The Truman Show ~ A Powerful & Creative Metaphor for the Spiritual Journey

The Truman Show ~ A Powerful & Creative Metaphor for the Spiritual Journey

“It is freedom from the world that the deepest part of you seeks, knowing that in overcoming the world, all that is left is God, which is all there ever has been, and all there ever will be.” ~ The Journey That Never Was, by DavidPaul and Candace Doyle

The Truman Show is one of the most powerful, evocative and creatively accurate man-made metaphors of the spiritual journey I have ever seen. Its messages of Truth and awakening, and portrayals of the dark undercurrents and agendas of these times, and days past, can easily be overlooked if one doesn’t see the deeper meaning of the movie.

For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, it is a story about a man named Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) who was born and raised in a giant movie set, an island called “Seahaven”. This set is the size of a small town, and is enclosed by a large dome that, when looked upon from the ground, appears the same way our sky looks with changing weather patterns, a moon, and a sun that rises and falls. It has approximately 5000 hidden cameras, watching Truman’s every move; which, as I’ll detail further, finely represents our world’s increasing push for global surveillance. 

Truman’s whole existence is this movie set. It’s all he’s ever known since he was a newborn. Now, as an adult, he goes to work along bustling streets, comes home to his “wife”, and hangs out with his “best friend” drinking a few beers here and there. But he doesn’t realize his entire life is a stage and everyone — from his wife, best friend, mother, father, co-workers, the policemen, etc — are all actors who are part of an elaborate production being broadcasted to the entire world 24/7. His life is indeed a total mockery, with Truman an unwitting pawn highly manipulated and controlled by a television conglomerate that feeds The Truman Show without end to an obsessive, ravenous global audience.

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” ~ William Shakespeare

The story of Truman’s life takes a turn when a few actors and crewmen fail to be 100% vigilant in playing their parts, exposing cracks in the system. Like when a police officer, who Truman’s never met, calls him by his name; and when Truman sees a room full of relaxing cast or crew members behind seeming elevator doors. To make matters worse for the production team, Truman’s unconsummated true love, Sylvia, who genuinely feels for how he is being played, subverts the entire operation and surreptitiously reveals fragments of truth to him; that his life is fake. In real life, she would represent the dissenter, the light worker, the prophet, the one awake amongst the sleepy actors seeking to liberate others from the dream (dome). Within moments of speaking “disinformation” to Truman, Sylvia is abruptly apprehended by her “father”, and forever removed from the movie set — censored

When truth is disinformation and disinformation is “truth”, you have the manipulation of the masses and tyranny.

Truman begins to question his life — a key moment for all of us. His longstanding intuition that something has never felt quite right becomes more real. From a spiritual perspective, this would be Truman’s calling to something greater; a chance to make sense of that restless feeling he’s had that there is more to life than this. And it is up to him to answer the call, as it is with all of us. Of course in the movie he does, and he soon finds more and more reasons that his world is not what it seems; like when he recognizes the repetitive, predictable, scripted patterns of actors in his neighbourhood. So, he resolves to find a way out so he can discover the Truth.

Walking away from the illusions of our existence is not an easy journey, as Truman finds out. When a caterpillar begins its metamorphoses into a butterfly while in the chrysalis, what begins to emerge are imaginal cells, the seeds of consciousness of the butterfly. They are the bringers of higher Truth! But because the caterpillar’s immune system does not recognize these cells, it attacks and kills them. It seeks to protect itself from what is unknown and a threat to its existence. Much like our imbalanced ego, it seeks to maintain supremacy and the status quo.

I’m sure you can think of many examples of this in your own life and in the history of mankind. Collective and individual egos deceitfully and aggressively uphold the way things “should’ be, suppressing views counter to the governing orthodoxy, even to the point of killing others. How many disobedient, disruptive truth-tellers in China, Saudi Arabia, and other dictatorships, have been imprisoned, tortured, and/or killed for causing “civil unrest” or threatening “national (caterpillar) security”? Perhaps the most widely known example is Jesus — a truly bright imaginal cell and spreader of “disinformation” — killed by ego cells protecting their identity, and the caterpillar-Roman establishment they represent that this wild, radical mystic was a threat to.

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” ~ George Orwell

Today, we are experiencing unprecedented escalating control from corrupt and truly disturbed ruling elites at a global level, as they continue to do all they can to suppress, manipulate and destroy truth, and those who speak it. The “immune system” that is those desperately trying to maintain power is working overdrive, using all sorts of coercive, deceptive, abusive tactics to prevent people from knowing their imaginal nature; and to keep the growing number of light workers / starseeds / awakening souls — imaginal cells — from ending this long Age of Darkness, and birthing the destined Golden Age

Returning to Truman, increasingly he becomes a radiant and determined imaginal cell himself, intensifying his quest for Truth, persisting despite moments of feeling like he’s losing his mind, which he confesses to his “best friend”; an experience we know all too well when our inner and outer worlds begin to fall apart as a result of awakening to greater, disconcerting truths; of losing our self to life. Indeed, courageous he is, Truman continues in his quest, doubts and all, driven by a childlike spirit of adventure, of dreaming of more, faced with rising oppression from the collective ego / production “immune system” team, led by Christof, the chief controller or ruling elite. He and his fellow overlords are aware of Truman’s awakening awareness, his small and large discoveries, and are determined to stop his metamorphic path out of the chrysalis dome (the matrix). Like our dark overlords, they are heavily invested in the show, the game, in submissive ignorance. In keeping Truth hidden.

They need the illusion to go on.

One key strategy for enforcing Truman’s illusory existence, for keeping him in his perceptual and physical prison, is to regularly broadcast and print messages that convince him it’s best not to travel and everything you’d ever want is here. That this island is a haven! When Truman phones to inquire about traveling to Fiji, his overhearing co-worker quickly intercedes, holding up “The Island Times” newspaper, which headlines: “The Best Place on Earth / Seahaven Voted Planet’s Top Town.” Even the car license plates proclaim, “Seahaven island. A nice place to live”. As a young boy at “school”, standing in class boldly sharing how he wants to explore the world, his “teacher” shuts that idea down, and therefore the Big Truth-teller and Soul-searcher in little Truman.

Sound familiar? 

Stifle the questioning, and you stifle the questing — for truth! Don’t dare too much, don’t dream too much. And don’t you dare question the always set science!

The Truman Show demonstrates many fine examples of our seeming democracy’s well-orchestrated and insidious group mind control conducted through media propaganda, entertainment, religion and school indoctrination, which is rampant, is it not? The Truman Show is indeed a wonderful metaphor for programming through its tell-a-vision program! It reminds us of what has been a longstanding pattern of conditioning — scripting — people, from day one, to fit in, and be good and obedient. To be numb and dumb. To not be too imaginative or creative in school. To not question too much, be disruptive like Martin Luther King and Gandhi. To be a cog in the machine, inured and subservient to the little manufactured ego-dome inside that’s codependent with the larger manufactured Ego-dome we call reality.

Doesn’t this all nicely reflect the official narrative of what has been the Covid era — quarantine, don’t travel, don’t questionbehave, mask (shut) up, and it’s all for y-our own good/safety? More on this further down…

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of the tyrants.” ~ Albert Camus

Effective as these quarantining strategies initially were for Christof and his team, they increasingly fail to impede Truman’s growing restless curiosity, his rebelliousness and desire to soul search. His fierce desire for freedom compels him to try to escape by land (there’s a bridge to the “mainland”), but he is stopped repeatedly; in one instance, by police officers, which symbolizes today’s increased weaponization of law enforcement to impose total control. After many failed attempts, Truman realizes that the only way out of his existence is not by land, but by water — he must cross the unknown (man-made) sea by sailboat.

With no sight of land on the horizon, the task of crossing the seemingly vast sea is daunting enough for Truman without him having to face his greatest fear — water, and specifically drowning in it. The overwhelming fear of water had griped him ever since he was a child when his pseudo father had drowned (or so it seemed to Truman) on a father-son sailing trip in what soon became treacherous seas. His father’s death was the perfect manipulative stratagem orchestrated by the production team with their “weather program” (more on this shortly). Therein after, Truman became terrified of water, which further bound him to the island.  

To walk the path of awakening, fears and seeming limitations (beliefs) eventually need to be overcome. And as Truman’s story goes, in desperation, he chooses to face his fears and begins to cross the unknown sea as his only way out. This part of the movie represents a time of great testing, uncertainty and faith in our spiritual journey. As challenging as it can be, it is a necessary rite of passage to embrace and overcome our deepest fears in order to embody and know our Higher Self, the Kingdom of Heaven within. We are walking away from the firm footing of land we have always known into the unchartered amorphousness of the Ocean of Life. We are walking into the Light and saying Yes to return Home to God’s loving embrace.

As the production team witnesses his escape across the sea, they resort to using desperate and extreme tactics to stop him, and turn him back; this time by creating thunder storms with treacherous waves with their aforementioned “weather program”. This is one of the most potent messages of the movie, revealing what is occurring in our world that millions are waking to — the man-made “climate change” hoax, and what’s / who’s behind it. Weather, as this fabulous two hour video and entire Youtube channel reveal, is far more manipulated or geo-engineered than we could have imagined. Second to nuclear warfare, climate engineering is the most destructive weapon on Earth, devastating humans, trees, birds, insects, soil, water, air… It’s beyond comprehensible, and highly disturbing. But it is comprehended more clearly if we understand how “climate change”, like inclusion and diversity, is being inverted, perverted and coopted by the dark forces to impose their global digital dictatorship. “We need to impose these new (totalitarian) measures (like limiting nitrogen fertilizers) to save the Earth.”

This is not to deny the mass pollution of beloved Mother Earth that must end. The brave man who created this extensive body of geo-engineering research is a staunch protector of our delicate ecosystems. Rather, this is about understanding how “climate change” is a crisis purposefully being created in order to disempower people and destroy economies, and usher in seeming solutions; ultimately, a New World Order, including full AI integration. Much like how the man-made Covid virus was created and used to usher in the “vaccine” and other “security” (surveillance) measures. Indeed, hard as it is to digest, the greatest contributors to “climate change” are the ones pushing the “save the Earth” narrative most.

Before denying this reality, this disturbing bombshell truth, long in the works, I encourage you to explore this man’s extensive material and impeccable research drawing upon copious amounts of scientific data, historic references, and testimonies from politicians, military personnel, scientists and more. 

We must have the courage to see things as they are, not how we want them to be. That is spiritual maturity, and that is what these times demand. 

Returning once again to Truman, as he bravely crosses the unknown sea and is confronted by the manipulated storms orchestrated by the ruling elite, he faces his greatest fear — water, and drowning in it like his “father”. Or does he? Truman doesn’t look all that afraid while sailing, and in fact has a smile on his face. I believe this is because he’s hip to the scheme now. And also because mid-movie he runs into his “father” (an error by the crew), re-casted as a homeless person — his “father” who he thought was dead. This startling recognition that he is in fact alive, combined with his awakened perception that he’s no father at all, might have dissolved some or all of Truman’s fear of water.

Nonetheless, at a metaphoric level, this great voyage across the unknown sea symbolizes leaving the story of “me”, the world, and thus the known — what we thought true; and facing our deepest fears as we do, which are often most intense in the final stretch, the final hours, with it being darkest before the dawn. 

The movie emphasizes this wonderfully when Christof believes he and his “weather program” have successfully impeded Truman’s escape, with great waves and lightening strikes causing him to fall out of the boat, leaving him a good distance behind. He has hold of a rope, however, and determinedly swims and pulls his way through the turbulent water back to the boat. Satisfied as the ego is when it stifles progress into the Light and retains its grip on “reality”, Christof may have thought he’d won in regaining control of Truman’s life; in taming his desire for freedom. But lo and behold, he becomes nonplussed in realizing Truman has not succumbed to fear’s temptations and Christof’s formidable controls. He carries on in the storm, shouting, “Is that the best you can do?! You’re going to have to kill me!”

What a clear example of risking everything, including one’s life, for freedom. A true indicator of overcoming fear, what all true initiations in ancient mystery schools and traditional rites of passage summon us towards. For it is fear of death that trumps all other fears; that veils us from life, from truly living. 

With Truman showing he will not submit to fear, Christof uplevels to the limits of barbaric control. Defying any flickers of heart he has, and against the pleas of his now deeply concerned staff, he demands that one production crew member raise the storm intensity levels to “Danger”. “Increase the wind!”, Christof cries in desperation. “Capsize him! Tip him over!… Do it! Do it!” But his anxious team member bravely refuses. At long last.

This is a key moment in the movie, a great teaching that reveals how, for many, things must get quite extreme, quite painful, to finally disobey and act on their heart’s integrity; to risk loss as Truman has. I invite you to consider the journalists, law enforcement, nurses, government officials, and other professionals, who are in this position today. They know something isn’t quite right, they intuitively feel deep harm is taking place. But will they disobey authority, even if it means making others upset? Even if it means losing their job, possibly their reputation / status?

Will they be obedient to tyranny or their altruistic heart?

It is one of the great tests of this time, in this Age of Discernment. What happens if I let go, and fall into the Abyss, the space between? Will anyone catch me, save me? This colossal collective initiation we are in now is an invitation to open to a new kind of “security”, one not defined by the world. To not be ruled by fear, and the authorities that preach it. 

And so it is, that the defiant team member risks his job and finally acts on his heart. He rejects tyranny. In angry response, the absolute mad control that underlies our power-hungry oligarchs, Christof dials up the “weather program” himself to “Danger”. Thunder storms intensify and giant waves roll in, capsizing Truman’s boat, trapping him underwater, entangled in rope. It is here that Truman is plunged into the darkest moment of his dark night of the soul. He faces the deepest recesses of life-gripping fear — that of absolute annihilation. He’s confronted with any ego voices remaining that have words to speak, pleading to him to quit and return to “safe” and familiar “normal”. All this while faced with the collective ego, determined to keep him imprisoned.

Feeling the magnitude of what is occurring, and his team’s growing concerns, in an act of rare mercy, Christof quietly tells his mutinous co-worker to turn the “weather program” down, back to normal. “That’s enough,” he says, eyes cast down, displaying hints of meager remorse. The storm silences and large waves quell. The boat tips upright, with Truman pulled back on top, limp, sprawled and semi-conscious. The limpness is a beautiful symbol and example of softening into deep surrender, into no longer holding on to anything. Of giving our full weight to life, as we do in our final exhale.

And with this, the dark night ends. “Clouds” break and “sunlight” shines down upon his lithe, open lotus body. And resilient Truman somehow comes alive. He straightens his spine, gains his composure, raises the torn sail, and resolutely continues on.

Truman indeed has overcome his fears; and with a defiant grin, is now coasting to the “finish line.” Suddenly, to his amazement, his boat hits a wall — the wall of the dome, painted in blues and whites of the fake sky and clouds. And there, up a flight of stairs ascending out of the water, is a door — the Gate. It is the Gateway beyond the dream of our illusory life and identity. It is the Gateway of the Sacred Heart, one that’s called Truman for a long time. It is ready for him now, to lead Truman beyond the life he has always known. Beyond Truman himself.

With Truman standing at the threshold of the open door, realizing he is one step from freedom, Christof, in desperation, takes hold of the central PA/broadcast system, and like a false God announcing itself from high above in the sky, down to Truman, he makes a last ditch manipulative effort to stop Truman from crossing over, stating: “Listen to me Truman! There’s no more truth out there than there is in the world I created for you.” And then a few moments after Christof says, “I know you better than you know yourself.” And then this wonderful lie: “You can’t leave, Truman. You belong here, with me.”

The ego that wants to maintain supremacy, that is absolutely terrified, more than anything, of its demise, of dissolving like the caterpillar, of the / its “show” ending, essentially says to Truman (and these are my words): “You need me! Who will you be without me?

Isn’t this what our oligarchs, and those who rule them, want in their overreach for total centralized control? A disempowered, dependent populous, with no access to their own food (hence the eradication of farms/farmers), no employment (hence the destruction of the economy / lockdown), forced loss of indigenous natural medicine (hence pharma-colonialism), and skimming by on a paltry and conditional universal digital basic income? Like Christof, our dark overlords want to be fully needed — in control

As does our personal imbalanced ego. 

Back to brave Truman, the moment he’s been waiting for his entire life, standing at the threshold of the Sacred Heart. Does he choose known or unknown, obedience or disobedience, enslavement or freedom, fear or love? The great lie, the ego/dome — his and that of the world, once so intertwined — or limitless Soul, and Truth? And so it is, that with a teary-eye Sylvia watching from home, praying that he crosses this final frontier, cheering softly, “You can do it”, Truman looks upward, and with a cheeky smile and bow, he declares good-bye and walks through.

From living with a scared heart to awakening his Sacred Heart, Truman is born anew as a True Man!

The world will never give you what you want. Only an open heart can. 

And so it is that Truman and life as he knew it is no more. Although his and our own spiritual journeys appear as horizontal across time and space, the journey is really a vertical one of overcoming the trappings of the ego/fear and sensate human body; of being willing to open our hearts to both disturbing and enlightening truths, and returning to the God within that never left. The caterpillar self dissolves and we remember our true identity as a Butterfly Soul experiencing Earth without the illusion of ever being bound to it. We transcend the dream of “normal”, of the world, of being a-part in the story of “me”, and enter — embody — the Kingdom of Heaven where Truth shines on as the only reality there is.

Final words

“Every breath is a chance to be reborn spiritually. But to be reborn into a new life, you have to die before dying.” ~ Shams Tabrizi (Sufi poet Rumi’s teacher)

The greater the ending, the greater the love.

This is the opportunity before us now in this great global awakening we are in, our collective rebirth. Millions upon millions are waking to the nefarious, dark agendas. Just like in The Truman Show, cracks are being revealed. Partly through design, through error, and through legal action imposed upon them (disclose your documents, Big Pharma), the dark forces are making themselves and their plans more obvious. People are recognizing the games of control, manipulation, division, distraction, deceit and… what’s happening to our children (also herehere & here); the “sustainable development” goals to enslave the cricket-eating masses to a synthetic AI prison, akin to a Hunger Games Society. 

We see this, we are awakening to the dark agenda.

However, I invite you, for a moment, to lift yourself high above the chaotic storm into the stillness of angelic air, and see from your Butterfly Soul’s viewpoint what the fearful ego likely misses; something I will elucidate drawing upon this wonderful metaphoric journey.

When Truman is trapped under water, entangled in ropes, it is there that he is crucified. You could also say baptized. And when the boat finally rocks upright, he rises like a lotus flower from water to air. He is “raised from the dead”, resurrected from a most holy empty space, the womb of nothingness, where the caterpillar-ego and fear completely dissolve; a surrendered state symbolized by his limp, seemingly lifeless, sprawled body. With arms spread open while languidly laying on his back, his heart exposed, he dramatically demonstrates embodying the wisdom of the Holy Cross. The “clouds” break and the “sun” shines down, gracing his open-lotus resurrection body, his return to innocence. And with spine straightened and a resolute gaze, he sails onward, prepared for the final stage, his Butterfly ascension, symbolized by the stairs — the “stairway to Heaven”. 

Having completed his initiation, and now standing at the Sacred Gateway, Truman is ready to enter what I call the Christ Temple of the Holy Heart. You may call it Buddha, if you prefer. It makes no difference. In being empty of Truman — the false self — his body-temple is ready to be filled with Christ light, the Holy Spirit of his Butterfly Soul.

Empty
to such an extent
that you cannot claim this
to be your life anymore,

and Life
can at long last
claim you.

Why I share this with you, and invite you into metaview, high above the storm, is so you can sense the larger picture and higher purpose of these chaotic times. That we are in a global crucifixion. A destined one. Seeing through the lens of paradox is vital if you are to embrace this; that, while the dark forces must be named and not tolerated, they are also playing a key role in initiating our death and rebirth; in capsizing our tired vessels, and catalyzing our awakening beyond the shackles of fear and the limits of how we’ve defined ourselves, and life. Their games are unquestionably cruel; but in their mad escalation and increased obviousness, the games themselves are leading to their own destruction, and to the crucifixion of this world built on lies, and the illusional self inured to them. 

It is a crisis of identity, a rite of passage summoning us to die to the world we’ve known. An ending beyond comprehension that must run its course — pain, uncertainty, suffering and all. This collective dark night we are in, symbolized by Christof’s rising sea storms and Truman’s darkest moment underwater, is but one stage, my friend; only one. A necessary and difficult crucifixion initiating us into our inevitable resurrection, and ascension into the Truth of who we are. Thus the birthing of the destined Golden Age, dawned through our awakened Christed Hearts.

From Christof to Christ-on!

Therefore, have faith in this messy unfolding; that we will pass through the thunder and rain of immense shock, anger and heartbreak arising as painful truths are revealed. Have faith in what is a perfect storm, this brave and bold journey that holds many promises, ones we longed for when preparing for this pivotal lifetime. For, just beyond the chaos and uncertainty, the pain and suffering of this dark night, there lies a Gateway, calling you home to freedom, to the love you are. Truly, it’s already within you. 

I invite you to watch this 4min video I created just below called, We are Entering a Global Crucifixion.

Enjoy, and thank you for reading!

Love, Vince

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