My Top 10 Recommended Films

A while ago I shared with you my top 10 books, and since then I have been asked numerous times to share any recommended films. So today I’ve got a list of 10 films that had a significant impact on my life. Of course, just like books, it’s subjective so I’d love to hear from you if you have any other films that you could recommend by listing them at the bottom.

 

Here we go, and not in any particular order:

 

Baraka1. Baraka: A deeply meditative look into life here on the planet. There is no speaking in this film so let yourself go and immerse in the beautiful meditation.

American_Beauty_poster2. American Beauty: A dark humorous insight into American life. One scene to keep your eye out for is the flying plastic bag scene where he says: “that’s the day I realised there was this entire life behind things, a benevolent force that wanted me to know that there was no reason to be afraid….ever!”

Samsara_film3. Samsara: There are two Samsara’s. One by the team who did Baraka, but it’s not that one, even though that Samsara is beautiful. The other Samsara is a difficult to find Tibetan film about a monk who struggles with desire and monk life. He withdraws from the monastery to live a householder life, only to be faced with further challenges. The opening scene of him meditating in the cave is amazing!!

The_Matrix_Poster4. The Matrix: A supreme film about the relative field of life and how much it pulls us in to believing it is all of reality. As Morpheus will ask Neo: “Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?” Loved this film!

the-secret-2006-film5. The Secret: Wonderfully directed by my good friend Drew heriot, who brings the esoteric concept of the laws of attraction into the mainstream. One quote from the film says it all “Whatever is going on in your mind is what you are attracting.”

bleep6. What The Bleep Do We Know: In short, it will expand your mind about what’s real. It will challenge your perspective of Reality. Joe Dispenza was brilliant.

Lucy_(2014_film)_poster7. Lucy: This film can be perceived on many levels. Yes there are attractive women in tight white t-shirts, car chases, drugs and guns. However on a deeper level it explores the advanced states of consciousness and what’s possible when we use more of our brain.

Zeitgeist-themovie8. Zeitgeist: A three film series that challenges ideas around religion, September 11, and the banking system. The latter of the two films look at proposals for social and economic change. Not for everyone, but worth exploring.

truth9. An Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore finds his calling after politics to help us wake up and realise that there is an environmental issue unfolding here on the planet. “Future generations may well have occasion to ask themselves, “What were our parents thinking? Why didn’t they wake up when they had a chance?” We have to hear that question from them, now.” Essential viewing.

FM10. Foodmatters: James and Laurentine Colquhoun produce a powerful film about our diet and how our food is our medicine. This film should be in the school curriculum!

There you have it. Of course there are plenty more amazing films out there, so please share with us what others you feel could be added to this list. We’d love to hear from you.
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7 Things That Happen When You Increase Your Brain Usage

 

lucy-scarlett-johansson-picture1 You know those times when you see a film and you just can’t stop talking about it? It moves you in a way that you want to share it  with someone? Well I’m having one of those moments. Why? Because this film is all about what happens when you use more of your  brain. To think most of humanity after the thousands of years of evolution is still only using less than 10% of our brain. What would  happen if you used 20% or 40%? Find out!

Introducing the film Lucy.

Sure the film has guns, car chases and drugs, but that’s just the packaging to get people to the cinema. Think of that as the wrapping  paper, once your gift is unwrapped, you discard the paper and the box it came in. It’s what’s in the box that’s important.

Brief storyline first: Synthetic drugs are made that when ingested increase your ability to use more of your brain. Girl ingests huge quantity of the drug and the use of her brain increases as the film proceeds. We then see what happens to a human when they increase the use of their brain. (Fill in blanks with good guys, bad guys, car chases, gunfights and Scarlett Johansson being very cool calm and collected!)

Is this all science fiction or actually, not only something that other people are currently experiencing, but something that you can also experience without the drugs? Read on and find out more.

According to Lucy, here are 7 things that happened when she increased her brains potential:

1. Obstacles start dissolving.
– Obstacles are those circumstances where we feel stuck, trapped, impaired and can’t flow forward in life. As we increase our brains potential, we don’t have problems, we just have creative solutions. You spontaneously attract things like abundance, car parks, and harmonious relationships and effortlessly find solutions to all your problems.

2. Desire begins to fade.
– Desire is what drives us to seek fulfilment. It’s the base motive for most of our actions. It’s the idea that I’m separate to that thing or experience and if I get it, I’ll be more fulfilled. As our brain usage increases the experience of the separation between you (subject) and the experience (object) fades, and an internal fulfilment flourishes, dissolving desire.

3. Fear starts to fade.
– Like desire, fear is the experience of subject (you) and object (something other than you) and the separation between the two. It’s the experience that the object could threaten you the subject and that your survival is finite. With increased brain usage, one acquires awareness that they are more than physical limitations, in fact, there are NO limitations. I.e. they had no beginning, and no end, just as the wave regardless of its time frame, is always the ocean. As Lucy says in the film, “You don’t actually die.”

4. Control over your body.
– No longer at the mercy of the responses in the body, living as a slave to it, one now is aware of the powerful intelligence within body and is now the conductor orchestrating how it functions. This ranges from not only healing oneself but also having mastery over the seeming physical limitations and controlling the cells.

5. Reduced emotions.
– Emotions are responses to circumstance indicating a binding affect that person or event had on our experience of life. We feel happy, sad, and angry in response to situations. The Sanskrit word moksha is liberation from the effect those events have on us. We are now free from the ups and downs of the emotional state responding to life around you. Some would say it’s a blissful fascination that one retains throughout.

6. Empathy.
– Lucy said: “I’ve access to 28% of my cerebral capacity. I can feel every living thing.” Admittedly this wasn’t conveyed very well in the film as she shot dead a number of people (ok, I didn’t say the film was perfect!), however as we do open up regions of the brain and dissolve the experience of separation with other entities, one actually feels how they would feel, because they are connected through the field of Oneness. So just as you have a finger, a hand, an ear, a toe, and they all look different and have different functions, if you hit your toe, your entire body feels it.

7. Oneness
– Professor: “Lucy, where are you?  Lucy: “I’m everywhere.” At 100% brain capacity separation dissolves, one merges with the Unified Field. (Ok, I’m not saying much more on this one…it’s up to you to decipher :))

So there you go, 7 great reasons to increase your brain’s potential. Now in the film this was all done by taking some weird looking blue crystals but its actually been proven that you increase your brain’s potential through meditation. Simply google EEG-brain-meditation and you’ll find numerous studies and images that validate this.

If you want to increase your brain’s potential, meditate. Meditation is an easy simple process and anyone can do it.

Talking about meditation … I’ve been teaching meditation for many years now and still to this day I love watching someone transform through the power of stillness. You may not have discovered the very real benefits of meditation yet?  Or maybe you’ve been meditating for a while now, and would like to take it to a new level, or have someone guide you?

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