Solutions Inside The Matrix
by Jon Rappoport
August 1, 2011
There is the short-term look and the long-term look. In the long-term, every solution to a problem inside The Matrix leads you further into more Matrix layers. It’s a matter of where you are, where you are looking, and where you are looking from.
When you are looking from, and using, and living by and through imagination, you are outside. You can then create realities in Matrix that don’t drag you further and further into the molasses.
Matrix is basically a religion.
It is dressed up by people to look very good, with shine and gloss and promise, and people give it a large dose of sentimentality, much as they do with “permissive” religions.
These days, one of the sub-categories of Matrix religion is what I call The Church of Nice. Everybody is nice to everybody else, every viewpoint is equal and every idea has merit. This attitude is considered to be “evolved.” “Advanced.” “Moral.”
It’s really a disguised surrender.
It’s a weak notion of an ultimate solution to all problems. Be Nice.
Well, where is the “being nice” taking place? Inside Matrix.
It may not seem so, but that is part of its charm and part of its deception.
Socialization, adaptation, political correctness—they are all operations dreamed up and applied inside Matrix.
They are all substitutes for living by and through imagination.
“If I can’t create anything new, at least I can be nice.”
The Matrix is designed to minimize individual creative power and maximize socialization and endless problems. It’s a kind of soap opera, in which all possible foibles and difficulties are congealed into an artificial construct called The Human Condition—which is played on keys and levers and pedals like a giant organ, on and on and on.
People develop actual pride in the fact that they have developed an amnesia about their own imagination.
At which point, you arrive at an absurd crossroad, where a person firmly ensconced in Matrix wants to make magic without changing his close affiliation with Matrix.
Such a contradiction leads to a pretended love for and devotion to systems, which are seen as a way to work around the dilemma. System after system after system is tried, to shake off the paradox, and they don’t work.
People in Matrix evolve a strong distrust of imagination, because they instinctively know it is always and forever inventing realities beyond the fiction called The Human Condition.
In this deep sense, the slave wants to remain a slave.
In order to remain thus, every meaning must be connected to Matrix.
If I say X, a citizen of Matrix interprets X relative to Matrix.
Actually, MEANING is an infinite spectrum, the vast majority of which hasn’t even been invented yet. Those who are operating inside Matrix all the time are devoted to a very narrow passageway of meaning, and whatever doesn’t travel in that thin corridor turns into: “I DON’T UNDERSTAND.”
This is the cry of the Matrix Citizen.
Well, yes, because imagination creates meaning.
We can look forward to the day when people speak languages we, at our present point, would have no clue about—not because we lack technical advances or richer vocabulary—but because the very core notion of MEANING will expand far beyond present limits and dimensions.
Humanity has stalled, temporarily, because it is engrossed with its own technical achievements. These achievements all presuppose certain aspects of Continuum are stable. From the viewpoint of imagination, such stability is about as interesting as an ant sleeping on a table.
Matrix IS the bland acceptance of limited meaning.
One of the primary symbols of Matrix is the labyrinth. When all is said and done, it represents passive consciousness looking at and receiving What Exists. Although What Exists changes for various reasons, passive consciousness is only interested in watching it, taking it in. This strategy winds up in being adrift in the maze.
There’s a local church in my neighborhood that brings in Tibetan monks once a year to do a sand painting.
For a few days, the Monks use colored sands to create a complex mandala on a large table.
At this service on Easter, the monks destroyed the mandala. They always do that. That’s their gig. They make it and then they whisk it away into dust.
An array of reasons was given to the congregation, to explain why the monks get rid of a sand painting after they’ve completed it.
One, they were “transmuting” the painting. Two, they were now using the sand to create “healing.” Three, they were giving people small envelopes of sand to “spread the healing/creation.” Four, they were illustrating the ineffable or transient nature of all things.
These are all “New Age reasons.” Superficial food for a modern audience.
In the ancient Tibetan tradition, the creation of art had a much deeper and wilder purpose: to reveal that the universe is a product ofmind. Period. The universe isn’t some intrinsically sacred entity, it’s a work of art…and if it can be vividly and deeply perceived as such, the adept (artist) can then spontaneously delete pieces of physical reality and/or insert pieces of his own invented reality into universe. Magic.
This was the core of Tibetan thought, and it was brought to the country some 1400 years ago by rebel teachers from India.
UNIVERSE IS A PRODUCT OF MIND. THEREFORE, YOU CAN SPONTANEOUSLY AND MAGICALLY ALTER REALITY.
The ancient Tibetans weren’t fooling around. They weren’t about worship or self-effacing religion. And they weren’t just claiming a person could manifest a desire in the physical world. Of course that could be done. They were going light years farther.
They were saying the universe, at the deepest level, wasn’t really an interlocking system of energies. No, it was a creation of mind. The whole thing was, in that sense, one work of art. Just one. Universe is one work of art among an infinity of possible works of art.
To really qualify as an adept, you had to able to destroy (as in DESTROY) what you created. Not disperse it or turn it into some healing force or blow magic dust on a crowd with it. No. You had to be cheerfully willing to destroy what you create. Otherwise, you would be caught in tangle of diminishing power, fueled by your precious and careful attitude about your own inventions.
Yes, these people were riverboat gamblers. They were shoving in all their chips. They were tough and determined and innovative to the nth degree.
Nothing like them had ever been seen on the face of the Earth.
Two authors are indispensable to understanding what was really going on in Tibet all those years ago. John Blofeld and Alexandra David-Neel. Read Blofeld’s The Tantric Mysticism of Tibet and any of David-Neel’s books about her travels in Tibet, including With Mystics and Magicians in Tibet.
Of great importance is Blofeld’s description of a practice he translates as “Deity Visualization.” The Tibetan student is given a very precise “personage” to create in his mind, down to the last detail of accoutrement. Presumably, this information was relayed to him through a painted mandala.
The student would then retire into isolation, and for months, perhaps years, he would work on this “interior painting,” in his imagination. If he was finally able to hold the complete image together, mentally, he would be done with phase 1.
Then, phase 2, and the imagined personage would seem to come to life. It would become the student’s friend, his ongoing guide, his advisor. The teacher would watch this joyous interaction between the student and the “personage,” and when he saw the student was starting to rely on his new best friend, he would tell the student: DESTROY IT.
This third phase, it was said, was harder than the original task of creating it.
If the student could move through all three phases, he would realize that universe IS a product of mind…and he would be able to impact universe spontaneously. Making things disappear, re-appear, inventing “new pieces” to insert into physical reality.
No praying, no worshiping, no allegiance necessary.
However, as always happens, the priests moved in.
Then the Tibetans clogged up their own fantastic technique of creative work with immense amounts of ceremonial baggage and ritual and “preparation.” The student had to approach magic from a long way off, had to endure all sorts of hardship. In Tibet, the theocracy took over and buried the core of the teaching.
Then on top of that, coming into modern times, further New Age fluff was added to the mix, resulting in a ludicrous mess.
Yes, the ancient Tibetans—before the priests obscured the most profound of all Earth-bred cosmologies—were on to something enormous.
The monk sand painters at the local church on Sunday? I have no idea what they remember about their real tradition. But they are a vague reminder of that wildness and actualwisdom.
Whether anyone knows or cares, that’s what the sand painting and destruction are about.
There is much more to say about all this, and in various venues I have and will be saying it. Based on this ancient Tibetan fire, I’ve developed a number of techniques that move toward the original Tibetan goal.
There is a great deal of nonsense and underbrush to clear away, to establish a new mystery school—where the mystery is out in the open.
Sooner or later, you will come across people who try to assert that every power is “inherent in the universe.” They will describe such power. They will keep on doing this until they realize that nothing they have discovered begins to explain consciousness or imagination. You don’t have to care about any of that. All you need to do is create with imagination for a few million years, and everything will come clear.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we’ve flattered reality enough. It doesn’t need more.
Imagination can be used to invent a better shade of nail polish or a universe. In a society devoted to nail polish, imagination is not to blame.
What feeds back to you from the product of your imagination is far less important than the fact that you imagined it. People love to ensnare themselves in what they have imagined. They try to inject meaning into it, so much meaning that they become tied up in useless interpretations. They are the “product people.” Dreams, paintings, collections of ideas and thoughts—they are obsessed with what they have invented. Just look at what you’ve created it, enjoy it, revel in it, and go on to create something else. This is the path.
Imagination isn’t a system. It might invent systems, but it is non-material. It’s a capacity. It feels no compulsion to imitate reality. It makes realities. Its scope is limited only by a person’s imagining of how far imagination can go.
The human race is obsessed by the question: what exists? It appears to be a far easier question than: what do you want to imagine? People seem to have a problem imagining something that never existed and then inserting it into the world.
All the great questions are answered, as a side effect, on the road that is: imagine and create, create and imagine.
The universe isn’t a temple. It’s an amusement park invented by perverse jokers. Stop groveling.
It’s useless to try to talk down to people about imagination. We’re not breaking a system into parts. We’re not trying to teach a person how to tie his shoes. We’re talking about the proliferation of endless new worlds, not seen through a porthole, but invented.
A hidden pattern is something that was previously created. Discovering its shape and details is satisfying for a short time. And then there is fatigue and boredom. Inventing something is a rocket that moves past all that.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.