WHAT'S DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE?
For many people, it is hard to come to terms with the fact that we may have all been living in a world of Illusion for so long. When people live their lives in delusion for any reason, it is always hard, even quite painful to come back to the world of reality. This is because we then have to reassess the delusions of life and to try and place them in context with actual facts.
But of course, when we learn facts that expose illusions, we are faced with having to describe to others what we now see. We will need to try to explain the main reasons why the Western World has been living such delusions for so long. Initially, this becomes very difficult because the general reaction is disbelief and shock. Surely not – they will say. Most will initially dismiss what has been shown them as nonsense. To be able to ‘SEE’ reality, requires time and patience and the desire and ability to separate fact from fiction. This is not at all easy, because when so-called facts have been accepted by the vast majority of people for so long, how do you come to terms with deceit?
ILLUSION OR TRUTH
HOW DO WE REACT TO TRUTH?
Even then, once we begin to see through the illusions, we can feel very hurt and let down by those in power who presented these illusions and we can then become very disillusioned with the world around us. If we are not careful, we can find ourselves becoming depressed and can feel very hard done by. We can begin to react in ways that are not helpful to ourselves or anyone else. However, truth will always prevail and if we persist in seeking the ‘TRUTH’ and keep looking, we will soon begin to readjust to this new world of reality. Of course, once we do, we will have to decide what we do next because we will never be the same again – there is no going back! This is exactly what the character Morpheus said to Neo in the film.
IF YOU TAKE THE BLUE PILL – THERE IS NO GOING BACK!
Interestingly, the desire to know truth didn’t deter Neo from taking the blue pill although he found it all too much to suddenly come to terms with initially. What was this strange new world that he has suddenly been plunged into? If this was reality, what world had he been living in which he thought was normal? In what seemed just a split second, he was able to perceive things that others somehow missed or simply couldn’t see. As he looked around him, it was as if the mist cleared and he could see more clearly things that he had never noticed before; people behaving in ways that he hadn’t previously perceived. But why not? What he and everyone else had previously taken for granted as being the ‘norms’ of society, suddenly appeared to be something quite strange. He found himself asking – what did this mean for everyone else continuing to live in this world of illusion that was fast headed into reality whether they wanted to go there or not?
HAVE WE BEEN FOOLING OURSELVES?
WE NEED TO ASK OURSELVES – HAVE WE BEEN FOOLING OURSELVES ABOUT WHO WE ARE?
HAVE WE BEEN FOOLED BY THOSE AROUND US WHO TRY TO CONVINCE US THAT THEY ARE DEALING WITH TRUTH WHEN IN FACT THEY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH DECEPTION ALL ALONG?
HAVE WE ALLOWED OTHERS IN POSITIONS OF POWER AND AUTHORITY TO CONVINCE US THAT TRUTH IS EVIL AND EVIL IS TRUTH?
HAVE WE BEEN LIVING IN A WORLD OF ILLUSION?
HAVE WE LOST A SENSE OF WHAT REALITY ACTUALLY IS?
WATCH THE SHORT CLIP BELOW – WHEN MORPHEUS SAYS TO NEO THAT HE INSTINCTIVELY KNOWS THAT THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG IN THE WORLD - BUT WHAT IS IT?