Anthon St. Maarten
Is Your Reality Tunnel Being Hacked?
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? Are you sure that the content of your reality experience is truly by your own design?
Many spiritually aware people believe that we are the co-creators of our own reality experience and masters of our destiny. Some of us go with the flow, weaving this divine knowledge intuitively into our daily existence, while others prefer to focus on it more deliberately, in order to shape their lives more proactively. Whatever your approach, are you sure that your reality experience is truly by your own design? There has been much debate and speculation in recent years about what ‘reality’ truly is. The spiritually aware need no convincing of some of these new ideas, but the jury still seems to be out among the scientific community. There are, however, scientists, academics and theorists who agree that reality is a hologram of consciousness created by our collective projection of it.
Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are - or, as we are conditioned to see it ~ Stephen Covey
From this perspective, life and the world as we know it, is basically a 3-D movie, which all of us collectively produce, direct and star in, on a daily basis. These modern theories about reality and unconscious co-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. 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 actually create our reality.
These new perspectives on consciousness and reality perception 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 own 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 experts will also tell you that according to quantum theory phenomena, objects (matter) does not appear to exist at all. What we perceive as other people, animals and things are merely vibrations or varying frequencies of energy. The only thing that does exist is energy, or consciousness.
Consciousness is what holds it all together. Consciousness is what shapes and drives our Universe. Some call this ‘the matrix’ or 'field' to which we are all connected; others describe it as the Collective Consciousness, Spirit, Source or God.
Some theorists further describe the Universe as originating from the size of a pea, which has expanded over millions of years, and continues to expand indefinitely. However, in essence 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 co-creating our reality 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 reality ‘tunnel vision’? 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 such a joint reality tunnel!
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 true personal conviction? Or is your version of reality being shaped by politics, mainstream and social media, corporate marketing, or even 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 and fake news, how unique or pure is each of our personal reality tunnels really? Next time you stroll out of a cinema, for example, 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? Just think about it. © 2010 Anthon St. MaartenABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anthon St. Maarten is a psychic medium and destiny coach with a global clientele of thought leaders, business executives, celebrities, politicians, academics, and luminaries in the arts and sciences in more than thirty countries spanning five continents.
He is also a metaphysics teacher, psychic development coach, podcaster, and spiritual blogger. Anthon is a hereditary psychic medium in professional practice since 2004 and a liberal arts post-graduate with a major in psychology.
Anthon publishes the spiritual life design blog, The S Word, and is the author of Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny and The Sensible Psychic: A Leading-Edge Guide To True Psychic Perception.