The metaphorical ‘red pill’ comes from the movie The Matrix whereby the main character Neo is offered the opportunity to see ‘the real world’ that is hidden behind the matrix all humans are plugged into and convinced is reality. Neo has the choice between the red pill to show him the truth, or the blue pill to allow him to go on believing that the world he has been programmed to believe in is in fact reality. Since Neo was someone who always had an inkling that something wasn’t ‘quite right’ with the world and he could feel there was more, he decides to take the red pill and understand what’s really going on.
Today, humanity has been faced with a number of opportunities that the ‘red pill’ also. In our world, the blue pill would represent accepting all that government tells people is truth. It would mean that the mainstream media is always providing truth to the public and there is nothing more to the story. It would mean that we are beings who simply have 5 senses, and our material world is all there is to experience. We are animals, disconnected from one another, should be in competition to one another and are inherently violent creatures.
The red pill, however, would allow you to see beyond the agendas and narratives within mainstream media and government. It would open you up to who you truly are and the true nature of reality, in that we are all connected to one unified field and are individual aspects of that field playing together in a vast experience we call ‘ the human experience.’ Our true nature is peace and love, and that what we are playing out today as our reality simply comes from how we have been programmed to forget who we truly are and what we should accept about the world around us.
While this metaphor has been used by many different groups for many different purposes, I’d like to contextualize this conversation by saying that to me, the taking the ‘red pill’ is simply about seeing through the deceptions and lies put forth from mainstream media and government about how our world functions. I and also feel that it’s about starting to understand the true nature of our reality, who we are and why we are here. It’s an inner journey of consciousness as much as it is an outer journey of understanding more about how our society operates.
That said, my latest podcast episode explores why, for some of us, this ‘red pill’ has become so big, so much to take all at once. For others, who have been open for many years to exploring new ideas little by little, doses of the ‘red pill’ remained small, but now for some of us, this pill has become something that is blowing our minds wide open to what is going on in our world – and for some, it’s a lot to handle.
During this coronavirus lockdown, we’re seeing many narrative battles, disagreements about what is going on and things occur that simply don’t make sense. It can be frustrating for some, but all of it serves as an opportunity to make us ask questions and reflect. Sometimes the ‘ridiculousness’ of things or the ‘struggles’ has to become very clear and obvious for us to truly begin questioning what is really going on. So in that sense, these ‘tougher times’ serves as an opportunity to collapse old paradigms, shift and create anew.
In this episode:
- Why so many are asking DEEP questions during this lockdown
- Why so many are feeling a lack of purpose and fulfillment in everyday life
- The importance of beginning to slow down and ask deep questions about what would you really want to live in
- How this coronavirus is an incredible collective opportunity
- How practices of wellness sometimes mask symptoms of greater changes that are coming up for us to reflect on and make
- How we can begin this process on a practical level
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About The Show
The Collective Evolution show, hosted by CE's founder Joe Martino, is a podcast designed to explore culture, society and self in a new light. We live in a time where virtually every aspect of our society is crumbling or transitioning – media, technology, consciousness, economies, education, relationships and more. Power is shifting and old ways of looking at and understanding our world are no longer working. New conversations are emerging that encourage us to look more deeply at why our world is the way it is, and what about us creates it to be this way. The questions of who we are, why we are here and what world we truly wish to create, are on the table for us to re-approach.
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