What if you knew – KNEW – that a cop was watching you…would you run that red light?
Few would, most would not.
So what if you KNEW that your perception creates your reality (and not the other way around). Would you still hold on to your perceptions as truth?
Most would, I think.
The difference is that the first example is a single-point event, whereas the second is a chronic habit.
Habits are pretty difficult to break.
I mean, how many people KNOW that smoking cigarettes is bad for them, yet they continue to smoke anyway?
When a situation is chronic, it’s easy to dismiss the cumulative effects from one instance to the next.
But what if you decided to quit?
What if you gave it up?
I’m not talking about smoking…I’m talking about creating a reality you don’t desire.
Let’s assume that you knew – KNEW – that your perceptions create your reality…and not the other way around. Would you “quit” creating an unwanted reality?
What if someone could promise you that a month after you quit, you would feel at least 10x better than you ever have? What if someone could guarantee more peace, more energy, more happiness, more health, more well being, more money, and more favorable situations?
Would you quit? Or would you run that proverbial red light again and again?
I think it takes an unbreakable will, an enormous drive, and an insatiable commitment to change a habit.
It’s not easy. But it IS simple.
Want to quit smoking? All you have to do is prevent your hand from picking up that cigarette.
But it’s a habit…so conditioning yourself to ignore the mental temptation is usually the most difficult part. The difficulty comes from controlling the mind, not the body.
All change starts in the mind. Reality creation is no different.
The problem is that most people are still able to talk themselves into the false belief that the things they see and experience around them are actually real. When, in reality, they are only as real as you’ve decided them to be.
On the surface it seems crazy…and it’s something I have to remind myself of every single day. My thoughts, my feelings, my experiences, and my perceptions…these are all things I’ve created for myself.
Choosing to create something different might not be easy. But it is simple.
However, we have not yet reached the point in history where this idea has become mainstream.
But it’s definitely on it’s way.
Breakthroughs in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and even quantum physics are demonstrating that human beings create the reality that they then see and experience unfolding in front of them.
Spiritual leaders have been saying this for centuries – millennia, even – but it is only very recently when science has begun to show demonstrable, quantitative evidence that human beings create their reality.
“Researchers linked smoking to cancer in the 1950s. Doctors believed them in the 1960s, but it was not until journalists believed the doctors in the 1970s that the public took notice.” -Richard Peto
It typically doesn’t take a whole lot of proof to convince me of things. Whenever I have a question or hypothesis, I put it to test in my own life. Apparently that makes me a revolutionary.
I was 15 years old when I was first informed that the world that I see in front of me is directly created by me. Ever since then I’ve focused on improving my life by improving my perceptions.
“In order to align your life to what you want, first you must align your mentality.” -D/C Russ.
I started this blog five years ago because I couldn’t help but feel like I was going insane.
“Am I the only one noticing these patterns in people? Am I the only one who is able to sense that people are creating…or at the very least, perpetuating…the things they’re experiencing?”
After developing a following on align-mentality, I’ve come to realize that it is not just me who sees these things. Lots of people do. And it’s up to us to be the “journalists” to bring cutting-edge science and philosophy into mainstream culture.
Yes – if you’re reading this blog, then that probably means YOU.
The way you do it is simple: be the change you wish to see in the world. Focus on yourself and you’ll have drawn to you people who need to learn your lessons in life. Teach them by example. Be gracious. Be nonjudgmental.
Look around you: this is the first time in all of human history when science and research are beginning to rationally demonstrate the ancient, age-old tenants of spirituality.
Read: this has never happened before in all of human history.
We are incredibly fortunate to be alive during the time when philosophy and science are just beginning to merge. Don’t take this opportunity for granted.
In the upcoming decades people everywhere will be slowly waking up to the truth of reality. There will be a series of scientific breakthroughs proving that we are responsible for the reality we see in front of us…
…and it will be increasingly difficult to refute.
There’s already a ton of evidence (and growing).
For example, research shows that when people hold a belief in their minds, they will automatically find evidence to support that belief. And, thanks to the reticular activating system, only a minuscule portion of stimuli will actually be processed consciously.
The small portion of reality that you actually comprehend is quite literally spoon fed to you by your mindset. Everything you perceive consciously is a result of your beliefs, biases, and mentality.
Even images are demonstrated to affect people on an observable, physiological level. Whereas some people would be excited by the prospect of jumping off of a cliff in a wing-suit, others would be visibly terrified. Same stimuli, two different perceptions, two different responses, and, thus, two different realities.
When it comes to quantum physics, there is a very famous experiment called “The Double Slit Experiment.” In this experiment, it was demonstrated – to the utter confusion of scientists – that human observation changes the results of measurement.
It appears that the presence of an observer has a direct and *significant* impact on the reality that results. If you have a few minutes, I definitely recommend watching the video.
The experiment itself is mind-blowing, but even more amazing are the potential ramifications of the experiment. The fact that our minds can affect quantum building blocks – the very fundamental nature of the physical reality we experience – is absolutely insane.
This is not the only experiment that demonstrates this. You’ve also got bizarre things like the Maharishi Effect, the placebo effect, the nocebo effect, remote viewing experiments, Dr. Emoto Masaru’s Water Experiment, and many more.
Whether you are still on the fence about the eerily subjective nature of reality or you’re simply struggling to change your mental habits, one thing is for sure: you and only YOU are responsible for everything you experience in your life.
As far as figuring out how to do this…well, I’m going to have to share my secrets with you in another article. But I assure you, they’re all sprinkled throughout this site.
In the meantime, I will leave you with a passage from my favorite book: A Course in Miracles:
“Projection makes perception. The world you see is what you gave it, nothing more than that. But though it is no more than that, it is not less. Therefore, to you it is important. It is the witness to your state of mind, the outside picture of an inward condition. As a man thinketh, so does he perceive. Therefore, seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. Perception is a result and not a cause.” -ACIM, Chapter 21, Introduction