Escaping the Illusion

When you are immersed in the process of life, it can be difficult to remember that it is all an illusion.  Once we are living a life, temporary amnesia often kicks in, causing many to forget the bigger picture of what is taking place.

The illusion of life is one that is built upon your stress, worry, anger, sadness, anxiety, obligation, fear and so forth. As you learn to release and move beyond these emotions, you are more able to experience moments of living outside of the illusion. When you are able to escape the illusion, whether for seconds, minutes, days, or longer, you will discover that everything falls into place even better than you could have expected.

You are both the Creator and action-taker in your life. No one else creates the situations or experiences around you, only you. You may not always witness this process, but none-the-less, you are the one in charge of your own life. In order to escape the illusion, all you have to do is remember two things. 1) Stay in the now moment 2) You are the Creator of your reality.

When you are truly living in the moment of now, you are always able to recognize what to focus your time and energy on. Life is nothing more than a string of moments laid one after the other. How you handle each moment, lays the foundation for the next moment to appear. That is how you create your experiences.  It is much like a choose-your-own adventure book, where certain scenarios are available, but the pathway to move from one to the next is dictated by your choices.

Creation of experiences and situations does not happen with force, might or will. It happens through choice. Choice is what makes Earth so special in its ability for learning to take place. Now, the choices presented to you may not always be easy, sometimes you may not even be able to recognize that there are choices available at all.

Whenever you are bogged down with stress, worry, anxiety, or over-analyzing the experiences around you, take a step back and ask yourself this simple question. “What is most important for me to do right now?” You may not receive an answer, but that is the answer in it of itself. There will be certain times where the best action to take is no action at all (Often because the Universe is facilitating something already). Other times, you will feel, see, or hear clear guidance to take a specific action.

It is only your expectations and desire to control the circumstances around you that create stress. Once you let go of your expectations of opinions, reactions, something going wrong, doing well, doing poorly, etc., you begin to conserve your energy. By conserving your energy, you have more energy and intention to focus on the area of life where your energy can be best used. It sounds simple, but the application of this shift in thinking is very difficult. Start by becoming aware of what your mental energy is focused on, and if it is drawing you into the illusion, use an affirmation to bring you back to present. Some simple and easy affirmations to accomplish this aim are:

“I am at peace.”
“I trust in the Universe to always fulfill my best and highest good.”
“I feel safe and supported.”
“I am calm and relaxed.”

Choose the affirmation that you resonate with most, and repeat it until you feel your body return to a sense of peace. The more that you become aware of how you are reacting, the easier it will be to shift yourself back into peace. In that place of peace, you are always able to remember your role in what is happening around you. If you are faced with a big decision to make, a peaceful state of mind will give you the clarity to discern what to do next. That peace of mind and clarity is the key to escape from the illusion of life.

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Karen Downing

Karen Downing is a Soul Mission Facilitator, here to guide others to living an empowered life.

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