The main character in the story, Burke, has created the concept of a best selling self-help guru to hide a terrible secret. He makes a living out of telling others what they need to do to overcome grief, and yet he has not done his own inner work.
Our higher Self knows exactly what we need to heal and how to best do it. We often enter professions to teach what we most need to learn and are guided into relationships with huge healing potential. Burke calls forth a mighty companion, Eloise, to provide the incentive and the support he needs to finally come to terms with the deep shame and guilt he has been repressing. When Burke’s darkness starts flushing up for release, he tries to push Eloise away, but she holds steady for him and sees beyond his projections of anger and blame to the light within.
It takes great humility, trust and courage to expose our deepest hurts and shame. Burke’s willingness and vulnerability to expose his terrible secret to the world is healing for everyone. The reflection he receives when he pours out his heart in front of his seminar crowd is one of pure unconditional love and acceptance; his healing is their healing and there was never anything to be guilty about. Innocence reigns!
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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