13 Aug A New Take on “Scripting the Life You Want” — Sierpiński Triangle, RAS & Randonauting
Recently after reading Neville Goddard and New Thought scholar and historian, Mitch Horowitz’s book, “The Miracle Club” — got a book suggestion for a new book “Scripting the Life You Want: Manifest Your Dreams with Just Pen and Paper” by the actor Royce Christyn.
In the book Christyn explains how he developed his scripting method through four years of trial and error, keeping what worked and dropping what didn’t until he brought his success rate from 5% to nearly 100%.
Scripting has been around forever, almost every New Age system embraces some form of it. I was wondering what could he possibly add to the subject? Of course, having an assumption like that isn’t very helpful for spiritual growth. The truth has been staring us in the face forever. It doesn’t mean we get it. So a fresh take on it from someone who has worked it well, might just be the little piece of the puzzle that tips the scales toward your greater realization.
I believe the book has some Aha! moments — the combination of his own personal realizations, enthusiasm and matter-of-fact communication style transmits something. The little tweaks and his grasp of some relatively unknown scientific discoveries and emerging technologies (without using them to justify anything) — makes for an enlightening read.
Creation is Finished
In the Foreword, Horowitz mentions:
“There is a brick-by-brick realism to Royce’s approach . . . and something more. In my years as a seeker and writer within New Thought, I have come to feel that we do not manifest events. I believe, rather, that amid varying laws and forces under which we must live, we are able, through perspective, focus, mental pictures, and emotionalized thoughts, to select events from a nonlinear field of infinitude. I develop this theory in my book The Miracle Club, and I won’t get into the weeds of it here. Suffice it to say, certain finely crafted and practicable exercises help us enter that field of selection. Some exercises work better than others, employing and engaging our psyches in the most productive ways. What you are about to experience is, in my view, one of those rare and remarkably effective methods that help galvanize your mental and emotional forces for maximum potency and results.”
That we “select events from a nonlinear field of infinitude” echos Neville Goddard’s famous words “creation is finished.” Of all the things Neville has lectured about — the “creation as finished” is the most mindblowing.
In Neville’s “Five Lessons: A Master Class” (1948), he says:
“As we told you last night, you have but one gift that is truly yours to give, and that is yourself. There is no other gift; you must press it out of yourself by an appropriation. It is there within you now for creation is finished. There is nothing to be that is not now. There is nothing to be created for all things are already yours, they are all finished.”
Christyn’s Scripting and the Reticular Activating System (RAS)
In “Scripting the Life You Want“, Christyn mentions:
“The first clue to our magical mundane Want List success can be found in a process carried out in our brain stem by a set of interconnected nuclei that make up what is known as the reticular formation. The neurons in this area of your brain form incredibly complex networks and help control everything from our transitions between sleep and wakefulness to the amount of dopamine (your internal reward chemical) released into your system. But we are going to focus on just one aspect of your reticular formation for now: the extrathalamic control modulatory system, which you may have heard called the reticular activating system (RAS)…”
From the book:
Our RAS decides what it lets through the filter based on the following two factors:
1. What we deem important (our goals and all the things we have reinforced over the years through belief).
2. Our survival, specifically what in the current moment will allow us to continue to stay alive. (This is because our RAS is hardwired to focus on our survival.) That means that our RAS is focused on two main things—how important the information it is receiving is to our immediate survival and how important something is to us because we keep telling it to focus on something. That is the exciting or terrifying part, depending on how you choose to see it. The good news is that you have the power to easily and gradually reprogram your RAS. While most teachers suggest visualizing or daydreaming about goals, I know from personal experience that it is just as crucial to give our RAS feedback and written instructions . . . which is why writing down seemingly mundane things (that you know are going to happen) on your Daily Want List is so important. When the mundane things manifest in your reality, your RAS begins to make new synapses and connections regarding your Daily Want List and reality. Your brain’s RAS immediately begins to understand two things:
1. When something goes onto this list, it is likely to happen in real life.
2. I better pay attention to whatever is on this list, because it is likely to happen in real life. This is important, because your Daily Want List addresses the two jobs of our RAS: survival and desire. Our RAS is now paying extra attention whenever that list is created because it knows, from a survival standpoint, that what goes on that list happens. You are instructing your brain to start paying attention to everything around you that could help you receive the things on your Daily Want List . . . including your BIG intentions, dreams, and desires! “If you think about a point in your life that you want to reach (employment, travel, marriage), your RAS will detect that this is essential to your life and do a better job at focusing on these things.”
He calls this his ExtraCOM “because it sounds like “extra communication,” which is exactly what we are doing when we actively engage this incredible part of our brain: giving it extra communication so it knows what we want.”
Do We Experience The World As It Really Is … Or As We Need It To Be?
“Scripting allows us to interact with someone—ourselves—and alter the reality of our world. Ever since I discovered the correct way to script, I have been searching for what it uses to operate or how it works. As discoveries in science and technology are made, I am always fascinated to see if they can help explain how seemingly otherworldly tools like scripting operate., a professor and cognitive scientist from the University of California, Irvine, presented a TED talk in 2015 laying out what he and his many research students had discovered. In his twenty-minute talk, he takes the audience on an incredible journey that leads to one pretty astounding conclusion: evolution does not favor reality.
From the TED talk:
“Does natural selection really favor seeing reality as it is? Fortunately, we don’t have to wave our hands and guess; evolution is a mathematically precise theory. We can use the equations of evolution to check this out. We can have various organisms in artificial worlds compete and see which survive and which thrive and which sensory systems are more fit. So in my lab, we have run hundreds of thousands of evolutionary game simulations with lots of different randomly chosen worlds and organisms that compete for resources in those worlds. Some of the organisms see all of the reality, others see just part of the reality, and some see none of the reality, only fitness. Who wins? Well, I hate to break it to you, but perception of reality goes extinct. In almost every simulation, organisms that see none of reality but are just tuned to fitness drive to extinction all the organisms that perceive reality as it is.” Full transcript here.
Digging Rabbit Holes in Wonderland
Horowitz says in The Miracle Club:
“What is really happening is that we select—not manifest, but select—from an infinite variety of things that are occurring all at once, all around us. When our illusion of order is pierced by an emotive, focused thought, we experience what might be called a “time collapse,” in which events, perceptions, and notions of past, present, and future all blend together. We then see the world as it really is—whole and not subdivided into points on an imaginary line, extending from birth to death.”
“Scripting is a way to retune our ExtraCom System to suddenly see the areas of reality we aren’t already hardwired to see and experience. Scripting opens up new gates and doorways to potential realities for us—it is likely that we aren’t creating these future realities out of thin air.”
The Sierpiński Triangle and the Chaos Game
It seriously freaked me out that there is the possibility that we never see what might be right next to us because of “predetermined probability-tun
Check out this video by Numberphile on YouTube mentioned in the book. Watch it to the end. I got chills with the fractal at 6:20.
This will lead you down the rabbit hole to:
The Fatum Project and Randonauts
“Randonauting is a way to turn the world around you into an adventure. Stemming from research of The Fatum Project, Randonautica was created to send a Randonaut outside of their day-to-day routine by using a quantum random number generator to derive a coordinate to journey to. Early results are showing there might be more to mind-matter interaction than we once knew. The Randonauts movement is a global phenomenon.”
I downloaded the app on Google Play and “took a journey of randomness into the world around me. “Visited three locations every day for three days. Blown away on day two by the places it sent me —that for another post. Go to /r/randonauts to find out more information and the theory behind it.
Selection Rather Than Manifestation
“The idea of selection versus manifestation is something that I have thought about before, and I would like to take it a step further here. If it’s all a simulation like a computer, then scripting and/or manifesting is as easy to explain to ourselves, as it is to explain to someone that, for a computer to do anything for us, we must give it, commands (like we would give the quantum Fatum Project Bot a command to retrieve a location). This also lines up with what Hoffman described as our perception of reality being the interface of something like the desktop of a computer. Intention and emotion all fuel something, but I think it’s easier than that. We can give a computer commands while feeling anything from anger to elation to boredom. As long as we know how to execute the commands (and what commands to execute), the computer doesn’t care what state of feeling we are in.”
The power of scripting—real day-to-day scripting—is that we aren’t creating in some nebulous future. We are only looking ahead to the next twelve hours or so, and that creates an entirely different framework in our minds.
Use the word “I intend” instead of “I want”
You are selecting not manifesting
Seeing “reality” will lead you to extinction.
Give the RAS instructions
Randonauting is awesome
ROYCE CHRISTYN is an actor, researcher, writer, futurist, and documentary film director. He has appeared in film and television shows including Drake and Josh, Zoey 101, and Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place with Selena Gomez. Christyn grew up in a family that encouraged the study of New Thought, meditation, and spirituality from a very young age, and he considers himself an “explorer and archeologist” of all things New Thought.
In addition to his acting work in television and film, Christyn has stepped behind the camera on numerous occasions, most notably directing the acclaimed documentary Out In The Open. His bylines have appeared in national and international publications including Paste Magazine, In Touch, Life & Style, Closer, and others. He has had media appearances on BBC World News, NBC News, CBS’s The Couch, Fox’s MORE Entertainment, TMZ Live, in addition to hundreds of radio and news show appearances across the globe. He lives in Los Angeles.
MITCH HOROWITZ is a PEN Award-winning historian, longtime publishing executive, and a leading New Thought commentator with bylines in The New York Times, Time, Politico, Salon, and The Wall Street Journal and media appearances on Dateline NBC, CBS Sunday Morning, All Things Considered and Coast to Coast AM. He is the author of several books, including Occult America, One Simple Idea, and The Miracle Club. He lives in New York City.