The movie series, The Matrix puts a modern twist on analogies about culture along the line of George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm. Learning to unplug is necessary now more than ever. Come and see why.
“You have to understand, most. Most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inert, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they fight to protect it.” — Morpheus, The Matrix
What is the Matrix?
The Matrix is an analogy for the folklore of our worldview. Learning to detach yourself from the programming of this cultural folklore is the only way you can think and be free. It is a sectarian worldview, a paradigm that programs harmful bias and prejudice. This programming controls and exploits people for profit.
It maintains control by denying science and rejecting any evidence or logical argument that contradicts its mythology and superstition beliefs. Realize that as long as you remain under the authority of this social construct, it will dominate your life. It will keep you an indentured servant. Do you want to see how to unplug from the Matrix? Are you ready to unplug, or would you rather stay plugged in and under the control of the system?
In this analogy matrix is the Abrahamic religions. These are the three major organized religions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. (1) They control nearly half of the population of the world. (2). Because of their social mass, they control much of the cultural narrative through their folklore. Even if you do not believe in the mythology of these religions, you still feel the effects of its reach in your life.
When these religions control a culture, they can infect the government. In this way, they can install their beliefs as law. Then, they can justify their religious discrimination, bias, and prejudice.
Religions being the use of brainwashing techniques of indoctrination, begin at an early age and continues throughout the life of the individual. They teach people to defend their beliefs with violence. It’s the reason unplugging from the national folklore can be so challenging. If you are reading this, maybe you are ready to unplug.
Learning How to Unplug From The Matrix
The Matrix programs your beliefs about reality, including your identity and self-worth. You must join the collective illusion of religious belief in order to fit in, in order to have value. Otherwise, you are led to believe you are not just worthless but an evil heretic.
When religion becomes your identity, you become susceptible to groupthink manipulation tactics. This is the programming that makes people fight to maintain the bias and prejudice of the religion. As long as you do so, you will never be ready to unplug.
That’s why it’s important to question everything from the cultural narrative. The programming of this construct uses some practical communication tools. These tools include analogies, metaphors, word pictures, and stories. Everyone uses these tools to help explain things when we don’t directly reference the subject. That’s why it’s helpful to learn how to spot their correct usage versus their misuse.
These religions don’t want you to know how to unplug from the Matrix. Everything they do is based on cultivating paying customers. How do they do it? They use groupthink manipulation techniques to keep people in a “perpetual state of hypnosis” or sleep. It’s an effective tool to use fear, keeping you from asking questions or exploring other options.
The Analogy of Someone Who Has Never Slept
Imagine if you met a person who has never slept. And, since they have never slept, they have never dreamed. How would you explain sleeping and dreaming to them?
So, you start by telling them that sleep is natural. When tired, you lie down, get comfortable, and close your eyes. After a few minutes, you simply drift off to sleep.
While you are sleeping, you are unaware that time has passed. While you sleep, you may shift positions but don’t remember doing it. Then, after several hours, you wake up refreshed.
Now, when you sleep, you may also dream. Some people dream a lot; some don’t remember their dreams, and some do. Dreams are an imaginary landscape, but you don’t know you are dreaming because it seems real while it’s happening. The only thing that happens sometimes is your dream becomes a nightmare. These are scary dreams, and they will cause people to wake up.
So, have you convinced them sleeping and dreaming are something they should do? Well, that depends. Some people might be hesitant to be asleep since they aren’t aware of what’s going on while they are sleeping. The part about dreams seems interesting until you mention nightmares and bad dreams. It will seem like a waste of time to some people.
These are, of course, the same reasons people do not want to try meditation or other spiritual technologies. They have been made to fear the unknown. But why are they so afraid of their minds? It’s the programming of our demented cultural folklore.
These communication tools are the backbone of the propaganda machine, which keeps people plugged into the Matrix of religion. These people don’t want to know how to unplug from the Matrix; they are content to live as a servant of organized religion.
Powerful Communication Tools
An analogy is a tool to show how things are “similar in one way,” then it could be “similar in other ways” as well. It’s a valuable selling tool used to gain agreement on small points, building to a greater conclusion.
An example of an analogy is how the computer is like our brain. Both the computer and the brain process information to reach a conclusion. It’s an analogy that becomes an image or word picture. It makes the concept easy to remember.
Analogies play a major role in problem-solving. They help us clarify concepts and help us see patterns and connections. Analogies are key elements in both memory and perception. They help us identify places, objects, and people. Some even argue that analogy is the core skill of cognition.
An analogy is used to convey a concept using word pictures. For example: “Her eyes were like glistening jewels.” When people confuse word pictures with truth, they believe myths are real events.
A metaphor is a symbol for something, often an abstract concept. Metaphors combine analogy and word pictures to tell a story which helps us recall things and understand complex issues.
Spiritual stories are metaphors, not facts. The metaphor helps people understand unseen powers like gravity. It is often used in religion to refer to things that do not have a reference in the physical world. For example, God is a metaphor for the transcendent.
Misrepresenting metaphors for facts is one of the main tactics of religions. They use metaphors as facts to keep you plugged into their storyline. So, learning to see them as metaphors is a significant step towards being free.
A simile is a subtle word analogy. It infers indirectly that something is similar. The most common use is with the words “as” and “like.” However, it can use any connecting term. For instance, “He’s acting like Mr. know it all.” Here we have an ad hominem attack as a simile.
The Word Picture
A word picture is a tool that combines many of these word tools to create a visual picture. It links different aspects of a story, and that’s why it’s the primary tool used by f many ancient traditions. The life stories of Buddha, Mohamed, and Jesus are all word picture themes. It is one of organized religion’s main tools to program our cultural folklore.
Confusing Facts with Fiction
What is the Matrix? Some people think the Matrix is a documentary of sorts. Perhaps it’s a literal reference. What’s important is not to confuse analogies, metaphors, and word pictures with facts which are all fictional representations. Most people would agree that the Matrix is an analogy, a metaphor for religion and its harmful cultural narrative.
Tools for Unplugging From the Cultural Narrative
Spiritual Technologies Free the Mind
Spiritual technologies are the processes that teach people how to unplug from the Matrix. They are keys that unlock our potential.
These are ancient processes that can be investigated and proven to be effective through scientific testing. These methods are repeatable and measurable. We use the analogy of baking a cake to describe how they work. If you want to make a cake, following a recipe is best. You’ll get a delicious treat if you follow the recipe and combine the ingredients.
There are several ways to group these tools. Here’s one way to do it:
- The first group of methods we recommend is critical thinking tools. These tools include Logical and Rational Thinking Skills, 10 Common Logical Fallacies, and Spiritual Axioms. These tools help us make better decisions. This group also includes “Inner work” methods like The Enneagram Personality Profile and Comparative Analysis. So, together, these tools help us think more rationally and repair the negative programming of the mind.
- The next progression is meditation. Seated meditation is the core technology of spiritual practice. This group has techniques ranging from a basic Two-Step Beginning Mediation through Mindfulness Meditation, Japa Meditation, and advanced techniques like the Siddhis of Patanjali. Moving meditation includes techniques to strengthen the mind-body connection. It also includes energy collection methods and grounding techniques like Forest Bathing, the Tree Grounding Exercise, Qigong, and Tai Chi.
- The last group contains all healing techniques, such as Pejut, Reiki, and Shiatsu.
Are You Ready to Unplug?
Are you uncomfortable living life as a tool of control? Do you have second thoughts about the mythology and superstition that permeates culture? Then, perhaps you are ready to detach yourself from the mechanism of the Matrix.
Leaving the Matrix is the healthiest thing you can do for yourself. It also has a positive impact on everyone in your circle of influence. Are you ready to unplug?
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