David Hoffmeister on Movies for Awakening:
Mind is the cause of everything. Being in the sleeping mind, only the ego thought system, the projector, is active. The Holy Spirit, although always present in the mind, is unheeded and forgotten. It is like the light before it goes through the film in the projector.
Seeing itself as the agent of the separation, the ego is filled with intolerable amounts of fear. In an attempt at control, it projects fearful thoughts as images onto the screen of the world. Ego confuses the mind about cause (content) and effect (form) by drawing all its attention from the mind to the images on the screen (form).
Ego thinking upholds belief in separation by seeing victimization, competition, bodies, and all that comprises the self concept as real. You identify with the body self, the hero of the dream, and believe that you (subject) have a separate, private mind. You believe that each other person (object) also has a separate mind and can cause things to happen to you. This is spurious (false) since cause is only in your mind.
There is no causation on the screen of the world. You are doing it to yourself. Although the film was scripted in an instant, as it runs through the projector it gives the illusion of linear time unfolding. In a state of sleep or mindlessness, your perception is unreliable and continually changing.
Spirit is using movies to teach there are no movies. The Holy Spirit does not work in the world, but in the mind that believes the world is real. The point of healing is the release of the illusory lens of fragmentation. Interpreting the Holy Spirit as using symbols is accurate, yet it must be remembered that the Holy Spirit uses time to teach there is no time, and symbols to teach a unified Perspective in which symbols are no longer necessary. Thus forgiveness is more accurately the unlearning of everything one knows about the world than learning in the sense of accumulating skills and abilities in the world.
Change your mind, change your perception of the world!