Caffeine Puts the Body in “Flight or Fight” Response
In these modern times, we have never been busier, correct? To meet the challenges of our demanding daily lives, our favorite caffeinated beverage becomes our life preserver! Caffeine is a highly addictive drug, but it’s how it effects our body that’s the issue.
I recently started “floating” every day, which is lying in a 94-degree Epsom salt bath/sensory deprivation tank for 1 ½ hours per day. Now, in a very short period, these deep states of daily meditation, 44 days in a row so far, have ignited the first stages of clairaudience for me, which is hearing the voices of higher dimensional beings. I have also started to have many inner visions.
In the beginning, I was still taking my normal large amounts of daily caffeine, and I came to realize this was hindering my brain waves from slowing down to get to the deeper states of relaxation/meditation, where the magic happens. Caffeine may help get us through the day, but it also activates our adrenal glands, spikes our cortisol levels, and puts us in a “flight or fight” response.
Different Brain Wave States
Any process that changes your perception, changes your brainwaves.
High Beta is on the upper end of the Beta Wave Hz chart, with very fast brain wave activity, as it is induced by stress, caffeine, stimulants, worry, fear, etc. (Not an ideal state for those on the spiritual path!)
Beta Waves (12 to 38 Hz) – This is our normal waking state. Our brain waves our fast as we are interacting with and evaluating our environment/reality with our five senses.
Alpha Waves (8 to 12 Hz) – Alpha brainwaves are the resting state of the brain, calmness, relaxation, mild meditative state, being in the “now”, and being “present”.
Theta Waves (3 to 8 Hz) – Theta brainwaves occur most often in sleep. They are also prevalent in deep meditation and associated with connecting to our subconscious mind. Our senses get withdrawn from the outer world and focus on the inner world.
Delta Wave (.5 to 3 Hz) – Delta brainwaves are very slow and generated in the deepest meditative states. They also suspend our external awareness and induce a state of deep restorative sleep, needed so much for healing.
Accessing Your Subconscious While Conscious
So, I hope you can see how taking in too much caffeine keeps us in the higher/faster brain wave states, which keep us more alert, but never allows us to access alpha or theta in our waking moments. Even when we try to meditate, the caffeine will stop us from reaching these deeper states, stop us from being “present” and in the “now”, and our meditation practice will be significantly hindered because of it, most of the time without us even being aware of it.
In my personal life, I still do take some caffeine, but never before floating or meditation, and I have greatly reduced my daily intake. My floating experiences have taken my spiritual practice through the roof, and I will continue to do it every day, as long as I possibly can.
I have many friends who are clairvoyant and clairaudient, but most of them have had it since an early age. This is not the case for me. I have never had any of these abilities, but they are developing quickly. Since I started floating, I have been able to be conscious while in the deeper states, where I am accessing my subconscious, therefore consciously reprogramming it to my exact specifications for how I choose my life to be……..and it’s just the beginning.
This is just food for thought from my personal experience, and I hope you can get something out of it. We are all on this journey together, and I plan on sharing my experiences with you, in the hopes that you may take something positive out of them. If you have any experiences, tips, or tricks, I would love to hear from you.
If you want to learn more about this, I recommend the following Youtube channels: Higher Self, Universe Inside You & Magenta Pixie
As always, I would love to hear your comments and answer any questions……