Illusion vs. Reality


Today, I read my lesson from “A Course In Miracles” and I have been thinking about it ever since. It said, “I loose the world from all I thought it was.” In the text which followed it went on to say, “There is no world! This is the central thought the course attempts to teach. Not everyone is ready to accept it, and each one must go as far as he can let himself be led along the road to truth. He will return and go still farther, or perhaps step back a while and then return again. But healing is the gift of those who are prepared to learn there is no world and can accept the lesson now. Their readiness will bring the lesson to them in some form which they can understand and recognize. Some see it suddenly on point of death and rise to teach it. Others find it in experience that is not of this world, which shows them that the world does not exist because what they behold must be the truth, and yet it clearly contradicts the world. And some will find it in this course and in the exercises that we do today.” I share this so today’s writings may make some sense.

In 2000, I had an experience that changed my life. I have always cried with a deep ache in my heart when I see gorgeous pictures, especially of Mt McKinley (Denali) in Alaska. I’ve always wondered why I had such an extreme reaction so I decided to do a meditation and ask. I experienced myself in a place that I believe was where we go when we die. I felt such pure love and peace that I did not want to come back. I was told I had to come back and I was sent, after much disagreement from me. However, when I returned, the love and peace I felt while I was there came back with me. For 3 days, I was able to live in this very loving and peaceful place. At the time, Jeff was in Italy on a business trip. When he heard my voice, after my experience, he wanted to know what had happened because my voice sounded so different. He said he could feel the love over the phone because of my voice.

What I noticed during those 3 days included feeling empathy for everyone’s troubles but I was never drawn in to the troubles. I also felt love for everyone and people wanted to hug me, be near me, and tell me their stories. Okay, the story thing wasn’t new. People have always been inclined to stop me and tell me their stories. Regardless, I found myself deeply saddened when I woke to find myself experiencing all my old fears and emotions. So, since I know it is possible, I have dedicated myself to getting back to this place of pure love and peace.

Today’s lesson helped me realize many things that may seem crazy to many but now seem so clear to me. The place I went is reality. This world is not reality. The reason we choose to be born is to help bring the people of this world toward reality so everyone can live in pure love and peace. The reason some people can see/talk to dead people is because no one ever dies. If we didn’t get so caught up in this world’s illusions, we would all be able to see all souls at all times and talk to them because there would be no separation. If we didn’t get so caught up in this world’s illusions, we would all talk to the animals, trees, and everything else we see around us. In my experience, the world didn’t look any different. The difference lay in how reality worked. I could go anywhere with just a thought. I could hear and feel everything felt by everyone there. Many of us think of this ability as a liability but, if we are all experiencing pure love and peace, there is no liability only an uplifting experience.

Since my experience, I have been able to hear animals and I’ve been doing well in hearing people whether they are verbal with me or not. My husband has experienced this as well with me. At first, he was challenged by the experience but he has adapted. While we are both still amazed, when it happens, we are grateful for the experiences. Because of today’s lessons, I realize there are many ways the illusions of this world are being disassembled. Psychics, Communicators, Thought Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Spiritual Leaders are all helping us to realize our brilliance.

Another area I believe is helping us to understand the importance of removing the illusions is the increase of children with ADD, ADHD, Autism, Downs Syndrome, etc are all chances for us to learn the value of all souls regardless of the bodies in which they are encased. I believe these “disabilities” are actually more enlightened beings than ourselves. If we can allow them to teach us, we can increase our speed towards pure love and peace. In accepting the gifts of EVERYONE, we embrace the gifts of ourselves. I’m so excited about what the future holds!

I hope this has caused you to think. Feel free to share! It is one way of increasing the love and peace.


About tsandhage

I blog about my journey towards personal growth. I have been extremely ill and have been fortunate enough to find some recovery. I have taught College level computer classes, been a Massage Therapist, and a Feldenkrais Practitioner which is someone who works with the brain and nervous system to help people find more ability to function and live their lives well. Currently, I live in a RV and travel. I'm on a journey to find out more about myself. I also do photography, write, and have been married over 30 years to my marvelous husband, Jeff. I hope to post once per month. I will share about my life here. I hope you enjoy your time here. I also have a FB Group called "Therese Sandhage" where I put out daily quotes and do my best to encourage the best in all of us and a FB Page called "Gr8 Life" where I talk about what I'm doing in my RV life.
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