This is a big topic, especially if you’re dealing with chronic pain, the death of a loved one, and/or a person that seems to wish you harm.
Death, pain, and evil may even be so ingrained in your life that you will not know how you can live without them.
I will not force this information upon you, especially if you are not ready to receive it.
So before you proceed with reading, do this.
- Take a super slow deep breath.
- Decide if you want to know the truth or if you want things to remain as they are in your life.
Yes, this situation is similar to the red-pill/blue-pill decision in the Matrix movie. However, in this version, choosing to know the truth will add to your joy, peace, and overall passion for life.
If there is a side effect to this, it would be that many things that used to interest you, simply won’t. Close friends may find it difficult to be around you. And you might even get name-called as “One of those hippie people.”
Regardless, I’m going to break down each of these for you. Once you see the truth of what death, pain, and evil are, you will be able to remove their imagined effects from your life with little effort.
And for those people that distance themselves from you…don’t worry, they’ll come back and be inspired by you.
So have you made your decision yet?
No matter what you decide, know that it’s the perfect choice for you right now.
What Is Meant By Illusion
First, congratulation on taking the first step toward ultimate healing. I’m excited for you. This will be like being born again.
Now place your attention toward The Truth Test (TTT).
What’s so great about TTT is its simplicity. There’s no way it can be argued away or debated.
Anything that changes is not real because it is not the truth. What is true does not need any extra attention or help to keep it alive.
What is true will always remain regardless of the circumstance.
When you accept this ultimate truth for yourself, many walls of illusions will instantly be broken down.
Illusions are fully useless, complicated bits of information that keeps your focus on trying to understand them. Each answer discovered leads to another question.
On the other hand, the truth is indeed simple, always. Its answer is easily accepted and understood without any further questions.
The Belief in Death
The matter of death is a matter of identity.
Who or what do you identify with?
This answer is different for everybody.
I once identified as a smart, straight, black man. Many still identify me like that. Those that do are not wrong, they are just caught up in their own identity.
Let’s take a closer look at the above example. Two of these attributes are mind-based (smart, straight), while the other two are body-based (black, man).
Some may argue that both black and man are mind-based too depending on their cultural representation.
Speaking in terms of the body, the mass of cells that you lose each year through normal cell-death is close to your entire body weight. In the process, these cells are replaced with new ones.
So every year you have a brand new body. Brand new! And your old one dies a supposed death.
Yet you are still you through all of this
What’s even more strange is that your thoughts work similarly.
Think about what you thought about 7 years ago. You were completely different back then with a different identity.
You had your own set of beliefs and goals that have nothing to do with who you are now. Those thoughts have since died out.
Yet you’re still you.
So again I ask, what exactly are you?
Perhaps you think that you’re the thoughts that you choose to keep.
Or that you are that story you tell to any person you meet, which is why you tell the story. It keeps you alive.
Take a brief moment to think about who you are in comparison to who you thought you were at a prior time.
What’s to make you think that your identity now is indeed real if your other identity could not stand the test of time?
Not only do you seem to be tied to your identity, but you are tied to the identity of others.
Is it true that you love your family/friends or do you love the identities they that wear?
Throughout what you would consider life, you’ve had several realities based on who you’ve identified with.
Now let’s add another component…dreams.
Most of the time when you dream, you accept that reality no matter how absurd it is. You don’t even question it.
What makes this reality any different? Could you be dreaming now?
The reality of death is but the ending of yet another dream.
If death was able to withstand the truth test, then all things would be dead always and you would not be here to read this article.
Yet because life is real, the illusion of death seems possible.
And no matter what reality you go through, you’re always alive and you’re always you.
Do you ever remember a time when you weren’t? Do you even know who the real you is?
Let the belief of death go and enjoy what you are now, which is alive.
If someone tells you that you may die, he or she just wants you to accept his or her dream of death.
Don’t accept it. It is not of you.
And to any loved ones that you think you miss right now. Do this.
Close your eyes and fill your heart with all the love you can muster. Visualize your loved one and say what you would want to them. Listen, they will respond to you as if they are right here.
Nothing real is ever lost and nothing real can ever die.
The Belief in Pain
Pain is nothing more than a belief.
It’s a belief that you’ve associated with certain aspects of your body.
This is why you could be fine in your reality but experience pain in a dream. Or vice versa. You could be experiencing pain in your reality, but be perfectly at ease in your dream.
Pain is an acceptance of this belief.
So why does the pain seem real and where did this belief come from?
The belief in pain came from a false sense of control, which goes back to the identity we spoke of earlier.
Your True Identity
Just to give you the truth of what/who you are, you share your identity with everything real in the world.
In other words, you and your friend are the same. If the universe had a body, you would be like the index finger and your friend would be like the middle finger.
Both are needed, appreciated, and help make up the body.
If you accept your identity as this, you will always do things that serve yourself (the entire body).
However, you believe that you are a separate identity from your fellow human. And so you do things that serve what you believe to be yourself only.
Because of this separateness, you seem to experience loss when it appears that your fellow human has something you do not have that you want.
This is a misperception.
For example, if you massage your right hand with your left hand, you will be happy for the overall experience.
Yet if you believed you were just the left hand, you may feel cheated not realizing how it affects your entire world.
Similarly, when you believe that you are separate from all, you open your experience to loss, loneliness, doubt, worry, and fear.
How Does Pain Factor Into This?
This emptiness that is created by your believed separateness gets filled.
The filling or feeling is the building block of pain.
Once you experience it, you want it gone.
Again, since you share your identity with everything that is real, you attempt to share your pain with others, and sometimes you try to project it onto others without even realizing it.
Here’s where it gets a little tricky in your mind.
The pain of loss, for example, makes you feel guilty. The reason for this guilt is because deep within, you know the truth of what you are. And if you are all, there could never be any loss.
And when you share this idea of littleness with others, you make both yourself and them weak through your eyes. Since in these moments of sharing pain you become the source of suffering for many, you feel intense guilt.
So after creating such guilt and wanting no part of it, you share it with others constantly because all you know how to do is share that which you believe you are.
You say things like, “You always disrespect me even though I would never disrespect you.” or “You owe me for all I’ve done for you.”
All of your actions become a way to serve and feed your separate identity. You no longer give just as an expression of love, you give to receive something that will make you feel bigger in your separateness.
Since you’ve gone through periods of sharing emptiness with others, emptiness is now among what you witness around and within you.
This causes great discomfort, which begins to manifest itself within your body and this associated thought becomes known as pain.
Not realizing you are the cause, you seek remedies outside of yourself to heal yourself. Each time you give power to these remedies through your belief in them, you weaken yourself even more and repeat the process of guilt and pain.
The Undoing of Pain
The only way to be rid of pain once and for all is the same way you made it real.
Start by sharing ideas of abundance with all. Share only that which you would want to have so that it becomes the only witness of who and what you are.
Be the cause of joy in yourself and others by giving freely without expecting or wanting anything in return. Be the example of contentment and not of loss.
Know that by helping others, you are helping your true Self (the entire body).
The Belief in Evil
The main thing that would stop you from helping everyone in the world is that you believe some are evil.
The subject of evil is a broader topic that I discuss in this article about God and evil.
To sum it up, evil does not exist. It is another false belief that you would carry with you from moment to moment.
You attempt to speak it into existence each time you bear witness to so-called evilness making you its preacher and sustainer. Any evil that you witness is made real through you.
Use the techniques mentioned above and below to withdraw faith in such a belief.
To start seeing reality instead of only your beliefs here are a few things you can do.