It's amazing how believable childhood energies are--posing as reality!
I've been working on one of my main, long-lasting issues and finally had a breakthrough--and it revolved around this reality thing.
When something feels real, it is real. Only when it becomes sooo intolerable, and a solution is sought to it, that it eventually finally becomes something that it is: an energy, experienced as real. And of course can be changed.
What an ordeal. But it's been my experience that any shift in consciousness to a higher level is preceded by this anguish the energy of which propels it to transform.
A continuous process of dissolving one "reality" after another: the evolution of consciousness :-)