Are you familiar with the films The Matrix or the Truman Show? Just like in the movies… Neo & Truman’s cap came off once they became ‘aware’ that the reality of their “surroundings” wasn’t what they were taught! Once Neo, the lead character from The Matrix, took the red pill, his reality became totally new and unfamiliar. In the Truman Show, the lead character Truman realized his reality was a “fake” just like a schizophrenic on some level believes about ours.
A person suffering from schizophrenia has delusion and hallucination that are ‘symptomatic’ of what they are becoming aware of or awakening to just like Truman and Neo. They have their caps off like a water bottle. The water bottle represents our body and the cap represents the crown of the head. Once this starts to open/comes off, a person that this begins to happen to is said to be experiencing either a sign of spiritual awaking or a form of mental illness. Meditation helps, while medication has harmful side effects and is a billion dollar money making “machine”. The water bottle cap (or the head) of the mentally ill or spiritual awakened is either opening or coming off and this can be termed as having a “screw loose”! Life as we know it, believe it or not, is exactly the same way.
More and more so-called “crazy people” are noticing this phenomenon but as they do, the people and the world around them seems to change (or be changing) as they are being transformed from within like a caterpillar in its cocoon. This is an experience that is usually not very pleasant to the outside world of psychiatry, their friends, family and/or loved ones. My friend, do you get the gist of this message? Are you understanding where it is that I’m coming from? You might just be saying that you do, but I don’t think deep down that you really get it. This, my dear friend, is what my Water Bottle Theory is all about. This is the experience of “awakening” that I am trying to convey. This is the true meaning behind the offensive term of being a schizophrenic. This is the awareness of guru’s and mystics like Neale Donald Walsch, the Dali Llama, Buddha, Jesus and Paramahansa Yogananda, (1893–1952) who is considered one of the preeminent spiritual figures of modern times.
By sharing this message, it is my goal to remove the stigma that plagues people with psychiatric diagnosis. As if we were all water bottles in one pack, everyone’s cap needs to loosen a bit or come off to some degree to help each other out of the depression and despairs we either find ourselves or are facing, along with other related mental health issues. The big question is how, when or where this will take place and will it be of ‘social benefit’ for the majority as oppose to the minority?