Understanding our illusions

Question: Masters, you have said before that physical worlds are illusionary, being constructed by each soul, frequently in conjunction with others. How does that apply to earth as it all feels very solid to me? Have all 7 billion souls currently here on earth combined to create this current earth, is it all a great illusion? When I die and return to the spirit world is that also an illusion? Are the Akashic records of all our physical lives an illusion? Is our whole vast universe of 100 billion galaxies also an illusion? Please help to clarify. ~David, UK

ANSWER: Each person who is in a body on Earth is really a soul who has chosen to come to experience the things or lessons they wish to be able to face in the duality of this place designed for human existence. Since all souls are unique, and have chosen tests just for themselves, they need to have an environment that will allow them to create those tasks specific to their desires.

All things are composed of energy. In its essential form, the soul is a cloud of amorphous energy; it is without physical form until its intention adopts a physical body with which to interact with other physical forms. Things feel solid to you because you intentionally place yourself in a situation where you can see, and share, the apparitions (your desired illusions) before you.

A soul always draws to itself the necessary factors to work on a lesson. If you don’t need to be aware of an element that others will use, you have the choice whether to even be aware of its existence. If something has no importance to you, it may interfere with your journey if you acknowledge that someone else has placed it in your environment to assist with their education, so you ignore it.

Some groups of people agree on the need for the same or similar fixtures in their lives, and at that point you begin to have a shared illusion with others – but here again, only with those who need to “see” the same things as you. For example, a staging is needed where you are in the middle of a mountainous area; those involved in the scenario may see it as beautiful and challenging, while those not involved may perceive it as frightening or claustrophobic and therefore avoid it.

When you leave the physical realm, you return to an energetic one where physicality does not exist, so there is no need for illusions. The Akashic records record more than just trips to the duality of Earth; they also record all contacts with other souls and other environments. They are energetic and are accessed at will.

The vast universe you refer to is part of the physical illusion shared by souls having an experience in the duality of Earth. It is background staging for an incarnate soul. Like the stage props in theater or the venue of a movie, some are real and some are digitally generated.