|Posted by Kemetic1 on March 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM||comments (6)|
In the coming days I'd like to share some examples of Spiritual Cinema, which, due to their age, and relative obscurity, you may never have seen before. I encourage you to seek them out.
As spiritually focused beings, we often feel alone. Sometimes, to all practical purposes, we are alone in what we are feeling or experiencing. In such moments, even our most caring friend may be unable to say the words we need to hear. That's when it may help to sit down by ourselves with an album, a book or a film which can say what we need to hear.
This is one of those films.
STEPPENWOLF  dir. Fred Haines
Cast: Max Von Sydow
Screenplay by Fred Haines, from the novel by Hermann Hesse
It's hard to believe this masterpiece was critically slammed upon release in 1974. Sometimes it takes a while for people to realize that they are dealing with something remarkable. A beautiful, intelligent, sensitive film that delicately grapples with some of the most difficult issues a spiritually inclined person is likely to find themselves faced with in life.
The story takes place in the 1920s. It's about a lonely intellectual named Harry, a writer by profession. He is introspective and melancholy, and sometimes wallows in thoughts about suicide. When he was a young man, his best friend at university, also a writer, committed suicide, and this has left a hole in his soul, haunting him. Harry, although outwardly "respectable" is a misfit, who always seems to stick out like a sore thumb, saying the wrong thing and offending others when in "polite" company. He wants to be noble, and this has caused deep conflict in his being, making him feel guilty and ashamed of his animal nature, whom he perceives as a wolf. One night on his lonely wanderings he meets a sensitive and caring prosititute named Hermine in a tavern who reaches out to him, and, together with her friends, shows Harry how to redeem himself, and how to laugh - something which he has completely forgotten how to do.
If you are unfamiliar with the lead actors, you're in for a treat. These are people who will remind you that acting can be Art! My personal favorite in the cast is the great Pierre Clementi, who plays the charming and hedonistic jazz musician Pablo. Max Von Sydow is probably one of the greatest actors who has ever appeared in films. He is the only actor in the cast who has made any films outside of Europe. Dominique Sanda is an incredibly beautiful actress with an amazing gentle quality. Her acting comes straight from her Soul. Look nto her eyes - she makes you feel naked. Not in a bad way, though. Carla Romanelli has a warm vixenish quality, sexy in a friendly, playful way. These actors are all masters of their craft, and they give life to characters who will stay with you. You'll find yourself looking for other films these actors have made once you've seen their work in Steppenwolf.
Steppenwolf is a spiritual odyssey that leads you into the labyrinth of dark and difficult emotions that we are all likely to experience: loss, melancholy, alienation, and even suicide, then back into the Light of renewal, love, hope, and humor. This film is wise and gentle, and it doesn't judge. Obviously not for everyone; but if you have yearnings in your soul, have ever suffered from alienation (and what Spiritual or intelligent being hasn't?), have felt suicidal or lost someone to suicide, this film will almost assuredly speak eloquently and intimately to you. It also handles Hermine's profession with tact and sensitivity. Dominique Sanda has lines of dialoguie which will make you feel for the plight of women who feel this profession is their only alternative. Indeed, in post WWI Europe, many young women truly did have no other alternative. Pablo is the most modern of the characters. He is frankly bisexual (as are the women), and meaningfully quotes Rolling Stones lyrics! He has a reckless lust for life and is at home in the underworld, getting high and stealing cars - but even so, has a noble, enlightened, tender side to his character. I'm still a little bit in love with him.
Filmed in Basel, Kanton Basel Stadt Switzerland, and Hamburg, Germany. The locations are beautiful and perfect for the story. The ambiance of the 1920's is perfectly captured by the fashions and the music. There is partial nudity, which is tasteful and will only offend those who object to all nudity. Likewise, the violence is extremely minimal and stylized, and should not offend anyone. Ahead of its time, people are a bit more sophisticated now, and beginning to re-discover this gem. It is available on DVD. Dual language: English and German, w/ English subtitles. You can also find it on various torrent trackers, if you're a pirate.
Here is the animated sequence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwDGVP1tMTg
The trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ8xjVASGX8
The novel by Hermann Hesse is a classic and quite an easy read. Hesse was a popular author in the 1960s and 1970s, and influenced many creative and spiritual people, including me. In his lifetime, Hesse was close friends with the psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. Hesse's writings embrace both Eastern mysticism and Jungian psychology. Steppenwolf is the best introduction to his writing, if you are curious.
Just one word of caution: This film is a Magic Theatre, for madmen only. Or so the film itself claims!
Send me a message if you'd like to see this movie, and need help finding it. I'd love to hear your feedback after viewing it too.
Thanks for letting me share with you.
|Posted by Livs on September 8, 2013 at 11:55 AM||comments (3)|
The heavy overcoat .
When a soul is born into a body , bring it a supply of life, as it is meant to be able to corrode and supplies of a lifetime. This supply is ample to develop the man who is born with perfectly conscious , harmonious and balanced in relation to that which is the goal.
This store is not stored in the human body , but from the consciousness , the higher self that existed before the personality formed.
Man is born only with the character traits and opportunities - tools , to develop it, ' which is still new territory for the soul.
When the baby starts to develop its own personality, given to the characteristics and opportunities facing the world open.
I know the soul well, and usually get infants and very young children also just acceptance and unconditional love .
The first two years formed the speech center , and the child learns or trying to learn to communicate.
In the age of three starts independence knocking, and the child is trying to communicate its borders and needs based . Furthermore, being traits more visible.
Imagination develops and child talking aloud to himself to keep track of both fantasy , reality and independence. The child also begins to be alone with himself - ie . play alone .
If " the overcoat " has not announced its arrival before it does so now. For now living child not in symbiosis with his mother, but also discovered his father and himself.
And this is where the ugly usually happens, the child is now showing determination and defiance. What we call despite age. A necessity to create its own core and bounds.
But then comes the father and mother , and since other and communicate: " I do not like you when you're like that." So understand , " when you contradict me or exhibit behaviors that do not conform to my wishes or maxims so punished you .
Now we have moved away from unconditional love to the love of conditions and it is also ok to show your child what appropriate behavior is , (but must be remembered that it is often subject to norms and community and parental own fear of rejection ) But there is only thing is that the soul does not operate with appropriate behavior, but express themselves freely , clean and clear. Rebellion From the child happens only when personality is at risk and living rules are threatening to the self.
It's probably closer to us , that would look a little on why the child says from or react with aversion . - The child might have a different life energy than us.
Just think of Mozart. If he had not been allowed to use his life energy to play . - But he was lucky to have a music teacher for dad , and benefited understanding and acceptance + opportunity to develop his qualities and abilities .
If his father had found that music was nonsense not earned a living , but had sent Mozart out to earn a living since childhood , he had probably evolved to become frustrated , aggressive and life- threatened.
The stores , which the soul has to draw on the energies is different from person to person . Our strengths are in different locations . Mozart was therefore already in the age of five writing sonatas .
This discomfort when " overcoat " of norms , others' opinions and needs + denial begins to slink down upon us, occur mostly unconsciously.
It hurts when mom and dad do not like me and refuse me the love and attention that I need , but I have since got to be me, so I continue to react and behave as it is natural for me . But oh, it hurts to be punished and denied. But what should I do? Because I am so compelled to cover my needs.
Well yes, I can see that the other cheats to get his way . They just do it , (ie the forbidden ) when no one sees it , and so they will not be punished.
It was the dishonesty and mistrust that started in here .
Well of course , you could just lie and avoid punishment and less love.
Well of course , you could just speak after her mouth and ape behavior!
It hurts so much to be themselves , that separates itself from its inner core that will only love, and thus loses its connection to its stores of clarity , emotion and energy , and it will continue to move further and further away , as you realize that no one is interested in one when you are yourself . One gets the punishment, and it hurts to maintain its own energy and determination , which enables feels secluded , lonely and not understood.
One's needs are the very man , and that is what you see when kids smoke into the next
riot / detachment phase , namely puberty.
Here are the wild . The more misguided and alienated they have been for himself, the wilder and more destructive partying and they fought the his aggressions out .
It's just that they do not have it in. they have lost the basis for comparison . Namely their own , and there are only surrogates and plagiarisms back .
After this wild and rebellious period , which can take several years , they begin to resign because it does not lead to anything good , and one can only hope that they have one or more role models in their lives, so they can begin to search inward to the source, their ressurcegrundlag . ( the properties soul wants to cultivate , and as the energy is . )
Most people find a thread that they delude themselves and others into thinking that they are happy with . But while running the internal dialogue on and continue the rest of your life with self-inflicted torture . But that is what we are using surrogates , togetherness and noise - to inhibit the sound from the ever medsnakkende voice that tells of dismay. The voice is heard mostly in silence and alone - but it can be prevented , and it will be mostly because they see no way out and no alternative - energy is not what it feels like .
It is the people's opinions and voices them as they heard as children - " when you do this , I do not like you" , etc. running around in my head .
Just being there now the difference that in order to avoid having to listen to and exposed to criticism , the external behavior now gradually changed and become more general , ie . not stand out, and faded , and bad behavior can and will be assigned to , "that the others do not see and hear , they can not hurt you " ( going alone or with strangers or non-threatening people, for example . wife , husband , children , or others who do not dare say no. ) . " I was drunk " , or - " I was not myself."
The inner dialogue continues and continues to run , and it may well be that the external world is reasonably satisfied, but in the interior, has taken over the voices of condemnation and suffer from low self-esteem - and in his mind not so happy, as they had once dreamed of when the world was still open.
Therefore seen suicide from some of page , where you do not expect it . For example . her the funny and always smiling. Suddenly she takes sleeping pills and put clogs .
It is just that the world is ALWAYS open for the one who can see the possibilities . But a closed mind can not see anything . It has given up and claims no chances .
Even it may be that opportunities and chances offered , but the fear of not being good enough, do not turn to dare seize the opportunity, make that avoids raising - and stagnate .
And it's overcoat , the tongue. All which are glued on one, but not one's own .
It is necessary decoding to find in to his inner core and life energy.
Bringing out - extricate themselves
In - entangle the yarn overcoat is spun off.
For the soul was not made to be clasped by gravity and alienation, but to be free and weightless.
The soul was in order to burn the candle at visibility, self-acceptance and joy.
Maintain themselves and be loved for exactly the personality, the inner core is.
To the outer world reflects the inner world and vice versa.
To give "God" right that his creations are perfect, and therefore we are also born with just the tools and personality traits necessary to offer up that the world can be enriched.
We create our lives and is ultimately and as adults solely responsible for our lives with the right to say yes, yes, no, no!
"Your speech should be, yes, yes, no, no.
The lukewarm, I will spew out of my mouth. "
Since we are all one / one, it will say that with God in us, we will, if we do not stand for yes, yes, no, no, but say one thing and do another, spewing ourselves of our own lives .
We deny both "God" and ourselves. The circle goes both ways. We are in God and God is in us.
But fortunately for us, is God in his almighty love so certain that he has coded his creation so that we ultimately wins the knowledge and wisdom enough to live in the love of ourselves, others, and God - even if it were take thousands of lives.
But why waste life and time?
There is only love, everything else is cheating and illusion.
It seems as if life were an obstacle course, but the fact is that at the moment when we give up the struggle with ourselves and almost comes acceptance and love of oneself.
Combat is a lie.
|Posted by AstralBooBaby on August 20, 2013 at 9:25 AM||comments (2)|
The advent of the Age that we live in allows us to integrate what once used to be kept adamantly separate - science and spirit. Science is an extension of Spirit and is not something that should be ignored, suppressed or held higher than another extension of Spirit. It is simply a tool but a very powerful one at that. Quantum physics is an area that is rapidly delving into the unknown, the playground of spirituality, and it is emerging with truths that are akin to some of the most ancient truths ever taught on the planet. Everything is One. Everything is Connected. Everything has purpose.
Take a look at your hand, it is right in front of you. What does it look like? You can see the contours of it and your fingers and thumb. And it is hard. Look at the floor or a chair and assess the same things, the contours, the textures. It feels hard to you. Well, this is actually an illusion. Physics shows us that in actuality, your hand is in constant flux, vibrating with energy at differing levels of density.
Einstein's E = MC2 literally means energy equals mass times the speed of light squared. In other words, mass or matter is just another form of energy. This is a crucial aspect of spirituality - everything is energy. Matter, physical matter is in fact an illusion. When we go right down to the molecular level - there are simply atoms re-arranged differently...this is what makes matter! Physical matter is simply energy moving at a very slow speed. Yet we see matter as distinctive and we see it as defined. When we go to the molecular level there is no barrier that makes the chair hard, there is simply a friction of energy between your slowly moving atoms at the edge of your hand and the slow moving atoms at the edge of the chair
So what does this mean? This means that we must change the way we perceive reality. Traditionally we have been taught in nearly every part of our society that we are separate to our outer world. We are taught that the outer world is a separate place to us. However, quantum physics is proving how even at the molecular level we are connected to everything. For example, when we touch that chair, there is an energy transference - meaning that a part of our energy is transferred to the chair and simultaneously a part of that chair's energy is taken on by us. This applies to all things - plants, animals, rocks, all physical objects. This means that we are constantly merging with the reality around us, we are constantly changing - on the quantum level, life is in reality a giant soup of energy. The only thing that defines this soup as separate is our minds. This is because our senses cannot process energy moving at high speeds, this is why we see a chair as a chair and not as a set of slowly-moving atoms in a giant soup of reality. Quantum physics doesn't just end there.
In 1982, Alain Aspect proved Bell's Theorem where subatomic particles, under certain circumstances, are able to instantaneously communicate with each other irrespective of distance. Basically whatever happens to one particle will be reflected by its counterpart, even if it is on the other side of the Universe. This discovery violates Einstein’s theory that no communication can travel faster than the speed of light. This means that at the molecular level, at the energetic level, we are connected to everything around us, to other people, to animals, to the rocks to other stars! Ok, so we appreciate the science but what does this really mean?
This is where spirituality kicks in. Spirituality has taught about the interconnectedness in all things from the very beginning. Spirituality has also taught how we are all One - all connected and all being part of a moving ocean, where one molecule of water affects the whole in profound ways. Spirituality also allows us to see the purpose in all of this. It is spirituality that allows us to understand the purpose of this energy, to discover what this energy essentially represents - why are we all One? What does this Oneness mean and above all else what part do we play in this Oneness?
As we begin to view things in terms of energies we begin to understand the world as an energetic place with ourselves as energetic being within and part of that world. Spiritually, everything happens on an energetic level, since of course everything is energy. So for example, our emotions and thoughts are various frequencies of energy, vibrating at certain levels. However, these emotions and thoughts are not contained within ourselves, as been traditionally thought. Instead, these emotions and thoughts that we feel and create are interacting with everyone around us and on a greater level, the entire planet and Universe. The Butterfly effect is a good example of this. Here when a butterfly flaps its wings in Japan, a storm brews in London. Every single event in life has repercussions, whatever they may be. As we begin to recognize that our thoughts and emotions are interacting with others, and that we interact with others' thoughts and emotions, we begin to recognize the true interconnectedness of life.
And it is Interconnectedness that provides us with the understanding that we are irrevocably connected to the Whole. Always remember, the Whole is Incomplete without you and would not even exist if You were taken away.
|Posted by AstralBooBaby on August 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM||comments (6)|
I often say at the end of my videos “continue to question, learn and grow” because we are all still evolving works in progress, regardless of how much we know or ‘think’ we know. I really do challenge myself to learn something every day of my life. In fact, there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t learn something about the world, people; the cosmos or myself… This not only expands my mind and awareness but this keeps me motivated to exist on a planet that I still feel like an outsider to. There are many things that I have gone through over the past 2 or so years that had put me on the rollercoaster ride of my life.
As many of you already know, I am an intuitive and empath and the inherent sensitivity that comes along with this ability makes all forms of energy work, 10 times more intense! There are only two (2) people in my life, my sister and very best friend who have witnessed, knew of and know about the things that I have endured (both past and present). I would always push through my challenges, pressures, trials and tribulations wearing a smile on my face, when deep down inside, I may well be feeling and having things going on or happening to me, that is nothing to smile about. Yet still, I would push aside my authentic feelings and thoughts developed from a lifetime of a ‘habit’ that I’ve developed very early in life. The ‘habit’ previously mentioned is this: consistently putting the wants, thoughts, feelings and needs of others before and in lieu of my own. Now some people may say or think that this is a ‘good thing’ because it’s a sign of one who is very unselfish but being one who has lived this way, for as far back as I can remember, I will attest that having this state of mind can definitely be a detriment.
As one who realizes that just about everything that happens in our lives is being created or magnified by our own thoughts, energies and/or life path’s agreement; I have finally grasped something that one of my closest friends have been saying to me for years… She would always say to me; ‘you need to start knowing your value and worth because you ‘deserve’ so much more than you are allowing or realize’… Unbeknownst to me, she was speaking of the law of allowance… I’ve known this particular friend for a long time and she has been one who has consistently told me that I give away far, far, too much of myself, time and energy without any thought or consideration of the inner-imbalance I was creating as the result. She has heard of and know of the guilt and hurt that I would feel when I am not able to help or do for others (strangers or otherwise) who are in need … Somehow, I would take on the thought that I am responsible for the happiness of all who cross my path or sought direction or help from me. Why was I doing this?
What’s the root of these extreme cases of unselfishness ? The answer to this rhetorical question didn’t hit me until very recently and that my inner-child; the one who had endured years of systematic sexual, emotional and psychological abuse… He wants to rescue everyone in pain or in need because no one rescued him from his pain and long suffering! Yes! This all stems from my own projection onto others, whose pain and suffering that I see or feel. That inner-child cannot and could not accept His value because He was taught and made to feel that he deserved nothing but pain, abandonment and other’s taking advantage of Him. He believed that he deserved nothing that would bring him true happiness, wealth and abundance! I understand that pain and suffering are the elements that creates energy streams of compassion and empathy but where do I or we begin setting boundaries and drawing lines?
I’ve said it before and I will state it again; we are living in a time where we are all being forced to face and deal with our inner demons, struggles, secrets and shame. The energy shift on the planet is forcing it all to the surface and no one is exempt from having some residuals, be it from their present life or past life… Many will resist their energy clearing work but resistance will only make 'toiling in the fields' (so to speak) all the more painful and turbulent! You see family and friends, in the past two years or so, I have resisted my own clearing work in many ways because I continued to denounce and ignore my own value and worth! The aforementioned is not a statement of arrogance or ego – this realization comes from a lifetime of trials - tribulations and error!
Even considering all of what I have just shared, I am still one of the most unselfish people that I know and this will not change, but what will change is the frequency and velocity in which I give of myself.
All of the things that we ‘must get’ but ‘won’t get’ will come to the surface whether we want it to or not. Our outer world will attract, create and magnify our residual imbalances, not as a form of punishment but an opportunity for us to ‘deal and heal’… Given that many people who walk the ‘authentic’ spiritual path tend to be people who do not recognize that they or we ‘deserve’ wealth, happiness and anything our hearts desire – I especially want you all to heed my message… KNOW and OWN your worth!
Some people and ‘special interest groups’ have conditioned and taught the world over, that in order to be ‘really spiritual’ we should basically be broke, destitute and work for free, for the benefit of others 24/7 (a slave). When we believe and accept this way of thinking; we create this reality for ourselves! How many of those who teach these things, who happen to be religious or of the worldly influence, live a life of being broke, destitute and giving themselves ‘freely’ 24/7? The religious communities have billions of supporters all over the world… They have resources and billions in monetary means (mostly through offerings and donations) that 'allows' them the power to purchase and create programs, campaigns and build venues to fellow-ship, recruit and expand their ministry to no end, but why hasn’t the spiritual community done anything remotely close to this scale?
These communities roll into abundance because they’ve given themselves the ‘allowance’ to have abundance and their supporters accept and respond accordingly… There is nothing wrong with tapping into this universal right but there is definitely something wrong with teaching the spiritual community; those who suffer and are marginalized the most, that wanting the same things that they have and take for granted is egotistical, selfish or a sign of 'in-authenticity'!
Some people tend to see someone such as myself as one who has it all figured out, not because I have ever stated this about myself - I am 'realistic' enough to comprehend that this is not, nor will ever be the case for me or anyone else having a human experience... On the contrary, I have publicly stated that I too am still learning and growing and what I have just shared with you in this blog, is just another lesson learned the hard way – I ‘deserve’ real peace, happiness and abundance because this is the Almighty Creator ‘s decree for US ALL.
Many of the oppressive and MANipulative forces around us have figured this out and they revel in their abundance but we who have been conditioned or abused to a point of submission have yet to tap into ours.... We must really ‘grasp this’concept! The Almighty Creator energy force cannot or will not ‘make us’ see our worth and value – we must come to this ULTRAstanding on our own time and accord. So, if you haven't begun seeing all of what I have shared in this regard, let us begin doing so right now!
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Stop limit your expression This is a message to you. Stop limit your self expression in the world. Dare to go out in the world and express yourself beyond the norm. Go out there and inspire the world. You see-you cannot inspire the world if you dont challenge the status quo and the norm. To inspire change, you must start being the change you want to see. If you want too see more people smiling, dare to be the first to smile. If you want to see people hugging each other, dare to be the first to give a stranger a hug. The world will never change and expand if you are afraid to inspire with change. Go out in the world and inspire change. Be your unique individuality and dare to challenge the status quo. If the whole world is frowning, it is because noone has been the first to smile. Everyone is just following what everyone else is doing. So the world is waiting for a courageous person ( you ) to plant the first seed ( to be the first to smile).
Stop waiting for the world to change and decide to be the change you want to see. Stop waiting for the world to smile and be the one who introduces the first smile. This is your mission in life. You are here to introduce change. Plant the first seed of change. Dont let the mind and all its dualistic arguments discourage you. Because the more you think, the more discouraged you will become. Stop the mind and put on the armor of courage and just go out there and do your thing. You may ask: but what if i fail, what if something bad will happen? My answer is: dare to step into the unknown. It is in the unknown that you grow past your limitations and get your limited world view shattered. Dare to step out of your comfort zones and step into the unknown with trust. That is when the magic and miracle of life happens. Dare to step out of your mental box so that your mental box can shatter and expand. If you do the same things everyday, you will not grow past your current limitations. When you challenge your comfort zones and step in to the unknown, you will also inspire others.
I am a living testimony of these truths because i live this truth everyday. Every moment is a choice between walking the same road as yesterday or to walk a different road. When you walk a different road you will discover new places you have never seen before. You will gain new perspectives. But if you always walk the same road, you will never see new places and therefore stop your growth. If you want to expand your current world view, you must choose a different road today. Dont do thing the same way, but do things different today. Do not avoid the unknown. Dont just walk the same road as yesterday. Walk a different road today and expand your worldview. It is when you step out of your comfort zones that you discover that you are infinitely more than your past. You are not your past. You are so much more. But you cannnot discover your true potential if you always stay in your comfy zones. Step out from comfy zones and step into the unknown in every moment. Then you will be surprised at what you will discover. New doors will open. You will step out of your current limitations. Life is what you make it. Life will never change until you start being the first change.
Take full responsibility for the creation of your life. Be the change you want to see. Challenge your fears and comfort zones in every moment. You are the only one who limit yourself and you are the only one who can set yourself free. Life is a choice between fear or love. Love expands, fear contracts. What do you choose? The choice is yours. You hold the keys to your destiny. Dare to unlock the christ within you. By soulwarrior Www.askrealjesus.com