This month’s newsletter features I Am Sam and other movies in the MWGE collection that open the mind to the experience of innocence.
Now Playing at MWGE.org | October 2018
“The simplicity of salvation is getting into that deep experience of love. In the parable of David, I worked with some folks who were diagnosed as having ‘Downs Syndrome.’ It was an incredible experience for me because I was feeling all this love, vastness, and expansiveness, but it was coming through people who in this world were labeled as handicapped. Yet on the love meter, they were way up there.”
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MWGE Movie Review Excerpt
Who is it that is in need of healing? Lawyer, heal thyself, for thus are you helped. Sometimes in this world, the ones that seem to need the most help are the ones that allow the help.
Simple sincerity and openness and a loving heart transcend the intellectual distractions, complexity, and frantic desperation of the ego. Yet, the Spirit can use these concepts when they are given over to the undoing of the ego. Nothing of this world can veil the innocence of God’s love.
More Demonstrations of Innocence Movies
Emotions/Themes: Innocence, Judgment, Forgiveness, Anger, Death
MWGE Excerpt: Khan’s childlike innocence and purity of heart touch those who recognize the truth of who he is. Unable to lie, deceive, or disobey a request made by one he loves, Khan embarks on a mission to deliver a statement of innocence to the president of the United States. At a time when a nation is fuelled by fear, Khan’s demonstration of innocence, selflessness, and love inspires miracles—a change of perception on a grand scale.
MWGE Excerpt: This is a true story about the courage to be oneself, to follow the inner guide despite initial reflections of doubt and fear. Temple Grandin sees the world differently from those around her. Born with autism, she does not fit into the world in a conventional way. She is interested in using the body only as a communication device and is non-compromising toward meaningless conversations and purposeless behaviors.
Emotions/Themes: No People Pleasing, No Private Thoughts, False/True Empathy, Mighty Companions
MWGE Excerpt: A beautiful movie portraying the lives of two wheelchair-bound young men who find each other and become mighty companions. There are lots of opportunities to witness no people-pleasing, no private thoughts, and no false empathy. Spirit is ever-present as the two of them move through their lives and experience all kinds of holy encounters.
Developmentally Challenged is Just a Thought
People are not people. People are thoughts and as long as you believe they are people with private minds and private thoughts, then they are separate from the One Mind. A person is an attack thought. The belief in behaviors is an attack thought. Behaviors are always remembered or anticipated.
The Course says, “At no single instant does the body exist at all. It is always remembered or anticipated, but never experienced just now.” T-18.VII.3 It’s the fiction of identity as a person that has to be forgiven. You can see as many thoughts as you want. You can watch those thoughts come and go in your awareness. It’s all just for one thing, to come to an experience that ideas leave not their source. Christ is a beautiful perfect idea that has never left its source.