One Way to Reduce Mental Clutter & Connect with Intuition More Easily

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In this article I want to share a recent discovery I’ve made that might help some people to tap into their intuition with less effort. It sounds too good to be true, but it really isn’t.

I’ll tell you the story of how I discovered it…

I went to the US recently to get some medical tests done that aren’t available here in New Zealand. I have hayfever that was so severe last year that it put me out of action with chronic fatigue for much of the spring. I wanted to get to the bottom of my allergies. Anyway, I had a variety of tests run, including one which measures the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain, such as dopamine, histamine, serotonin, GABA etc.

My GABA levels came back low. GABA is a neurotransmitter which has an inhibitory effect on the nervous system, so a lack of it is thought to cause heightened anxiety and overstimulation. I had run a bit on the anxious side since the earthquakes we’ve had in New Zealand, so it wasn’t surprising.

I started taking a supplement which supplies GABA called PharmGABA and I began to feel quite a bit more serene than usual.

But it was the blurb on the product website that really got my attention:

“The Science Behind PharmaGABA

Clinical studies have shown that natural PharmaGABA increases the production of alpha-brain waves, creating a profound sense of physical relaxation while maintaining mental focus. In contrast, stress-related beta-waves are decreased.”

What do the alpha-brain waves have to do with intuitive development and spiritual connection?

A lot!

You need to be in the alpha state to receive spiritual guidance.

We enter the alpha state when we visualize, meditate, daydream, and enter a light sleep. By contrast, we are in the beta state for most of our waking lives. Beta is the brain wave which occurs when we engage, concentrate and think.

Before I begin a reading such as a Spirit Guide reading, I take myself down to an alpha state through a combination of visualization and a quick meditation. If I remain in beta, the information I get is not going to be coming from a higher, spiritual place or I’m not going to get any information at all.

How You Can Enter the Alpha State at Will

I cover entering the alpha state at length in my Intuitive Awakening Course and there are many ways you can train yourself to enter the alpha state more easily, including binaural beats and meditation.

Taking PharmGABA appears to be one more way in which those of us who are predisposed to anxiety can get past the mental clutter and constant thinking that stand in the way of a clear connection to one’s soul and Spirit Guides. 

If you are already a calm and serene person, you probably do not want to raise your GABA levels with a supplement such as this, but this is often helpful for those with a GABA deficiency. (Symptoms of a GABA deficiency include anxiety, heart palpitations, insomnia and panic.)

If you are going to supplement with GABA, you will want to try PharmGABA, which crosses the blood-brain barrier (regular GABA does not). I use Thorne Research PharmGABA from

Medical disclaimer: talk to your doctor before supplementing.

Meet Anna

Hi, I’m Anna Sayce! My purpose here on this website is to provide practical techniques and information to help empaths to understand, and fix the root of their energetic overwhelm & also to help sensitives to embrace and develop their intuitive gifts. I believe that developing our spiritual & intuitive side is very powerful and allows us to improve our own lives, and if we wish, even make the world a better place for others. Discover more >


  1. John P.

    Nice tip Anna about how to more easily get into the alpha brainwave state!
    Did you know that Gotu Kola, a Shen herb from India also can put you into a light alpha state? I take this herb from time to time, and if I take 3 capsules at once, I start to notice how my mind slows down and for a short time it becomes very quiet. This herb also can increase your intuition. Most people take it for “longevity and vitality”, but it’s also good for anyone interested in the psychic arts! If you do a search or two on “the benefits of Gotu Kola” you’ll find all the info you need.

  2. Autumn

    Interesting! I’ve been going through some anxiety, panic and racing heart. Is this happening a lot lately to people as Ive been hearing alot about this…or is the universe supporting me with tips .. Thanku for the GaBa info…

  3. Jane

    Hi Anna,
    I find recently that I feel happier in general and calmer, and the only difference is that I am connecting with spirit through automatic writing almost everyday – I really recommend it as a joyful practice, and thank you for your tips xxx

  4. Ann

    Hi Anna,

    Glad you found something that works for you!

    “passing the blood-brain barrier” isn’t in itself a quality proof. For instance, when I take medication that passes the blood-brain barrier, my brain reacts very oddly (at least that’s my doctor’s hypothesis from last time I had an unusual reaction to a certain type of antibiotics, and he recommended I only take medication that does not pass the blood-bain barrier).

  5. Anna

    John P – thank you for sharing!

    Ann – People with anxiety generally notice a difference between the effectiveness of GABA vs. PharmGABA. When it comes to your neurotransmitters, you do want something that is able to infiltrate your brain.

    We all react differently to different substances. The fact that your doctor is guessing that something that crosses the blood-brain barrier doesn’t work for you, doesn’t mean it doesn’t work well for someone else.

    Plenty of substances cross the blood-brain barrier naturally. EPA and DHA (omega-3 oils which occur naturally in fish) are able to cross the blood-brain barrier.

    The carbohydrates we eat turn into glucose which also crosses the blood brain barrier.

    As do minerals we take in such as potassium and sodium.

    So, avoiding substances which cross the blood brain barrier isn’t possible or preferable.

  6. Amanda

    Thank you for sharing this, it seems to resonate with me some how. I will look into it further and if I decide to go with it I shall feedback to your site the results.

    Thanks again!

  7. Susan

    Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and the info on GABA. I have had severe anxiety all of my life that later resulted in severe panic attacks. Extremely tight muscles in my neck and back were a constant problem until I researched and then tried GABA Calm lozenges yesterday. Within 10 minutes all of my tight muscles became relaxed and a wash of peace and serenity flowed through me. This supplement works better and faster than the perscription medication I’ve been given! Thank you again for sharing this information with us! What a gift!

  8. Julius

    Hi Anna, thank you very very much for sharing!! This is great and very inspiring. I try it out right now 1st for me and then for my family. Bought the same GABA from same seller.


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