There are different types of brainwaves, operating at different frequencies, and they change depending on what a person is thinking about, doing, or feeling.
Slower brainwaves are usually linked to dreamy-states, or when we feel tired, sluggish and ‘spaced-out’. Higher frequencies come to the fore when we’re active, or feeling ‘wired’, high, or focused and on the alert.
The speed that these ‘brainwaves’ pulse at is measured in Hertz, or cycles per second.
HOW BRAINWAVES AFFECT OUR HEALTH
A human being’s brainwaves reflect what’s going on in our bodies and psyches - and is also affected by a number of external factors, as we’re describing in these posts.
When our brainwaves aren’t ‘working’ properly, that can cause all sorts of mental, emotional and physical health issues, including:
- Aggressive behavior
- Nerve pain
- ADD / ADHD
- Chronic pain
- Panic attacks
ALL OF THIS STUFF IS CONNECTED TO THE C-PTSD IDEAS WE ALREADY COVERED IN PREVIOUS POSTS
You can refresh your memory about how trauma, and especially C-PTSD type trauma affects our perception and behavior (and consequently also our mental, emotional and physical health…) by taking a look at these posts:
- The four stress responses, and how they shape your emotional reactions
- The one minute definition of C-PTSD
To put this another way, when someone’s BRAINWAVES are out of sync, they’ll often have serious mental, emotional and physical health problems.
Trauma, especially chronic trauma and abuse in childhood, plays havoc with a growing brain (that’s the C-PTSD link).
BUT, brainwaves can and ARE also affected by external issues too, including the geo-magnetic forces of planet earth, the sun’s cosmic rays that bombard the planet in the form of radiation and the solar wind, and other disruptions to the earth’s electro-magnetic fields that are caused by other perturbations in the celestial realm.
(In every sense of the word, ‘celestial’….)
TO PUT THIS ANOTHER WAY….
The neurons in the brain are part of every thought, word and deed we undertake in our lives. The way these neurons communicate with each other, bio-electrically, is referred to as ‘brainwaves’.
The brain has a number of different brainwaves, and depending on which pattern of ‘brainwave’ is the strongest at any given time, a person will feel drowsy / alert / high / low / tuned-in / spaced-out / happy / sad / relaxed / stressed, etc.
In turn, these feelings lead to physiological processes being triggered in the body (also bio-electrically), that directly impact physical health.
(More on this in the next post, BH.)
As well as being affected by a person’s own thoughts, words and actions, brainwaves are also affected by changes in the environment, and especially in the electro-magnetic fields of planet earth.
A big solar storm or solar flare can bombard the planet with enough low-level radiation (‘cosmic rays’) to create big changes in the earth’s own electromagnetic field, directly affecting the ‘vibration of creation’ that humans (and all other living creatures) are attuned to.
This directly affects our bodies’ bio-rhythms, moods, and mental states.
I’m going to develop this idea in much greater detail in a future post, but scientific studies are showing that one of the best ways to get your brainwaves functioning at an optimal level is to spend some time every talking to God, in quiet meditation on the meaning of life.
There’s a bunch of scientific studies that back this up, and BH I’ll pull that stuff together for a future post.
But let’s conclude with this: the best way of maintaining the correct ‘vibration of creation’ that will lead to optimal mental, emotional and physical health is by regularly talking to God.
In the next post, we’ll look at some of the research linking solar activity to big spikes in heart attacks, strokes and other physical health issues.