Waking Up From the Movie of Life
Have you ever had that experience where you’re watching a movie or TV and suddenly you get snapped out of it, back to reality? Instead of being totally absorbed by the film, you now see the screen in front of you, your surroundings, and even the portion of the screen where the movie isn’t playing.
Before you saw nothing but the screen.
What happened? Did you go anywhere or did only your awareness shift?
Could you maintain total presence in your body and physical reality while simultaneously being totally absorbed by the movie?
No way. In a sense, you have to “fall asleep” in physical reality and totally enter another dream-like reality. The emotions you get from the movie, the sounds and sights, they all feel very real… yet when you snap out of it, you realize it was all just a flicker of images and not much more.
In fact, if you remain present while watching the film, you find you can’t get lost in the film. It loses its sense of reality and you are conscious of the fact that it’s simply a movie in front of you and not real life.
Yet interestingly, when you “wake up” out of the movie life, you find that there is a life which is even MORE real. Nothing real was actually lost by awakening. You begin to see the movie for what it actually is: simply images on a screen.
What we call “real life” in physical reality is EXACTLY the same way. Our ability to feel that it is real and get sucked in with all its sights and sounds and emotions allows us to fully experience the reality. As long as we’re asleep and absorbed in this reality, we get to “juice” all the drama and emotions, illusions that are only part of a dream.
enlightenment movies is an awakening, just like snapping out of the movie. Nothing real is lost and you don’t actually go anywhere. You realize you’ve always been here the whole time. Your awareness has simply shifted from the “dream world” (separation consciousness of physical life) to the “real world” (unity consciousness of spiritual life).
Nothing real is lost and everything is gained.
What is it like when you awaken and see this physical life as just a dream?
None of our fears or worries have any reality. They’re all just mental images on the movie screen.
Everything physical is made up of pure energy. What we see in physical form is simply a temporary manifestation of the perfection of creation appearing in the form of a person, though, plant, or idea.
Everything is cradled in unconditional love. Like the light of the sun, it shines to all equally. What makes the difference is not who is special and is being given more sunlight, but rather who is willing to receive the light and be open to it warming their presence. One can block the sunlight and choose to not receive it, but it will continue to shine just the same.
Time is seen as an illusion. Reality is timeless. What we call “time” is simply a shifting of awareness from one frame of the film to the next, yet every frame of the film already exists in this moment.
Sometimes we are able to “peek” at a future section of the film and then come back to the part of the movie that’s playing now and somehow we just know what is to come if we continue playing this same film. This is called intuition, psychic abilities, or clairvoyance. It’s nothing more than recognizing that the whole movie and all potential endings to the movie exist now. If we continue playing this same movie, we can figure out what is most likely to come by simply looking ahead at the “future” which exists right now. It all literally exists right now.
All of this and more… just from “snapping out” of the movie of life. This snapping out comes from quieting the mind, abiding in the present moment, and recognizing your true nature as the awareness that is watching the film instead of the character in the film.
Past and future are illusions, nothing more than pieces of the film that you’re not currently bringing your awareness to.
Bring your awareness to this moment. This present moment. It is only Now that you can experience life. Totally experience Life as it unfolds right in this very moment.
Become fully aware of Now and the more you remain in this state, the more you remain awakened from the mind-made mental reality we believe is real life.