Realizing the nature of reality and illusion

 

Another take on realizing the nature of reality and illusion.

Realizing the nature of reality – all as awakeness, presence, or God, Spirit – has several dimensions.

Flash vs gradual. It can happen in a flash, with or without any intention or preparation. And it can happen gradually, as a thinning of the veils – mind identified with images and thoughts – covering it up.

General vs specific. It can be recognized in a general way, all – without exception – is awakeness, presence, love. And it can be recognized within any experience as what’s here, whether it’s physical pain, grief, anger, loss, joy or whatever else it may be.

Recognized vs realized. It can be recognized, seen. And it can be realized, felt and lived. To recognize it doesn’t cost much. And to realize it costs everything, it costs our deepest identifications held at emotional, energetic and physical levels.

Timeless vs process. Realizing the nature of reality is a realization that it’s all timeless, and the appearance of time and space (through images) happens within and as what’s timeless. Also, realizing the nature of reality is a process, it’s ongoing. It can always be more clear, and more of our human self can reorganize and align with it.

Facets and layers. Reality realizes itself in always new facets and new layers. What’s here – seen and/or lived consciously – is not the final word.

 Realizing the nature of illusion – how holding images and thoughts as true creates our illusion – also has several dimensions.

Flash vs gradual. Realizing the nature of illusion can happen in a flash, as a by-product of realizing the nature of reality. It’s also a gradual process of getting more familiar with the nature of illusion, in all its ins and outs.

General vs specific. The nature of illusion can be recognized in a general way, seeing how any illusion is created by holding images and thoughts as true. It can also be recognized in a very specific way, in a specific situation.

Recognized vs realized. It can be recognized, seen. And it can be realized – felt and lived in more and more areas and situations of life.

Facets and layers. Even as the basics of the nature of illusion is very simple, it also has always new facets and layers. There are always other angles, different ways of understanding and exploring the nature of illusion.

 

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