Each of us faces these amazing delusions at least once in a lifetime…
What is meant here under “illusion” – this phenomenon is a particular situation (relationships or job, or any kind of responsibility, or else) which involves a person fully, being not really benevolent to him/her. Example: falling in love with the “wrong” person. My goodness, is that typical for human beings… Some mad, blind love which ends up at with devastating disappointment and pain…How many of us experienced that?
Another example: the work-life which becomes dominant over any other part of life – like health, family, friends. A job which is demanding and telling us we “have to achieve”, to succeed, to be the best… The price for this illusion is often very high because it goes at the cost of good health and overall happiness.
What is the sign of illusion? The best indicator of illusion /or call it delusion is that everyone around can can see something is wrong with it, and only the person involved cannot see it. Well, may be not everyone, but at least good friends and people who care, they can see clearly something is going wrong. They also normally try to make a point to the person, but he/she (normally) doesn’t listen and argues. Probably in this case the collective consciousness is sending the messages via friends and relatives. Another sign is that somebody always suffers from the situation, just contrary to a regular situation where everyone is happy (the ones who suffers may be even the person himself/herself).
How to get out of delusion? Basically there is no way of getting out of it earlier before we can learn our lesson well. Any kind of such illusion is a powerful learning situation, often sweet and hard both, and even if we suffer, we are ready to suffer till the end because of a certain attractiveness in the situation. At some point the glass house breaks down and we get disillusioned. If the lesson has been learned properly, we will never get into the same trap again, if not – soon it’s there again, at a different set with the same skip.
Could illusions be avoided? Obviously not, since it seems to be one of the most powerful divine instrument to correct people on their way. Beside the fact, that the whole live is an illusion, there are myriads of small and big illusions we trap into day by day… Guess what will be left if they all drip off?
Illusions are the best material for life dramas and therefore for books, films, theater. What would our life be without all that? And yet, having experienced some of really big delusions in my life, I would prefer not to have them in the future, at least not such dramatic ones. The only solutions I see here is just to play “hide and seek” with this phenomenon and try to discover as early as possible if there is a solid delusion I am getting into. A double-check with the collective consciousness is an insider tip. 🙂
axinia (image by me)