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Emotional Clearing

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In processing feelings, brainwave frequency slows down to the alpha state level of activity or lower, inducing relaxation and healing. If you work on yourself in the alpha state, you have a tremendous advantage. Integration proceeds almost by itself, and the Witness is easily activated. Direct experience of feelings can be best accomplished in the alpha state during processing (although it also can be done in activity, when the event is taking place). When you first sit to work with feelings, you may not be aware of feelings that are affecting you because they are suppressed.

Alpha State opens the door
to the subconscious

When you allow yourself to enter the alpha state as I described, suppressed feelings will spontaneously begin to jump into your awareness as the subconscious cleanses. Just sitting still gives the subconscious the opportunity to bring its suppressed contents to consciousness for healing and clearing.

Alpha state refers to the rate of electrical vibrations of the brain. The normal waking rate, the beta state, is from 13 to 30 cycles per second. In alpha, brainwaves slow down to between 8 to 12 cycles per second. You can even go deeper, as you acquire expertise in processing, entering the theta state of 4 to 7 cycles per second. Much research has been done on the benefits of the alpha state. Healing occurs naturally and the conscious mind is relaxed. The body is relaxed and feels different. Processing begins: The Higher Self and the Witness begin to function. The psychic abilities are awakened. Sensitivity to the energy flow (as perceived through the feelings) increases. Visualizations and affirmations are more effective. Clearing begins, almost spontaneously. Integration is facilitated.

Although the alpha state may be induced satisfactorily by meditative skills, an interesting and helpful aid in learning how to achieve this state is through the use of entrainment technology. Entrainment means applying an outside influence on the brain to bring the vibrations to the desired level. Entrainment may be effected through several avenues, but I prefer using sound, having found it easy and effective. The sound vibration is coordinated with the target brainwave frequency. When consciously used along with the proper exercises, the alpha state can be achieved effortlessly.

Entrainment aids usually come in the form of sound wave tapes and CDs or “mind machines.” In both cases, earphones are worn for best results. I would recommend that the material does not contain any spoken or musical information in addition to the entraining frequencies. Spoken accompaniment that is often included in these tapes is intended to reprogram the subconscious, of which I am not in favor. Our goal is to access the deeper healing states and to bring about healing through self-processing, not reprogramming. But do not feel you are at a disadvantage if you do not have the assistance of entrainment technology – people have meditated successfully for centuries without it, and your eventual goal is to not be dependent on it.

 
 

© 2004 John Ruskan / The Institute for Integrative Processing