What is shifting on TikTok? Is it possible, or is it just another internet hoax? Read on as we explore the nature of the shifting trend.
We’ve all had bad moments when we weren’t pleased with our lives. Shifting is a relatively new trend that supposedly allows you to adopt — not just a new identity but —an entirely new reality.
What is Reality Shifting on TikTok?
Shifting is a trend of much debate on TikTok and the internet. Also known as reality-shifting, this trend has amassed a large following. It started on Reddit a few years ago but later moved to TikTok.
Today, the trend has billions of views on TikTok under hashtags such as #shifting, #realityshifting, etc. People who ‘shift’ realities (or shifters) believe multiple universes exist. Therefore, the Urban Dictionary defines reality-shifting as “moving your consciousness, not your soul or body,” to a universe of your choosing.
According to members of the shifting community, they don’t create new realities but rather visit pre-existing ones. And the possibilities are endless!
Shifters claim they can do many things, such as visiting fictional universes and real ones where they have different lives. This user even claims that she met her soulmate on a shifting adventure.
Other applications of shifting include psychotherapy. This TikTok user discusses the psychological benefits of Shifting and how it can help one recover from trauma.
Most people still don’t know what Shifting is on TikTok. And of those who know, many don’t believe that it’s a real thing. However, many netizens genuinely believe in reality shifting. So, is it possible, or the product of a shared illusion?
Is the Shifting TikTok trend logical?
Reality shifting may sound like a case of wild imagination to the average person, and rightly so. Most would jump at the opportunity to leave this life for another. So, if it were possible, why would it only recently be discovered?
In truth, this is not the first time that humans have tried to alter reality. The existence of immersive modern technology such as The Metaverse and AR makes reality alteration possible for a short time. However, reality-shifting could be a cheaper – albeit less practical – alternative.
Since it is a thing of the mind, we cannot conclude whether or not reality-shifting is real. The best way to know is to try it yourself and see. All you have to do is lie down, close your eyes, and imagine the reality you want for yourself. (It sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?)
You might think, “What is the point of shifting reality only to return to this one?” but what do you have to lose? If you’re convinced and would like to try it out, watch the video below.
What do you think about the reality-shifting TikTok trend? Could it be real, or is it fake?