This was my 100th Martini Time Live and I, as you could see, enjoyed the martini. The metaphor here is that reality is a green screen. That’s the metaphor: reality is a green screen. A green screen reality is like the backdrop behind a weatherman, or a canvas drop behind a portrait. Put a canvas of a landscape behind a couple and the meaning of the portrait is change from just shooting them against the wall of your house. We all understand this. Background or context gives meaning. The meaning in not in the foreground but in the background.
The Ego as a subject/object lens that focuses on foreground, can’t see the true totality of Being out of which all objects rise through the selection of consciousness. And we must have background or context to give meaning to what we are conscious of, so we just unconsciously bring in a green screen backdrop, which is out Story of reality. Out Story of reality is conditioned by our past, and our story includes Me as the primary actor or foreground the Ego. The Ego see reality as selected objects against a backdrop that it is projecting on reality without realizing it. This is the Perfect Trap because in order for the Ego to have meaning it needs its story, its projected background of reality.
So what’s the story here. The Ego is unconscious of the backdrop it is putting behind the foreground “facts” it is looking at. Alternative Facts The spiritual path is to make the unconscious conscious…and what is unconscious but the green screen background we project on reality to affirm the Story of Me.
You see, Me only has meaning, Me is only special if the background reality affirms its importance. Me will use facts consciously with rationality because facts are referenced to the unconscious background that gives meaning to the facts of the world and Me in it.
We all have Ego and green screen backdrops that are unconscious. When we get an insight, revelation, Eureka, Satori, or realization, or creative idea, that gestalt, or flash idea of the whole, comes from the relaxation of our clinging to the reality created by the backdrop we are projecting. We See suddenly when the unconscious (the backdrop story) becomes transparent and conscious. Consciousness is One, and when we See, we see through the backdrop that creates a false reference for the everyday facts and objects we perceive. The coil of rope is no longer a snake.