A Little Back Story

I love the feeling I get when I meditate. At least, when I meditate successfully. As you probably already know, the prime objective of meditation is to quiet the mind so that you can get to a state of healthful relaxation. And as you probably also already know, this is a lot easier said than done! I don’t know about you, but my mind simply won’t quiet down. No matter what form of meditation I try, I am constantly finding myself struggling with the ol’ “monkey mind”.

But one evening I was out enjoying a session of Ecstatic Dance, and I noticed that certain pieces of music had a kind of trancey effect on me, and while I was moving to the rhythm of that particular music, I noticed that I wasn’t really thinking at all—I was just being. Amazingly, my mind had gone quiet, and I was delightfully flowing in the present moment—and I wasn’t even trying! It was an awesome experience, but one that came and went depending on the music that happened to be playing.

After that ecstatic dance experience, I started searching for “meditation music” online, and over a period of about 6 months, I ended up obtaining close to 100 different pieces (some free and some purchased), but very few of them had the trancey effect that seemed to work for me. Indeed, most of that music was pretty bland and boring! While it was pleasant enough to listen to, I often ended up falling asleep to it—which is hardly the desired effect of meditation!

But in the few pieces that seemed to have a meditative effect on me, I found that there were some common components, and they all seemed to involve gently repetitive rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic elements that complemented each other very nicely. I noticed a lot of these things because I am a musician and composer myself, and I suddenly had an A-HA! moment (well, it was actually more of a slap-myself-in-the-forehead kind of moment, if you know what I mean!):

“Why don’t you compose your own meditation music that brings all these elements together in a way that works for you?”

So I started experimenting with different tempos and rhythms using a wide variety of instruments, including conventional instruments, samples, and synthesizers. I also investigated the science of brain-wave entrainment, and since I couldn’t find an appropriate tool to fulfill my needs, I ended up creating a special electronic synthesizer of my own design whose sole purpose is to generate monaural, binaural, and isochronic tones that get layered—almost subliminally—into the mix. My research also led me to consider something called the Schumann Resonance Frequency, which is purported to have healing and grounding qualities that help to improve focus and awareness.

Armed with all of these powerful building blocks, I started composing my own brand of trance-meditation music, which I now call Life Mastery Music™.

—David McLeod

What is Life Mastery Music™?

Life Mastery Music™ is a special form of trance-meditation music that is designed to provide healing, stress reduction, inner peace, and many other benefits. Cyclical and/or repetitive musical elements involving various combinations of rhythm, melody, and harmony provide a synergistic blend of energy that warms the heart, moves the body, quiets the mind, and activates the soul.

Every Life Mastery Music™ track incorporates all of the following features:

  • 100% original music composed by ddmleod::soulspeak;
  • 20-25 minutes of cyclical or repetitive musical movements (between 4 and 7 per track) that induce a gentle trance effect;
  • Musical elements based on multiples or fractions of the Schumann Resonance (or Earth Resonance) frequency of 7.83 Hz;
  • Embedded Brainwave Entrainment technology—specifically, binaural beats or isochronic tones—that activates your brain in alpha and theta states;
  • Gently moving rhythms that resonate within your body;
  • Multiple layers of melodic and harmonic content that move systematically through the audio space, creating a full spectrum, 360-degree, holistic listening experience.

This is NOT your typical boring, bland, fall-asleep-at-the-wheel kind of meditation music. On the contrary, the more time you spend listening to it, the more you’ll find it to be uplifting, inspirational, moving music that helps you to relax while staying focused and present!

Listen to Some Samples

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(There are lots more sound samples in the store!)

Good Things to Know

Benefits of Life Mastery Music™

Life Mastery Music™ is a unique brand of trance-meditation music that employs Brainwave Entrainment Technology and numerous other techniques in order to create an immersive and meditative listening experience. Typical benefits include:

  • Activation of alpha/theta brainwaves at the Schumann Resonance Frequency (7.83 Hz);
  • Enhancement of memory and intuition;
  • Improved mental focus and alertness;
  • Increased relaxation, visualization, and creativity;
  • Reduced stress, and corresponding reduction in blood pressure;
  • Accelerated healing, enhanced spiritual awakening, and connection to higher purpose;
  • Spiritual & physical grounding in the present moment.

Disclaimer: These benefits are based on anecdotal reports and have not been clinically tested or verified. Also, since we have no control over how or when you choose to listen to this music, we cannot guarantee that you will experience any particular kind of benefit from it.

Maximizing Your Listening Pleasure

Life Mastery Music™ is designed from the ground up to be a 360-degree sound panorama. While you can listen to this music the way you would listen to any other production, you’ll experience the deepest effects and most profound benefits if you listen through high-quality noise-cancelling headphones with excellent frequency response. In particular, binaural beats—which help to amplify the brain’s tendency to settle into alpha and theta frequencies—don’t have a very strong effect unless you are listening through headphones.

While it is not strictly necessary to adopt any particular meditation posture, you’ll get the best results if you can create a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed while you are listening. Sitting upright in a comfortable chair or on a meditation cushion is recommended.

Purchasing & Listening

Life Mastery Music™ is recorded in high-quality MP3 format, and you can listen to as many samples as you please—as often as you please—right in the Music Store before you make any purchase. After you have purchased a product, it will appear in your member’s My Content area. You can either listen to the full tracks right here on the website, or if you prefer, you can download the MP3 files to your own computer or other music playing device.

To get started, all you have to do is obtain a Life Mastery Music™ free account; once you are logged in to that account, you can purchase products from the store, or listen to tracks you have already purchased.


If you have any additional questions about Life Mastery Music™, please visit the FAQ page.

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