By CC Treadway
We all have places where we just cant seem to manifest what we want in the timing that we want it. These are the places that may hold the most karma, the most trauma, the most frustration. But today I wanted to go deeply into a subject of illusion as a trickster substitute for actual physical manifestation.
Confronting Illusion, Becoming the Present
The illusion is a conglomeration of astral energy that as you feed it, grows and gives you the impression that it is nourishing you. It is an unconscious energy mass with its own blood stream, like an astral tumor. It feels like it has a life of its own. It attracts beings and also attracts the astral bodies of those who carry similar shadow energies. It feeds the dark side, which loves it when you allow large amounts of energy to manifest in a negative astral plane. It is created from your fantasies, but garners no tangible results in the physical. This illusion could be so present in your astral body that psychics, healers and channels get all sorts of reaffirming information to lead you deeper into illusion.
The greatest example of an illusion, would be the fantasy of a romance with someone – especially when that someone isn’t really paying attention to you, but yet she/he is there in your dreams and your visions as if it were all happening. Romantic energy carries sexual and life force energy, so it is very strong.
Another area of strong illusions is with work and career. You can often feel fulfilled by the idea of what you are envisioning, which is usually a massive undertaking, but not able to take the steps to make it happen, and not able to face the fact that what you envision and what you are actually doing are two very different things. And yet still, the energy of the illusion grows ever stronger, convincing you that it is happening somehow.
How can you tell you are in illusion?
•You receive confirming information in dreams and meditations that are different from what is actually happening in reality, and they do not unfold how you desire
•You derive extreme pleasure, even euphoria from fantasies and dreams but do not see results in the physical.
•You are keeping aspects of theses dreams and fantasies secret, especially the parts that tell you it might not be real.
• You secretly feel hopeless in that area of your life
• When someone suggests a practical step to you, you get mad and want to hide your dreams even more.
• You are very controlling in this area of your life and do not trust in the present moment or the flow of life, or the divine when it comes to this area.
Why work with illusion as an astral energy?
Our lack of understanding of the astral as a culture is just too bad. It is a whole realm of life that is affecting us every day, so the more mastery we have with it, the better.
This article is generally written for spiritually dominant people who see life from this perspective, and because spiritual people are deeply fed from energy, making them more susceptible to living in illusion in 3D. When you realize that this dream has a living energy, then you can start dealing with it, and understand why there were all these confusing dreams and visions.
The illusion is created from a real desire, and underneath that a real need that you long to get met, and that perhaps has yet to be met in this lifetime.
As with all parts of you, it is necessary to fully claim this dream and bring it into the physical, back inside the body so you can live it and be happy!!
How is a strong illusion initially created?
A strong, lifetime illusion, is created by impactful events in childhood, and generally reinforced in adulthood.
If you grew up in a family where there wasn’t much communication, where there were a lot of secrets, and a lot of unexpressed emotion, it will all be held in the astral planes. These energies will still be in communication on an astral level. They could be sexual feelings, loving feelings, hateful feelings, angry feelings, all of it. But if they aren’t brought into the physical and communicated they can really start running wild energetically, creating their own reality that deeply affects the subconscious.
Sometimes children have symptoms of sexual abuse without having had any due to strong unexpressed and unprocessed emotions lurking in the astral. Throw in a family energy constellation and the effects can be just as strong as if they did happen. The dreamscape may be very active with confusing images and scenarios.
Perhaps you tried to have a relationship and got hurt too badly, and so retreated even further into the illusion, rather than face that pain again.
This strong astral world feels good in that addictive kind of way. It feels like home. It feels like things are definitely manifesting! Your big vision in work will happen just like that! The guy you are in love with who keeps you stringing along will be your perfect husband, just like that!
These steps of moving the dreams and energy into the physical were never really learned however, and so often times the illusion is shattered when that dream doesn’t manifest, again and again.
Shattering the illusion
The illusion is shattered by admitting the thing you do not want to admit: simply that you are in illusion and you need to get real. The energy of illusion itself can be a satisfying if we relied on it somehow to get by. It is only when admitting that you need it manifested, that you need it to change, and humbly bowing before your ignorance that the tools can come towards you. This puts you smack in the middle of the unknown, it may feel scary and unsupported, but if you drop into yourself, it will start to feel very, very good.
What are you protecting yourself from?
Illusions are dreams and fantasies that are STUCK in the astral planes, and never manifest. They are created because they were either learned in an environment thick with denial, and/or created out of necessity in an environment that was too harsh and painful.
So there is pain under there, and fear under there, and it is strong. But not so strong that it cannot be faced. Usually you are out of touch with that fear. If you could have easily found the fear, you would have done it a long time ago. The fear might be feeling the original rejection, and present day rejection. This could take you into the fear of being alone, unloved or the fear of being attacked. When these fears are actually experienced in the body with your consciousness, they can energetically and physically start to move.
Everyone is protecting their most vulnerable part, this part of you needs to be found and loved so you can start feeling your needs, and honoring who you really are.
What might the real need of the child be? The real need would be genuine and safe contact and intimacy from the parent, and from others. Deeper than that, would be feeling that inside yourself, because within you lives all of these states of being, they just haven’t been activated. Every state of being you want lives within, because each person is an expression of the divine whole. And sometimes you need to be led into that by someone who knows what they are doing: a trained therapist or healer, a beloved friend or partner.
A funny thing happens when you feel your needs with the intention to heal and shift: You heal and shift. And the world begins to reflect that.
Because shattering the illusion means stepping out of dreamtime and stepping into realtime. And realtime is where the goodies are.
Every time you shatter an illusion, which is held strongly in the astral, you open yourself up for more manifestation in the physical. That huge conglomerate of stuck energy transforms into your pure essence and returns to your body and soul. This can feel very good if you allow it.
The physical plane is slow sometimes, and may feel uncomfortable, especially when you are learning a new life skill. It might take a lot of trial and error, even as you watch others seemingly do it so easily. It might be scary to slow down and take that next small step, like talk to a new love interest, or take a part time job while you build your big vision. But your authentic relationship to your vulnerability is what makes you exquisitely human, and puts you in direct relationship with the divine.
Your Dreams Are Real
Don’t give up on your dream. Just because you have been stuck in illusion for too long doesn’t mean you can’t do this. You still deserve to have your dream. So don’t give up. Love yourself even more. Drop into the fear to get to your real need and honor it. Allow your life to progress to the reality that you can’t stop dreaming about no matter how hard you try. You may think it’s too painful to keep dreaming and wanting, but do it anyway. Keep moving forward with humble bravery. Get help if you need. You are here to learn how to do this. Your true, unwavering desire, birthed from the softest part of your heart and soul, will lead you to its manifested reality.
(c) 2013 CC Treadway, All rights reserved. You may repost if you give a link back to www.treadwayesoteric.com and of course put my name on it!