Musings of a Massachusetts Witch

March 1st, 2011

It Is Just An Illusion

Reality is an illusion. Do you agree? All that you see and experience here on earth are simply projections of what you want, believe or expect them to be. It is all perception and perception is subjective. What I deem as reality may or may not be yours. Our realities or perceptions are based on what we experience through our interactions with people we come in contact with, our environment and situations that we’ve had as we expanded on this plane of existence this time around.

There is no one absolute truth (though many religions will try and convince you as such). Many claim that their reality is The Way or The Truth. But that is just not so. You can change anything in your reality that you do not like. You can keep the things you most desire. There is no one absolute reality. Yes, I know. What about the world? How can we all be living in our own reality and still be living in the world? Well, there is one “generally accepted reality”; a reality that we all agree to but even that is an illusion. But even that reality is what we, as a group mind, have created and it, too, is malleable. Imagine if we could coordinate and come together with one goal or thought in mind. Do you realize that if we were able to accomplish that – we could in fact change the “generally accepted reality”? The challenge we face however is that not everyone has the same desire or goal. This is the reason that we experience the contrast that our current physical plane of existence offers us. Is this a “bad” or “good” thing? Well, again that is subjective. It is all in your personal perspective and understanding of what “bad” or “good” things are.

Once you understand that there is nothing certain that there is no one absolute truth then you have become empowered. It is at this point that you truly understand that anything … ANYTHING is possible and that you and only YOU are The Creator of your own life experience. You have infinite possibilities. There are no limits or boundaries to what you can experience in this lifetime. Isn’t that truly amazing?! What is it that you most desire to do in this lifetime? What is it that you have been told you will never be able to do? And why is it you believe them? I don’t believe them. I know that I can do whatever it is I desire most to do in my lifetime. I am the only one who places restrictions on myself. And those limitations are by my own choosing.

Skeptical? Let me share an example with you of how I created my own reality. I have two children from a previous marriage, a son and a daughter who are four years apart. After my divorce the children and I lived with my parents, the three of us sharing one bedroom, until I had saved enough money to move into a place of our own. Six months later I had enough money for the security deposit and first month’s rent for a small apartment closer to my job. The tenement was on third floor and had only two bedrooms so the children had to share a room. Our family grew to four when I remarried. Almost four years later we knew we had outgrown the apartment and began our search for a new place. Honestly, I didn’t want to live in another apartment no matter how many rooms it had. I wanted to rent a house; a house with three bedrooms and a backyard, somewhere in the city but in a nicer and quieter neighborhood. I was told that what I was searching for was going to be expensive. I was crazy to think I would find a place with rent for the amount I wanted to pay which was less than some of the three bedroom apartments that were available. Those words from other people didn’t discourage me. I believed that we would find that house. We gave our thirty-day notice without even having a place lined up. But was I concerned? Nope! I knew we would have a place by the end of June. Well, on the weekend of July fourth of 2008 we moved into our house. It was even nicer than I had anticipated.

Regardless of what other people believe and what they think is impossible, I’m here to tell you that you can create your reality. You can have, be and do whatever it is you most desire. You ARE the creator of your life experience. So start deliberately creating!

6 Responses to “Musings of a Massachusetts Witch”

  1. Literataon 01 Mar 2011 at 8:12 am

    CricketSong, what you have written here is demeaning and insulting to people like me who have disabilities and very real limitations in their lives. When you say “I am the only one who places restrictions on myself. And those limitations are by my own choosing,” you imply that my physical disability is something I have chosen, and that if I consciously chose otherwise, I could make it disappear. That’s as reasonable as saying that if I flap my arms hard enough, I could fly.

    If you believe that there are some limitations, like gravity, and my disability, that we have to cope with, then you should have been more careful about how you said what you said. And if you truly believe that disease and illness (and gravity?) are solely products of the mind, that sounds to me as if you are saying that I want this or I’m too weak to change it, which is insulting. I’m glad that you were able to “create your own reality” and get what you wanted, but please be more considerate of those of us who have daily struggles.

  2. CricketSongon 01 Mar 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I am truly sorry you feel that what I have written is demeaning and insulting. I believe that life is all perception and perception is subjective. What I deem as reality may or may not be yours.

    This piece is meant to be inspirational and empowering to those individuals who feel powerless in their current life experience. I’m sorry you don’t feel it was.

    Love and light to you.

  3. Jenon 15 Mar 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I also have physical and mental dissabilities…but this gives me hope! I believe everyone has a “calling” or purpose, and no matter what, everything is attainable. Even if your only purpose here is to assist someone else who has the same issues as you, because you have experience and insight it is still a good purpose!
    Thanks CricketSong! Life is truly what we make it…the only true way to fail is to not try! Life isn’t about getting what you want…it’s about wanting what you have! Blessed Be

  4. Literataon 16 Mar 2011 at 7:32 am

    Jen, I’m glad it gives you hope. What you’re talking about is different from what CricketSong wrote. What CS (she? he?) actually wrote was something that blames me for my disabilities and you for yours. When taken to extremes, by other authors, it has been used to blame Jews for the Holocaust and famine victims for starving to death. What about the people in Japan right now? Did they create the reality of the earthquake and tsunami? Will being confident and hopeful give them food and water and rebuild their houses?

    I wrote a full reply on my blog; my name on this posting links to the entry. I’m not saying that being confident and hopeful is a bad thing, but the way this article explains it goes beyond the bounds of all common sense and into insulting and dangerous disregard for realities that aren’t subjective.

  5. CricketSongon 16 Mar 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I am not placing “blame” on anyone for anything. I believe that each of us came here to this physical manifestation (earth) with a purpose or a lesson to learn or an experience that we desired to have and because of this because of what we most desired to create for ourselves we began a journey. We continue to create this journey with each decision and each choice we make. We create our own lives through what we perceive reality is. And as I stated before – What I deem as reality may or may not be yours.

    Personally, I believe in the power of our mind. I believe in the power of our spirit. I believe that we are all connected. We are and are of each other. When we harness this unseen power within us and around us … nothing is unchangeable. Nothing is absolute truth.

    Blessings of abundance and joy.

  6. Literataon 16 Mar 2011 at 9:35 pm

    BS. Gravity is unchangeable whether or not I “harness this unseen power.” Scar tissue is unchangeable. Telling me differently is telling me that it’s my fault for not “harnessing this unseen power” to change my situation. I’d love to change my situation, but I can’t, not that way. Telling me differently is telling me that I don’t exist or that I’m not real enough for you. Your reality really ought to take other people into account.

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