The Mystery of Awareness (or Jesus & The Matrix)

“You have to understand that most of these people are not ready to be unplugged and many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.”
(The character “Morpheus” from the film The Matrix)

In Jesus-speak, what Morpheus essentially meant is described in the parable about four different types of soil:

A farmer went out to sow seeds. As he was scattering the seeds some fell along a path but the birds came and ate them. Some fell on rocky places where there wasn’t much soil. These seeds sprouted quickly but, because the soil was so shallow, the plants were scorched by the sun and the sprouts withered because they had no roots. Other seeds fell among thorns which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seeds fell on deep, rich soil and produced fruit. Those with ears should listen.

And, what it means:

There are some who hear the word of the kingdom of the soul but fail to understand it. These are the seeds that fell on the path.

There are others who hear the word and welcome it at once with joy, but their roots are too shallow and do not last. When difficulties arise, they fall away. These are the seeds that fell on the rocky places.

There are still others who hear the word but the worries of the world and the lure of riches choke the word and so the seeds produce nothing. These are the seeds that fell among thorns.

And finally, there are those who hear the word, understand it and produce fruit. These are the seeds that fell on deep, rich soil.

(Matt. 13:3-9 & 19-23 [my translation/paraphrase])

The farmer in the parable is God.

But when a person will begin to experience self-awareness in his/her life and what causes that awareness to emerge are mysteries.


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