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You’re Amazing – You Have A Reticular Activating System!

Continuing my study of A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.


The last couple of weeks I have been using Andy’s techniques a lot more than usual. Everything has been going pretty well on most fronts. However I was still struggling with some elements of a new online business opportunity that presented itself. I decided eventually that there was too much time, money and effort required. There was also no certainty of a return. I know there is never absolute certainty of a return but that wasn’t the main thing. It was just too much time and effort. Later I remembered my Reticular Activating System.

That day I was listening in the car to the audio of the chapter below (Chapter 6 – UABFM). I have read this chapter about maybe 6 or 7 times but found that I have forgotten some important points. So I reviewed my book and journal notes of this chapter after I got home. Immediately afterwards I edited my design regarding business opportunities. So, I adjusted the design in such a way that I only come across opportunities which are tested and likely to succeed. They are easy to implement, quick to learn, don’t take forever and will help and/or inspire people.

Needless to say, within a few days I came across something that at this stage appears to meet that criteria. Stay tuned for more on same. In the meantime here is my summary of chapter 6.


I have a Reticular Activating System (RAS) in my brain. It filters out stuff I don’t need to know because they have become routine. This means it helps me operate on autopilot, walking, driving etc. It is also like a spam filter.

The answers filter through when I know what I desire first. So, if I am not rich, it is natural, simply because I have not yet programmed my RAS filter for what I desire.

When I desire a particular type of car, I then start to see them everywhere, this is because my RAS has been programmed that this car now has value to me. The same can be applied to a business opportunity, a partner, a job or whatever.

As soon as I know what I am looking for, then the information and opportunities become apparent because I have identified to my RAS what is important to me. If I don’t know or have not yet decided, then my RAS won’t find it for me. Even if it’s very close I will not see it. I get this once I have control over my ego to fully create my designs and I feel the answers.

For example, when I planned taking a trip abroad, all the minor visualisations I had all aided me in accomplishing my goal, yet these were mostly done on autopilot without thinking about them. They took very little time or effort, yet were essential to attaining the goal, choosing an airline, booking time off work, checking my passport, printing off boarding passes, packing my bag, setting my alarm etc. This is all natural goal setting. It is what I do when I desire something and I know without doubt I will make it happen.

Why Goals Work

That is why these goals work and goals like ‘I want to be rich’ fail. I can feel the difference between them. I have created stepping stones and knew it would happen, therefore I created it. ‘Belief’ was not involved. I look inside myself and I feel my state – this is the state, the feeling I use to bring my designs into my reality. Whatever my mind can conceive and know, it can create! This is critical for me to know.

So, the main thing is, I need to know the destination and supply some visualisation of the steps I need to take to get there. The problem here can sometimes be the term ‘goal setting’. This has been misused to the point that when we hear it, most people shun away from it, yet it is what we do on autopilot all the time. It is in our nature and we use it to succeed at everything big and small, all the time. I succeeded in getting to New York, I succeeded in getting to work, to the shops, getting home again, never forgetting where I lived. I was detached from the outcome because the outcome was certain and fully expected.

So, it needs to be the same with goals like, getting rich, starting a business, recovering my health, losing weight, successful relationships. Exactness gives power.

We automatically do what is necessary to get to New York as it has been programmed and is mostly done on autopilot. But when it’s new we have to learn it. So, I need to do the same with planning my business success, when planning to become rich.


Because I desire success I must program my mind for it. It is not hard, it just requires me to slow down, use less effort, consider what my desired outcome is and then visualise attaining that outcome. It is not rocket science, I can do this stuff, I can change my thinking, and become a successful person – I know I can.

I always find the right piece of information at the right time and I get inspired as I continue to re-read and re-tune. The main thing is I must know what I desire and then become fully aware of how to get it. I cannot know all the facts so I let that go.

My ego has no experience outside of the past. Often, I cannot see the thing I am looking for until I move away from my ego. When I change my perspective, I can see more clearly.

There is an advantage to having a general knowledge of a lot of subjects rather than a lot of knowledge of one subject. My experiences are unique to me, no-one else has had the same experiences, therefore I will see things others will not. My vision is to start seeing goal setting as pleasure rather than work.

I now stop using the term goal setting and start using the term ‘my designs’. So now when I talk about my life design it is about how I design my life using this technique.

I attract nothing, I create my designs, my desires, my things, my world out of thin air… I engineer my future and I will soon prove it to myself.

Good Routines

A program can be good or bad. When it becomes a routine, I can do it on autopilot. I can imprint into my mind the routine for me to achieve the life I desire. My vision is to attain my design routinely and without effort. I like the sound of that.

The reason I take things for granted is that things have become part of my routines, and of course the object of a routine is that I don’t have to think about it. My mind takes care of billions of internal routines every day. They are properly installed programs.

However, there can be problems with routines. The program is kept out of my RAS when I have programmed a routine. I don’t need to know about it or pay too much attention to it anymore. My brain then thinks I don’t need to notice so my RAS switches the present moment off. Therefore, I need to slow down, smell the roses, use no-mind and be present as much of the time as possible.

Everything ever created, from the wheel to the internet, started out as a thought, a daydream. Without it, nothing happens. Once I have switched these natural skills back on, I may find I don’t have to do any of the heavy lifting again. When I apply these techniques, I see my designs go from powerful to extraordinary and I can protect myself from harm. And because I am unique I can use any combination to make this work.


  • I have a Reticular Activating System (RAS)
  • It creates routines and helps me operate on autopilot
  • When I program my RAS for what I desire, it allows it through its filter and it now knows it’s important to me
  • It is important to remember that I must decide and know what I desire, otherwise RAS won’t allow it
  • My feelings never lie
  • Consider planning a trip – this is natural goal setting
  • I have created stepping stones – I knew it would happen
  • Whatever I can conceive and know I can create
  • I succeeded because I was detached from the outcome because the outcome was certain and expected
  • Exactness gives power
  • I desire success; therefore, I program my mind for it
  • I don’t need to know everything
  • I see goal setting as pleasure, this now becomes my designs for my life
  • My RAS will switch off the present moment so I need to remember to remain present
  • Everything ever created began as a thought

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The Process of Success

The Process of Success
Continuing my study of A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.


For the last month or so, I have struggled with a decision regarding a contract I am working on. An offer of a more secure position came in at a time when it looks like the obvious choice. However I had to go back to ABFM basics when considering this one and while there is more risk in taking a different path I feel it in my gut that it is the right one. My review and summary below of Chapter 5 of Using a Bug Free Mind really stood out and helped me in this regard. Once again thank you Andy Shaw for these inspiring books.

Success includes energy, enthusiasm for life, creative freedom, a sense of wellbeing, fulfilling relationships, good health, and of course material abundance. Success is the ability to fulfil all our desires with effortless ease.

I can’t out give the universe so if I desire anything then I change from going to get to going to give and I find then that abundance finds me. So, if I desire love I give love; if I desire attention I give attention; if I desire material riches I help others become materially rich. If I desire to be blessed with all the good things in life, then I silently bless everyone else with all the good things.

The more I give the more I will receive. In my willingness to give that which I seek I will keep the abundance of the universe circulating in my life. I am demonstrating that I know I have an abundance of it by giving it away.

Life is a force flowing through me; where I direct my attention, the energy flows. I avoid protecting what I have, otherwise I am asking to need protection more. I create my design for each of my desires. I am expecting and therefore creating it. By expecting it I am ‘believing it’, so the universe serves up what I am asking for.

I now expect and know I have success with the same certain mindset that used to expect failure. This makes a huge difference. Inside I feel I am successful and in turn making others successful. I confer benefits on all in my act of succeeding. I silently desire for them to find what they are looking for. This kind of silent giving is very powerful. I practise silently wishing everyone I encounter joy, happiness and laughter. This is how I use the law of giving and receiving. I see my life always over-brimming with joy, happiness and laughter. In doing this I am circulating the gifts of caring, appreciation, affection and love and will therefore keep wealth also circulating in my life.

I feel the success growing within me with every action. I allow every act I take; my tone and look express the quiet assurance that I am successful. Words are not necessary to communicate this feeling to others. I go to give; I do not go to get. I get automatically by giving more, so I don’t need to focus on that more than provide a way to automatically receive.

I remain aware of my egos desire to keep me safe when I see the results of mistakes or bad decisions. One good decision makes up for hundreds of bad ones, so I remain constantly on the look-out for my egos wish for me not to progress. Success is overcoming all my mental barriers, anything that is holding me back is not helping me get to where I desire to go, so I drop it and let it go. If it’s not helping me its hurting me and I don’t need it. Being able to quit things that don’t work is essential to my success.

I am continually busy doing countless things which I don’t know how to do for sure. This is my journey, the fun and excitement, I don’t know what my future holds. All I know is that I am committed to a path and I will do whatever it takes to take the next step. This gets me to the next step and the next…. this is just a process of acting boldly. This is a formula for success. I am worthy of success. My results of my efforts and decisions is transformed by the fact that I no longer self-sabotage myself. My mindset is now resolved to be successful. I don’t have to be smart enough not to fail, this is the opposite of how life evolves. The more success full I am the more mistakes I make, period.

If I sit still I am playing it safe, it might look like I am moving forward because I am not moving backwards but nothing stands still. If I am not moving forwards I am moving backwards even if it doesn’t appear so.

Nothing stands still! The whole universe (everything) is made up of energy. Energy cannot stand still, it must move. To not act is to move backwards. I desire success more than I desire acceptance. I do not play this game not to lose, I play this game to win. By me winning doesn’t mean anyone else loses. I know that one of the many decisions I make will result in success and that others will result in failure. But the failures will increase my chances of winning if I fully accept and absorb the lessons which my failures have paid for. So simply, I always play to win.
One of the ultimate truths of success is the more money I spend on financial knowledge, the more money I will make. I do not look for free advice as successful people expect to pay for it. Free advice can often end up being the most expensive advice of all. People with success driven mindsets focus on personal growth. To have more I must become more. By reading a book or this material I am planting a seed or watering a seed already planted. However, the action of acquiring more knowledge on its own will not make me successful, it requires that I act, make decisions and continually take steps in the direction of my desires, accepting and surrendering to everything along the way, removing all the viruses from my mind. Once there mentally through conscious intention I create success in anything I desire to do.

As a person with a success driven mindset I focus on what I enjoy doing, on my bliss. Without a success driven mindset, I would do what I must to stay comfortable and not lose out. When I recognised this in myself I accepted it fully and surrendered to it, and went back to basics and continued removing the viruses.

I love life and the abundance that money brings. True success gives me more peace and contentment and the money allows me to fully live my life and treat those around me. Money is also a seed for greater adventure.

As a person with a success driven mindset I do not put myself purposely into environments where I can be sublimely affected by garbage. As a successful person, I break out from the job and poverty trap, with my mind focussed on only good things. By doing this, success is guaranteed as thoughts must find their vibrational match. I get more of whatever I focus upon.

I sever my connections to all things negative, and give all my dominant attention to achieving success. I give up the pressure of having to achieve it by a certain time or in a certain way. I have the freedom to create without any negativity and with no time or financial pressure.

This is when I need to watch my mind carefully as my ego is on the lookout. I allow any negativity to come to the surface and observe it. I shine the light of my consciousness on it and allow the real obstacles to emerge. That way I can deal with them. I write them down and I will deal with them in a later process.

I eradicate every unsuccessful thought pattern as this is essential to creating my success. It is not hard work and just involves thinking. For me to be successful I need to know with certainty that I am successful and will be successful in the future. But my ego knows that it can allow me this feeling of certainty because its greatest power over me is that of an erosive force. Every second that passes from my point of knowing it, my resolve to it happening weakens. And on my journey to success, I have found myself thinking on some occasions ‘I thought I was nearly there’, when a plan or a dream hasn’t delivered the results I thought it would, or knew it would at one point. On these occasions, it was because my ego had eroded my resolve to the point where I could not attain the success I once knew I could. But because it happened slowly and I was not present and conscious, it was easy for my ego to have its way and ‘protect’ me. This is the principal thing I need to guard against, and the reason most do not become successful despite their efforts.

Because of this I continuously work on my mind and maintaining a state of knowing and living a state of knowing through having completed the process of ‘Creating a Bug Free Mind’. It is a core bug which is only found and dealt with through honest observation and practise of this material. I snap myself into the present so that I can defeat this subtle but powerful bug. I use thought provokers to help me.

If I find it, I accept and surrender to it. By acceptance of where I am now, and not fighting it I can move forward and do what is necessary to achieve my designs. If I leave the blinkers on I am creating an invisible barrier to my success which I cannot get over with that mindset, so its critical that I not delude myself into believing my ego. Where I am is where I am and is the foundation from which I plan a course to get where I desire to go.

This is a continuous process which doesn’t’ ever finish. So, re-reading and re-tuning is something that I work into my routine. Most importantly, applying the techniques and practises erodes my egos control. I am using the same weapon it uses against me to defeat it. It is preventative medicine. If I don’t take the medicine, then the virus will re-appear and re-take control and convince me otherwise. This is the way it is. My mind requires continuous exercise to prevent the viruses from screwing up a successful life.

If I don’t do this I am 100% certain to fail. My ego wants me to forget about this and carry on as it will convince me that I am successful even if I don’t regularly re-read and re-tune, accept, surrender, study the failures, keep to the path and know that I will get there. Most coaches and success teachers don’t know this. I am committed to this myself and to helping others find this truth about how success works.


• Success means success in all areas of life, not just money, so I need to be a successful person.
• I can’t out-give the universe and going to give I automatically get.
• I keep the abundance of the universe circulating in my life.
• Life is a force that flows through me.
• I know I am successful. I expect it.
• I confer benefits on all in my act of getting rich.
• I practise silently wishing everyone I encounter joy, happiness and laughter.
• I feel the success growing within me.
• I remain aware of my egos desire to keep me ‘safe’ and ‘protect’ me from growth.
• If it’s not helping me it’s hurting me.
• I will do whatever it takes to take the next step.
• My mindset is resolved to be successful.
• If I am sitting still, I am playing it safe. If I am not moving forwards, then I am moving backwards.
• I accept the lessons my failures have paid for.
• To have more I must become more.
• I continually take steps in the direction of my desires.
• If I get to feeling comfortable and a fear of losing out, I recognize this is a core bug that has re-appeared. I accept it, surrender to it and get back to basics until it is removed.
• I love life and abundance.
• I break out from the job and poverty trap.
• If I focus only on good things, success is guaranteed as all thoughts must find their matching vibration.
• I give my dominant attention to achieving success.
• This brings me a passive income which gives me time to focus on bringing about my desires.
• I remain aware of my ego and I write down any negative thoughts that appear during the process.
• I know with certainty that I am successful and will be more successful in the future.
• I guard against the erosive force my ego brings to bear on my success.
• When my ego comes through I accept it and do not fight it, I re-tune and move forward.
• I use the same weapon against my ego as it uses against me and I erode its control.
• I am committed to this path and to helping others recognise it in themselves.
• This is how success works.
• I let go of previous failures and bad decisions.
• I choose to do the scary things – video etc.
• I am playing to win.
• I root out all negative feelings.
• I create the feelings of joy, relief and happiness with complete freedom from negativity and create my desires in my mind and capture the feelings of them, the vibration of them. This is having it before I have it.
• Feelings are the language of my sub-conscious so I pay careful attention to them, they are my guide.
• I am committed to the design process and I stay with it until it delivers.
• My mind is now resolved to be fully committed to this process. Decision = made!
• As my resolve takes hold I feel false beliefs dissolving and I know I am a success and I now go to create it!

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Gerry and Martine
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All Things Considered


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