The Illusion of Perception: Do We Create Our Own Reality?

Most of us are familiar with optical illusions. An optical illusion is a visual trick played on the mind using an image that is perceived in a way that is different from what it is in objective reality. Our brain processes what it sees, and fills in the gaps using the knowledge from past experiences. For example, if you read this line you can still understand the message…

“Hlelo how aer yuo doing tadoy?”

On the surface of it, this does not make sense. However the brain infers the meaning of phrase based on appearance of overall pattern of letters and spaces as seen by the eyes and fills in the gaps. The mind reads it correctly: “Hello how are you doing today?”

hypno shadow smallCheck out this shadow writing…

You can see quite clearly that it says the word “Hypno”. However half of the lines are missing that make up the letters. Your brain is quite literally filling on the missing lines. If you look carefully, you can almost see them like they are there!

Figure 1

fig1Over millions of years we have evolved to notice differences, such as movement within motionless trees, and to be sensitive to context. These abilities have been so important to our survival that it is very difficult to override them. In figure 1, the shade of green in the top half is exactly the same shade as in the bottom half. Yet they look different. If you isolate the colors with your hand or with some paper, you can see this. However your brain will still automatically perceive them as different, even when you know they are the same.

Figure 2

fig2Looking at figure 2 the second circle appears larger than the first circle because of the different contexts they are both placed in. In the first context the circle is made to appear smaller because it is dwarfed by the bigger blue circles, whereas in the second picture the circle seems bigger as you are comparing it to smaller circles.

Figure 3

Colored squares three colorsHow many different colored papers were used in these two collages? If you see four different colors – two different backgrounds and two different centers – you are correct. However, only three different hues were actually used. The small center squares were cut from exactly the same piece of paper — yet they appear different as a result of the interplay with each background.

Distorted Reality

We go about our life experiencing only a small fraction of the ‘reality’ that goes on around us. The brain fills in many aspects of what is going on based on past experiences. For example if you were attacked by a dog in your past, the brain may interpret a dog running up to you in a friendly way as an act of aggression, causing you to feel fear. However the same dog running in the same way to someone who has had loads of good experiences with dogs, will probably perceive this quite differently. They may even perceive an aggressive dog as being friendly!

Our brain organizes and constructs our own personal and unique realities. Because they are ‘our’ reality, we often believe them to be THE ‘true reality’. This can stop us from growing and learning, and changing our ways. For example some people due to a negative past experience may go through life feeling that people cannot be trusted. They will continually interpret other people’s actions as confirming this belief, further strengthening their resolve. You can literally get into a negative cycle where you look for a problem and find it, which strengthens the belief each time.

How Hypnosis Helps

Hypnosis sessions can help expand your perceptions of reality, allowing you to experience a little more of the ‘reality’ of what is around you. Hypnosis can challenge your existing views by offering your subconscious mind alternative viewpoints. This can have the effect of opening your mind to other realities, helping you to move closer to the ‘real you’, and ‘reality’ by giving you a choice of other alternatives. It can help break you from any ‘mental rut’ you are sitting in.

As said earlier, the reality you have constructed in your own mind is not the same as anyone else’s. We all have a unique perception of life. Some may perceive life as exciting, challenging, and rewarding; whereas others may perceive it as cold, cruel, and hard. Yet we live in the same world. There is an apt saying: “In this world, there are as many worlds as there are people.”

Luckily the mindset can be changed with hypnosis. For example before a dog phobia hypnotherapy session, you can show a person a picture of a dog and asked them from 1 to 10 what fear is evokes. They typically score the fear quite high: 7 – 9. After the session they still feel “normal”. However when they rate the fear from the same picture again, they may score it 2 or 3. Sometimes they even need convincing that you have not switched the pictures!

Hypnotherapy is a technique that is used to communicate with the subconscious mind. When a person is in the hypnotic trance, they are really just in a focused state of relaxation. This is similar to daydreaming or even when deeply engrossed in the TV (which is why TV advertisements can be very influential). You are sort of ‘zoned out’. It is a natural state of mind – there is nothing magical about it whatsoever.

In the hypnotic state, a good hypnotherapist can talk to the subconscious mind and convince it to change. This is far more powerful than a “conscious” conversation because all our habits and phobias reside in our “subconscious” mind. That is why a person with spider phobia can consciously agree that it is an irrational fear, but still be fearful. The subconscious mind triggers the automatic (spontaneous) fear responses, and it cannot be overridden consciously. What is needed in most cases is changing the “subconscious” mind.

Hypnotherapy achieves  quick results for confidence issues, phobias, weight loss, addictions, relationships, and many other things.

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One Response to The Illusion of Perception: Do We Create Our Own Reality?

  1. Things of a kind go together. All probability timelines exist, for each and every difference. There is infinite room for them all in infinity, and, they are repeated an infinite number of times, each and every one. Yet, in infinitely dimensioned Hilbert space each and every probability timeline is only Planck’s distance from any other probability timeline.

    Access only depends on the tuning. If over fifty percent of your brain believes anything, it will become your reality by drawing you by inductive resonance to the probability timeline where your belief is reality.

    It’s all true and real. Here is an example, presented by Dr. Max Tegmark, professor of quantum physics at MIT. Here is the Multiverse: http://www.space.mit.edu/home/tegmark/crazy/html http://space.mit.edu/home/tegmark/PDF/m … _sciam.pdf

    By increasing your percentage of conscious brain use you may switch to the timeline where what you imagine is reality there, by varying extents of will, inversely proportional to your percentage of conscious brain use. The power of the mind is will times imagination. The MRI shows that we normally use 10% conscious brain use. From 10% to 19% brain use, the world feels euphoric. That is called “perinatal matrix one”.

    But, from 20% brain use to 49% brain use, the mind is flooded with that which has been called “the knowledge of good and evil”, and this is called “perinatal matrix two”. From 20% to 29% brain use, if you symbolize what you want, especially with a logo of solid colors in an emblematic form you will go to the timeline where getting what you want is reality. From 30% to 39% brain use, if you write down what you want, you will get it. It is what has been called “real magic”, for, you don’t even feel that you have gone anywhere. You just get what want by writing it down. Between 40% and 49% brain use, what ever you say will become your reality. Jesus Christ said, “If you have the faith of a mustard seed and say to this mountain move it shall be moved”.

    But, from 50% to 100% brain use, called “perinatal matrix three”, every thought manifests as your reality. I don’t know anyone who can control every thought all the time. If you imagine what you don’t want to think of, it too will then become your reality. Things go wrong, and soon you wish you were someone else, and “zap”, you are in the body of that someone else, but, now probably with a body down to 10% brain use again. But, it isn’t your body, so that when that body sleeps or dies, it’s into another body you go, and, in this way you body switch backward and forward in time into everyone you have seen, and, this can go on for about a hundred years duration. This was called an “aioniu amartematos”, an aeon of failure, in the Greek New Testament, but it was mistranslated into English, “eternal damnation”. There has always been much secrecy about this hyperdimensional travel. Psychiatry presents it as delusions within the brain; but, we now know that these hyperdimensions exist. Over 50% conscious brain use, “perinatal matrix three” has been used for punishment.

    What awakens the brain like this? We have inhibitory neurons in the brain which keep our conscious brain use down to 10% brain use. Blocking these inhibitory neurons causes higher percentages of conscious brain use. LSD, and similar seratonin blockers block seratonin, the neurotransmitter of our brain’s inhibitory neurons, thereby awakening our brains to more that the normal 10% conscious brain use. Large doses of LSD were used for the “Clockwork Orange” treatment to put it’s victims into perinatal matrix three, after showing these victims horrible films of human torment, so that these torments are experienced as real as life, for it is real on those timelines.

    But, these inhibitory neurons may be overriden by the muscarinic nervous system, like the parasympathetic nervous system, stimulation, mechanical, even with one’s own hands, or chemical, like by muscarine which doesn’t even pass through the blood/brain barrier, so it doesn’t even have to enter the brain. Muscarine excites the whole parasympathetic nervous system, therefore it is messy, and not popular in the West. The West has mechanical ways of exciting muscarinic nerves near the brain, therefore, cleaner.

    Crucifixion forces what is called “holotropic” breathing, which stimulates the parasympathetic nerves of the respiratory nervous system, the stimulation of which, spreads to the brain. Remembering the body switching, you can see how Jesus Christ, being God the Son, body switched, backward and forward in time, into everyone who ever was, is, or will be, and that is how Jesus Christ is in you and I. With ordinary people, therefore on a lesser scale than Christ’s, waterboarding has been recently used to inflict the Clockwork Orange treatment.

    In “Living Systems” by Dr. James Miller, he made the basic statement that, “There are two things in the universe: energy; and, information, which is the conformation of energy. It is obvious that energy is the “one substance” of the universe. It is also obvious that in one substance motion can only be in closed circuitry, that there be something to move out of the way and fill in behind. Some of these closed circuits have been called “magnetic fluxes”.It is also obvious that these basic closed circuits would only slip by one another, and no one would be conscious of anything, if there wasn’t the granularity of Planck’s volumes to provide a frictional grip. Planck’s volumes are moving in closed circuits of Planck’s volumes in the matrix composed of Planck’s volumes.

    This is how information is differentiated from energy. Dr. James Miller called matter “alpha code information”. The perpetual and eternal mechanisms of manifestation are: The infinitesimal point nothingness, . , is rastered by time into timespace, U , that exerting its oneness in one direction, / , stirs closed circuitry, O , that all going the same way, vO^XvO^ , clashes (a Big Bang), X , forcing confluency, = , undifferentiating individual closed circuits into nonexistence.

    The energy that maintained their differentiation is released as photons. Closed circuits being turned by that “exertion of the oneness of the one substance”, energy, on apparently both sides is allowed by one side being in timespace with a value of pi different from the other side, as this manifestation of a world expands, also fifth dimensionally. This fifth dimension was defined for science by Harvard University professor of quantum physics, Dr. Lisa Randall, in her book “Warped Passages”.

    The counterclockwise and clockwise of these closed circuits are the basic opposite polarities. Structure, maintained by orthogonality, is the cause of the separation of opposite polarities. Now we take the variously bent timespaces into consideration, that Scientific American has written about before. As we leave the rigid orthogonality of flat timespace, where the value of pi is 3.14159265…, like, for example, by accessing globally bent timespace by the mechanical velocity analogues in electricity, current, and thermodynamics, entropy production rate, etc., we depart from that rigid orthogonality of flat timespace that maintained the separation of opposite polarities, so that individual closed circuits may undifferentiate into nonexistence. `

    We wouldn’t be conscious if differentiation didn’t cause consciousness. Reciprocally, -all the differentiations have caused energy itself, God, to be eternally conscious. As you know, everything is “trying” to run down, or is being built up by that which is running down. In other words all differentiations are being pushed to undifferentiate. To undifferentiate is the actual true will of every differentiated thing in the universe.

    Descending into globally bent timespace matter acquires a tenuousity that has been called “spirit”, and as we descend into globally bent timespace it gets more and more flexible until, especially with the fast polarity cancellation rate allowed there, all is literally flames. But, undifferentiating being pleasure, undifferentiating into nonexistence is the attainment of the satisfaction of all desires.

    The Second Law of Thermodynamics indicates that in our infinite universe, also including what has been called the “multiverse”, the reunion of previously associated Planck’s volumes back into their original closed circuits is impossible so that the attainment of total undifferentiation is the eternal satisfaction of all desires. It can also be said that there are three things in the universe: entities, properties, and relationships. In the one substance, energy, a sphere can manifest as a closed circuit. A sphere can turn on itself. That could be called a particle. We know we are entities. “I hurt therefore I am”.

    Our entity is a closed circuit of the one substance, energy, in the one substance, energy, that is a ring, that qualifies to be called a unit of “dark matter”. Dark matter is composed of all those closed circuits that don’t qualify to be called particles. Remember, we are the information, not energy. If we were energy we would never sleep. God never sleeps. Dr. Hugh Everett said that for every possibility there is a “parallel universe”. Actually, these “parallel universes” can be called probability time lines sideways in time. This direction, sideways in time can now be called the sixth dimension.

    So, we have all the entities, and their “similarities”, in all their possible probability time lines. We can call them “similarities” rather than duplicates, though MIT professor of quantum physics, Dr. Max Tegmark, revealed that in the infinite eternal universe, that he calls the “multiverse”, each entity has an infinitude of exact duplicates, hyperdimensionally.

    “The fact that an entity is a closed circuit, its shape is a property, and the rate of its circulation, counterclockwise on one side, and clockwise on the other side are also properties, etc. Counterclockwise and clockwise circuits, ^OvvO^ , able to go confluent when face to face, is a relationship. Side to side they draw other entities in like a ringer, which pushes them apart, of course, also by closed circuit configurations. But, all is pushing to face to face confluency to undifferentiate back into nonexistence.

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