"Repeaters" is an acute representation of how our only basis for decision-making in the present is past regret, holding us hostage to the ego, set up again and again to replay the same story in an attempt to heal the same perceived hurts.
 
Unless you learn that past pain is an illusion, you are choosing a future of illusions and losing the many opportunities you could find for release in the present. (T-13.IV.6)
 
In this movie three juvenile delinquents in a correctional facility are given a day to make amends. Each embarks on a genuine first step in facing their mistakes, yet the forgiveness the world offers makes error real and offers no escape from guilt. It is impossible to find peace by attempting to atone for perceived sins. As their day repeats the Spirit offers many opportunities to see that correction is in the mind.
 
It is the forgiveness of their self-concepts that is required to free them:?the good-brother-hero, the bad-son-rebel, and the victim-daughter “face of innocence.” Mistaken in who they are, every action they take to alleviate guilt amplifies it instead, spiraling into the vicious chaos of “an eye for an eye.” It is only when the miracle descends (the snow) that an out-of-pattern Holy Instant can return sanity, allowing us to see beyond the drama. We are always given another opportunity to repeat, to choose to accept the Atonement for ourselves and be released from what never was. The only question is: will it be today?

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David Hoffmeister

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

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