With all the information around relating to abundance and manifestation very little is written about the RAS, which is interesting due to how critical it is in the manifesting process. The RAS is a part of our biology, it isn’t in just some of us ~ it is within ALL of us, supporting the notion that we all have it within us to generate abundance
The Reticular Activating System (RAS) is located in our brain stem and therefore is a part of our mammalian brain, better known as our Limbic System. The Limbic Brain is where we record memories of behaviour that produced positive and negative experiences, it is also where our feelings and emotions are generated. Thus it is from this part of our brain where we make value judgments, often unconsciously, that influence our behaviour.
In the book “Flow” by Hungarian biologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi he states that we receive via our sense approximately 2,000,000 bit of data per second, however the brain can only process 134 bits, or 0.0067% of that information. One of the most important functions of the RAS is to filter the information that is not relevant to you.
The RAS can be considered Google Search Engine of your mind! Your RAS will search for and retain only the data it considers relevant based on what your programming (beliefs, values, vibration).
Due to its location within the Brain the RAS is also considered the gatekeeper to our conscious, waking mind. It will only send information to the conscious mind that it processes as safe, considers beneficial and of interest. The great news is that we can assist the RAS by “telling” it what is of benefit and of interest to us.
In order for your RAS to be correctly engaged so its support you to manifesting what you want, you need to ensure the filtering parameters are correctly set. Let’s consider this in terms of the Triad of Health, the three factors of which are: Mental, Physical and Chemical.
William James, known as the founder of American Psychology, stated “Belief creates the actual fact” and in the case of a person being able to manifest it will largely depend on what they believe.
To discover your beliefs bring consciousness to what you are speaking about, or what you are saying. Because most beliefs are embedded when we are young, we often operate without realising.
Once you’ve acknowledge those beliefs that don’t serve you, you can change them!
The words that we use not only communicate with others they also communicate directly with our own unconscious mind. Each word holds a vibration of positive or negative context or energy, all of which can either leave us uplifted or depleted.
A great example is the word “should”, it is a guilt word and each time we use it we are unconsciously burdening ourselves.
Not only is it the words we use, yet also how we say things. Most people make statements about what they don’t want rather than what they do want. The unconscious mind doesn’t hear the superlative so instead of hearing “I don’t want to be tired”, it hears “tired” and acts accordingly.
Phrase things in a positive manner such as “I feel less than energised” because you know it, the unconscious mind isn’t hearing “tired”, it is hearing “energised”.
Focus is what we give our attention to, and what we give our attention to is where we place our mind as well as our energy. Thus telling our RAS that it is important to us. So if you are focusing on the wrong things you’ll be missing the right things including opportunities to manifest what you want.
Consider what is it that you are giving your attention to? What are you thinking about? What are you speaking about? If it isn’t what you want, then STOP and adjust.
- SPIRITUAL MINDSET
A spiritual mindset is one of gratitude for what you currently have and whatever (no matter how small) you receive. It is where you know there is universal abundance, enough for all so there is no need for jealousy or greed which leads us to being blissful and happy for others when they are successful.
It is knowing that you are aligned to manifesting also, and that your time for receiving is happening. Spend time practicing gratefulness and where you can supporting others with their achievements and goals.
- TAKE ACTION
A few years ago it seemed that one of the key messages regarding manifestation was missed, and that is taking action ~ no matter how big or small the task. By being active, particularly by trying unfamiliar things, you give the RAS more positive references to draw upon.
So write a list of actions that you can take which move your towards what you want. If any of the actions seem overwhelming break them down into smaller ones. Then each day take 3-5 actions that you can implement.
Meditation is well documented for having both physical and mental benefits. Some of the physical benefits include:
- Lowering high blood pressure
- Decreasing tension
- Increases serotonin, positively improving mood and behavior
- Boosts the immune system
- Enhances energy levels
All of which assists us in having the right enthusiasm and zeal for such things as taking action and being able to focus. However you can use visualisation within your meditation to out manoeuver the unconscious mind.
The unconscious mind doesn’t know fact from fiction and therefore when you visualise it thinks it is real. You can use this to your advantage by visualising what you want, thereby engaging the RAS to ensure information supporting this will be kept.
Allocate 15 minutes for meditation and specifically visualising, seeing what you want as if it already is. If what you want is important to you, you’ll make the time.
- VISION BOARD
A vision board is a physical reminder of what you want. It can help you clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on what you desire, and we now know that what we focus on tells the RAS that these things are important to you.
Start collecting images, words, items that remind you of your desires and when you are next shopping buy yourself a board and put it up where you’ll see it. Or perhaps start a board on Pininterest yet make sure you look at it daily!
What you eat and drink greatly influences your body and brain’s ability to function optimally. What we digest provides the nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes, water, amino acids, carbohydrates and lipids, that our body and brain utilises to do even the simplest of tasks.
Yet too, what you eat or drink speaks volumes about what you think of and how you treat yourself. All of which has a direct line of communication with the RAS.
What foods, drinks are you digesting which do not nourish or fuel your body? Consider what you can replace them with that you would love and DO it!
- RESONATE ESSENCES
Resonate Essences are an amazingly simple & effective tool to assist you to align your vibration back to a state of pure Being.
Resonate Essences range uses a distinctive range of light, colour, and sound frequencies and each essence is multi-layered, designed to defuse your negative emotions & patterns as well as infuse the positive qualities, emotions & patterns.
When we infuse the right emotions it enhances the limbic system and consequently the RAS system, giving them more positive references to draw upon.
After seeing the results clients have had with the Abundance drops, we recommend getting yourself some & taking them!
We have provided you with a few ideas on how to ensure your Reticular Activating System is engaged, now its up to you to select which ones resonate with you most and implement them!