Sunday, March 02, 2008

Life's Illusions

"The first man to see an illusion by which men have flourished for centuries surely stands in a lonely place."

In light of moving from Christ being in us to having Christ fully formed within us, I see at no time when there will be no more illusions that need to be dissed!

Being known for who we are vs. who we aren't, must allow for this unfolding reality no mater who you are or how long you have been seen as one that is recognized (and heard) as some great white bwana-guru.

I don't care what or how great any truth has been made to you, it will never this side of glory, be made a moot point (null and voided out) of the just having to, 'walk by faith.'

In my opinion one of the greatest areas of being awakened from a dream world where, especially Christians have been asleep most of their lives is in regards to the Love issue,you know, God is love stuff, and how perfect love casts out all fear.
The kicker is, I see 'God is love', being something many have nailed down pat as a wonderful belief system, but in fact, have experienced so very little of it themselves.
If in fact I am experiencing how much God does love me (unconditionally) does it not stand to reason, I like wise will love others unconditionally?

The unfolding process of being awakened to the real world (be transformed by the renewing of your mind) is a glorious reality shaped like very sharp-pointed pins pricking our illusion balloons.


Morpheus: I know *exactly* what you mean. Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?

Morpheus: The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work... when you go to church... when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.

Neo: What truth?

Morpheus: That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind.

Morpheus: What is "real"? How do you define "real"?

Agent Smith: Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered, where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost. Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world. But I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through suffering and misery. The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization.


Kent said...

Rich, I agree. The incremental process of having illusions dissed will be an ongoing process.

Sometimes within that process we might just be stepping out of one illusion into another one...but still this is movement and movement is much better than being paralized by fear. It seems to be all a part of the process.

Rich said...

You said,
Sometimes within that process we might just be stepping out of one illusion into another one....
Maybe you'd like to furthar this thought?

I'm reminded of a time in the lives of the saints when this was said; It seemed like a dream, too good to be true, when God returned Zion's exiles.

Being awakened from the nightmare dream world of fear, will ofetn appear to the natural-soulish minded person to but another realm of dreams.

The unspiritual self, just as it is by nature, can't receive the gifts of God's Spirit. There's no capacity for them. They seem like so much silliness. Spirit can be known only by spirit—God's Spirit and our spirits in open communion. Spiritually alive, we have access to everything God's Spirit is doing, and can't be judged by unspiritual critics. Isaiah's question, "Is there anyone around who knows God's Spirit, anyone who knows what he is doing?" has been answered: Christ knows, and we have Christ's Spirit.


Kent said...

Rich, in the past, especially in the beginning of much change happening in me I found myself stepping into new territory. It felt like a place of new freedom and in a sense it was but still not the freedom the Spirit was leading me to and preparing me for. I was just beginning the walk out of the old.

I am greatful for a couple friends that so gently help me process some of it...not giving me answers but asking such questions that help me see things a little clearer.

Often I think it is easy to just move from the side of the coin we have been operating from to the other side of the coin. It's different but it's not freedom. I have no interest in doing that. But even if that is the case, that different perspective even though it is not where freedom will be found, could still turn out to be a productive process for those whose eyes are in the process of being opened.

I just see it all as being a process.

Rich said...


Christ being FULLY FORMED in us is just that, 'a process'!
Thanks for your comments.