The monthly Movie Watcher's Guide to Enlightenment News features the best spiritual movies for your awakening experience!
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Something Fishy's Going On
"In the beginning of The Truman Show, Truman is just outside and all of sudden this theater light crashes to earth and lands in the middle of the road. It was a hint. And that is what happens as we go on the spiritual journey. We get more and more clues and hints that things are not what they seem to be."
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The world was a show produced and directed by the ego. It employed many actors, used many sets and events on a time-loop, and depended on sales and labels and product placement to sustain itself. The show aimed at drama, repetitions, distractions, pretense, and ultimately resorted to fear to perpetuate itself. For, being make-believe, it had to be believed as real to seem to continue. Once the show is seen as nothing but a contrived skit of past memories, the show no longer seems to be reality. Once you see the show from the fearless perspective, the show is effectively over and done. Fear has been exposed as unreal, and all the characters and sets are therefore without meaning. You are the light of the world. Who you are, Spirit, is the meaning of life! Our Kingdom is not of this world!
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Expose the Ego Antics to Break Free From Them
When you try to pull your mind from the ego, it feels the threat. Truman has finally faced most of his fears, including his fear of the water, and as he goes for the escape door from his world, the ego goes from suspicious to vicious. The ego doesn't mind if the body lives or dies, so long as the mind doesn't discover that the whole world is part of a charade designed to keep us from knowing our true awareness as Spirit.
The Ego's Last-Ditch Attempt to Get Truman to Stay
A big part of the spiritual journey is disillusionment with the world, including friends, family, success, even time and spiritual practices. When Truman hits the edge of the entrapped world on the sailboat, he initially feels anger at being tricked, but then he becomes aware that it's an artificial world. The staircase he must climb to escape is disguised and only visible when he has stepped away from the mesmerism of the world. At the top of the stairs, the ego makes one last-ditch attempt at trying to persuade Truman to stay because it will be out of business if he goes out the door.
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Everything in The Truman Show is a big setup to keep Truman locked in this idealistic world. On the surface, Seahaven seems pleasant and nice, but there's a lot of fear underneath. That is what this world is. It was generated by fear. Love doesn't make the world go around; fear and guilt make the world go around. Gravity can be a grave law when you have a fear of crashing and you are up in an airplane and the engine quits working. Fear and guilt are behind all of the laws of nature.
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As Truman gets closer to the escape door for walking off the set, Christof (or Christ-off, the ego character) tries, in the last second, to build Truman up as the star of the show to get him to stay. But Christof is speaking of Truman's body as the hero, not Truman's mind. As long as the mind stays identified with the hero of the dream, the body, it will be afraid. There’s no safety on a battleground. There is no safety, peace, love, and harmony in a distractive device that was designed to keep the mind not knowing who it really is, Spirit.
Neo, Truman and Plato's Allegory of the Cave
Both The Matrix and The Truman Show point to the need to see the nature of our imprisonment. The reason it’s so important is that the solution can only be accepted after the problem has been identified exactly as it is and where it it. Otherwise, you’ll keep projecting it out to be in form and searching for solutions in form as well, and that delays the whole awakening. Watch this profound clip from the documentary,Philosophy and The Matrix - Return to the Source, along with David's comments.
More About the Delusions of the Ego From ACIM
A Course in Miracles Chapter 11, "The 'Dynamics' of the Ego," is an invitation to look more closely at the ego thought system in order to dispel it. Watch this compellingYouTube about recognizing that the "dynamics" of the ego are mere delusions.
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One of the Greatest Making the Turn Movies Ever Made
This is one of the greatest faith, and “making the turn” movies ever! Alfred Jones insists he is a facts and figures man, and not at all a man of faith. Little does he know! Excerpt from new MWGE movie review.
A Story of Opening To Presence & Love
Themes: Awakening, The Script is Written, Purpose, Awakening, Forgiveness, Present Moment, Perfectionism, Fear of Love, Opening up to Love
When the purpose of awakening is given to our life, we are tuning into the script through prayer and inner listening, and it becomes a vibrant, living experience. Excerpt from new MWGE movie review.
Newly-Added Movies with Commentary Reveal Profound Metaphysical Themes
Quantum Movies Herald The Escape From Linear Time & Into The Joy of Being
Classic movies like The Truman Show, The Matrix, Groundhog Day and Inception are heralding the escape from linear time. If we can let the past be gone, then we are letting go of the linear aspects of the world, of the game. We've been thinking in linear terms and now we have to think quantum to see that the whole thing is simultaneous. That’s the only escape. We are not going to escape in the linearity because that’s the problem.
When we consistently look through Spirit’s perspective, we can get into the joy of being; we can actually lose track of the passage of time. That’s the fun of this awakening experience. The Spirit deals with what we believe and what we perceive, and this is highly practical. As the Spirit works with us in this way, we find ourselves becoming detached from and disidentified with the world. We are not disoriented anymore; we feel no sense of confusion. We are everything that is, and in that realization there is a sense of glory.
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Budding Movie Script Writer: I Was One I Was Waiting For
"In a spontaneous visit to an Akashic healer, I was told that, in order to heal any abuse in the mind, I would have to start writing movies. I laughed and thought it was absurd because the writing was the one thing I was waiting for others to do before I could make the movie. Turns out I was the one I was waiting for. How romantic!" Movies, movie making and speaking with movies are all part of Jason Warwick's calling. Read more about his adventures in movie script writing in this issue of the Living Miracles Newsletter. Hear Jason's commentary in The Truman Showmini-movie here. His website is also filled with inspiration about using movies for awakening.