‘It’s the question that brought you here… what is the matrix?’ The question that signifies seeing beyond the invisible prison walls of our reality. Asking the question is one of the first signs of awakening, waking up.
The human experience of reality in the early 21st century is known as the matrix, maybe a computer program, a holographic universe, the third dimension. As Morpheus says in The Matrix ‘everything you see around you is the matrix’.
Keyword see. With the eyes, not the soul, our third eye, our heart or energetic frequencies, we are programmed to discount these.
The matrix strips us back, disconnecting us from our spiritual whole self. The matrix aims to control, to manipulate our thoughts, feelings and existence. It wants us to be drones, sheeple: to work 8 hours, sleep 8 hours and play ie buy/spend for 8 hours.
It is hardwired with traps, pitfalls, ways to capture us and lock us down if we question it too loudly.
The system micromanages us, particularly the west with our nanny state, cctv, drones and bureaucracy. Orwell’s 1984’s grim vision of a controlled future was not far from where we find ourselves.
Intensive religious, cultural and economic programming means we struggle to be our authentic selves. We are given our matrix avatar at birth, our life experience dictated by where we are born.
Waking up means we start to break apart this avatar, step out of our designated sheeple role, question, challenge and threaten the status quo.
The system is also programmed to respond to awakening. From an individual perspective, waking up in a hostile environment like the matrix, a degree of care is required to navigate the potential traps rigged into the matrixes web of control.
If we wake up and don’t begin to embrace a holistic approach to ourselves, balancing mind, body and soul, we risk going under, sinking, checking out. To be awake and not spiritually connected is to limit hope and belief in a better world.
Waking up is harsh. It takes guts, courage, a willingness to let go of all preconceived ideas about the world and our place in it. It requires we see the truth in the world around us. It leaves nothing hidden, no secrets.
To survive we need to get spiritualized. Whatever our preconceived understanding of that word is. To counterbalance the harsh reality of a planet under siege, we need to connect, get spiritual.
There is love, gratitude, hope and compassion at the heart of most earth religions. Find the heart in yours. Or step out of organized religion and find your own brand of spirituality. There are no rules, only love, peace and empathy.