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Brain/Mind Growth: Awakened Mind Audios for Meditation, Daily Life, and Deep Sleep
We have an exciting update to the Juice Feasting Program to share with you today that is going to add a new depth to your experience, and help in a significant way in working with the mental, emotional, and spiritual transformation and growth encouraged by Juice Feasting.
Today you are going to learn about a technology that we began using during the 2008 Global Juice Feast (!) and continue with incredible results in improved memory, emotional poise, deep sleep, creativity, and even physical health (this technology causes a release of crucial anti-aging hormones such as DHEA). I (David) have been meditating and praying for years, practicing speed reading and other mental development techniques, and have found this to be a significant addition to Juice Feasting and our whole Integral Life Practice matrix. If you want to more deeply shift your life during this Juice Feast, you will find that Binaural Audio Tracks will integrate seamlessly into your Program.
As you are well aware, The 92-Day Juice Feasting Program we have designed for you, and continually update, is not limited to physical transformation. We recognize that for a dietary and physical health shift to stick, it needs to be joined by healing, abundance, and depth of experience in the other lines of personal development. To put it another way, we eat at the level at which we want to achieve, and the level at which we achieve depends on other avenues of personal development that simultaneously include and transcend our food.
Today we want to share with you a mental, emotional, and spiritual development tool we have discovered that is certain to add a great depth to your life experience for the rest of your life.
How would you like to:
+ Sleep more deeply
+ Be more mindful
+ Find the underlying issues behind your eating of less than the best foods a thing of the past
+ Lower your stress levels dramatically
+ Handle stress with the equanimity of an enlightened sage
+ Create remarkable improvements in your mental and emotional health, even in areas that have stubbornly resisted change with other approaches
+ Dramatically increase your production of vital (and very pleasurable) brain chemicals related to your longevity, well-being, and quality of life.
Welcome to a huge development in the science of brain and mind development called Binauaral Audio, or Brain/Mind Entrainment.
The field of binaural beat technologies has exploded in the last 15 years. Binaural beats are audio tracks that play slightly differently in each ear, creating brainwave states that are conducive to better work, deeper meditation and mind training, and kosmically deep sleep. First, we will look at Meditation, then Daily Life tracks you can use while working, reading, journaling, or creating new ideas; and finally tracks that work well for deeeeeep sleep.
Here is how I use these various tracks in my daily life:
+ Meditation: I have used The Holosync Program since 2008, and the iAwake Profound Meditation Program since 2011. Both are excellent. Beyond the tracks themselves, I like both programs for the incredible job they do in educating you about binaural beats, meditation, and the process of genuine life transformation into higher, wider, more skillful ways of being and knowing.
I have also been using Dr. Jeffrey Thompson’s Awakened Mind CD, which induces the same brainwave patterns as observed in decades-long meditating monks. This CD is not an educational program like the Holosync and Profound Mediation Programs are, but the technology behind the tracks themselves is based on years of research, and is excellent to integrate with meditation.
+ While Researching/Writing: iAwake has a Flow State track that I listen to when I am researching and writing (Holosync has come out with a Flow State track in the last few months – I have not reviewed it yet, but if the rest of their tracks and dedication to excellence is any indication, I am sure it is excellent).
+ Sleep: There are many excellent options here. The Profound Meditation Program by iAwake has a Delta Sleep track which is very, very pleasurable to listen to – and I have never heard more than 15 minutes of it without falling deeply asleep.
Dr. Jeffrey Thompson also has several Delta Sleep CDs with binaural beats that are overlayed with nature sounds – and I recommend his work highly.
+ Healing States and Beneficial Hormones: As Bill Harris from Centerpointe will tell you, there is a whole cascade of positive hormones and healing systems in your physiology that are released when you listen to binaural tracks. If I am feeling unwell, run down, or am working very hard, long hours and think that I may get run down, I listen to these binaural tracks while working and in the evening to help my system reorganize and stay well.
+ Compassion and Love: A lot of compassion and love arises from having the interior space to hold the care and concerns of others. These human capacities are also generated by witnessing your own human experience, and seeing what it has in common with all people. Meditating with binaural tracks increases your interior presence of mind, a feeling of space, the ability to hold more in your mind (such as what is going on for others), and it increases your compassion for others as you see that the human mind produces everything under the sun, and the human experience is a vast territory that is best traversed with others who love and understand us. Meditating cultivates the ability to do this, and binaural beat technologies helps you on your way… at least that is what I and hundreds of thousands of others have gratefully found.
Audio Tracks & Deeper Meditation
At home, use binaural beat technologies for brain/mind entrainment during meditation. Three that I am fond of and use are: The Profound Meditation Program by iAwake, Holosync by Centerpointe Research, and The Awakened Mind System by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson. All are audio tracks that you listen to during meditation to entrain your brain more effectively – more efficiently – than meditation practice alone.
First, let’s look at why meditation (mind training) is important (it’s about accelerated evolutionary growth).
“The whole point of authentic contemplation is simply to accelerate the growth, development, or evolution from the subconscious to the self-conscious to the superconscious dimensions of your own Being. We now have abundant evidence that meditation does not alter or change the basic stages of the development of consciousness, but it does remarkably accelerate that development. Meditation speeds up evolution. It accelerates the remembering and the re-discovery of the Spirit that you eternally are. Meditation quickens the rate that acorns grow into oaks, that humans grow into God.”
– Ken Wilber, One Taste
Meditation practice accelerates growth and development to higher capacities of being and knowing.
Why? Because at its heart, meditation is a practice of watching – of bare witnessing – what is arising in your own mind. It is training of your mind to watch whatever comes up without losing focus, and with love for everything witnessed… all the beauty, ugliness, saintliness, sin, creativity, desire, love, hatred, hilariousness, good intentions, colors, sounds, feelings, thoughts… you name it. The practice of meditation is one of Witnessing all of THAT as objects.
This accomplishes an incredible thing: your life as you have been experiencing it becomes the object of your awareness… you are the witness of your life, your thoughts, feelings, desires… As your ability to witness persistently – unflinchingly – grows, you become less attached to your life as-it-is. All the thought forms and feelings and actions of your life become curiosities to investigate – objects to create with – instead of territory to defend.
In your daily life, meditation helps you develop the ability to act with more freedom and equanimity because your “self” is not in danger of being lost – it is impermanent and ever-evolving, so you allow the continued letting go and reorganizing of your self at higher levels of being and knowing to happen more effortlessly, gracefully, and happily.
Ken Wilber writes of this process in The Eye of Spirit:
…as the self identifies with each basic level or wave of consciousness, the self is thoroughly embedded in those structures, fused with those structures, so much so that they cannot be seen or experienced as an object. The actual subjective structures of the self, at that state, are unconscious; they are the embedded-unconscious. They are part of the seer, and thus cannot themselves be seen—not at that level, anyway. At the next stage, the self will dis-embed from those structures (dis-identify with them, detach, differentiate, transcend), and then identify with the next higher level, which will then constitute the embedded-self, whose structures the self cannot see as object, and thus whose structures constitute the embedded-unconscious at that stage. Development is a constant process of embedding and dis-embedding, identifying with and then transcending.
Growth always involves a process of differentiation, of emergence from embeddedness, thus creating out of the former subject a new object to be taken by the new subjectivity. This movement involves what Piaget calls “de-centration,” the loss of an old center, and what we might call “re-centration,” the recovery of a new center.
Notice the words… embedded, dis-embedded, de-centration, re-centration – the recovery of a new center. How does Meditation accomplish this, and make development move more swiftly? Wilber continues:
Meditation sooner or later begins to dislodge the embedded-self and the embedded-unconscious. By assuming a witnessing stance of mindfulness, one’s subjective structures start to become objective, and thus one begins to dis-identify or detach from one’s present level of development (the embedded-self is loosened and dislodged from its given subjective attachment; the embedded-unconscious is de-embedded).
In other words, we move through stages of development, and moving through stages means leaving former stages behind (like going from simple math to pre-algebra to geometry and calculus). But we can get stuck – or doggedly attached to a particular stage (be it an idea, a working relationship, a way of being, a level of mental development) long after it has served its usefulness in our development. We must dis-embed from the current stage of affairs to move to a higher stage of self-expression.
Meditation – due to the state-training, mind-training nature of witnessing – helps us be less attached, and thus loosens up, dislodges, or dis-embeds us from current stages to developmentally evolve to new higher stages, while still retaining the benefits and abilities we achieved at former stages (such as going through math class from 1st grade addition/subtraction to 12th grade Algebra… we don’t lose the knowledge of addition/subtraction… those classes are transcended and included in future classes, or mathematical developmental stages).
Now you can begin to see where Meditation serves your capacities for growth. Just how effective is Meditation in accelerating learning and growth? Here is Wilber in Integral Spirituality on “The Effects of States on Stages”:
There is another reason that religions, in order to act as the great conveyor belt of humanity, should incorporate meditative, contemplative, and non-ordinary states (gross, subtle, causal, non-dual) into their curricula, and that is not just to stop forcing kids into raves and grown adults into tent revivals, but for the profoundly beneficial effect that states have on stages. As we saw: the more you experience various states, the more quickly you develop through the stages.
Under no circumstances that we are aware of can you skip stages in any line—stages cannot be skipped—but considerable research has demonstrated that the more you experience meditative or contemplative states of consciousness, the faster you develop through the stages of consciousness. No other single practice or technique—not therapy, not breath-work, not transformative workshops, not role-taking, not hatha yoga—has been empirically demonstrated to do this. Meditation alone has done so. For example, whereas around 2% of the adult population is at second tier, after 4 years of meditation, that 2% goes to 38% in the meditation group. This is truly staggering research.
As we saw, the reason meditation does so is simple enough. When you meditate, you are in effect witnessing the mind, thus turning subject into object—which is exactly the core mechanism of development (“the subject of one stage becomes the object of the subject of the next”).
So no matter what general stage you are at when you begin (red, amber, orange, green, etc.), you can directly experience meditative or contemplative or ecstatic or non-ordinary states (gross, subtle, causal, non-dual), and not only do those states carry profound experiences themselves, they will accelerate your growth and development through the stages.
Now that we have covered why your mind and the life it generates is massively benefited in concrete ways by Meditation, we will leave you in this section with the audio tracks best suited to dial up and deepen your practice.
Based on Dr. Gerald Oster's original research and their own research and experimentation, Bill Harris and Centerpointe Research Institute have created a very powerful audio technology called Holosync, which they place inaudibly beneath peaceful music and environmental sounds. You listen to it while you pray or meditate for 30-60 minutes each day (we do it as an amazing start to each day). Many people call it "instant meditation"- but it's much more than that.
Experiencing deep meditative states each day provides a super-enriched environment for your nervous system, causing enormous (and very beneficial) changes in the brain.
What they are actually doing is gradually giving the nervous system more input (of a very precise nature) than it can handle... the way it is currently structured ...in much the same way exercise gives your body more than it can handle physically, pushing it to grow stronger.
The brain's response? Reorganization at a higher level. Creation of new neural pathways. Increased communication between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, leading to what scientists call "whole-brain functioning."
+ Profoundly deep meditation
+ Dramatic increases in the production of a whole variety of beneficial brain chemicals, including pleasure-causing endorphins, as well as a number of others proven to slow aging and increase longevity and well-being
+ The release and falling away of dysfunctional mental and emotional patterns (such as anger, fear, anxiety, depression, sadness, substance abuse, self limitations, etc.), even those that have stubbornly resisted other methods
+ Increased learning ability, enhanced creativity, greater intuition, improved focus and concentration, and (even more amazing) greatly increased personal self- awareness (scientists call this combination "whole brain functioning")
+ Dramatically lower stress levels, and an increased ability to deal with whatever comes at you from the world, calmly and clearly. You become more relaxed, less anxious, more centered, more peaceful, and more connected to others
+ Achievement becomes easier, and without the same feelings of anxiety and stress. Taking the risks necessary for success doesn't seem so scary anymore. Good things begin to just "happen" in such a way they almost seem to fall right into your lap
+ The need for sleep decreases, yet aliveness, vitality and energy increase.
Excited? Intrigued? For more, Holosync has a great page available to everyone so that you can learn much more about it.
What you now have available to you is an addition to Juice Feasting that will serve as another incredible Life Practice for you long after you have completed your Feast, and will, like Juice Feasting, benefit you immensely for the rest of your life.
We are so pleased to bring you this significant update to the Juice Feasting Program, and look forward to hearing how you benefit from it.
The Awakened Mind System by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson
We all seek a state of higher consciousness that awakens and enlivens our whole being. Masters of meditation and yoga, great artists, inventors, and highly accomplished people in many walks of life have learned to develop and live from such a state.
British researcher and Zen master C. Maxwell Cade spent decades analyzing the brainwave patterns of these extraordinary people. He discovered that they each shared a common pattern of brainwaves, which Cade called the Awakened Mind Pattern, and which he believed held the key to tapping into one’s highest potential.
Created by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, The Awakened Mind System 2.0 uses breakthrough audio recording processes to help you access this brainwave pattern so that you can directly experience the enormous benefits of this heightened state of consciousness.
Dr. Thompson embeds inaudible pulses of sound that mirror the Awakened Mind Pattern into an ambient musical soundtrack. As you listen, your own brainwaves begin to reflect the Awakened Mind pattern, drawing you easily into states of deep insight, clarity of mind, creative inspiration and peak performance.
Listen as soft background music while working, painting, writing, or enjoying other creative activities. Daily use trains your brain to draw on your deepest capacities and abilities wherever and whenever you need them.
– Based on over 15 years of pioneering clinical research – Use with headphones or ordinary speakers – Contains no spoken words or subliminal messages
Dr. Jeffrey Thompson’s pioneering work with thousands of patients has led to groundbreaking discoveries in how sound frequency patterns built into musical soundtracks induce brainwave entrainment. Fortune 500 companies, healthcare professionals, clinics, hospitals, meditation groups, and individuals worldwide use Dr. Thompson’s audio programs for deep relaxation, healing, inner exploration, and meditation.
The Profound Meditation Program by iAwake and John Dupuy
This program is profound. Having done binaural beat technology for years, and based on the experience and data from users and developers, I can tell you that this is a next-level brainwave entrainment program.
Enjoy uncommonly deep and transformative meditation on a daily basis.
A seamless, multi-layered blend of innovative audio entrainment techniques, psycho-acoustic principles and exclusive biofield entrainment technology.
Experience exceptional brainwave and subtle energetic entrainment without the unnatural, “forced” feeling of other brainwave entrainment programs.
Runs the gamut from some of the highest brainwave states (Hyper-Gamma – 120 Hz) to the deepest (Epsilon – 0.001 Hz).
Benefit from PMP 3.0’s advanced technology to gently and pervasively “push” your brain and nervous system toward higher levels of functioning and well-being, without the unnecessary and prolonged overwhelm incurred by other entrainment systems.
Includes the elusive “Evolved Mind” brainwave pattern discovered by C. Maxwell Cade (i.e., simultaneous Alpha, Theta and Delta brainwave patterns).
Scalable to 20-min meditation sessions.
Will continue to accelerate increased meditative absorption even when used daily for months and years.
Enjoy the “field effect,” typically only experienced at meditation retreats, in the comfort of your own home.
The Solfeggio Scale
Every vibration has its own frequency. When the mind and body is tuned to Solfeggio frequencies, you can easily achieve a greater sense of awakening and deep healing. Solfeggio frequencies are an important part of the fabric of the Kosmos. Solfeggio frequencies align you with rhythms and tones that organize your nervous system and also connect you with the universe. Many listeners consider these tones to bring spiritual blessings in life.
Below is a beautiful audio recording you can listen to at any time during your Juice Feast to calm, restore, and uplift you using all 9 Solfeggio Frequencies. We highly recommend it, and its free :)
Time Stamps and Benefits:
00:00:00 : 174 Hz : Relieves Pain & Stress
00:09:00 : 285 Hz : Heals Tissues & Organs
00:18:00 : 396 Hz : Eliminates Fear
00:27:00 : 417 Hz : Wipes out Negativity
00:36:00 : 528 Hz : Repairs DNA, Brings Positive Transformation
00:45:00 : 639 Hz : Brings Love & Compassion in Life
00:54:00 : 741 Hz : Detoxifies Cells & Organs
01:03:00 : 852 Hz : Awakens Intuition, Raises Energy at Cellular Level
01:12:00 : 963 Hz : Connects to Higher Self.