Breaking Down Illusion—The Key to Mastering Our Lives
October 17, 2019 | By Michael Gustin
It is your conviction and convinced-ness that the drama is REAL, that makes it all the more REAL for you.
It’s not real. None of it. But your emotional disposition, undisciplined nervous systems and unawakened imagination will try and signal the complete opposite.
What seems to be, is, for those to whom it seems to be.
And this is why those who are stuck in downward perpetual cycles stay stuck.
“But it’s real. My bills are real. Aren’t they?”
For sure, and your anxiety, worry and lack based dominating states of consciousness surrounding the survival of the body help—how? How does even believing that it is “real” assist in creating peace?
Scary stuff here. Reality isn’t real... has Michael lost touch with reality?
With most peoples ideas of reality, yes.
Awareness is the only reality.
And awareness is the substance from which all things are made that are made.
Look, if all things come from a singular substance/element/source... does it not make sense that despite the seeming multitudes of manifestations of such.. that whatever they may appear to be at first.. they are still the same source from which they came?
Can an object and it’s source be separated? Ah... duality. Yummy stuff here.
“𝘈𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘭; 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦, 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥, 𝘶𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘴, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦.
𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘵, 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵 𝘢 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦, 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘦 𝘯𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘴𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘱.
𝘈𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘦, 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵; 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨.
𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘭, 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘭, 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘵. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘹 𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦.”
— Sri Maharaj
You are convinced there is a way and source and reason for IT, whatever IT is, being the way it is, other than the sole fact that you have determined as such ...
Not knowing that if you saw the thing you were examining, seeming objectively as an outpicturing, as a result, as a manifestation of YOU, this viewpoint would allow you to frame the entire situation differently (i.e shift your concept of yourself), and your experience would change with it.
HERE is the kicker—we are infinite awareness appearing as seeming individualized portions of consciousness. We only believe that latter portion BECAUSE we believe that we are the body.
You create because it is literally your nature.
Every single day via the nature of thought, attention and imagination, via consciousness we leverage this wonderful law. We quite literally paint the screen of space with it.
But as long as we are convinced things exist with no regard of us, and apart from us, we remain enslaved to circumstance.
So, you can begin to accept that you have believed a lie.. (that things are a certain way for you other than how have deemed them).. understanding that it was a choice made in ignorance.
You didn’t know.
We didn’t know.
Our parents didn’t know better.
Neither did our teachers.
We know better now.
And as we dive deeper into the experience of who we really are (infinite, non conditioned awareness).. we find that shifting our dominant states of consciousness (the key to mastering our lives) becomes way easier.
It is hard to shift because we have placed so much faith in the SEEMING reality of things. So much so that we are afraid to believe that something else other than what we are convinced is true, is true. Ironically, preventing ourselves from experiencing the truth that we can (and have been) create/creating our circumstances all along.
“...All power on heaven and earth has been given to me. All that I have, I give to you. Do not rejoice that the demons are subject to your name.. but that your name is written in heaven.”
— Michael Gustin, Co-Founder, Reality Hacker Co.
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