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What's your favourite spiritual movie?

What is your favourite movie? Does it have a an underlying spiritual message? Does it stir your soul? If you have a favourite you tube clip feel free to post it too (or send the link and I'll embed it for you Smile )
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Hi Trinity

There are many but my first thought was Vanilla Sky (2001). On the face of it Hollywood glitz with Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz but a great story line about a man horribly disfigured in a car crash who is put in cryogenic suspension for 150 years awaiting a cure. He experiences a series of "lucid dreams" which become his reality and can only return to his true life by facing his biggest fear. Lots of spiritual messages here and some great quotes like "You have to taste the sour to appreciate the sweet" and "every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around".

with love

clive

Loved the film Clive - here's a clip to remind you...

Chris

Awesome thread Trin - we can have hours of fun with this one. If anyone reading wants me to post clips from their favourite films, just let me know. Here's one of mine from Peaceful Warrior...

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Thanks Clive, I just started to watch the clip and felt inspired by the words 'every passing minute is a chance to turn it round'. I stopped the clip there (as not to ruin the ending for me!) and am just off to get it now!

Chris

I'd never seen this clip before but pretty much as you were posting it, I was clearing out some old stuff and came across this short poem which I wrote a while ago and forgot about:-

Leave the past to men of history
Let the future keep its mystery
Make the most of now

Synchronicity working well!

clive

Hey Clive - did you read my article on telepathy? Seems a perfect example!
http://www.openhandweb.org/is_telepathy_possible_0

Chris

Another great favourite is The Celestine Prophecy. Here's the trailer to whet the appetite...

Chris

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Awesome clip there Chris! I recommend the Peaceful Warrior movie to anyone. A beautiful message of waking up to that which truly is. I find the character 'Socrates' particularly inspiring. He is the 'enlightened' one, yet he finds enlightenment through all things and inspires Dan to find the same within himself. I love that Socrates works as a garage attendant being of ultimate service.
x

Yes I did. I totally agree. Telepathy is not about reading minds - just being on the same wavelength. On that note, the Celestine Prophecy is on Sky Movies tonight and I've just recorded it!

The book is definitely better than the film, I found the film a tad cheesy. ;-p Loved the Peaceful Warrior, Nick Nolte is so brilliant as Socrates.

My fave films are:-

Fight Club
Spartacus
The Matrix Trilogy
Tenacious D: Pick Of Destiny
Enchanted

What the hell they say about me god only knows! Wink

Debra xx

Yes, Celestine is quite 'low budget' so to speak. However, from my perspective, it's really fantastic at conveying some key spiritual truths about the importance of surrender, following a destined pathway, and the whole concept of energy exchange. I especially loved how they dealt with Ascension. One moment the group is 'invisible', the next, fear brings some of them back. Synchronistically, I hear it's on Sky Movies tonight - I'd say to all it is one to watch out for.

And what do you films say about you Debra? I'm sure the God in you knows very well Smile
PS - The Matrix Trilogy is my favourite too!

Chris

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Thanks for adding that one Chris. This must be one of my favourites! I posted a blog entry a couple of years ago on it too...

    "There's another world.
    Right here in front of your eyes."

The Celestine Prophecy is a story about John Woodson, an interesting man who embarks upon an adventure to Peru to discover some ancient prophetic scrolls. The scrolls foretell of an awakening that uncovers a brand new unveiling of human spiritual evolution. His journey offers a blueprint for unfolding spirituality and the harnessing of divine synchronicity as it is revealed to him throughout the story.

The Celestine Prophecy shows how our energies interact with one another and our surrounding field. It invites us to notice the harmonisation or domination/supression that is evoked amidst our interactions with each other. The story reveals how the art of surrender and non-attachment is fundamental to the internal peace and harmony that raises our vibration sufficiently to embrace the ascension process of human spiritual evolution.

Perhaps to make the spiritual realisations contained therein more palatable to the sceptical mind the story is depicted as fiction. It reminds me of the art of parable and story telling in various cultures like Native America, Ancient China that deliver stories in a riddle like fashion that contain keys to our own spiritual awakening. Such stories may stir an innate knowing somewhere in the depths of our memory yet are meaningless until we are ready and the cogs begin to fall into place.

I love the simplicity of The Celestine Prophecy and would recommend it to anyone who is not heavily invested in the mental battle of spiritual evolution. I would recommend it to anyone who is able to focus on that which resonates with them (rather than the age old distortion of painstakingly analysing that which does not). I recommend it to anyone who ready to feel the message in the space between the words and hear the voice of higher consciousness speak through the stillness to which the story guides us.

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In the cinemas at the moment, I thought Avator was a very inspiring and powerful film! Highly recommend it!

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I can highly recommend watching La Belle Verte (The Green Beautiful). A French film made in 1996 that has a wonderful vision of a more spiritual world and some very funny insights into the way we live now.

It is subtitled and can be viewed here
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenBeautiful

The trailer
http://www.youtube.com/v/b8m3Vy8bto4&hl

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I feel deeply inspired after watching Avatar. It contains the seeds of many profound an important spiritual teachings. Glad you loved it too Fi Smile

In nutshell... the inhabitants of Pandora (another planet, teeming with vibrancy and life) are faced with the invasion and ignorance of 'mankind', although the movie clearly shows that there are some who have not fallen under the spell of such lack of compassion.

The indigenous people of Pandora have an affinity with their planet that reminds me of the Aborigine people and other indigenous cultures. There is a telepathic knowing exchange between each other and all living sentient beings. The movie portrays unity consciousness and hence respect for all life. There is an aliveness - a vibrancy permeating from all living things in the movie that evokes the deepest of feeling within. It offers us a reminder of the beauty of our own planet, Mother Earth right here, right now. It encourages us to feel, to connect and protect the gift of life that we have been blessed with - to honour all sentient beings as part of ourselves.

Avatar is an action packed Hollywood blockbuster, but I have yet not heard anyone tell that they are not deeply touched by it. It's one of the best movies I have seen to date!

Hi Babarji,

Thanks for sharing The Green Beautiful. I just caught a glimpse of their channel on youtube - looks like a ground breaking movie.

Here's the trailer below, then visit the channel to watch the full movie...
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenBeautiful

Chris

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This is not a spiritual movie but it has been inspirational for me. It is based on the true story of Karen Blixen who left her native Denmark to start a new life in colonial Africa.

It is a very human story about love and loss and of great courage. Our heroine's character is never afraid to step outside the conventional bounds for a woman. She cares deeply for the local African people who have no-one else to stand up for them. She finds passionate, romantic love only to lose it and in the end she loses everything - her lover, her home and all her possessions. She carries herself through all this with a simple acceptance and dignity. This story represents for me a spiritual 'car crash'.

There is a scene towards the end of the film when Karen is saying goodbye to the loyal and faithful servant who has been with her throughout all her trials and tribulations. The filming of that parting is incredibly moving for me as it portrays poignantly the deep unspoken affection and connection between them.

The opening sequence of the film showing the old steam train chugging across the vast African plain with John Barry's soundtrack playing is enough to propel me back into the movie. In the past when I felt I simply could not go on another day, the example of Karen Blixen's courage gave me the strength to go on.

Yes, loved the film too Veronica - thanks for reminding me of it. Here is one of the most moving scenes towards the end...

Chris

Chariots of Fire was one of the most inspirational films of my childhood. Here's a scene from towards the end. He who honours God. Enjoy...

Chris

Hi Chris

I've not seen Chariots of Fire but I'm keen to know how you view winning from a spiritual perspective. It was an important part of my old life and I now feel that being competitive is something to be avoided as it just creates discomfort and you can't have winners without there being losers.

Another film that moved me greatly was Bladerunner. When the last replicant (Rutger Hauer) discovers that he is at the end of his five year lifespan, he saves the life of the man who is trying to kill him. He recalls the experiences from his short life and says "All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain - time to die".

At the time I didn't understand why this moved me so but now I realise that all our moments will be lost in time which is why it's so important to make the most of every precious one.

clive

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i was going to say 'chariots of fire' too. Its an awesome film. I think the character who is most inspirational is the 'flying scotsman' - he doesn't seem attached to winning at all, but runs because its something he's given to do, he just loves it, and runs to 'feel God's pleasure' as he says. So he doesn't seem competitive at all really. Whereas the other lead character is determined to win almost at all costs, and you can watch the tightness and attachment this causes within him.
Its a great film. really inspiring.

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I remember playing the Chariots of Fire theme tune over and over again when I was a girl - my Mam had it on 7" record. I don;t remember the movie. Another one to get! My memory isn't too wonderful - Blader Runner was one of the first videos I ever owned - I must have watched it many times - I am most curious to watch it again.

Thanks for the great suggestions :angel:

Yes I agree Ben. Abrahams in the Chariots of Fire clip clearly demonstrates that true joy and completeness comes from fully expressing the soul - not suppressing or denying it. And so what about competition? Having rowed in the Boat-race at Oxford, and having invested countless hours of my life in the pursuit of victory, I cam honestly say I've processed my absolute truth in relation to competition.

I discovered that the will to win contains a powerful truth which has been distorted. During my years of training, I was mostly single minded on winning. It frequently made me tight, frustrated and angry - it seems my whole life was geared to a 17 minute race with everything on the outcome. Yet afterwards, when I looked back, I could see that actually, it was the simple joy of harmony with man, machine and nature during the many hours of training that brought true joy. When everyone clicked magically into place, it felt like pure poetry. This was really living.

The paradox is, that without the race, perhaps we wouldn't have endeavoured so deeply, perhaps we wouldn't have pushed the envelope so far. In hindsight, I can say I enjoyed the training most of all, yet what gave it purpose was the will to grow, evolve and perfect. It is of course allowing this to happen, to be fervently and completely engaged within it, yet NOT ATTACHED to the outcome. I have come to know this a 'walking down the blade edge of life'. Fully engaged but not lost. Full involved hook and line but not sinker!

Chris

Yes Bladerunner has to be one of my all time favourites too! To me, it shows how the false self and the soul become increasingly blurred within society but that the heart is the key to figuring out the conundrum as our hero (Harrison Ford) forgoes his conditioning to fall in love with that which he has been assigned to capture. Here's the 'Tears in the Rain' clip which I also found deeply moving...

Chris

Who could possibly forget "The Jungle Book"? I remember watching it as a young child and even then, Balou's song "Bare Necessities" touched something deep inside. Here it is...

Chris

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Hey Chris,

Thank you for the bare necessities, I do think that many animations have wonderful messages. Happy Feet and The Bee Movie are two that come to mind, for me they were great reminders about following one's own path at whatever cost. The inner strength and resolve of the charactors is inspirational and there were other messages too, like looking after our wonderous planet, it's ok to be different, love and friendship and of course to simply be (or Bee). The Bee Movie also showed that when following your own path it's not necessarily in other folks best interest to do the same, they have their own paths to follow. Plus there's lots of humour in it, always good to laugh Smile

There's also The Lion King, Toy Story, Shrek... Reassuring that young people are watching some good stuff Smile

Recently watched Kung Fu Panda and below are some words of wisdom from Master Oogway!

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How wonderful that such profound messages permeate the viel through children's animated movies. I love these Fi and Chris.

I love the 'Bare Necessity' lyrics

    And don't spend your time lookin' around
    For something you want that can't be found
    When you find out you can live without it
    And go along not thinkin' about it
    I'll tell you something true
    The bare necessities of life will come to you

HOW TRUE!

Blade runner
Samsara
The new world
Spring,summer,fall,winter and spring
Alien 3 (I find it spiritual)
Groundhog day
American Beauty
The fountain
Whalerider
21 grams
Solaris,Stalker,Andrey Rublyov (Andrei Tarkovsky's)
Ostrov(2006) or The Island (Pavel Lungin's)

It's going to be a long list, so I'll stop here Smile

Thanks for reminding me of "The Fountain" - a powerful film with a deeply spiritual message. It's quite deep and a little obscure so some have said they found it difficult to follow. But stay with it - its all about the soul evolving through different incarnations and also how the outer world is shaped by our inner state of consciousness. I loved the film - here's the trailer...

This is a surprising choice. I was given the book with this title (inadvertently) and it was a true story about a hideous secret military operation carried out in America (where else?) involving the mutilation and torture of goats to develop a psychological warfare tool whereby soldiers could kill their enemies with the power of thought.

Needless to say, this idea sickened me to my core and I returned the book to the sender.

I have the pleasure of being in contact with goats at the stables where I keep my horse. They are truly spiritual creatures so maybe this is where you make the connection. There is an old male in the group with massive horns and long white beard and he looks at you with the wisdom of some ancient sage or guru. The idea of harming or exploiting such a creature makes my heart bleed.

clive

Powder.

When I 1st saw this film it resonated so entirely with me that I was in tears for most of it. I still consider it one of my favourites. Anyone seen it?

Here's a nice scene.

Shutter Island - not recommended to read if you didn't see the movie

There is so much in this movie:

1. The "trickyness" of the human mind and emotions

2. Reality perception

3. Example of the search for your "true" self and how this true self can vary and fluctuate

4. Example how your surrounding can affect your perception of yourself, and also help to see things you wouldn't dare even to think of yourself

5. How everybody arround and everything that happening are there to help you, no matter how bad it feels or looks

5. How this paranoya "enemies are everywhere" turns to look for the enemy in yourself

6. And that the choice is yours if to keep looking for the truth and fight with your fears or to hide in a zombie state

Really good one...

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Thank you for the recommendation Yulia!

I was browsing a German site yesterday and came across a review for 'Buddha's Lost Children'. I'd never heard of it before, yet I feel captivated by it. I'm trying to get hold of a copy... Has anyone else seen it?

    In the borderlands of Thailand's Golden Triangle, a rugged region known for its drug smuggling and impoverished hill tribes, one man devotes himself to the welfare of the region's children.

    A former Thai boxer, turned Buddhist monk, Phra Khru Bah Neua Chai Kositto (also known as the Tiger Monk), travels widely on horseback, fearlessly dispensing prayers, health care, education and tough love to villagers far from the protection and support of governments or non-governmental organizations.

    With his Golden Horse Temple he's built an orphanage, school and clinic - a haven for the children of the region, who see him as a shaman, father figure and coach.

    Stunning cinematography, intimate film making and a compelling story make this film an extraordinary experience of a hidden realm. BUDDHA'S LOST CHILDREN gives the term "grassroots Buddhism" new meaning, and in the end it's the children's journey we share. Their transformation from neglected village boys to self-confident novices.

    Director Mark Verkerk gained unprecedented access to film this intimate and dramatic story over the course of a year on location in Thailand. Filmed on high definition digital video, 96 minute, Thai with English subtitles; from Holland's: EMS FILMS and Paris based Cineteve, for BOS and ARTE France amongst others.

There are some amazing spiritual movies coming to the fore at the moment and this looks like one of those up amongst the best. Thanks for posting it on the Openhand site.

Chris Smile

Lord of the Rings is full of spiritual insight. A favourite of mine.

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Before I talk about The Shift (By Dr Wayne Dyer)

I just want to say I agree with Angel about the Lord of the Rings! there are so many spiritual insights I feel... lots of analogies and metaphors about the Light and Dark within.... I always cry in the last film when Frodo goes off to the Blessed Isles with the Elves... through happiness you understand Biggrin

Anyway - back to my main point... I personally found The Shift to be a great documentary/drama film. it's done as a kind of film about a documentary being made by Wayne, but it also follows the lives of those around him (as he makes the film) and the shifts they experience. There are some truly beautiful moments in it that, for me, really.... well..... caused a shift within me!

I also love some of the other films mentioned already, especially The Celestine Prophecy and The Peaceful Warrior.

I also love the film Gandhi and never fail to be moved by his tenacity and strength of peaceful will in shifting the consciousness of those whose lives he touched.

Thanks for reading my ramblings!
Alun Illumine

I saw it yesterday and it's just brilliant!!!
So many messages, it's unbeleivable!

I've remembered about this movie..."Baraka":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYZ8RWqqicQ&feature=related

It's soundtrack is as beautiful as the movie, here's one of the songs, it just makes me cry and sends me somewhere far away:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc5lwpnoOmQ&p=0F23207CEEE9BF63&playnext=1...

and also another movie I liked very much - "The bucket list"

I just watched The Celestine Prophecy after reading about the recommendation on this thread. What an amazing film! It's exactly the movie I needed to watch. Yes, we're all being led to fulfill our personal destiny, we just have to open up and follow.

I've also been led to watch Baraka on several occasions in past two days, I'm going to give it a try now!

In addition to all great movies mentioned above, two of my favorites are Groundhog Day and The Big Blue. I'm sure most have watched the Groundhog Day. Interestingly, I've found out it's actually one of Eckhart Tolle's favorites. The Big Blue is about man's desire for eternity with lots of scenes showing spectacular views of nature, especially the ocean and dolphins.

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I am delighted to hear that you appreciated the Celestine Prophecy movie Lei. I love it.

I've heard refrence to Baraka so many times, I'll be sure to watch it next time it comes my way. Thank you for the recommendation Yulia.
x

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Currently in British cinemas, "Eat, Pray, Love" is the remarkable true story of Elizabeth Gilbert's journey of self-discovery. After a divorce and another relationshaip that doesn't work out, she decides to travel for a year. Initially she goes to Italy, where she enjoys eating, then India to pray and finally to Bali where she falls in love. I thoroughly enjoyed the origional book and the movie. The video below has a great song called "I still believe" and some inspirational quotes from Elizabeth alongside the movie clips...

Thanks so much for sharing this Fiona. I find it heart warming. I didn't realise it was based on a true story. And I was so amazed to finally see a 'mass audience' film that truly gets what a soul mate is all about. Here's a wonderful quote from the lady who the film is about...

    "People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

    A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life."
    Elizabeth Gilbert

To me this is awesome truth. I'm so thrilled it's making its way into the mass media. However, she also says...

    "A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

I would say Elizabeth, you've only really had a taste of the True Soul Mate, perhaps not met the real thing? Or else enough layers haven't been broken down yet, pain has become suffering rather than true and deep inner confrontation.

When we have the courage to do this, living with a True Soul Mate indefinitely becomes a joy. Nothing is being hidden. Everything is be owned up to and transparent. But you have to really go that extra mile to get there!

Chris
PS: Check out our recent article on Soul Mates and Twin Flames...Soul Mates revisted

I liked this movie too, gave me a couple of answers and guidelines Smile

About soulmates:

It's amazing for me to see this topic since that's exactly what I asked BC about lately...

I've rearranged and reconfigured our relationship several times - from being insecure,dependent, scared to be left and very demanding, with a very rigid idea how everything is supposed to be, moody and all --> to a very free, independent, spacy and respectful relationship. The problem was to find the balance between being close with the partner and at the same time keeping degrees of freedom, without loosing connection.

Also I was shaken and stirred by it, so I was not sure this is it...

While being absolutely ready to go away, and finally feeling free from fear how am I going to survive on my own; the question became more whether it's my path to be with my partner or am I just not ready to let go, attached physically and mentally?

I assumed that relationship is supposed to support the individual evolution process and, while leaving space, work in synergy. But a weak spot in my theory was that I thought it's supposed to be nice and pleasant. Now I see where I was 'mistaking'...

Sync or not sync: the answer is written above?!

And I totally in tune with it, like 'Sure!' Biggrin

Hi Yulia Smile

When we truly are walking in truth, it becomes a constant question as to whether two souls should continue to walk side by side. To me there's a constant assessment of what's meant to be. There's nothing fixed.

So frequently the question might arise "should I stay or should I go?" And the answer comes from the questions: "does this continue to serve me?" "Am I continuing to learn and grow?" And "when we've gone through our 'stuff', is a higher harmony of truth, love and light found?" Even if sometimes it's painful, if we can answer positively to these three questions, then I do believe the relationship is meant to continue.

Chris

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Scared Sacred is a feature documentary that asks the question: Can we be Scared into the Sacred? The film takes us on a journey to the pivotal ground zeros of the world, places like Bosnia, Hiroshima, New York City and Afghanistan in search of stories of hope and meaning.

It can be watched online free here:
http://nfb.ca/film/scared_sacred

The second film by the same film maker, Velcrow Ripper, is called Fierce Light. It explores the fusion between spirituality and activism.

http://fiercelight.org/

Yesterday I saw his movie "The thin red line".

Each time I see his movies, I feel like I "touch God", no matter what the film is about.

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...an article about this up-coming documentary film by Tom Shadyac (Nutty Professor, Bruce almighty, Ace Ventura) in the Observer today (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/jan/16/tom-shadyac-hollywood-movies-...).

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Hi,

I thought this was a beautiful, simple movie, depicting one man's personal journey as he follows his path despite the remarkable challenges he faces. An inspiring true story about overcoming fear and finding one's "voice".

Another theme is that of the friendship and trust that develops between the two central characters, despite their differences.

Below is the trailer

Love, Fiona

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One of the things that let me so inspired about 'The King's Speech' was the awesome resillience of simple technology. In the days before internet, televisions, satelites and modern technology a message was shared over the simplest of mediums, the radio. With imperfect technology that got the job done. There's something about that that excites me. It feels raw. It feels so real. It feels sustainable. So when things fall apart we can know that there will always be a way to do exactly what we need to do...

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Hi Trinity,

Great point and I guess before "wireless" there was telegram... and the world managed just fine (and in some respects maybe managed much better than under the current influence of mass media) Wink

Love and light, Fiona

I still can't believe I saw what I saw and heard what I heard. Creepy - yes, but... I don't have words...

As if somebody's talking to me, all the movie...stirred so much things...

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jaI1XOB-bs

I'm so blown away, that I even can't remember everything, there was so much...but here are some of the points:

Mirrors,

creating reality or perceiving it through filters,

efforting and loosing 'yourself',

self-exploration and realisation process,

breaking through images of 'ourselves' that restrict from getting to see what's there inside, whatever it is, and then using it, expressing it selflessly and thi way reaching 'perfection';

keeping going no matter what happens and how scary it is, and what others think/say/do,

I citate ~ from the movie: "The only person standing on your way is you"...

....

Well, there was much more, so I'll see it again for sure.

Dead Poets Society is an all time 'spiritual' classic. Have you seen it? If not, you're missing a gem. Here's a taster...

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I enjoyed the movie I Am Legend, tho maybe on the surface it doesnt seem like a spiritual movie, it carries a wonderfull message that meetings with people dont just happen by chance.
The end scene I found quite moving
Smile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQfzvVeEkGI

Hi All,

Recently been exposed to quantum mechanics and getting interested in it. Watched these two movies/documentaries and really liked them wanted to share with all...

- What the #$*! Do We Know!?(What the Bleep Do We Know!?
- The quantum Activist

There is lot of work done in the area of meeting of Quantum mechanics and Spirituality and these are one of those.

This is very interesting and enlightening that how Science and noted scientist are coming to same conclusion which were reached many times by many seers in last thousands of years..

Chris please comment if you get time..

Love,
MB

Hi MB, I've never delved much into the science side of things, but I feel quite sure humanity is going to have a breakthrough in the unified field theory that will enable humans to mathematically describe all phenomena in possibly very near future. The key challenge right now is that not many theoretical physicists are enlightened, they're still trying to understand phenomena as if they're separate from it. Ultimately there's really no separation between the observed and the observer, all phenomena are not independent of the basic state of awareness, unless this realization becomes the breathing and living experience of the physicists, the complete understanding of all physical phenomena is quite unlikely. Right now it seems much of the new science (at least from what I know) are pretty much stuck at the law of attraction phase.

Lei

I am called a scientist Biggrin
and I would like to say something about science, if I may...

1. People like to put systems, people, situations complicated and diverse in one small box with a label. It has a calming and organizing effect, I agree, but usually far from true. Even in the simplest cases, in everyday life, each person and situation is a totally different story.

There are many types of scientists at the moment - those who work for money, for respect, for fame, for self-esteem. Many are in the loops, BUT! There are MANY MANY those, who I call free-explorers with open minds! And they are not stuck with anything. And usually they have DEEP insights in general. Every little subject/section in science is a micro-world, full of amazing things and surprises. And now there are plenty of subjects being explored, theoretically and experimentally.

What is law of attraction? :S I didn't hear about it even once in my recent years in academy on not even one seminar/course/presentation.

2. We all explore this reality and ourselves in different ways. None of them is better or worse. And we all know that 'mistakes' (learning experiences) are made by us all, no matter it is experienced through scientific research or spiritual (the same for me). It so happens, I'm doing it on this site at this moment. Later I'll do it while digging into effective temperature of the small non-equllibrium system I study.

I don't have to call it ANYTHING!! Spirituality, science, art, personal relationships... I really see people now coming from so different 'fields of evolution', they feel the same, but call it different names...

3. People refer only to quantum mechanics when talking about some parallel to spirituality, even though I prefer to call it reality.
I and more people find 'God', not only in quantum theory, but EVERYWHERE in science, even the most simple things, when you understand how it works, it just leaves you speechless (of course, I talk about free-minded explorers). We FEEL it there, impossible not to. And also I can see the parallels with everyday life, from the physical/chemical laws/phenomena. Amazing!

So, there is MUCH more in science than quantum science. It's just some sort of trend everybody is talking about and interpret (without even understanding the theory, funny), use words in a funny and unrelated way, like "Let this quantum energy enter you" hhhhhh So, while it IS inconceivable how much in it agrees with what spiritual masters say now and said ages ago. But...

4. WHAT'S THE BIG SURPRISE????!!! Biggrin

Just like Lei said:
"there's really no separation between the observed and the observer, all phenomena are not independent of the basic state of awareness...".

It is ALWAYS true, in my view, be it in the kitchen, in the lab, or in spiritual work.

For example, let's say that this reality exists without us which is really not trivial, like - if there's no me, then does it exist? (old philosophical theme). And you explore it, in different ways. One goes right, the other - left. What's the surprise that when two people explore the reality they find the same or similar results?

The other option - that reality is not real, but only happens in individual or collective perception/experience.
Then it is not surprise at all, that YOU build a reality which will approve itself. For example, how many times we see 'approvals' of what we think, like YES!!! but then after some time we see that we were 'wrong'? (The real meaning is that we were 'right', at THAT moment, but now it is not relevant anymore)...

5. I'm personally already not surprised to see how things confirm each other from different perspectives. If the question is ego-lead, then the mind and sub-consciousness and filters will do the job. If it's soul-lead, then again, the reality will build itself according to inner dynamics and synchronicities is what you get. Same mechanism working on two different levels.

This is why now I don't look at these things as on external, but as a sign to what I am inside now, what's MY reality now?

I don't make any conclusions, like "YES! THIS IS TRUE! OR REAL!!! HOW GREAT!", compare things, etc. Because I already saw not once how I shift, and aware that 'reality' is rather a fragile thing.

Even if we all now look at the same cup and everybody agrees - THIS is real! I say - and what if everybody around is MY illusion? Of course they will approve that this is real if I really believe it is! The same here...

Even if, let's say we now see that this is real, and assume for a moment that it is, who knows what we will find after we all collectively will shift? Maybe more surprises are awaiting us about the reality and the world?

6. For me now what is happening more and more, is actually the blurring and disappearance of definitions, of rigid borders. Like this is real and this is not, this is spiritual and this is not, this is right and this is wrong, this one is pleasant and this one is less pleasant and this one is really not pleasant... Everything turns to continuum...

THIS is what the free-explorer IS - FREE, open, out of the small boxes in the mind. And surprise!!! I learned it from my scientific research in previous year, and then it took me time to understand that I can use it in my other way of evolution, this one.

If I can do it there, why don't I do it EVERYWHERE?

To sum up:
1. If anybody interested to read a serious book about quantum mechanics and 'philosophy' behind it - Heisenberg's "Physics and philosophy" can help.

If anybody wants to know what quantum mechanics is - Cohen-Tannougji's "Quantum mechanics".

After reading the first one and at least seeing the second one, I think many misconceptions will fall away and one will be able at least to have the idea what he is talking about when saying "Quantum mechanics".

2. Talking about how ballet is danced without being a ballet dancer is a bit problematic. I stick to not talking about something I myself didn't experience and explore deeply. And even if I did, I allow myself some space to understand that it is MY personal experience and perception, it doesn't mean that everybody else is like that.

3. This one remains constant and solid - there is nobody 'outside', therefore, no point to look at it this way, but rather ask a question: "What is it there for me?", "Why is my attention brought to this?", "What does it tell me about MYSELF?", etc etc

Love and hugs,
Yulia

Hi guys - yes the subject of science and spirituality converging is going to keep coming up in the years ahead - fortunately I'd say.

I was blessed to have studied quantum mechanics within a Natural Sciences degree at Oxford University. Although I can safely say that I didn't really understand a word of it until I actually started experiencing it! To hear that matter consists of strings of energy that exist everywhere and nowhere at once - how does one truly process that in the mind without feeling it too?

It was not until the car crash I had where reality really started to bend and warp for me that I could understand what the professors had been pontificating about. Suddenly I found myself expanded into multiple dimensions of reality. It's like I knew I still existed in this physical plain (I didn't leave the body), but in higher plains, I could appreciate how everything connected together and was interrelated - it just unfolded instantly as a knowing within me.

So in the physical plain, everything continued to appear random and hap hazard, with no organising energy shaping it. But in higher plains, I'd see that nothing happpened (even in the lower plain) in a disconnected way. Every event was part of a flow of consciousness. What's more, there were many different levels to this experience, each getting finer, subtler, more sensitive, more connected.

I realised that there were 11 dimensions in all. That reality is created by two opposing and interlocking flows of consciousness - of energy. One flow was outwards - what I call Separation Consciousness - and the other was inwards - what I call Unity Consciousness. The whole of the universe is formed of the interplay between the two. In my consciousness they appear like two huge interlocking 'doughnuts', one green and one bluey lilac (sounds weird I know but others have also described very similar!).

The two membranes (doughnuts) flow through each other like oscillating waves sometimes cancelling each other out, sometimes forming a big wave. Where they interfere with each other constructively, you get a dimensional realm forming - like the physical one in which humanity (mostly) now resides. It's like consciousness gets dense - it con-denses. Because we have physical bodies, we are a part of that realm and reinforce the reality of it by what we believe it to be. Our constant observation of it sucks us into it (until that is we also start observing higher vibrational phenomenon).

Recently, I watched a BBC documentary on the nature of reality. It was absolutely fascinating because it described how three quantum scientists got together on a train one day and began to contemplate the latest 'string theory' - why is it that science had no less than five apparently separate string theories to describe the universe? Surely if everything is one, then there must be only one theory to describe it? Then eureka! They remembered that another scientist had for the last 30 years or so been talking about there being 11 dimensions of reality - he'd been ridiculed and castigated by the world science community for postulating such preposterous ideas!

They realised that if reality was indeed arrayed in 11 dimensions, then suddenly, all five string theories come together into one unified string theory. Amazing! They came up with the next evolution - Membrane theory or "M Theory" for short. In brief they considered that reality was formed between two interlocking flows of energy - Membranes (or doughnuts as I describe them) - arrayed in 11 dimensions.

When I watched it, I was literally blown away. I'd been a pretty uninterested student at Oxford - spent most of my time rowing - but suddenly I was having direct experiences of what the latest quantum science was postulating. Incredible.

Like you Lei, my view is that you can only really 'understand' how the universe is formed when you actually experience it. However, I also believe that it's fantastic that science is getting there through the intellect too because that's where a large part of humanity is currently languishing - in the intellect.

Here at Openhand, I often find in the courses we do, I have to meet someone at the level of intellect to form a bridge with them before I can help guide them into direct experiences. It's like the mind keeps wanting to talk people out of the experience. So I use mind to create a roundabout with no exits for their intellect - then there's no choice but to go inwards!

I believe that's exactly what quantum science is coming to within M Theory (doughnut theory) - a mental roundabout with no exits. Ultimately they will realise there's no place else to go but into the direct experience of it. You have to eat the doughnut before you can truly taste it!

Chris

Hi Chris,

what an intellectual comment Wink hhhh

I wanted to ask something...

I look around and see that people have insights, shifts, realizations without doing anything else, but living their lives. Sure, this option is not for me, I am aware of it, but there is an impression I get that many think that THIS is how it has to be done.

I also used to think that one HAS to do something 'special' in order to evolve, rather than just live life and that's all, but now when I see all this happening, I am really beginning to be 'convinced' I was wrong. It seems that the opposite is A truth.

What I see actually is that humanity evolves not in discrete components and processes, but as one organism with continuous activation/relaxation diagram. And still each one contributes with his individual part. Another thing I see that this awareness that so many techniques are proposed to develop, has its own 'life', and is not controlled or encouraged. It seems it is spreading independently on anything, like the clouds or wind. Just some energy is blowing all around, infecting and filling everything.

I then don't understand what is the point of separating it all to 'mundane people', 'intellectuals', those who 'do meditation, read spiritual books and sing mumbayumba on weekends' and those who do not. I still am not in peace with the idea that something needs to be done, or that somebody has the choice to open to the energy, but more see it as a natural filtering process. Like when the certain type of flowers is dying when the weather is changing.

Why do I feel some sent of separation when you say "these people", or humanity is now residing... Were you yourself once not one of these people? Did you have a choice then you think? I don;t feel this way. For me anything that happened to me was evolution too, THIS was truth, THIS was one of the bricks in the wall, one of the shapes in a puzzle, and THIS is not less me then this other creature now, it was my skin then, now the skin is changing. OK...

Somehow I feel (maybe this is my stuff), as if there is some kind of nonacceptance and restrain, maybe evasion even from the way society is now. Why? Isn't it nonacceptance of some part of us? THIS is us, what we see there, too. Old skin, yes, but why to reject it? to force it go, to tear it from the body before time has come? Instead just see it going off naturally, with gratitude and love? Not trying to pull it back and cling to it, yes, but, you know...

I think I made it clear...

Thank you

Hi Chris, that's fascinating things you share in the above post. Actually many years ago I did become quite interested in theoretical physics, but at some point I decided i was not going down that route, I had the insight that it will get me nowhere in the end. Now I feel blessed to have you explaining to us your insights on the subject, I feel like i've taken a shortcut. Smile I will go inwards and feel the truth within, and then one day I'll just pick up a layman's book on unified strings theory and completely get it, that will be my way of going about it..

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Hi guys

its fascinating (to me) how this has come up now. Its something I’ve been feeling a pull to explore and getting into the last couple of days!

I’ve been recently reading about the delicate symmetry of the Universe, about the order/disorder balance. Something you mentioned in your post Chris. When I read about it I found it really profound, and also that it related to synchronisity etc. Also I’ve been reading a little about ‘string theory’ and how it recognises there are likely 11 dimensions rather than 3 or 4 at any point in space-time, though I’m still unfolding the implications of that. Its quite inspiring.

Yesterday I was also reading about how science recognises that nothing can be said to exist, essentially because the ‘present moment’ has already gone the moment we try to observe it. So you are not really reading this at all because the light takes time to travel to your eyes and then be interpreted, and by that time what you thought you were reading has subtley changed! and that’s the same with everything we observe around us! It takes time to observe, and therefore the thing observed has already changed by the time we observe it!

One of my conclusions from this was that essentially science already recognises that there is no past or future and for that matter not really any tangible present moment that exists. So I concluded that the only thing we can ‘know’ as real is our true Self, in this moment. That which is beyond experience! I was inspired how deep ‘science’ has and is taking things, and I agree that I feel we’ll see more and more of these mergings and overlapping of the boundaries between science and spirituality, perhaps until there’s the realisation as Yulia suggests that its all one anyway. Labels won’t separate it.

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Hi Yulia

I resonate with your last post too. Again I’ve been contemplating it. Why the need to ‘do’ anything special or specific in regards our spiritual evolution etc. Evolution it seems has happened naturally and continues to. And It feels to me that even the exploration of this is a natural part of our evolution. As I look around I see more and more people ‘waking up’, finding interested and energy in the ‘spriitual’ (I know ‘labels’! ☺) looking more within, seeking and finding answers and truth.

I agree with you, I don’t feel we really need to ‘do’ anything specific in order to realise our True Nature, or even just generally.

Yet it feels this ‘movement’, this revolution, is happening naturally, so perhaps the invitation is neither to put effort into owning or going with it, yet also not into denying it.
I feel, as I think you do that our ‘motivation’ perhaps (words don’t do it justice perhaps) is to be ourselves and to know Our Self. and so paradoxically perhaps in trying to do anything outside of that we move away from ourselves/Self!

Yet I also see the potential for distortion in this – the potential to deny what we feel to NATURALLY do/be, because it appears to be an efforting or a specific road or path. Does that makes sense?

So I feel there IS an invitation to let go of the effort or subtle striving to be spiritual or accelerate our evolution, move away from society etc, yet at the SAME TIME there I feel a natural pull to work in these processes and to engage with these and other things. So if I am living naturally and honestly and this is what I feel to do, then I feel the invitation is to do it. and if one was to feel to be a movie star or a home maker or scientist etc and not obviously engage in an exploration of spiritual or evolutionary things, then I feel that’s just as valid as well. I feel ‘evolution’ is naturally unfolding, and our choice is not about whether we choose to facilitate that or live in a way that we think ‘spiritual’ but rather to choose to be who we really are, as much as possible, in whatever form. We can recognise our place in the Universe or not, but it feels like the Universe is evolving, and perhaps as part of that natural evolution is our recognising our True Self.

with love

Ben

Hi Ben,
Its funny you're writing just what I was thinking about 10 minutes ago on my way to the university...

I felt how my mind running anxiously - but what, but how??!!!

Should I or should I not???!! What to doooo???!!! What is my path and what is not?

hhhhhh

And then I reached out for info from the outside, and I got this - relax! You'll be fine and loved no matter what you do! So really, explore freely and know that it will be just fine! "All the roads lead to Rome"...it's just the matter of time and suffering. You can suffer some more, which would mean you enjoy it in a way and that's why you choose it, or you can suffer less if you find the way of least resistance. But since in 'real reality' suffering is not something so bad, but people define it as bad, so there is really no problem...

This line
"I feel ‘evolution’ is naturally unfolding, and our choice is not about whether we choose to facilitate that or live in a way that we think ‘spiritual’ but rather to choose to be who we really are, as much as possible, in whatever form."

Is like WOW! Absolutely!!! Hit me right in the button Biggrin
And if you couldn't then it's OK TOO!! Universe always gives 2nd, 3d, 4th,...Nth try Wink

And what I see is that usually it's both. You both just keep being what you were and at the same time you are all the time finding your real self. So for me it's about balance, not to fall too much to neither side. What I mean to say - it's not about trying to run away from who you ARE NOT, but be it TOO, and at the same time, see who you ARE. I think it's about integrating both somehow.

But that's what I see at the moment.

I also contemplated on this: after all the real self is NOTHING, so even this REAL ME is something temporary, just a small light in the darkness to show some direction, but it is not really who I am.

This process can be real fun, like a game, didn't work? Try again! I'm almost sure that this is ME who is making it so tough and hard and tricky...But I feel it is changing! It DOES become more and more fun, more and more free and all the suffering and processing and pain, are just part of the game... Oh! You shot me in the leeeg!!! hhhhh Good one! Good for you! Hohohohoooo...I got the message, thank you!

By the way, this new movie "127 hours" (Danny Boyle's) portraits this very well, I felt really resonating. Humor and playfullness even in most hard situations... aha

And to sum up: I am really sure that I am loved no matter what I do and how, and therefore I can maybe finally realx and enjoy and not be afraid to try and make mistakes. And also, a last point - my big realizations came from where I expected least! From 'ORDINARY' situations, 'ordinary' people, 'ordinary' life.

Thanks Smile

Let me ask you this: is someone who works hard building houses being authentic? How about someone who works really long hours grafting in the fields to gather in hay or some form of crop? What about a sportsman who trains seven hours a day seven days a week to fulfill a passion? Are they not also an expressions of the soul in some form?

And so what about a natural aspiration to evolve? Because if you consider ALL of the examples I quoted, I could easily point to a quality of beingness within each which is about evolution. And so what if for some people the aspiration is so strong within them that they're working with evolution 24/7? Perhaps because they realise there's really nothing else going on.

It's all a question of what is truly authentic for you and how you feel to express that. If you're driven by a passion to explore, let that unfold - I'd say that was an intrinsic nature of the soul, which in some people, gets drowned out to a degree by anothe rnatural characteristic - to accept the innate perfection of things exactly as they are.

Yulia you asked me if I was in some way aware of these things before I awoke? As I look back, I realise I got to about the age of 12 and then something shifted. I was totally disatisfied life (even at that age), I was always looking for something but didn't know what. When I discovered sport, many of the answers started to come - it was more about self perfection. Yet I was still looking to achieve something, to reach some kind of level.

When I had my Gateway 1 Awakening (the car crash), I discovered how to keep looking, keep aspiring, but without efforting simply by bringing full awareness to situations, circumstances and events.

Another question you ask Yulia is about the atate of humanity. It is clear to me that there is a definite 'parting of the waves': some seem just not interested in looking at the bigger picture at all, whilst others - a much smaller group - are. As you say, I think it's just the way it is, some crops will make it and others won't. I'd love all of humanity to evolve and ascend into the 5th Dimension but everything that is currently happening, points to that not happening. I've learned to be okay with that.

Chris

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i think we're agreeing with each other, just saying it in different ways! excellnt! :lol:

Hi Chris,
thanks for all the answers, but the questions I asked still remains:

When you say 'them', people, do you separate yourself from them?

Because the way I see it - they are sort of parts of me. Whatever I recognize outside, in my view, really resides within me, otherwise I wouldn't notice/resonate with WHATEVER is 'outside'.

Therefore, parts of ME will stay, while others will die, out of in-necessity.

About the 'choice' (again Biggrin ) - you say you felt something is wrong. I know this feeling, but still can't say it gave me any choice, I kept living this life, WITH the feeling. It was so until something happened. And then there was a shift. For example - the first shift was when I met somebody who insisted that for him the world is great and fun, while till that point I was SURE, that everybody is suffering and that the world around is the ultimate hell!
The other was my suicide attempt with the following hospitalization... then meeting Dani and being introduced to Kabbalah, then finding your site, and so on...

What I mean to ask is this:
Did you feel you HAD any choice BACK THEN? but to live just exactly the way you lived?

I feel I DID NOT.

And I therefore extrapolate it further on 'people' outside, whom I see as my PREVIOUS states, for reference, and not as somebodies who are to follow me or to change or anything like that. And at the same time, if I feel to say something, or to 'help', I do so. That means for me, that these parts are still 'not cooked', and it is really ME who I am talking and helping to.

By the way, I see people like you as my future states hhhh, this is my more evolved me is talking to me hhhhh

What a 'kookoo-land'! Biggrin
Thanks again Smile

Hi Yulia,

I definitely see a division happening within humanity. I see it all around me. The journey of evolution is not an easy one. As you know, even when the realisation dawns that there is a spiritual path, many are still too conditioned or afraid to follow. Yes, I see the ascending group as separate. It is comprised of people seeded to make the journey and committing to that. So yes, to me, a separation is happening.

In terms of choice, when I turned 12 thereabouts yes I knew something wasn't right with the world, or at least I knew there was something beyond that I needed to find. I didn't know exactly what that was until I discovered the path of self mastery.

At this point I'd say I didn't have a choice as to what to do. I was drawn by an inner compulsion which kept getting hooked on various physical aspirations or goals. So no, I didn't experience a choice. Although I felt like I was choosing my goals, in fact they were choosing me!

But when the first Gateway presented itself during my car crash many years later, it definitely was as a choice. I've since heard many people speaking of confronting death during accidents who still made the choice to identify with the circumstances - to get lost in them and still being fearful. For me, I experienced letting go and surrendering into the situation as a definite choice that I could so easily have turned away from.

And I see this around me all the time. Through the Five Gateways work, I often encounter people who are confronting Gateways: they're being presented with opportunities to step through those Gateways. Some turn away, some embrace the opportunity. So for me, the Gateways definitely present as choices right up until quite far down the path when the realisation dawns that even choice itself becomes an illusion. There is simply alignment with what wants to be - no longer is there anything resisting.

Chris

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Hi Chris

I had a question which I was going to raise on a previous post about purpose/choice/the 'plan' etc. In a previous post you mentioned that really there was no plan or design for creation as that would imply a creator or planner. Yet you've also mentioned being aligned with the 'plan' at other times.

For me I see almost paradoxically as if there is both a 'Plan' and yet no Planner (or the planner is also the plan maybe?!) Because I experience a natural flow of the Universe heading in a certain direction, unveiling and unwinding specific things, evolving etc. and that doesn't mean the flow is fixed necessarily, but when aligned to it it seems as if there is a clear direction its moving. To me it seems then that in some ways this IS a kind of design or plan, just maybe without a designer. I'm not sure if the flow ever reaches centre, because maybe there is no 'centre', or nothing at the centre. Its no longer flow in that 'place' perhaps. Maybe the 'direction' of the flow is a 'Plan' or model in some ways? The idea of people's ascension for example appears like a direction or 'design'. Yet maybe without a designer.

I also am aware of a question for me about the seeming paradox around the idea of 'purpose' andchoice. You seem to express a strong sense of 'purpose', drive, commitment (that I find inspiring) for example; and then I contemplate this around the idea of there being no purpose, choice, plan etc as you've previously mentioned, so it almost feels like a paradox. I see your sense of purpose arising spontaneously from being, yet it still FEELS like a sense of purpose that arises. It has direction and motivation. So what are your feelings on this sense of purpose? It still feels to me like in the aligning to the flow there is a hint of a choice or 'purpose' involved somewhere, even if just because there can't be an action without non-action (e.g. black and white etc). So the expression of this beingness arises from somewhere. It has direction. Does that make sense?! Smile

So do you also feel this as a paradox? Could in some ways the direction of the universe be some sort of design without designer? Might there be authentic individual 'purpose', and perhaps that may mirror an overall 'purpose' as well. Without this what would inspire anything to arise?
thanks.

Ben

Hi Ben,

Yes they're great questions indeed - questions that when thoroughly explored take one deep into beingness.

In my reality, there is no design for the universe in the sense that it was pre-planned. Yet it has an order to it which one could describe as its 'design' - in other words it looks like this and acts like that. This is what I mean by design.

Yet it is not even as simple as that. It seems that the dimensional realms in which we live came into being naturally. Yet various intelligent life-forms now occupy them. It's like our intelligence happened, our consciousness then realised a particular part of the design seems to be a certain way and can provide particular experiences - like the materiality for example.

So then a group of us - humanity for example - explore together a whole bunch of questions. In the exploration of which, they shape and bend that reality - they formed the Matrix for example. I'd say each dimensional realm is like that - with ever increasing sophistication.

And there's an even deeper aspect to the question in terms of purpose. When we truly understand the lessons of a particular evolutionary level, I sense a strong yearning to move past that level. It's like I recognise that I've been held back by that level.

This leads to a greater letting go, a greater unraveling which takes one deeper still. Now who is deciding to unravel? In enlightenment there is just pure presence. Yet at the highest levels of experience, at the highest levels of evolution, there is beingness helping to hold in place the highest dimension (the 11th). They also work to unblock blockages lower down (like on earth for example). This is the energy I know as Openhand.

In holding beingness in place, its like they (and we) take on subtle identity. But this identity has one very important characteristic (self design), which is continual surrender to presence. It's a choice to keep evolving, to keep moving on, not to be held back by identity. In itself it is still an identity which I call the 'heart'. That's why here at Openhand we talk both of the heart centre and the soul. The heart centre is that aspect of beingness which is continually surrendering to the path - making a choice if you like.

I believe this quality is what makes beings eternal. Without which they'd simply dissolve right back into the source.

Chris

Hi,
These questions and answers about true beingness,purpose and plan ,togher with todays article on there is a higherb order(which alsoheard also from the other side today) are all in alighnment right with where I am at present.The same questions raised and the answers given are somehow confirmed in my higher consciousness .I've been taken right back to questioning what do I really percieve higher benevolent consciousness to be and most of all how to make sense of the opposing consciousness-flowing througnhumanity on a smaller and wider scale. In theistic terms how to reconcile the problem of evil with a benevolent LIght??.All the basic questions that need and should be asked to make sense of how we are truly being and the authenticity of how we choose to live our life and why.
.It's taken me on a journey right back to zero again as to what I really feel to be the building blocks of creation. What are the origins, and there are many amongst openhands philosophical theory(or route map), way to live etc...I do feel openhand is coming right from the heart, (the cosmic christ) and the unity consciousness as interlocking rings.The heart being the stronger magnetically.
I have been asking the question -What is really real to me anymore ?Does it actually matter, since depending on where we are there is no real objective reality? The answers lie I feel really do lie in quantum physics, so I found the Doughnut theory pushed me in to doing a little bit of research , which is all beginning to show the light again at different levels of my journey and understanding of my experiences with the Light.I realised again that there really is is no objective reality.I also experienced for the first time ever the notion of questionning my own existence as real phenomena and this is happening more and more to me, as if I am experiencing a taste of what it isto step out of time/space for a while and past (of what seemed should be a continuum of present)and future suddenly did not exist. Yet at the same time all realities were existing simultaneously,I later found out. I experienced this not as a concept or understanding, but as a reality. A synchronistic reality which showed me that the only thing true was the moment,the self,''the imbetween'', which can not really be defined by anything or one- and then I even doubted that for a while! A little but like one might feel if their soul had been hijacked. I have had other experiences like this .Where was I in that moment ?? What is really real, and is this happening to me more often than I actually believe to be my true existence? It pushed me into reading upon space time, quantum physics... and I am finding some explanations to my questions. So Thank-you for that!

The source of all creation I feel to be is pure abstract consciousness and we are fragmnets of this...and I see now that there is no distinction between good and bad, that in a sense God is amoral, and good and bad infact bad are infact mind led limitations,that we can only understand when the one is absent.There is just Pure ultimate consciousness , but we have been fragmented into lower denser levels, just as atoms become stuff,we also have.. So when Chris speak about not really having a choice in the goals/ plan, that it was choosing him, might that really be suggesting that it is really just being apart of the Source What differentes a person who works to their highest purpose,whether(and I use examle already given) of a sportsman,or a wheat gatherer and a spiritualy awakened person,since both come from aspects of the soul.

Might the universe be operating just at different levels,through different layersof the dynamic exchange(perception) and interplay of the Unity/Separation consciousness.There does seem like an organising power behind it all, which orchestrates the universal dance of life, when we do surrender and emerge into that divine flow.In this way we are the co creators.We are the divine plan.But how I see it is ,that there could be just many layers to the universe which is operating simultaneously or (parellel to) a plain of infinte possibilities of choices and 'plans'. MIght there be an ultimate plan ? If so, I can only see this as enlightenment, which whilst here I think involves the dualistic nature of being human i.e having fears, anger, love etc and simulaneously being enlightened through all things. What does it matter if we are spiritual or not, because there is a higher order going on, just depend on how one changes their perception?Or wake up in spiritual terms Are we not talking about some form of spiritual humanism in a sense, whilst still maintaining a belief in God, which is Unity Consciousness.
And it really depends on where we are by ''pure chance'', since isn't this what may be the outcome when we feel the pull to do this or that........ It directs us into a field of multiple potentialities/possibilities.Incidently, I saw this the other day as shoots of white arrows, across a field coming in all sorts of directions.I just saw a dichotomy between predestination and free choice.I realised depending on where I was standing at that time determined my reality, that I chose, or did I? If I was alighning to the natural flow of the universe , anything could happen. My son could have ran across the road to get his football and at that moment a car could have raced around the corner.....At that point I realised I had NO CONTROL, to determine the potentiality of the future. That there is no set plan, so why make one and constrict reality?
But somehow ther dpoes seem a higher intelligent higher deeper purpose co existing,wheteher we align or not.So even when we don't choose and simply just be, are we not also playing the Divine Order/plan ? Who is the chooser here ??And is not simply alighning to that flow, also intention or rather ''a higher consciousness led intention'',allowing us the freedom to explore and CREATE our highest potentiality?To push all limits. Limitless potentiality and outcome.
I also have ridden ot old beliefs that being spiritual does not imply innate goodness, so if we feel the pull to do whatever we like, then what if it is not intrinsically good, what if it may hurt other people ??.Is there really a difference , I am beginning to wonder between spiritual people and those who apparently have not woken up...?? What matters anymore??? If those who are not alighned to the flow, WILL BE EVENTUALLY. IT'S INEVITABLE!!!!
Everything is evolving anyway. So again the question what matters anymore??

So for me I am questionning What is really real to me anymore ??? It's like I feel the mind prison I nurtured myself in is shattering. It would do so eventually, so now is a good time.
Trusting is part of that order and flow I feel,no matter what happens. For me somehow I feel my basic trust in life somehow went wrong. It is the fear of the natural flow that somehow we must learn to make a friend out of rather than an enemy, because there is innate wisdom in it, when we become it.....In this sense Choice becomes apparent, crystal clear....there is no question anymore just the flow as co creators and becoming the DIVINE PLAN itself.... but of course we get stuck in those eddy currents,which blurs our vision as we come to face deeper aspects of our TRUE SELFand the shadows, the places of being stuck with our true selves.

ARe we not talking about a deistic plan, that continually aligns us on the path to evolve and show us something about honouring our TRUE BEINGNESS,and how we are being as a unique expression of that seer in external circumstances which we really create ourselves, as a bridge to create our own plan or navigate our own field of a MULTIPLE OCEAN OF PURE POSSIBILITIES, coexisting at many different levels on many different realms depending on where we are in our spiritual evolution?. All having a unique intelligent divine order in all??? So does it matter really what we do ???? Responsibility together with Right Action I can see is part of alighning with that flow ,naturally going hand in hand.And if it's all about self realisation, is this not really based on a kind of altruistic ego, for the higher purpose of ALL.Since we are Pure Presence everything and Nothing. This raises the question well who is really choosing here, since we are One with the Light?!I have found that when I have alighned with the Higher order and divine flow that eveything does make sense, that synchronisties occur and it just becomes very clear I feel it to be RIGHT and it does feel like I am unified with Unity Consciousness- At the deepest level of consciousness there does seem order and purpose and that we know we are indeed all One and united at the core essence. So when people wake up, they are changing the way they percieve reality based on higher vibrational experiences(or lower ones)..

I hope this does not seem too off the lines to the above discussions you were having, as you can see my mind (lower self)is having a little argument with my higher alighned self which is in the flow, as I am meeting the shadows of dissolving my false self. Which questions the whole experience.I think it is a case of listening to what feels right within, and the magnetic place to lisyen to for this is to align woith the heart of the universe,the Cosmic Christ Consciousness within, which somehow I feel we will be divinely guided , because we are that plan ,in a realm of seemingly multiple possibilities and outcomes. So what matters? Why should there be an ULTIMATE plan for this incarnation?.Is that not just the fear of living fully in this body,or might it be the opposite?. .Somehow or another it does feel that it matters, and that there is purpose in the play of universal potential realities or posssibilities. Any views on the field of ''a universal ocean of potentialities , '', ALL alighned to a higher purpose and in that universal flow of higher consciousness??Is there really a plan, or are there not rather a probablitity of many possible plans.....

Wow Teresa! Plenty of deep contemplations. You seem very aligned indeed with the Openhand approach - and yes, the Christ Consciousness flows through the core of what we do - but I hasten to add, not a religious energy by any means. And it is one that is open to all, irrespective of background or belief.

You say...

    "But somehow there does seem a higher intelligent higher deeper purpose co existing, whether we align or not. So even when we don't choose and simply just be, are we not also playing the Divine Order/plan? Who is the chooser here ?? And is not simply aligning to that flow, also intention or rather ''a higher consciousness led intention'',allowing us the freedom to explore and CREATE our highest potentiality? To push all limits. Limitless potentiality and outcome.

I had a very powerful and rapid opening once (one of several). It was during a sweat lodge. Suddenly I found myself expanded into the highest realms of consciousness (at least that's what I knew was real for me). I found myself within and a part of a group of highly evolved 'beings' - except to call them beings would be a misnomer. They didn't have form at all. There was simply nothing to see. And they communicated telepathically, sometimes as one and sometimes individually. There were nine of them and called themselves "The Group of Nine".

I was made aware that they had humanity's interested deeply at heart - indeed all sentient beings. I understood that they 'guided the divine design'. In other words, they intuited what was meant to be - what was flowing from the source. It was as if they 'sat around the flow from the source' and 'tweaked the tiller' every now and again to bring everything into alignment.

I intuited a deeper purpose - of theirs. It was to help bring all sentient life to a place of 'nirvana' - where the two flows of Separation Consciousness and Unity Consciousness are harmonised with all blockages removed. So in this way they're helping bring everyone and everything into alignment.

They do this with Humanity by helping to create mirroring experiences - sychronicities - to bring our attention to the higher truth. But they don't tell people the answers. They simply reflect and invite self realisation. So they're helping but not spoon feeding.

Some other people have also spoken of the Group of Nine working with humanity right now, but only a few. Sometimes you may hear of the Council of Nine, but to me the descriptions of this are quite gross distortions and I know that name is not supported by the group themselves. I was given to call the energy "Openhand".

Chris

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thanks Chris! powerful...

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This is my favourite spiritual movie xxx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR_9A-cUEJc

I was really asking recently to show how it is to live through the soul, i.e. how to allow the soul to live/experience/express through the bodymind?

So I was sent many tips, hints, answers and help, but yesterday I saw this movie. I didn't expect much, I thought that my soul just wants me to have some fun and relax, but during and after and still today I feel WOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!

THIS is another hint, only through example. I enjoyed every second of this movie. Jack Sparrow, the main character is not attached to anything, doesn't want or need anything, doesn't plan anything, it seems as if he is totally in the flow, and saying/doing things absolutely spontaneously and authentically, and doesn't care about the consequences. So open and free and trusting, and funnily everything is shaping just ok around him, he's always assisted, played with and laughed with...

And in general this movie is like no bad no good, no moral, no evil, everything looks so natural there. There were a couple of 'romantic', maybe just too sweet for me moments I had some problem to deal with, but it's also something to look at in me and work on it.

I had such fun!!!!
I'm so grateful and joyous Biggrin

Byebye,
Yulia

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This is a briliant movie about finding what is really important in life through whatever circumstances may be there. It has a soulful and native American influence that lends itself powerfully to the remind us of the true spirit within us all.

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Not only is Princess Mononoke one of my favourite movies ever, its also a very spiritual one. I get a lot of feeling from this film, and it gives me that mystical connection with nature and spirit. Spirited Away is another great film by Hayao Miyazaki.

Bram Stoker's Dracula: Dracula becomes so upset from the seperation of his loved one that he turns dark. He stays with this immortal darkness so that he can reunite with her in another lifetime. I really like the magical powers and occult science in this film. And I really resonate with that longing to be reunited with ones beloved. Also the cast is awesome!!!

Kung Fu Panda: already mentioned, but for me is probably the most uplifting movies I have ever seen. I see my true self in the panda, a kind and gentle heart.

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Speaking of Miyazaki i was shaken by Nausicaä.
If you like Princess Mononoke and haven't seen this one, watch it and let me know how it's making you feel Smile

Love,
A

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Love this Film. I've always identified with the work and the essense of the director, Sean Penn. I recently discovered that he happens to own a film company under the name of Indigo ? Perhaps I've know him from elsewhere Wink

Synopsis- http://www.wikisummaries.org/Into_the_Wild

Youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LAuzT_x8Ek

Much Love, Lisa

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Yes Alex I have seen Nausicaa, A few times actually!!! I love that movie, itt gives me that mystical feelings as well! The part with the golden field reminds me of that place inside that feels like home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XvJwTYnKww

I found this to be quite an inspiring movie about 2 people who initially have a resistance to follow the pull of their soul and eventually follow the flow of it in which they find peace and discover what we thought was our plan turns out to be something very different.....

This is a great movie very aligned with the Openhand approach on feeling the pull of the moment.

"I pray for the moments yet to come, knowing that they're there, waiting in the field." - Bagger Vance

Wow Lei, you're in the flow. You cannot imagine how that clip has just touched me. It's a big clue in a conundrum I've been wrestling with. "Feel it with open hands!"

Thanks

Chris

I'm really glad what it did for you, Chris. Wink I actually wanted to post it a while ago, then I forgot and then last night that thought just popped into my head again. Biggrin

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That is totally awesome.
I really adore the way that the film maker has capture this energy with such soulful artistry.
Thank you for sharing...
x

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'One flew over the cuckoo's nest' from 1975, I just saw it the other day and it just broke my heart into a billion pieces... Its the best movie I've ever seen, without the smallest doubt! I´m gonna watch it again tonight.

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Thanks for the suggestion Meno.
I watched so many years ago that I can't remember.
I'll give it another go.
x

Yes interesting movie - it saddened and empowered me at the same time!

Chris

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Yeah, well I saw this movie while having quite an emotional ride... basically, to put it short; I felt like I just couldn't find any smallest amount of sanity anywhere on this planet, and then this movie came along, as a gift from benevolence. I was VERY present while watching it, and guided to notice some very subtle, but amazingly significant details about the charterers, the flow of the moment, and my own situation here on this planet. That simply blew my mind.

So; call me crazy Wink but I find this movie to be very spiritual, and after seeing it a second time; still classified as one of the best I´ve ever seen.

And yes Chris, it was indeed very empowering!

Thanks for being here guys, much love to both of you Smile

I want to share this deeply moving and thought provoking movie here. I feel it's a perfect movie to help us to reflect on the current world situation we're in.

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Interesting Lei.
Thank you for sharing.
I watched a movie called 'In Time' a couple of nights ago that you may find of interest too. An interesting metaphor for what we see going on today.

Not sure if this would be a favourite movie, but certainly one with an interesting message to watch

http://www.naturalnews.com/035443_The_Hunger_Games_movie_review.html#ixz...

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Greetings Everyone,

This is one of our favorite films. We have watched it up teen times and could watch it again and again, and we are still awed by it precisely because it never loses its flavor so to speak.

Because of its minimal use of dialogue it allows for many interpretations, the mind seems to be bypassed so the heart can listen and observe.

To me this is a Masterpiece of beauty and a story that parallels all our lives in subtle metaphoric ways and how Karma can be a highway to empower the Soul.

It is a Korean film with subtitles. For those that don't like subtitled films don't let that scare you away!

This film is an Initiation in itself...Enjoy.

Hi

I loved "Spring, ....". I saw it a while back, but it left its trace, very deep.

I know it sounds very funny, but I was avoiding seeing Twilight for years, until I saw New Moon, the 2nd movie, by chance. It brought me to see all four parts:Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn Part 1. And I am watching them repeatedly lately. And for me personally it is like one huge source of metaphorical and direct messages as if personally for me, one after the other.

Somehow it has both the dark and the light sides and was just pushing all possible buttons and has shown me so much about both simple "ordinary", almost 'boring' life on Earth and the spiritual part of it. I was and am still absolutely positively overwhelmed Smile Not to mention the pleasure, I just enjoy watching it so much.

So I don't know if it will be as 'spiritual' as it is to me, but I already saw it 5 times (every part) and didn't finish to dig all the gifts from it yet Smile

And the songs there... the lyrics... Wow! Well, here's one of them:

A powerful documentary, a very deep exploration of what spiritual (or soulful) activism is. It seems a perfect movie for the current time we are in. Watch it full screen and enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFT-FlXd7Xw.

This looks like a movie worth watching, bear with it!

Hi everyone,

We watched Cloud Atlas last night and it's still with me. Watch it if you can. I'd love to hear what you think! I think it might be a new favourite along with Avatar and The Peaceful Warrior.

Hilary

Hilary

Hi guys I just wanted to give a mention to a movie I just saw that I found very moving and soul stirring. Here is a trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQFAPeaJOf8

It has been a little below the radar but is in cinemas now if you fancy seeing it.

Smile Jamie

edit whoops just saw Hilary's post above! oh well it gets double recommendation then!

Hi Jamie - nice to hear from you.

Trinity and I saw it a couple of weeks back before she went off to Hawaii. Amazing film indeed - personally I found the first hour a little challenging - to stay connected to the various stories. But as they all hotted up and then finally merged together - awesome!

Chris

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Love it too Jamie!
It had some deeply symbolic meaning in it, keeping me totally engaged. Rather epic 3 hours long if I remember correctly.

Haven't seen Spring....S,F,W...spring yet but caught the trailer the other day on a film rating website. It looked just the most beautiful piece of film making & story telling. Thanks for the confirmation it really felt like it would be a nurturing of the heart meditative experience.
Love Jaq

I saw Cloud Atlas a few weeks ago too. I was so excited having seen the trailer, it promised so much about past life connectedness, and working through your Kharma....I really enjoyed it although (You can probably hear the BUT coming a mile away right!!) for me it initially disappointed on a couple of points. I found the different characters & plots hard to follow for the first half too. I really hoped the film makers (From The Matrix) would go further with the subject...it felt a bit tame & subtle compared to the trailer.
Although I think that might just have been me because it did have a profound effect the following day as I think energetically I got it far more than on a cognitive level, so I researched it a bit & the penny dropped intellectually too. Tad embarrassing but I didn't realise all 15 or so of the main actors played 6 parts each, I got the obviously ones but totally missed the fact that there was that much symmetry in it. A pretty amazing achievement for the actors & the whole production I thought! It left me really wanting to see it again to take in more of the layers of appreciation I clearly missed.

Ps. Love Hugh Grant as a cannibal, it was just hilarious Smile
Didn't realise 'Mr Smith' was English & if I admit to falling asleep for the shortest cat nap ever when Tom Hanks & Haile Berry met in his office, you'll probably understand why I didnt get it all ;)...quite a key moment I've since realised.
It is very exciting where filmmakers are taking their art!

I think the subtlety and ambiguity was why I loved it so much! I really enjoy not being able to comprehend something whilst being energetically awed at the same time. I saw it with a friend who is more intellectual and he found it underwhelming and overly subtle and then when I went again I took my girlfriend and we were both in floods of tears and in stunned silence afterwards!

It is easier to follow and read into the different layers the second time of watching although I still don't know if I understand it (or if I want to!). I do know it left me with that feeling of remembering distant truths and a deep reverence for the souls I journey with along with a lighter perspective on my life situation, perhaps someone is watching a movie of the ghastly ordeal of Jamie Banks right now!

During the credits it shows a montage of all the characters each actor played, a nice little reward to those patient enough not to rush out Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNKcLXvuF7g

This new musical is a truly powerful spiritual film. I don't think any other films have touched me as deeply as this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXQIYxS-Q00

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Just came across this thread and had not read it before, it was lovely reading about all the amazing films that had inspired people. It is so amazing when you get that personal connection to a film, a song, a piece of music, a thought for the day anything that inspires you that creates a spark. To me these are reminders of my life, showing me the way, reminding me of what I always knew but in this life it is easy to forget. So i hope for everyone today that they find something to reconnect them to themselves again.

My own personal favourite, and not typically spiritual, is The Shawshank Redemption. His committment to his own belief in himself and what he knows to be true does not overwhelm him but truly inspires him to, quietly, steadily, gently move him forward, day by day, sometimes minute by minute. He uses skills learned in this life to blend with his true nature to help him cope with the injustice that he currently faces. I used to watch this when I was feeling tired or ready to 'give up' but now I only have to see the name and click I'm right back to where I need to be.

This one isn't easy viewing at times, and for some in the film it does not have the happy ending that people sometimes dream of, but on the whole it is my spark, my reminder of my truth.

Enjoy x

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Thanx for all the tips on great movies. I´ve seen some, and some are new.

This is not a paid commercial, only because it gives me such joy to participate in this group I would like to share a link to a monthly movie circle with spiritual films. You get a dvd delivered in your mailbox, which includes a few short films and a feature film every month. Great variety and diversity on the selection, and thoughtful questions to reflect on during or after the films.

http://www.spiritualcinemacircle.com

Trinity and myself have just watched two quite powerful films "Host and Oblivion". It amazes me how such stories come to fruition when I recognise elements of truth that inspire them. Yes they are just stories, but as people begin to awaken, they're stimulating memories and consciousness of the collective story we all hold within us. One day, not too far away, we'll remember exactly what's happened and why we're here right now.

Here are the plot outlines and trailers for the two films - if you feel moved, both would be worth watching...

  • Host:"Souls", a species of parasitic aliens, have invaded Earth, deeming the humans too violent to deserve the planet. When a Soul is implanted into a host body the consciousness of the original owner is eventually erased, leaving only their memories and knowledge. Wanderer, a Soul who was given her name for not living more than one host's life on any of eight previous planets, is placed in the body of Melanie Stryder, one of the last few humans who've managed to avoid capture. Melanie tried to commit suicide by jumping down an elevator shaft when pursued by Seekers, but was revived by the Souls' advanced medicine. Wanderer is asked by a Seeker to look through Melanie's memories and see if there's anything that can lead them to other humans, but she is being mentally blocked, leading the Seeker to realize Melanie's consciousness is still alive and resisting control."...

  • Oblivion: "In the year 2077, Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last drone repairmen stationed on Earth, which was nearly destroyed 60 years ago in an apparent invasion by 'Scavs' (who turn out to be remnant humans). Jack and his partner Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) work as a team to exploit and send Earth's remaining resources to a massive tetrahedral space station – called the Tet (which turns out to be an Opposing Consciousness). Jack and Victoria had their memories wiped five years prior for 'security purposes', but now Jack has nostalgic recurring dreams about the time before the war (and his connection to the remnant human colony). As the plot develops, it reveals his reality is not nearly as it seems as he builds a growing bond with the earth that he is soon expected to leave"...
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woohoo!! thank you Chris, im always ready for a good film treat...

guess what... not realising it was also a film, just yesterday i bought the book The Host (thinking i need some "real quality" literature, haha. No pretentiousness intended, but it is pulp - i love it).

So now im looking forward to reading it, and then i'll see the movie too.

Hope you're fine, rested and recovered after your long trips, ready to bounce on, i hope?
love,
Réka

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I am pleased to say, Chris has bounced back from his travels wonderfully. I've just finished recording his video diary about the Hopi prophecy. In edit now, so should be out by Monday morning.
x

Réka's picture

aren't you fast! Smile
looking forward to it, thank you for the continuous inspiration!
<3

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We just can't get enough Smile
It's such a joy too.
x

Great predictive programming for where we could be headed. Another film that shows what has been running our world is Kubrick,s Eyes Wide Shut.

While on the subject of last films, one of my favourites is Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion". One of the strangest and most uplifting films I have seen. Totally between two worlds. Extraordinary! here's what someone said about it -"What a lovely film this is, so gentle and whimsical, so simple and profound"

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"almost every human has been successfully occupied."
first sentence and I lost myself in the realness of this movie.

She is a real "Warrior of light".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNeCnKKHGE4

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Yes - I thought this was a great movie, filled with powerful metaphors of society today. Inspiring.
x

Yes, practically every human has been occupied.

Chris

The host is a truly powerful movie, I loved it too. I also recommend the film 'revolutionary road'. I watched it last night, its so powerful, its a story about truth and following ones heart. It sent my blood boiling, I had to go out for a walk after watching it.

http://yify-torrents.com/movie/Revolutionary_Road_2008

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Wow - there is so much new Openhand stuff, I can hardly keep up and now lots of fabulous films to watch - thank you every one. Lots of love and hugs Myra x

I watched Powder (1995) in the week....a simple but profoundly beautiful film!...There were tears Smile

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This movie was like a mirror of me and helped me free myself. It is of unknown depth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chzqWI346DI

I'm surprised why no one has listed the latest Superman movie here yet. Trinity and myself watched it a few weeks back. If you drop through the obvious surface level hype, it's a thoroughly entertaining film with many deep metaphors.

For me the most powerful was that of not fitting in, not being accepted. This is a part I've not seen in previous Superman movies. It mirrors the struggle for acceptance in many star souls.

There's also the crumbled world he came from and the Opposing Consciousness that then pursued him, what their agenda here on Earth is.

I always find that if I read between the lines of today's popular movies, because consciousness is bubbling to the surface, there are rich seams of metaphor that we can each benefit from.

Chris

Hey Chris

I find that I don't watch 'movies' like I used to anymore. It has become just like life, like any situation, another tool of self-realisation. I find that if I look through , then there is always some gift in almost any movie I watch.

And I agree, that recently movies have become more and more reflecting the 'real' world hiding behind the world visible to most people's eyes, and, funnily, they seem to look more and more surreal.

I believe that human mind can't come up with something that doesn't already exist on some level, it just picks on these things that we know somewhere deep inside and distorts them.

I found that most things that I have ever seen in movies, read about in books, all these things exist, they are just often misinterpreted, added some emotional cloud, and some physical form, that doesn't necessarily describes the energetic form well. But they exist in their 'real' form.

So now watching movies (especially those that seem most impossible and unreal) and reading books, including fantasy books, bring me much more than just some entertainment and fun. I enjoy them on a deep level, learn from them both about myself and the surrounding reality.

One of the movies I really enjoyed recently was Stardust, full of metaphors and messages, cute and heartwarming one. Thank you, Ben Smile

I haven't watched Superman yet, but I surely will, as just today I was talking about my hardships with not fitting here and learning to accept that I am an 'alien' here hhh and realising that I can never be 'really' human. So I am really curious and looking forward to see it now Smile

I really enjoyed the new superman movie, thanks for mentioning it. Its heartbreaking for me to watch it at places, I cried out a few times even though I watched a bad quality downloaded version of the movie. What particularly moving for me was his relationship with his two fathers, how much he was loved by both of them, and that his awakening to his real identity through meeting his true father. Fascinating, there's so much I can relate to in this movie.

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Have any of you guys seen this? Best movie I have seen in a while. It touches on everything from reincarnational lives, karma, help from galactics, illuminati and TRUTH. Must see!

Tony

Les Miserables ( the new musical last year)
Revolutionary Road
Firece Light
Eat Pray Love
American Beauty
Vanilla Sky
Avatar
Lincoln
Man of Steel

This incredible film was screened at the town hall tonight. Thanks to Lyn who mentioned it to me, it has to be one of most powerful movies I have seen. The film sheds light on animal cruelty in industrial farming, and more importantly its about how by feeling into that and connecting with the animals can be a powerful way to open our hearts and develop true compassion for all sentient beings. A truly catalytic film I can assure you!
Here's a trailer, but its not nearly great as the actual film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFqRCc08V6k

I really loved this one. Apart from being light, funny and silly, it also carries a very important message (very relevant for me these days). The movie is a metaphor. You know, going back in time until... you don't need or want to anymore Smile

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Looks interesting Yulia - reminds me of the constant unravelling that must be done, the ever finer layers, until we finally unleash the soul.
x

Another great movie I've just watched Smile

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For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of "Earthship Biotecture" by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNYFlcV9R1w

Open's picture

Was sitting here feeling something. Couldn't define it. Then this came to me. Looks awesome!...

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Thank you John following... for the utube connection. What an amazing guy Reynolds is and what a wonderfully inspiring film. I loved it.

with love Myra x

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THX Myra. Is wonderful to see how people are working for the LIGHT in different aspect.
Love & Blessings

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Do you see the connection between the Earthships and the Noah metaphor? Can you feel the metaphor? It's a big one!

Loved the documentary too, thanks John.

Inspiring how Reynolds motives came across in it.

This page seemed to disappear off the website for a couple of days after watching just half of it. I patiently waited to watch the rest, and interestingly the page came back when you posted the Noah link Open...so they appear linked both metaphorically and technologically!

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Yes a feel the conexion. I take the opportunity agian to thank the Universe to be able to count with the articles, videos and especially the guided meditations that OPEN and Trinty lovingly share with us.
You have to know that many souls are inspiring and healed healed with your message!!!

Absolutely WOW!!!!

Words of director Alfonso Cuaron: "You have a character who's drifting into the void and is getting farther and farther away from human communication. It's a character that lives in her own bubble and is a victim of her own inertia. So it was a moment in which she has to come out of her own bubble and metaphorically shed her skin. She gets out of that suit and soon she's in her primordial state. The film deals with rebirth, and this is the first hint of that - the first moment that it's done visually in a more explicit way. This is a character who's been surrounded by death and, on the verge of it, finally finds peace and repose." 

I went to see it without seeing the trailer, and I recommend not to. Amazing...

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I'm very late in responding to this forum, but I just discovered Openhand a couple of weeks ago. Many of these films I knew and agree. This clip is, to me, the best visual of what ''faith'' actually is that I have ever seen....the 'leap of faith'' in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. And today, as a viewed it again, I believe that Openhand is represented by Harrison Ford throwing dust on the path so it will be visible to those following. That is what your mission seems like to me, and what it has meant to me. TO me, Ascension was/is a surrender into a leap of faith. Nobody really knew what lay ahead. We are learning as we go, and from those path-showers who go before us. And my eternal soul-mate of all time elected to remain in 3rd D, not wanting to take a chance on leaving career, parents,possessions the promise of a life everyone expects of him. So I'm on the path alone...not alone...but painful still 2 months after he left. His path is his own to choose and I am becoming more unconditionally peaceful about it. I'm so grateful for the 'dust on the bridge' from 3rd D densities to the unconditional LOVE-LIGHT of the higher frequencies. Thank you, Open and Trinity, and to all of you in community together with them.

Looks like a meaty, very OC, concept to it.

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Yes - looks like a 'channeled' film (as so many are) to give us a few messages...
I am looking forward to watching it.
Thanks for the reminder.

Me too Smile

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I would recommend The Secret Life of Walter Mitty...I think it has an extremely profound spiritual message. In my view, much deeper than it is generally understood (this film is widely considered as one about some 'midlife crisis').
Just think about it..W.M. is the 'little guy' a negative asset manager at LIFE Magazine. They are preparing the last issue of LIFE as it is going online afterwards: so that LIFE will never be the same again. A huge change is coming at LIFE. The old, tangible edition will cease to exist... There's also a downsizing at the company: not everyone can step through the gate of the new LIFE...
Here comes Sean O'Connel, the mysterious photographer in the picture (a photographer, in my view, first and foremost is the master of lights and shadows). No one has ever seen him. He constantly travels around the world, hence being 'omnipresent'. He communicates with people only through signs hidden in his pictures. A perfect alter ego for God. He captures the "Quintessence" of Life, which eventually sends Walter Mitty (or, in my understanding, Mankind) back to the cover of LIFE. Before this, following a worldwide search, the two finally meet in the Himalayas (where else).

Well, if this movie is not about the shift of human consciousness, then I really don't know what is..:) Anyway, the film is full of spiritual hints. Let alone the constant switches of 'dream' and 'awake' states of Walter Mitty during the film.

Open's picture

Yes my attention has been drawn the significance of the film Mark - but I especially like your take on it.

Make no mistake, benevolence is speaking strongly to all people right now and in a multitude of ways. Film is one way of connecting deeply to the soul and planting a message. I'd say this is one of those powerful messages.

I look forwards to seeing it - thanks

Open Ok

Martin T's picture

I've just watched Gladiator again. A really powerful film about the great challenge mankind have had between following the soul or the ego. So emotionally strong film that makes me fully understand what great forces that are fighting inside of humankind in order to finally align to the source.

Martin T's picture

Ohh. I saw "Walther Mitty" it and loved it from the depth of my heart without realising specifically why. Thanks Mark for pointing it out! So right on target!

Mark72's picture

I am really glad you liked the film Martin. It was indeed intended for the heart. I just knew at the first moment I saw the trailer that this film would carry a very important message for me. I was right, yet I was blown by the complex, multilayered nature of it. And its message, highlighted above, cannot be a 'coincidence' I think, it is so accurately elaborated, with too much analogies. Something similiar to Kubrick's classic, Space Odissey 2001 in this respect. Much more consumable art I admit but these are different times.
An other type of contemporary art that conveys spiritual message is of course pop music videos, something that Open provides great examples for here on the website. A classic one among others is Katy Perry's Firework, that was shot in my hometown Budapest. Katy Perry says it is about self-esteem. Well, without wanting to read too much into its lyrics, it may be about a bit more than that...:)

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Hello! I came across this post and can't help but write that I too LOVED the movie "Secret life of Walter Mitty". When I left the cinema I felt so uplifted in spirit. The band Rogue Valley has a beautiful song in "Walter Mitty" called "The wolves and the ravens". I listened to it over and over after the movie, and then discovered more songs from them.
I will definitely watch Kate Perrys Firework. Smile Thank you for the tip.

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Charlotte, I felt exactly the same after having seen the film. Definitely raises your vibration.
I suggest also 'Dirty Paws' from the Walter Mitty OST, from Monsters and Men.

To those having personal experiences with fourth dimensional entities, I recommend this short detail from the film 'Spiderman 3' (where Spiderman is desperately trying to get rid of an extraterrestial sticky black symbiote, which has fundamentally altered his personality. During the process he's using a bell which, I suspect may be a metaphor for higher vibration.

Open's picture

Charlotte - thanks for this lovely song recommendation from "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" called "The Wolves and the Ravens" by Rogue Valley. I can see why you like it...

Trinity's picture

Love it
Love it
Love it

Thanks Charlotte. Thanks Open. LOVE it!!

.Jen's picture

Not sure if it's the lyrics, the tune, or just the energy that comes through the song, but some songs seem to weave a space right inside and this is certainly one of those! Totally loved it - thank you for sharing Charlotte and Open. Beautiful Smile

Have not yet seen the movie, but it's now on the top of the list - thanks!!

x Jenny

Hi All,

I almost said I was surprised The Matrix wasn't mentioned, which is probably the most spiritual movie I have seen without being that on the surface, but then I saw it did come up.
Most of my favourite movies have been already mentioned, but what I haven't seen in the above list and I would highly recommend is Ink, a 2009 American independent movie, categorized as action/fantasy/sci-fi. I won't go into further details because I don't want to spoil it, let it be enough that it is a powerful story put onto film in a powerful way. (I find it especially impressive conidering it was written by, directed by and the soundtrack composed by the same guy)
(PS I deliberately didn't post link for the trailer because trailers almost always just ruin the movie experience)

Trinity's picture

Hi Barna,
I am sure the Matrix has been mentioned here loads, maybe too obvious for this page. Lots of matrix fans here - so incredibly insightful!
Smile

John Following The Sun's picture

Impressive, not to be missed... I was touched deeply. Thank Barna for sharing.

Vimal V's picture

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain is an upcoming historical-drama film set amidst the real-life Bhopal disaster that had occurred in India on December 2--3, 1984. A disaster that had claimed thousands of lives and is still causing health problems for those people in the surrounding region.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1irWWMnqT0o

Mark72's picture

Just a quick share.

I would like to draw your attention to a new series a friend recommended to me. Although most of us probably have neither HBO nor any other TV-subscription, the plot may sound interesting to some of us.

"The Leftovers takes place in the wake of a global "Rapture"—which may or may not be the Biblical rapture—and centers on the people who didn’t make the cut that are left behind in a suburban community."

All of a sudden, 2 % of the world's population disappears from the streets, without a trace...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shn1mPejr_4

One of the best movies I've watched, and I think there is no one actual subject it doesn't touch and invite to reflect on. Realizations rain... Simply amazing.

Open's picture

Ready to expand your mind? Our spirituality needs to broaden. Imagine you're in an interdimensional war zone - because when you connect deeply through all the layers you'll find you are! Imagine you're continually reborn until you find the completeness of who you are, with all your facets, gifts and skills. Imagine your twin flame is there helping you along the path. It's all there metaphored wonderfully in the new film "Edge of Tomorrow". If there's attachment to peace and bliss, forget it. But if you're also activating the warrior in you, then you could really enjoy this one. "Let me tell your a story. At first, it's going to sound ridiculous!"....

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"Always" is one of my very favourite movies, made in the 1980's -- starring Richard Dreyfuss and Holly Hunter and directed by Steven Spielberg. It has adventure, sadness, and comedy, but mostly it's a profoundly moving love story that speaks to setting our loved ones free if we truly love them. Sniff, sniff... I always get out the kleenex for this one. Here are a few scenes from the film. x Catherine

http://youtu.be/RSL30W9DeU8

Mark72's picture

A forty year old golden oldie..it is unbelievable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kyMXiEJWXo

Fiona Reilly's picture

Hi,

I went to see "Lady in a van" last night and it was deeper than I anticipated from the trailer. It had some funny moments, though it was also quite sad in parts, it spoke to me of what can happen when you deny aspects of your soul and how experiences can shut us down.

Love, Fiona

Vimal V's picture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seMwpP0yeu4

An absolute wonderful movie about the importance of being positive and acknowledging your emotions even sadness.

StarHawk's picture

I saw Midnight Special at the cinema last night. It's about an 8 year old boy, who although he has human form, is from another world & has special powers. He doesn't feel that he belongs here on Planet Earth, & eventually connects with light beings of his own kind, from elsewhere in the universe. As a starseed, I identified with some of the themes in this filn, & found it very moving & inspiring. Here's the link to the trailer on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zuQTmVCEn4

Alex

divinespark's picture

Love the book by Ken Kesey and the film, especially the final scene with Chief Bromden smashing through the prison window, breaking free. One of the best endings ever!

With Open's Breakthrough tour about to launch, felt like a good time to share this heart-soaring scene from "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest". Let's go.

https://youtu.be/c3Dz6FOE_Gk

.Jen's picture

Just watched the animated film "Moana" with my kids...if you haven't seen it - it is truly beautiful! It definitely has it's purely silly parts that were a good laugh, but the scene at the end "when the heart is restored" is so incredibly beautiful and touching. The general premise depicts an island village that has stopped exploring, that protects it's safety above all else...the heart of the island has been stolen so that man could create in his own way and the island is now dying. The ocean calls to the cheif's daughter to retrieve the man who stole it and together restore the heart of the land. I would post it here, but don't want to spoil it for others, but if you probably won't watch the whole movie, here is the link...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4QuKwfv6Wk

...so many powerful messages in this film.

The words to the song in the clip above, rippled love and recognition through me. <3 Enjoy.... Love, Jen

I have crossed the horizon to find you
I know your name
They have stolen the heart from inside you
But this does not define you
This is not who you are
You know who you are

Trinity's picture

No way Jen! Just watched exactly the same movie last night (right before you did I believe). Tuned in or what!
Being an natural born island girl myself, it had me smiling from ear to ear.

I don't normally watch animated films, but this one - awesome!!!

.Jen's picture

That's awesome Trinity! Had a purely magical day so that is fitting =). yes, big smiles - loved the grandma too...I feel like I would be that lady in the tribe! With love, Jen

divinespark's picture

Felt to copy my Facebook post here in the Openhand forum. "Just saw the film Wonder Woman. Triumphant & joyous female narrative. A superhero woman. Directed by a woman. Diana. Amazon warrior. Sexy Protector of Love. No shame. No gender boundaries. Everyone is equal. Everyone is empowered. Mazel Tov."

Feminine power. Ramping up. It's time. Yihah!

https://youtu.be/1Q8fG0TtVAY

divinespark's picture

So feeling the "Mad as Hell" vibes expressed in this classic scene from the 1976 Oscar-winning film "Network" that came to me in the wee hours of the morning!

Peace, baby! Wink

https://youtu.be/ZwMVMbmQBug

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