“Inception” — A Course inside the Miraculous

May 28, 2020 Other  No comments

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

The newest movie “Inception” is brilliant in several ways. First, the cinematography is gorgeous, the special effects, highly impressive and the plotline, the plotline is a 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 comes with an only a slightly stronger grip on which dream they’re in and for the length of time, and the cast of characters who elect to participate in the shared dreaming get it done splendidly once we admire their acuity to remain on mission. Of course, this seems all too fantabulous to trust, 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 process that we’re all facing, that’s, to recognize that so-called “reality” is definitely not real. That individuals create it and can alter it.

As a course in miracles fan-addict (no pun intended), I sign up for the daily task of looking straight into the face area of television, to the tragedies that spread and leak and draw us into instinctual empathy, rage and hand-wringing throughout the planet, and remind myself that most this is a shared dream. 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’ve wear blinders and loped to the desert thinking ourselves cast out acim podcast. And lo, that’s what we experience, 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 the projection. We begin to see the events of the planet like 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 found our answers in alchemy and ancient texts, obscure poetry, (Rumi, Lao Tsu, 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’s no world.” Just as Cobb and Mal experience reality in the deep netherworlds of their subconscious minds, we’re alarmed at each turn by our personal projections. “Inception” is the nifty trick of implanting a concept within 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 lucidly perform the steps of their 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 very own black hole and she works as any clever, ego-alien shadow worth her salt, to control him to trust what she believes is real.

So here we’re, Don Quixotes all, swaying with our swords out willing to strike at the false extensions of our personal repressed emotion. Welcome to the dream world. We’ve journeyed not even close to our source, forget that life is a game, and have, with our personal source-power made this video so real we want 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’re various different aspects of God. Fallen, deluded, confused, without doubt, but our true Source isn’t concerned that people 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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