Is this picture really moving?
Illusions are not Real. And yet when we focus on them, they seem to take on a life of their own. They can be so overwhelming that a simple thought or emotion based in illusion seems more real than the Life that always surrounds us. We are the ones that give illusions birth, we nurture and feed them... until they take us over completely and we can no longer distinguish the difference between Reality and the creation.
We, as humans have a track-record of falling into illusion and using our creative powers (whether intentionally or unintentionally doesn't matter, because creation happens regardless) to manifest more illusion. Every single person on this planet is deceived by illusion to some extent, and most are co-opted by illusion and are under it's control even if they are totally unaware of it. It is the struggle of duality... the voice in your head that is leading you down a path of further separation, of divisiveness and distance from all that is Real. The only thing that is truly Real is Life, Love and Light, which are really all the same thing.
We are a people that are always being tempted by “the dark side”. Even when we start off with the highest of intentions like Anikin did in Star Wars when he tried to “save” Padme. The deception was so simple... and it was rooted in illusion... the illusion of fear. Once he bought into the fear he was easily manipulated and the Emperor had the ability to control him.
Note: A heightened sense of awareness in circumstances that call us to action for reasons of self-preservation is not to be confused here with the delusions of Fear.
So how do we spot the illusions we ourselves are holding? They can be so deceptive and the voice in your head will lie to you every time to avoid detection. It needs you to live... it cannot live on its own, and will do anything to “survive”. This is the definition of a parasite. And in taking responsibility for our own illusions and how our resulting emotions, thoughts and actions propagate an unnatural inner and outer world we then can reclaim our power to Create a world that is aligned with the Real... with Life and Love.
Try this exercise and observe as your illusions rise to the surface.
Here is a list of extremely “loaded” divisive issues, that are thrown out there to the general public every day with the intention of causing fear, separation, and mistrust. They are meant to trap you in a low vibration and keep you feeling miserable. Feel each one of these out and watch your reaction closely...
Ask yourself the following questions for each...
What emotion does this provoke?
Is this emotion based in Love?
What are the thoughts I will have from these emotions?
What actions might I take from these emotions?
Will my resulting thoughts or actions make the world a better, more loving place for me or anyone else?
No emotion is “bad”... we tend again to be divisive in this area too, calling them “positive” or “negative”. So don't feel guilty about an honest response. Be aware of feelings such as anxiety, resentment and scarcity... which are all just aspects of fear. And the associated belief systems we have been fed by society, our parents and our religions should be closely examined.
These issues, like most in our society are designed to make you “take a side”. If any of the issues get you “riled up” and you feel like venting frustrations over them, then recognize this is not coming from the Heart, and this is where you have the opportunity break the cycle of delusion. Your Heart never “takes sides” and is based in unconditional Love, acceptance and neutrality. The only “side” your Heart can align with is Life, and Love which is not really a side, or opinion... it is the only Reality. And it can absorb all Illusions. Your Heart is not only the test for the presence of Illusion, but also the key to releasing all Illusions.
Take any “undesired” emotions into your Heart. It is the place of no judgment, of all-inclusiveness and does not know the difference between the duality of “good and bad”. Feel them, allow them movement and voice if you wish to... include them all. For as long as you do not include them into your Heart in full acceptance they will be stuck in your aura with no place to go... but out. This is where the denial of these emotions gets us... they will manifest outside ourselves as conflict and chaos until we accept and lovingly include them inside.
The Heart then does a “magical” thing. Because it is connected to all other Life, it has the ability to release these emotions back to the All and straight back to Source. Source gladly accepts all into ever expanding harmonic balance. You will no longer have to be trapped, and no one will be able to manipulate or control you by these emotions again. It may take persistence, patience, forgiveness and much understanding but as you become more and more aware you will be able to spot more illusory traps and avoid being pulled into them.
Always in any issue try to align with Life, Love, Compassion, Acceptance... in Neutrality and whatever does not support this release lovingly back to the All. When we collectively decide to do this we will naturally evolve toward unity... seeing through all illusions of division, separateness and disharmony. But it starts with each of us individually, taking responsibility for our own illusions and living Life from Love.