|01-15-2007, 06:32 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Quilcene, WA
Subjective Reality: Oxymoron?
I think the theory of Subjective Reality is right on in the following ways:
- I have a much more powerful ability to affect the universe than I would be led to believe by many.
- A particular belief, or unbelief, I hold does directly affect my experience of reality.
- All humans are connected.
However I also am pretty darn sure of the following:
1. Individual experience of reality is subjective but reality itself is objective.
e.g. I see the sky as being blue - if I were look through someone else's eyes it might appear gray to me. Subjectivity. The sky itself has not changed but only the lense through which I view it. Objectivity.
e.g. I see a particular tree as beautiful, my friend sees it as frightening. Subjectivity.
Changing the way I look at something does not change the thing itself - but it does change my experience of it. The trick is that no human being can see anything completely objectively. We aren't big enough. Only God can see reality as a whole.
When my beliefs are completely turned upside down by a new experience it does not mean that reality is not objective...it simply means that I was not objective - my subjective view turned out to be incomplete.
2. I believe intention-manifestation or belief-manifestation does work...to a point. (I cannot manifest 2 and 2 to make 7)
There are many things I can manifest...not because reality is subjective - not because I am creating reality as I go, but precisely because the objective reality is that we humans can affect things around us.
There really is nothing about intention manifestation that proves I create reality. From the beginning of time humans have been shaping and altering their surroundings. Whether we shape something with our bare hands or by pure intention does not matter. (Shaping is the key word here. We do not create anything from nothing - all we can do is affect things that already exist.)
In either case it is the intention doing the work...just with different tools. Whether I intend to move this rock with my hand, or I intend for it to move by some other force doesn't matter. The intention is the same.
When we discover we can manifest things with our intentions we should not be so surprised. We've been doing it since we were children. What we really are surprised about is the fact that there are many more ways to manifest things than we previously thought. We may not have to do it "by hand" as we always thought before.
But when we do manifest something it does not in any way mean that all reality is subjective. It doesn't mean we've "created" something from nothing. It simply means we wrong in our previous beliefs about our abilities to affect the universe for good or for ill. The reality was always there - the objective reality. We just did not see it. We did not believe it. We did not try it because we did not believe it.
3. If reality is completely subjective then we should be able to manifest anything we want at any moment. We should be able to manifest the very method we use to manifest something. But you'll notice that we're always trying to figure out the "best way" or the "right way" to manifest something.
This is because the LOA or the intention-manifestation method as well as the entire universe are not of our own making. (We do not project their existence.) If they were we could make them up however we wanted them. Rather, we are discovering them and if we are discovering them that means that they are real - they are part of an objective reality that has always existed.
I would not want to manifest anything that is only subjectively real anyway - I want the real thing. I want the objectively real thing. When I kiss my wife I am so glad that she exists independent of my willing her into existence. She is real - objectively real.
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