The Self Is A Likeness
Likeness: the fact of being alike; a semblance, guise, or outward appearance, especially when the reality is different.
From Old French, from sembler ‘seem’, from Latin similare, simulare ‘simulate’.
Our self is an adopted reflection in the mind that seems real due to our ignorance.
We forget that it is consciousness (our true reality) that sees this adopted idea of self, and imbues it with reality, thus creating a seeming reality while ignoring our actual reality.
Humanity adopted an idea a very long time ago; this has been fostered throughout generations – and the consequences are truly shocking.
It is said:
“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness’ …”
We could read this as:
“Then they said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness (our reality)’ …”
If we are free,
we are free to see as we choose
– as long as we know we have a choice.