“Inception” is one of those movies which offers valuable metaphors for spiritual teaching. But a metaphor is only truly useful when it is fully realised or used in the service of awakening another.
“Inception” is about dreams, illusions, projections, inner defenses, internal sabotage, buried memories and unresolved issues. It won’t wake you up but with the guidance of an authentic spiritual teacher the movie can provide a new language of dreams for non-psychotherapists.
It’s progress if people start to wonder if their life is an illusion and start to seek for meaning. People are living in a dream which will, at the very least, fall apart when they die. How to bring the structures of the dream crashing down in such a way that the dream is exposed without destroying the fully functioning human mind? That question is for budding spiritual teachers.
Waking has to be done carefully and effectively otherwise the attempt will fail, take forever or worse crash and burn.
If you want to wake up from the dream and come back to Reality then contact me, Mal – it’s what I am here for.
8 thoughts on “Inception Movie’s Spiritual Awakening Metaphors”
I experienced full nirvikalpa Samadhi and Kundalini 13 years ago, and have been working closely with Mother Mary ever since. I spent all that time clearing emotional healing of my past. I am now 47.
Now, however, my enlightenment is coming back, and I am about to run a Satsang …
Have you any suggestions how I proceed – Is it wise to find a teacher to get back up, because, my knowledge of the science of yoga is limited. Or can I just talk about LOVE, BEAUTY, TRUTH, ONESS, & JOY alone from my experiences.
I have never found a teacher up to scratch – many so called monks and teachers that are only approaching the subject from academic or theological studies not personal experience – even Tibetan Lamas, and Gurus who don’t understand what I am talking about when I tell them that I experienced myself existing inside the cell walls of a flower as behind the object itself as God.
And that said, I know it is an isolated path, but should I seek other spiritually enlightened people because it’s been a lonely 13 years, however, when you are in samadhi there is no loneliness.
Kind regards – Edward James Tagg
I believe you. I have been wanting to see this movie to realize the clues about what is really hidden in our lives that we are unaware of.
I had such a question from someone in one of my earliest meetings.
You should only talk about what you know.
But the real question is will it help anyone?
Such matters are best discussed directly and not via blog
You can contact me via my websites e.g. DaveOshana.com contact-form
Good to hear from.
Hi, what is the difference between a dream and reality. what makes a dream a dream, and what makes reality reality ???? interested….
Hello Dave, maybe you can show some link?
i can´t found this movie.
Regards a lot.
We do like movie and other fictional staff…. we should not forget that we are the author of our life.
are you guys the master or an author?
I love the movie and considered it one of the best movies of all time. I agree that Inception bears a lot of meanings and metaphors. I still remember the scene where people would like to dream more than be awake. It is sad though that a lot of people are the same in reality. They want another reality and that is why they find it hard to accept their status in life. Happiness is indeed a hard thing to find.
What the movie inception clearly shows in relation to the enlightenment experience is that any current dream, including this one, is our only reality for as long as it exists.
It’s only once a new projection arises as experience, that the previous one is thought to be a dream and the new one believed to be reality.