When I first began meditating, I did so partially as a way to bring some relief from more than two decades of bipolar disorder in which I experienced periods of severe depression for months at a time every year of my adult life.
When I first started meditating, I enjoyed a lot of benefits and things started to shift, until the depression returned. At that time, all the hope I had about where my life was going went right down the drain. It seemed as though the depression had actually gotten worse, and I found it incredibly difficult to maintain a steady meditation practice in such a state of depression.
So, at that point, even though I was finding it nearly impossible to meditate, I came to the conclusion that meditation was the path for me. I began consciously searching for meditation technologies that could assist me in cutting through the chaos, so to speak, and being able to connect more consistently and deeply with my inner potential for peace and purpose.
Years before that time, I had used brainwave entrainment with some success, so I decided to investigate that technology further. Now, for those of you who may be not familiar with brainwave entrainment, this refers to the use of specific audio frequencies designed to entrain the brain to specific brainwave patterns for specific purposes.
I’d like to make a note here that the new HeartWaveTM technology goes beyond brainwave entrainment; but before I can fully introduce it, it seems appropriate to first describe my role in the world of brainwave entrainment.
When I first began integrating the use of brainwave entrainment technology into my meditation practice, I started noticing results right away. I began to see that its potential seem to hold greater things than had ever been realized up to that point, so I eventually began developing my own proprietary form of brainwave entrainment. With the help of my business partners, John Dupuy and Pam Parsons Dupuy, iAwake Technologies was formed.
Even though I grew and healed in so many ways through the use of brainwave entrainment, I would still experience recurring periods of depression and emotional struggle.
I was aware at this time, though, that an emerging science (as well as teachings from certain wisdom traditions) was pointing to the reality that the heart—and not the brain—is the true center of our being. I learned that:
- During the development of the fetus, the heart forms and starts beating before the brain even starts to develop.
- The electromagnetic field created by the heart is many times larger and more powerful than that created by the brain.
- The heart sends more signals to the brain than the brain sends to the heart.
- Coherent rhythms are capable of entraining brainwave rhythms to those of profound wellbeing, in oneself as well as in others.
- Positive emotions improve the brain’s decision-making ability and even positively influences DNA.
- The communication between the heart and the brain affects emotions, perceptions, and higher mental processes.
- Coherent heart rhythms significantly boost creativity and real-world problem solving.
Around this time two significant developments occurred in my life:
- As part of my evolving meditation practice, I was initiated into a meditative tradition that, in addition to incorporating the elements of sustained mindfulness and insight, also included a deep immersion into the reality of heart-melting compassion and the ecstatic bliss of Samadhi.
- I became ever more immersed into the scientific research and practical use of subtle energy. This led to my development and integration of biofield technology into our work here at iAwake Technologies. This aspect of our work involves digitally capturing very real subtle energies, amplifying them many times and embedding them into our various programs to aid meditation and peak mental states.
These two developments—a heart-centered/compassion-centered spiritual practice and the creation of ultra-coherence in my immediate environment (through the use of the biofield technology)—initiated in me what had been missing from using the brainwave entrainment by itself: A profound and growing inner coherence, poise, resilience, and happiness that just keeps growing to this day. In fact, after more than 20 years of recurring bipolar mania and depression, not only have I been absolutely depression-free for two years, but the inner and outer growth is still ongoing. I still experience trials daily, but things just keep getting better and better.
During this immense period of growth, I have been intent on combining the inner technology of the heart with the outer technology of subtle energetic coherence to create a numinous technology of the heart that speaks the language of the heart, and thereby entrains not only the heart, but the brain and the entire human energetic system as well.
The HeartWaveTM technology uses a new form of technology that is completely different from conventional brainwave entrainment. There are no binaural beats, no isochronic beats and no monaural beats. It does not require the use of headphones in order to be effective, though their use will significantly enhance your experience of the technology.
When using it, some people may first notice that the brain seems to be most affected, and others may have more of a heart-centered experience. Your experience of the technology will evolve the more you use it, but the technology, when used, is in reality always speaking the language of the heart as well as that of the brain and the entire energetic system.
The unique signals in the HeartWaveTM technology are designed to evoke greater coherence in both the physical and energetic aspects of the heart. They help open up your capacity to access your heart’s innate compassion and deepest wisdom and discernment. They help you feel your feelings more fully, and thus prevent emotional dysfunction and the limiting of your higher potential that so often result from emotional repression and suppression.
Because the heart’s capacity to facilitate profound states of peace and calm are so much greater than that of the brain, the HeartWaveTM technology helps quiet the chattering mind very quickly. In fact, you should begin to notice a significant quieting of the mind in just the first two or three minutes of using the HeartWaveTM Meditation. With conventional brainwave entrainment, it takes at least six minutes or so to entrain the brain; but because we are using the much more powerful language of the heart, you’ll typically notice the calming effects of the HeartWaveTM Meditation in a much shorter period of time.
And because of the heart’s significant relationship to deeper intuition, creativity, and increased resourcefulness, the HeartWaveTM technology can help you naturally access and express more of your innate genius and potential in a world that needs it.
I’d like to thank you for your interest in the HeartWaveTM technology, as well as your support for iAwake Technologies, if you’ve used any of our other programs. I sincerely hope you enjoy your experience of this technology immensely, especially since all it really does is help you experience more of your own infinite heart potential. So, please keep in touch with us and let us know how the HeartWaveTM Meditation is helping you.
Eric Thompson is a co-founder of iAwake Technologies, LLC and was its Chief Technology Officer. Although no longer with iAwake Technologies, his contributions have been immense. Eric is also an inventor, researcher, and producer, and is considered one of the world’s foremost brainwave entrainment experts. In addition, Eric is a pioneer in the development of biofield entrainment technology, which digitally captures and transmits life-enhancing and beneficial subtle energies to the human biofield via any digital medium, including pictures, audio, and film. By combining this emerging technology with an unconventional, innovative, and original approach to audio brainwave entrainment, Eric strives to make profound spiritual development and emotional freedom more easily accessible to all. He writes and speaks on the intersection between neuroscience, psychology, subtle energy, and spirituality.