(Not to be confused with the matrix concept from the popular films of the same title.) Matrix is similar to the trellis upon which a climbing rose is supported. Without the trellis the rose plant grows feebly along the ground. With a trellis the rose grows strong and radiant. Matrix is the energetic structure upon which consciousness or “being” can grow. Matrix cannot be rushed or grown instantly. Matrix grows at its own speed limit and as a result of certain efforts and influences. Matrix can be built through exposing yourself to certain beneficial stresses (such as living in a foreign culture or doing responsible edgework experiments), certain radiations (such as being in the company of saints, empowered temples, objective art, or sacred artifacts), certain substances (such as early morning sunshine, or a true alchemical elixir like Tonic GoldTM), certain efforts to stay awake (such as by paying attention to your attention and staying aware of what you are aware of), and your efforts to practice (such as avoiding low drama, or flossing your teeth every night before you go to bed no matter how late it is or how tired you are). No one can build matrix for you. If you do not do what it takes to build your matrix then your matrix grows geologically, that is, at the natural speed of continental drift. Matrix can be functionally compared to soil. There are more than enough seeds. What is needed is good soil. As soon as the soil is prepared the seeds grow. As soon as matrix is built, consciousness grows. As soon as the Box expands, new possibility is available.