Robin, the movie's main character, is struck down with polio and almost totally paralyzed. Initially, the despair and desire to die envelops him as his remaining years appear as though they will be lived in the confines of a hospital bed, reliant on a ventilator to breathe and on others to provide his every bodily need.
While his wife Diana offers her unconditional love and support, Robin's wish to die is strong and compelling. Yet even in his dark night of the soul, he sees reflections of his purity and innocence. A young son, a loving wife and faithful mighty companions all see beyond the form of Robin and connect with the light emanating within him, however dim it may seem to Robin at times.
In "A Course in Miracles," Jesus speaks of the attraction to death as one of the last obstacles that peace must flow across to extend to the whole Sonship. And yet he assures us that each of these obstacles made by fear will yield to the love beyond as one looks with gentle graciousness on each and every brother and sees the Spirit within. 
A simple question from his wife Diana about what it is that Robin wants in life gets him in touch with his desire to go back to his true home in Heaven. This is not accomplished by death, as the ego believes, but by life. As the seed is planted in Robin's mind to return to God, miracle upon miracle soon follow. 
A support team and resources flow in to support Robin's desire to travel and extend. His mind has opened to the Spirit and suddenly fresh inspiration pours through him. Robin envisions a wheelchair for himself that not only will give him mobility, but will also allow him to breathe and be free from his bedside ventilator.
The wheelchair designed by an innovative friend opens up new worlds for others once confined to hospital beds. By saying yes to the Spirit, Robin not only enhances his own life but inspires and blessed countless brothers and sisters around the world to do the same. We catch up to Robin on various part of his journeys connecting with others in a deep way, dancing, singing and celebrating life!
Along this journey at some point we all must face the belief that we have misused the power of our mind. Though not in conscious awareness, we believe we have pulled off the impossible: complete separation from God! As a result there can be much temptation to diminish the mind's true power and buy into victim thinking that someone or something else is doing something wrong to me. 
Robin's desire to rise up from his bed and share the miracle that he is not a body has inspired millions to do that same.

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.

About the author

David Hoffmeister

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


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