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Illusions

You and I are part of the same whole

We call pieces of paper money and trade them for goods. Interestingly, the higher the number on the pieces of paper, the more goods we get.

We call objects by names like “tree,” “person” or “automobile” and associate their true meaning with these names.

We believe we see with our eyes, hear with our ears, feel with our fingers, smell with our noses, while in reality each of these is just a reflection of processing of incoming signals in our brains.

We see large objects as solid and heavy. But, really, they are only consolidated energy and are not solid at all. They are made of atoms, which are almost all just empty space.

Remember Einstein found that all mass is really energy, E=mc2. We are energy beings, but don’t appear that way to each other. Thus, in many ways, we live in a world of illusion.

What if our apparent individuality and separation from each other is also just an illusion driven by ego?

If we are all shared energy, then maybe each of us are just really droplets of the same ocean.

If true, then competition, envy, hate, isolation, scarcity, and fear are just illusions that we have been taught to believe.

Illusions that help our egos prove our frailty, limitations and to maintain the illusion of separation through fear.

Fear of pain. Fear of death. Fear of being alone.

What if fear is just another illusion?

For if it is not you versus me, but it is you and me.

It is only us. In unity. Whole. ONE.

If we could begin to see the world and each other this way, in unity, instead of in separation, then maybe safety would reign over fear and love would spread between each other, between all of us droplets to reunite us into the powerful ocean that we are.

Whole, healed and healthy.

Almost heaven.

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