Michael is a doctor who undergoes a rapid “cracking and peeling” of his self-concept in a twenty-four hour period. He appears to be the epitome of someone who’s “made it.” He’s a rich oncologist with an expensive sports car, a beautiful wife and promising career. Michael sees himself as a helpful guy with a great life, but he is hiding pride, anger, and hurt underneath the mask of success. He became a doctor in order to alleviate unresolved conflict and guilt from his past.
Nothing comes to us except through our own desire, and in his desire for true happiness, Michael is crying out for an intervention. The Spirit pairs Michael up with Blue, a dying sixteen-year-old mystic disguised as a gangbanger. Blue helps Michael get in touch with memories he’s pushed out of awareness in a most unconventional, abrupt way. To the world Michael’s undoing with Blue looks violent and abusive, and yet the twenty-four hour transformation is nothing short of miraculous for both characters.
This movie shows us the possibility of a rapid undoing of the ego, when we are willing. Sometimes it takes extreme scenarios to bring the darkness up for healing. His travels with Blue show Michael his judgment thoughts up close and personal, and every interaction becomes a backdrop for forgiving unresolved issues.
Awakening is a total freefall of surrender and "The Sunchaser" is a fast-action movie showing us that we can’t judge our advances from our retreats as we wake up from the dream, nor can we judge the form in which the healing presents itself. When the Spirit is in charge, each teaching-learning situation is maximal for healing.