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Sollusion…a word created…

I’ve created a new word:

Sollusion

I can’t find it anywhere, not on Wikipedia or any of the dictionaries available.
I’m feeling kind of proud right now! In fact, I’m so proud, I submitted it to Wikipedia for consideration.

So, what does it mean? I would expect someone to think it has something to do with the word collusion. I can see where that might be deduced, but…no, that’s not it…

Sollusion: a derivative of two words:

Solution
noun [suh-loo-shuh n]
1. the act of solving a problem, question, etc.
2. the state of being solved: a problem capable of solution.
3. a particular instance or method of solving; an explanation or answer.

Illusion
noun [ih-loo-zhuh n]
1. something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality.
2. the state or condition of being deceived; misapprehension.
3. an instance of being deceived.

So…
Sollusion
[so-loo-zhuhn]
1. noun: a deceitful proposition intentionally meant to mislead under the guise of being an answer to a problem.
2. noun: a purported solution, whether presented by another, or presented by one’s self, with the known/unknowing intent to deceive self or others.

The word was created in kind of a stumble-upon way. Karen and I were engaged in a conversation about spiritual knowledge and understanding. In speaking rather quickly about how many of us seek a solution for our problems and oftentimes seek those solutions from a higher source (God, a Higher Power, however your spiritual truth is served) and through prayer (however prayer is defined by each person), I ran two words together, Karen excitedly recognized what I had spoken, and “sollusion” was born.

It seems quite common that when faced with problems of any magnitude we can conjure a solution to suit our needs. We’ll try to pray it away, wish it away, or even pretend it’s not happening, intentionally deceiving ourselves, or others, no matter if our solution is based on reality or whether it’s an illusion. It’s quite curious how the mind works to fool and lure us into a false sense of security.

The trick then, is to cut through the illusions, not seek any solutions, but instead sit with and be present in the reality of each moment, each struggle, or each success and trust that we are where we are supposed to be, whether we are in joy or discomfort…knowing and trusting in what may come because it is truly all meant to be and the lessons learned through all experiences are vital and necessary. After all, none of us ever really know the higher truth – we only know what we believe our truths to be. But, we are here to learn the higher truth as it is intended and presented to us, perhaps presented in a way that causes discomfort, anxiety, or joy, but it is our lesson to learn.  Our lessons are but one piece of the important reasons we have been put on this earth. I am grateful for all of my lessons, no matter what.

My journey is uniquely my own and I’m learning to be present with and open to each moment and the experiences presented to me. All of what I just explained could be my own personal opinion/obeservation, and no one has to enjoy my word or agree with my theories.  However, for myself, I find that it is best not make up any sollusions, but instead be present to the experiences I’m meant to learn.

I wish you all things wonderful and good.

If you have any examples of sollusions that you’d like to express, please consider sharing them here – they don’t have to be personal examples, hypothetical examples will do!  I’m curious to hear other’s observations on my new word and it’s definition.

Namaste, Joanne

  • Don on Jan 07, 2013 Reply

    Brilliant.