We continue our mini reviews of the movie stars who consistently show up in our classic spiritual movies.This week we take a look at Tom Hanks who was born in 1956 in Concord, California. He started his career performing Shakespeare and became first widely known in Splash and is now arguably one of the most powerful and well-respected actors in Hollywood.
Here is a quick look at 4 of his movies that feature on the Movie Watcher’s Guide to Enlightenment!
Joe Versus the Volcano – 1990
Emotion/Theme: Sickness, Dare to Take Step, Miracles, Depression, Finding Purpose, Wake-Up Call, Death, Mighty companions, Marriage
Genre: Classic, Romance
The Spirit awakens the sleeping mind through contrast experiences, beckoning the sleepy one to leave the past of limiting beliefs behind and trust that there is a better way. All the world is asleep and the mind awake is constantly amazing in its vastness and grandeur! Nobody knows anything. There is a need for a miracle which is a leap in faith beyond past learning and fear into the glorious light.
Forrest Gump – 1994
Emotion/Theme: Dare to Take Step, Faith, Devotion, Trust, Guidance, Inspiration, Purpose
Genre: Drama, Wayshowers
Innocence is unfettered by the laws and ways and thinking of the world. With faith to just take the next step, life takes care of life. Contentment and happiness come from simple non-judgment, extending love and letting go of the idea that you really know what anything of this world is for. The journey is simply a yielding or surrender to what Is. When you give up trying to control the direction of the wind, the feather of love will gently make its way to you and land by your side.
Sleepless in Seattle – 1993
Emotion/Theme: The Script is Written, Joy, Dare to Take Step, Faith, Guidance, Loneliness, Heal Past Associations, Vibrational Connection, Death
Live by your heart’s desire. Destiny will arrive, and bring all the joy alive in you. Clinging to a past memory obscures the opportunity for present joy. But beyond the “should” and “knowing” of the ego, the Spirit answers the call for help in wondrous ways: a son who never stops believing is used as an instrument for healing; A father’s plea is broadcast across the country; a woman with other plans hears the call and despite doubts, joins in the answering. The script is written. When we listen to the call within and follow, we experience the joy intended for us all along!
Cloud Atlas – 2012
Emotion/Theme: Join in Purpose, Time, The Script is Written, , Letting go of form
Genre: Metaphysical, Classic
This movie is to be approached through meditation. Do not attempt to understand anything of this world including the past, the present or the future. Who we are is before time was. Many characters play out a seeming variety of experiences, but all of them lead to the solution in the end. The problem was individual gain, survival and ambition; whereas the solution is collaboration and partnership. When you give over all of your perceived needs and problems to the “one who knows”, everything is given back to you to be used for awakening.
Your life is not your own. End the struggle with the system by collaborating for the whole. The characters play multiple parts and as long as you do not cling to one body or lifetime or try to even understand it, there is room to join and see beyond the separation. All that is left is love. Would you let who you are teach you?
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