Brace for a surreal ride. Because whether you are ready to admit it or not, we’ve collectively begun to wake up to a strange new porous reality. Or as Morpheus says to Neo in the film The Matrix, “You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”
I’m going to go way out on a Chesire-cat limb here on this blog over the next few posts and confess my direct experiences of what I call reality shifting—the startling phenomenon of moving into new realities where things and people I personally know are not as they were. These differences can be dramatic or subtle, but they are differences that have no logical explanation.
And I will also be touching on the collective experience of what has been termed the Mandela Effect, only because it has been so prominent in my own experience over the last few months. This effect (named after Nelson Mandela) was coined by paranormal researcher Fiona Broome, and she describes it as:
The “Mandela Effect” is what happens when someone has a clear, personal memory of something that never happened in this reality. Many people — mostly total strangers — seem to remember several of the exact same events with the exact same details. However, those memories are different from what’s in history books, newspaper archives, and so on.
Broome coined the named based on the phenomenon where many people remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the late 1980’s instead of in 2013, years after his release. There are even accounts where people report seeing his funeral on TV and a benefit memorial concert staged by famous musicians worldwide.
Perhaps the most famous Mandela Effect example? The children’s book the Beren—fill in the blank—Bears. If you read the books to your kids as I did, or had them read to you as a child, you will most likely fill that blank in with “stein.” You see, the vast majority of people recall those books by the name “The Berenstein Bears”, but in this version of reality that name never existed. The books have always been titled “The BerenSTAIN Bears.”
The thing is however, not everyone has noticed that reality has began to wobble badly on it’s axis. And there are theories galore about why segments of the population remember reality as it currently is—from brand logos, to famous movie lines, to history, to the world map—while another huge portion of us remember reality another way. Some folks are now suggesting that two earth timelines (or dimensions) are merging, while others suggest something catastrophic happened happened to the planet and a bunch of us were transported to this new version of earth. (This is expressed as old Earthers and new Earthers).
Now before you hang up the phone on me here (because you think I have gone off the deep end) I ask you to consider this: What do you have to lose by investigating for yourself whether you are one of those folks experiencing reality shifting and the Mandela Effect? Is it worth at least staying open-minded at curious for now?
So, a friendly reader warning: Stop reading right now if you are entirely comfortable in your life as it is. If you want to stay asleep to what might be happening, that’s entirely okay — and yes, you can argue that this is the maya and totally irrelevant.
But that is not my perception. Rather, in this participatory universe in which the observer changes quantum outcomes, I rather suspect that whatever is happening to reality lately, we are all co-agents of this change.
As Morpheus said: “Remember – all I am offering is the truth, nothing more.”
On that introductory note, here’s a short video where I talk about one of my latest “reality shifts.” (I can hear you now. What does this have to do with spiritual awakening? My answer: Everything. Because we are collectively waking up not only to the unreality of the fictional “ego” self but to the deeper truth that reality itself is a fiction. And no, I do not mean illusion. More on that to come).
Yours in the spirit of deep magic and high wonder, oh and disappearing possessions!