My Dear Friends,
When I first saw the movie, The Matrix, The Matrix reloaded, I was stunned by it, more than by any other movie I have ever seen. The only other movie that came even close, according to my experience, was Jim Carrie’s The Truman Story. In both movies, I believe life was exposed for what it really is — a simulation program that keeps us locked from the full expression and freedom of our innate divinity. Most of the other movies I have seen are in alignment with the Dark Matrix, confirming the validity of our experience, strengthening our limited viewpoints, amplifying and revivifying our fear-based realities.
This impulse to wake the sleeping masses has been given to our race over and over throughout time from enlightened beings, who moved to compassion by our plight, come down from their abodes of bliss to engage in our collective hell.
Unfortunately everything they have said has been institutionalized. In the process of institutionalizing their teachings, the Dark Matrix has always managed to distort the message in subtle but persuasive ways. Thus, for example, when Jesus the Christ came to speak of ascension through love, the collective found ways of codifying the teachings into a way of fearing God and doing what the social program for ethical behavior might design, which included waging war, mayhem, misery and destruction on less “enlightened” cultures. The great civilization of America, the place where millions rush into church on Sundays to shout praise at Jesus Christ, had only a momentary hesitation in dropping the atomic bomb on the Japanese. And even then, once was not enough. Thus, ushering us into a new era of nuclear weaponry of even darker fear and misery for all mankind.
Once again, the message is being given to us. This time through the medium of the Matrix movies. It is speaking to us very clearly in a language we can understand. Gerald’s course is even spelling out, in detail, the meaning of the message. In fact, the truth, I think, is even more insidious than the works of analogy. The truth is simply this. We are all thought-slaves of low, non-vibratory energy.
The proof for this assertion, is, unfortunately, painfully obvious with a minimum of observation. There is no such thing as a benevolent government anywhere in the world. There is no country that one would consider utopia. There is no place, anywhere on this earth, where one can truly feel happy and free. All economic systems are similarly corrupt. They aim at consuming most of our time so that we remain benighted, dumb, unconscious and unhappy. We work like robots for scraps of paper. We consume the short lives we have either working or sleeping. What time is there to reflect, to play, to be ourselves? And usually when we do have that time, we are too tired to enjoy it. We call this time for recuperation and recreation. The greatest gift of our civilization is we have no time to live our own lives. Look around you…you see coercion and blind-forces everywhere…in all religions, in all educational systems, and even in the smaller units of social integration, like the family. The Dark Matrix is everywhere, forcing thoughts of scarcity, fear, limitation, and confusion everywhere. The earth itself is ready for a cataclysmic upheaval the more we pollute the very systems we need to survive: the soil, the air, and the water. In some parts of the world, people have barely enough food to live and minimal shelters. In other parts of the world, all these things are in abundance but people are miserable just trying to hold on to the materials they need for well-being. I could go on, but I think you see the point–there really is such a thing as the Dark Matrix. Behind the fiction is the truth. Behind the fiction is a message about how we really are.
You would think that given the increasing crisis of life here on earth there would be a massive movement to try and save things, to feed the destitute, to stop the pollution, to educate future generations, to generate health and well-being for all, to move more people into prosperity, and so on. But this is not the case. Misery on our planet is increasing at a rapid pace. We do nothing because we don’t know what to do. We can barely manage our own wayward psyches, let alone deal with the crisis stimulated by collective insanity.
You would also think that higher beings, intelligences, and our own Higher Selves would be rushing in to resolve these issues. But they cannot. They cannot because we will not let them. We will not let them because we are enslaved by thoughts of such a dark nature, of such limited potency, that we effectively block them out. Imagine, for a moment, that you were to talk to someone who is insane, perhaps a paranoid schizophrenic. You were to explain to them, with all the loving kindness and reasonableness at your command, how it is possible to live a well-balanced and enjoyable life. Do you think they would understand a word of what you said? Your dog has a better chance of understanding your explanation of Plato’s theory of forms than an insane man has of understanding your good intentions. Your very actions would, in his distorted view of things, be seen as further evidence of a conspiracy against him. He might even violently attack you to be rid of your influence.
This is the dilemma that the higher forces face. Many avatars have come, many more will come, and yet we will remain as stupid, as mentally-enslaved. Only one in a million, maybe a billion, persons can gain enough from spiritual teachings to be free of the Dark Matrix.
Do not underestimate the power of fear thoughts. They control everything, keep us in quiet despair, and effectively block out the light.
In conclusion, then, the movies called the Matrix are about something that is real. It is all an analogy, with a lot of melodrama to hold our fickle attention, but it is about something that is indeed present in our world. In the movies, it is a computer program that controls us. In life, it is a constant propagation of dark matter, expressed as thoughts and feelings, hooked directly to our individual minds, that is controlling us.
Now the R.I. course is like a complete exposition of the Matrix series.
After reading and listening to the new R.I. tapes, I was similarly stunned by the works. I realized what an incredible act of love and courage it took for Mr. O’ Donnell to even produce this program. Many will not understand. Many will even seek to attack him. People attacked Jesus. People attack Sai Baba. People do not like to be reminded about how stupid they really are.
Mr. O’Donnell took a great leap of faith in bringing this work to us. He could just as easily have made a hundred-times more money in the commodities market by just doing ARV. He could just as easily have settled down to a quiet life of contemplation and seeking his own personal exit from the Dark Matrix. Yet because of his love he is restricting his freedom so that others too can be free.
Mr. O’Donnell, like Morpheus, has something very rare. He has seen the way things are. It is no easy task. Everything in our world fights against a single human being having that awareness. He has a free mind, the most precious thing on this earth, and he wishes us to participate in this experience.
This R.I. course is much more than remote influencing a few things here and there: a little more cash, a free meal, a wonderful date, a trip to the Bahamas, etc. This course is actually not about getting anything. It is actually about giving everything up.
Let me explain my thinking here.
As long as we are attached to the low, vibratory hum of the Dark Matrix, and as long as we cater to any fear, thinking it to be a real event, we are under the power of mental enslavement. Our light is trapped. Sooner or later the pain of our misery will be so great that we will do anything to ascend to a higher order of being. Right now there is just a numbness, a quiet desperation, a vagueness, an apathy. The low vibratory light is pleased with this state. It feeds off our fears, grows stronger, and uses us, our light, to make itself more sentient.
Thus, we must give up our attachment, our catering to the whims of the Dark Matrix. If you think that the Dark Matrix does not have much personal control of you, let me offer an analogy. An analogy might bring home the power of the dark force. Imagine that you are very poor. Your job is your only source of livelihood. You feel that if you lost it, you would end up on the streets and then die of starvation and prolonged exposure to the snow. Unfortunately, your Boss is a complete tyrant.
You must do everything he says, otherwise you will be fired. He has no tolerance for you speaking up for yourself, for exerting your will in any way. You hate the job, but you fear, even more, the possibility of losing it. You need somebody to come in and free your mind and show you that you can leave this wretched job and not only survive but actually start prospering and thriving. Similarly, the Dark Matrix keeps us in bondage. We do everything for it. We are terrified of going against it. We need somebody to talk us out of catering to it.
Just as Morpheus worked hard at creating a few free minds, so too is Mr. O’Donnell working on creating a few free minds. If even one of us gets his message, his work will not be in vain. If more than one of us gets it, it will be a revolution in the history of time. If we all get it…our small band of 100 plus will be a force as powerful as the early Christians who overthrew the seemingly invincible Roman Empire.
And just as Neo was able to overcome the Dark Matrix, reading beforehand all its manipulations, so too, you are also able to leave the Dark Matrix.
There is a way out. It is a way that is very difficult. I think it was Somerset Maugham who said something to the effect that the path to truth is thin like a razor’s edge. The path, as outlined by the course, as I understand it, is the following.
Monitor our thoughts. See where fear enters, how anger speaks, how depression grabs us. See how these thoughts are not us. We are the One who watches the thoughts. We are the light that is known as soul, a drop of the divine essence. We are the atman, the inner god. We are the Higher Self. We are the watcher of thoughts. Our thoughts are coming for the most part, from the Dark Matrix, from the pool of beliefs we have about reality. But some thoughts, of course, are coming from the soul. These are our moments of mental clarity, epiphany, bursts of original observation, our moments of earnest dialogue, debate, and fiery defiance against the order of things.
Next, raise our vibrations. This is done in a positive and negative way. The positive way is to feel joy, to smile inwardly at the world, at life in all its myriad expressions, at the social vortex with all its melodramas and misdirections, to try and simulate the bliss of our Higher Self. The negative way is to work on catharsis, psychological healing and clearing of painful ideations. (If it hurts, we know it isn’t ours. Get rid of it. Disbelieve in it. Send it away from us.) Thus, by working in this way, we raise ourselves to a level where the Higher Self can actually talk to us, give us proper direction in life, lead us away from our current problems.
We must realize how deeply asleep we are if we ever hope to wake up. We must become lucid in this world where almost everyone else is asleep too. We must feel the pain of our suffering, going beyond numbness, apathy, and helplessness, if we are to walk away free from continual suffering. Once motivated sufficiently, we must act toward clearing the illusions and finding the latent joy in ourselves. If circumstances press hard against us at the moment, they must be given up internally before they can be experienced externally. Mere action at self-improvement is only more band-aid. The cleansing has to be at a very deep level. There are many practitioners of internal cleansing, many paths, many disciplines. One has to inquire into them.
Finally, work on maintaining correct identification. We are not this mind, this body, these emotions. We are not our particular personalities. We are not our histories. We are not our future. We must cease identifying with things that we are not. We must cease persisting in the habit of continuous self-delusion. What are we, then? We are the awareness that is reading these words right now. We are what is here; we are what is now. As Ram Dass phrased it, Be Here Now. That is, we are the beingness that is here in this place at this moment. All else is our illusion and will lead us into confusion and doubt. By working on artistic endeavors of any kind, we will be strengthening our awareness of the moment. Our small creations on matter will eventually lead us to control matter directly.
For those of us who feel terrified of the Dark Matrix we need to remember who we are. We are not the puppet of a simulated program. We are the observer, the light, the awareness itself. We can move beyond any suffering if we can free our minds. If we are controlled in any way, it is because at some level we have given our permission to the source of misery.
Once we connect with our Higher Self, then we will be in a position to see clearly, to create effortlessly, to move with speed and power, with blinding invincibility, just like Neo in the Matrix when he fought Agent Smith who was powerful enough to even capture Morpheus.
The R.I. program can move us to have free minds. It may be the greatest thing that we have ever encountered in our lives. Is this hyperbole? It can be, if we choose to think of it that way. We are what we think, and unfortunately most of what we think comes from our acceptance of the Dark Matrix. Given the direction of this course, we can move to ultimate freedom. Manifestation is nice. Remote Influencing is exciting. But freedom to embody our beingness is the ultimate goal, the ecstatic culmination of everything.
Do you agree? Disagree?