Do you remember this little piece from the movie The Matrix?
“You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”
This red pill/blue pill metaphor was popularized in The Matrix.
To take the red pill means to open your eyes to the truth. To see what’s really there – to see how deep the rabbit hole really goes. I believe we need to take the red pill (lots of them) if we want to improve our quality of life here on planet Earth.
Now that we’re in the fresh energy that is 2016, I’d love to suggest a journey that involves an earthly version of the red pill, which might look something like this:
1 – Maximum cultivation of self-awareness
By self-awareness I mean awareness that is not one-sided, or that only focuses on being in bliss and floating in love and light 24/7. This kind of awareness brings in all the thick heavy sludge of human existence and experience, along with the love and light when need be. Put another way, no spiritual bypassing allowed.
2 – Waking up our biological instincts and being biologically embodied
This means actually living in our physical body, feeling it and learning how to be with and process the entire spectrum of our emotions and the charge that they might bring: the anger, the joy, the relief, the aggression, the grief – all of it. Also, it means doing what is necessary to be with and feel our physical sensations (pains, aches, tensions), and rather than just cover them up, or give them a quick fix. It means actually getting to the root of the trouble.