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How to Reset Your Reticular Activating System (RAS) To Attract Better

A quick post to kick off this new month, November. If you want a quick introduction into how and why you’re attracting stuff into your life – the good, the bad, the ugly – and how to reset so you can increase the likelihood of attracting the good, the better, the best – keep reading.

Random rabbit-hole wanderings & the Reticular Activating System (RAS)

The reticular activating system (RAS, for short) is like a honing beacon.

When you have a thought or picture in your brain of what you want (and sometimes even what we don’t want, which is why we sometimes attract the wrong things), you see it everywhere and you attract what you see.

So even though my rabbit-hole wanderings, on the surface, seem random, they aren’t.

They make a lot of sense.

My RAS, I’m pretty sure, is locked into romantic love, family-life, pregnancy and parenthood, specifically motherhood.

I don’t have these right now, but my subconscious is clearly working in overdrive to see this theme everywhere – to bridge the gap between where I am now to where I want to be.

This is why my latest rabbit-hole wanderings began with me listening to a podcast episode of Archteypes hosted by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex with guest, Paris Hilton and ended with me in bed, purchasing several Sylvia Plath books – of poetry (The Colossus and Other Poems) and a sort-of autobiographical fiction novel (The Bell Jar).

In my effort to keep this post short and sweet, I shan’t expand further. But I will end with a challenge for you to explore to get to know yourself more:

  • Is there a theme or pattern to your wanderings these days?
  • What is your RAS drawn to? Why?
  • Is this healthy or productive?
  • Are you attracting what you really want or are you attracting what you don’t want?

If you’re attracting what you don’t want, how can you reset or reprogram your RAS to work for you, not against you? In brief…

  1. Clearly define what you want
  2. Focus on this clarified vision or desire (vision boards, affirmations, meditation and mindfulness, visualisation etc) in full, vivid, sensory detail (e.g. touch, smell, sight, sound. taste) like a picture or movie in your mind
  3. Repeat, repeat, repeat.

If you’d like to further explore this reprogramming of the RAS to get more of what you want and less of what you don’t, drop me a message.


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