Illusion holds power over you when you are not able to remember that you are a powerful spirit that has taken on the physical experience for the purpose of learning.
It has power over you when you are compelled by wants and impulses and values of your personality.
It holds power over you when you fear and hate and sorrow and fester in anger or strike out in rage.
It has NO power over you when you LOVE, when compassion opens your heart to others, when your creativity flows unimpeded joyously into the present moment.
In other words, the illusion has no power over a personality that is fully aligned with the soul.
- Gary Zukav