Do We Create Reality or Do We Affect Reality by our Choices?
Understanding the Difference between Creating Reality and Influencing Reality will have a Profound Effect on your Visualization Results
by Andrew Shykofsky
This idea of creating reality leads a lot of people into frustration. In my early days of using visualization, i bought into the idea that I created reality.
I was under the impression that I could imagine seemingly impossible things and then, no question… they would manifest. I wanted this so badly to be correct. I spent a lot of time making sure I was clear about the reality I wanted to create.
The problem with the way I went about it was that the teaching was not accurate. For example, trying so hard to manifest greater wealth while not really doing anything to generate value in the world meant no wealth showed up. But so many of these authors said that it would mysteriously just happen.
As I matured, I came to understand that using the mind as one of the tools to manifest new realities was important. But also there was definitely a need to respect existing reality.
Existing reality is the framework in which we can add our desired result. The true practice of using the mind to affect or influence reality begins by understanding the fluid nature of reality. In other words, reality is in a constant state of evolving.
Let’s walk through an example using wealth as the desired manifestation since many people drawn to this work would like to increase their wealth. Wanting greater abundance in the material realm is fine but in order to succeed, one has to consider that reality of what leads to greater wealth.
This is a topic to take into meditation. Consider that wealth flows from one source to another. In simple terms, the money moves from one party to the next. What governs the movement are principles of supply and demand. If Joe has a supply of something that Jim wants, Jim has the demand. In order to fulfill his demand, he releases his money to Joe and the transaction occurs.
The thing which allows the transaction to occur beyond the supply and demand aspects is the perception of value. Jim believes the value of what Joe has will meet his need. Jim can’t guarantee his need will be met until he has made the purchase however he considers the purchase a good one so he takes the risk.
As I mentioned, this is a simple representation of how money moves. One party has it and releases it to another in exchange for a good or service of perceived value.
Ok, so let’s get back to our discussion on using visualization. In order to find more wealth flowing your way, reality states that you must have a supply of something that others have a demand for. In addition, the supply you have must be perceived to have value in order for the other party to take the risk and release their funds to you.
This analysis works in employer relationships as well as for business owners. An employee provides a service and their salary is the money given in exchange. The employer has determined the value of the employee’s service is worth the salary they pay.
One can sit and imagine greater wealth flowing your way until the cows come home but unless there is a conscious effort to create value and provide a supply to meet someone’s demand, how is that money going to get to you?
Well, yes there are a few exceptions like inheritances or insurance pay-outs. And in fact, sometimes visualization does seem to mysteriously correlate with the arrival of sums of money. However in the long run, manifesting greater wealth is about understanding the need to create value and enter into exchanges involving supply and demand.