The Power of your RAS Part II
Most of the results you achieved in your life have been produced automatically through your subconscious mind. It is infinitely more powerful than the conscious mind.
That’s why the only chance you have to grow rich or happy is to reprogram the subconscious mind. There is no such thing as “trying” to succeed.
People who succeed are not trying to succeed any more than those who fail are trying to fail. Both of those happen automatically. The neuroscientific evidence for this lies in an area of the brain called the Reticular Activating System (RAS).
Diagram of the RAS
The RAS is simply a bundle of nerves in the brain stem that filters out all the unnecessary information so that only the important stuff goes through. What determines what is important and what not? – your past subconscious programming.
To give you an example:
Have you ever noticed so many white Mercedes cars driving around once you had decided to buy one for yourself?
Have they are not been there before? As you focus on something important (like this specific brand of car you desire), the other brands and colors of cars around fade because they lose value to you.
The RAS is a very sophisticated filter that screens out the junk and allows you to focus on what you value, and supports you when you set your goals. It is also a filter between your subconscious mind and your conscious mind.
Whatever you are thinking about or focusing on enters into your subconscious mind only to be drawn (attracted) to you at a future time.
For example, if you think you are bad at public speaking – you most likely will be. If you believe you have the traits of a confident, eloquent speaker – you most likely will attract them.
The RAS seeks information to validate your beliefs and in doing so, it influences your actions.
You can reprogram your subconscious mind to reveal the people, information and opportunities that help you achieve your desired goal by setting your intent(ion). Setting your intent is like sending a command to your RAS saying that you are expecting success to happen with certainty.
You are preparing your subconscious mind and RAS for the journey towards achieving your desired goal/objective. And your goal represents the end result you want to achieve. Setting your intent helps your RAS and your subconscious mind stay focused on your burning desire.
This will attract, draw to you all the creative ideas, intuition, chance encounters, serendipities, “lucky streaks”, good fortunes, “luck”, opportunities….to reach your goals.
You wake up one morning with the solution to a long-standing problem and know exactly what to do, you receive an unexpected phone call from an old friend which lays the groundwork for a future project together, you get into a discussion with a stranger which turns out to be the perfect business contact you were looking for…
This has been part 2 of a 3 part series about the Law of Attraction, stay tuned for the final part where we go more into depth about the power of your imagination and why it determines your reality!
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