Have you ever considered that while you believe you are creating your own reality, you may actually be recreating someone else’s version? Have you ever considered that many of us may be shaping a future planned for us by others?
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.
According to quantum theory matter does not exist in a specific state, or appear in a specific place, until it has been focused upon by measuring it. Only when a particle’s behavior has been measured by a scientist focusing on it, can its actual state or future manifestation be predicted. This may confirm the belief that our thoughts, words and feelings create our reality.
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’.
Experts will also tell you that according to quantum theory, objects do not appear to exist at all. Nothing seems real. What we perceive as other people, animals and things are merely vibrations or frequencies of energy. The only thing that does exist is consciousness. Consciousness holds it all together. Consciousness is what shapes and drives our Universe. Some call this ‘the matrix’ to which we are all connected; others describe it as our collective consciousness, Spirit, Source or God.
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’?
But, what if your reality tunnel is being ‘hacked’? Be honest, is your reality tunnel a pure version of your strongest spiritual connection, your deepest intuitive insight, your truly personal conviction? Or is your version of reality being shaped by politics, the media or possibly by conspiracy theories and mass hysteria?
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?
Next time you stroll out of a cinema, after having watched the latest blockbuster, consider what each member of the audience will be doing with the ideas, images and impressions they picked up from watching that film.
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