The world - a computer program? The movie Matrix worried many people with this idea in 1999. Why? Maybe because we can feel a veil inside that somehow separates us from the truth. Because we don't really feel at home here. And something seems to be fundamentally wrong. I've encountered this film theme before: in 1973 with Fassbinder's impressive film Welt am Draht , and in 1998 with Peter Weir's The Truman Show.
Science fiction or artistic depiction of an actual situation? How do you see it? Have you perhaps also asked yourself questions like these:
- Are we living in some kind of matrix?
- Is the world we find ourselves in, really real?
- Who made it?
- What are its laws?
- What are its limits?
- And what are our limits?
- How do I wake up from the dream?
It is already helpful to know exactly who we really are. What game are we playing here on earth?
We are just finding out.
Our physical senses deceive us and cloud our view of the essential. We are becoming more and more aware of this.
The world as we perceive it is an expression of our collective thoughts. Our error is to grant their manifestations power over us. The reason could be that we have forgotten our authorship.
How does the error happen? First we make something up and then see it real in the external world. Then we begin to believe in our invention and think it is true.
We invented "diseases" and now we fear them. As our fears grow, the awareness that we invented all this fades.
Our thoughts appear before us in physical form; in "solid" matter form they appear to us as external, autonomous forces that we can hardly influence.
If we hit our thumb with the hammer and it gets thick and blue, we have forgotten that this "reality" is completely dependent on the nature of our thoughts.
Or we were not aware of it until now.
When you become human,
your perception becomes false.
Eastern traditions call this illusion.
If you treat illusion as truth,
you may become bitter, frightened and sick.
Is the world a staged illusion?
- So one observation is: we have thought up this world with our collective thoughts.
- There is also the thesis that our collective "Higher Self" has staged the world like a 3D hologram. So do we live in a kind of matrix?
- Finally, we still find in eastern traditions the image of Maya, a dream world in which we move - still asleep.
All 3 points of view may or may not be true at the same time.
I found the image of the holographic 3D staging of the world by our "Higher Self" in the book Busting Loose from the money game. The author Robert Scheinfeld provides highly spiritual views from the perspective of a - initially not at all spiritual - successful major entrepreneur who wants to get out of the money game.
Scheinfeld starts from our passion for films and the ever-increasing perfection of their production. The more perfectly a film is made, the more intense feelings it can generate in the viewers. Our two senses of hearing and seeing are addressed.
We can see what a strong effect is achieved, for example, by Hollywood films. Therefore we can imagine that our "Higher Self" - a collective human intelligence - is able to create complex movies for all 5 - 6 senses, as a 3D hologram. Motivation: self-knowledge with the help of staged world theater: drama, suspense, variety, danger, adventure, fun and games. Setting: Mother Earth.
Captain Picard, the commander of the Enterprise in the series Star Trek, and his crew have a Holo-Deck at their disposal and amusement. This holo-deck provides them with the ability to immerse themselves as living actors in pre-programmed 3D worlds of their choosing. Picard's favorite world is that of a detective in an American city in the 1920s.
From the cellar of ignorance back into the light
We know well enough the church hypothesis of "Fall" and the "Expulsion from paradise"As a rule we are not satisfied with these attempts to explain the earthly drama of humanity.
I think it is time for new stories to at least question or completely replace the old ones. The hologram project Scheinfeld uses to interpret the background for the humanity drama fascinates me for several reasons:
- The 3D projection is caused by creative thought.
- The director - a higher creative intelligence - is neither on the "good" side nor with the "bad guys". Rather, she creates a deceptively real 3D film drama, where the most diverse roles occur, and casts them with the appropriate characters.
- The "Evil" is not real, but only an element of dramaturgy.
- A comprehensible motivation is visible: self-awareness and self-knowledge.
- The play "Our World" is like a film projected onto a global 3D sphere. It is not true, but illusion and projection. All situations, including the "expulsion from paradise", are freely invented. Linear history - freely invented. The appearance of extraterrestrials - freely invented. Wars - freely invented. Crucifixion - freely invented.
- We have the opportunity to be grateful for being able to collectively accomplish this feat of 5-sense cinematography. It reminds us of our magnificence with which our Creator has lovingly endowed us.
- With this perspective, we can look at the whole thing as a game - with a guaranteed grandiose outcome - and relax.
The hologram script provides for 2 phases:
- In the first phase, the actors are put on stage without the consciousness of their divinity. In the course of the "time" (also invented!) they feel more and more clearly that something is going fundamentally wrong and feel themselves as victims. At the same time, they set out to find the truth without realizing that they are asleep.
- To start the second phase, some impulses of consciousness are set. Truth flashes out sporadically. Gradually self-awareness develops. The old system is seen through - with the support of the "direction". The experience of separateness and competition gives way to the discovery of all-round connectedness and unity. Collective awakening sets in.
Should we now believe Scheinfelds Holo-deck theory - this "Shadow Theater" - or discard it? Neither.
Rather, it can serve us to no longer accept the reality of the world as the cause of our lives, but to finally awaken from the dream world.
The world is nothing more than a temporary effect of thoughts. Your thoughts, my thoughts, our collective thoughts. Furthermore, it is possibly downright staged by our "higher self", which wants to experience itself in the most exciting way possible.
We - you and I - are actors in this production, who wake up from a sleep of forgetfulness. Who see through their role and finally consciously become this Higher Self.
Play the game consciously from now on and regain your energy.
Over time, we have put an extraordinary amount of energy into our hologram. Every little detail is our invention and needed our energy.
Result: We experience ourselves in phase 1 as weak and limited, instead of as powerful infinite divine beings.
Scheinfeld gives us a few useful tools. With them, we can recover all the energy in phase 2 that we had put into our limiting inventions in phase 1.
In phase 1, we usually wanted to rid ourselves of anything unpleasant as quickly as possible. In phase 2 - according to Scheinfeld - we can use the conscious allowing of unpleasant feelings as tools. Feelings take us to where our energy is stuck. And there we can reclaim them in self-empowerment and let them flow into us.
In this way, step by step, or feeling by feeling, we free ourselves from all the limitations that kept us imprisoned and small.
How this works in detail, you can read in his recommendable book Busting Loose From the Money Game .
Open to reconnection?
Really feel the consequence that arises when we realize that we have invented the world! If we have reconnected with our higher self:
We gain step by step access even to the hidden "laws" of this world and can lovingly change it.
We can - following the laws of love - "Laws" of the world, change it or make it disappear!
At A Course in Miracles Lesson 132:
I loose the world from all I thought it was.
1. What besides your beliefs keeps the world in chains? And what but your SELF can redeem the world? Beliefs are indeed powerful. The thoughts you think are powerful, and illusions are as powerful in their effects as truth is. A lunatic thinks the world he sees is real and does not doubt it. Nor is he dissuaded when the effects of his thoughts are questioned. Only when their source is questioned does the hope of freedom come.
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Invented effects of substances
In the final analysis, we can assume that substances have no power over us. However, every day we experience the seemingly opposite. Doesn't our body repeatedly signal the powerful effect of substances to us?
I too - sometimes still - feel this way. But I also experience it differently, as described in the FAQs in the answer to the question "Should I stop drinking coffee?" Or during the firewalk over glowing wood, which usually all participants manage in one piece.
We have invented, imagined a world of opposites. By judgments and projection we have invented "poison", "illness", "infirmity" and "death". In this richness of invention we have brought it to a mastery, which is already impressive. We have attributed certain effects to substances and started to believe in the power of these substances.
In truth, there is only LOVE, nothing else. Everything not created in love is an impermanent illusion. Death is an illusion. Life is eternal.
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