It was the famous channeled work known as the Seth Material whose postulate was simply, “consciousness creates reality – not the other way around.”
When I first laid my eyes on this small slice of wisdom, it instantly resonated. Consciousness – whatever it is – is the foundation for the reality that we experience, not just an epiphenomenon that is generated by the brain.
Though short and to the point, the implications for such an idea are enormous and should not be taken lightly.
If consciousness (the invisible) is what gives rise to the reality we experience (the visible), then there are most probably no exceptions to this rule. In other words, we cannot have anything exist in the physical universe without first the idea of it precasting before landing in its final position.
Absolutely everything that we see and experience begins as a thought or an idea in the realms of the unseen, from cell structure to earthquakes to wars to trees and rolling hills.
But what is that x-factor that makes it so? If consciousness is what creates reality than who’s consciousness is it?
It was Jung who popularized the term, collective unconscious – the idea that our entire species is connected to a web of symbols; archetypes and instincts that although live in the world of the invisible, once dreamed up by the collective, will play out in the physical.
Jung believed that it was this collective that undergirded our physical reality and that since shared by the mass of humanity would have profound influence on both the individual and collective lives of our species.
In Paul Levy’s book Dispelling Wetiko – Breaking the Curse of Evil, he cites this idea of the collective unconscious (or collective dream) as what has given rise to what he refers to as “malignant egophrenia” – what the Native Americans called wetiko, meaning psychic virus or parasite of the mind. Levy believes that the level of evil and ego mania that we’re seeing play out on this planet rises from the depths of the unconscious. The hard pill to swallow is that we are the ones who are creating the reality at the level of the invisible.
“The wetiko collective psychosis is a field phenomenon and needs to be contemplated as such. The field itself is not a separately existing thing but a dynamically evolving living process in which we are all participants, simultaneously creating and being created by,” says Levy.
This of course is a very sobering thought and one that I suspect most would rather not own. And yet, if consciousness is the variable for everything that we see play out in the 3D and we are in essence consciousness – individually and en masse, then it stands to reason that we are integral in creating every aspect of reality that we experience whether it be good or evil, though at an unconscious level.
Provocative to say the least!
Let’s dive a bit deeper on this subject in this week’s episode of Conscious Commentary!
Relevant links from this episode:
Interview: Rosemary Ellen Guiley of Strange Dimensions interviews Alexis Brooks on Premonition and Precognition (November 2017)
Alexis Brooks is the founder and editor of HigherJourneys.com, #1 best-selling author of Conscious Musings – Contemplations to Transform Life and Realize Potential and is the host of the popular Higher Journeys Radio program, presented in association with Conscious Life News. Visit Alexis on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!