Many of us believe we are co-creators of our reality experience and masters of our own destiny. Some of us go with the flow, weaving this divine knowledge intuitively into our daily existence, while others prefer to focus on it consciously, to shape their lives more proactively. Whatever your approach, are you sure that the content of your reality experience is truly by your own design?
There has been much debate and speculation in recent years about what ‘reality’ truly is. Many people, who are spiritually aware, need no convincing of these facts, but the jury is still out among the scientific community. There are, however, scientists, academics and theorists who agree that reality is merely an illusion, a hologram of consciousness created by our collective projection of it. From this perspective, life and the world as we know it, is merely a 3-D movie, which all of us collectively produce, direct and star in, on a daily basis.
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
These modern theories about reality and conscious creation are partly based on concepts arising from science, such as the ‘measurement problem’ found in quantum physics. The measurement dilemma refers to an unusual phenomenon that has baffled experts. It was found that before matter manifests, it exists in many possible ways or places.
It also gave rise to concepts like the reality tunnel, popularized by Timothy Leary and Robert Anton Wilson. The reality tunnel theory states that we each create and perceive reality in our own unique and subjective way, based on our belief system, social conditioning, cultural background and personal experiences. The world you live in is your individual interpretation of reality, via your senses, shaped by your personal beliefs and experience ‘filters’.
Some theorists describe the Universe as originating from the size of a pea, which has expanded over millions of years, and continues to expand indefinitely. However, deep down we are all still a small part of that original little orb.
Now if we are all connected in this way, and we are all creating our world together, the following question comes to mind: is it in our best interest for each of us to do this ‘co-creating’ from inside our own reality tunnel, or not? In other words, what happens if many of us line up our beliefs and thoughts and feelings, and we begin to coordinate our ‘tunnel vision’?
Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison, by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Imagine the awesome possibilities, if we could all coordinate our reality tunnels for the greater good, if we would all strive together for peace, love and harmony? From this perspective, John Lennon’s vision of a future world, without prejudice, hatred and suffering, does seem very plausible. There will be so much Light at the end of that tunnel!
If an increasing number of us globally are daily viewing the same apocalyptic television footage, or the same doomsday movies, and if we are all reading the same gloomy newspaper reports, how unique or pure is each of our reality tunnels really?
And then ask yourself if you will be joining your fellow audience members in adding the same grey shades of fear, prejudice, violence, cynicism or misguided propaganda to the interior of your reality tunnel?
© 2010 Anthon St Maarten