Of course, there isn’t just one world but billions of worlds with similarities and differences. In some places they intersect, in others they diverge.
The world seems very real. But it isn’t. It’s just a dream. It’s bendable and changeable. Even the past is pure potentiality.
Perceiving the world as a non-fixed entity goes against what we like to call common sense. But even science is starting to view the observable (and unobservable) universe this way (quantum theory, string theory, M-theory; videos below. The first one is super crammed and super fast).
Still it goes against what we think we know about the world and what we observe in our daily life. Even though quantum theory is almost 100 years old it hasn’t shaped our world view yet.
It was quite stunning when I first experienced how fluctuating reality really is. I saw how things, people and circumstances could change instantly. Things appeared and disappeared. There seemed to be a pattern, though, weaved with my intentions, thoughts and feelings.
I eventually learned that I could control what happened. In fact, I had been controlling it all along I just didn’t know I did, much less how I did it.
The difficult thing was to figure out how to do it consciously. Some areas were easier to command than others. Sometimes “reality” seemed stubbornly real and impossible to change. Sometimes I felt like a victim of circumstances.
Then I would react to those circumstances and as soon as that happened I had lost all control. I felt like I was at the mercy of the world and not at all the other way around.
Then gradually I learned to not react to what happened. I learned to watch myself instead of fighting reality. I began to observe myself and the world. That’s when reality forever lost its status as being what I used to call real.
Creation takes no effort at all and this is where we humans have a problem. We are so used to working hard that we overlook how easy it can be. The subtlety of creation is lost in effort.
I’m sure that everyone has experienced how flexible reality is at one time or another. But it’s often explained away or ignored because it doesn’t fit with our worldview.
Some people seem to have a natural gift for commanding reality without being aware of how they do it. The absolute joy, however, is to create consciously.
I’m still learning how to use my magic wand... Just joking; there is really nothing magic about it. It’s just the way we are, the way the universe is.
Of course the dream of controlling the world for our own pleasure is just as unreal as the world. It’s also a passing phase.
The real adventure begins when you are ready to give up all desire to control the world.