Any form in life which is part of an unpreferred reality is simply an embodiment or solidification or crystallization of consciousness. In taking on the form, consciousness shifts its quality, and perhaps its wavelength, from creator phase to creationphase.
In other words consciousness becomes the creation, the experience, rather than the creator.
Actually this leads to an interesting model of consciousness as pure potential which then impinges on "reality" in one of several phases:
Most of what we call human experience lies in the band between creation (people being things such as bodies or fixed personalities) and perceiver/experiencer (people operating bodies and comparing data and making changes). Within the band of experience/perceive there are subdivisions, notably causative experiencing (getting things done from within an identity) and "effect" experience (having things done to one from within an identity).
From this perspective any creation (form or experience of things) which is not in keeping with the preference of the viewer is simply a creation that is misbehaving.
To misbehave, though, a creation must have two creations going on. The creation one is creating and the one he thinks he is creating are combined.
This is the anatomy of a misbehaving mockup. The ways in which this can
be are almost infinite in number, but the principle seems to hold true that an unmaterialized vision or a materialization at odds with preference is merely a case of creating two things when one thinks one is creating one.
The reason dreams behave more in alignment with the fundamental wishes of consciousness is because a major source of "secondary beingness", the body, is temporarily out of the picture.
Daydreams are another example of creations that often behave better than "real life" -- one lets go, for a moment, of the framework of identities which he feels he needs in order to speak to the world, and simply indulges in a creative moment. A daydream is capable of generating as much nervoussystem input as a "realworld" experience. Frissons, sadness, the sensations of warmth and cold and pressure are all available to the mind at its own creative choice. It is this which has led researchers to the belief that the entire web of "material" reality and perception itself are simply creative acts compounded through identities and interchanges.
To one who has firmly subscribed for lifetimes to the belief system that takes "real" existence as a major assumption, this can be quite a shift in paradigm. It can be experienced as unsettling, frightening, hopeful or exhilarating.
It depends on one's opinion about creating reality.
What is yours?