Would you like to define your own reality? You can, but you need to see through the boundaries that keep you where you are.
Our ability to perceive is in direct relation to our observational skills. So, enhancing observational skills will expand our ability to perceive reality. This includes our ability to observe what’s going with both the inner world of our mind and the outer physical world. In fact, you must conquer the inner world of the mind first before attempting to create your reality of the outer world.
Beliefs Are the Problem
Our beliefs are boundaries that limit our perception and so affect our powers of observation. We only perceive what we expect and our beliefs are the filter of perception. Beliefs filter out anything that doesn’t fit what we expect. If you cannot accept things that don’t fit your current reality, then the mind ignores it.
The more boundaries you have, the more difficult it is to “perceive” what is really there. So, those who entrench themselves in religious dogma are subject to selective blindness. Defining your own reality becomes an impossible goal because you are blind to the possibilities and opportunities that arise.
In the 1970s people began the use of a process for confronting and removing the cultural narrative implanted by Western organized religion. This type of process is referred to as “deprogramming.’” It was an involuntary, painful process for the subject. This is because it made them confront the inconsistencies and fallacies head-on.
This process works but most people don’t want to be tied to a chair or confined to a room to undergo this type of intensive work. Doing voluntarily takes more time, but it can be done. It’s like taking off a band-aide a little at a time. Our hats go off to those who are brave enough to confront their religious beliefs voluntarily.
Enhancing Observational Skills
Observation is a skill set you can learn. This starts with learning to observe your inner world. Many people make the mistake of working on external methods first. But before you can observe the outer world, you need to learn to observe your inner world. You must clean up the lens through which you observe. All observation takes place in the mind. Sorry, there isn’t any easy way to do this because you’ve likely accumulated a lot of beliefs and expectations that get in the way of really seeing.
The first step is learning to “see” through what you “believe” should be “there.” Moving beyond expectations is important. Our mind sees only what it expects to see. It blocks out everything else that doesn’t fit. Thankfully, several spiritual technologies help us move beyond the boundaries of belief.
There are some specific tools that are excellent for enhancing observational skills. The first one we recommend is the Enneagram of Personality. This will show you the thought scripts of your personality and instinct. Then, you also must confront the programming of the cultural narrative that installs beliefs and values.
Finally, there are also specific observational tactics you can use once you’ve cleaned the lens of belief. This is the last step. Don’t skip ahead and try to use these before you deal with your programming. Otherwise, it will be frustrating for you when they don’t work.
Next is a list of all the ancient technologies that can help you break through the programming and enhance both your internal and external observational skills.
Tools for Defining Your Own Reality
Defining your own reality seems like a great idea. But are willing to do the inner work necessary to achieve it. You must first identify and fix the programming of your self-talk and values. Enhancing observational skills requires inner work. People shy away from this type of inner observation. But those who create their new reality say it is worth the effort.
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia