Have you heard about Alma Deutscher? She is an acclaimed composer, virtuoso pianist and concert violinist who wrote her first sonata five years ago and whose first full opera will have its world premiere next month — but she’s only 11 years old! That’s mind boggling to me—and probably to most of us.
Alma disusses how she balances her extraordinary talent with being a regular kid. “I think for me it’s more interesting to be Alma” instead of Mozart, she says. And being special “is really normal because I don’t know anything else.”
This really struck me, not only because at 11 Alma has achieved more than most people will in an a lifetime, but also because it made me wonder what we could each achieve if we all had “special” as our normal? It simply requires learning to think in a new way and allowing creativity it’s full reign.
What I found most interesting about Alma, though, is how at such a young age, she realized that she can’t force inspiration on a conscious level. “If I try to sit down and think, ‘now I must get inspiration,’ then I just don’t get inspiration, it doesn’t come to me,” she explained. “But when I am not thinking about it at all, when I’m just relaxing, skipping in the garden and just about to fall asleep or just about to wake up — or when I’m actually in a dream — then I get the beautiful inspiration that I put together.”
Alma has figured out intuitively that when she allows her brain to flow into the alpha/theta brainwave states, her creativity flows. Unfortunately, most adults, and now more and more children, don’t get into their intuitive and creative brain states on a regular basis, and they don’t even realize what stress and overstimulation of the brain is costing them.
Luckily, there is a way to regain that state on a daily basis to help us live our lives to the fullest. We call it braintapping!
The BrainTap Technologies on-demand library and headset are specifically designed to balance your brain waves and bring you to increased levels of alpha and theta—the twilight state on the edge of sleep—where creativity blossoms and problem solving is done with ease. Just like Alma discovered, we can’t force these changes on a conscious level because we are met with distractions and resistance. Change and creativity happen at that level of the brain where all distraction is behind us and our bodies are relaxed and comfortable. Then our brains can set out to do what they were meant to do–create!
Now, I can’t promise you’ll end up being a virtuoso like Alma. But I can tell you that with braintapping, you’ll find yourself relaxing like never before, solving your most difficult problems, and meeting your goals easily and naturally. We have a library of over 700 audio sessions designed to help you do just that.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Patrick Porter, PhD