What Is Real?

What is Real?

I love how this question was famously asked and answered in the children’s book, The Velveteen Rabbit.  The question seems to have arisen as I was working with a client a few weeks ago.  As she was experiencing her boyfriend’s family, and wondering about the nature of her relationship with them, the question of what is real arose. 

So often, in our ego-based human cultures, we deal with pretense.  People put on facades and project out to the world who we would like the world to believe we are.  Relationships are defined in certain ways that give us either a sense of control or a sense of comfort.

What does the world of Spirit have to share with us on the subject of what is real? 

Well, as I asked for the blessing that this young woman needed to receive at the end of energy healing (something I virtually always do), what came to me was: 

The root of reality is truth, consciousness, and love. 

This brings us back to the concepts of Shiva and Shakti:  Energized Consciousness, and Conscious energy, and adds two elements – Truth and Love.  The energy of our Source is loving energy, and the consciousness of our Source is Truth.

Knowing the truth is so helpful.  I have met many people who hide from the truth one way or another, or who hide the truth from others.  To some extent, I believe we all do this. 

But being brave enough to face the truth of our own being, the truth of someone else’s being, and the truths of our lives is essential on our spiritual paths. 

How can we know what is real if we don’t find the courage to face the truth?  Facing the truth brImageings us closer to what is really real – the world of Spirit, and that world is so loving, we can hardly imagine it. 

The reality of this love is that it is something which never binds us, but from which we can never escape.  We always exist inside this field of loving consciousness, but somImageetimes our vibration is so low that we cannot feel it, and we feel separate from it. 

What is real?  Truth, love, and consciousness.  The more we choose to open our consciousness to both Truth and Love, the more our consciousness resonates with the Divine consciousness of Shiva and Shakti – the very essence and power of the Universe.

May you be filled with this Truth and Love, so that you may live within it forever.

Love and Light,



About selfrealizationtherapy

I am a healer, life coach, author, and spiritual teacher. While I am ordained in the Christian tradition, I have also studied Eastern spiritual disciplines and practices, including Raja Yoga Meditation; Intuitive Coaching; Reiki; Falun Gong; and other forms of energy healing for both people and animals. I am available for distance healing and spiritual coaching via phone, Skype, WhatsApp, or Facetime; please email me at: carol.dodson.richardson@gmail.com to schedule a session. My goal is to assist you in connecting with your Higher Self to find fulfillment, peace, health, and happiness in life. I typically work with people for about six weeks, and then they either take classes with me and advance more, or simply go their happy way. While I cannot guarantee results, many clients find that in a few short weeks, more is accomplished than could be with years of traditional talk therapy. Born on the equator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I grew up moving back-and-forth between Africa and the United States my whole childhood and youth. We lived in three different countries in Africa, and three different states in the USA. I now live in Maryland, close to Washington, DC. I was widowed at the age of 28 when my 34-year-old husband died suddenly of a cerebral aneurysm that hemorrhaged, leaving me with an infant and a toddler. This crisis led me to believe that God loves us even when "bad" things happen, and also led me to pursue spirituality and become a minister. In 1996, thanks to "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramhansa Yogananda, and a meditation class called Raja Yoga, I started on an Eastern spiritual path, a journey which included becoming a healer and a mystic. On Thursday, May 27, 2010, I experienced what I call an Enlightenment Vision, in which I ascended and was blessed by Ascended Masters of many faiths: Master Lao Tzu, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha, Paramahansa Yogananda, High Priest Melchizedek, Lady Kwan Yin, Master Usui, and then by the Seven Archangels of the Seven Rays. After this vision, the teachings in Higher Consciousness began. Apparently, my crown chakra was opened, and direct contact with the Ascended Masters has been possible ever since. My message to everyone is: this is possible for you to achieve as well, although getting there is not necessarily quick or easy. With a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Center at Houston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas Christian University, I perceive a unity in my readings in Eastern religions and in Biblical studies. As a result, I believe the original message of Jesus Christ was and is a call to Self-Realization, which may also be called following The Way (a term used in the book of Acts by very early "Christians," although they did not call themselves "Christians;" they called themselves Followers of the Way. The Way, or the Tao consists of the practice of peace and love in every moment, honoring the Divine Presence within ourselves as well as within others. The Way of early Christianity was a spiritual practice which similarly focused not on the material world, but on the practice of Divine Presence within the earthly realm. When we practice The Way, or The Tao, we become one with Divine Peace, Love, and even bliss. When we attain this, we experience the "Kingdom of God" or Reign of God, within ourselves, Nirvana or possibly Samadhi. Achieving this Way within each of ourselves is the only way we will be able to usher in the Reign of Divine presence among us all here on earth. The ultimate goal of The Way, and of Self-Realization, is the attainment of unity with the Divine Consciousness, or Buddha-Consciousness or Christ-Consciousness, within, and beyond our normal mortal mind. This Unity-Consciousness is eternal, but begins in the here and now. May it be so.
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One Response to What Is Real?

  1. alohaleya says:

    this is beautiful…thank you, aleya


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