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Slipping Between Versions of Reality

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posted on Oct, 12 2016 @ 12:27 PM
a reply to: swords

Greetings swords.

Wow. Just… wow. Your post really hit me where I live. And, I think I may be able to give you some information. (Some of it may be useful, some may not. But I’m gonna try, dagnabit.)

Full disclosure:

I have *not* had a fair share of paranormal experiences. In fact, I can definitively state that I’ve never seen a ghost, or a UFO, or Bigfoot… you get the idea. I’m a Buddhist. I’ve never done an illicit drug, I don’t drink, and I’m in relatively good health. (Never had a head injury, mental illness does not run in my family, etc.)

My experiences are, and have been, very similar to yours. It started in 2007 for me, and shook me enough to the point that I started seeing a psychiatrist. And even then, I only peripherally mentioned what was happening, for fear that he would think I was having a psychotic break. (I mentioned “memory issues” which could be interpreted as “failure to remember short-term tasks,” as opposed to my *real* issue of, oh, remembering things/events that apparently never happened…) I’m not going to deluge you with the details, because, frankly, you sound truly worried about what’s happening; I’d rather try and give you information as best as I can instead of bore you.

I’ve never considered the slipping/untethering paranormal, or occult-like. If anything, this situation got me interested in physics (particle and theoretical), philosophy, and the mathematics of probability. (NOT pseudoscience, but the solid equations and inner workings.) SO… as unsettling as it all is, when you get that dizzying, mouth-drying feeling that the situation that you’re in happened some other way, remember:

• Because of your unique situation, you’re better able to understand and appreciate theories/thought experiments/information that may be oblique to some. (For example, the Copenhagen interpretation, Hugh Everett’s many-worlds interpretation, wave function collapse/objective collapse/decoherence, the “double-slit experiment”… the list goes on and on.) “Woo” and pseudoscience sites aside, I guarantee if you delve into these, the info will strike a chord with you. (If you’re interested, I can recommend some books and sites.)

Also, beyond the hard science, I started reading stories and articles about parallel worlds. (I have a huge binder of stuff that I’ve collected.) I was interested to see how someone, even a fictional character, would deal with a shifting infinite number of probabilities and constants. Some good examples include:

"Onion" by Caitlín R. Kiernan. The main character and his girlfriend are in a support group for people that have experienced parallel worlds.
“The Gernsback Continuum” by William Gibson. The protagonist is “haunted” by what Gibson calls “semiotic ghosts”… glimpses of a parallel world built in the image of a 1930’s high-tech fever dream. To mitigate these sightings (according to the Wikipedia page), “…on the advice of a friend, he immerses himself deliberately in the grittiest ‘realities’ of our world (such as pornography and news stories about crime and war) that are at odds with the idealized world of Gernsback and others.”

These are just a couple from the bunch I collected, but reading the stories made me feel that the situation was less unsettling, and just more unusual than anything.

The other thing I can tell you is this, at least for me: since it all began in 2007, it has never stopped. It’s varied in duration and effect, but, it’s never gone away. (However, I can say it hasn’t been as bad as when it first started for me.) I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not going to wake up one morning with one of my children erased from existence, or to find that the Russians won the Cold War, because those situations are way too far out of the realm of probability/possibility.

Think of it this way. A quantum system collapses from a blend of several possible quantum states to just one when measured or experienced. Your choice to throw away the Minion drawing was (or should have been…) the pin-point that should have collapsed multiple states to one. BUT, it’s possible that a parallel state, something peripheral, failed to collapse with the others.

Anyhoo… I don’t know if any of my rambling helps. If not, well, at least you have someone to commiserate with.

- Caz

posted on Oct, 12 2016 @ 12:51 PM
In a different thread (wink) you mentioned some dealings with UFOs that your family members had encountered. From everything I've read, it would seem your Mom (which would also include the entire family) has been abducted over the years. If so, you might have some implants that are being activated and being used in certain mind control experiments.

It's not necessarily the ETs doing this. There is a higher Secret Space Program so far advanced with technology beyond what we have in the lower levels of our space program, it would make it seem to be from ETs. I'm sure the technology was given to them by ETs long ago, but it's the military doing most of the abductions these days, and they are using people without their consent to do mind control studies on. Your family could be involved in this.

On a different note, we have "waves" of very high energy that are coming into our solar system at this time, and also being emitted from the sun, and they are affecting the minds of "sensitive" people, and eventually will affect ALL people. These waves are also causing the parallel universes to merge more often than in the past. So, this could be what is happening to you and others who are experiencing the Mandela Effect.

Things are only going to get crazier as time goes by, so all I can tell you is, hang on and stay grounded. We are in for one hell of a ride!

posted on Oct, 12 2016 @ 06:10 PM
a reply to: tigertatzen

I remember the Mandela effect and had a decent laugh. Also giggled when people swore Australia was out of place. This ongoing weirdness has shut my mouth right up, of course.

The fear for me comes not from shifting; I am a survivor. What I fear is that I might slip out of my current reality and drift really really far and wind up in a universe where I have a different husband or live in a different town or have a different job and having to fake my way through that... I shudder to think of it.

posted on Oct, 12 2016 @ 06:17 PM
a reply to: CazOuillette

I suppose I brought it to the paranormal areal because it is...not normal. And there isn't a quantum mysteries forum

I'm very familiar with the many worlds hypothesis. Actually explained wave-function collapse to the hubsy last night. In my occult dealings, I have examined our beautiful universe quite a bit as well, and I do firmly believe that I-- and apparently you and another poster, so far-- have been experiencing a similar or the same phenomenon, which plays upon some of the stranger laws of physics. Something causes us to shift, not very far, into a similar but notably different version of reality.

Is it a natural feature of the universe? Have I managed to piss off another occult society more powerful than any I'd previously imagined? Can it be stopped? These are the questions which linger.

posted on Oct, 12 2016 @ 06:21 PM
a reply to: sled735

*double wink* It was the gumment, I'm pretty sure. My ma got a good look at the craft, and it was definitely during the time they would have been testing designs for the B-2 Spirit. She was quite excited when the first pics of it began to circulate... the original hipster is a hippie. "I saw that aircraft before it was cool to have seen that aircraft." Lol. The only thing physically awry with me is that my left arm is an inch shorter than the right, but no implants. I wish it was just aliens, jeesh.

posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 12:21 AM
a reply to: swords

One pagan to another. What type of pagan are you?

posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 12:45 AM
a reply to: Noinden

Pagan is an easy word for:

I'm a former renegade thelemite, a mostly like 99% retired occultist with a whole ton of "fun" stories that nobody with sense would ever want to hear much less experience, a semi-superstitious worship of the sea and of Odin, and the unshakable belief that if there is a supreme god, it's so far beyond our comprehension that its existence doesn't really f***ing matter.

posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 01:03 PM
a reply to: swords

That is a really long name to give something
Also I have no "Sense" in that matter
I'm not retired, and I am convinced there is no "supreme being" rather numerous higher (but not ultimate) beings.

posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 01:32 PM
a reply to: swords

I don't know.. I'd say most people have experienced similar things.

While I have my own ideas on strangeness like "time slips," and how "reality" constructs itself, it seems many of the listed experiences could be sourced in a lack of mindfulness. This can be from anything from inebriation to sleepiness to just plain "head-in-the-sky." Life is a pretty wacky thing, but I suspect most of it is due to having such limited perception. Our tools help us peer beyond that barrier, but certainly do not eliminate it.

Do you have any more examples? I think everyone experiences strangeness and we constantly force it into our narrative, for better or worse. One aspect of that is that the events we ascribe as "high strangeness" can be dissonance from inconsistent perception. Meaning, its easier to label it strange than anything else. Similarly, events that truly are strange can challenge our narrative so strongly that we assimilate them with the most "normal" explanation possible.

posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 02:04 PM
a reply to: Serdgiam

I could say, maybe meeting some people and forgetting them is normal, even for someone with a mind like mine. I don't forget things. I have complex PTSD, with the fun complication that it makes me remember everything in grave detail, even unimportant things, because my mind is constantly searching for information to give me some advantage over death. That's the fun of complex PTSD.

That aside, time slips and things like that are unusual, and I'm very sure our universe is full of glitches. However, a prolonged series of major brain farts would be indicative of a major mental problem of biological nature, and believe me my medical team would have noticed a tumor.

posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 11:37 PM
My interest here is in the NDE. Did this include some sort of BE? Did you encounter any beings (human or non-human) during the OBE?. Do you know how long you were "clinically dead"?.

I died in 2008, I first heard of ME's in 2011, # got weird in 2013 and then last year it picked up. Not fully convinced on "shifting dimensions", I'm still undecided on a theory, but the NDE aspect interests me.

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