by Amara Pagano

The Brain and Consciousness

I have been exploring some of the fascinating studies made by scientists and researchers on consciousness and the brain showing their relation and influence on our behavioral patterns.

Did you know that babies until age two experience life with delta brain waves? And that between age 2 and 6 they begin to experience theta frequency engaging imagination, which is why they mix the imaginary with the real. Between 6 and12 the alpha frequency level is accessed. And that marks the onset of consciousness.

Consciousness is not available to the child until age 6. So, the first 6 years are considered the programmable state. It is when children absorb, but do not differentiate. They take in but are not able to eliminate what is not good or helpful. All that the child experiences gets stored directly in the subconscious and later forms what we call the unconscious behavior.

We know that up to 95% of our behavior – the way we experience and respond to life – is governed by the subconscious and the habits created by the mind. Which means that the programming we received at a young age has a big effect on our entire lives!

We also know that when we become conscious of our unconscious behaviors we have the opportunity to integrate our past and re-pattern the brain response. So, what this points to, is how important it is to bring the unconscious into conscious.

As Carl Jung said, “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

I have been thinking a lot about this as I am preparing to teach Integrating Lower and Higher Self in Garrison, New York and Kisslegg, Germany next September. Why is it so important to raise our consciousness and what does this do for us? How does bringing our negativity into the light of awareness benefit our lives? Why explore in this way?

The answer is that with consciousness we are powerful beyond measure and can dissolve in the light of awareness those parts of us operating in the shadows. This is how we set ourselves free and begin to live by the guidance of our higher selves and the mystery of life.

Amara Pagano
About Amara Pagano
Amara is the founder of Azul™. She was trained by Gabrielle Roth in Waves & Heartbeat and has taught 5Rhythms® for 17 years. She has traveled the world spreading her unique voice in this work throughout countries in Europe, the Americas and Australia. Amara lives in Hawaii and is the co-founder of the global conscious movement community OneDanceTribe.
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The Brain and Consciousness