"After Earth" is a powerful movie for transcending fearful thinking, undoing the authority problem and stepping into strength. Kitai is a young cadet who fails to be promoted to Ranger, unlike his father, who is a revered and fearless leader.
When they crash on a dangerous planet, Kitai must overcome his deepest fears in order to get help for his injured father. His father instructs him, “You must do exactly as I say or you will die.” This is symbolic of the importance of closely following the Holy Spirit’s guidance, which is the release from fear and guilt. Kitai’s father uses a transmitter to direct him on his mission.
Kitai has been holding onto the belief that he is responsible for his sister’s death. This guilt keeps him feeling small and limited. When his father tells him he has failed his mission and tells him to return to the ship, Kitai’s memories and feelings come to a head. He relives the experience with his sister and sees that he never did anything wrong, that he is innocent. He is then empowered to succeed. He is able to see the unreality of fear and forgive himself for what never happened.
Even when it seems as if the electronic communication is broken between the two, Kitai’s mind has been through such a washing away of pride and lack of trust, and such a process of forgiveness, that he still hears his father’s direction as a natural flow in his mind.
Fear is a choice. It is our destiny to wake up from the dream, to become fearless and to draw our strength from our true Source: the Spirit in our mind.

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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