Reality or Delusional?
As some of you may know I am a member of an eclectic coven and as being such we have an assignment each week of journaling, an assignment that I find very beneficial in expanding our understanding of the world and our society as well as guiding us to find our Truth. When we meet as a coven each week we share what we have written as the assignment requires us to journal three days a week contemplating an assigned topic or answering a question we have been presented with for that day. This week our topics were ‘reality’, ‘imagination/magick’ and ‘inspiration’. They spurred great conversation within our group, which inspired my topic for this month’s musings.
Members of our coven know of my understanding of reality as I regularly discuss it and that is: Reality is an illusion; it is just a subjective perception of what we experience. My reality may not be your reality and your reality may not be my reality. I don’t believe there is one absolute reality and because of that belief I do not believe that there is one absolute truth.
During this wonderful and lively discussion I was told that I was delusional.
Was that member of the coven joking? Most likely. Was there an honest opinion of my view hidden in there as well? Probably.
I understand that for some people it is a great challenge to release the belief that there are concrete answers to questions that they have about everything and anything. About life and existence. There must be a right or wrong otherwise how do we know when we are succeeding or failing? How do we know when we are right? How do we know what is true? What are the facts? There is always evidence of truth in everything. There has to be. That is what reality is! Right?
“In philosophy, reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined. In a wider definition, reality includes everything that is and has been, whether or not it is observable or comprehensible. A still more broad definition includes everything that has existed, exists, or will exist.” – Wikipedia
The above entry on Wikipedia was discussed within our conversation. I questioned, who determines the state of things as they actually exist? Who is the final judge on that? Personally, I believe that we are co-creators of our life experience. It is the power of our thoughts and Will that create the physical plane that we exist within but who determines the actuality of what exists here and what is only imagined or what only appears to be but isn’t part of reality? I do believe that at one time in our past the reality was that the world was flat. And I think that was proven to be inaccurate but for the longest time it was a reality and those who believed otherwise were mad. Weren’t they?
Interesting enough in the Wikipedia entry it states that reality includes everything that has existed, exists or will exist in the future. Doesn’t that lead to the conclusion that (at least) in the future there are many possibilities and probabilities and they are all part of reality? Does this mean that in the future there are many different realities; different paths that an individual can take and that all are of them (at least right now) are real? It’s a start.
As I stated, I believe that we are co-creators of our life experience here on this physical plane of existence that we call earth. I believe that we create with our thoughts and our Will. We manifest the things we think about with the power of our intent, which comes from our emotions. We create not only for ourselves but for others with the same vibrational alignment as our own and because our creations are personal and from our own perceptions and understandings of concepts they are going to be different that others but this doesn’t make them less real or more real. All of these creations, every single one of them, whether I created them or you created them or your next-door neighbor created them … ARE reality.