Part 3: the Neuroscience of Manifestation and Belief
If you haven’t yet read parts one and two of this article, I suggest you do so by following this link .
Manifestation is always happening in our nervous system, whether we are aware of it or not. Our nervous system is programed to align our outer world to our inner state of self. We are magnetizing our external circumstances toward us based on our internal beliefs, thoughts, and actions.
This is happening, whether we choose to be aware of it or not. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of tuning into your programmed belief system when approaching the work of manifestation. Most of our beliefs were programmed into our nervous systems via the nucleus basalis when we zero to seven years old. A lot of these beliefs we’re programmed in response to how our primary caregivers related to us.
It is part of our job in adulthood to redefine what beliefs we would like to hold in our systems, rather than just accepting the beliefs that we’re programmed into our system. This is one of the amazing things about neuro-plasticity: our beliefs and brain patterning can change and evolve!
Part 4: What You Believe, You Perceive
I’d like you to consider: Why is it that when you first hear about a new car, you all of a sudden see it everywhere you go? Or, when you learn a new word you all of a sudden hear it everywhere?
There is a part of the brain called the reticular activating system (RAS), which chooses what information we notice. That’s why you can be in the exact same room as another person, and sense and notice totally different things. One person may hear a high pitched humming, and another may not. One person may notice a stain on the wall, and another doesn’t give it a second glance.
This is a part of how our brain’s function so that we perceive what our nervous system has deemed the most important information. And, this works on a subtle level as well.
For example, someone who believes that “everyone’s a critic” will notice circumstances and situations that affirm that belief. This individual will be hypersensitive to all of the evidence that proves that belief to be correct.
Another example is a common belief we see in women and girls; “I am not pretty enough.” An individual with this belief will look in the mirror and see all of the evidence that they are not pretty. They will pick up on all of their perceived flaws (zits, cellulite, body hair, curves, or whatever their brain deems as “not (conventionally speaking) pretty”).
The main point to be aware of here is that the brain is seeking out evidence to prove your belief system correct. This is not rooted in actual reality, as I’m sure you have seen in close friends or relatives who have the belief “I am not pretty enough,” yet are absolutely beautiful.
When you operate from the standpoint of believing in what it is that your manifesting as if it we’re already true, your brain seeks out evidence that proves your belief correct. Your brain naturally brings you toward what you believe, which is why it is vital we align our unconscious belief system with our conscious Self.
So, how do you change your belief system and reprogram your unconscious mind? A few great ways to get you started are:
Uplifting your habits and daily routines
If you’d like to experience this practice and process directly, I hope you join me for my Goddess Retreat in Panama this 10 - 16 November 2019.