In today’s video I will be sharing with you how to achieve amazing goals in your life, by teaching you all about your Reticular Activating System (we’ll call it RAS for short), and how to switch it on.
So firstly, what is it? Well, the RAS, is a bundle of nerves at the base of your brain stem, and the function of this RAS is to act as a filter between your conscious mind and your subconscious mind, because there are so many millions of pieces of data that the brain is processing per second, that this filter only allows what is important and of interest to the conscious mind to think about, as it simply wouldn’t cope with trying to compute all of it.
So for an example, let’s say, that you’ve decided that you want to buy a new car and you’ve even picked the colour – it’s going to be a bright red sports car. You’ve made that decision and that has filtered through to your subconscious mind, and so, the next time you’re out on the road, all you seem to see, are red sports cars! Today, you find yourself saying, ‘oh look there’s a red sports car over there’ and then you’ll see another one, and another one…because now, you’ve got that awareness, that has been through the RAS filter, of what is important to you and of interest to you today.
Another example, is that of a pregnant lady, as soon as she’s pregnant she starts to see and be very much aware of, a lot of other pregnant ladies out there. They were out there before, but until she was pregnant, and it was of interest to her, she just wasn’t aware of them.
So, how that can help you?
Well, let’s say that you’ve decided you want a new career and you’ve decided where you want to work and the type of people you’d like to work with, and the type of work that you’d like to achieve. You set that intention, and you make that your goal… and so that filters through your RAS and then into your subconscious mind. So your subconscious mind now lets your conscious reality become aware of all the people, all the opportunities, all the experiences that are of importance to you. All the ideas will suddenly come rushing through, of exactly what it is that you want. When you make that conscious decision and that goal, and write it down and speak about it and feel very passionate and emotional about it, visualising it and dreaming about it….well, that is how it goes through your RAS filter….of exactly what you want, and then your subconscious mind will then bring that into your reality.
So now you’re very much aware of what you want…just like you were aware of the red car or the pregnant lady, because you’ve focused on what you want to get through that filter.
Now, this is all great if you’re thinking positive thoughts and you’ve set that intention in the positive. But when it’s something that you’re feeling negative about and you’re thinking to yourself ‘Well I’m never on time’ or ‘I’m always going to be stuck in this job and I don’t like the people that I’m working for’, then again, all of what you’re saying, thinking and feeling, and all the actions that you’re doing, filters through the RAS and seeps into your subconscious mind, and as a result, only that awareness will be brought straight into your consciousness and so, that will be your reality.
So, be mindful of making your intent ‘positive’. Become very much aware of, ‘what I do want, and what I do want to experience and what I do want to feel’. Write it down, put energy and passion into it. Speak to people about what you do want, because you now are very much aware that there is this Reticular Activating System working all the time, this filter that will bring you what you’re focusing on. So make sure it’s positive and make sure it’s something that you want, so then you can control the reality and what happens to you in your life, which is very, very powerful!!
I wanted to share this with you today, I hope you enjoy and let me know how it helps you, on your journey x