Ordinary Miracles Movie Review: Awake in the Miracle — A Collaborative Venture!
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Awake in the Miracle — A Collaborative Venture
“HBO came out with a documentary on George Harrison’s life, “Living in the Material World”. I cried when I watched it. I would say, “Now watch George go, You want to collaborate? You know, miracle workers?” He was such a demonstration. Open-mindedness is synonymous with non-judgment, and he was willing to collaborate with anybody… I was so touched by that. I have been blessed to be able to meet with hundreds of ACIM groups in many different cultures, and they are so sincere and devoted. It is just spectacular to see the collaborations happening!”“
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Ordinary Miracles Movie Review
In this movie, a teenager in need of love provides the opportunity for a judge to open her heart and her home.
The gift of giving is always a gift to oneself. Giving and receiving are the same because answering the call for love brings love into one’s own awareness. Reaching out and touching brothers with the touch of Christ brings forth the experience of wholeness and continuity.
Forgiveness releases the mind from the past and frees the present to be what it is; a moment in which our brothers are seen in the light that unites us as one. Acting out from a sense of lack is a cover over the belief in rejection. The laws of love transcend the belief in an external world and reveal the truth—that the loving presence of the Spirit has always been here. This world cannot provide the light of Christ. But through forgiveness, you can.
Awaking unto Christ is following the laws of love of your free will, and out of quiet recognition of the truth in them. The attraction of light must draw you willingly, and willingness is signified by giving. Those who accept love of you become your willing witnesses to the love you gave them, and it is they who hold it out to you … (T-13.VI.12)
More “Awake in the Miracle” Movies
Emotions/Themes: Fear, Unworthiness, Family, Healing, Forgiveness, Miracles, Love
MWGE Excerpt: This is a powerful healing movie that is based on a true story about the life of Bart Millard, who as a child lived in an intense environment with a physically and verbally abusive father. But this movie doesn’t leave it there. This movie highlights the deep forgiveness opportunity between Bart and his father and the meaning of the ACIM lesson: “When I am healed I am not healed alone.” W-pI.137.1 It shows that everything is a reflection of mind and, when you change your state of mind, those around you reflect that change as well.
Emotions/Themes: Purpose, Unworthiness, The Script is Written, Miracles, Healing
MWGE Excerpt: The Christ will never be recognized by the world, and to the Christ presence, worldly recognition is meaningless. The Spirit’s message comes through the channels that are open, and the messages are simply for those with the ears to hear. There is no purpose for the world other than the healing of God’s Son, and every miracle that is offered is received, whether the “external world” appears to reflect this immediately or not.
MWGE Excerpt: Knowing nothing of Jesus, or the Spirit, Clavius, a roman tribune, is searching for a body, and those he interviews tell him clearly that he is looking in the wrong place. Intending to arrest the Apostles, Clavius, first encounters them sitting with Jesus in the flesh, who welcomes him immediately as a brother. Unable to reconcile what he is seeing and feeling in his heart, he is irrevocably drawn to follow the Apostles, and it turns out that his part is essential in God’s plan.
The Playful, Collaborative Mind
We live in community at a Monastery in Utah. It is not like what you may think, however. It is very spontaneous and we follow only two rules: No People Pleasing and No Private Thoughts. In this honesty, we allow our resistances to come up and be released. This stops us from taking things so seriously, and we become more creative, playful. The creative impulse born out of this is the “miracle-mind”, and miracles are collaborative. Through sharing these things with the world, we share our attitude of love and truth.