This is a touching story about the healing journey of Ben and his six children who live in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. The children are home schooled by their father and given much structure and discipline in terms of their education and physical training. In many ways, Ben is a brilliant teacher and inspiring leader to the children. They are encouraged to freely express themselves, ask questions and also to expose their feelings in safety. As a result, they are alive and curious about the world. There is clearly a strong bond of love connecting the family. 
 
While Ben sees himself as the only teacher his children need, he still has inner healing to do. He needs to learn humility and the spirit must break through a very strong "I know" mind. But this, of course, is not a problem to the Holy Spirit when there is a willing mind. There is a point in the movie where the roles change for a moment and the children become the teachers for their father. Fortunately, Ben is open enough to listen and follow the direction that is coming through them. And though more doubt thoughts rise up in his mind at a later point, it is all used so beautifully by the spirit. Ben is even willing at one point to step out of his children’s lives, but the children's burning love for him shines through and they reunite in a joyful finale. Indeed as ACIM reminds us, all things are working together for good, no exceptions.

 

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David Hoffmeister

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

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