The mind will keep you busy attending to illusion. We are getting out of our minds into our bodies because the body knows everything. Leaving the matrix is the most hellish journey of all. Its a journey in the dark where you have no idea where you are going.
There are three stages I noticed to descending into our bodies.
Stage one: You get a glimpse of reality which will keep you going for a while.
Stage two: You plummet into the abyss to release everything that's in the way for that reality to manifest. This stage can be quite terrifying.
Stage three: The Void. Emptiness. Neutrality. Spaciousness. Where nothing is happening so that the new can be born out of stillness from the emptiness where nothing is tainted with illusion.
Then the cycle repeats itself until there is less and less illusion.
You can't drop illusion, it has to drop you; and that happens through experiences and awareness.
Because the mind only knows illusion you will also encounter mirages to trick the mind. Something the mind thinks is going to happen and by the time you get there you neither need it nor want it.
The power of money is probably the biggest illusion there is. For me to let go of that illusion and live without income required many mirages or I would have dropped dead from fright.
New Beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. ~Lao Tzu