This month’s newsletter is focused on “undoing of pride” movies. In these selected movies, the main character has to go through a dismantling of the self in order to come to a true state of humbleness—and happiness.
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Pride Blocks the Way to Light
“It is a heavy burden to think you have to do everything yourself as a person. It is a trap to keep improving the personality self and keep making it better and better. It is an impossible attempt. Because how good is good enough?”
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Emotions/Themes: Pride, Perfectionism, Dropping the Mask, Superiority, Collaboration, Mighty Companions, Opening Up to Love, Purpose, No Competition
Driven by success, Adam Jones is a visionary with a passion for food. He yearns to make food that makes his diners “sick with longing.” He believes in perfection in form—“if it’s not perfect, you throw it away.”
In the Mind of God, there is nothing to prove and no one to impress, for there is “no one,” and no one can stand alone. God’s Sons are inherently perfect, created in His reflection. Let go and give way to the river of love that wants to flow through and gone will be the ways of fear, regret, and striving—for only love remains.
More Undoing of Pride Movies
Emotions/Themes: Pride, Inspiration, Purpose, Teacher/Student, Mighty Companions, Mind Training, Family, Letting Go of Specialness
Excerpt: This movie begins with its main character having much pride and arrogance around his role as sous-chef in a high quality kitchen. He is not accepting his function and desires to be the head chef. After he quits his job, the Spirit gives him lessons in humility as he is sent back to work at his family’s humble restaurant. Here Spirit works with him in undoing pride.
Excerpt: Michael is a doctor who undergoes a rapid “cracking and peeling” of his self-concept in a twenty-four hour period. He appears to be the epitome of someone who’s “made it.” He’s a rich oncologist with an expensive sports car, a beautiful wife and promising career. Michael sees himself as a helpful guy with a great life, but he is hiding pride, anger, and hurt underneath the mask of success. He became a doctor in order to alleviate unresolved conflict and guilt from his past.
Emotions/Themes: Guidance, Purpose, Transcending Roles, Letting Go of Form, Pride, Wake-Up Call, Compromise, Letting Go of Control
Excerpt: This movie shows the way the Spirit can work with the mind that believes salvation lies in ambition and success. It is a movie about opening up and accepting one’s function. Ross is an entrepreneur who has lost his way both financially and spiritually. He comes to realize that he has been avoiding his calling and hiding behind the pretense of being the responsible one of the family. The Spirit comes through Uncle Cullen in unexpected ways, setting into motion events that change the lives of everyone in the family.
Socrates Speaks to Dan on Spiritual Pride
In this Peaceful Warrior clip, Dan’s spiritual guide, Socrates, challenges Dan to question his beliefs about superiority and inferiority in the world. The personal self can be easily tricked by the ego into thinking that it is better than others because of more knowledge or experience—even when it comes to spirituality. The journey of awakening is about the undoing of a self that thinks it knows anything and coming into an actual experience of divine love and trust. Read more about the spiritual ego here.
YouTube: Classic Movie Covers Vanity & Pride
Pride is about trying to come up with a better self. But God created you perfect. You don’t have to prove your worthiness. You are already perfect. Simply trust… and you will be carried through to the experience of your perfect purity and innocence! Enjoy this David YouTube with references to the movie Devil’s Advocate.
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Watch Movies with the Theme of “Not Good Enough” to Wake Up
How good is good enough? If you are a worker, are you a good enough worker? If you are a father or mother, are you a good enough father or mother? Even if you are a partner, are you a good enough partner? The ego made an image of the self that isn’t Spirit. This image is an ego ideal. When we try to live up to the ideal, we feel guilty. This is the trick of the ego: to keep seeking to improve yourself, but to never reach the end. We pursue all these goals trying to become fulfilled. But, as soon as we fulfill one goal, the ego keeps giving us more goals. And, we get busier and busier and busier. So we want to learn to stop and smell the flowers. We want to start to gain a full appreciation of everything in our life because we have really been given everything. We have everything in this present moment and we can relax into that.