Human brain is divided into two parts-Sub-conscious brain,which makes up 95% part of the brain & Conscious brain which makes up only up to 5% of the brain.
In the book ‘Twelve Pathways‘ it is clearly explained, human consciousness is like a President of a large business who has information on small part of space-time events that are going on in the many offices & factories of Corporation.Our consciousness can be aware of perhaps one-millionth of incoming information each second of the day.Imagine,every hair on your body sends a signal to your brain.This tremendous mass of data is handled by our sub-conscious brain which abstract,classify,suppress & distribute this huge flood of incoming sensory information.Hence,the human consciousness,although important ,receives pre-processed & abstracted information.
Reticular Activating system is an important part of the brain.It is referred to EGO in general terms.It literally functions as the ‘doorkeeper’ of Consciousness.It permits very tiny trickle of information to consciousness. The ego uses your emotions as pleasure-pain whips & forces you to guard your security,sensation & power addictions & continously direct your energy towards enhancing them.
When we operate from lower consciousness levels(bereft of Love,compassion,forgiveness),RAS acts like a president of country during war.The information most likely to dominate on our consciousness involves the matters of security,power & sensation.
But when you operate from higher consciousness levels(flooding with Love,Gratitude,compassion,forgiveness),you no longer identify the essence of you with your body,your worldly status,your mental programming.You deeply experience as a being with pure conscious awareness that just watches the drama of your life as it is acted out on different stages of world.