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Why Reality is an Illusion: Five Major Factors That Influence How We Perceive Reality

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‘Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.’ – Albert Einstein

We love advising each other to be realistic without knowing that reality doesn’t exist since it’s an illusion. An African’s reality is different from an American’s reality. Moreover, a cat’s reality is different from your reality although we live in the same physical realm. For this reason, the only reality is Infinite Intelligence/God. Everything else is an illusion.

To prove reality is an illusion, I’ll share five factors that influence how we perceive reality.

1.Belief Systems

Most cultures’ belief systems affect how they perceive reality. For instance, the Maasai warrior believes a boy only graduates to manhood if he kills a lion. This belief system affects a Maasai’s perception of reality as he might believe that all adult males who haven’t killed a lion are still boys. For this reason, the Maasai might think Bill Gates is still a boy because he’s never killed a lion.

Besides this, an individual who believes snakes are bad will be scared to death if he encounters a snake while an Indian girl who plays with cobras won’t be scared of snakes.

2.Senses

Senses are the biggest proof that reality is an illusion because animals’ super/extraordinary senses make them experience a different reality from us. For instance, while we can’t detect anything at night, snakes have infrared sensory organs that allow them to detect warm blooded animals at night. Also, a bear can zero in on the smell of a rotting carcass a mile away but we can’t.

3.The Information We’ve Been Exposed to

The information we’ve been exposed to affects how we perceive reality because it shapes our belief system. For instance, an individual who has read many inspirational books might believe it’s possible to be rich regardless of one’s social-economic status. On the other hand, a person who has never read these books might think it’s unrealistic to believe that one can rise from rags to riches.

4.Dimensions

Dimensions are levels of consciousness that affect how we perceive reality. People stuck in the 3rd dimension of consciousness believe human beings are victims of circumstances. Besides this, they believe the physical reality is the only reality that exists.

On the other hand, people who ascend to higher dimensions, such as the 5th dimension, believe in the existence of a spiritual world. Moreover, they believe they are limitless beings who are masters of their circumstances.

5.Emotions

Your emotional state determines your reality. For instance, the sunset might be a beautiful experience when you are happy, but boring when you are sad. Furthermore, fear can result in you seeing things that don’t exist.

Concluding Remarks

That being said, no one should ever tell you to be realistic because reality is subjective. It’s affected by belief systems, sensuality, information, dimensions, and emotions.

Besides this, whenever you are sad remember that you have created that reality and for that reason, you can make yourself happy by changing your belief system, and emotional state.

And lastly, realize ‘there’s no reality except the one contained within us. That’s why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.’ – Hermann Hesse

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The Problem with the Christian Concept of God

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The Problem with the Christian Concept of God

The Biblical God, ‘was a God of wrath and vengeance sitting over the world. This God demanded an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, and only the blind unquestioning, and complete obedience of his creation satisfied this universal autocrat.’ – Manly P. Hall: The Wisdom of the Knowing Ones.

Born in a Christian family, I loved reading the Bible and watching Biblical films – that my mum bought– because I wanted to understand how God works. My interest in the Christian God resulted in me earning an A in Christian Religious Education (CRE), a subject that claimed to expose God’s revelations.

However, I started doubting the Christian God after studying ancient spiritual philosophy and embracing deep thinking. I realized that whatever created the world is a mysterious, impersonal, unknowable force, and therefore, the knowable Christian God was created by the religious leaders of the Christian age.

These leaders believed God behaved like man, and thus created an egotistical God (If you’ve read the Bible, I believe you’ve noticed how the Christian God possesses egoic behavior).

This God forces people to worship him and becomes angry when people worship other gods.

For instance, in Exodus 20, he becomes mad when the Israelites bow down to an idol, for he tells Moses, ‘I have seen these people, and they are stiff-necked people. Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them.’ Besides this, he promises to throw those who don’t obey him in eternal fire.

He also refers to those who worship him as ‘his chosen ones’, and orders the killing of anyone who attacks these folks. For instance, he orders Saul to eradicate Amalek, an enemy of Israel. According to Samuel 15, he says, ‘Go now, attack Amalek, and deal with him and all that he has. Do not spare him, but kill men and women, children and infants, oxen and sheep, camels and assess.’

Besides being egotistical, another problem I noticed, is that the Christian God lives far away from the earth. He dwells in heaven while we dwell on the earth. This concept of God is responsible for the belief that God is separate from man. It has made people believe they are servants of God, rather than part of him.

Many Christians will be offended by this post, but I don’t care because I’m writing the TRUTH, which will eventually set us free. My Christian readers must know that their concept of God is man-made, and it was created by egoic men who claimed to be spiritual.

The true God, our Creator, is unknowable as Hermes Trismegistus, the wisest man ever, claimed, ‘God is Spirit, which in itself is unknowable and undefinable, but which may be considered and thought of us an Infinite Mind.

No one, including ancient spiritual masters, could define God, and no one will ever know where he came from, what he is, and how he created us. We might only know his principles by studying nature, but we’ll never know he’s personality because we have limited minds. However, we might fully know him when we die because after death, our souls might dissolve into his consciousness.

Peace Be With You

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Is There an Afterlife?

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Is There an Afterlife?

I’ve always doubted the idea of an afterlife because I compared death to sleep. However, my beliefs about the afterlife changed after studying ancient cultures and modern religion.

I realized that most ancient cultures, for instance, the Africans, Arabians, and Greeks, believed in an afterlife despite living far apart.

The Greeks believed the soul survived death and went to Hades. Moreover, they believed good Greeks enjoyed life after death while evil Greeks were tormented.’ Also, all African cultures believed their ancestors’ spirits survived death, and they regularly poured libation to them. Some African cultures even performed burial ceremonies and rituals that ensured their beloved ones traveled safely to the spirit world.

Besides ancient cultures, modern religions believe in life after death. For instance, both Muslims and Christians believe we survive death, and our current actions determine our experience after death.  As well, Buddhists believe in the afterlife because death only leads to the end of the body, but not the spirit. They believe that an individual can be reborn after death.

With that in mind, can it be possible that an afterlife doesn’t exist considering that ancient cultures living far away from each other believed in life after death? Did religions and ancient cultures make up the idea of life after death?

I believe the intuitive abilities of ancient/deeply religious folks allowed them to realize the existence of an afterlife, and I support them because I recently discovered that we have a spirit-self besides our egoic and physical self. I think death only eradicates the physical and egoic-self but fails to eliminate the spirit-self.

Also, the fact that we are energy beings forces me to support the idea of an afterlife because as Einstein said, ‘Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.’ Maybe we survive death because it only alters our form by turning us into pure spiritual entities without a body.

Furthermore, my belief in the spirit world forces me to support life after death because this world allows souls to experience life without a human body.

Anyway, we’ll never know if an afterlife truly exists. But we must strive to live life to the fullest because, if life after death exists, we might regret failing to live up to our full potential. Maybe our eyes will open when we die, and we’ll realize that we stressed over trivial things instead of enjoying life in a magical and blessed world.

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