Just spit it out . . .

I’ve had an idea for a post rattling around in my head for weeks now, but I never thought I had it together enough to write a blog with it.  Part of the problem is that I haven’t slept well in ages, it seems.  I go to bed, and a half hour later my body hurts so bad that I get back up.  Or – I have a migraine and don’t sleep anyhow.  When I do sleep, I get perhaps 3 hours before I roll over on my hip or shoulder, and wake myself up.

Anyhow, I decided to just toss this out there, and see what everyone thinks.  Please forgive that it isn’t very polished.

It’s about Illusions.  I was a youngster when I first read Richard Bach’s “Johnathan Livingston Seagull” – and that was probably my first brush with Illusions as a concept of reality in this world.  A follow-up book by the same author was “Illusions: the Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah”.    I’ve never tried to hide the fact that I think this world is not real – but recently I started to ponder the deeper question:  If it isn’t real, why do so many believe that it is?

As I pondered that question – I began to realize that my video games held a clue, even if accidentally.  THEY are created illusions, and people actually pay money to dive into them for entertainment.  As I looked at this, I realized that each illusion world was supported by MANY other, lesser, illusions built into the world, that define what the world is and how it works.  When people accept the rules of that world, playing the game becomes “real” to them for as long as they are plugged into it.

Which leads to a supplemental question about OUR world – what illusions exist to define it, that are accepted by so many people as to make it “real” to them?

Over the last couple of weeks, I have attempted to formulate a list of such illusions.  I don’t really know the best way to present this, so I’m going to just make it a list.

Dignity, Morality, Nobility, Organized Religion, family, society, nations, governments, power, success, wealth, health, pain, illness, possessions,  duty, honor, sacrifice, obligation.

There is a proof to the fact that these things are illusions – just challenge someone else with the idea that one of them isn’t real and watch their reaction.  If they bought into it, they will become livid over the suggestion that they are wrong – but they can’t PROVE they are right.  They can only prove they are willing to use force to make you withdraw the accusation.

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9 thoughts on “Just spit it out . . .

  1. So, if illness and pain are illusions, why would we create them? And if we create them, why do we want to get rid of them? (Just trying to figure out my illusions.)

    • I didn’t say we create them, I said they are a part of the support of the world. The process of accepting them literally begins at conception. If mom is sick, or hurting, the baby feels it because they are connected, and after birth we’re told all about the neighbor’s (relative’s, friend’s) problems, and that we should be sympathetic to them. When we are, we’ve bought the illusion.

      • I don’t know if you can. The rules are hard-coded into the system, so you’d have to be able to – – – well, you’d need to be like NEO in “The Matrix” to override the system and make it work for you.

  2. Anita Warren says:

    There is a book called busting loose from the money game. I highly recommend it. It addresses exactly what you’re talking about and how this world is a great big illusion and how we can use our spiritual abilities to create money because it’s all just an illusion anyway. I know you will love this book.

  3. Anita Warren says:

    There is a book called busting loose from the money game. I highly recommend it. It addresses exactly what you’re talking about and how this world is a great big illusion and how we can use our spiritual abilities to create money because it’s all just an illusion anyway. I know you will love this book.

    • We’ve had a copy of that for several years. I just can’t measure my spiritual advancement with an illusion. Scheinfeld is one of the leaders of the movement of new-age self-help guru’s who ONLY measure success by net worth.

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