“Inception” : A Course inside Miraculous

There’s a hell of an excellent universe next door; 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 plotline, the plotline is just 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 the reality is true, and believes an encounter with death will wake her up. Cobb has an only a slightly stronger grip which dream they’re in and for just how long, and the cast of characters who elect to be involved in the shared dreaming take action splendidly once we admire their acuity to stay on mission. Obviously, this seems all too fantabulous to believe, and although film is breathtaking to view, 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 this day 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 people create it and can change it.

As a program in miracles fan-addict (no pun intended), I sign up to the daily task of looking straight into the facial skin of television, into the tragedies that spread and leak and draw us into instinctual empathy, rage and hand-wringing throughout the planet, and remind myself that this is a shared dream. Yes, even the physical pain may just be a phantom limb.

If we’re to believe the course, we’re 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, acim podcast 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 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 Tsu, Blake, Gibran ) along with occult secrets and quantum science, that shift is occurring.

One of the primary lessons of a program in miracles instructs us “There’s no world.” In the same way Cobb and Mal experience reality in the deep netherworlds of these subconscious minds, we’re alarmed at each turn by our personal projections. “Inception” is the nifty trick of implanting a notion in an unconscious dreamer’s mind that the dreamer will carry into reality. In the film, the dream-schemers are well aware that when they don’t really lucidly perform the steps of these 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 control him to believe 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 definately not our source, forget that life is just a game, and have, with our personal source-power made this video so real we want 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’re all different areas of God. Fallen, deluded, confused, undoubtedly, but our true Source isn’t concerned that individuals blame him. We made this messy world once 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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