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Exploring the Enigmatic World of Reality Shifting

How does shifting realities work?

By Gail Kathleen PilapilPublished about a month ago 3 min read
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Within certain circles, there exists a captivating phenomenon known as reality shifting. While its roots may be traced back to anime and manga, it's far more than just a fleeting trend. Reality shifting is often misunderstood or dismissed as nothing more but a mere fantasy or a means of daydreaming.

People have considered this to be a practice that delves into the exploration of consciousness and the multiverse theory. In essence, it involves transferring one's awareness from their current reality (CR) to a desired reality (DR), akin to stepping into a different dimension or world of their choosing.

Unlike the familiar trope of 'isekai', derived from the japanese language which has inspired many manga or light novels where characters are often transported to alternate realms or in this case, reincarnating in another dimension that is far more different than their original reality. In these books, the setting is often depicted to be a mystical world of wonders beyond the main character's wildest dreams as if you've become Alice discovering Wonderland for the first time.

It's an internal journey, facilitated by a deep meditative state or a state of half-sleep. While some may view it skeptically, there's a growing body of anecdotal evidence and even scientific inquiry into the potential mechanisms behind reality shifting, drawing connections to quantum mechanics and the concept of parallel universes.

The key when it comes to understanding the concept of shifting is familiarizing oneself with its terminology. CR refers to one's current reality, while DR signifies the desired reality one aims to shift into. A 'script' acts as a blueprint, detailing aspects of both CR and DR, aiding in the shifting process. Additionally, methods such as the Raven, Hug, and Pillow techniques offer pathways to facilitate this transition, each with their own unique approach.

Despite its allure, it's essential to approach reality shifting with caution and mindfulness. Shifting should not be viewed as a means of escapism from real-life challenges or responsibilities. It's a practice that demands introspection and a grounded perspective. While the allure of experiencing fantastical worlds or meeting beloved characters may be enticing, it's crucial to maintain a balance between exploration and groundedness in one's true reality.

For those intrigued by the prospect of reality shifting, patience is key. Success may not come immediately, and the journey may be fraught with challenges. It's a deeply personal endeavor that requires dedication and self-awareness. Moreover, it's vital to recognize that shifting is not a substitute for addressing real-life issues or seeking support from friends and family.

In essence, reality shifting represents a fascinating intersection of imagination, consciousness exploration, and metaphysical inquiry. While its validity may be subject to debate, its impact on those who practice it is undeniable. Whether viewed as a form of self-discovery or a window into the boundless possibilities of existence, reality shifting continues to intrigue and inspire individuals across the globe.

Another piece of advice for those who want to try shifting or for any beginners out there is that not everyone can easily shift on their very first try. It could perhaps take weeks, months, or even years for someone to successfully do so. And despite how interesting the notion of being able to transport yourself to whatever your mind could conjure up and how tempting it is to live a life that's different from what you're experiencing in real life just to meet your comfort characters, there's another thing that needs to be mentioned.

When it comes to these topics on shifting realities, it may not also be the healthiest thing to do, especially when you're just using it as an escape from your actual reality or real-life existing problems. Remember to keep yourself grounded. There's no harm in trying to vent or talk to your closest friends or family about your fears and confessions. After all, a life is not worth living if the person refuses to face their true reality.

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About the Creator

Gail Kathleen Pilapil

A fourth-year Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Student from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

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