‘Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it’ – Ernest Holmes
What we see, (in our mind’s eye) is what we get. I know that for many years I never gave my brain much thought. In fact, I unconsciously took it for granted and relied on it to automatically do its job. Which it has, up to a point. But it was only much later that I came to understand what exactly the brains job entailed. Simply Put, Our Brains Are Our Operating Systems
‘I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.’ – Bill Gates
An easy way for me to understand the value of my brain and ultimately my mind and life is to think of the brain as having similar functions as a computer operating system, (OS) such as Microsoft XP. Without a computer operating system, no matter what color it is, or how fancy it looks, what hardware it has, its memory capacity and how many applications that come with it, that computer, with all its bells and whistles, will be completely useless. Likewise with the human brain. Without a brain for our bionic body suit, we are like a computer without an operating system. That’s because there’s nothing to start up, connect and manage all the internal and external resources of the body suit.
Mind Management Is Essential
‘Everything you put into your mind matters. So stay conscious.’ – Robert Tew
We need our brain (operating system) to access and ‘interface’ with all the different aspects of our bionic
body suit, including our memories (storage), experiences, (downloads), desires or ‘drives’, external activities and connections (linking service and interfacing with others). Possibly the most important part of our brain is a segment that most of us have never heard of. It’s not something we can see, like a thumb nail, for example. But just because we don’t see it or know that it exists, it does not mean that it not really important. In fact, it is so important that it can be the tipping point between a happy, successful, productive life and a life of hopelessness and despair. It is called the Reticular Activating System. (RAS). Knowing how to consciously work with this critical link can place our entire life part on a whole new wonderful trajectory. Not knowing how to use and manage RAS, can actually make life hell on earth. At least, that was my experience. I often felt like a victim until I discovered RAS Power.
Why should We Care About RAS?
‘My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose – somehow we win out.’ – Ronald Reagan
RAS is at the core of the brain stem and it gets its instructions from the conscious mind, and then without judgement, passes the instructions on to the subconscious mind. Basically, RAS is the gate-keeper that is a filter between the conscious and subconscious mind. In a computer, the RAS would be considered an important part of the supervisor program, a function within the whole memory system. The computer supervisor program can positively or negatively affect the entire operating system if faulty information, such as spam (erroneous, manipulative beliefs) or malware (destructive assumptions) are somehow loaded into memory. An accumulation of spam or malware in both a computer or RAS can eventually create havoc in the entire functioning of the computer and a mind-body existence.
Easy To Understand
In both brain and computer OS there are three main functions: (1) manage your body’s resources, such as your central nervous system, memory, maintain and keep all body functions working, heart, health, healing etc. (2) interact with other people and the (outside) world, known as ‘user interface’, and (3) channel and perform actions.
Conscious Good News
‘Caring for the mind is as important and as crucial as caring for the body. For one cannot be healthy without the other.’ – Sid Garza-Hillman
The good news is that we can learn to consciously manage our RAS. Doing this empowers us, by allowing us
to choose our directions in life. It gives us positive, constructive control, a way to exercise free will. Once I understood how to work with the natural function of my RAS, I learned that I could consciously design and create my life experiences. I became pro-active instead off always feeling as if I was a victim of outside influences. Through focus and intention, I learned to chart my course and enlist the phenomenal power of my subconscious mind to sift and attract only that which I consciously focused upon. Through my desires, my conscious mind takes the lead and my subconscious mind thrives on rallying all resources to bring about the desired images and intentions.
Our Super Human Advantage
‘There is a supreme power and ruling force which pervades and rules the boundless universe. You are part of this power.’ Prentice Mulford (1834-1891)
A computer with Internet has access to practically the whole Universe through the world wide web. This means practically anything that we want to know, want to learn or want to do, can be found through a search engine, such as Google, for instance. But the search engine can only scan the world wide web on our behalf and successfully help us find what we want IF we know what we are looking for. That’s exactly how our RAS works for us too. It can only get to work on our behalf once we get clear on our desires and intentions, or, at the very least, a statement of the essence of what is desired. Until we set the wheels in motion with a mission, the RAS basically remains idle.
Here’s a lovely youtube to help you further understand about RAS.
Look for Part Two and learn how to easily train your brain to work towards your highest good.