It is time for a wake-up call. Avoidance of meaningful communication and relationships through insisting on "having fun" is a cover over hurt and fear. The mind that is afraid of love has to blame and project the holding back onto others. Love waits upon invitation, and when the decision to accept the purpose of healing is made, all of life becomes a sparkling journey of forgiveness, love and innocence.

Marley has great friends, a job she enjoys, she is young, attractive and a lot of fun, but underneath it all she is deeply afraid of love. Her relationships with men are all brief encounters, other than the exceptions of her beloved dog and gay friend from next door. Her other relationships are based on sex, "having fun", and work, all of which are in the category of not taking anything seriously.

Marley is unexpectedly diagnosed with terminal cancer. When time is suddenly seen as short, the purpose of time is seen in a whole new light. Rather than using it to maintain a superficial lifestyle, every moment becomes a precious opportunity to connect, to be honest, to teach innocence, and to deepen through real relationship.

During a near death/visionary experience, Marley tells God that she is afraid of dying. God responds by saying, "Everyone dies. You are not really afraid of dying. What are you really afraid of?" Marley then realizes she is afraid to love because she is afraid of being hurt. The opportunity to face the deepest fear and open the heart is available now. With no time to lose, she embraces every opportunity with her friends (giving them the opportunity to become mighty companions), a new relationship (giving herself and him an opportunity to love), her colleagues (giving herself an opportunity to drop the mask) and her parents (giving them all an opportunity to forgive and heal).

So take the risk, communicate straight from your heart, and receive the gift of living with an open heart.

Movies are an excellent way to watch your mind, to pay attention to your emotions, and to help you discover your unconscious beliefs.
Go here for more info about Movie Watching as A Spiritual Practice. You will find tips, tools and links to movies to go deeper in your journey.


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David Hoffmeister

Modern-day mystic, author, and a living demonstration of A Course in Miracles.


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