“But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 63)
At first, as we turn in the direction of God, it will often seem that there are forces opposing us. These forces are merely reflecting the doubt in our own mind that must be raised up and released as we become purified and singular in purpose.
Gladys, the main character in this parable, has a huge calling and willingness to follow the Spirit. She holds true to this calling despite facing obstacles from the images that people her world. She is determined to see these obstacles as merely opportunities for her to strengthen in her commitment and desire to listen and follow her heart.
We are all in the process of metamorphosis. No one truly knows how this miracle occurs, just as we do not really know how the caterpillar becomes a butterfly. We witness the most wondrous change and deepening into love as Gladys literally transforms into Jen-Ai, the name given to her by the Chinese, meaning “the one who loves the people.” She has awakened to her Self and has let go of the small “i” represented by Gladys, and has stepped into her Christhood.
This movie is a wonderful demonstration of the prayer from "A Course in Miracles," “What would You have me do? Where would You have me go? What would You have me say, and to whom?” (W-71.9.3-5)

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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