posted on Oct, 21 2010 @ 10:45 AM
Here is a great way to see life:
We live within illusions. The illusions are not bad---they are neccessary to structure our reality. The trick is to use these illusions to your
advantage while not completely buying into them....and realizing they are merely illusions.
Here are the TOP 10 Illusions of Life:
1)The First Illusion of Humans Is The Illusion of Need.
2)The Second Illusion of Humans Is That Failure Exists.
Failure does not exist. There are only experiences in life that WE call "failure," based on judgments we have made, as well as deep
misunderstandings we have held about just exactly Who We Are.
3)The Third Illusion is That Separation Exists
The idea of Separation is the biggest single stumbling block to our living the lives of peace, harmony and happiness for which we say we have dreamed.
In my own life I experience this every day. I see others in pain, and do not feel it. I see the world in trouble, and do not heal it. I perceive
people, places and things as if they were separate from me -- and I treat them that way. I would never treat the earth, or my possessions, and
certainly not other people, the way that I do if I thought that those people and those things were me, and I was them. If I thought I was doing to
myself what I do to others, many -- perhaps most -- of my behaviours would fall away.
4)The Fourth Illusion is That Insufficiency Exists
Because we have thought of ourselves as separate from God and separate from each other, we have concluded that there is "not enough" of everything
to go around. Before we entered into the Illusion of Separation we had the direct experience that there is enough. There is always enough for ONE. Yet
when more than one of us has to split whatever it is we are looking at, in that moment we get to imagine that our portion is "not enough." This is
an illusion, pure and simple. Yet for me it has been a powerful illusion, one whose impact has run practically half my life.
5)The Fifth Illusion Is That Requirement Exists.
There is only one thing that I think about if I engage in the illusion that there is "not enough." I have to think that it is possible for me to
have "enough," and that there is something I can do to make sure that I do. There is something that "having enough" REQUIRES. There must be
something I can be, do, or have in order to qualify for sufficiency. All I have to do is figure out what that Requirement is. Thus, a system of "pay
up or get out" has been set up by the human race -- and not just in commerce, either. This scenario plays itself out all across the human landscape.
And it all derives from the 5th Illusion.
The Sixth Illusion Is That Judgement Exists.
Based on this logic, we have created in our mind a God who judges us, and we have created in our life on earth a judgment system -- or what we
sometimes call a Justice System -- to make sure, in both instances, that the Requirement has been met for us to receive enough of the Stuff of Which
There is Not Enough.
7)Condemnation Is The Seventh Illusion.
Of course, if there is a system of Judgment in place, there must be a Reward for those who are judged to have met the Requirement, and a Punishment
for those who have not. So, I have joined in creating a very judgmental society, which condemns people with impunity --sometimes sentencing them to
death, and using God as my justification for doing so. It is "God's Law," I tell myself. An eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth.
8)The Eighth Illusion Is That Conditionality Exists.
Nonetheless, we imagine that it does. For if Condemnation Exists, then it seems that there must be some "condition" under which we are not okay.
That condition is announced and revealed when a Judgment is made as to whether or not we have met the Requirement to receive enough of the stuff of
which there is an Insufficiency. In my own life, I have used the Illusion of Conditionality as an excuse to add conditions to my love. "I love you
IF..." has been a big game I have played. And I played it because I believed that this is the game God has been playing with me.
...but this is the Ninth Illusion. A thing cannot be superior to itself, and, if there is only One of us, superiority does not exist. The Master looks
down on no one. The Master will judge not, and neither condemn. The Master loves without condition, not only other people, but Life Itself, and
everything IN life. For the Master knows that everything in Life is in him, since he IS that which Life is, and there is nothing that Life IS that he
The Tenth Illusion Is That Ignorance Exists.
This is the Illusion which says that you do not know that all the rest of this is an illusion. Not only that you do NOT know, but that you cannot
know. That is because you are Ignorant of the Truth of what IS.
Yet this Ignorance is an illusion. It is not Real. Were Ignorance Real, then what is Real would not be Real, for you could not Know It, and the only
thing that is Real is something you can Know.
By definition, the "unknowable" is not Real. It cannot be. All things that are Real are Knowable. Remember that always. All things that are Real are
ultimately Knowable. They have to be. Otherwise, they cannot be Real.
Therefore, Ignorance does not exist. It is an illusion.
You may be thinking right now, as you conclude the reading of this commentary, that you do not "know" half of what I am talking about here. But you
do. At some deep level, you not only do, but you KNOW that you do.
Grasp this truth now, and embrace it, making it part of your here-and-now experience. When you do, you take the first step on the road to mastery, the
first step on the path to COMMUNION WITH GOD.
Thank you Neale Donald Walsch!