Top spiritual movies with David Hoffmeister: “The ego always has taught us that there is a difference between attacking and being attacked. It has come up with the concepts of victim and victimizer. The movie Les Miserables takes a close look at the belief in these concepts. The movie shows the trick of thinking that there are actually victims and victimizers, when underneath those artificial projected constructs is an attack thought. The very belief that attack is even possible lies underneath the projection of a victim and a victimizer.
All that enlightenment is about, all that healing is about, all that self-realization is about, is a convincing job from the Holy Spirit to the mind that attack is absolutely impossible. And if attack is not possible, then guilt is not possible.
The definition of believing you are in this world is believing that you have attacked God. That is what the separation from God is about. That is what the fall from grace is about. The body is just a substitute identity that is offered on top of that, so you will never go back and question that you actually attacked God.
The ego never wants you to go deep within to question the original sin. What if the original sin wasn’t true? The ego is saying, ‘Let’s not even go there. You have a body to deal with now. You have survival issues. You have all kinds of attractions, repulsions, and you’re on shaky ground with this body but don’t ever go back and question the belief that you could attack God.’
Les Miserables is about healing unworthiness, going past shame and guilt, going past doubt, and really getting to the point of healing and release. It has a very mystical and spectacular ending.”