Everything that you see has risen from the One Consciousness of the Supreme Brahman.There is only consciousness, and the consciousness is one consciousness not two.
The world is the illusion of separateness and duality being displayed upon the consciousness which is caused by the belief that we are the body and that the body is an individual being.
This illusion is called Maya in Sanskrit and Maya is the power of the Divine Mother and it is lifted when the jiva is ready to turn within.
Maya affects your life by making you believe that the thoughts of the mind are actually your thoughts and therefore you are that, thinking being, that is born and will die.
When you are trapped in this illusion you are trapped in the ego and your karmic cycle.
Realising this entrapment is the beginning of the end of the illusion that you are a separate being in the universe
Realise the illusion and you will realise your true nature.
OM Namah Shivaya