A pack of cards set up to create a construct could look impressive or even imposing from a distance.
It only takes a gust of wind, blowing in the right direction, or someone deciding to remove one of the cards, for the whole structure to come tumbling down.
Consciousness can also move with energy, affecting a complex chain of circumstances. Sometimes, a catalyst is all that is needed to make this happen.
When a person takes on the qualities of a catalyst, it could seem as if he or she is pulling strings, but this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.
Being in the right place at the right time is probably more important than any investment of energy in contrivance.