Level 3, Day 7: Reflection 3.1

So it’s now been (really, 7+ days) of doing Level 3 of the Brain Evolution System, which means it’s time for me to check in with how things are going, reflect on Level 3 so far, and think of some adjustments to make moving forward.

So far for me there have been three notable things about Level 3:

Emotions the Level 3 support video talks about how a lot of people feel a lot of emotions being brought up during this level, and I think that’s true for me. Its showing up in my everyday life, and in my dreams. My dreams seem to be doing a lot of emotional renewal for me lately, and as I’ve been going about my everyday life I feel more in touch with my feelings and at peace with them. If I notice sadness or loneliness, I feel okay with those things, which is really nice, actually.

Beta Brainwaves– The other interesting thing with Level 3 is the presence of beta-range brainwaves in the minor entrainment tier, which is somewhat counter-intuitive and new to this level. I think this is having a few effects: First, I feel refreshed and alert after each session, instead of groggy, which is nice. Secondly, I sometimes gain consciousness in the middle of my session, which is interesting.

Overall Contour– Finally, the overall pattern that my brainwaves seem to follow in this level is a little different. In both levels 1 and 2, I followed a pattern where it took 5-15 minutes to start entering a pretty deep state, stay mostly unconscious or at a deep state of relaxation for the middle of the program, then start to come out with 5 minutes or less left (or even 5 minutes AFTER the audio ended!). This level is a little different. It takes longer to “go under”, 10-20 minutes probably, and I stay under for 10-20 minutes (and in this level that feels like a REALLY long time for some reason), but start coming out earlier, usually with a couple minutes left in the audio.

Although there isn’t anything drastic happening aside from the emotional stuff, I’m enjoying Level 3 so far. Interested to see what new things will emerge as I get better trained to this level, so stay tuned!

Level 1, Day 7: Reflection 1.1

Seeing as today marked the end of my first “week” with the Brain Evolution System, it was time to take an intentional day off from using the audio and instead spend my daily 30 minutes in self-reflection. I first reflected on my goals for using the program, then spent 10 minutes in silent meditation, and then sat down to write this blog post and some other personal writings on my progress so far.

Here are the goals I came up with for using the BrainEv system:

  • Begin and boost a lifelong love and daily practice of meditation
  • Decrease stress levels and increase “being in a ‘flow state’” in my everyday life
  • Enable and support positive rewiring and reprogramming of my brain
  • Reach and explore new, deeper states of mind
  • Increase/enhance cognitive functioning

These self-reflection days will be especially great if I use them to practice longer and longer periods of silent mindfulness meditation. Right now 10 minutes seems like a long time and I get frustrated with how pervasive my thoughts are, but after 6 months of practice I’m sure that I’ll get very good at it, plus I’ll have developed a habit where EVERY DAY I spend 30 minutes to myself in some sort of meditative state.

Otherwise, I think my biggest challenge moving forward will be staying consistent in my practice, which I have full faith that I can. It wasn’t an INCREDIBLE first week, but I feel encouraged, and think that plenty of amazing things lie ahead not just in the next week, or even Level 1, but in the entire program.

If you want to come join me on this journey, BrainEv offers a free MP3 of their program for you to try out! Grab it here.