I have a concept I would like for you to imagine, think about, and make up your own mind on.
Just this thought alone could alter the way that you live, and your perception on life, even if only for a moment.
The concept is at the end of the blog, but before I get there I want to run you through a few ideas that you most likely have already been introduced to, but probably haven’t thought much about, cause, well, they’re only movies.
(Spoiler alerts for the Men In Black and Inception movies. Watch them if you haven’t, they are awesome, even without the double meanings).
In the movie Men In Black, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are trying to find and protect a super energy force called The Galaxy. The Galaxy turned out to be a small Universe that was worn around a cat’s collar. J (Will Smith) who is new to the MiB agency questions how something so powerful can be so small, and at the end of the movie the camera zooms out from Earth and through our own Galaxy to reveal that our Universe is actually that small also, compared to you know, bigger life forces. Watch here:
In Men In Black 2 J has accepted that there are smaller worlds, and during this movie they save one that lives in a locker. J at the end of the movie says that they (their world) need to be let out of the locker because they deserve to know that the world is bigger than that small space. He says this in full assumption that THIS REALITY (Earth, and human beings) is and are the highest power. Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) simply makes the comment still a rookie and opens a door that turns out to be the size of a small locker to another dimension of a much larger Universe. Watch here:
Now, hold that thought for a second, we’re coming back to it.
In the movie Inception, Dom Cobb (Leonardo D
eliciousiCaprio) is hired to plant an idea into the subconscious mind through the dream state. While how they do this is fascinating, what interests me more is the structure of a dream itself. Here you can see Dom explaining some of this structure to Ariadne (Ellen Page) who he is looking to hire to be their architect for the task at hand. What the clip doesn’t show is the explanation that dreams have different levels, that you can be dreaming and wake up from that dream, only to discover you are still, well, dreaming. Anyone who has dreamed, which is all of us, knows this to be in fact, true. Watch here:
Are you still with me?
The book A Course in Miracles suggests that only Heaven is real and that this world, the world in which we are living, doesn’t really exist except for the location of our minds. Everything around us is a projection from our Ego.
When we go to bed at night and dream, while we are in that dream it feels very real. We are in that dream body and that dream world and it is only when we wake up do we think that there was anything off about it.
A dream that feels like forever, was actually only a fraction of time in this world, and when we dream we don’t go anywhere, which means that we don’t enter a dream, that dream is within us.
What if our world as we know it is a collective dream that our higher Selves are having, and our experiences are a result of our individual awareness and control over our Ego? Over Fear?
When someone is having a bad time, we often say what a nightmare.
When someone is having the time of their life, we often say what a dream come true.
What if they weren’t just sayings?
This concept might blow your mind, or it might not, it depends on where you are on your journey. And I am sure there are a lot more people reading this thinking I am on crack than those who aren’t. I believe if you are even willing to open your mind to ideas like this, you are well ahead of the game than the majority. Neither stance is wrong, it’s just where you’re at.
Now I am not saying the movies are real, I am using the ideas that they present and we already accept as story lines as an example to the idea that all we are here on Earth is only a fraction of all we are in all of time, space and energy. That we are the architects to our own reality, because our own reality is not actually real.
We are the architects to our own reality.
Because our own reality is not actually real.
To quote Robert Perry in his book Path of Light:
“Our minds can give us a false sense of location, and a convincing one at that. Which leads to the question we may have never asked: How do we know that isn’t happening right now?”
If you took this concept and viewed the world as the dream you were having, and started to believe in its power, to be able to craft and create the situations, people and experiences you desired, to what extent would that change how you behave in this moment?
Here’s to saying no to crack and yes to opening our mind to infinite possibilities.