Finding Love in the Present Moment: About Time Movie Review
This month’s newsletter features About Time and other movies in the MWGE collection that open the mind to the experience of quantum awakening!
Now Playing at MWGE.org | August 2018
Finding Love in the Present Moment
“Time is not like a string of spaghetti, like a timeline with past, present, future. What happens if you turn the spaghetti on its side and look right down the edge of it? What does it turn into? A point, a point instead of a line! Time is simultaneous.”
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The Spirit uses time to free the mind from time by providing a constant opportunity to say yes to love in the moment. Attentiveness to this opportunity and overcoming the fear of intimacy is the journey. Knowing there is nothing missing is the destination. When it is understood that there is nothing to lose, every moment can be embraced with lightness and joy. The goal we are seeking is the love that we are when we are present.
Tim’s goal is love. At first, he believes this is getting a girlfriend, but as his journey unfolds he comes to realize what the “mothership” really is—the experience of present moment love.
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At the age of 21, Tim is told that he has the ability to time travel. He uses this gift to go back and redo experiences where he was afraid of intimacy, where he was too afraid to “take the risk.”
Through these opportunities he gets to play things out differently and be a miracle worker. He steps up to support his loved ones when they need it. In doing so, he learns that, regardless of his efforts, he could not change outcomes. The script is written. Some things are meant to be, and some are not.
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Forgiveness is releasing the mind from the past entirely. Complete forgiveness is living in full awareness of the present moment, where there is no desire to “go back” or have any control over the script. As a stepping-stone towards complete forgiveness, memory can be used to revisit scenarios and come to total acceptance of what is.
When there is fear in the mind, opportunities to be a miracle worker seem to be missed. Hesitation leads to regret and guilt, because the self that hesitates is afraid of getting it wrong. This self lives in time, preoccupied with wishing that the past were different and hoping to get it right in the future.
More Great Undoing Time Movies
Emotions/Themes: Depression, Wake-Up Call, Purpose, Family, False/True Empathy, Free Will, Power of Thought, Awareness of Dreaming, Present Moment, Time
MWGE Excerpt: Just like Phil in Groundhog Day, Sam keeps reliving the same day over and over again. She experiences all the emotions typically experienced in the human condition, and she sees the futility of trying to make a better life by changing something in form. When the ego’s purpose is followed, there is no sustained happiness here, because this world is a projection of the dark thoughts in the mind.
Emotions/Themes: Collaboration Time, The Script is Written, Acceptance, Awakening
MWGE Excerpt: 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. 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.
Emotions/Themes: Wake-Up Call, Dropping the Mask, Awakening, The Script is Written, Quantum Physics, Discover True Identity, Time, Letting go of specialness, Awareness of Dreaming, Real Sight
MWGE Excerpt: This movie examines the core belief that we can find happiness, if we make the right choices in life. We can’t; it’s impossible. The belief that we have real choices is cherished by the ego and keeps us striving for happiness. Mr. Nobody shows us that it is not true, that free will on earth is a huge deception. All the choices of this world are made in the oblivion of forgetting God. Not one of them is real. They are all meaningless distractions, and all of them lead to the same place: death.
Undoing Linear Time with David — The Spaghetti Noodle Demonstration
I’ve described linear time as being like a lengthwise piece of spaghetti. This is a very graphic symbol. I wish they had used this when I was in high school or when I was a child. My parents could have started things off when I was little enough to understand it by saying, “Okay, this piece of spaghetti represents linear time. This is what we’re dealing with here.” But because they don’t use that symbol, they say, “You’re late! Dinner was fifteen minutes ago and you’re late.” This is what late is [holding up a piece of spaghetti]. Every grievance that a parent has is about this, about time. It’s not really about behaving, or children that don’t behave. Oh no, the parent believes in time and is really angry about this belief, and then tries to project it out onto their children. They say, “You’re late,” or “I didn’t want children until I was in my 30’s and I had you prematurely.” These projections come from the belief in time.
From Birth to Death – Undoing Linear Time
In this world, you get apples from an apple tree, pears from a pear tree, and oranges from an orange tree. In Heaven, you get Spirit from Spirit. You don’t get trees from Spirit, or apples from Spirit, or pears from Spirit. Our identity is Spirit, not the spaghetti line [holding up the spaghetti]. This is not our identity. If you look at the spaghetti line, we’ll call one end birth and one end death. That’s the trick of this whole thing—believing that a soul makes a journey between birth and death. Where did a soul come from if the soul is created by God? How can it journey from birth to death when this isn’t real? How could the soul take a journey from birth to death? How could a soul incarnate? You’ve heard of reincarnation? That one always puzzled me. I used to read all these Eastern books about reincarnation. For a while, that was cool stuff because nobody gets turned away; everyone makes it home. It’s a just a matter of time as to when you get there. That would be cruel! Why would meaning make you wait an instant? Or make you spend a lifetime—this whole thing between birth and death? ~ David Hoffmeister
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