Opening Gateways: Looking Beyond the Illusions
by Karen Johnson
Copyright © 2011
Since ancient times many spiritual teachers have worked to enlighten us about the illusions we shroud ourselves in. If you look across the breadth of spiritual teachings ranging from the widely read, taught or observed to the more obscure teachings, you will find a common thread attempting to enlighten by helping the adept or student divorce himself from illusions.
If we look around the planet and let our focus rest upon, let's say Africa, and some of the situations that have transpired there and continue to occur. Because many of us live outside that continent, are we then totally absolved of any participation in creating an energy that allows this type of situation to be created? I'm not saying that because you have a disagreement or conflict with someone that you are responsible for the death or mutilation of someone somewhere on this planet. What I am saying is because you are a member of this planet, a member of this divining force, of this tribe; you are responsible for being aware of the power that lies within you.
This power creates not necessarily good or bad, this power simply creates. It does not evaluate what it's creating. You are sometimes hampered by the illusions that plague you. Some find living with the illusion much easier and more comfortable than living with the truth.
Illusions do signify a breakdown in our internal communication systems and our own sublime connection with the cosmos. Illusions can some corseted in many scenarios.
The dictum here is to allow yourself to separate and subtract the illusions consciously and unconsciously created in your life. A large state of the chaos and confusion that heralds in the land today begins with 'illusion'. There is the personal illusion that impacts our individual lives and there are the mass illusions that have been created and accepted, either consciously or unconsciously, the by mass population on the planet today. With so many supporting and nurturing these illusions, they have now grown into such a mass energy level they do possess their own life force.
We as inhabitants of this planet being at one level, ultimately all from the same tribe, with a similar goal of achieving enlightenment or illumination, are sometimes unwilling participants in a drama of bondage and servitude through the illusions that cascade through our lives creating uncertainty and disillusionment and most importantly separation.
The illusion that we constantly struggle with is that we are all separate instead of seeing that we are all one with common goals and aspirations. As surely as the blood flows and streams through our veins, so can the energy of creation course through our body. This energy allows us to create and prosper as a planet.
Who is the gatekeeper? Each and every one of us. We are the authority who allows the traffic to flow or can cause massive upheaval and chaos in our own lives. How can this be so? It must be some outside malevolent force trying to control or destroy us or our lives?
You belong in a special time. You have been given many tools, some of which you're using now and some which will come very soon to your consciousness or awareness. To help unlock the trials, tribulations, and yes, retributions that are so locked into the history of this planet, many are here to help with the explosion and implosion of the planet. By this we are actually talking about the reconstruction of how we live and operate within this system. This system as we know it will undergo radical change and help people realize the power that they alone possess. There is nothing new about it; we are just living in a place in time where we are finally willing and able to accept or begin to accept the full scope of our power and know that each and every party on this planet has the power to change and raise the frequency and vibration of the planet.
It's time to open the gateways to move beyond. From both a monetary and spiritual perspective we on this planet are in a time of much poverty and wealth. We need to look at some of the illusions that we have created.
Illusions are really our innermost fears appearing as obstacles, sometimes feeling insurmountable, that stop us from moving ahead, arresting our development and keeping us from stepping into our potential. Illusions illustrate to us how far we've come and how far we need to go.
Opening the gateway allows us to tap into the bounty of all that exists and will exist. If we look at some of the restrictions keeping us from fulfilling our potential, we will discover some of the pegs keeping those in place. We need directives that will pull us toward the goals that we must set our course to meet. It is time to cease and desist with some of the policies and principles we have followed up to this point.
It's time we stopped blowing out hot air or giving platitudes to help rectify some of these insane situations that are destroying the fabric of the planet. The implications here are humongous. Our environment is sometimes feeding upon itself, creating havoc and turmoil in almost all corners of the planet. Entire species are being impaled by our lack of thought and action. People are being crushed on a daily basis.
Some people are being literally crushed through the chaos, the war, the craziness that actually encompasses the lives of both them and their countrymen. Others are being crushed by the bonds of servitude, by the words, thoughts, deeds and actions of those that surround them.
It is time to wake up and take a good look around. Yes, there is much good on the planet, but there is also corrosiveness that is eating away at the fabric of life and the life force that is known as this planet. Wherever there are people devoid of purpose, mishap will ensue. Mishap can be slight and meaningless or can malform the vibrations around us.
One man's illusion can be carried out to the people that surround him... Life can be very much constructed around illusions if we are not careful. We need to heed the call and be mindful of our interactions with others on the planet: our interactions with ourselves and our higher power.
Some of our biggest roadblocks can be the illusions that we create within our own worlds. These illusions have nothing to do with reality other the reality I am creating for myself. We are working towards a goal and everything is moving well. That goal is just within our grasp, and then we can be faced with a multitude of illusions to detract us from the goal at hand. This in itself is a powerful influencer in how we are naturally disposed to assimilate the world around us.
The illusions that we inadvertently create in our time space can be debilitating to achieving that we have come to accomplish. An illusion is a false belief or idea that seems to be very real to us but actually does not exist.
As we work our way through our illusions, understand that I cannot create your illusions. No one outside of yourself creates your particular illusions. We human entities are definitely complex life forces and within us is housed much sweetness and also a ruthlessness of survival. This survival has allowed us to move through many incarnations and continue weaving the fabric of our lifetimes.
The more global we become the more we can see that we are all one. Think of the simplicity of a single petal or leaf. Yes, the simplicity and the beauty that exists within that life force, and yet the complexity of how that petal or leaf co-exists on this planet. The wonderment of it all can baffle the mind.
Mankind has struggled for an eternity with illusions. They are sometimes overlaid onto the blueprints of life. It's having the knowledge that these illusions can be easily stripped away allowing the beautiful crystalline truth to emerge.
This article was originally written by Karen Johnson for:
The Meta Arts Magazine, New York
© 2011 Karen Johnson, CHt. MHt All rights reserved in all media.
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Karen Johnson is an expert in the field of Human Potential Development an area where she has been a leader for the past decade. A well known Energy Medicine Practitioner, Master Hypnotherapist, Spiritual and Metaphysical Healer and Author.
She also runs an international Intuition Consultant business: consulting and mentoring for individuals and small businesses.
She can be reached at 416.732.2661