old age and protecting against degenerative brain diseases.
Overall, the lambda brain state represents the pinnacle of human consciousness and cognition. Understanding and controlling this state could be the key to unlocking our brain's immense potential. With further research, we may discover techniques to readily tap into the lambda wave's gifts of enhanced focus, creativity, and intelligence. Activating this state more frequently can expand our perception, deepen our wisdom, and allow us to tackle problems from novel perspectives. Harnessing the power of lambda may be akin to upgrading our brain's operating system, elevating human consciousness to new heights.
Channeling: Communicating from Altered States
The practice of channeling involves entering into an altered state of consciousness to communicate with spirits, deities, extraterrestrials, or one's higher self. This is typically done through a trance or ecstatic state, most often theta or gamma brain waves. In these frames of mind, the channeler can receive information, guidance, and energy from entities operating at spiritual frequencies. This information is conveyed through the channeler to seekers on the material plane.
Channeling has been used by mediums, shamans, and mystics for millennia to connect with energies and intelligences beyond the physical world. Channelers may interact with a variety of spiritual guides, including angels, nature spirits, extraterrestrials, ascended masters from Atlantis, deceased loved ones, source consciousness, and enlightened beings from dimensions beyond space-time. These guides are said to assist spiritual seekers, provide wisdom and prophecy, and even transmit healing energies.
Channels access these frequencies by entering altered states of awareness that attune their minds with higher planes of existence. Theta brain waves allow intuitions, sensations, emotions, and information to flow freely into one's consciousness from beyond ordinary mental barriers. Gamma states take this even further by unifying one's personal consciousness with cosmic consciousness for direct knowledge of mystic truths.
Raising one's personal vibration or frequency means learning to enter and stabilize these expanded brain wave states. The more time one can devote to coherently oscillating at theta and gamma frequencies, the more they open their channel of communication with spiritual forces. Experienced channelers are able to consistently access these states to relay complex information from their guides and the collective unconscious while awake.
Ascension: Permanently Raising Our Energetic State
Ascension refers to the act of raising one's personal frequency and energy pattern into a higher state of spiritual perception, ethics, and power. It lifts a person's focal point of consciousness out of dense physicality and ego-driven materialism to an enlightened, cosmic viewpoint. This ascension can be temporary or permanent.
Many mediums, shamans, and gurus are able to temporarily ascend into higher frequencies, but must return to their ordinary state of consciousness based in beta brain waves afterward. Permanent ascension means being able to reside in elevated gamma and theta states as one's default mode of being.
Entities who have ascended in this way are said to demonstrate mastery over the electromagnetic energies of the human subtle body. This allows them to always vibrate at higher celestial frequencies even while incarnate in a physical body. Those guiding humanity's ascension advise raising our frequencies through practices like meditation, chanting, channeling, and service to others. They claim this will unlock our latent psychic abilities, divine wisdom, and immortal essence as source consciousness. With enough training, dedication, and purification of one's mind-body complex, a state of perpetual ascension can be achieved.
Lore surrounding the ascended masters says that they went through this process thousands of years ago, attaining cosmic consciousness and supernatural powersnd that they now stand ready to impart their knowledge to incarnate students who attune to their frequencies through creative visualization, devotion, and entering transcendent brain states.
According to the lore, their goal is said to be nothing less than the total ascension of humanity into higher densities of existence. This fundamental transition is predicted to usher in a mass ascension event which supposedly will allow the entire species to migrate to the next plane of reality, escaping apocalypse and external control.
Higher Frequencies for Humanity
Accessing elevated states of being through developing mastery of brain wave patterns and energy manipulation provides a scientific basis for the spiritual notions of channeling and ascension. These concepts are converging in the collective psyche. Those urging humanity to raise frequencies are responding to an innate sense that expanded modes of awareness, connection, and ethics are now critical for our species to resolve the crises we face and realize our boundless potential as multidimensional beings.
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