Does Everyone Really Create Their Own Reality?

United States
June 25, 2007 9:34pm CST
Here's the opening of an article that asks this question: DOES EVERYONE REALLY CREATE THEIR OWN REALITY? By William Bloom Cygnus Magazine June, 2007 "Over the years it has been an honor for me to advance and defend new age and holistic spirituality. I love its open-mindedness, its embrace of metaphysics and the way it combines spiritual work with healthcare. But I have also despaired at times about its apparent lack of morality and compassion when faced with the realities of people's suffering. "This coldness is often explained away with half-baked ideas about how energies, karma and the laws of attraction work. This often reach a peak of disturbing smugness when a new age 'philosopher' faced with cruel suffering says authoritatively: 'People create their own reality' or 'Their soul chose it -- its their karma' or 'Everything is perfect in God's Plan -- you just need to perceive it differently'. People who say such things seem to have no idea how smug and nasty they sound. Nor of the hurt they cause." *** What do you think? Do we create our own reality?
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• United States
26 Jun 07
Yes, I believe that we create our own reality. That if we expect to fail we will fail, that if we believe there is no such thing as legitimate work from home, that is exactly what we will find, etc. "Visualize and Achieve" comes to mind, as well as the "Power of Positive Thinking", and "The Secret". I don't think any of this has much to do with "religion" as it has to do with tuning into our own abilities and trying to make sense of things we do not yet completely understand. I do think, however, that hanging onto many current religious beliefs actually inhibit our own growth, evolution and understanding. Rather than explore the how and why of things like "miracles" (for example), we attribute them to a god or a book or a prophecy, wave them off, and the thinking/rationalization process instantly halts. I look forward to the scientific discoveries, especially in the area of natural law as it relates to psychic phenomenon. Dogs can hear pitches of sound that we can't hear, etc. It only makes sense to me that there are things out there (energies, abilities, maybe even planes of existence) that are there that we also are not able (at the current time) to "sense" or "experience".
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