Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Prison For Your Mind




Isn’t that what went down in the Garden, Adam choosing knowledge ahead/instead of Life?
Morpheus speaking to Neo from the movie, The Matrix; “That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage, into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch, a prison for your mind.”
Hasn’t it always been us trying to define and establish ‘what is real’ based upon that knowledge (the knowledge of good and evil) that enslaved the human race? Morpheus speaking to Neo; if real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.”
Morpheus further elaborates on this innate delusion we have been born into; “The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work... when you go to church... when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.”

Of late I have been pondering on this verse from the scriptures,
‘Whatever is not of faith is sin.’
Is it any wonder that in looking to God via the scriptures for example, that as long as one sees themselves as being separate from Him, they have only one out come, to continue living in fear with an impending sense of doom and judgment? Isn’t that all part of the ‘reality’ we have been born into which unfortunately continues long after being birthed of God, the dyslexic anorexia of the soul.
The painful but liberating reality that will shatter those mirrors from within that continue to haunt, shame, humiliate and imprison us, is the total unconditional love of God the Father!

Rich

6 comments:

Dave said...

Amen.

Like a Mustard Seed said...

Hey, we just watched this last night... Been a while, but there are so many great parallels/illustrations in there...

Another line that sticks out to us:

"There is a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path..."

Daniel

Rich said...

Dave,

Thanks bro :)

Rich said...

Daniel/Heather,

Yes indeed, so may great things that point to Him!
Thanks for sharing.

Nicole said...

Hey Rich! I saw this post last night and watched the video from The Matrix. I have been pondering on this ever since and its been making me think.... Is the reality that Neo experienced before meeting Morpheus was reality, then how can there be this reality as he accepts the red pill? Is it our choices that predict our reality, or was he destined to experience this new reality as truth? In the same sense, how is it that many go along in life believing that God is real, but never in their life time really experience him? Do they really believe then if they don't experience and take the red pill? These are some thoughts that have been with me for hours now! Just thinking out loud I guess! More thoughts from you would be fabulous!

Rich said...

Nicole,

Both my wife and I loved your thoughts and questions, so instead of putting our thoughts here, I've posted them as a new blog entry here...http://unfoldingmystery.blogspot.com/2009/07/truth.html