Kim Bach told me on jaiku this morning that he missed my blogging. I must admit that I have turned into an “infrequent blogger” lately. There’s just so many other things on my mind these days.
I have found out what I like to do when I take time off. Off the internet, off work and just being me, so these days I am doing a lot of painting, a lot of guitarplaying a lot of remodifying ( t-shirts, furniture, you name it) and a lot of cleaning up on every level of my life. Sounds deep ? well it kinda is. It needs to be if Im gonna keep my calm these days and not getting stressed out.
so what do YOU love to do ? and are you doing it when you are taking time off ?
This weekend I took my favorite man and went on a mental training workshop by Susan Ekberg. It was a real mental kick and I got so much out of it. Among other things she talked about the pulsefrequency of the brain which I want to share with ya’ll.
The pulsefrequency of the brain is how fast your neural network ( neurons in singular) is operating.
When you are awake and in “normal mode” (acting, talking, walking) your pulsefrequency is 21 hertz(beta mode).
when you are deep asleep you’re in deltamode and your pulsefrequency of the brain is about 3-4 hertz
when you are asleep but not deeply you are in tetra mode.
What you really want to achieve as much as possible for your creativity is alfa mode. Alfa mode is a pulsefrequency of 10 hertz. It is best described as being the mode when your body is relaxed to complete harmony, but your not asleep. It is often achieved through meditation. This is supposedly the optimal place to start incubation and creativity.
The nature swings with 10 hertz pulsefrequency – which is probably one of the reasons that one of the cures for stress is to send people tree hugging.
the alfa frequency is also the frequency that the collective intelligence is on.
On my alfa frequency these days I just let things come to me.. and it’s making me a better and more reflective/creative person.
If there’s anyone out there that knows about any books on this subject I would love to hear from you.