This month’s newsletter features The Legend of Bagger Vanceand other movies in the MWGE collection that open the mind to the experience of being in the present moment.
Now Playing at MWGE.org | June 2019
The Art of Listening — The Humble Journey Home
“When I finally found the Course, and I read from Jesus, this Course requires willingness to question every value that you hold, not one can be kept hidden or it will obscure your learning. I got this sense from this enlightened Presence that I was to go on an awakening journey that everyone was destined to go on. It wasn’t special in any way; it was everyone’s destiny. We know, all are called, few choose to listen, and still even with that, it comes down to us being willing to listen and follow.“
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This is a story of faith and trust and of being willing to receive and accept Guidance and Love. Rannulph Junuh is disillusioned with life and has deep feelings of unworthiness. The Spirit reaches him using a backdrop that is familiar and attractive to him. “You have lost your swing” is the metaphor for “you have forgotten who you are.” The Spirit uses golf as a backdrop for discovering his authentic swing, which involves getting out of the way and allowing it to find him.
The way back to remembering truly is through joining, deepening in trust, and listening to guidance while using learned skills and abilities. It is then possible to go beyond all of what is learned to an experience of harmony with all that is. The path of healing is one of coming into integrity. Facing demons from the past allows one to step up and play.
More “The Art of Listening” Movies
Emotions/Themes: Guidance, Collaboration, Dare to Take Step, Purpose, Devotion, Trust
MWGE Excerpt: Follow your heart on a journey of discovery. Listen to the voice within and do what it says even if it sometimes does not make sense. Your passion to discover the truth will guide you on and draw others along with you. The whole journey is about forgiving the past and remembering the love that is ever-present. Love waits only for welcome and acceptance. When the heart is ready the witnesses will appear. If you make ready the altar of your mind, God will come into awareness. God is always present.
Emotions/Themes: Devotion, Dare to Take Step, Fame, Purpose, Guidance, Faith, Dropping the Mask
MWGE Excerpt: Deep commitment and devotion are integral to successful spiritual community, as are dedication to prayer, inner communion, and service. This 35-minute documentary shows both the inspiration and the intensity of living in intentional spiritual community without worldly distractions. When faced with the decision, she knew that there was not really a choice; “How can you explain God?”
MWGE Excerpt: When we call out for help from God we must also believe that we will be answered. Lack of faith is an obstacle to learning true forgiveness. Angels are all around us if we have the eyes to see. They guide us to appreciate and extend love to everyone, that we may see them all as our Self. Angels are patient and persistent, for their mission is to remind us of the love and beauty which resides in our hearts. They help us see the valuelessness of worldly pursuits and outcomes in contrast to the value of Life in the Spirit. Their mission is complete when true love is clearly recognized.
Listening and Following
David shares about how the ego can even use the idea of “no people pleasing”—which is a truly helpful guideline—as a justification to avoid following Spirit’s Plan. The Spirit will often speak to us through our devoted brothers, and our willingness to listen and follow will help undo the ego most quickly and lovingly. Whether you seem to be placed in a “follower” role or a “leader” role, the purpose is always attained through listening to and following the Holy Spirit.