Can we play the game with out the Illusion?
I personally know that we can enjoy this life more, when we realize it is just a game and this game doesn’t have any meaning, except for the meaning we give it. But could we play this game called life if we knew 100% all the time, that it is, just a game? I don’t think so?
We have to be in the Illusion in order to take on a role and imagine that we are separate, that we have needs, or else we couldn’t pretend that we’re a victim, a villain, a mother, a father, a son, or a daughter.
If we always knew this was an illusion, we wouldn’t take this game so serious and enjoy the broad variety of intense experiences and emotions.
I don’t want this to sound like we must walk around unconscious in this illusion all the time. That is what is causing much of the perceived turmoil and pain in this world. Just recognize the illusion for the wonderful game that it is.
There are many Illusions we create in this game and the biggest one is that need exists. We create the belief that you or GOD needs something. We create false beliefs that we need money, a better car, or job. In reality there is nothing that you Need! You are not your body, but an eternal soul. As an eternal soul, there is nothing you need to exist.
But the biggest false belief about need, is that God needs something in order to be happy. Why do we as humans create an immature God who needs us to worship him (and only in a certain way, Lutheran, Catholic, Islam, etc)? Why do we as humans create an immature God who needs us to obey his rules? Why do we as humans create an immature God who needs to be satisfied by us or he will not just destroy us, but punish us for eternity? In ultimate reality the Creator needs nothing, because the Creator encompasses all that is.
Psalm 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods;
John 10:34 Jesus answered them, is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods?
There are certainly many things we can create in this game called life, in order to play the game in the fashion we have chosen. But there is nothing we Need!
“Enlightenment is Pure Awareness. One is awake, alive, but without thoughts, free from the limitations of the body. The closest most of us come to this feeling is the first moment when we wake up in the morning or the last minute before we fall asleep. There is awareness here but no content, no rush of thoughts in the brain, and if you pay close enough attention, even the sense of identity is missing – You feel yourself being present, but not bound by time or situations.” By: Deepak Chopra
I hear many people talking about attaining enlightenment in this lifetime or being 100% conscious in the moment all the time. Why would we want to be enlightened? If Enlightenment is truly what we wanted, then why did we choose to be here? Isn’t enlightenment where we came from?
I have a different definition of enlightenment; for me Enlightenment is remembering who we are. Remembering you aren’t your physical body, but an eternal soul, who has chosen to have a human experience.
Rather than just know who we really are, I feel we chose to forget who we really are, so we can experience who we really are. We chose to experience it all, (Love, fear, up, down, hot, cold, etc.)
I feel that we can play in this illusion but not get trapped in it (Be in the world, but not of the world). The challenge in this life is to remember when you are in the middle of a painful or a pleasurable experience, to quiet your mind for just a moment, step back, observe and feel the situation and remember this is just an illusion of your creation. With your mind quieted, try to find out why you chose to create this experience. Is there a larger experience you’re creating or are you recreating an old drama that no longer suits you.
God & I in space alone…. and nobody else in view…
“And where are all the people, Oh Lord” I said, “the Earth below and sky overhead and the dead that I once knew?”
“That was a dream,” God smiled and said: “The dream that seemed to be true; there were no people, living or dead; there was no earth, and no sky overhead, there was only myself in you.”
“Why do I feel no fear?” I asked, “Meeting you here in this way?” For I have sinned, I know full well and is there heaven and is there hell, and is this Judgment day?”
“Nay, those were but dreams” the Great God said, “dreams that have ceased to be.
There are no such things as fear and sin; there is no you … you never have been.
Don’t you Just Love this Game!