“Tell me one last thing,” said Harry. “Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?“
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” said Dumbledore – J.K Rowling
With the rise of the Covid Pandemic, the reality of everything around us coming to an unprecedented standstill has been unbearable for most of us. In a rising TikTok trend started by the younger generation, a phenomenon called “Reality Shifting” has been gaining widespread popularity.
Just as one learns to control their breath and thoughts during meditation, this process takes meditative techniques to a whole new level! By directing our subconscious mind, reality shifting helps practitioners shift their consciousness from their current reality to their desired reality.
This article discusses what reality shifting is all about and the various shifting methods one can use to assist their journey.
Before understanding different popular methods, it is advised to check out: Is Shifting Dangerous? Misconceptions Answered
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What is Reality Shifting?
Before we discuss the ways by which one can shift to other planes of existence and discover alternate universes in their imagination, let’s understand the psychological features of reality shifting.
○ Shifting Meditation: Parallel Timeline in the Subconscience
Reality shifting is a process wherein we guide our consciousness as per our imagination to change our fate or manipulate it to transcend our physical confines through mental relaxation and autosuggestion.
The understanding of time here is no longer linear; it is a circular loop that is infinite and entails parallel realities that co-exist.
With this belief, people can use this meditative exercise to explore realms of existence that may be fictional or non-fictional and experience them exactly the way they do in their current reality.
Reality shifting has been compared to lucid dreaming, astral projection, maladaptive daydreaming, hypnosis, etcetera. However, practitioners have claimed that these “quantum” journeys can be taken in an awakened state of mind and not necessarily while sleeping.
As per those who have experienced reality shifting, the experience seems to be more real than just a dream or fantasy.
People have been engaging in this “shifting meditation” more than ever and tout its stress-relieving, joy-provoking, and positivity boosting benefits to be the primary reason.
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○ How to Script for Effective Shifting
The script can contain about the people you wish to see in your desired reality, what you want to do, and the kind of experience you wish to have overall.
You can also dictate the time you want to spend in your desired reality and the purpose of shifting (for example- witnessing an event, forming a relationship, meeting a character or known person).
The sky is the limit in this case, and the possibilities of the kind of places one can visit are endless!
Check our our in-depth guide on Reality Shifting Script Template (Free 3 page PDF Template)
Different Reality Shifting Methods have been explained below. For an in-depth explanation, make sure to check the links assigned to each method.
16 Reality Shifting Meditation Techniques for Shifting to your Desired Reality!
There are numerous ways to enter into a self-induced meditative state that allows you to break the confines of your present existence mentally.
Some people have trouble with reality shifts, because their mind is not functioning properly. Mental related issues or chakra blockages are couple of the most common causes for this problem.
The following are 16 popular shifting methods that have been widely spoken about by people who have managed to experience the art of shifting their reality.
1. The Raven Method
The Raven Method of reality shifting (<– click for in depth guide) involves lying down comfortably in a starfish position (Check below picture), ensuring that none of your limbs are touching the other. Make sure that your body is loose and relaxed and you are in a calm state of mind.
In this shifting method you can use affirmations that help you believe in your ability to shift from this current reality, start counting slowly from 0-100. The affirmations can be said in between the numbers, and one can even play binaural beats or similar frequencies in the background.
The idea is to keep counting and visualizing that you are drifting away closer and closer to your desired reality. Once you fall asleep and have successfully moved your consciousness as per what you manifested, you are likely to wake up in a parallel world of your choice.
The process of counting can be repeated as many times as possible until one learns to master the technique.
2. The Pillow Method
The Pillow Method of shifting (<– click for in depth guide) is probably the most straightforward and convenient method for all beginners who wish to give shifting methods a try.
Instead of just having a mental image of what you wish to manifest in your desired reality, this method advocates having a comprehensive physical script. This script can have names of all the characters you wish to see or meet, the chain of events you wish to experience and even details like odors and tastes can be specified in your script.
The whole idea is to place this piece of paper underneath your pillow before sleeping or resting and then use this guide and the intent of what you wish to attract while you shift. As always, the role of music that raises your vibrational energy levels and the power of positive statements plays a big role n the process.
3. The Heartbeat Method
The Heartbeat Method of shifting (<– click for in depth guide) utilizes the power of repetitive, humming, and vibrational sounds like that of a heartbeat. The idea is to either sleep with earphones plugged in or your phone underneath your pillow with the audio of a beating heart playing.
The next step is to visualize this sound emanating from the chest of a person you trust or wish to connect with within your dream world.
With focused attention, imagine this person slowly getting up and then leading you to a door that is your entrance to an alternate reality. Following them, you enter through and are engulfed with bright white light from all corners and feel yourself floating away to your dream reality.
4. The Julia Method
The Julia Method of Shifting (<– click for in depth guide) depends on two words, “I am” for the whole process. During the process, one can use binaural beats to stimulate the dream-like state.
While in a starfish-like position, start the mantra with “I am” as a prefix. Add anything next to it to describe the mantra even more meaningfully. Let these mantras be in the present tense as if what you are saying has already happened.
These mantras can be anything like, “I am vibrating at a higher frequency,” “I am in transit to my desired reality,” or “I am consciousness, pure and un-tethered.” Do this in as much sensory detail as possible, and you shall soon be in your dream reality.
5. The ADHD Method
While in other methods, the sound is optional. For the ADHD Method of Shifting (<– click for in depth guide) , the sound is a must. Make sure to use proper headphones and search for 8D sounds tracks. While you lie down and listen to audio, choose affirmations like “I am shifting to my desired reality.”
Try to sync the breath with the audio. Count from 1 to 5 after each affirmation and repeat it. As you sync with the sound and affirmation, soon, you will start feeling the symptoms of the shift. As soon as the symptoms start, begin to visualize the reality you wish to land in, and you shall soon be in there.
6. The Sunni Method
Sunni Method of Shifting (<– click for in depth guide) is all about visualization. Due to the nature of the method, it is also very close to many people as it helps with manifestation in the physical world.
This method is all about tricking your brain into thinking that you are in a particular situation. It involves persuading your mind by saying that you are already in your desired reality. This can be induced by using sounds, sensations, or just plain silence.
One example is when you are just about to wake up from sleep, without opening your eyes, imagine yourself lying on a beach, feeling the breeze and the sounds. Your subconscious is widely awake during this time, and you would find yourself on the beach the next moment.
7. The Intent Method
This Intention method shifting (<– click for in depth guide) doesn’t lay much emphasis on visuals, multiple affirmations, or any kind of subliminal sounds as much as it does on the purpose or intention of your mind to shift. A firm resolve and belief that one can shift are enough to make the exercise effective.
However, a key factor to bear in mind is that the intent must be thought about or spoken right before you drift off to sleep. For example- You can say, “I intend to shift to my desired reality as soon as I fall asleep”. The reason behind this is that the sooner you sleep after having set your intention, the lesser time your brain has to speculate or doubt it.
Also, it is best you are a bit drowsy and tired so that your mind is not full of active and chaotic thoughts, and the clarity of the intention is the main focus.
8. The Estelle Method
Estelle method shifting (<– click for in depth guide) is suitable for people who adore music and can connect with tones and vibrations easily. Imagine dancing with your DR character or someone you deeply adore.
Choose a music which helps you to sync with the character or person you are dancing with. The person can be your crush, love, friend, or anyone you wish. Make sure to feel every sensation in the scene. The air, smell and the touch.
Once the dance is over, your pal says to you – “it’s time to go home” & opens the door for you. As you move through the door, you will freefall into absolute void. You keep affirming that you are in your dream realm. As you feel the sensations, slowly open your subconscious eye.
9. The Mirror Method
Mirror method shifting (<– click for in depth guide) is a very visually extensive method. So this is best suited for those who are good at visualization.
Imagine you are in a dark room alone with a mirror at small distance. There is only one lime light which is on you. Now slowly move towards the mirror. You see your own reflection walking towards you inside the mirror.
But this reflection shows you exactly the way you want your perfect self to be in the dream realm. Put your hands on the mirror, while your superior being does the same towards you. Now feel the unification of yourself with your superior being and slowly open your eyes to be in your dream realm.
10. The Falling Method
Falling method shifting (<– click for in depth guide) is more of a adventurous method compared to others. Imagine yourself in a hall filled with beautiful aura that syncs well with you.
At some distance you can see a door. Now slowly move towards the door and open it while affirming about your DR self with maximum hope. As the door opens, you can hear the universe calling for you. Fall into the path freely and your soul will guide you through the way as you free fall.
Make sure to feel every sense while you free fall and continue affirming. Feel the peace and calmness within you. When you are ready, you will meet the end of fall and there you see a door. Move towards the door and open it. You can see your DR in front of you.
Open the eyes of your essence & you are there. Cheers to your shift.
11. The Alice in Wonderland Method
Alice in Wonderland shifting method (<– click for in depth guide) is adopted from the famous novel by Lewis Carroll of a girl named Alice and her adventures in a magical wonderland. In this technique, one manifests their reality by playing the role of this lead character and following suit.
Lie down comfortably on your back and imagine yourself sitting beneath a tree. A person from your DR self will approach you and as you get up to talk to them, visualize them running away and jumping down a rabbit hole. You follow them and decide to jump in as and when you feel ready to.
While you’re falling down this rabbit hole, you let go of all the memories of your current reality and finally land in a small room with a door. In the same room, there will be a table with a key to this door, and the person you were chasing will ask you if you’re ready to unlock the door with it.
If you are, you can go ahead, and if you are not, you can say positive affirmations to help you move forward. Once you’ve unlocked the door and entered, you have already become your desired reality self. Go lie down on the desired reality bed that you now see in that room in the very same position that you are resting in your current reality, and you shall wake up to your dream reality.
12. The Train Method
For Train method shifting (<– click for in depth guide) of reality , visualization and a positive mindset are very important. Slowly relax your mind with deep breaths and close your eyes. Imagine yourself sitting in a train that is headed to your dream reality.
It is important that you maintain positive thoughts so that your train leads in the right direction and not the opposite way. Keep visualizing and affirming that you will be reaching your stop soon and open your eyes only when you feel you have shifted and the train has come to a halt at your dream reality station.
13. The Piano Method
The Piano Method Shifting (<– click for in depth guide) has a bit of fame and celeb taste to it. It is also one of the most powerful reality shifting techniques as it involves most of your senses to be active. Imagine yourself in a grand hall with a piano at its focus.
Try to get all senses into play as to how you want to hall to be, how you want the piano to look like. Imagine a focus light falling on you as you walk toward the piano and people looking at you. You can feel the chattering and the buzz around the auditorium. Keep affirming every time you loose focus.
As you start playing the Piano, there is silence around the hall. Try to feel each of these moments. Once you are done, there is applause around the hall.
Rise from the spot and move towards the door affirming that its time to go. As you are immersed in that scene, a person opens the door for you. While affirming, you enter and a dear one says welcome home love. You drift into sleep and wake up in your DR.
14. The Eye Method
The Eye Method Shifting (<– click for in depth guide) is a very engaging method and involves quite some visualization act during the process. This method involves rolling eyes in to and fro motion and may not suit for everyone.
Lie down, close your eyes and start counting to 100. Keep it slow and steady in a way that you drift of to sleep before you can reach 100. During counting, make sure to keep affirming what you want to see in your dream realm. After a certain time, start rolling your eyes (with eyes closed) and keep affirming during the process.
The rolling can continue and should only be stopped if you feel strain. Slowly continue while you affirm and this helps in clicking your neurons to your wishful realm and when you open your eyes in your sleep, you are there.
15. The Eleven Method
This shifting method has been adopted from the Netflix series “Stranger Things” and named after the character, El. In this technique, one needs to lie down in a comfortable position and with eyes closed and tie a bandana or any piece of cloth over their eyes.
Next, begin listening to “white noise” or sounds of equal intensity but different frequencies being played together. Now imagine your current self walking up to your DR self or, in other words, the person you wish to see yourself as in your desired reality. Focus your attention and visualize the consciousness of your current reality self flowing out and merging together with this desired version of yourself as you reach them.
As you “become one” with your DR self in your mind’s eye, you might experience cold or hot flashes or see bright light. Continue focusing as you feel yourself slowly drifting away to sleep, and you should be waking up in your dream reality once you have surfaced.
Wattapad Discussion: Eleven Method for shifting
16. The Elevator Method
This shifting method is pretty similar to the Train method, except that you will imagine yourself in an elevator this time. Close your eyes and think of yourself going up in an elevator, and as you do, feel your vibrational energy rising as you go higher up each floor.
You might experience tingles or twitches in your body parts as you feel yourself shifting realities closer to the floor you wish to reach. Once you’ve reached the right floor, you will walk out into a room with your DR self asleep on a bed. This is who you wish to be in your dream reality, and now all you have to do is infuse your consciousness from your current reality self to this DR self of yours that you see lying asleep in front of you.
Once you wake up, you will have successfully shifted. Note that “waking up” does not necessarily mean waking up from sleep. One can have shifted to some other place in their mind while their current self can go on performing activities that they normally would.
Wattapad Discussion: Elevator Method Shifting
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Other reality shifting methods are the Harry Potter shifting method, Rope method, Staircase method, Hug method, ballroom method, interstellar method, cuddle method and more..
Intent, relaxed mind, positive thoughts, and visualization play a critical role in all of these methods as well. Also, the law of attraction and affirming one’s belief in their ability to shift are integral to the process of manifestation involved in all these meditative techniques.
Reality Shifting Methods at a Glance!
“Our perception of reality is malleable. Everything is always shifting. We may not always have the power to change an event, but we do have the power to change our perspective”– Stephanee Killen
Reality shifting revolves around the theory that we live in a multiverse and have the ability to shift our consciousness from one parallel reality to another. It consists of multiple techniques used to train the mind to transport ourselves to another world in our imagination that unfolds exactly as we desire it to.
Out of the multitude of methods used by people to reach their dream realities, some of the most popular ones have been listed in this article. All of these methods lay emphasis on the psychological features involved in shifting realities, the power of visualization and affirmations, and guided meditations to achieve the same.
Shifting realities can be very tiring mentally, so having a relaxed and positive mindset is crucial before accessing the subconscious mind. The brilliance of this meditative technique is that you get to construct your “map” of existence from scratch and not from past experiences.
The result is living in multiple realities conjured up in your mind’s eye and living a plethora of experiences unimaginable in your current reality!