“Inception” – A Course in the Miraculous
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The newest movie “Inception” is brilliant in several ways. First, the cinematography is gorgeous, the special effects, highly impressive and the plot line, the plot line is wild-a lucid dream inside a lucid dream within… well, to the 3rd 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 reality is true, and believes an encounter with death will wake her up. Cobb has a just a somewhat stronger grip where dream they’re in and for just how long, and the cast of characters who elect to take part in the shared dreaming do it splendidly even as we admire their acuity to stay on mission. Needless to say, this seems all too fantabulous to think, and although the film is breathtaking to watch, and an activity fan, I am not…
I’ll yield to a “magical” premise, and this film delivers play for the imagination hook, line and sinker in every 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 could have downloaded from the collective unconscious of contemporary humanity in this day and age, ucdm videos youtube time and place, the process that we’re all facing, that’s, to understand that so-called “reality” is definitely not real. That people create it and may change it.
As a program in miracles fan-addict (no pun intended), I donate to 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 this can be a shared dream. Yes, even the physical pain may just be a phantom limb.
If we are to think the course, we are still in Eden only we look out of the glass darkly. We have placed on blinders and loped into the desert thinking ourselves cast out. And lo, that’s what we experience, what we see around us. Our collective doom-trained minds heavy with a free-floating guilt we can’t name-do what any non-lucid dreamer does-create from projection. We see the events of the entire world as though they 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 are finding 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 program in miracles instructs us “There is no world.” Just as Cobb and Mal experience reality in the deep netherworlds of their subconscious minds, we are alarmed at each turn by our own projections. “Inception” may be the nifty trick of implanting an idea within an unconscious dreamer’s mind that the dreamer will carry into reality. In the film the dream-schemers are typical well aware when they don’t really lucidly perform the steps of their 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 very 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 are, Don Quixotes all, swaying with this swords out willing to strike at the false extensions of our own repressed emotion. Welcome to the dream world. We have journeyed definately not our source, forgotten that life is a game, and have, with our own source-power made this video so real we want a brilliant glitch in the matrix to shake us free.
Yet like The Force Himself or Herself, (most likely Itself) we are geniuses all. We’re all different areas of God. Fallen, deluded, confused, no doubt, but our true Source isn’t concerned that individuals blame him. We made this messy world when we chose to step out of Eden. Adam fell asleep, it says in Genesis. It doesn’t say he woke up.