• Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views




    Results 1 to 3 of 3
    Like Tree5Likes
    • 4 Post By Wisher
    • 1 Post By Wisher

    Thread: Theory of Cognitive Harmonization: From Imagination to Reality

    1. #1
      Pirate: Psyborg Achievements:
      Tagger Second Class 1000 Hall Points Made lots of Friends on DV 3 years registered
      Wisher's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 2013
      LD Count
      1
      Gender
      Location
      Psyche
      Posts
      260
      Likes
      258

      Theory of Cognitive Harmonization: From Imagination to Reality

      Theory of Cognitive Harmonization:
      (WARNING: May cause paradigm shift upon practicing)

      This is my theory on how reality can be formed by thoughts alone.

      Many of us have heard that thoughts become words and words become actions. This theory expands on this idea. A lot of times while trying to manifest, the mind can experience what is known as cognitive dissonance. The mind wants one thing and at the same time believes the opposite. The result is we pray for money and yet receive debts.

      After trying a few times to believe strongly and still receiving debts many of us give up on manifesting and go back to our ordinary way of thinking because results just weren't showing. This theory will explain why this happens and how to fix it.

      So, in trying to create an ideal world cognitive harmonization, as opposed to dissonance, must be created. But how? I have come up with a 5 part model for how this can be done. More or less than 5 parts can be used but I have compartmentalized this method into 5 major pieces.

      The Flow of Cognitive Harmonization:

      Choices align with Imagination
      Imagination aligns with Vision
      Vision aligns with Feelings
      Feelings align with Reality
      Reality aligns with Choices

      So the 5 major pieces or "dimensions" of experience are Reality, Feelings, Vison, Imagination, and Choice.

      Why this order?
      Starting with choice.

      1. Let's start with the first in the sequence, choice. Our choice to use our imagination or just imagine the standard reality for ourselves, choice decides how strong our imagination is.

      2. Imagination when trained allows the strengthening of our vision because we train to see greater things for ourselves more vividly.

      3. Vision. What we envision influences how we feel if we have a stronf inspiring vision we are inspired. If we have a bleak vision for a situation we are sad. If we have a standard bland vision for a situation we are bored etc. And yes by vision I mean what you envision for the future.

      4. Feelings encompass our values and beliefs. We believe only what we feel to be true. We feel like things will turn out well. A gut feeling. Intuitive sometimes, and these true feelings become our reality.

      5. Reality, what we see in front of us as real leads us to make the choices we make. And the cycle repeats.

      So for example, if your imagination has built up a habit of imagining bleak things then when a situation comes up in reality like your girlfriend calls you, you will envision in line with what you are used to imagining. So maybe you envision that she is calling with bad news. Because you envision she is calling with bad news, you "feel" as if the conversation will not go well. And because reality responds to those deep seated feelings and beliefs the conversation does not go well.

      Now these 5 aspects of experience make sense, it is kind of like thoughts become words become things. But why is it that things do not always instantly manifest when we change one of the five aspects?

      This is where habit comes into play. Let's say you are average Joe Goodman and you know nothing of the law of attraction. Right now you are living in your autopilot habit-at. We will say that in general you are in x-habit mode. Your 5 sectors of experience would look like this

      Feelings: x-habit
      Vision: x-habit
      Imagination: x-habit
      Choice: x-habit
      Reality: x-habit

      Now, lets say Joe Goodman learns that imagination matters and he decides to change his life around and start thinking positively and intentionally. He starts up an a-habit of imagination. His first day of doing this his new 5 aspects will look like this:

      Feelings: x-habit
      Vision: x-habit
      Imagination: a-habit
      Choice: x-habit
      Reality: x-habit

      On day one he is doing all the right things with imagination but the other four aspects are still following their old habit. This is when many manifestors will give up because it looks like nothing is changing for them. Joe Goodman decides to keep this up for six months however. At the end of six months his new 5 aspects looks like this:

      Feelings: w-habit
      Vision: b-habit
      Imagination: a-habit
      Choice: b-habit
      Reality: w-habit

      Notice, choice and vision are much stronger while reality and feelings (also known as our beliefs, what we most "feel" is true) have changed only slighty from x. At this point in manifesting, Joe is much more confident and maintains his vision even when reality doesnt seem to agree. He makes choices which align with his goals and vision in an a-reality but sometimes he slips up and still believes he is at the mercy of his creation, his creation bejng reality. At this point too, reality and feelings/belief are improving but his faith still wavers because he is unsure if this success is coincidence or true results. Joe dreams on, confident that LOA is true and continues imagining from an a-habit mentality. He also works to improve his skills in envisioning and making choices from the a-habit mentality. Finally, his 5 aspects becomes this:

      Feelings: a-habit
      Vision: a-habit
      Imagination: a-habit
      Choice: a-habit
      Reality: a-habit

      At this point Joe Goodman can do anything he puts his mind to and he renames himself Neo.

      This theory is very much like creating new ripples in an ocean. The ocean waves are already in a general flowing direction on day one. Day one is our average, everyday lives. When we introduce a-habit, or a new way of thinking, the tides will surely change but it may not seem as if it will at first. Exercise with all 5 aspects continually and you will see the change. This is a law.

      And yes again, this can be broken up into more or less than 5 sections but I chose 5 I find to be major aspects that are easy to identify.

      Questions and comments welcome
      Last edited by Wisher; 11-30-2015 at 05:21 PM.
      All the Cool Cats and Lucid Dreamers are hanging out in DreamViews Webchat, click to join us!



      Merilly merilly merilly merilly
      Life is but a dreamm

    2. #2
      Member Achievements:
      Made lots of Friends on DV 5000 Hall Points Vivid Dream Journal Referrer Silver Tagger First Class Populated Wall Veteran First Class
      Sensei's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 2012
      LD Count
      Some
      Gender
      Location
      The Depths
      Posts
      4,386
      Likes
      5499
      DJ Entries
      115

      Where are you getting the Flow part from?
      I don't see how any of those are more connected to one than the others. For instance:
      Imagination connects to vision connects to feelings connects to reality connects to choices?
      If you like, just explain the first the first two. Imagination aligning with vision. They seem like they could align, but I only part of the time. Vision with feeling is completely lost on me. Maybe I am just missing the point though.


      Help me out!

      Wait! Are you talking more about vision as in "a vision for the future"? Because that makes more sense to me now that I think about it. I will reply later after your reply when I get a clear idea of what I am missing. haha.

    3. #3
      Pirate: Psyborg Achievements:
      Tagger Second Class 1000 Hall Points Made lots of Friends on DV 3 years registered
      Wisher's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 2013
      LD Count
      1
      Gender
      Location
      Psyche
      Posts
      260
      Likes
      258
      Heya,

      Sure. And yes by vision I mean what you envision for the future. If your imagination has built up a habit of imagining bleak things then when a situatuon comes up in reality like your girlfriend calls you, you will envision in line with what you are used to imagining. So maybe you envision tgat she is calling with bad news. Because you envision she is calling with bad news, you "feel" as if the conversation will not go well. And because reality responds to those deep seated feelings and beliefs the conversation does not go well.

      I had choice at the beginning because we can choose to allow ourselves to continue on the same path or choose to maintain a better imagination. In the same way, if you are not lucid to this idea then Reality with align with Choices. The x-habit of the reality you experience will influence you to make x-habit choices.

      Now, because this is just the general habit. There can be events that happen that are a little better or a little worse than the average, but in general all the events in that scenario would happen in the x-habit range of a bleak mentality.

      Thank you Sensei, I went ahead and edited that into the OP
      Last edited by Wisher; 11-30-2015 at 06:39 PM.
      Sensei likes this.
      All the Cool Cats and Lucid Dreamers are hanging out in DreamViews Webchat, click to join us!



      Merilly merilly merilly merilly
      Life is but a dreamm

    Similar Threads

    1. Theory about reality checks and all day awareness
      By Waitwhat in forum Attaining Lucidity
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: 06-09-2013, 02:05 PM
    2. Replies: 12
      Last Post: 10-27-2011, 11:16 PM
    3. Replies: 13
      Last Post: 10-02-2009, 07:48 AM
    4. Replies: 91
      Last Post: 02-22-2009, 09:06 PM
    5. My theory on pre-cognitive dreaming.
      By Sandform in forum Beyond Dreaming
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: 09-14-2008, 04:04 AM

    Tags for this Thread

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •