“Inception” : Your Course while in the Miraculous

There is a hell of a great universe nearby; let’s go
-e.e. cummings

The brand new movie “Inception” is brilliant in several ways. First, the cinematography is gorgeous, the special effects, highly impressive and the plot line, the plot line is wild-a lucid dream in just a lucid dream within… well, to another 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 truth is true, and believes an encounter with death will wake her up. Cobb has a only a somewhat stronger grip which dream they’re in and for how long, and the cast of characters who elect to be involved in the shared dreaming get it done splendidly even as we admire their acuity to remain on mission. Of course, this seems all too fantabulous to think, and though the film is breathtaking to view, and an action 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 is 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 might have downloaded from the collective unconscious of contemporary humanity in this day and age, time and place, the challenge that we’re all facing, that is, to understand that so-called “reality” is definitely not real. That individuals create it and can transform it.

As a class in miracles fan-addict (no pun intended), I donate to 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 all over the planet, and remind myself that all this is a shared dream. Yes, even the physical pain that are a phantom limb.

If we’re to think the course, we’re still in Eden only we look out of the glass darkly. We have put on blinders and loped to the desert thinking ourselves cast out. And lo, that is what we experience, what we see around us. Our collective doom-trained minds heavy with a free-floating guilt we can’t name-do what any non-lucid dreamer does-create from projection a course in miracles online. We begin to see the events of the world as if they certainly 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 T’su, Blake, Gibran ) in addition to occult secrets and quantum science, that shift is occurring.

Among the primary lessons of a class in miracles instructs us “There’s no world.” Just like Cobb and Mal experience reality in the deep netherworlds of their subconscious minds, we’re alarmed at each turn by our own projections. “Inception” is the nifty trick of implanting a notion in a unconscious dreamer’s mind that the dreamer will carry into reality. In the film the dream-schemers are all well aware that when they don’t really lucidly perform the steps of their preconceived agenda, they’ll 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 manipulate him to think what she believes is real.

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