"Michael \"Buzzkill\" Davis" wrote:
> Is it safe to listen to Focus 12 or 21 while sleeping? I have done it, and
> waken up the next morning feeling VERY strange for a LONG time. I felt very
> tired for about a week, no matter how much I slept -- very weird. I felt
> like I had stayed up all night.
Well I don't know just how much the Focus "X" presets match their official
namesakes from the Monroe tapes. They may be accurate, or not. (Were they
made by dissecting Monroe recordings? By someone with inside info on the
specific patterns Monroe uses? By wishful thinking and saying "this sounds
right"? Who made them, for that matter?) But if we assume that they're
fairly accurate, it might be useful to look at what they're for.
I haven't personally messed with anything above F12 as yet, as I'm working
my way through the Monroe CDs (rather than BWGen) at a leisurly pace.
Focus 10 is a state where your body is encouraged to basically fall asleep,
reducing sensory input a bit, while keeping your mind alert and awake.
Focus 12 is a state of general expanded awareness, with even less input from
the body and possibly the beginnings of awareness of non-physical sensory
Focus 15 is where your sense of time disengages, or you're "freed" from
Focus 21 is where you can apparently start accessing other energy systems,
or levels of existence.
I'd speculate that by sleeping with the tones going continually in BWGen,
that perhaps you were "busy" in one higher-conciousness way or another that
night, whether you remembered anything or not, and which sort of wore you
Or then again, you might just have not come completely back out of it in the
morning -- did you try a bit of higher beta/concentration frequencies for a
bit, to re-ground yourself? That might help. Maybe it'd be useful to modify
a copy of the preset so that it repeats for however-many hours, then at the
end (in the morning) switches to a higher frequency to help you wake up.