Common steps and sub-activities
You can use a real metronome, or you can use a CD or a computer program of which there are many. These are just two examples, the advertising literature that accompanies another is shown below, the description does not make it clear, but you hear the beat of a metronome and it induces a theta state – which is actually just a phsyical manifestation of a functional state.
This CD is one long track of a continuous Metronome sound for aiding meditation and perception enhancement. It achieves this by helping to slow down brainwave activity to the levels associated with deep relaxation and altered states of consciousness. Theta brain waves are associated strongly with creativity, emotional balance and enhanced psychic experiences.
Track 1. Metronome (67 mins)
A big advantage of this recording is that you don't have to use headphones to achieve the theta brainwave state.
Benefits of the Theta brain wave state:
Deep relaxation, increased clarity, perception and intuition – connecting with Theta gives you all the benefits of deep relaxation and a bridge to the subconscious mind. Theta is where your “gut feel” instincts come alive and your perceptions become more acute.
Heightened creativity and emotional balance – because the Theta state is linked to creative expression and a more emotional connection to things, then it can help unlock your artistic talent in writing or other imaginative and inventive endeavors. Theta can give your thoughts a livelier spark with greater fluency. Feel the creative, emotional life and access Theta!!
Greater energy levels, lower stress and a strengthened immune system – with the benefits of deep relaxation, people report lower anxiety levels and calmness in their relationship to the world. Less stress brings all the rewards of a robust immune system.
Advanced problem solving and enhanced memory – while the Alpha state lifts your basic problem solving skills, Theta boosts it up a notch with the ability to get past mental blocks and allay the confusion that can occur in the Beta awakened state. One can feel more settled and see problems in their broadest sense. The Theta state is also linked to an increase in long-term memory resolution.
Spiritual connection, euphoria, benevolence and empathy – much evidence suggests that people can experience a profound connection to all things – a more spiritual, enlightened state of being while in the Theta brainwave state. Metaphysically Theta is associated with the plant kingdom.
Enhanced psychic experiences - the Theta state can induce various psychic phenomena and altered states of consciousness such as paranormal visions, ESP, OBE’s, ability to see auras and many others.