INCEPTION LESSONS 1 & 2
Inception lesson #1 - Can you find the beginning of anything?
Pay attention to how things happen. I want you to notice how events unfold. In particular, I want you to look for the root cause, the instantaneous beginning, the moment of the thing when it began. I want you to notice the point of inception and I want you to notice whether you think the thing is good, bad or indifferent. I challenge you to find the real beginning of anything. My money says you can't. Something always leads to the next thing. There is always a before that leads up to the beginning.
For practice, I want you to look back at what has already happened in your life. Can you see the Good and the Bad? Can you tell where one begins and the other ends? Can you spot the moment when discreet situations changed from all bad to all good? I challenge you try because I think you'll see something cool.
1. The Bad stuff seems harder to remember. That's real. The memory fades away as you become indifferent to it.
2. The Good stuff seems to last. Thats also real because you cherish it.
3. Good and Bad are inextricably linked. You cannot have one without the other. They seem to blend into each other, and that's because of reason number 4.
4. There's a razor thin line between that which is Good and that which is Bad. In fact, they're really not separate at all. Good and Bad are a matter of perspective.
At times, life can feel like a treacherous journey. The road is filled with twists and turns. There are blind alleys and sudden stops. There are ups and downs, lefts and rights. It all seems like it could end in an instant or never end at all. Things happen. Some you call good, others you call bad. It seems like a twisted mess when you're going through it.
But when you look back at your life you can see the path you took. You can see the ups and downs and lefts and rights. This was good, that was bad, you say. You can see how each thing led you to the next thing. Sure, you might see a detour or a pause when things slowed down, but when you look closely, you'll see right down the middle, a very narrow path, like a thread, lit up like gold. That's the golden thread woven right through the middle of your life. That golden thread is the path you took and it's the only path that could have brought you directly to RIGHT NOW.
The Golden Thread
The golden thread is your balancing point. It's the place where you stand. The golden thread is your truth and it's the place of your discernment. It is the place of judgement because Bad and Good are connected like the two sides of a coin. The golden thread is the third side of the coin. It's the edge where heads and tails come together because that's where we truly thrive. We thrive in the truth and the truth is never either/or, it's always both/and. Therefore, to know good is to know bad and vice versa. The burden and the blessing are always combined and you're always walking through both.
The golden thread is you and everything that got you through that moment. Some people call it Grace. You made it through to this point by good luck and bad luck, intention, judgement, discernment, and inspiration, all the things you use to decide. Some people call it grace.
Since good and bad are always connected, it's perfectly acceptable to say it's all good. You could also say it's all bad but why would anyone do that? I choose to say it's all good and the golden thread is the proof. You made it through until now so clearly it's all good. That leads me to lesson number 2.
Inception Lesson Number 2.
Waste the Golden Thread
Waste what is abundant to make up for what is scarce.
By waste I mean use it all up. Be messy. Be bold.
What? Waste the gold? How do you waste the golden thread?
Imagine being stuck in the wilderness in the snow. You need to shelter and water to survive. You're surrounded by tons of snow. The water part is easy but what about shelter? What are you gonna do? Are you gonna make a little snowman and leave the rest of the snow untouched or are you gonna gather up the biggest mound of snow you can and dig yourself a cave? I know what I'd do. I'm diggin' the effin' cave.
The snow is abundant so go ahead and use it up. You won't run out.
The golden thread is much the same way. You know it's there. It always has been. It always will be. It always lies just under your feet and it spools out behind you as fast as you go and it always results in more of you and your truth. It takes a little something called faith to know that the golden thread is actually spooling out in front of you but that's a lesson for another day.
So if the golden thread is always there and always going to be there, learn to use it. Trust it. Push it. Take chances. Go hog wild. I dare you try to use it all up. Try to outrun it and you'll see it right there under your feet.
What does this have to do with inception?
Inception is the moment something starts to become itself, which is merely a judgement on your part. Inception involves both a predicate and a process. It's the continuation of a gift received and the use of that gift in some new way. Inception is the point at which your intention takes life and identifies a new purpose for the energy you weild and a new result from the gift you've been given.
The golden thread is the gift. It is Grace. It is the very fabric of life. You are always living at the moment of inception which means you can learn to see what came before as necessary and good and you use it to create something new.
Your purpose in life is to overcome your limitations and live beyond your wildest imagination.
You are the creator of your life and the director of your entire experience in the here and now. Choose wisely.
You must learn the language of creation and master the art of crafting the highest and best version of yourself and the world you live in.
Aldous Huxley Quote
“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does. They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.”
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited
Believing is Seeing
Growing up, you went from playing "make believe" to being pragmatic and relying on your experience and common sense.
You took everything at face value. You trusted what you saw. You trusted what you heard and did what you were told.
Unfortunately, you were tricked. The data was corrupted. You should have stuck with 'make believe'.
Now, this may sound insane.
Make Believe is how reality works.
Your beliefs anchor your paradigm. Your paradigm determines your frequency. Your frequency determines your reality.
You literally project your beliefs onto the unified field and you experience your beliefs in the flesh.
99% of the energy in the universe is dark. We can't see it. Our senses cannot detect, nor can our scientific tools reveal what hides in this darkness.
But our bodies are perfectly designed to interface with the field. Our mind/body/soul works like a transmitter/reciever. We can pick up on frequencies and we can send them out.
Imagine that everything that has ever or can ever exist already exists all around us all the time. All we have to do is learn how to tune in. Just like a radio dial. We need to adjust our settings to resonate with that which we intend.
Intend? Yes. You choose.
How do you adjust your settings?
Ignore everything you think you know and make believe. Then sit back and watch the show. You don't have to work for it. It will just come. How and when is not under your control.
What about hard work and determination? Hard work only makes sense when it's aligned with your purpose.
What is your purpose?
I call it Inception - originate and receive. Create and experience. That's it. Use all the tools whether its medical knowledge, artificial intelligence or a hammer and saw.
Your job is to learn how to do this and teach it to others. Become the master of inception.
Balance of Forces
In December of 2019 you'll finally earn your pilot's license.
Flying, like sailing, requires a balance of forces. Thrust opposes drag and lift opposes weight. The plane is always in transition because the airmass is always moving. Climbing, turning, cruising and descending all require changes in one or more of the forces acting on the plane.
The same is true for sailing. The boat floats because it is less dense than the water. The sail acts like a wing. The weight of the keel opposes the effects of the sail which allows the skipper to harness the wind.
In both cases, it's the rudder and the wings (or sail) that give you control. But control is only half of the equation. It is your will that decides where the plane flies and boat sails.
Once you've mastered the controls, all that's left is to master your will.
Where WILL you go from here?
Matthew H. Evenhouse, MD is a board-certified Emergency Physician, published author, private pilot and international educator.