Life in the Matrix

For those who have seen the movie “The Matrix” would agree with me that the Matrix itself is a fictitious construct and not the “real world”. The characters effectively “wake up” through desiring truth. But if you follow the rest of the story, it is one based on a struggle for survival – pretty much what they woke up from. So did they actually escape? Their truth changed but nothing effectively got better. To me it portrays life as being one fight after another! Does it have to be that way or is there truly a way out?

To the best of my ability, I will be using some computing terminology to illustrate my meaning. The Matrix according to me:

I believe the Matrix is the real world, it is our belief of how to live in it that is flawed. Simply, the Matrix is the world we live in through our belief systems and emotional state

The general understanding of life in the Matrix is a falsehood that has been passed down through the generations. Each generation teaching the next how to create and live within the Matrix thus adding to the deception. As soon as we are in the womb we automatically absorb the knowledge of the Matrix through the understanding that our mother has of it, through her own experience and that which has been passed down to her. We also absorb information from outside of the womb, from the surroundings of the Matrix itself and its inhabitants: So by the time we are born there is a heap of programming already within us as to what is expected of “Living in the Matrix”.

Our early childhood years is where more data enters us through being part of the Matrix and helps to reinforce the specifics of the program. As we get older we begin to live life through how we understand the Matrix works and start creating our life.

On top of that, we are oblivious to the fact that the Matrix has a Creator who lovingly designed it and had different intentions for the use of it. The Creator’s benevolence gave us all free will to do whatever we want in the Matrix (with our life), and a part of that was that the Creator would not (and does not) interfere with our decisions.

The Creator being the most loving of beings also wanted us to be happy and thus put in place laws to hopefully help us understand when we are doing anything to hurt ourselves, others and constructs within the Matrix: Acts that would cause unhappiness (pain and suffering) and show us the errors within the program. Unfortunately, most of us don’t see the warning signs: They start off subtly and gradually get more apparent, like a malicious virus corrupting more and more data files. Due to the generational data passed down to us, as well as our own choices and actions, our understanding of these signs is misinterpreted by us, distorted or overwritten by the numerous viruses within the Matrix.

The Creator ultimately created a (virus free) platform where we could learn about ourselves and other things within the Matrix and about love. The Creator also gave us the ability to choose to do whatever we wanted to: to live in the lie of our current understanding of the Matrix or to desire the truth as the Creator knows it: that our false thoughts, beliefs and unfelt emotions that are the virus; and that we can live without struggle.

How? We would have to seek out the Creator, to desire to know about living in truth – as the Creator does. But many of us won’t. Why? Because that would mean being willing to deconstruct ALL of the corrupted programming that we currently live our lives by, including our beliefs of who or what the Creator is. To let go of everything we believe is the purpose of the Matrix and how we live in it.

I’m game! . . . Are you?

A Planet in Crisis

Have you noticed of late that the whole planet seems to have taken a crazy-pill! Yep, the whole planet. It is true that storms, floods, famine and drought have been recorded throughout history, but have you observed that there are weather events happening in places that have never had such events before; the intensity and frequency of these out-of-place weather events is becoming more widespread. On top of that, millions of children around the world die every year – still. We cut down rainforests to put cattle on, killing several eco systems for the sake of supporting one. Animals, wild and domesticated now display behaviour that is out of character and strangely resembles the behaviour of the creatures at the top of the food chain (humans). Intolerance and violence amongst different cultures and even the sexes have exacerbated. Retaliation, victimisation and other abhorrent behaviour is recorded and placed on social media and viewed as comedy. And that is just to name a few.

So before asking the question, “What can we do about it?” we need to first acknowledge that there is a problem and see that we are all contributing to it. Yep, you heard me right. We build huge emotional castles to protect us from the big wide world and fill it with anything that helps us feel comfortable and secure. And if we believe in the law of attraction, it only stretches as far as our backyard and only see the good things it provides us and call it happiness. We ignore what is going on around us in the world and in the environment.

We either A) sit back and wonder why there are so many nut-jobs and wackos in this world or B) verbalise our opinions all over social media; it is easy to sprout our opinions all over the internet from the comfort of our castle-of-security. We think by doing that we are taking action. Sorry but that is not action, that is reaction! Action comes from breaking down the walls of the padded castle that we believe is protecting us: In reality it keeps us blind to the truth that we have all contributed to it in some way.

Hmm, what can we do about it? Let’s look at history. History dictates that we should use violence or force. Yes, let’s blow the crap out of all of the innocent people who are in the country or culture we have a discrepancy with. Then we say “We won the war.” Until someone else has an opinion different to our own. Let’s have another war and then another until there is no one else left to have war with.

When will we learn that violence begets violence! It starts with a smack to the face, then a punch in the head, a knife to the gut and a gun to the brain and if that doesn’t work go get your bazooka or missile launcher!

How did it all come to this? We fail to see the connection of what is going on ‘out-there’ to what is going on ‘in-here’ – in our hearts. We are so in our heads – thinking and thinking, that we have lost all sense of moral reasoning. Let’s think away our problems! We fail to realise that we have hardened our heart and closed our eyes to the bigger picture. The plant is in crisis!

So I ask you all how much worse does it all have to get before we say enough is enough, we need to try something different, something that we haven’t tried before – as same old, same old isn’t working – we have been doing it generation after generation.

So how do we fix it?

I am not here to tell you how I think or feel we should fix the problem, but I can offer a suggestion: It is simple: One person at a time! Bring back the focus from ‘out there’ to ‘in here’. If we all start taking responsibility for the turmoil and hatred that we harbour deep inside of us, we can begin to make a difference. When we choose to accept and to look deep within at how we all contributed to the creation of the nut-jobs and the wackos we begin a new phase of human evolution. And the easiest way to do that is by putting ourselves into someone else’s shoes to gain compassion and understanding that we are all human – all scared little children in a big person’s body, chucking tantrums, pretending to be adults.

At the end of the day, what I or anyone else says is irrelevant. It is up to us as individuals to choose to take a long hard look at ourselves. It is up to us to choose to change ourselves and thus change the world. To take our blinkers off – before removing our neighbours’.