Is Reality Really Just a Placebo Effect?
I recently read article that called into question if our personal consciousness or reality could be compared to the placebo effect. I find that to be a very interesting question. So, if I’m to compare the two, I need to know exactly what the placebo effect is and how it works.
The way I understand it from research is a study patient is given a pill that is inert, allowing him to be part of the control group in an experiment. He may or may not be told it is inert. If he is not told, yet still believes the pill to be having a therapeutic effect, this is what is known as placebo effect.
Our reality is built on what we consciously perceive through our senses and mind processes, and this consciousness varies from person to person based on the frequency we operate. It all falls back to vibration and quantum physics, but that’s a topic for another article.
I’m reminded of a story I heard many years ago. A hungry vulture flies over a meadow looking for dead carcasses and finds them. A hungry hummingbird flies over that exact same meadow looking for bright, fragrant flowers and finds them. The vulture does not take notice of the flowers and the hummingbird does not take notice of the carrion. So, which reality is the real reality?
If you were to give a sour, negative person a pill and told them it would turn them into a sweet, positive person, would it work? There are a lot of factors at play, mostly in the person’s belief systems and how convinced they are of the pills power, but if he were convinced to partake, I believe his reality would indeed change for the better, and may start the ball rolling on many personal issues just under the surface that they wish to improve.
Bottom line is, after a bit of thought and research, I believe it is a sound thought to closely compare reality to a placebo effect, and thereby alter our consciousness via our belief systems. Just look at a four year old watching television commercials!