God allowed us to forget our true divinity and through His grace, we are able to remember our oneness with Him. That is realization. It is the 12 misperceptions, the 12 delusions, that prevent us from knowing our true Self. When these misperceptions dissolve, what is always there, what is always the true Self, is revealed.
The 12 misperceptions:
- We are the body. The body is simply an outer covering for the astral, causal and supra causal bodies. We are consciousness (supra-causal) and the physical body is an extremely small appearance of God’s consciousness.
- We are our pain. Our extreme sense of separate individuality and ego turn a sense of awareness, previously in harmony with Nature, into pain. Our over-identification with the pairs of opposites and a hypersensitive identified awareness of the body become pain. Witness consciousness is turned to attached misery.
- We are different from each other. We clearly define our nationalities, sects, colors and positions. We become attached to and identified with these apparent surface differences. Then we take stances, seek status, judge and condemn. The vastness of the love of universal consciousness is all that exists.
- Waking, dreaming and deep sleep are the extent of life. We are the witness of these three states, the pure awareness that watches, that illumines, that observes apparent change. Our limited vision of life and death make us feel that our outer life is the only reality. We become attached and averse to the waking and dream states.
- Birth and death are the start and finish to our life. They are both change and we often dislike change, especially if we are attached to an outcome. The body appearance does change but we are changeless spirit, universal consciousness, that does not undergo birth and death.
- Material life takes precedence over all else. Breath, money, health, creativity, success and vitality are all derived from God. Forgetting the Source and accepting the gifts without acknowledgement limits our connection to God, the Source of all material life.
- It is easier to choose the pleasurable over the beneficial. Distraction from the path to know God and Self diverts us from the highest and most rewarding outcome. The temporary charm of pleasure holds little long-term benefits and brings exhaustion. The beneficial, long-term habits that reveal the true Self and God bring bliss.
- Matter is reality. We move in God but we don’t realize His presence. All forms are but appearances of Spirit; God’s consciousness. Our senses and conditioning keep us locked in the position of outward vision when divinity lies within and the solid matter is that same divinity.
- Only what the senses perceive is real. Our senses experience a very limited range of phenomena. Our interpretation and reason are also very limited. Even the quantum world is very limited. The astral and causal worlds are vaster than we can imagine. God is the absolute substance and power of everything.
- Our understanding is defined as the phenomenal universe. Matter is light appearing as form. This light is God-vibration. God-vibration is God’s thought. All reality is the consciousness of God becoming the thought of God, becoming the light of God, becoming the appearances of God.
- Differences Exist. When we are dreaming, we believe the dream is real. The differences we experience in the waking and dream states are the appearances of God’s consciousness into forms passing through our dreaming minds. Everything is God’s creation in God’s dream.
- Relativity, time, space and causation hold sway. In reality there is only the immortal, only the Dreamer, only God.