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Natalie : hi I'm Natalie Ledwell and this is the inspiration show. Now I mentioned on the previous video, not that long ago, that one of the reasons that is important to focus on your goals every day is so that it can kick your reticular activating system into action. Now actually we received a couple of questions asked to me to explain what a reticular activating system is and how it works, which is what today's video is all about.
So technically, the reticular activating system which from now on are going to called the RAS because it's way too big of words to say. Now it's actually a bundle of nerves that is densely here at the back, the back central core of the brain stem, and it's responsible for 7 different functions of the body. But the function that I wanna focus on today is its actual ability to filter out specific information of interest from images, sounds, and input that we've been bothered every single day.
Now we've all experienced the array as it work, a perfect example of this is let's say that you're someone like me who isn't very interested with cars until it's time to shop for a new one. Now not long ago, Glenn and I had decided that we wanted to get a small car, something economical but we wanted a convertible but had to be a hard type convertible. So Glenn did a little bit of research and he said to me, he said 'Look, I think we should get an AIO's' and I'm like 'what the hell is an AIO's'?; it goes it's a BMW it's like it's not a golf but it's kind of close, I'm like okay so he showed me a picture online, I'm like yeah okay I quite like the look of that car. From that day forward, every time I'm driving around, I see AIO's is everywhere cause all of the sudden this is something that solve interest to me and now by reticular activating system is picking it up.
Another perfect example of this is, this happens to me all the time especially I'm at a party. You know I have this thing where and it's really strange and weird but I have this really strange interest in movie titles and actors, and actor's names, it's kind of a little bit weird. But I can be in a middle of a conversation and if someone behind me is trying to remember movie title or actor's name, even if in mid-sentence, I will stop talking, I'll turn around, I'll answer their question, and then I'll come back, and I'll keep talking which is really weird. 'Coz you see this information interest me, so how do I hear that one sentence and all the other conversation cause believe me I wasn't listening to the conversation which is one sentence that came through that was of interest to me. And you see what happened was is that my conscious mind was engaged on the conversation I'm having, but my subconscious mind is absorbing much much more around me. So the subconscious mind can actually handle 40 million bits of data per second, 40 million. The conscious mind can only handle 40 bits of data per second. So the array is basically acts as a gate keeper to only in between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind to only let through that information that's interest to me.
So what does that have to do on focusing your goals daily? Well by being clear at what it is that you want and visualizing this regularly with emotion you are telling your conscious mind and your subconscious mind that these are things that are particular interest to you. So you are deliberately programming the reticular activating system as the gate keeper between subconscious mind and conscious mind to let through any information now that 40 million bits of data that are coming through, what you want them to let through. So remember if you're focusing on your in result, once you are focusing and the keeping an eye on that in goal, remember the universe steps in there and provide you all the resources and the people and the opportunities and the ideas that you need. By focusing on those things, you're telling the reticular activating system when the subconscious mind across something, let that through. Remember we can only remember any process 40 bits of data per second but what you're telling is make sure that you let this information through cause this is something that help me achieve my goal.
Remember with the law of attraction, once you know what it is that you want and you focus and visualize yourself with those things or in possessions with emotion and take action and direction in to your goal, the universe steps in and you attract all the people and ideas and resources and opportunities that you need to achieve it. Now the reticular activating system is what helps you to recognize those things as the universe sends them your way to be able to achieve your goal.
So I hope that that explains the reticular activating system in a fairly understandable way but remember as always if you have any questions or inquires about that, just make sure that you leave them on the comment box below. And remember also if you haven't done so already, just put your e-mail on the box up the top there, we'll send you six pre-made mind movies and we'll also keep you up to date with all our shows that are coming up as well. So guys thanks again for joining me today, there'll be another video out in a few days time, but in the meantime remember to live large, choose courageously, and love without limits. I'll see you soon.