This past weekend we went to see a movie-that was advertised to be in 2D. I whined that I didn’t want to see a movie in 2D and my boys laughed at me-“Mom- that’s what all movies are- two dimensional!” What I meant to say was I was longing to see a movie that embraced all dimensions. What if we could “see” the emotional and spiritual life of the characters? The Bigger Picture to the story? Not only would it be extremely entertaining but it would also lend itself to learning something important, or rather remembering something important, that there is indeed the Bigger Picture to all of our stories.
We always want to know- what is my purpose in this life? Why did I come here? The answer by many is that we come here to grow and learn in love. That statement although it seems simple is complex and as multi dimensional as it gets. Love, or lack of it, encompasses every facet of human action.
Back to the movie- it was a typical bang- bang shoot ‘em up guy movie- I often bury my head in my son’s shoulder when it becomes particularly violent but as I watched I saw the main character struggling to find and embrace his humanity in the midst of the craziness of his life. After much violence, and of course the bad guys and bad girls getting their instant karma he walks away with his daughter and orphaned young woman to go off into the sunset with humanity in tow.
Life is not so dramatic, or shall I say scripted. Ultimately the lessons are the same, can we choose our humanity over the struggles of this world? Can we choose love in the face of hatred; can we walk away from the game because it no longer serves us? What is important to us today, will it be important a lifetime from now? If not, we must learn to let it go, release it back to the universe. Embrace those things that expand our soul towards the Light, these are the things that will stay with us. Love, in its many variations longing for exploration and expression of itself through us, when the credits roll, in the end, is the true purpose of our lives.