While we do create our own reality in many ways, through our choices, interactions, INTENT, and also through our perception, based on interpretation of the data received, awareness, knowledge, and experience. Others are also creating their reality, based on their interpretation of the data received, (perceptions) knowledge, experience, choices, interactions, etc., and we do influence and affect one another.
So in a sense, we ARE co-creators of this reality both individually and collectively.
At the same time, just to make things really interesting, we are all experiencing the "illusion of separateness". While being "cut from the same cloth" we are all interconnected, interrelated, and inseparable.
Since we ARE consciousness, and our "reality" is virtual, (existing within consciousness space) and Time and space are also "virtual" and illusory, then it is all (time, space, and reality) just existing within "MIND space".
A small change in awareness can have a large affect on our perceptions, essentially changing our (perceived) reality. And when enough people experience the same (or similar) "growth" in awareness, individually, the collective reality will change accordingly.
There is a common experience shared by many individuals (astronauts) who have had the opportunity to leave this planet. Once they leave the atmosphere and begin to orbit the planet, they suddenly find themselves outside of the "smaller reality" and experience the "larger reality". It's called the "GOD effect", (looking down on the whole planet gives one the perspective of "a god") I suspect that they discover a new affinity for ALL things terrestrial. A new fondness for their fellow man, and a new found appreciation for how we are all interconnected. Many have come back to say that it was a life changing experience. I suspect that this sudden shift in consciousness and awareness can be experienced by all, without ever leaving the "physical" atmosphere. We just need to increase awareness to include the larger reality.
Well, it used to be called the god effect. Now it seems to be the title of a book. I was looking for a link but only found this: "The God Effect", about Quantum Entanglement. which seems interesting by the way.
Oh now it is called "space euphoria" or "the overview effect"http://www.whatismetaphysics.com/astron ... e-god.html
Learn how astronauts experience god by reading this:
Space Euphoria: Do Our Brains Change When We Travel In Outer Space?
In February, 1971, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell experienced the little understood phenomenon sometimes called the “Overview Effect”.
He describes being completely engulfed by a profound sense of universal connectedness. Without warning, he says, a feeing of bliss, timelessness, and connectedness began to overwhelm him. He describes becoming instantly and profoundly aware that each of his constituent atoms were connected to the fragile planet he saw in the window and to every other atom in the Universe.
He described experiencing an intense awareness that Earth, with its humans, other animal species, and systems were all one synergistic whole. He says the feeling that rushed over him was a sense of interconnected euphoria. He was not the first—nor the last—to experience this strange “cosmic connection”.