This show was inspired by Maria Erving’s blog post…
- Spiritual Awakenings are not our doing…or about “changing your mind” they ARE NOT related to the intellect, or your “free will”
- We don’t decide when we “wake up”, become enlighted, or what have you…it more like “happens to us” as a curse/gift depending on your point of view
- Being OPEN, and in the moment helps you cope and make the best of any situation, or crisis, but can’t induce or hasten a spiritual event
- It happens to nearly everyone as a life crisis that they are FORCED to respond to…or an amazing event that changes you forever…
We discussed the two films below as examples of spiritual awakenings seen as curses and gifts…
- Wake up (the film)
Notes from Jindai
Song by the Bellamy Brothers “Let Your Love Flow”
The commercial for it is from the UK, I think I saw it on one of the World’s Greatest Commericals shows, and it really is one, it’s for “Barkley Card” a credit type card in the UK, but the visuals and music are definately what I remember. Best commute from work to home EVAR:
It was also in a Prius ad, with trees and plants flowering as the car drives past, but I’ll let you find that one yourself, it’s not as cool, even though the music is the same.
And folks, the literary device/word I struggled to find so hard during the show is “Allegory” The names of most characters in the bible are allegorical, meaning the names themselves are part of the teaching story. It’s related to the the word parable, but has a more distinct meaning.
And the story I tried to relate from memory, turns out I came pretty close, but way off, too. His name was Simeon Stylites, and he was a Christian, and is now a Saint, and it was 37 years, not 47.
(Still listed as longest polesit on record in the Guinness World Book Of Records 2010)
He didn’t get torn to pieces as I said, he just died. I must have gotten his story mixed up with another in my head. Here’s the wikipedia article, which if you’re interested, is a good starting place. Remember, Wikipedia is not always accurate, but it’s a good enough start.
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