What I was trying to explain (badly!) is that when we realise certain truths, - for example, become aware of something that other people have been banging on about for centuries, yet we aren't aware that other people have been banging on about it for centuries, we think it is new. Then we find other people who are experiencing exactly the same - and they also are not aware that other people have been banging about it for centuries. So we think that those few people are just like us, and we few have only just realised this concept.
"Selective perception causes us to think that what we are perceiving (ie something strange and different) is "real", whereas in truth, our personal perception tunes in to what we have personally become aware of "
Surely that's one and the same thing ? ie What we are perceiving is the same as what we have become personally aware of ? Or are you meaning to say that "what we are perceiving " is in the greater, rather than the personal, sense
What we are perceiving as being "different" in the outer world, is really only different in our "inner" awareness of the outer world - is that any better? (I really shouldn't attempt these posts!!!)
Selective perception goes far deeper than this, but can also make people see things as coincidences - our awakened awareness of something draws our attention to it, making us think that something that has always been available to us, is "new" - we just haven't noticed it before because our selective perception has been tuned in to something else.