Thank You Thursday: Consciousness Of Reality

Be thankful this day for consciousness of reality.

The consciousness of reality is our perception of what is real or an illusion. As individuals we have the power to create our own reality through free will, yet follow the same path laid before us and co-create with the Divine Source. As a collective we are responsible for the images projected into the world, through individualism we can control what is being projected, whether real or illusion. The question now becomes how do we determine what is real and what is an illusion?

The illusion projected into the world is the false face or egoic self. The ego demands attention and will find multiple ways to attach itself to the host (self) to express itself. The ego is developed through the teen years of life. It creates an identity of its own and we (humans) become slave to the sensations felt of the ego. The ego must feel self important at all times. The ego must be in control over all situations. The ego must always be right. The ego is the illusion of self. We lose self in the sensations felt that the ego provided. When we become engulfed or saturated by the sensations or self importance. We lose sight of who we truly are, both as a collective and as individuals. The illusions created is not of or from us, it's from the ego expressing itself in a world willing to feed it. In order to reverse the process, as a collective and individuals we have to find the wisdom in-self to know we are all equal, then the illusions created will dissipate.

The dissipation of the created illusions will only leave the rawness of reality. Getting use to seeing the fallout of the illusions will take time. It's like a shock to our mental perception. We created a world of glitter and gold, that no one really knows who we truly are, not even self. To adjust or create a new reality, we have to spend quality time with self. Through awareness of ego to let it go and sensing what our true or authentic self is, we become more susceptible to the true reality. Our true self doesn't care about self importance, but not to be confused with self preservation. We are all equal and come from one Source, yet our preservation lies in the genuine care of self and for others as they are, not what we desire them to be. Once we have come to realize the equality of self and seeing self and others for who they truly are, we enter a new level of consciousness.

The new level of consciousness creates a streaming reality of living in the present. When we are not consumed with others ideas or perceptions of self and leaving self important values, we begin recognize the new reality settling in. The consciousness or awareness operates on different levels. This is why we have to rid our self of ego. The consciousness is a mechanism to keep us present. How can we be present is we are rehashing the past or planning for the future? We can't. It's okay to live in other time moments that truly benefit self in the life's purpose; sometimes it's necessary. Being conscious or aware of the reality we created serves us better than living an egoic illusion. We can fully engage and understand the world and be better servants to the Source, Earth, and fellow Spirits. Our reality slowly becomes others reality, then becomes the collective reality. We still have our own personality reality, yet we have to account for others in our purpose, in our reality. There are different ways, ideas and perceptions to reach the one reality we desire. We have to remain judgeless, compassionate and supportive to self and others to reach the common goal of humanity.

Be thankful this day and everyday for the releasing of the egoic illusions created.
Be thankful this day and everyday for the recognizing the true self.
Be thankful this day and everyday to engage all life through consciousness.

Bare Sorrow

Tears flowing into streams
flooding into rivers
carried to oceans
raining down storms

Walking bare foot
exposed to the sun
leaving a trail luminated by dust

Crumbling to salt all origins
suspended in the time before me
at rest
at peace

Searching for answers in a clouded place to lift the burden's burden
who's to bare
who's to blame

A wisdom creating a cycle of exchange
birthing and rebirthing  
woven by hands of own and not

The land is me and we live the sea flowing effortlessly
I'm the air and we share flames tenderly

Living in the shell stark arc of all creation

Leaving chaos
accepting intervention
knowing purpose
sharing love



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A visionary with an authentic soul, Hillis Pugh’s journey has been one of enlightenment, resolution, and inevitability. An inspiring writer and poet, he uses his gifts to propel readers on how to build self-confidence and explore their own journey of finding gratitude in everyday matters.

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