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Inception And Beyond

STOP – Don’t read any further if you haven’t seen “Inception” and still plan to!!!

Last night my husband and I finally saw “Inception”.  I had heard how good it was – a real ‘mind blower” and I wasn’t disappointed.  Never has a movie gone by so fast for me – I was caught up in the story from the beginning and only once had a hard time following the plot as it was fast paced and thought-provoking.

The end has a ‘twist’ of sorts – and does really make you think – but to be honest I was thinking that the story from the beginning was also a ‘dream’.  Now just whose dream – that is indeed the question.  Hmmmm.  I say it is the ‘dead’ wife’s dream all along – what say you?  But dreams being what they are – they rarely make much sense after we’re awake, right?  So we can’t really over think some of the plot line – I mean – it all might be a dream, right?  There’s the problem of the 2 children never getting any older in ANY of the dreams – and the ‘dead’ wife also does not age.  Pesky little details – but a dream may in this case – be just a dream.

As we were driving home from the movie we were discussing dreams – and just how we feel when we’re in them.  When you’re dreaming, usually everything is different – different home, different friends, different church or school.  But it doesn’t feel different while you are in it.  It’s only after waking up that you feel like everything was strange – especially as you try to tell someone else about it – and you often can’t because as you tell it – the dream memory fades away and you’re left with – just a feeling.

What if our lives here on earth are just a ‘dream’ – a cheap version of the real thing – the after life.  As Christians we believe that Heaven is our ultimate ‘home’ and that our lives here on earth are only temporary.  We have a certain amount of time to be born – live and then die.  We believe that we have a choice about our ‘after life’ by making a decision for God or against Him.   Remember in the movie when they were talking about levels of dreams and when you get to the 3rd level you could live a lifetime in a dream?  Isn’t that what we have here on earth – a lifetime?  It’s an interesting thought.  I believe that this life will pass away some day – and when we die – or ‘wake up’ in our permanent home – we will remember this life no more – or at least very little – almost like a ‘dream’.  The only difference will be that we were given an opportunity to make a critical ‘choice’ here on earth.

So if that is true – that this is the ‘temporary’ and when we die is the ‘permanent’ – or real life – how would that change things for you?  Would you live your life differently knowing you were in a dream?  Would there be more ‘urgency’ to accomplish things for the Kingdom of Heaven knowing you could ‘wake up’ any time soon?  Would you make a difference choice about how you’re living?  Would you choose God?  Would you love people better?  Jesus said, “Heaven and Earth will pass away – but my words will never pass away”  The real living begins with Jesus – the part of us that you can’t see – and our bodies the ‘physical’ us is a temporary holding unit for our ‘spirit’ – which will one day ‘pass away’.

I want to do everything I can in this ‘lifetime’ to accomplish what I can for the next ‘reality’.  The next ‘reality’ is the real thing and it lasts forever.

As a Christian I believe that however you choose to look at it – it is our ‘soul’ that will live on – even after our earthly bodies die.  I believe we have a choice as to where we will spend that ‘after life’ – and I believe the choice is Jesus – or not Jesus.  The choice is yours.  I plan to spend my eternity in Heaven and look forward to the great adventure that’s waiting for me after I ‘wake up’.

God Bless

Like a foolish dreamer, trying to build a highway to the sky
All my hopes would come tumbling down, and I never knew just why
Until today, when you pulled away the clouds that hung like curtains on my eyes
Well I’ve been blind all these wasted years and I though I was so wise
But then you took me by surprise

Like waking up from the longest dream, how real it seemed
Until your love broke through
I’ve been lost in a fantasy, that blinded me
Until your love broke through

All my life I’ve been searching for that crazy missing part
And with one touch, you just rolled away the stone that held my heart
And now I see that the answer was as easy, as just asking you in
And I am so sure I could never doubt your gentle touch again
It’s like the power of the wind

Like waking up from the longest dream, how real it seemed
Until your love broke through
I’ve been lost in a fantasy, that blinded me
Until your love, until your love, broke through

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Comments on: "Inception And Beyond" (4)

  1. What is really real? How do we know for certain? How do we know that our “reality” is the same as that of others? Very philosophical, Cindy. Very deep. Plato likened this life to shadows on the wall. We think the shadows are the reality, but they are only shadows of the real things being played out behind us in the firelight. All we have to do is turn around to view things as they really are. Hmmm…seems the writer of Hebrews pointed out the same thing when he (or she) wrote that all the things of the Old Testament were mere copies of the original things in heaven.

  2. Holly Ferry said:

    I soooo enjoyed your post today, Cindy. Wow! Loved the analogy!

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