Do Your Beliefs Reflect Reality or Create It?
By Enoch Tan
Have you ever wondered whether your beliefs reflect reality or create it? The answer to the question is realized in understanding the concept of objective and subjective reality and the difference between the two. Most people believe that objective reality is made up by the physical laws that govern the universe. The laws of gravity, thermodynamics, electromagnetism are some of those laws. But the truth is that even the physical laws themselves are governed by higher laws of reality.
Quantum physics states that everything in the most minute level is actually pure energy that is conscious, intelligent and living. This energy is directed and governed by consciousness itself. Therefore the physical laws of the universe are actually governed by the mental laws of consciousness. The physical is ruled by the spiritual.
Now although we know that mind rules over matter, that does not suffice to say that we can go ahead and attempt to defy the law of gravity by jumping off a cliff just for the fun of it, without a real and strongly justifiable purpose of doing so. This is where some people misunderstand the truth and why they go and do stupid things which land them in undesirable consequences.
The physical laws of the universe are not governed by the mind of a single individual alone but by the universal mind. The universal mind is the infinite intelligent consciousness of God which is connected to the minds of every single living thing in the universe. It is the universal mind that determines whether a physical law of reality is subjugated by the mind of an individual or not.
In the event where a person manages to defy a physical law of reality, it is because he/she is in harmony with the will and purpose of the universal mind. That is the reason why miracles happen in this world where people are saved from certain death or experience divine providence and empowerment.
So objective reality is the spiritual laws of the universe. That which is immutable, unchanging and constant. It exists whether you believe in it or not, that's why it is objective reality. It is not subjected to your individual mind alone but by the universal mind that is greater and above all.
Spirituality is defined as "belief in those aspects of reality that are not of this world or this material universe." But all reality is truly spiritual in essence.
Truth is opinion that conforms to reality. Reality is that which is so whether anyone knows it or not and whether anyone likes it or not. Thus, truth is based in reality, but reality is independent of opinion. The modern notion expressed as "my truth, your truth" I automatically translate as "my opinion, your opinion," and the assertion that we each create our own reality is an example of what I refer to as "fantasy".
Beliefs that reflect reality are beliefs in objective reality. They do not lead to its creation or uncreation.
As for Subjective reality, it is the aspect of reality that you have immediate and direct control over because it is made up by your thoughts and interpretations of your experiences. It is the inner world of your mind. Subjective reality can be influenced, transformed and shaped by you. That is why it is subjective reality, it is changeable according to your beliefs.
We know that the world within governs the world without. Your thoughts literally control reality. We can have control over the whole of reality by following the spiritual laws of consciousness. Hence we can govern all subjective reality by using the power of true objective reality.
Subjective reality is subject to change since it is temporal. You can choose to believe differently about what you are observing and cause reality to change instantaneously or over time. Beliefs that create reality are beliefs in subjective reality. They have the power to create, perpetuate or change reality.
There are things you do not have to believe in order for them to exist. They already exist in the universe anyway. Believing causes them to manifest in your experience according to the Law of Attraction. Disbelieving keeps them away from appearing in your individual reality. They may exist to others who believe but not to you.
Everything you experience is the result of your thoughts whether present or some time in the past. You can explain everything that has already happened to you through this paradigm. Was there something already within your consciousness that made these words appear in your reality as the manifestation of your own thoughts?
The purpose of having this understanding about beliefs and reality, is to enable you to choose authentic beliefs that serve to empower you and create the reality you desire. Understanding brings you power. You now have greater a understanding of belief so you have greater power than others in using it.
"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate."—Carl Jung