Somewhere along the road of awakening, spirituality, becoming ourselves, we will get confronted with the mask we are wearing. The soul seems to whisper : “How long are you going to fake it?”
It can be a very interesting process to take a conscious decision not to wear any at all, and not to wear any at all also seems problematic. It is an internal Matrix and we have to solve it the best way we can without compromising our own psychological safety and the psychological safety of others.
It can very well be in the landscape between being plain right honest and being brutally honest. Being brutally honest really requires a self-knowledge that very few people inhabit, so the ‘brutally honest’ often comes out as well wrapped nastiness in a pretty package. That is actually very dishonest. So again we´re down to getting real and that takes some hard work.
The Matrix mask:
Being able to wear a mask will help you deal with the Matrix or control system so it’s all about knowing how to fake it in the Matrix. The mask can help you there; that is one of the reasons why the Guy Fawkes mask has become a very powerful symbol of contempt of the Control System and everything it stands for.
But in confronting the Matrix we have to estimate our own power or our ability to impact it. Often when we engage personally with it, it can be confronted and altered, but hardly with anger or brutality since the Matrix knows these tools so very well and is way more skilled in using them than we are.
Softness and sweetness will get us far in the Matrix if we´re not putting up a too obvious mask but actually can show the servants of the Matrix some empathy. They will eat that like a stray dog longing for a good bone. So long since they met it last. I´m not talking about an abusive police officer here or some entity confronting your rights or your physical safety. I´m talking about the bureaucrats we meet in the different bodies of the System.
The key to pulling that off is to know the situation you are in or confronted with. It can, in more serious cases, be a choice between the lamb going to the slaughterhouse or the warrior in a combat situation.
There is a middle road here though: The warrior will always assess his or hers strength and most importantly the strength of his enemy. It absolutely makes no sense, going into a battle that might not be even worth taking, if you know your up against something that can take you down.
Targeting the Matrix collectively, as some do by putting their strength and wisdom into exposing the lies, deceit and coldness of the Matrix, is another thing. The ones that can do that, without rage, are the ones to trust and learn from.
The personal mask:
‘Ohh, the games we play’, and when the soul says that it’s time to stop it!
No more fake appearances. No more putting up a cheerful face if you’re miserable. No more putting up a fake mask of politeness if you’re insulted or being abused.
Be genuine – none of us is perfect!
Fear of taking off the mask and not faking ‘you’ comes down to exactly the fear of letting people see us, with all our flaws. The fear of getting real is one of the most powerful things that will ever stand in our way of evolving.
If you’re not happy among your friends, who might be representing that those friendships really served their course a long time ago and you stay and pretend, you’re abusing their love for you.
What do we fear here? The void that would appear if we left a relationship or overdue friendship. That is what most would fear and it is another internal Matrix we have to confront since all that stands between us and the feel we can have of life lived and fulfilled is: Fear.
The control system taught you very fast, that you were not supposed to be an individual – you had to fit in. So it’s basically childhood programming. It is very tricky since, we have to know we are ‘Me’ before we can learn to be ‘Us / One’.
I have a very fancy education in development psychology, basically child psychology. At the time I took that, we studied the collective upbringing in kindergartens in eastern communist Europe. They had to be collective in their mindset at the age of 3. Talk about abuse… they didn’t have an ‘I’…. So they were brought up to be obedient servants of the ‘System’. When the system broke, as we still see it, a new era of Egoism in those countries and souls evolved. To me that’s natural and kind of healthy (I know I´m walking a thin line here) – because we have to know who ‘I’ is, before we can go ‘We’.
Ring a bell as to today’s pre-school, and school, and up that ladder?
So when we struggle to become ‘I’ there will have to be some Ego boot camp in order to get to the collective as an Individual, IN a group or body of kindred spirits. The next thing is – even that is not safe, since the ‘Tribe’ can come up with some guidelines your soul just can’t comply with. So always know the exit sign and prepare for the next void because if that lonesome road doesn’t show again, you stopped evolving and put the ‘I comply’ mask on again in order to be socially accepted. I believe it is called ‘being sucked in’.
Sometimes we grow best in solitude; sometimes we grow best in togetherness. But, if you look in the mirror of the inner lake and see the mask… its time to take a walk… and pay the price. Disconnected in order to connect again.
That’s why it’s bearable – we know that a new connection will show, often vertical, until the next horizontal (into the mundane, 3D) shows up again.
Be strong and carry the weight.
I am quite sure that we all have the strength.
© 2018 Soren Dreier