Have you seen Jim Carrey’s recent interview with E! News’s Catt Sadler where Carrey circled her twice before explaining that “we are a field of energy dancing through itself”?
While his actual insights had some insight, he betrayed a big problem that is rife in new age spiritual communities around the world.
He is full of “spiritual ego”.
See for yourself.
He shares some thought provoking points, including the following:
- We are “a field of energy dancing through itself”
- “Peace lies beyond personalities”
- “There’s no meaning to any of this”
He shared this at New York Fashion week of all places, and any regular readers of Ideapod will know that our articles are largely aligned with Carrey’s worldview. Check out these articles as examples:
- Science is learning what Yogis have known for ages: Consciousness is everywhere
- A new theory based on quantum physics says there’s life after death
- Something extraordinary is happening in the world, and no one seems to have noticed
Yet there’s a big problem with how Carrey delivers his message that I think is widespread in new age spiritual communities all over the world.
The problem is this:
Carrey is full of “spiritual ego”, thinking that he has a more profound insight into the fundamental nature of reality than the reporter who is interviewing him.
Check out the way Carrey looks down on Sadler as he shares his insights. The whole interview is about Carrey lecturing Sadler and the audience about his perspective. There’s no dialogue at all.
After walking around Sadler twice, Carrey stated, “there’s no meaning to any of this… you’ve gotta admit it’s completely meaningless.”
“I don’t believe in icons.. I believe that peace lies beyond personalities.. I believe that it’s deeper than that. I believe we are a field of energy dancing through itself.”
At this point, Sadler at least tried to have a constructive conversation by asking, “They’re celebrating icons inside, do you believe in icons?”
Carrey was derisive in his response:
“Boy, that is just the absolute lowest-aiming possibility that we could come up with. I don’t believe that you exist but there is a lovely fragrance in the air.”
Sadler pushed on, trying to find something to connect with Carrey on:
“But Jim, you got really dressed up for the occasion, you look good,” she told him.
Carrey responded as follows:
“I didn’t get dressed up. There is no me. There’s just things happening. This world is not our world.”
He finished by saying “We don’t matter” before squeezing Sadler’s shoulder and walking away.
Carrey is preparing to play the role of Terence McKenna in a forthcoming film, and as part of his preparation has probably been taking heroic doses of magic mushrooms as McKenna used to advocate. Check out the video of the late McKenna below.
Carrey came across as though he believes he has a greater access to a spiritual insight than the reporter, as though he was better than her for arriving at his conclusions.
Yet many spiritual gurus will tell you that enlightenment is something beyond words. We can’t place a label on it. If that’s the case, you can’t assume that you’ve got access to it. It’s just something that can be experienced.
The most spiritually evolved people are those that treat people around them with kindness and respect. This wasn’t an example of that.
See Carrey’s interview below and at the bottom of this article there’s a video where I discuss Carrey’s interview in more depth.