How Theta All BeganIn the 1990s in Idaho, Vianna Stibal stumbled upon a remarkable discovery. Not only did she have the natural gift to ‘read’ inside people’s bodies with great accuracy but she could also witness their healings unfolding right in front of her inner eye. This was quite interesting since she herself was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in her right leg. The biopsy left her with excruciating pain and on crutches for six weeks but she continued to give massages and intuitive readings to people never the less. The doctors claimed that the best option to save her life was to amputate her leg, but certain that the Creator of All There Is could heal in an instant, she trusted that the way would be shown to her.
Vianna tells how one day while limping down the street it occurred to her that if she could witness others heal, maybe she could also heal herself and in that moment God responded to her affirmation and her leg returned to its normal length. The swelling went down and during the next check up there was no sign of cancer. With great enthusiasm, she began practicing this healing technique with her clients and the word started to get out. Within a few months, there were people flocking to Idaho Falls from all over the country. Vianna did not exactly know why the healing occurred but after doing some thorough research, she concluded that she must be slowing her brain waves to theta while witnessing the healing which allows the healing to solidify most effectively. She began to teach this method to anyone who cared to listen and named it, Theta Healing.
What is Theta?
You wake up in the morning, still under the spell of your night’s dream, trying to memorize its details. For a moment, you are still able to hold on to that fantastic reality, feeling it’s texture and contour. You try not to move, not to blink, maybe it can continue... maybe you can consciously keep that experience alive. At the same time, part of you is waking up. You hear the dog barking outside, the neighbor starting the car and you sense the early morning sunrays sneaking through the curtains. It lasts for just a few seconds and then suddenly, it is all over. You are completely awake. The dream reality fades away, the memory becomes dull as if you have traveled a very long distance from it while the contour of that landscape blurs and loses dimension. Finally, the visceral experience of the dream state completely fades away. During those precious moments between waking and sleeping your brainwaves were in theta.
Our brain produces electrical frequencies (measured by units of hertz—the number of cycles per second), which change according to the state we are in. During deep sleep, our brain produces very slow waves (delta), while during the time between waking and sleeping the brain produces a slightly faster waves which are called theta (4-7 cycles per second). During meditation and deep relaxation, when we walk through a beautiful garden, breathe deeply and close our eyes, the brain broadcasts alpha waves (7-14) and when we are in full activity, focusing on our tasks, beta waves (14-28). A state of intensive learning is often regarded as high beta or sometimes referred to as gamma waves (up to 40 cycles per seconds). An optimal state is indicated by our ability to quickly shift from one frequency to another without effort. This ability ultimately means mental flexibility and good functioning capacity in all aspects of life.
Experiencing The World Differently
Let's go back for a moment to the theta brainwave. Our brain slows down to this frequency under several different circumstances, all of which allow us to access greater creativity and for lack of a better word, a more “elastic” reality. It grants us the possibility to experience reality more vividly, more multi-dimensionally. During the moments between wake and sleep, we can somehow experience a reality independent of physical laws, free of the earth-bound conditioning. For a moment, even though we are already awake, limited by our sensory perception, we can still sense a different reality where we posses almost super human powers. I remember a time in my life when I used to dream that I was weightless and I would float in slow motion, lifting off the ground and lightly touching the earth only to be lifted again. The feeling was so real, so visceral (and so wonderful) that upon waking, I was certain I had the power to continue doing that only to be greatly disappointed the moment I opened my eyes and put my feet on the ground.