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What is reality transurfing? How do various versions of reality materialize? How powerful is your emotional energy?
According to Vadim Zeland, reality transurfing is bringing different versions of reality into physical form. You have the power to materialize the reality of your choosing, he argues. He explains how in his book Reality Transurfing Steps I–V.
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Vadim Zeland: Reality Transurfing Steps I–V
According to best-selling author Vadim Zeland, reality transurfing is about choosing the version of reality you want to live in. In Reality Transurfing Steps I–V, Zeland redefines reality, arguing that we live in a world of consciousness in which infinite versions of reality simultaneously exist—and what you identify as reality is just one version of it. The way you think and feel about your experiences determines which one of the infinite versions of reality exists for you. Therefore, consciously choosing the way you think and feel allows you to control which version of reality you live in.
We’ll discuss Zeland’s ideas in two parts. In the first part, we’ll explain his thoughts on how different versions of reality take physical form, why you tend to remain in a single version of reality, and why you might find it difficult to switch to a more desired version of reality. In the second part, we’ll explore Zeland’s methods for controlling which version of reality you live in.
Part 1: Your Version of Reality Reflects Your Emotional Energy
Zeland argues that what you think of as your reality is just one version of reality among many. According to him, we live in a world of consciousness in which infinite alternative realities simultaneously exist. These realities fall into two categories:
- Physical, materialized realities that you can perceive with your five senses
- Invisible, unmaterialized realities that lie dormant, waiting to take physical form
Principle #1: Invisible Realities Require Emotional Energy to Materialize
Zeland explains that every conscious being transmits emotional energy through their thoughts and feelings—and this energy contributes to the physical materialization of reality. This is a process with three distinct parts:
Part #1: You Transmit Emotional Energy
Zeland claims that, each time you think or feel, you transmit emotional energy with a specific frequency into the world of consciousness in which infinite versions of reality exist.
Part #2: Your Emotional Energy Feeds the Reality Matching Your Energy’s Frequency
Each version of reality has a unique frequency. According to Zeland, a version of reality can materialize into physical form for you when your emotional energy matches—and feeds into—its unique frequency.
Part #3: Your Experiences Reflect Your Emotional Energy
What you identify as your reality is simply a reflection of your emotional energy. You can experience only the version of reality that matches the emotional energy you personally transmit.
Principle #2: Reacting to Your Reality Reinforces Your Version of Reality
Your version of reality simply reflects your emotional energy, but you tend to remain in a single version of reality. Zeland explains two reasons for this:
- You habitually transmit the same frequency, continually feeding your version of reality.
- Realities require consistent emotional energy to materialize.
Principle #3: You Can Inadvertently Sustain a Reality You Don’t Want
When you’re not conscious of the frequency you’re transmitting, you can inadvertently sustain a reality that you don’t want. When your reality pulls you into its frequency, you waste energy reacting to your circumstances. This causes you to unconsciously focus on sustaining the reality you already live in instead of focusing on the version of reality you want to live in.
Part 2: Control Which Version of Reality You Live In
Zeland recommends taking two steps to control which version of reality you live in.
Step #1: Reclaim Your Emotional Energy
The first step toward changing your version of reality is to reclaim your emotional energy. This involves withdrawing your attention from unwanted aspects of your current reality so that you have more energy to direct toward your ideal version of reality. All unwanted circumstances result from a reality’s attempts to siphon your emotional energy—by creating problems and concerns that justify strong emotional reactions to them.
On the other hand, when you intentionally ignore unwanted circumstances, you starve them of sustenance, weaken their influence over you, and reclaim the emotional energy that they’ve been siphoning from you. Zeland claims that observing your thoughts and emotions helps you weaken unwanted circumstances and reclaim your emotional energy. Observing your thoughts and emotions has two benefits. Let’s explore each one.
Benefit #1: Observing Yourself Helps You Understand Your Reality
According to Zeland, the first benefit of observing your thoughts and emotions is that it helps you understand why you’re experiencing your version of reality. It does this by revealing how participating in your version of reality creates a feedback loop that perpetuates this reality.
Benefit #2: Observing Yourself Breaks the Feedback Loop
Zeland argues that the second benefit of observing your thoughts and emotions is that it helps you remain emotionally detached from unwanted circumstances. This breaks the feedback loop that perpetuates this reality and makes you less susceptible to wasting your energy on what you don’t want.
Step #2: Redirect Your Emotional Energy
The second step toward changing your version of reality is to redirect your emotional energy to feed your ideal version of reality. He suggests three methods to achieve this. Let’s explore each of these.
Method #1: Identify What You Want
The first method for redirecting your emotional energy involves identifying what you want to experience. Focus only on what brings you joy or inspires you. Zeland explains that, when you focus only on experiences that bring you joy, you transmit a purely joyful frequency.
On the other hand, when you allow other people to influence you or worry about how you’ll achieve what you want, you pollute your frequency with contradictory emotions. These feed the very circumstances that you don’t want.
Method #2: Practice Living in Your Ideal Version of Reality
Once you’ve identified what you want, practice Zeland’s second method for redirecting your emotional energy: Live in your ideal version of reality. Zeland explains that the most effective way to attune your frequency to what you want is to imagine how you would think, feel, and behave if you were already living in your ideal version of reality. Consider the type of person you’d have to become and how your lifestyle would need to change to fit in with this ideal version of reality. Then practice thinking, feeling, and behaving like this vision of yourself now.
Method #3: Transmit Unconditional Positive Emotional Energy
Zeland claims that his third method—transmitting unconditional positive emotional energy—will accelerate this materialization process and help smooth your transition into your ideal version of reality. Choosing to interpret all your experiences as positive ensures that only positive versions of reality can get reflected back to you.
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