Preferred Perception

to create reality is life's purpose – lessons from Nowheim

Parallel Realities

I have this little trick that has saved me many times from going crazy with fear and worry. I know that a fearful thought can quickly get out of control and grow into panic. The longer I think about something I fear, the worse it looks and the more likely it seems to become reality. The monster in my head keeps growing with my imagination. I first acknowledge that it COULD happen to get the monster’s attention. If I try to ignore it, it just keeps nagging and getting louder. Then, I tell it that I am choosing a different reality, one where things work out the way I want them to. It gives me relief and helps me change my thought pattern. It works for me, and I don’t need to know at that moment whether parallel realities even exist and how I would go about shifting from one to another.

Do I play a mental trick on myself and the monster (most things we fear never materialize anyway), or do I really switch realities? What is reality anyway? Is there a difference between reality and universe or parallel realities and multiverses?

In a philosophical or spiritual context, reality is just another word for perception. Perception is formed by beliefs, imagination and expectations. In other words, the number of possible personal realities would be endless or only limited by a person’s imagination. Do they exist – in which ever form – even if they have not been activated by anybody? Do activated realities stay alive when they are abandoned by the person? I can’t answer any of those questions.

In a scientific context, the universe is our reality, and so parallel realities would be parallel universes. If those exist, do we create them at every moment, or do all possible realities already exist for us to choose all the time? Sounds a little bit like what I think quantum mechanics is about. The idea of parallel universes is not so farfetched either. Serious scientists have been pondering the possibility that we live in a multiverse. Is the universe even real? The multiverse? It has been suggested that our brain makes physical reality up, that it interprets frequencies it senses and forms an idea we then perceive as physical reality. The newest thought model – biocentrism – is based on the premise that consciousness creates the universe and not the other way around. I am not even trying to understand the scientific theories or even my own questions. That doesn’t stop me from speculating and playing with the idea of being able to shift realities when I don’t like the current one.

When I change my reality, don’t I also change everybody else’s? After all, I am not alone in this world. Let’s say A and B are a couple, B comes down with a fatal illness, and let’s say A can see a connection between the situation and thoughts he had frequently been thinking. He may not have wished that she’d disappear out of his life. But he may have been upset about some habits of hers and imagined how life would be without her. Or he may have thought about losing her because he had watched a friend lose his wife. Innocent enough? Maybe not. The law of attraction delivers what we focus on whether we want to attract it or reject it. Focus is focus. We are responsible for everything we experience. Her illness and his insight that he could have caused it helps him change his thoughts and attitude towards her. Can he heal her the same way he made her sick? The law of attraction also says that we cannot create in another’s reality. Did he make her sick in his only while she is healthy in her own and any other for that matter? Is her non-physical essence aware of all possible realities? Is his aware? If he can switch to one where she is healthy, does he witness her healing or would he ‘forget’ that she was sick? Maybe those are just two of many possible scenarios or realities from which he can choose.

How often do we switch? With every thought? With every breath? Is there even a chronological order in our life? Do all moments or experiences exist simultaneously and what we call passage of time is just a net of realities we weave with our choices at any given moment? Whatever it is, we are still responsible for our reality.

A has heard of the Hawaiian mantra ho’oponopono and starts meditating on it. “B, I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.” He gains insights about himself during meditation, how he created the situation, and thanks her for the lessons she provided him with her illness. So far so good. But can he persuade her that his lesson has been learned and that she needs to get well now? If he jumps into another reality where she is fine, does he abandon her in this? Would that be fair to her? How real is she anyway? How real is he? How real is ‘reality’? Back to the questions above.

Some of the lessons he learns are these (all in this reality or this or that).

  1. Enjoy every moment as much as you can and be loving and kind to her as well as to yourself. It could be the last for either.
  2. Watch your thoughts and sentiments. They are predictors of what you are attracting.
  3. Never give up hope. Miracles happen.
  4. Even if there are no parallel realities in this physical universe, there is another reality that is forever and non-physical. No love and no connection is ever lost ‘over there’.

And they are the lessons I have learned too just by musing about the subject. One could say I ‘quantum jumped’ to a parallel reality where I am a little bit smarter than I was a minute ago. Or one could also say I just learned something.  smile. it's free and therapeutic.

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  1. wilma says:

    I am not sure that this can answer all my questions, but it’s an interesting explanation of parallel realities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NYEthP0rh4

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