“Inception” — A Course in the Miraculous

May 6, 2020 Other  No comments

There’s a hell of an excellent universe next door; let’s go
-e.e. cummings

The brand new movie “Inception” is brilliant in many ways. First, the cinematography is gorgeous, the special effects, highly impressive and the plot line, the plot line is wild-a lucid dream within a lucid dream within… well, to another degree-so that poor Mal, (Marion Cotillard), Cobb’s, (Leonardo DiCaprio) wife- or rather the projection of his deceased wife, doesn’t know anymore which the truth is true, and believes an encounter with death will wake her up. Cobb has a only a slightly stronger grip where dream they’re in and for just how long, and the cast of characters who elect to participate in the shared dreaming take action splendidly as we admire their acuity to remain on mission. Of course, this seems all too fantabulous to think, and although the film is breathtaking to watch, and a motion fan, I’m not…

I’ll yield to a “magical” premise, and this film delivers play for the imagination hook, line and sinker in all that’s magical about our minds, our intentions, our wills. Still, that’s not why it engaged me so intensely. I kept having this vibey thrill that writer/director Christopher Nolan may have downloaded from the collective unconscious of contemporary humanity in today and age, time and place, the task that we’re all facing, that’s, to recognize that so-called “reality” is definitely not real. That we create it and can transform it.

As a class in miracles fan-addict (no pun intended), I sign up for the daily task of looking straight into the face of television, into the tragedies that spread and leak and draw us into instinctual empathy, rage and hand-wringing all around the planet, and remind myself that most this is a shared dream. Yes, even the physical pain might be a phantom limb.

If we’re to think the course, we’re still in Eden only we predict the glass darkly. We have put on blinders and loped into the desert thinking ourselves cast out. And lo, that’s what we experience, ucdm videos youtube what we see around us. Our collective doom-trained minds heavy with a pang of free-floating guilt we can’t name-do what any non-lucid dreamer does-create from projection. We begin to see the events of the entire world as if they certainly were beyond our personal egos, when creating something better is all a matter of a shift in perspective. And for many of us longtime seekers who have discovered our answers in alchemy and ancient texts, obscure poetry, (Rumi, Lao T’su, Blake, Gibran ) in addition to occult secrets and quantum science, that shift is occurring.

One of the primary lessons of a class in miracles instructs us “There’s no world.” Just as Cobb and Mal experience reality in the deep netherworlds of these subconscious minds, we’re alarmed at each turn by our personal projections. “Inception” could be the nifty trick of implanting a concept in a unconscious dreamer’s mind that the dreamer will carry into reality. In the film the dream-schemers are typical well aware that when they don’t really lucidly perform the steps of these preconceived agenda, they’ll be stalked and pummeled by the images their fear and anger have evoked. Indeed Cobb’s shadowy figure, his Jungian dark anima, Mal, seeks to down him in her own black hole and she works as any clever, ego-alien shadow worth her salt, to control him to think what she believes is real.

So here we’re, Don Quixotes all, swaying with this swords out prepared to strike at the false extensions of our personal repressed emotion. Welcome to the dream world. We have journeyed far from our source, forgotten that life is just a game, and have, with our personal source-power made this video so real we truly need an amazing glitch in the matrix to shake us free.

Yet like The Force Himself or Herself, (most likely Itself) we’re geniuses all. We are various different facets of God. Fallen, deluded, confused, no doubt, but our true Source isn’t concerned that we blame him. We made this messy world whenever we chose to step out of Eden. Adam fell asleep, it says in Genesis. It doesn’t say he woke up.

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