When the mind is identified with the ego, and lost in the ego’s purpose for the body, it becomes obsessed with seeking pleasure. This movie shows clearly that pleasure and pain are the same, and that seeking for and playing out the ego’s purpose for the body is an attack upon the self. All illness is mental illness, and sickness or addiction are unfulfilled function. Hiding and protecting addictions block all chance of help and healing. When the decision is made to stop playing games and hiding from oneself, real healing can begin. Relationships can then be formed based on the shared purpose of healing through openness and honesty.
Facing the past is essential in order to truly heal. No dark cornerstones can be left unturned or they become hiding places for the ego.
Getting in touch with one’s “higher power” is the answer. Being of service lifts the mind into a higher purpose and alignment with being helpful. In this alignment, the mind is lifted above the battleground. The characters in this movie are very aware of the two thought systems, and of what occurs when they are lost in the ego’s world of pleasure and pain. It is hell, and it takes great vigilance and determination to stay right-minded. Thank God for mighty companions, and for opportunities to be of service!

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David Hoffmeister

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


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