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What You Focus on Grows

Does that sound crazy? There is actually evidence indicating that this is true!

You have probably heard people talk about the law of attraction or heard people say that you become what you think. The Bible says that as a man thinks in his heart, so he is he (Proverbs 23:7).

Many people don't believe that our thoughts are that powerful, or they feel that this sounds like some weird woo woo stuff. However, there is actually scientific proof that our lives will follow the direction of our dominant thoughts and beliefs, and there is nothing weird about it and it's not woo woo at all. It has to do with the Reticular Activating System (RAS), which is a bundle of nerves at our brain stem.

Here is how this applies to health and healing. If you are struggling with chronic pain, or other chronic symptoms, and you believe that you can't get better, then you probably won't. If your predominant thoughts are that you can't control your thoughts, that healing is too hard, that it's not meant for you, that you are the exception, that it's too late for you, etc., then that's what you will get more of.

The article below talks more about the RAS, what it is, how it works, and how you can use it to improve whatever situation you are currently in (not just health issues). It also provides practical steps you can take to train your RAS. As it says in the article, "It's not magic, it's your Reticular Activating System influencing the world you see around you."

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