I remember in November 2012, my family and I went to the theatre to see a movie, which quite honestly I didn’t know much about. I only knew it starred Jack Frost, and my wife told me it was a cartoon. I had hopeful fantasies that it would be a wonderful movie reminding of my childhood classics, such as those found within the Enchanted World of Rankin-Bass. And to my delightful surprise, it was!
Granted, it wasn’t as light-hearted and joyful as Frosty’s Winter Wonderland or Here Comes Peter Cottontail, for example. It definitely had a darker element to it: A character named Pitch Black, who held all our fears and used them to keep us immobile.
Now, I’m certain, those of you who know me by now can tell where we’re headed with this story. Buckle up, it’s time to get real!! Today’s posting is a tad bit longer than usual (so it’s in two parts) …but loads of fun, so enjoy, dear ones.
I had the pleasure of watching it once again at home with my family this past weekend, and just like the first time: I was most moved by it’s message, visual effects, and pertinence to our current times of shedding our own fears.
Shedding our fears is akin to transmuting our ego, our negative ego, of course. This is the emotional work of which I continue to speak. Are you tired of hearing about it? I hope not, but maybe some of you are. And if so, I apologize, yet I repeat it because it is so important.
Those of us already doing the work, appreciate said new stories, ways of shedding, and being reminded that we are all in this together; while those of us who haven’t yet begun our emotional releasing need to continue hearing it, as a friendly reminder of what’s really important in our lives: Love, forgiveness, acceptance, releasing our hurts and pains.
In order to Ascend, we are responsible for surrendering the lower vibrations that keep us tethered to this 3D Earth School –nothing more, and yet nothing less.
The name of this movie is Rise of the Guardians (2012) –please do not confuse it with Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), which I also enjoyed– albeit, it’s a drastically different type of movie. The premise is that the villain of this movie, the boogeyman Pitch Black, wants to take over the world and in order to accomplish that goal, he surmises he must get the children of the world to no longer believe in Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, etc.
Without belief, there is no hope.
Without hope, there is no striving.
Without striving, we settle.
When we settle, we are doomed.
What I particularly appreciate about fictional movies and television is that they always carry with them aspects of truth, from which we can learn life lessons. You know, just like there always seems to be a slice of truth in every joke, we can always find wisdom in our fictional stories also, if we are open to such.
As the movie begins, we learn who the Guardians are: They are the Spirits, Elementals, and Beings who maintain the energies behind our ancient folk lore, cultural myths, and contemporary superstitions. Yes, I said, “folk lore, myths, and superstitions” –wink wink!!
The role of these Guardians is to “watch over the children of the world, and keep them safe. To bring wonder, hope, and dreams. And so I called us all here for one reason and one reason only: The children are in danger,” spoke Santa Claus introducing the plot of the movie.
Gathering together to learn why they’ve all been requested to visit the North Pole, they start inquiring. Santa begins explaining to Easter Bunny, who in turn, gets a little miffed. Easter Bunny replies, “Hang on, hang on, you mean you summoned me here 3 days before Easter because of (the feeling in) your belly. If I did this to you 3 days before Christmas …I still have 2 million eggs to paint …I’m dealing with perishables here!” LOL
A most adorable Tooth Fairy chimes in addressing Santa Claus and Easter Bunny, wanting them to refrain, so the real message of the meeting can commence: “Sorry, not all of us get to work one night a year… Am I right, Sandie (the Sandman)?” teeheehee
These are just two small examples of the wit and charm this movie has to offer, if you haven’t seen it. Throughout this film are thought-provoking truisms that truly encourage us to think outside our preconceived perceptions of how we believe our world really is.
This movie is a very easy-to-swallow approach of helping us expand our reality and understand the difference between what’s actually real (which we are all still discovering) and what’s our own self-fabricated limitations (based on how we have the world wired in our minds).
Across this beautiful world, We Are All One.