Can you remember the future?
"Old ideas about time are very difficult to change, because everything you believe is rooted in time, and depends on your not learning these new ideas about it. Yet that is precisely why you need new ideas about time." (W-7.2)
The mind thinks it cannot remember the future because it believes it hasn't yet occurred. However, as we journey deeper into truth, our understanding of time changes. Traditional ideas about the past, present, and future no longer serve. Everything we think we know is a block to true perception. Concepts that initially seem foreign begin to take hold and extraordinary experiences start to feel natural. As we put aside old beliefs, conclusions, and ego's defense mechanisms, we gradually open up to the truth that is beyond this world.
This movie is a reflection of the awakening mind, presenting us with new ideas about time and communication. The sci-fi drama explores a principle called linguistic relativity, which states that the structure of the language we speak has a direct impact on our thinking and on the way we see the world. And so, by expanding our "means of communication," we can literally change the world we see. This principle is a metaphor that parallels the seeming process of opening up to the "language" of the Spirit, the "vocabulary" of our true Self. The Voice of God may seem completely "alien" at first, and yet we are attracted by something deep within that we recognize as truly valuable; its call is irresistible.
As we follow the call and allow light into the mind, darkness will arise. The ego fears direct communication and is quick to attack what it does not understand. Conclusions are hastily drawn when information is interpreted through the ego's lens. When facing what seems dangerous, the ego counsels us to isolate and break off communication with each other. Feelings of confusion, sadness, and loss begin to surface in consciousness as symbols of the relinquishment of the fear-based thought system. But with willingness and determination, the temptation to avoid uncomfortable feelings and minimize risk will not be as compelling as the Voice of Love. The Spirit wants to communicate directly and lift the mind to a higher level of perception. Support will come to us in miraculous ways when we are truly open to receiving it and what was once perceived as the greatest threat will reveal itself as the most glorious gift.
The way to wake up from this dream is to bring illusion to Truth. We cannot grasp the loving message of the Spirit when we make interpretations from a limited frame of mind. But when we become intuitive and allow ourselves to tune into the Spirit, we are shown a perspective that is beyond all concepts. Time is not linear; communication is not linear. Open-mindedness is the last characteristic that the teacher of God attains. Our mission on Earth is to open our mind up to communication with the Voice for God and allow ourselves to remember what is beyond linear time.
This movie is based on a novella titled "Story of Your Life," and indeed the movie contains elements that are common to all our lives. We see yet another incarnation of "the hero's journey," the path we all must eventually take. The call to adventure pulls us out of our everyday lives, the crossing of thresholds invites us into unimagined realms, the series of trials challenges us to reach our full potential, the transformation of the "self" releases us from our deepest-held beliefs, and the treasure found within freely extends itself in gratitude.
Allow this fluid, meditative journey to wash over you and expand your thinking. We can go beyond all perceived limits by recognizing the "arrival" of the Spirit right now!
Movies are an excellent way to watch your mind, to pay attention to your emotions, and to help you discover your unconscious beliefs.
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