The Borg assimilates beings to build an ever-expanding collective identity. The Federation on the other hand, values independence and freedom of individuals to choose and preserve a personal identity. Both concepts (collective identity and personal identity) assume the existence of private minds, and as such they are nothing but make believe illusions. All the characters in the script are the same whether they are a next-door neighbor, a Star Trek captain, a Klingon, or the Borg. Each is an attempt to prove separation through an enemy in form and thus it is a defense against truth.

It is helpful to look at beliefs about the concept of the Borg and any fear that arises as this is a reflection of the ego’s fear of God. It is an example of the fear of joining with any brother. The ego fears the concept of assimilation and perceived loss of autonomy, thus it tries to attack and protect itself from the horror of this alien. These fears and beliefs only mask what is true: there is no separation and thus nothing that can be assimilated. The ego’s plan is the loss of freedom for the Son of God. The ego is the unseen alien will that must be seen through as false in order to experience peace of mind.

God’s promises make no exceptions. And He guarantees that only joy can be the final outcome found for everything. Yet it is up to us when this is reached; how long we let an alien will appear to be opposing His. And while we think this will is real, we will not find the end He has appointed as the outcome of all problems we perceive, all trials we see, and every situation that we meet. (W-292.1)

It is only by questioning the beliefs in the mind that true freedom and joy that is always present can be remembered. Divine mind is singular and unified and there is no other. All is One in the mind of God, and only this mind is real. Rejoice in the joy of aligning with His Will.

Movies are an excellent way to watch your mind, to pay attention to your emotions, and to help you discover your unconscious beliefs.


Go here for more info about Movie Watching as A Spiritual Practice. You will find tips, tools and links to movies to go deeper in your journey.

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David Hoffmeister

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


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