Michael Bogar is an incredible teacher. He is brilliant AND brings brilliance out of his students. Because I ran into him at Seattle’s Center for Spiritual Living, the classes I have taken are all theology based, contemporary, and wildly diverse. One class, multiple days, multiple hours, was based on the Matrix movies.
My role was to sit back and listen. I was mesmerized. The “students” were brimming with ideas about the symbolism! My mind went as far as “take the red pill”, and some blatantly obvious analogies (like the names Neo, Trillium and Morphius… or the overall theme of valuing the Truth over inherent reality). Thank God for other minds.
Little did I know of the background of intentional, scene by scene insertions of the creators. From clips that we watched in class, even the Wachowskis, who made the movie, were surprised by the advanced innuendo that followers pulled from the screen. I might need to find my copies and watch again.
We live in a Matrix. It is undeniable. I think I have taken about one fourth of a red pill. I know people who have gone all the way, or ventured in less and more. It’s helpful to find others who understand when the Matrix starts to glitch. Truth can feel like a tub full of cold, lifeless goo.
When my body is down, the glitch becomes visual. My eyes usually see what the majority sees. Today they pumped in contrast dye for a CT scan, and I was already working to clear the chemo drugs. It’s a lot. And you can blame the glitch on chemicals if you are a person who does that, but this happens now and again when there are no drugs to blame.
When I look out, things cloud over. Sometimes time literally stops, or inversely, shoots by at rapid rates. I can watch the room open up, like a split or a glitch in the visual scene. It gives an option. What do I want to see?
As a friend of mine says about edibles, don’t take the whole thing. Bite the head (of the gummi) off first. If that’s more comfortable, go your own way! Consider the red pill though. It’s the blue one that has caused our worldly, physical and mental decay.
I believe that everyone experiences glitches in the Matrix, but many of us have been taught to ignore, rather than explore, shifts in perception. Glitches in the Matrix are the stair step to Truth. We will all open to new awareness eventually. Red or blue, it’s a moment to moment choice.