Delta state Meditation

The first thing I will do is slow my heart rate down and alter my state; an altered state of consciousness. I will drop into my heart. I will take nice long deep breaths for a minute or so. It used to take several minutes to alter my state of consciousness, through deep breathing, and now it happens much faster. Once my heart rate drops I drop into a state, somewhere between being asleep, and being awake. When people are in deep meditation they are said to be in the Theta State. It’s where most people are when they are drifting off to sleep. It’s a great state for harnessing your creativity. It’s why so many incredible ideas come in meditation. The Delta State is the next level. Your brain waves are even slower. This is the state where you can bring your light from your body and travel. However, we are only going to dabble in that in this book. In the Delta State you enter the realms of deep unconscious and intuitive insight. It’s very easy to drift off to sleep once you get to this stage, and so the trick is to enter these realms somewhere between Theta and Delta and at the same time remain alert and functional. This takes practise.

A great way to do this is to fill a glass right to the top (maybe use plastic to start) with water and sit in a chair. Hold the glass of water in your hands, and start to breathe deeply. You can have your eyes open or closed. Breathe deeply, and slow your heart rate down, and you will feel your state change as you drop down though the levels and come into your centre, your heart space. The aim is to be able to stay in this altered state of consciousness, where intuitive insight comes to you, without spilling the water. You will get wet a few times and that’s OK. Practise makes perfect.

Sargeant, Jerry. Star Magic: Heal the You-Niverse: Rooted in love, not in logic (p. 74). Inner Traditions/Bear & Company. Kindle Edition.