Years ago, the thought was introduced into our society that “we create our own reality.” That’s an outrageously huge concept. It is a truth, in fact, of cosmic proportions; however, it is one that requires an extraordinary amount of reflection. We don’t exactly “create” the whole of our reality. After all, if we actually could pull that off, we would all be retired, healthy, and happy as larks on a soft wind. So let’s just agree that we influence our “personal reality” and that’s the extent of our power. However, what that means is that each of us essentially lives in his or her own reality. You see things you way and I see them my way. And that’s that. Therein lies the reason why all great spiritual masters have taught that regardless of what you or I believe to be true about our personal lives – emphasis on the word personal – it’s an illusion. We can, however, ascend to the realm in which cosmic truth applies equally to both of us and indeed to all of us. That is not an illusion; that is the way it is.
How you see your world determines your personal reality. That’s a huge statement. We are going to spend this session exploring the depth of that perception because it has taken root in our social consciousness. The reality each of us creates for ourselves is therefore a subjective playing field that no one but ourselves occupies. What is real for you on your playing field is not real for anyone else. This truth is one of the jewels Buddha was emphasizing in his teaching about the nature of illusion. And this truth is what the Guru was pointing out to the devotee who was still navigating everything in the world by the coordinates in his own personal world. The Crossroads archetype represents the intersection between our illusions and an opportunity to perceive – and thus respond to – a greater truth that is simultaneously active in the events of our life.
These are some of the topics that we will explore is this session:
- How do you see your world? You are the devotee in this session. How do you interpret the actions of people in your life?
- Relationship challenges: Inevitably unfinished business with relationships leads us to crossroads.
- Likewise, starting new relationships represents a crossroads experience, but are you taking a new road or walking the same path?
- Personal illusions: We all have more than we can imagine but we have to start identifying some basic ones in order to recognize how powerful even one illusion is in our psyche.
- The “must have in life” illusions are among the most powerful that can block us from making new choices at the crossroads.
- The “people should be there to help me out and take care of me” illusion. This is one of the most difficult illusions to release by far.