Part 4, What is The Matrix?
The Easy Way Out.
by Jon Rappoport
July 12, 2016
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)
Point one: The basic fact to remember about the first Matrix film was that a hero had to be chosen. ONE MAN. A person who would function beyond the rules of the space-time continuum.
Not a group. Not a committee.
Real power would accrue to an individual.
Point two: in real life, the reason the real Matrix endures is that there is an audience for it.
And audience is fascinated by, and glued to, STORY.
There are certain kinds of stories that are particularly effective at maintaining audience in a state of being audience.
For example, the hero is faced with a problem which turns into a mystery, and he then penetrates the mystery after much work and danger—during which time his friends lose faith in him—and finally the hero does away with the villain at the heart of the mystery…
WHATEVER KEEPS AUDIENCE BEING ONLY AUDIENCE KEEPS THE MATRIX IN PLACE.
For the most part, audience wants to remain being audience, and it will search for and rationalize ways to do just that.
Religion can be an excellent way to remain being audience on a cosmic scale.
The power to exit from being audience is real and significant. Without it, you stay in the Matrix.
Story has beginning, middle, and end. This pattern, so obvious and universal, is rarely thought about, but it creates a trance. Try writing a story without that sequence and see how many people want it.
“I’m audience, and I want beginning, middle, and end, over and over.”
Part of being audience is experiencing the letdown that happens after the story ends. This depression stimulates the need for another story. And on and on it goes. But the letdown, at a deeper level, is really about a dissatisfaction with the WHOLE PATTERN of story—people want to break out of that. They want to conquer that addiction.
And how is that done?
Well, the first step is being able to invent a story of your own.
And this is where people balk.
A few years ago, I received an email from a reader who expressed, in a vague way, his dissatisfaction with “my story.” As if he had been looking for a “master story teller”–which was an idea in HIS own mind—and since I didn’t fulfill that ideal, he was unhappy.
This was a perfect illustration of what I’m talking about. He wanted to remain being audience, and he was looking to me to supply material for his trance.
BEING AND REMAINING AUDIENCE magnetizes people to Matrix.
At a conference, I once gave a talk about freedom. In the middle of the talk, I told the audience we were going to do a few exercises that would possibly enhance their sense of freedom. The very notion that I was asking them to DO something, to come out of their audience-trance…which they hadn’t expected, caused a stir, a sense of apprehension. They were programmed for beginning, middle, and end—and I was suddenly shredding that.
They had planned on being entertained with the notion of freedom.
After the lecture, a friend of mine came up to me and said, “Did you catch what happened there, when you told them you were going to have them do exercises?”
“Sure,” I said. “That was on purpose.”
THE MATRIX EXISTS BECAUSE THERE IS AUDIENCE FOR IT.
On the level of mind, Matrix IS whatever keeps audience being audience.
Consciously or unconsciously, every salesman knows this.
I knew a quite successful salesman who revealed his secret to me. If he had told this secret to a psychiatrist, he would have been diagnosed as bipolar or schizoid in two seconds.
He said he knew he had been a salesman in many past lives, and therefore he knew exactly how to act and speak “in the role” of Salesman. If he followed the role exactly, his prospects would buy whatever he was selling. If he didn’t, they wouldn’t. There was a beginning, middle, and end to his pitch.
He had the knack of keeping his audience in a state of being audience. In a trance. And part of the trance was signing the check and the contract. It was a piece of cake.
AUDIENCE DOESN’T INVENT.
AND THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT.
You have a choice. You can go along for the ride in Matrix, or you can imagine imagination and embark on the journey of journeys.
Most people are not up to contemplating the idea of consciously creating, much less spontaneously improvising, which involves a kind of merging with what they would create.
But for those who can grasp such an idea, the world and the universe aren’t any longer arbiters and rule makers and guides. They are inventions that are already here.
Ensuing years of research resulted in my three recent Matrix collections, of which Exit From The Matrix is most focused on practical techniques of imagination — to make your deepest desires fact in the world.
Here are the contents of my collection, Exit From The Matrix:
First, my audio presentations:
* INTRODUCTION: HOW TO USE THE MATERIALS IN EXIT FROM THE MATRIX
* EXIT FROM THE MATRIX
* 50 IMAGINATION EXERCISES
* FURTHER IMAGINATION EXERCISES
* ANESTHESIA, BOREDOM, EXCITEMENT, ECSTASY
* ANCIENT TIBET AND THE UNIVERSE AS A PRODUCT OF MIND
* YOU THE INVENTOR, MINDSET, AND FREEDOM FROM “THE EXISTENCE PROGRAM”
* PARANORMAL EXPERIMENTS AND EXERCISES
* CHILDREN AND IMAGINATION
* THE CREATIVE LIFE AND THE MATRIX/IMAGINATION
* PICTURES OF REALITY AND ESCAPE VELOCITY FROM THE MATRIX
* THIS WOULD BE A VERY DIFFERENT FUTURE
* MODERN ZEN
* THE GREAT PASSIONS AND THE GREAT ANDROIDS
Then you will receive the following audio seminars I have previously done:
* Mind Control, Mind Freedom
* The Transformations
* Desire, Manifestation and Fulfillment
* Altered States, Consciousness, and Magic
* Beyond Structures
* The Mystery and Magic of Dialogue
* The Voyage of Merlin
* Modern Alchemy and Imagination
* Imagination and Spiritual Enlightenment
* Dissolving Stress
* The Paranormal Project
* Zen Painting for Everyone Now
* Past Lives, Archetypes, and Hidden Sources of Human Energy
* Expression of Self
* Imagination Exercises for a Lifetime
* Old Planet, New Planet, New Mind
* The Era of Magic Returns
* Your Power Revealed
* Universes Without End
* Building a Business for Success
I have included an additional bonus section:
* My book, The Secret Behind Secret Societies (pdf document)
* My book, The Ownership of All Life (pdf document)
* A long excerpt from my briefly published book, Full Power (pdf document)
* My 24 articles in the series, “Coaching the Coaches” (pdf document)
And these audio seminars:
* The Role of Medical Drugs in Human Illness
* Longevity One: The Mind-Body Connection
* Longevity Two: The Nutritional Factors
(All the audio presentations are mp3 files and the documents and books are pdf files. You download the files upon purchase. There is no physical ship.)
What has been called The Matrix is a series of layers. These layers compose what we call Reality. Reality is not merely the consensus people accept in their daily lives. It is also a personal and individual conception of limits. It is a perception that these limits are somehow built into existence. But this is not true.
What I’ve done here is remove the lid on those perceived limits. This isn’t an intellectual undertaking. It’s a way to open up space and step on to a new road, with new power.
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 NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.