‘Reality shifting’ trend takes over TikTok

TikTokers have discovered a new process called “reality shifting,” or, “shifting,” . which, despite sounding a lot like just meditating, can supposedly move someone’s consciousness over to a “new reality”. Shifting communities exist outside of the platform — Reddit, for example — but it’s starting to gain traction on TikTok. The hashtag #shiftingrealities has over 165 million views. There are two popular ways of shifting your reality. The first is called the “raven method” . The raven method requires lying down on the ground in a starfish position and counting down from 100 while desiring the reality you want to shift into. The other way to shift realities is called the “Alice in Wonderland method,”. wherein the shifter visualizes themselves running after a person from their desired reality and jumping down a rabbit hole with them. therapist Grace Warwick describes the practice as a “transliminal experience”. “Transliminal experiences occur when awake and are most common when the mind is in a soothed state – for example, upon waking and before falling asleep,” Warwick told Vice