Plato's Theory of Forms
Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one. Albert Einstein
We perceive the world as manifest in 3D but this is not what reality actually looks like. In a deeper, quantum sense, our perceptions are as mere shadows compared to the underlying structure scintillating beneath everything which somehow shapes reality. Plato’s Theory of Forms (that reality exists in a separate abstract Realm unperceivable by us) provides an analogy to something that has no physicality in the world except as an interaction of connected entities. Pure zero mass energy, consciousness, life, love, connectedness are other terms we could use instead of Forms. Some scientists propose that there is no physical reality separate from our sensory experiences of the world, but that the creative act of participation ends up actually shaping it. No matter what term we use, the Form is always available to us through insight, intuition, and a whole immersion into the present moment.
We create more than reflect the actual nature of things just by existing and perceiving.