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Mar 31, 2017

Horror Movies


March 26, 2017


Okay, it's very early morning and I'm on a plane leaving NYC and heading to FLL. I will be leading a workshop there tonight and then I'll spend a few days relaxing before going to Los Angeles for a Nuhjume concert. I have a lot on my mind this morning as the result of a movie we saw last night, one that started my head reeling with questions.


My first question was: why did the pendulum so consistently swing yes, even after we learned that the movie would be excessively violent? The second question was: why was this movie made in the first place? And, the most intriguing of them was: how can such wholesale negativity be included in the "All Good?" After pondering these questions, the following is what I came up with.


As you know, we have been discussing the need to uncover the 90% of our subconscious thinking that virtually runs our lives. We know that we get a lot of important information from our feedback, what people say and do around us or directly to us. For example, when someone says something unloving to us, it is actually mirroring somethings unloving within us. Or, if someone steals from us, they are revealing the thief inside of us, etc.


In this regard, movies can be very powerful teachers. We, I and the people in our circle, are avid movie goers, with a considerable variety of interests. However, it occurs to me that, for some, certain genres of subject matter are to be avoided at all costs. This one doesn't like horror or violent movies, that one doesn't like it if the soundtrack is too suspenseful. This one doesn't like British films and that one doesn't like slap-stick humor. And, I'm not so keen about science-fiction. For some unbeknownst reason, I can't seem to stay awake past the opening credits.

What I notice is that, whatever the problem, the reaction to it is often a little over the top. Well now, could it be that in each of these cases, the 90% is in someway being activated? These are movies after all, why are we having such emotional reactions when we know that what we are watching is not real? Or, could it be that it's not real on the screen, but very real in my subconscious. And, if that is the case, if self-realization is my intention, would what was being activated be better out than in?


After last night's contemplations, I'm not sure that any of us, who are about mastering the game of life, should be avoiding any movie genre. I hear talk about preferences, but aren't our preferences attached to what the ego believes will keep us stuck in our material coffins . . . right about being wrong; that is, sinful, evil, unloving, guilty and separate from the Divine?


I do know that for those who have made reality of the illusion, there are subjects that assist in raising vibrations. and those that lower vibrations. However, that should be the concern of the beings desiring womb to tomb safety, not of the student desiring mastery, who is determined to know that the high and the low are but imposters of the illusion.


I have come to believe that if a movie is allowed (by our Higher-Selves) to hit the big screen, it is serving the objective of Self-Realization. And, if purification and forgiveness be our aim, then it is up to us to choose to bring up all the ugly, scary stuff lurking in our subconscious storehouses. In order to be informed, let's be willing to be angered, frightened and disappointed. It is imperative that we get busy dealing with that 90%, so I guess I'll see you at the movies.


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