The voices of all of humanity thunder in an agonizing roar, clamoring for the unreal upon our planet. In this din a voice like that of the Golem from Lord of the Rings raises above all sounds, “My precious… mine… all mine,” which echoes the voice inside us that clutches at having more and more material stuff.
Inside each of us lurks a facade of illusion. Within this facade we believe we know our real selves. We, however, attach our identity to the facade, which is unreal.
This facade attaches to all the false things around us. Our facade struggles in a war within us as most things in the world reflect and maintain the illusion of the facade such as accumulation of more and more products, clothes, cars, houses, and money. If we had more sensitivity, we would feel the pain this illusion of reality creates in our bodies.
For example, what we grasp for as money exists only as electronic bits passing from one computer to the next with no real value. Our paper money has no real value either for no gold standard backs it. We accept the illusion of the value of money yet; it has no inner value within itself as gold does.
This unreality we live in calls out to destroy life. It crushes our souls. It creates misery, pain, and suffering. Yet, we cling in desperation to our unreality for fear of losing all the material “stuff” we have accumulated and create more suffering for ourselves.
What if we could move beyond this unreality rather than being trapped within it forever? Would we be willing to take the necessary steps? What if we could gradually loosen the hold of illusion upon us? This would mean a shift in our consciousness from material accumulation and comfort to a yearning for spiritual awakening.
One of the first steps towards spiritual awakening means desiring and practicing methods to bring more light into our physical bodies. It means shifting from the outer to a focus on improving our inner lives. More light enters our bodies once we experience a “soul merge.” Receiving more light assists to begin to know our Real Self, shifting from the unreal to the real, from death into life. Our Real Self has also been known as our soul and the divine spark with us.
I mentioned a soul merge, which may take many years or lifetimes. This occurs as we evolve in consciousness when we become a fuller expression of our Soul. All the aspects of our warring personality come under the influence of our Souls. Our Soul replaces the illusions of our unreal self held in our mind. The seed of illusion binding us tightly to our unreal self breaks open. This seed loses its foothold in our body and only memory remains, which also eventually dissolves.
For the seed to dissolve, however, we need to enter the pain, to go inside the pain. Outside exists only illusion.
Lana, an energy healer, on her path of spiritual awakening explains her experience of the seed of illusion dissolving. She awoke with the weight of all of humanities illusion crushing down upon her. Voices of all the false selves in the world roared in her ears. She sensed the world’s illusion in every cell of her body and in her spine and neck. She feared she would implode from the agony. Her husband, an energy healer, physically held her left and right occipitals. As she writhed in pain upon the floor, he remained in an empty mental place neutral of any emotion or reaction.
Unwilling to hold on to her unreal self any longer and the illusion she had lived for all her life, she entered the pain, which moved up her body and head and into the frontal lobes of her brain where she saw with inner vision light circulating. Then she sensed movement down her body, bit by bit, until it reached her tailbone and legs. The false, the illusion of her unreal self, finally moved out of her body. She sensed it like a giant jellyfish with tentacles.
Throughout Lana’s ordeal the music of the Moola Mantra played. It has been given by two spiritually awakened masters from India, Amma and Bhagavan. They say it awakens the divine presence in our hearts, among other things. For Lana it sounded as the voice of freedom and like the breath of the Divine moved through her body. As the light came through the body, it also came back up her body, which opened like a rose.
As a result of her experience, which differs for each of us, she aligned more with her life purpose, which involves realigning the DNA in people.
I believe most humans remain unaware of their attachment to illusion. Like hermit crabs humans constantly shift the sands of illusion on the lookout for more and more things to consume. Like some hermit crabs some humans seek a bigger shell to settle into to feel safer because of fear of attack from others.
The illusions of our unreal self held in our minds drive us to anger and attack. These illusions cling to life at any cost, which keep us trapped in suffering. In reality we really only attack ourselves, like one arm wielding a knife and slicing away at our other arm, for we only fight against our own misery.
Our unreal self has no life, it only believes in the illusion of life. We need help to unlock the illusion which has become trapped in our own physical bodies. Inner and outer teachers can only take us so far. We need spiritually awakened beings in physical bodies to take us the rest of the way to awakening. These awakened beings embody Divine Grace, the other 50% of the equation to liberate us from suffering, which we otherwise would be trapped in forever.
Amma and Bhagavan, two awakened beings, from the Oneness University in Chennai, India have assisted Lana. “They are like the spirit, all pervading yet abiding in the deepest recesses of one’s Being,” Oneness University,” Oneness University.
Lana traveled three times to India to retreats where she received daily Oneness Blessings – a transfer of divine energy, which dissolves the illusion of separateness. A neurological shift in the brain results as awakening gradually occurs. Lana clarified that she had no direct contact with either Amma or Bhagavan who instruct and bring their students known as “dasas” into awakening. These dasas then work with the public giving Oneness Blessings and teachings.
Bhagavan also gives public transmissions of the Oneness Blessing and teaching over the internet, which reaches people all over the world. I stress again we can only make the final shift from the unreal to the real, from separateness into oneness, and from suffering into joy and compassion through the Grace of Awakened beings.