How to create your desired reality using the reticular activating system

When I first heard about it, I was fascinated: Finally a tool proven by science that could explain that IT IS POSSIBLE to use your thoughts and focus to dictate your reality and that we are not fully victims of circumstances but can have a bigger influence than we would expect...

What is the reticular activating system?

To translate this scientific definition, it is a system in your brain which is connected to all of your senses (except smell) and acts like the gatekeeper of information it lets into your conscious mind. It filters out the information it perceives as important and ignores the rest to avoid overwhelm.

How can we use this to manifest our desires?

If you believe, you are not going to succeed, your brain will find evidence for you. If you believe you are not pretty or good enough, the RAS will do its part to find the proof you are seeking (even if there are other indicators but it is looking for the information you identify yourself with and will filter out the rest!)

That is why it is so important to practice daily visualization and intention setting. This is why it is important to get clear on what you want and write down your big vision. This is why belief work is so important! This is why the most successful people in the world have a morning routine, meditate, do mindset work, set intentions and goals and are selective of which kind of media they consume or what type of people they surround themselves with.

Anything is possible!

“What you focus on, expands!”

How to get started

2. Write down the big vision of your FUTURE YOU! How does he/she feel? What is he/she doing? What impact does he/she make? Where does he/she live? How much money does he/she make? What is he/she spending this money on, why do you need this amount? With whom does he/she spend his/her time with? How does he/she look like? What vibe does he/she send out? What kind of clothes does he/she wear? What is he/she known for? ….

3. Read this BIG VISION every day and visualize it! Feel it!

4. Rewrite it once in a while (e.g.once a month) because our desires change!

5. Do belief work! If you notice, that you have a limiting belief such as “I am not good enough for this project” find evidence for the opposite (in this case “I am good enough for this project”) and write it down. A coach is someone who can help you identify limiting beliefs and reframe them!

BIG VISION, coming for ya!

I hope you found this article insightful and can put some things into practice.

I am always happy to hear your takeaways and experiences.


Cert.Coach & NLP Pract., who helps driven freedom seekers to create a limitless, authentic & abundant life through an online income!