A few days ago I did a post called Attracting Horror where I talked about be irony of watching horror movies as entertainment. I got a lot of great feedback from that podcast…some agreeing and some ferociously (or I’d say passionately opposing).
and I want to continue here with part two of attracting horror. But first I think we need to come to some type of agreement on something: I think we can all agree that killing (ANY form of killing) is a low level vibration activity. I don’t know anyone (sane) who enjoys the act of the idea of or the process of killing. I’m not sure if anyone thinks killing is funny or exciting. There’s nothing good about it and it is in direct opposition with what is – we are all one. So we can come to a solid agreement that killing is a low level vibration activity?
Here’s where I feel horror movies, crime shows and the news can negatively impact our lives. Psychologically speaking, we all have two minds – we have a conscious mind and a subconscious mind.
Though these “two” minds work separately, they do work in harmony with each other. Your conscious mind is responsible for day to day activities like talking, decisions, cooking, doing equations or calculations that kind of stuff.
Your unconscious mind governs a lot of the less tangible activities in your life like breathing, your heartbeat, your belief systems, reflexes, things like that.
But here it is a very distinctive difference between your conscious and subconscious mind. Your conscious mind has the ability to pick and choose the things it chooses to believe as true versus the things it would label as falls. However, your subconscious mind does not have that ability. Your subconscious mind takes everything at its surface level as true.
This is why the affirmations work, this is why visualization works, this is why vision boards work. They work because your subconscious can not tell the difference whether a statement (or imagery) is true or false. Even more so, your subconscious doesn’t care what this information is.
So to give you an example, when you look at a vision board on a day to day basis your subconscious begins to believe that the things you see are your reality. And from there, it does what it can do to make those things your reality. Like, imagine your subconscious being the equivalent of fertile soil. It doesn’t care what you plant, it’s going to harvest just that- just like the ground. The soil in your garden doesn’t care if you plant cabbage or turnips, tomatoes the deadly nightshade, it’s going to harvest exactly what you plant.
This is why visualization works. This is why affirmations work. They work because your subconscious can not tell the difference between what’s real and what’s not. So, whether you consciously know that the horror movie you’re watching is real or fake, your subconscious does not know the difference.
There was a study done years ago by Stanford I think, where they attached a heart rate monitors and blood pressure monitors to people watching the news and horror movies and compare that to people going through significant trauma’s and these people showed the same physical responses to be horror movies as they did real as others did real life trauma.
So regardless if you think you know what the difference between what’s real and what’s not – your subconscious does not. And there is nothing you can do about that.
So feeding your subconscious the negativity of the news, feeding your subconscious the negativity of horror movies, feeding your subconscious the negativity of crime shows is no difference (on a cellular level) than experiencing the thing itself.
So consciously you think you know the difference but physiologically you don’t and your body goes through the same raising of the blood pressure the same increased heart rate as you will by watching the exact same situation in real life. And that’s not good.
Now when I say you’re subconscious is like the soil and it gives you back what you plant that doesn’t necessarily mean that by you watching a horror movie of someone getting killed that you’re going to be killed, but I’ll share this with you:
I remember hearing about a gentleman in New York that was mugged 13 times until finally he was killed. When police officers finally went through his apartment, this guy had hundreds of crime shows on tape that he watched over and over and over again. So he actually created this mugging reality for himself.
Now again, I emphasize that I don’t think the same will happen to you, but let’s look at how the Law of attraction really works. Abraham Hicks’ definition of the Law of attraction is: “That which is like unto it’s self, is drawn.” Rephrased, “Like attracts like…” Or even better said: like energy attracts like energy.
So, the mere fact that your energy of fear that’s being emitted, is drawing more of that energy to yourself. And I don’t mean directly to yourself, but to your reality. Participating in that type of energy creates more of that type of energy and the world.
So again without judgment, without criticism, with out labeling anything as good or bad, let’s look at the facts:
- Killing (of any type) is a low level vibration
- Your subconscious does not (and can) not tell the difference between something that is real and something that is not.
- Your body goes through the same physiological changes watching a horror movie as it does with watching real life trauma.
- The Law of attraction states that like energy attracts like energy.
- Actively participating in any activity draws other energies that are vibrating on that same level, whether to yourself or to the world.
So is watching horror movies bad? I’ll ask this and let you decide: Is horror what you intended to create for the world?
Now in the next and final part of the attracting horror post I want to discuss why I think people actively participate in this type of activity. What I’ve discovered will amaze you. As always, I’m open to your comments… whether if you think I’m a genius or an idiot – I do want to hear from you. Just go easy on me 🙂
I just listened to the second podcast about horror movies, and felt like I had to chime in. I’ll take issue with two things you mentioned.
Number one, I think you are seriously short-changing the capacity of the subconscious mind to differentiate real experience from imagined. True, it doesn’t distinguish between reality and virtual experience. But virtual experience is created entirely in the imagination of the person. While the heart rate and blood pressure of the person watching a horror movie does elevate while he watches, I’d bet dollars to donuts they’d be a lot higher if a chainsaw killer was actually chasing him. Sure, I get nervous and squirmy watching the torture sequences in the “Saw” movies, but not nearly as squirmy as I would be if I was actually being tortured.
The reason for this difference is simple. My subconscious mind is viewing the movie, sure. But it is also keenly aware of the surroundings the movie is in. The guy behind me in the theater who keeps bumping my chair, the smell of popcorn, the sticky floors coated with dried soda, and the occasional person blocking my view of the screen as he gets up to use the men’s room. Similarly, if I’m watching at home, my subconscious is taking in the movie on a smaller screen, while noting the sound of a car being started up outside, the fridge running, and the constant flashing of 12:00 on the VCR which I refuse to program to the correct time.
In short, my subconscious knows damn well it ain’t real. I mean, if you watch a lot of comic book super hero movies (there’s a lot of ’em out there), would you seriously be more predisposed to actually believing that Superman was going to rescue you out of a real-life dire situation? Heck no.
Number two, Vibration. I love horror movies. Love them, always have. I’ve always been fascinated by the dark side of human nature as depicted in the movies, fictional TV shows, novels, and so on. I can sit through the the scariest, goriest movie out there and come out buzzing high for all the vicarious thrills I just went through. Since I enjoy them, they bring on a high vibration for me. I get giddy at the idea of seeing the latest “Nightmare on Elm Street” movie. Giddy, thrilled, these are all high frequency vibrations.
But I am not some psychopathic weirdo who gets off on real violence and death. One of the worst things I’ve ever done to myself was, a few years ago, decide to watch the internet video of journalist Daniel Perl be beheaded by the terrorists who captured him. It was one of those things that, once you see it, it can’t be unseen. I was shocked, appalled, and revolted (not to mentioned actually sickened). That was about the lowest vibration I’ve ever experienced, and it was gut-wrenching. I will never watch such a thing again. It was so low because I knew, down to my last cell, that what I was watching was real.
Horror entertainment creates low vibrations for some, high for others. There is no rule that vibrations are constant for everybody from one source. In fact, based on the video of Daniel Perl’s execution, I’d be willing to bet that his killers were on a pretty good high vibe while killing him. They sure acted that way. While I can’t say I know why (nor do I want to know why), it remains that different things have different vibrational effects on different people.
I want a new Chrysler 300, and that thought puts me in a high vibration. If you want a different car, the 300 wouldn’t do much for you at all. Vibrations are completely dependent on the intentions and experiences of the person doing the vibrating.
For those of you who don’t like horror movies, fine, not your bag. But for the sake of those of us who do, please refrain from laying judgment on us, and let us have our fun. Now, if you don’t mind, I gotta go rent “Hostel.”
As always, I welcome your comments. You make some pretty interesting points here. I think I would agree that we all do vibrate differently based on our intentions.
However, I’d like to offer that even though the ‘intention’ of killing may be the bases for how someone “feels” about it, it directly contradicts the fact that we are all one. There is no action that can be taken against another entity that doesn’t impact the individual (and the whole).
So even the guy who suicide bombs a market ‘thinks’ he’s doing good in the eyes of his God or people, he’s negatively impacting the whole because we are all one.
Additionally, I’m sorry to hear that you feel ‘judged’ – even though I said at least twice in the post that I’m not judging anyone. Of course, these are my opinions and (despite popular belief) I’m not always right 🙂
Thanks for sharing this with us.
I have to say this. Though you do not ‘judge’, and you intention is to shed light, you have come across as judgemental, or as if you are those who watch ‘horror’ movies.
In your first podcast about this topic, the tone of your voice, the way you came across, the nasal tone to some of your statements such as, “they ACTUALLY pick up the phone, and call other people and say…”, or, ” ….. someone is doing o.k. and in a otherwise good mood, I am going to RUIN your perfectly good day by scaring you”, etc.
I don’t know if what I am saying is coming across in this, so I will sum it up by stating –
It is not only what you present that is important, but also the way it is ‘packaged”.
Just my humble opinion.
I will be back to comment on part deux horror when I have more time.
Peace and love,