Seeing beneath the surface of reality sounds like such a romantic concept. The idea of seeing things as they really are; of experiencing the truth; of getting to the heart of the matter; all of it sounds so incredibly exotic and spiritual. The reality of seeing what is really there instead of what you want or expected to be there is something else entirely.
The reality involves stripping away any illusions that you may have had; any preconceived notions as to what reality is supposed to be like. This can be hard enough when dealing with circumstances and beliefs. Beliefs alone can change your entire way of thinking, especially when something you have always believed to be true is proven otherwise. When it comes to people however, seeing to the heart of things takes on an entirely different perspective, primarily because you are dealing with souls; that fundamental core of each of us that is the essence of who and what we really are.
Seeing beneath the surface of a person’s exterior to that clear blue soul that lies beneath; that can be an incredibly profound and disturbing thing. To see them for the first time as who and what they truly are instead of how you want to see them or how they project themselves; to see them in all of their perfection instead of with all of the human faults failures that you (or they) have attributed or ascribed to themselves or adopted as part of their worldview; it is definitely an experience that you will not soon forget. In fact, it will definitely rock your world.
In a heartbeat every preconceived notion you had of whom and what this person is; what they are like; what they have done to you disappears. In its place you find the clean, clear essence and purity that is at the heart of each of us.
So why is this so disturbing? Why is it that when we catch a glimpse of the true nature of things and of people that it shocks us so profoundly?
Well, one of the primary reasons that most people find themselves so disturbed by seeing beneath the skin of reality is that it reminds them that nothing they see is actually real, that it is all an illusion.
If you will, it’s like what happens when you are watching a movie and suddenly the DVD freezes up. In a heartbeat the moving images that you were so engrossed in a moment before turn into a blizzard of unrelated pixels and suddenly you are forcibly reminded that what you are seeing is just a recording.
We’ve built our world; our entire reality on a foundation of illusions. From the illusion of the solidity of physical objects (electrons moving so fast and furiously that they give an object of being solid and dense when it really consists of more empty space than physical matter) to the illusion of separateness when it comes to consciousness, we’re working with illusions.
In order to experience physical existence; in order to interact with people and things around us, we have to act as if the illusion is real. This is just one of the reasons that it is so disturbing when we see through the illusion, when, for a heartbeat, we see things as they really are and we are forcibly reminded of the fact that there is more to reality than the web of illusions we have created for ourselves.
But if we can get past that fear; if we can step beyond our need to view our reality from one preconceived notion of how things are supposed to be; into the heart of that clear blue soul, you will find yourself looking into the true nature of reality; into the heart of god.