Accessing the ALPHA state through Meditation
Cycles per second Type of brain wave Activities
21 > 14 BETA Fully Conscious / Awake – the conscious mind is busy, concentrating
14 > 7 ALPHA Light Sleep / Dreams / Meditation / Daydreams/ Creative Visualization / Connection to the subconscious
7 > 4 THETA Deep Sleep / Lucid dreaming / Deep Trance / Deep Hypnosis
3 > 1 DELTA Very deep sleep or an unconscious state and engaged in this state
When the mind is in alpha state it is in an extremely receptive mode. This is the time when we are more likely to have bursts of insight. When the body is relaxed and the linear thinking mind has quieted down, the holistic, symbolically oriented, intuitive receptive process has room to play.
Using Creative Visualization to Connect to your Intuition
Once your body and mind are calm and receptive you are open to receive intuitive guidance, creative insight, and leaps in problem-solving. The intuitive, creative mind responds to colors, sounds, smells, and touch and speaks in symbols and metaphors. You can use visualization to prime yourself to receive information. An important aspect of visualization is not trying too hard. Attempt to not do, but rather receive. Wait and see what happens. Be in the spirit of play and exploration. See it as a game.
The Collective Unconscious through Movement
The microcosm is a representation of the macrocosm which is to say that when you come into this room you bring with you all of your thoughts, your history, and your beliefs, as well as all of your hopes, dreams, and creative potential. Through group movement we start to play with the imagery that arises and becomes a shared experience. While on the one hand, the experience we create is fresh and in-the-moment, it also carries with it the collective experience of all of humanity through time.
Now let’s dance!
Nothing connects you to your fluid, creative spirit like moving without judgment, with joy, for no reason, with your fellow life travelers!