Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Illusions of Reality
“Fantasies change reality. That is their purpose. They cannot do so in reality but they can do so in the mind that would have reality be different”. This quote from the text section of “A Course in Miracles” is a profound way of addressing the illusions of reality. Reality is truth according to the teaching of A Course in Miracles which is a study of philosophical thought promoted by the Foundation for Inner Peace.
We live in a socially programed society; much of our concept of reality is perceived facts which create illusions of reality. What do you fear, what is it that you don’t like about yourself or your environment why do you feel a certain way about certain people, places or things? The answers to most of the above questions rest on a foundation of perceived facts that have nothing to do with the truth.
What happens when you allow yourself to become depressed? A story is played over and over in your mind. Something happen or something did not happen. The reasons that justify the depressed state are illusionary perceptions that create mental facts. The path towards deprograming is learning to question the reasons for your anger, depression, sadness, loneliness or any feelings created by an illusion of reality or a perceived truth.
The truth cannot be perceived, the truth is what it is. Perceptions of the truth can only create an illusion of reality, an illusion that can become a psychological prison and a danger to self and others.
Stress is the foundation of most illnesses. Fear and doubt are the two main elements of stress; the perceived truths about self and others manifest from thoughts influenced by fear and doubt.
It is not easy to admit that most of us see our world through the eyes of a socially programed being with perceptions of truth based on illusions of reality. Meditation, Tai Chi, Ki Training and treatments can be useful tools in deprogramming because these types of exercises can allow you to spiritually, mentally and physically step outside of the matrix.
You cannot realize being in the matrix until you are able to step out of it. When you step outside of the mental matrix you are in the Now. All illusionary thoughts of the past and of the future disappear when you are in the Now.
We are moving into a period of human development were survival skills necessary to evolve to the next stage will be skills learned outside the matrix of socially programed perceived truths and facts derived by illusions of reality. Nature is selective which side of the cut do you want to be on.