November 2020 - The Divine Secret Garden Newsletter - Volume 003 - Article 014

What is Reality
How do we define what is real versus illusion?

Stephanie Marts
The Divine Secret Garden Magazine, Author & Contributor.
Stephanie Marts

If you took a poll on the street as to 'how would they define reality', how do you think people would respond? I tend to think most would conclude it’s a summation of data points based upon what we see, hear, taste, smell, and touch. Now some would say, we each have our own reality based on our awareness.

And in a way, this is true. Our level of perception defines our view of reality. But what defines our level of awareness and what maintains our current view of ‘reality’? Why do you believe what you believe?

For example, what if you lived in a holodeck, like on Star Trek, and everyone agreed that it was real? Would this foundational understanding ever be challenged? Why would it need to be if everyone agrees that it’s real?

Upon this principal, many other layers can be added. These layers are granted access behind the firewalls in the mind because EVERYONE agrees. Our biological computer that we call our brain is responsible for how we interpret our external ‘reality’.

So, would you say then it is the programming itself that defines our reality?

Most everyone knows that we have chemicals released in our brains, as neurotransmitters when we are in danger, but did you know that these same chemicals are released when we come into contact with INFORMATION that challenges our current accepted views?

Even if the information is harmless, on a chemical level our processor behaves like it is threatened! The left cerebral hemisphere is largely responsible for creating a coherent belief system. It maintains the status quo so there is a sense of continuity in our daily lives.

The right cerebral hemisphere takes in new information and challenges what is known. If the new information does not correspond with our accepted beliefs, it is discarded. Only when there are too many anomalies will the right succeed in overwriting the left to create a change in belief. As you can see, our avatars were built in a very specific way.

Have you ever wondered why we have such a strong drive to be like others?

Oh, I know, most don’t like to admit that. We like to think we are each unique. But are we really? We can observe even on a superficial level that people want to be trendy, be it the latest fashion, cars, language, movies, and/or social activities.

Did you know that social validation increases the levels of serotonin and dopamine, the “feel good” hormones? So, when we express our views to others and they agree, we internally receive a little reward so to speak.

Our computer is also fitted with mirror neurons. They help us to empathize and they fire up when we experience, or observe, and imagining using emotions or actions. We feel what others feel, which is why we also want to fit in and when we do, everyone has a feel-good moment as each validate one another.

We have been given an avatar that is designed to fight against new information, craves carnal pleasure, and seeks to maintain itself as part of the collective. EVERYTHING external works to draw the mind out and away... Look here or there, fear this or that.

The Kingdom of the Father is within and can only be uncovered by a continual seeking for the truth, while bypassing these programmed blocks. Those who are unable to properly discern, blindly accept, and never challenge the accepted norm will not be able to break through the LAYERS of chains on their minds. Our desires and will must be strong enough to over-power the forces set against us.

Only those who can be led, who are persistent, ready, humble, and have the courage to swim upstream will begin to discover higher levels of perception. One could say your level of awareness is limited only by your ability to imagine what is possible and your ability to surrender what you thought was true.

But there is more, and that addition is Divinity. When we are ready, the Father calls, and from that moment on, we must persistently fight against all that we see to follow what is revealed from within.

Consensus reality IS the wide road.

Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.”

Humans mimic, follow, and police one another unto their death repeatedly. Following others makes us feel safe and secure because we were programmed to be that way. Learn to adapt and overcome, become comfortable being uncomfortable. And take heart, as you exercise your strength and courage, drawing nearer to the Father through Christ, the ability to override these forces becomes easier.

BY: Stephanie Marts

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