Sleep & Dreams

What is Reality Shifting?

What is Reality Shifting?
The concept of reality shifting is gaining popularity online in recent years. What is reality shifting, and is it really possible to achieve?

Reality check

When people hear of the term “reality shifting” they are usually referring to one of two things:

Reality shifting could mean using your dreams to enter a different world and explore it in the dream space. If you are a Harry Potter fan, maybe you want to visit hogwarts. If you are an anime fan, maybe you want to visit the My Hero Acadamia world! You can use your dreams to set your desired dream scape, partake in your favorite movie, go to the moon, Marvel Cinematic Universe, or anywhere you want to experience! With a dream plan and consistent practice, you can certainly achieve this goal while dreaming.

When it comes to shifting within a lucid dream to experience new worlds and environments, this is proven scientifically. 

The second concept of reality shifting is a bit harder to grasp. Some people want to literally shift their lives until they are living in a different reality. Maybe they want to live in a reality where they have a better job, get married, graduate with honors, or whatever they wish to do in life. For some people, reality shifts involve a technique of moving your physical being from current dimensions to another dimension of your choice. They differentiate this from a lucid dream in which you can experience and imagine your fantasies.

Instead of being in a dream world, many see reality shifting as travelling from one timeframe of the waking world to another. This of course, has not been proven scientifically and is very difficult to measure.

 Shifting information online relies on the assumption that there are infinite realities, and the act of shifting directs your consciousness to a different reality. Shifting appears to be a combination of meditation, astral projecting, and lucid dreaming. Some people write scripts that detail everything they want to happen in their desired reality. Each shifting script is personal, some people write it down in a notebook while others say it out loud. 

Understanding reality shifting

What many people do not realize is that this idea of shifting is not an overnight magical phenomenon that will instantly transform your life. In fact, we “shift” every second of the day, based on our choices, emotions and actions. Each second of the day either brings us closer, or farther away from your desired reality. The future version of yourself that has your dream job, what did they have to do TODAY to attract that reality? Probably something involving updating your resume or applying for an interview. All the small moments of your day toady add up to the reality you are shifting into tomorrow.  

 Reality is technically mental image experienced by you as the observer. Therefore, when “shifting” realties, you simply move to a different mental image. The idea appears to be a novel psychological defense mechanism that gained popularity among young people as a response to the 2020 pandemic. There was not much talk online about reality shifting prior to the pandemic. It makes sense that young minds undergoing extreme stress and isolation are likely to wish that escaping to a better world would be possible. However it is important to not only find positives in your current life, but understand that in order to change your life, you have to put in the work to create the changes you desire.

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