Are you ready to let go of your world? "Room" can help prepare you for the unraveling of the ego. Through Jack's eyes, we see what it's like to open up to something beyond what the mind can imagine. Initially, you have a sense of what your world is; everything seems to make sense and have its place. The things that don't make sense are explained away and forgotten about.

Eventually, the beliefs and assumptions that the world/room rests upon are questioned and seen as flimsy and unsubstantial. Soon, the world as you know it begins to be dismantled and you see there is something so much bigger and more wondrous than you ever dreamed. Its light is so bright that it can seem blinding and unbelievable at first. This phase can involve extreme disorientation, confusion, an "identity crisis," etc. You may feel like a five-year-old child at times and wish for things to go back to the way they were.

Gradually you realize that this new "home" is where you're meant to be (and where you always were, though you couldn't see it). Ultimately you look back on your old world/room and see how small, meaningless, and insignificant it was; it no longer holds any value or interest. The things that you believed brought you safety and strength are gently removed when the mind is ready. Nothing needs be added to our true Identity, but the blocks to the awareness of this Identity must indeed be removed for the recognition of truth to occur.

While watching this movie, keep your eye on Jack and witness a symbolic journey from darkness to light.

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David Hoffmeister

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

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