Maybe you heard about the hype..
Let’s dive into the TikTok sensation – but also talk about the science behind it. We love all things woo-woo and science, around here. If you’re more of a reader – read on. But if you want to take a hot girl walk while learning? Dive into the podcast below! Let’s figure out what Lucky Girl Syndrome is together! Whichever path you choose, make sure to dive into our free Manifestation Challenge so you can start implementing, asap!
So what is Lucky Girl Syndrome?
Some call it a rebrand of the secret, some think it’s a toxic positivity trend, some just want to debunk what it even means. For us, here at Eden Strader, we think it’s the perfect combination of new age manifestation mixed with proven scientific discovery.
The idea of Lucky Girl Syndrome is this – You think you’re the luckiest girl (sub as needed, we’re a girls, gays, and theys audience) in the world. You think everything in the world works out for you. And you commit to this level of belief and hell, even delusion, until it starts working.
And work it does.
Where the science combines with magic is this – the Reticular Activating System. I know, kind of fancy sounding. But let’s unpack the scientific terms before diving into it’s relationship with manifestation.
The reticular activating system, or RAS for short, is a fascinating and complex network of neurons in the brainstem that plays a critical role in regulating consciousness, attention, and arousal. Despite its importance, the RAS is often overlooked or misunderstood by people outside the fields of neuroscience and psychology.
The RAS is a network of nerve cells located in the brainstem, which is the lower part of the brain that connects the spinal cord to the rest of the brain.
The RAS is responsible for regulating our level of consciousness and attention by filtering and prioritizing sensory information from our environment. It does this by controlling the flow of information between the sensory organs and the brain’s cortex, which is responsible for processing sensory input and generating conscious awareness.
The RAS accomplishes this by monitoring and filtering incoming sensory information, such as sound, touch, and visual stimuli, and determining which signals are relevant and which can be ignored. This filtering process is essential for our survival, as it allows us to focus on the most important information in our environment and ignore distractions.
The RAS plays a critical role in maintaining our overall level of arousal and alertness, which is necessary for optimal functioning and performance. It helps us to stay awake, alert, and focused during the day and promotes restful sleep at night.
The RAS is also responsible for the phenomenon known as the “cocktail party effect,” where we are able to focus our attention on a specific conversation or sound in a noisy environment while ignoring other stimuli. This ability to filter and prioritize information is essential for effective communication and social interaction.
Another everyday example of how the RAS works is when you start noticing things that you weren’t aware of before after you become interested in them. For instance, you might be interested in buying a new car and suddenly start seeing the same make and model everywhere on the road. This happens because your RAS is now primed to recognize and prioritize information related to your interest.
The RAS is constantly at work, filtering and prioritizing sensory information and helping us to focus on what is important while ignoring distractions. By understanding how the RAS works, we can use it to our advantage by focusing our attention on what we want to manifest in our lives and training our brain to recognize opportunities and experiences that align with our desires.
Finally, the RAS is closely linked to the formation of habits and automatic behaviors. When we repeat certain actions or behaviors regularly, they become automatic and require less conscious effort to perform. The RAS plays a role in this process by reinforcing neural pathways associated with specific behaviors and making them more efficient over time.
In conclusion, the RAS is a critical and complex system in the brainstem that regulates consciousness, attention, and arousal. It plays a crucial role in filtering and prioritizing sensory information, maintaining our level of alertness, and promoting efficient habits and behaviors. Understanding the RAS can help us to optimize our daily functioning and improve our overall well-being.
The concept of using the Reticular Activating System (RAS) to manifest is based on the idea that the RAS is responsible for filtering and prioritizing sensory information, and that we can use this mechanism to focus our attention on what we want to manifest in our lives.
Here are some ways you can use the RAS to manifest:
In summary, using the RAS to manifest involves setting clear intentions, visualizing your goals, using affirmations, taking action, and focusing on gratitude. By consistently focusing your attention on your desires and taking aligned action, you can program your RAS to recognize and prioritize experiences that align with your goals and manifest your desired outcomes. Hellooooooo Lucky Girl Syndrome summer!
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