posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 08:24 AM
a reply to: sootblack
Just my take…
We all know of the Matrix and its concepts of "bending the universe" or "the force" if you will, and we all know at least one person who believes
All we can bend is our awareness of the world in which we live. In the Matrix, Neo "wakes up". Symbolically he realizes that his whole life has been
an illusion, programmed for him to interact with (really good noodles).
Each of us has been programmed to accept certain mores, goals, desires and we achieve accordingly. What we call enlightenment or revelation can often
be accompanied by a waking moment. Like a criminal that realizes in one moment all the pain he has caused others all his life, for instance.
That sudden crushing weight of reality that our whole Paradigm is false and not of our own choosing. In the movie Neo comes out of his first "plug
in" gasping for air, vomits and passes out (he's going to pop).
Nothing has changed in the real world except our view of it. Those could be huge changes. Depending on how old we are the more we may be embedded in
our lives "routine" and the harder it may be to rise above it. Like a drug addict or in my case a cigarette smoker. I was killing myself and
excusing the smoking life style for decades. Now that it is behind me, I look back and realize how deluded, stubborn and in denial I was about it.
Can never go back there and don't want to.
As far as "bending the Universe" my response is we can't turn one hair on our head white or black. Thats the reality of magically changing anything
(read my signature). Life shows up and deals us its next moment whether we choose to believe that or not.
Like in Plato's cave the struggle is changing our outlook and behavior based on coming awake outside the Matrix (or cave) that has a hold of your
mind, psyche and soul.