This (Unexpected) Movie is My New Guide to LifePosted February 10, 2016 in Intuitive Training
My mom (a trained mathematician) often has a hard time explaining to her friends what I do for a living. “You daughter talks to dead people?” “She sees energy?” “She’s psychic???” “She helps incarnate Souls?? What does that even mean?”.
So I was happy to inform her yesterday after a matinee showing with my 7-year old: “From now on if anyone is confused about what I do, just tell them to go see Kung Fu Panda 3.”
I’m not even kidding. Kung Fu Panda was probably the most spiritually validating and reflective movie I have ever seen. I had to take my (psychic and energetically sensitive) husband to the late night showing to share my new obsession with him. We talked about it until one in the morning.
Here are some of the themes the movie covers: mindfulness meditation, duality (good vs. evil, yin/yang), chi energy (life-force), the power of intention and prayer, communicating with the other side, multidimensionality, the astral plane, astral travel, how to find your life’s purpose, Soul embodiment, claiming your spiritual potential and the process and activation of Christ-consciousness.
(When I say Christ consciousness I mean the spiritual process of incarnating our higher-Love selves into and through the density of our messy human physical lives–a task assigned to all of humanity and not an opinion or belief about Jesus the man and spirit—‘Christ’ as title or the process of ‘Christ-ing’.)
As a parent, always looking for ways to spiritually engage my two boys, I am thrilled with this movie. It is a beautiful and fun way to help develop their spiritual selves. (It is such a visually beautiful and fun way to activate developing spiritual schemas.) And as a human, I am excited that this movie can raise consciousness and introduce these esoteric concepts into mainstream society.
I don’t know if the screenwriters set out to write a vibe-raising spiritual manifesto, but I do believe that the Truth is archetypal and universal, and this often seeps into great art (be it painting, dance or animated fiction.) It is pretty common knowledge that the Star Wars movies carry the archetypal themes from the work of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey; they are rough maps for navigating good and evil through the Jungian idea of individuation and Christ Consciousness. This popular response to universal and archetypal themes is why Star Wars is so deeply loved. (Other universally archetypal shout-outs: Harry Potter and The Matrix.)
The movie has the most beautiful animated imagery and the villain, Kai, has an epic theme song, which is my new favorite riff. Seriously, it’s the jam.
I am currently working on a body of work covering Soul incarnation and embodiment that will most likely go into the form of a mystery school course. I will probably explain some quite abstract esoteric topics using examples from the movie. (What a great teaching tool!) So hit up a late night showing (if you want to avoid loud children) or take your kids to a matinee and check out this gorgeous movie while it is on the big screen. I look forward to breaking it down with you in the future.