For those of you who haven’t seen the the film The Matrix, Morpheus, the head of the rebellion against the Matrix gives a choice to a new member Neo . He is offered two pills, one red and the other blue . If he takes the blue pill he will remain in the Matrix in blissful ignorance and if he takes the red pill he will disconnect from it and return to reality . Of course he takes the red pill ( it wouldn’t have been a very long movie if he had taken the blue one ) and comes to realise the world he lives in is actually a simulated reality .
In another film Total Recall, the hero Quaid played by Arnold Schwarzenegger is also offered a red pill by Dr Edgemar to return him to reality and leave his dream world:
It’s a symbol of your desire to return to reality . Inside your dream, you’ll fall asleep .
The amazing fact about The Matrix is that it is true . The world we live is not real . The physical world we see is an illusion or Maya as the Buddhists call it . Nothing you see, hear or feel is real but is only a reality inside our Mind, which we have become to believe is true . We believe in it so much that the physical world has become almost totally solid .
In the movie, the inhabitants of the Matrix are kept in their world by agents of the Matrix who control and spy on them and ensure they never learn the truth and anybody who discovers it is hunted down and destroyed . Morpheus describes the Matrix to Neo :
The Matrix is a system, Neo . That system is our Enemy . But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see ? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters . The minds of the people we are trying to save . But until we do these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy . You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged . And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it .
In our world this is true . Our belief in its reality has become so ingrained in the human psyche that it cannot be undone effortlessly . We also have agents who attempt to sabotage our discovering the truth, but unlike in the film, they are not superhuman androids . It is actually our Collective Unconscious ( the totality of our minds ) which is responsible for us not being able to remember and defences have been created in the Mind which safeguard against it .
In the movie, the reality which Neo wakes up to is a bleak world where the world was conquered by intelligent machines who have created the Matrix and feed off the humans’ energy . The Matrix is a copy of the world at the end of the twentieth century when in reality it is estimated to be the end of the twenty second century .
This is where the dystopian world depicted in the Matrix and the reality we have forgotten differs . For what we have forgotten is something far more agreeable than the machine controlled world in the Matrix . In essence we have forgotten God and that we are joined to the Divine . We use our unreal world to maintain this separation and there is a part of our collective Mind which does not want to rejoin . Our Matrix is one which keeps out the positive and keeps us in the world of pain and death we experience .
In recent years there are many who have taken the red pill and whilst not being fully awaken, are in the process of remembering . Our spiritual Self is not the enemy and by ending the separation we will be able to return to our true potential and power . At present we are being asked if we want to end this separation . However, we always have a choice and it is a decision which is entirely up to us .
Which pill will you take ?