If you are alive and in search of adventure, could you truly have missed the amazing story of The Matrix? Did you recognize that it is a story about not watching a story? If so did you choose to follow its path?
For years I used its rain of twisting numbers as my screen saver to remind me of what I chose not to be. I did not want to be a battery plugged into the sea of humanity that has no consciousness other than that painted by the new feudal kings of media Industry!
I did not however expect such a simple choice to have such an amazing outcome as to rival that of LSD! What price would you pay of a safe “trip” that takes you to a destination, your mind perhaps struggles to put into words, but yet springs from your heart with the force of “Old Faithful” at Yellow Stone Park?
Do you have “dreams” that are lurking at the edge of conscious expression but not clothed in words because you lack a writer’s pen or experience to incarnate them? Do your remember when you knew you could conquer the world before Vietnam, before Iraq and before the Investment Bankers stole your inheritance? If you do, and you must if you are breathing, then there is a way of finding them and the energy they gift to your arms, legs and spirit by growing in the soil of your fertile mind. I did not know this when I unplugged the TV, years ago; but, it is the gift of empty space and the laws of thermodynamics! What is apparently empty, will surely reach homeostasis, with its surroundings and YOU can choose the surroundings! You can unplug from the matrix!
So here is my method for Mind Expansion without drugs, better than LSD, better than Grass and better than million dollar movie production, your own excellent private trip. Unplug your TV, disconnect your Radio, don’t download that podcast! Let your mind be empty and in the time you would have willingly plugged into the system of media persuasion, take a bike ride, walk a leaf strewn path, put a battery in your old walkman and listen to music without words or song. As sure as you are alive, your mind will awaken and begin to paint pictures! Pictures painted with the skill of Picaso, pictures painted that touch your heart because they spring from your heart. Pictures with a depth of drama and color that no one else but you is privileged to see; your own private screening of years of art work painted by a master at the depth of your soul.
Is it worth the effort to find yourself again in the sea of countless faces that have clouded out the sunshine? What price would you place on your life, the one they have taken in our Matrix of TV, Radio, Magazines and podcasts? The one that like an alcoholic in denial, you cannot yet recognize but suspect has been stolen from you?
Even more frightening and this is likely your deepest fear, what if you find in your head a shallow pool of colorless water with none of the beauty of Michael Jacksons poetry? What if you find you are empty like the apollo photos of the moon? Then fear not because you are not! It is just the withdrawal from the drugs of your Matrix experience.
You can easily catalyze your own sunrise by going deeper and deeper into your heart, which has been buried by the sludge of ashes from the opium of the masses. Simply meditate each night before sleep, when awakening and if your sleep is disturbed (for God’s sake don’t take a sleeping pill if you can live without it!). Emptiness cannot exist and is not tolerated by any crevice in our universe so the seas of your lost self will rush in, the oceans will swell in your mind and you will sail a ship you have long ago forgotten on a journey you have dreamed about in your youth. How long will it take? Each journey has its unique price but emptiness is not tolerated in our universe and as sure as you breath the seas will rush in!
It is worth it, unplug!