Listening to rain – perfect for relaxation

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This morning as I awoke, I could hear the rain falling onto the little tin verandah roof outside. Not a heavy rain, but enough to make me feel relaxed, calm, peaceful. It took me back to my youthful days (many years ago hey?) when I would play in my bedroom on my own and as the rain fell, I would be so content to hear the rain on our tin roof – and felt so cosy and complete. In those moments, I asked for nothing; and yet had everything.

I produce and publish relaxation music for a living, and today the rain made me realise that there aint no better relaxation music than the sounds of nature. Pure, 100% natural sounds. We can of course appreciate beautiful music, however there is something special about Mother Nature and her sounds.

Speaking of beautiful music – take a listen to this one By Japetus:

Preview Once Around The Sun

What a beautiful album by Japetus. I remember listening to this one in the 80’s and had some wonderful meditation experiences with relaxation musicthis music. All of Japetus music is available here and it is meant to be played at VERY low volumes – almost so it is at subconscious levels. I mentioned Japetus before in my previous posts but needed to do it again today. Check his music out for sure.

Also, at the moment, I cannot get enough of Ambient Musician JS Epperson. Wow! What beautiful work! Amazing. His work is very deep and moving.

Take a listen to Insight Meditation here:

Preview Insight Theta Meditation Music

How good is this???? Combined with brainwave entrainment this allows you to meditate very deeply. He says of this album;

“Inspire yourself and elevate your consciousness with this mystical and inviting music embedded with binaural beat “brainwave” frequencies. Have the clarity of deeper, more penetrating perceptions of people and situations. Intuitively grasp the understanding that comes from deep contemplation and reflection with “Insight Meditation”.

relaxation musicThis is a super-powered meditation booster! The music is calm, enveloping you in an ethereal bath of shifting sound and vibration created to relax you into an expanded state of awareness and openness. During this journey, the embedded binaural beat frequencies shift from a meditative Theta frequency pattern to a 4 minute Gamma burst called the “moment of insight”, an intense shift of awareness.”

Nothing short of breathtaking is his music. I could immerse myself in it, curl up on a Winters day and feel so warm, relaxed and comfortable.

Beautiful relaxation music

Listening to the beautiful music of JS Epperson right at this moment. WOW is all I can say. You know, I’ve been working with relaxation music over the past few years and none of it has quite grabbed me like this music.. Oh my. So deep. So relaxing.

The music literally slides from one moment to the next. Nothing is jarring or out of place. Just so beautiful and hypnotising. Take a listen to this:

Click here to Preview Theta Meditation Music

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A magical, delirious piece of meditation music. This piece is embedded with binaural beat frequencies that shift from a meditative Theta frequency pattern to a 4 minute Gamma burst called the “moment of insight.”

And this is only the beginning. I am so honoured to have found this composer on the world wide web. This is the magic of it. I often complain that I am spending far too much of my time on the web, but then  when a man of this caliber comes along, I am only thrilled that I have discovered his work.

A little on Epperson…  We have a brilliant composer here. Epperson is a best selling rcording artist who is a graduate of the University  Of Southern California Thornton School Of Music.  Jay, as he is called by friends, is a pioneer of music embedded with beta frequencies (this is to assist others with focus), and he is the creator of NeuroTechnology – a copyrighted audio meditation tool.  His  work has appeared on guided meditation projects with Robert Monroe, Dr. Theresa Bullard, Dr. Elisebeth Kübler-Ross, Dr. Charles Tart, Dr. Sudesh Kannan and Matthew Joy. This man is no fly by night composer. He has worked with some of the most inspirational people of the world both past and present.

So in a few words, I am blessed to have somehow connected with a man across the other side of the world, that writes such beautiful relaxation music.  The world wide web definitely has more positives than negatives.

How to make brainwave entrainment & Binaural beats – easy!

Firstly, what is brainwave entrainment? (Please click for a full explanation) I want to share with you a way to make easy (very simple) brainwave entrainment and binaural beat recordings. I’ve been using a program now for the past 4 years that makes this whole process so damned easy and more importantly FUN to use. It’s like having a blank canvas to paint on and the choices are amazing.

brainwave entrainment, binaural beatsFirstly, for some of you, you may even be wondering what on earth is brainwave entrainment. Ok, I will attempt to explain it in my own words, but then I will give you a link to a better definition.

For me, it’s about helping me to relax and reduce anxiety as it builds up. Firstly in a nut shell, brainwave entrainment are recordings (they can be visual as well as sound) that have brainwave patterns on them to assist our minds to mimic these brainwave petterns to being about a different state of mind. For instance, when we listen to certain types of music (heavy metal for instance), it can get our heart rate up and get us moving about. It has different wave forms in the music that do that to us. When we listen to brainwave entrainment, it also has different wave formations (for instance Theta waves) that can bring us into a more relaxed and tranquil state. Simply by listening to the sounds, our brains begin to be ‘entrained’ with new pathways. relaxing us, soothing us.

I am not too good with words here so bare with me. Here is a link from Relax Me online that really explains it in full and precisely if you want to have a good understanding of entrainment recordings. basically though, I can tell you this much. It works!!!

I had a court case a few years ago (where I was a victim of an assault) and just before court I was so anxious and nervous and was not looking forward to it at all. I played on my ipod a brain entrainment track that I had made myself with the program I use Neuro-Programmer. (More on this program in a moment) By the time the court case came up, I was so relaxed, centered and had no anxiety. I walked in calmly … and needless to say the courtcase worked well. I said my piece with honesty, integrity and calmness and before I knew it, it was over and I had won. The entrainment assisted me to deep breathe and let go of tension and anxiety.

Since this time, not only do I use it myself, but I produce it for others to relax to as well 🙂

Here is the program I use and let me tell you about it:

Brainwave Entrainment And Hypnosis Software

And a preview of one of the tracks I’ve made up: Preview Hypnotic Sub Delta Meditation

This program is simply put….. AMAZING!!!! I love, love, love it! You can create music tracks with binaural beats and amazing entrainment for anxiety, stress, health issues such as Chronic fatigue, ADHD, and even to prepare for competition sports. Yes, this one costs money (about $60.00 for the standard edition or $90.00 for the ultimate edition) but is WELL WORTH the money you pay. I can’t count how many recordings I’ve made for myself and friends – literally hundreds and one of my friends even said he cat even relaxes when she listens to the music!!! I kid you not! And once you make the recordings you can  save them as MP3’s or WAVE files so you can burn them onto CD’s.

The program allows you to make recordings of whatever size you choose. ( You can make a short 10 minute recording or  a 3 hour binaural beatlongs recording – the choice is yours.) And it already has folders where you can select what you want the recording for  eg> anxiety, sleep, better health, sports, relaxation, meditation, stress relief etc etc. The great thing is about these, is you can edit them also and change the background sounds. they have nature sounds such as rain, storm, underwater effects, flowing brook. And then they have mystical sounds, orchestral sounds and so much more.

On top of all of this, you can add binaural beats to your recording. OR, you can simply have binaural beats ONLY and have nothing else on the recording. Just at the push of a button.!!!

Here is a video I’ve made to show you some of the functions of the program:

So you can hear on this video some of the beautiful music you can produce… and the good thing the capabilities are endless. You can add a track with rain and binaural beats, or brainwave entrainment and classical music. It’s totally up to you how you want to make your recordings.

If you are really keen and want to make money from the recordings you make, you can purchase a full commercial license (this costs big dollars around $700.00) but it is Sooooooo worth it!

Aside from the brainwave entrainment and binaural beats, you can also use this as a tool for hypnotherapy and you can record your own voice (or use a computer generated voice) for a guided meditation/hypnosis session.

This all in all kinda sounds like a sales pitch for this program… It’s not! It’s meant to be for dummies like me that just want to push a few buttons and BINGO, you have a recording designed to address a specific goal or problem.  I am on this program every day and can’t get enough of it. When I sell on Ebay, neither can my customers purchase enough from me. I purchased the full commercial license and have made my money back in the thousands of dollars over the past 3-4 years. If you don’t believe me, check out my site at Zen Man’s Crystals and look at all the entrainment CDs I have produced 🙂

If you are interested and still unsure, just make sure you use the free trial first and if it suits, buy it, if not, throw it away. This program is KING! There is nothing better on the market… If there is, please let me know 🙂 If you purchase it and have ANY questions, I think I could say I’m an expert with this program now – so please, just drop me a message and i will get back to you with any answers you may want. 🙂 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE PROGRAM BY TRANSPARENT CORP.

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Relaxation music and what it has given me

relaxation musicMy first blog aye? Well, actually, that’s a lie. I can’t count how many blogs I’ve started and never continued with. I hope this one will be a little different. I want to speak openly and honestly in this one about relaxation music.

Now, it may go off on tangents at times, however, as I work a lot with relaxation music, I do want this blog to mainly be about that and my experiences with it. Right now, I would like to speak to you about my first experiences with relaxation music and meditation. I remember first consciously meditating when I was about 19 years of age. I would listen to the cassettes back then of Japetus, Ken Davis and other ambient producers. I remember feeling so at peace taking some time out to listen to the music back then. I remember this one recording called “Butterfly” and it was such a gentle melody and so soothing to my soul. My Mum use to buy them and I would listen to them when she had finished with them. Also, I began to like this unknown Australian artist called Japetus. He was from Sydney and I actually got to meet him one day at a Body, Mind and Spirit Festival in Sydney.  His music was amazing. I don’t believe he is doing it these days.

How wrong I was with that above announcement about Japetus… I just thought I would do a google search and sure enough, his work came up! he is still here and still composing meditation and relaxation music wonderful music. Check him out here: relaxation music from Australia. I am thrilled to have found his music once again. And guess what???? As I write this, I am now listening toone of his songs that I had a cassette of that  I’ve not heard in about 20 years!

Life has a funny way of working out doesn’t it? Anyway, if you take a listen to his music, you will see what I mean. An awesome Ambient composer.’

Another wonderful ambient composer from Australia is Dr Christopher Lloyd Clarke. He has some super meditation relaxation music. You can hear a lot of his work here at this site. His work is amazing. My favourite of his is called “Ascension”

Anyway, back to the topic… what meditation relaxation music would do for me? At the time, I did not know much about meditation. All I knew was this; when I closed my eyes and listened to this ambient music, it would take me away. And really, at the time, I needed to be taken away, as I felt I did not fit into this world. I’ve always lived a life of being on my own… when I was younger I could not understand this. Now, I am happy with who I am and accept things each day. But back then, I needed to ‘leave’ this world, through relaxation music. It would soothe me and make me feel safe. I always felt safe and calm listening to this music. Sometimes as I was listening to this music, I would even get goosebumps all over and feel like I was beginning to float away. It was so magical. I won’t forget how special it was for me. Any wonder today why I am producingsome relaxation music which you can find here. I relaxation music and meditation musicjust want to surround myself in this music and allow myself to be enveloped through it, if this is possible.

There was a time when I was in my early 20’s and I went on a walk through the Royal National Park in Sydney NSW Australia. I took my cassette micro player with me and had relaxation music on it. I was sitting on the edge of an enormous cliff overlooking the ocean and the forests below… legs dangling from the cliff face. It was heavenly. After about 20 minutes of listening to this music and being out in the open space, all of a sudden this amazing wave of peace rushed over me and through me. It was like in that moment, I had everything and everyone in my life right with me in that very moment. I was all. I was at one with everything, and I mean everything! It was a beautiful, intense magical feeling. I wont ever forget that. I’ve had some similar to it, but nothing like that one! Boy, it was so , so good.

Has anyone out there ever had any feelings like this when meditating or listening to this relaxation music? If so, please let me know.. although I know many wont see this initial blog. Anyway, it’s a start.

Many Blessings and if you’ve read this – thanks. It’s nice to share this with you. If you would like more ways to deal with stress, please click here!

Namaste,

River Ford

Brainwave Entrainment Software