“Inception” — Some sort of Course from the Miraculous

September 8, 2020 Other  No comments

There’s a hell of a great universe nearby; let’s go
-e.e. cummings

The newest movie “Inception” is brilliant in a number of ways. First, the cinematography is gorgeous, the special effects, highly impressive and the plot line, the plot line is wild-a lucid dream in just 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 just 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 stay on mission. Obviously, this seems all too fantabulous to trust, and though 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 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 could have downloaded from the collective unconscious of contemporary humanity in this day and age, time and place, the challenge that we’re all facing, that’s, to understand that so-called “reality” is indeed not real. That people create it and can transform it.

As a course in miracles fan-addict (no pun intended), I donate to the daily task of looking straight into the face of television, to the tragedies that spread and leak and draw us into instinctual empathy, rage and hand-wringing all over the planet, and remind myself that most this can be a shared dream a course in miracles online. Yes, even the physical pain may just be a phantom limb.

If we’re to trust the course, we’re still in Eden only we look out of the glass darkly. We have placed on blinders and loped to 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 begin to see the events of the entire world like they were outside 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 ) along with occult secrets and quantum science, that shift is occurring.

One of the primary lessons of a course in miracles instructs us “There is no world.” Just like Cobb and Mal experience reality in the deep netherworlds of the subconscious minds, we’re alarmed at each turn by our own projections. “Inception” may be the nifty trick of implanting an idea in an unconscious dreamer’s mind that the dreamer will carry into reality. In the film the dream-schemers are all well aware that if they don’t really lucidly perform the steps of the preconceived agenda, they will 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 govern him to trust what she believes is real.

So here we’re, Don Quixotes all, swaying with your swords out prepared to strike at the false extensions of our own 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 own source-power made this video so real we need an ingenious glitch in the matrix to shake us free.

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

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