Persona means mask. Personality is the mask of personhood—the pretense of pretending to be a person, which is a covering over of the reality of Spirit. What if personhood was only a construct, a digital fabrication of images and memories that seemed to take on a life of their own? This movie exposes the construct of personhood, the lie that masquerades as life in and of the body. The star of the dream is the hero of the dream, the body, the person, and in this movie, it is Simone. Simone is valued by the world for her beauty, her sex appeal, her fame, her skills, and her accomplishments. She is worshiped as if she were a god.
This is the story of the ego and the temptation to make and uphold a false construct for personal recognition. It is also a story that shows that it is impossible to kill the ego, for death is what the ego belief is. Yet having been exposed, the ego’s nothingness is apparent. “We’re alright with fake, Dad, just don’t lie about it” means that in order to forgive the construct it is important to not attempt to cover over, protect, or lie about the original error. This is a call to take the lid off of all erroneous beliefs and release them. Christ calls everyone. The world of bodies and persons is illusion, it is fake, now just don’t lie about it. There is no need to protect or hide the ego belief that made the time-space cosmos and personhood. Forgive, and know that “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.” (In-2) All Glory to the Living One that can never be simulated.

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David Hoffmeister

Modern-day mystic, author, and a living demonstration of A Course in Miracles.


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