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TWO WORLDS 26…
WHEN we go to the cinema, we usually decide beforehand what we would like to see, a movie that is maybe filled with lots of drama, romance or plenty of laughs. It could be scary, horrifying or one of suspense and human survival, depending on our choice. We then sit back comfortably in our seat with our popcorn and ice-cream and enjoy the show.
We may cry tears of joy or sadness, recoil in terror, or even roll about the aisle in hysterical laughter depending on the movie genre but we are always aware that it is only make believe. It’s just a movie. Unknowingly the exact same circumstances apply in our physical life experience.
It is filled with all those same emotions that make us laugh, cry, love, hate, scream, shout, etc. The only difference is, we are unaware that it is just fantasy, a dream, make believe. Our ‘life movie’ is no different than the movie in a theatre, except that it appears more realistic.
Imagine for a moment that while watching the movie, we believed it was real, forgetting for the time that we have a normal everyday life outside the theatre. When we walk back out into the light after the show is over, we would suddenly realize it was just make believe.
With a sigh of relief we’d then exclaim Wow! Everything’s really okay. That wouldn’t happen though would it? We are not that silly!
The ‘you’ that believes this world is real, is our ego. It is part and parcel of our body and the physical world. To the ego, this world is real, this is all there is. When our body comes to the end of the road, so does our ego. This world ends and so does its existence.
Our ego can never know of the spiritual world. It can never visit, stay or settle, or even take a peak, it is out of bounds. But not to our true self – our soul. We have temporarily forgotten who we really are, believing instead we are our ego, so as we can sit back and enjoy the thrill of suspense, drama, romance and comedy in our own life movie…
Dan’s Quote: “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”- Lao Tzu
Inspiration for this article came from the writings of Eckhart Tolle, Joel Kramer, Vernon Howard, ACM, CWG, Abraham, Many others and life itself.