With the Movie Watcher’s Guide to Enlightenment News, keep up with the latest happenings each month with the Best Spiritual Movies for your Spiritual Awakening Experience. This month’s newsletter features the City of Ember movie review and other great movie reviews in the MWGE collection about escaping from the false world and remembering your true identity by giving up attack thoughts in the mind.
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“This movie is very much like the mind. You have to go into the core of the mind, you have to go underneath all of the rituals and preconceptions that are held there, to get down to the vibrant core and find the escape route to the light.”
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MWGE City of Ember Movie Review Excerpt
Ember is a city that seems to be decaying and falling apart. There is an ancient code stored in a metal case which contains the help and directions needed to save and restore the city; a city which has become closed off and is so in the dark that they have to use power generators to keep it lit because it doesn’t have any natural light. As the generator starts to malfunction, there are fears among the people about whether or not they will survive.
There are a lot of parallels between the city in this movie and the world we seem to live in. It is the young and open-minded ones symbolized by Lina, Looper and Poppy who will lead the way and save the city and its people. They have to try to find the solution to what’s going on; the problem underneath this world. There is corruption and deceit at the core of the City of Ember, and all of this has to be brought to the surface. In that sense it’s like A Course in Miracles: bringing the darkness to the light. Everything needs to be turned right side up and raised up to the truth. City of Ember Movie Review
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The box carried by Lina in this movie is the instruction manual for escaping from Ember. The whole point of the box was not to just hold onto it, but to follow its instructions exactly in order to escape their dying world.
Like the box in this movie, A Course in Miracles is also a manual for escaping this false world. The Course is not just meant be read and studied, it also has to be intuitively followed. Poppy symbolizes the childlike innocence and trust that was necessary for the trio to escape from Ember and then show everyone else the way out. City of Ember Movie Review.
Excerpt:The Island is a fantastic metaphysical movie, showing the awakening process right through from being in a deceived, conforming state, to realizing that what was considered to be life was not really life at all. A society of men and women, who are deceived from birth, need to discover their true identity in this sci-fi action film. The main characters are joined in a relationship of purpose, in which they have to follow their prompts and become highly intuitive and determined to overcome the ego’s attempts at stopping them from exposing the darkness.
Emotions/Themes: People Pleasing, False Perception, Dropping the Mask, Family, Signs and Symbols, Magic, Compromise, Doubt, Worthiness, Healing
Excerpt: Let your hair down and escape the prison you have made! If you have the courage to follow your heart, the Spirit will send in characters to help you break free from this world. People-pleasing, or in this case mother pleasing, holds the main character back from her calling. Rapunzel has been living a lie. She must learn to see that she has projected her fear onto her mother and then take her steps regardless of outcome. She feels an inner calling to extend, shine, explore and join, yet the voice of the ego warns her against ever venturing outside of her ivory tower.
Emotions/Themes: Heal Past Associations, Unworthiness, No Private Thoughts, Guilt
Excerpt: Trust is the answer and this is a glorious movie of returning to our true home. Despite what external conditions or past guilt may say about who we are, we are at home in a different state of mind that is always available. We were always innocent. Initially it can seem impossible and daunting, but through perseverance, all the characters that once were threatening are seen anew as helpers along the way. The Spirit knows the way out, and by following its instructions exactly, we are led out of our prison to a new perspective and new world that was always there. At any moment we can choose to open up and see that help is available.
Audio: The Fastest Way to the Escape Hatch
The most direct path from the world of separation to eternity is stated in Lesson 23 of A Course in Miracles: “I can escape from the world I see by giving up attack thoughts.” To the ego, there is a huge distinction between being the victim of attack and being the attacker. In fact, the ego made this whole cosmos up to reinforce the difference between the attacker and the victim. Why? Because the ego itself is the attack button and once you find it and no longer press it, then it’s game over for the ego.
As you go deeper into conscious and see the sameness of victimizer and victim, you will find the forgiveness lessons get more and more general. You start to feel this anger down there that it is non specific. There’s an inner rage that must be dealt with and the impetus then begins to let it go. This is the dark night of the soul that mystics and saints have written about. The dark night of the soul comes when you start to realize that there is nothing in the world of form that has anything to do with that anger and there is nothing that you can change in the world of form that is going to alleviate that anger. You literally have to go through it in the core of the mind to be free of it.
YouTube: Letting Go of Addictive Ego Thinking
Jesus tells us we have no control over the world we made. The beginning of any effective addiction treatment program is to admit we are powerless over the world. The addiction is to the thoughts and beliefs of the ego. To escape this addiction, we must first admit we are powerless over our ego thinking. Then we can accept Spirit’s guidance, which is the answer.
Hearing Only One Voice Is the Escape Hatch from the World
At the end of his life one earth, Jesus heard only one voice. It’s not like The Last Temptation of Christ, which portrays Jesus as being tempted on the cross. He was far beyond temptation by the time he made it to the cross. He was hearing one voice three years before that! When he went on his public mission he started saying things like: “I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life.” Does that sound like a human being to you? That sounds like Atonement speaking. That was the Holy Spirit. That’s the certainty of one voice with no wavering, no deception. Many of us are drawn to Jesus as a teacher, elder brother or savior because he represents the escape from this world of duality, from this crazy dream of separation. Hearing only the voice of God is the escape hatch!
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