My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get a new idea, I start at once building it up in my imagination, and make improvements and operate the device in my mind. When I have gone so far as to embody everything in my invention, every possible improvement I can think of, and when I see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form the final product of my brain. ~ Nikola Tesla
Ever hear of Nicola Tesla?
In short, he believed that energy could be passed from one object to another without wires. He proved it many times in a lab by generating power to a light bulb more than 7 feet away without the use of wires. He believed that the energy of brainwaves could be used to affect the world and reality. In other words, he believed you could tap into the natural energy of the Earth to affect an intended target.
I’m sharing this with you not only because it’s interesting, but because I believe using the power of your brainwaves can help you reach your desired goals.
I have learned that there are basically four types of brain waves:
- Beta (alert, working)
- Alpha (relaxed, reflecting)
- Theta (drowsy, daydreaming)
- Delta (sleep, dreaming, or even dreamless sleep).
Alpha waves are most interesting. When our brains generate Alpha waves, we are virtually on the same ‘wavelength’ as the Earth. So, in a sense, when we are in a relaxed, reflective state, we are we are ‘one’ with the Earth.
Theta waves are where creativity is born. When we are in a daydream state, we can come up with our most creative ideas. Tesla’s quote above implies that when we are in a drowsy, daydreaming state, we can come up with our best thoughts, plans and goals.
Some of the best ways to reach these brain states are through meditation, sitting quietly and relaxing, or simply allowing your mind to get quiet, still and just be.
In these relaxed, empty places, Alpha waves connect the Theta and Beta states.
When most people daydream, they start in a Theta state, then jump straight into Beta without allowing Alpha waves to make important connections. Tesla, on the other hand, suggests we start daydreaming in Theta, then reflect and consider in Alpha before we move to the active Beta state. Allow your mind to dream, reflect, ponder and then take action to reach your goals.
For example, how often do you daydream about your goals in weight loss? Do you sit and daydream about what you will do when you are thin and healthy? Where will you go? What will you wear? Will you do your hair differently? Is it a different color? Will you be in another city? Will you have another job? Will you be with a partner?
Active daydreaming means seeing yourself as if what you dream about is already a reality. This type of thought allows your Theta and Alpha waves to think outside of the box. Your mind’s eye can envision a whole new reality before you even take the first step.
I challenge you to think like Tesla: Construct your life in your daydreams as a thin, healthy person. Include all aspects of your life that will change once you reach your goal weight. Work out the kinks in your mind by allowing your Alpha and Theta states to wander. See the end picture and envision all those things that you imagine would make you happy. See your life working effortlessly. Spend a day in that life, from waking to sleeping; what would you be doing differently?
Spend at least 10 minutes a day allowing your daydream come to life in your mind.
If you can dream it, you can achieve it. Like Tesla, allow your active daydreams to manifest a new reality.
Use the energy in your mind to create the results you want in the outside world. Before you know it, your inner light, like Tesla’s light bulb, will shine, effortlessly.
Do you have a picture in your minds eye of what life would be like at a thin and healthy weight? I would LOVE to hear about it, please feel free to post your reply below!!!