How I Feel When Reality
Many people who are curious about reality shifts want to
"What does it feel like
when you experience a reality shift?",
as well as,
"How can you tell you've
had a reality shift experience, and are not suffering from a
To those who have not yet experienced reality shifts, this
phenomenon might seem scary or strange at first. After all, it's not
considered part of normal experience to see something appear, disappear,
transform, or transport. While we know that we lose socks in the laundry
and sometimes our keys, jewelry, wallet or eyeglasses seem to move around
on their own, we don't usually give these things much thought.
It's also easy to see how some people might assume that the entire
phenomenon can be explained away as "coincidences", or "confusion" on the
part of the observer. I wondered the same thing when I first experienced
reality shifts... until I found that the more closely I observed my
environment, the more reality shifts I encountered.
When I first began encountering large numbers of reality shifts in 1994, I
wanted to ignore this phenomenon. I hoped I was imagining things... that
in fact, I had not just witnessed a woman vanish in front of me, or
a coat change from one kind of fabric to another, or a massive concrete sun
dial sculpture appear in a place it had not been before.
I believe it is human nature to do our best to accommodate our experiences
first into whatever belief structure we have already established. Since
most of us have been socialized to believe that things simply don't appear,
disappear, transform or transport without some clear physical cause... we
tend to first disbelieve such experiences that contradict our primary
I felt very confused and disoriented when I first noticed reality
shifting... although I felt grateful that I frequently experienced reality
shifts with others, so I didn't feel I was losing my mind.
I found it was easier to discuss this subject with children... any
young children... because they are generally much more open to directly
experiencing the world however it may be, rather than trying to map some
theory or belief structure on top of their observations.
Once I gained a sense of familiarity with reality shifts, I felt much more
at ease when I noticed something had changed. I felt thrilled and
awe-struck, the same way I do when I face any natural wonder of the world
(such as an active volcano, a beautiful sunset, a mother bird feeding her
chicks in the nest).
I love the sense of awe that reality shifts bring me, and I feel much more
alive and inspired when I see reality shifting around me. I have a sense
of hope -- that no matter how things may seem, they can always change for
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