Tune up your brain to acquire higher levels of Consciousness
By, Johann Strerath
May 21st, 2021
In my last article I wrote about the components of the soul, which include the unconscious mind, the conscious mind, the intellect, and the actions. These four components when balanced and properly fulfilled, will end up in result, raising the level of vibrations coming from our brain waves, leading us to higher estates of vibrational consciousness that emanate love, peace, joy, compassion, bliss, self-realization, and true abundance.
While it is common for the brain to experience conscious awaken beta waves brain activity ranging from 15 to 38 Hz while on our daily awaken activities, it is important to balance our thoughts, feelings and emotions, our physical body, and most important our estate of spirit to achieve meaningful results that add value to oneself, as well as to others. Beta waves are important for the rapid process of words, logical, and rational thinking, selective attention, and concentration. However, when the brain is in constant beta activity, the tendency to get more anxious is higher, as well as hypervigilance, which results from anger, fear, traumatic abuse, and stress behaviors.
It is known that in average, the human brain produces currently between 60,000 and 80,000 thoughts per day, and 80% of such thoughts, unfortunately are conditioned to negative thinking produced by the influence of social media, news, poor habits, anxiety, stress, self-limiting paradigms, and depression. Even when our brain is apparently functioning during our regular routine in such range of beta waves, there might be a limitation of our highest potential and a limited vibrational outcome to express out our true potential. Ideally, we should have the ability to raise our level of consciousness, focus, concentration, and sense of self-realization in a more balanced way when our brain is able to achieve other ranges of brain wave frequencies, such is the case of alfa waves which modulate between 8 and 12 Hz. And additionally, the vibrations emitted in such field of frequency will raise by giving priority to the practice healthier habits, such as mindfulness, increased creative and imaginative process in a relaxed way. It should be clear that the excess of Alpha waves in the brain can also contribute to detrimental estates of consciousness such is as feeling lost, without energy or no will, difficulty to resolve problems, lost of focus, and difficulty to perform physical activity.
It is also important to understand that our brain and body jointly communicate because of the interchange of electrical impulses, as well as biochemical reactions commonly known in neuroscience as neurotransmitters. While there are over 50 different types of these chemical compounds, existent in our body, there are four crucial compounds that alter drastically the biological behavior of the body, the brain, and consequently our levels of consciousness and therefore, our estate of spirit. Such chemicals are known as dopamine, serotonin, cortisol, and adrenaline. Let us remember that everything within and around us is energy. Electrical and biochemical reactions are sources of energy, that originate from our thoughts, emotions, feelings, behaviors, internal judgements, and actions, and they will determine our level of awareness within and around us, therefore, influencing our estate of consciousness.
While dopamine is recognized as the neurotransmitter in charge of generating pleasure and immediate reward, serotonin on the other hand is known as the neurotransmitter of balanced wellbeing, relaxation, peace, happiness, appetite, and sleep regulation. On the other hand, cortisol, and adrenaline, which are produced in the suprarenal glands, just above the kidneys, are substances liberated into the blood flow during moments of strong emotions, stress, and alert estates. The more these last two components are present in our biological systems, the more effort our brain functions and body mechanisms need to perform to compensate the loss of energy and remain active. Just think about the catastrophic effects of a day after day, week after week, and year after year routine filled of continuous alarming excitatory events, worries, and stress. The result will be the same as a car engine that is running non-stop at full speed. Eventually, it will fall apart.
Let us remember that daily stressful activities to produce results at extremely short periods of time are not the only source for degradation of our effective brain functioning. Bad eating habits and disorders lead to poor production of neurotransmitters. Excessive and repetitive degrading self-thoughts of perfectionism, guilt, and fear also increase the production of cortisol and adrenaline in our body.
The sad part of the story is that this is common in all countries, cultures, and all levels of societies. We currently live in a wild jungle, where the main purpose of existance has turned out to be a need for survival. And even worst, we are surrounded and conditioned to the use of innumerous types of immediate result-oriented products that are available in the market to hide the pain and the discomfort of all our repressed feelings and emotions that are caused by that sense of survival, and our need to be recognized and accepted in this cruel and wild jungle of life. We have fast food, sugars, alcohol, drugs, TV, cell phones, pornography, social media, and so many sorts of other physical outcomes that are excellent sources of production of dopamine in our brain. Therefore, we are currently living on an immediate retribution and pleasure based behavioral society that prevents us from unfolding our highest potential, with complete blindness of our true hidden powers to create and express ourselves, and sadly enough, we live surrounded by the “whatever, I don’t care, I just work here” mentality!
What most people don´t realize is that the more the immediate result-oriented product consumption leads to the dependance and attachment to such resources because the brain as an organ itself, does not have the ability to differentiate what is good or what is bad for ourselves. The brain simply triggers the production of chemical reactions including cortisol, adrenaline, and dopamine to build temporary sensations and feelings of pleasure and gratification in the neuronal cells of the limbic system, located in the middle of the brain. The excess of such neurotransmitters and enzymes deteriorates the production of other neurotransmitters, originating psychosomatic reactions in the body, as well as limiting our effective brain functioning.
For the brain to physically work properly, it needs to receive four main types of nutrients on a daily basis to maintain its composition, being those, water, fat acids, glucose and mineral salts. However, this is not enough to increase our levels of consciousness. If an individual is only focused on maintaining its physical image, eating properly, but he/she has emotional dilemmas and uses its energy only on working out to hide such repressed feelings, its emotional, mental and spiritual health is unbalanced and compromising its brain frequencies by maintaining low levels of energetic vibrations. Same thing applies to people who spend their entire energy working, becoming addicted to continuously showing results to other people´s dreams to escape from their painful conflictive relationships at home. Lack of proper sleep, unconscious deceptional thoughts, and repressed emotions are consuming the inner energy of the person, preventing them to experience higher levels of consciousness estates. As a control panel, the brain is responsible for making the right connections from every lobe and hemisphere to gather information that is stored in the neurons in the form of memories of previously learned experiences, behaviors, feelings, emotions, sensations, to produce conscious thoughts and ideas that at the same time are planned, created, judged, analytically evaluated from the previously accumulated intellect to produce a decision, and ultimately convert them into actions in which we as living beings will express in the world
The question now relies on what expressions do we choose to manifest? How much of the knowledge that we have acquired, are we willing to share? How can we produce outcomes that really add value to our wellbeing and most importantly to the wellbeing of others? What type of genuine conscious actions are we going to take to manifest all the good things in life that we want?
A good way to start shifting into higher levels of consciousness, first involves taking responsibility for all of our current dilemmas and present situations and do a reality check list of what is currently affecting and blocking ourselves to move out of the conflicting or non-desirable situation. Then it is important to take the time to explore and reflect on possible ways that can help us change old habits and limiting paradigms. Do whatever it is necessary and commit with yourself to find the resources that best will suit your needs to change. Third and most important, is to develop new habits that will increase the level of serotonin, reduce the levels of dopamine action in the brain, as well as reduce the flow of cortisol and unnecessary adrenaline in the blood flow, in order to not only experience healthier, balanced, and higher brain frequencies, but also to increase the charge of energetic vibrations emanating from within you as a whole being to the world and the Universe.
Some immediate actions to consider as measurable and relatively easy to start putting into practice would be:
- Stay away from the cell phone, computer, and internet frequency waves when going to sleep at night, if possible, turn off all this equipment during your sleep time.
- Reduce the consumption of sugar.
- Consume Spirulina, a natural type of blue-green algae used as a dietary supplement, increases immunity, cleans blood, and enhances digestion, among many other benefits.
- Consume Cajun and pumpkin seeds which contain mineral salts to boost memory and regulate blood sugar levels.
- Consume Omega-3, essential brin health and for synaptic connections between neuronal cells, enhances cognitive function, modulates mood, and powerful antioxidant.
- Consume more vegetables rich in magnesium, zinc, and vitamins to enhance energy production, higher level of immunity, bone, and muscle strength, and reduces anxiety.
- Cook your own healthy food, as this guarantees you are focusing on healthy nutrients that you know only you have prepared. An excellent therapeutic practice.
- Be in constant contact with nature. Trees, and soil help to absorb lower frequencies and vibrations out of your body and increase your level of awareness around you.
- Meditate. This practice enhances the pineal gland, creates new neurons and synaptic connections and balances important neurotransmitters in the brain such as GABA.
- Practice giving without expectation of retribution more than receiving. This practice activates the mid brain and the subgenual area of the brain increasing endorphins and serotonin.
- Practice powerful thoughts every day before you sleep at night and before you get up in the morning as this re programs your subconscious mind and facilitates the process of reducing ruminating and repetitive negative thinking behaviors.
- Pay attention to your self-talk. Words are actions. Lethal actions!
- Find professional help on strategic approaches to help you elevate your paths of consciousness, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, mindfulness practices, hypnotherapy, life, and spiritual life coaching, among others.
From the spiritual perspective, it is crucial to understand that thoughts, emotions, knowledge, intellect, and everything that composes the self, is charged with energy that vibrates through our energetic layers or chakras in frequencies. When we are experiencing low frequency, levels based on negative emotions such as anger, guilt, and fear (under 175hz), the tendency of energy is to be denser and heavier, and the tendency of problems and painful experiences is to arise. Everything seems to be more difficult to accomplish because the brain is operating under stressful circumstances that produce cortisol and adrenaline. The other side of the coin shows that when we experience higher frequency levels based on willingness, courage, and acceptance (200 to 350hz), the energy increases its vibration and contributes to the balance and control of the self. Experiences require less effort to accomplish. Emotions that are based on the practicing peace, joy, love, and respect (above 400hz), are considered the highest level of frequency that a self-evolved human being can achieve. This kind of energy resonates with many of the highest consciously aware leaders known in history, such as Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Martin Luther, and many others.
I wish this article inspires readers to take good positive actions to benefit their wellbeing and encounter beautiful treasures of health, abundance, love, peace, and joy.
Feel free to comment or send me a note with your perceptions and thoughts.
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