Illusions are not Real

Illusion never changed
Into something real
I'm wide awake and I can see
The perfect sky is torn - Natalie Imbruglia

An Illusion  is defined as a false idea or belief. An instance of a wrong or misinterpreted perception. 
A Course in Miracles says illusions are the main reason we make the detour from love into fear- because we make decisions on illusions- false ideas, false beliefs, wrong or misinterpreted perceptions
How many times have I ran off on a tangent believing that either someone is "doing something to me" or "the thing is all wrong and needs to be corrected" based on illusions - oh many many times
I have not made a conscious decision to ask many questions - much to the dismay of others, I want to be clear that I am moving ahead based on the truth rather than on illusions
I haven't mastered the art yet especially with people that I am interested in having a relationship with but I continue to do the work!
Asking questions helps in reducing assumptions, it is also a wonderful learning tool
Some people may lie - sometimes we pick up on the lies immediately and we now have to make a decision, other times we don't pick up on the lie right away but it is still valuable information as people lie because they are scared, want to please others or are just plain ole liars not taking responsibility for their actions. You get to choose

You ALWAYS fight illusions
The truth could never be attacked
Appearances deceive BECAUSE they are appearances, and not reality. Dwell not on them in any form. They but obscure reality. And they bring fear BECAUSE they hide the truth. Do not attack what you have made to LET you be deceived. For thus you prove that you HAVE been deceived. Attack HAS power to make illusions real. Yet what it makes is nothing. Who could be made fearful by a power that can have no real effects at all? What could it be but an illusion, making things appear like to itself?


Peace
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