What does the Bible say about meditation?
Joshua 1:8 Keep this Book of the Law or instruction always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Transformation doesn't come by behavior modification or law keeping, it comes from mind renewal.
Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
In Joshua we see that meditation has been part of God's instruction for thousands of years. Not JUST meditation on his instruction but WITH an associated expectation of success and prosperity.
Joshua 1:8 Keep this Book of the Law (instruction) always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Meditation promotes action on God's wisdom. Biblical meditation persuades your heart to do God's word and experience success. The Apostle Paul gives us more specific instruction on what to think about during meditation.
Philippians 4:8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true... and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Paul gives identity based instruction for our meditation and mind renewal journey.
Colossians 3:1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
Ephesians 4:22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Your life reflects who you believe you are, I want to help you live out of your true identity as a child of God.
Biblical Meditation and Modern Technology
My Tools for Transformation utilize modern technology called brainwave entrainment. Through the use of Binaural Beats and original music compositions, I have developed resources to help you physically relax and become more receptive to God's Word. I have also developed resources to heighten your focus and energy top break free from sin and oppression. Each meditation has Biblical truth over original music and brainwave entrainment technology.
Here's a sample of an Alpha Pattern Binaural Beat which produces brainwave entrainment for relaxation (more below). You must use headphones to hear track properly.
Why Use Brainwave Entrainment In Prayer and Meditation?
Prayer and meditation on God's Word are vital in the life of a serious disciple. We are bombarded by so many distractions, sometimes we need a little assistance focusing. Leveraging technology simply helps your body do what it's designed to do naturally so you can connect with God better. Reaching a relaxed and focused state of mind makes your heart more susceptible to God's influence, this technology helps you reach that state of mind.
Philippians 4:6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
What are Binaural Beats?
Binaural Beats allow you to induce different states of alertness or relaxation: Our brains operate at certain bandwidths, which are measured in frequencies. Our brain waves change form depending on how we are feeling, and what we are doing. When we are in a meditative state, then our brain operates at a theta frequency. If we are very active, or a little stressed, then we operate at the beta frequency. Our brain changes its operating frequency continually. Binaural Beats allow you to change your brain's operating frequency to induce different states of mind.
Why Are Binaural Beats Useful?
Binaural beats allow us to take control of our brain frequency. That is why they fall under the term “brain entrainment.” Many of us operate on beta frequency all day long, due to the rush of the working day. While it is often necessary that our brains work at this slightly hectic bandwidth, it is often difficult to relax into a more enjoyable state of mind for prayer or meditation. They are simple a way to easily change your state of mind.
How Do Binaural Beats Work?
If the left ear hears a certain frequency, say 105Hz, and the right ear hears a different frequency, say 110Hz, then the brain will interpret the difference between these two frequencies to create a third frequency; in this case 5Hz, which is an alpha state. This third frequency is called a binaural beat. The brain begins to resonate to this frequency. This effectively allows you to set your own brain waves. Binaural Beats require a different tone in each ear, so it's important to wear headphones!