Location: Sanctuary of the Warrior Monk — The Liberal Stronghold of Seattle
Date: 09 1117U FEB 17
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Binaural beats have been an absolute game changer for me over the years. Listening to them is one of the essential habits I fostered in 2016.
I always like to give credit where credit is due.
I first discovered binaural beats through Mike Cernovich. In the past, I thought about writing a full post about binaurals, but wanted to gain a little more experience before speaking on the topic.
I enjoy listening to EDM… or for my older audience, “electronic dance music.” The first binaural beats I listened to were the higher frequencies, the faster beats. I immediately associated binaurals with the genre of EDM.
EDM makes you want to move.
So do binaural beats…
Using binaural beats will place you in motion.
When the beat stops, the motion stops. Nick Kelly is correct when he says it feels like you’ve slammed on the brakes in a car.
I listened to binaurals in order to create the same energetic momentum you feel when dancing to house music. It’s a nice application, but it also falls short. You must experiment with various frequencies.
The frequencies you listen to matter.
Sometime this past summer, I stumbled upon these binaural tracks.
Around this time, I started to branch out from the electronic-style binaural beats and began experimenting with more ambient tracks and those containing Tibetan bowls. But it didn’t fully “click” with me yet.
Throughout the year, I would jump around from track to track and see which ones made me feel the best or most productive. I was in the initial stages of figuring out which frequencies resonated with me better.
When I first experimented with brainwave entrainment, binaural beats were just binaural beats. Some made you feel good, some wouldn’t make you feel anything, and a rare few would even give you a headache.
It all depends on the track and the frequency of the beat, and it’s up to you to figure out which ones work the best for you.
I unlocked the true potential of binaural beats when Nick Kelly wrote about the power of theta waves.
Until September, I had been listening to the higher frequencies, like alpha, beta, and gamma waves, and hadn’t spent much time testing out theta beats. Then, I finally realized the higher frequencies were less effective with me.
Theta waves are slower than the other frequencies, and can help you get into a trance-like state of deep meditation, creative thought, or flowing art.
Theta waves are golden.
But… I personally resonate with one final type of beat.
The lowest frequency. Delta waves. The waves in the playlist above.
Delta waves are beats within the 0.1 to 3.9 Hertz range.
Delta waves are the deepest and slowest waves.
They are associated with stages of deep sleep, relaxation, and restoration.
Theta waves are helpful, but time and time again I keep coming back to delta waves. Perhaps because they are so grounding.
I believe it took an over-charged, busy lifestyle to show me the true method of application for delta waves. I don’t listen to them all the time, but when I need to bring down my energy, relax, and think, I’ll throw on some delta waves.
I love sitting by the candle light or taking a late-night walk while listening to this playlist.
The sounds of running water, the ambient wilderness, and Native American flutes make me feel the Spirit of the land within my bones. There’s something about these tracks that create the elusive feeling of universal resonation.
Have you ever experimented with binaural beats?
Leave a comment below about your experiences, and what you have personally discovered with the various frequencies.
What resonates with you the most?
Remember, the higher frequencies are more energetic and lively while the lower frequencies are more relaxing and ethereal.
When you’re testing out new tracks, give them five to ten minutes before switching to something new. Your body and brain need time to adjust before you can determine a particular beat’s effectiveness.
Finally, here is one of my favorite playlists to listen to when I write or sit down to generate new ideas. These tracks are called the Solfeggio frequencies.
And stay tuned for my release of The Warrior Monk & The Temple of Iron.
Binaural beats have been an amazing resource while writing this book, and will even have their own chapter dedicated to them. You’ll get to read it very, very soon.
I hope you too can discover the cosmic hum,