Welcome to the streets of Los Angeles, ablaze in inspirational quotes. How much fun it is to hear the poetry sing from street signs!
My friend Leslie sent this to me yesterday. Perhaps it is not just an actual SIGN. Maybe it is a omen-like SIGN from the universe?
Had I been waiting for a sign?!
Are you waiting for a sign that some great force in the universe is listening to you and looking out for you? Are you waiting for that divine guidance to swoop down and show you that you are on the right track?
While I’m all for signs and mesages and confirmations in a spirit sense, today’s science is all about how we create our world with out brain based on the supernatural signs we expect to see! Understanding this brain function— the part of the brain that sees “signs” and omens and seredipitously finds information for us that we are seeking— can actually help you to create more of what you want in every day!
When I was about 16 I got my hands on my first Tony Robbins book, compliments of my crazy father. By 20, I was reading them for hints as to how to navigate the very confusing real world that I felt very ill prepared to enter after college. I forgot or un-learned 50% or more of what was in those books filled with massive action, massive everything and too much being “unleashed” for my own taste, but the 50% that I did hold onto was invaluable.
In one of his books I learned about a part of the brain called the Reticular Activating System or RAS. It is the part of the brain that will give you signs if you are looking for signs. Its a part of the brain that can pay very close attention. It will also help you filter information you need to achieve the things that are on your mind. The RAS is quite powerful, the gatekeeper of your brain in a sense.
If I remember the part of this book correctly, he gives examples of perhaps deciding to look for a certain kind of car on the road and suddenly, even though you never saw them before, this one type of car is all that you see.
By the same token, if you are fixated on bad news, illness, loss or anything else that is negative you will similarly pull into your attention all kinds of stuff to corroborate your bleak worldview. The righteous people who talk about a bitter and grim reality are being honest: their reality is likely quite bitter and grim. Their RAS will bring them all the examples they need, all the signs and omens, to corroborate that truth.
This article – “How Your Brain Controls Your Attention” – explains more about how this RAS works, and how you can use this part of our brain to see more “signs” and accomplish your goals:
“The reticular activating system (RAS) is the portal through which nearly all information enters the brain. (Smells are the exception; they go directly into your brain’s emotional area.) The RAS filters the incoming information and affects what you pay attention to, how aroused you are, and what is not going to get access to all three pounds of your brain.
For survival’s sake, your RAS responds to your name, anything that threatens your survival, and information that you need immediately. For instance, if you’re looking for a computer file that you’re sure you placed on your desk, your RAS alerts your brain to search for the name of the file — Andrews vs. State of Illinois, say — or focus on one word in the filename to help you find it.
The RAS also responds to novelty. You notice anything new and different. For leadership purposes, this includes anything out of the ordinary in day-to-day activities within your organization, attending to changes in your employees relative to production, mood, and interactions with others.
Your RAS is a great leadership tool. It is your radar detector. As long as you don’t bog it down with your own personal issues, it will work for you. Program your thoughts each morning by doing the following:
Take care of your personal issues. If you’re concerned about your child’s behavior, for example, devise a plan to deal with it. Make sure your plan includes an appropriate time that you can put your plan into action. And then put the issue on the back burner until you can act on it.
Read over your long-term goals. Make sure they’re still pertinent to your vision. Change, delete, or add goals as necessary.
Read or create your short-term goals. Determine the timeline for each. Change them according to current needs, trends, and modifications in your mission or vision.”
So, the next time you ask the universe for a sign that you are on the right track and you come up with a plate full of examples, you will know that your brain is your wingman here, pulling to you all that you need to create the world that you want. Envision great things. Look for signs of peace and awesomeness in humanity. You’ll see more and more of that, too, everywhere you look.
This is the very cool part about “signs from the universe”: they show you what you are focused on. They also show you what you are building with your attention, whether you are aware of it or not. If your life is a massive stress-filled chaos, you may want to see what your mind is actually focused on “proving” about the world. Your truth about the world right now may be more riddled with stress and anger than you’d like to admit. And that’s a good place to start flipping things to the far more positive!
You might want to try it, actively engaging your RAS.
Ask yourself to see how many of a kind of car you can spot in a few days time.
Or, if not a car… anything else you want to see.
Do you find it more easily?
If you try it, please let me know.
I am so excited to hear what happens… and see if you see more signs from the universe! xoxo Dana
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