• Another World, Another Time

    white-wedding.jpgI am knee deep in wedding plans.  The cake is ordered.  The dress is tailored.  The guest list has been turned into the venue.  I am not the kind of girl who ever dreamed of weddings.  It was never a part of my list of important plans for the future.  I have not suffered from a lack of feeling special.  And so I was dreading the idea lending any of my energy to the creation of a wedding.  But I have been having one of those years where I have come face to face with many of the ‘prices’ I was inevitably going to have to pay for the destiny I chose for this life.  And it has taken a toll on me.  I can feel the very fine line that so many people cross between inspired and jaded.  At times like this, it is wise to step back and take a breath so that when you move forward again, you do so without divided energy.  This wedding has given me the perfect excuse to take that breath in and to take a temporary hiatus from the pressure of my purpose.  I’m actually looking forward to it now.  It will be awesome. The part that feels the best about creating this wedding is knowing that at a time like this where there is so much unrest and cruelty in the world, with the will to do so, anyone can create a day of love, unity, beauty and celebration.

    pulse-orlando-shooting-001_custom-afcf8cd831a4547d9b4465462bcea412bd660ffd-1000x515.jpgThe conflict in the world is heating up.  Every week there seems to be more and more acts of terror.  Every week there is also more and more awakening on the planet.  The polarity is increasing.  It is making the world feel like a pressure cooker.  I think that is the best way to describe the energy of the planet earth, especially amongst the human race right now.  We are all in a collective pressure cooker.  Many of us can feel the inner voice screaming at us “something’s gotta give.”

    “Another world, another time.  In the age of wonder.  A thousand years ago, this land was green, until the crystal cracked. A single piece was lost, a shard of the crystal.  Then strife began, and two new races appeared.  The cruel Skeksis, the gentle Mystics.  Here in the Castle of the Crystal, the Skeksis took control.”

    Since the very first time I saw it, my favorite movie has always been The Dark Crystal.  The first time I saw it; it was as if some universal force put ropes around my heart that forced me into remembering.  It was both captivating and terrifying to watch it.  Like I was watching my own life.  I already knew the story.  I already knew the purpose.  It was like watching my inner world projected on the screen.

    TheDarkCrystal-Skeksis&Gelflings.jpgThe character Jen, was me.  A special being orphaned in the world, but destined to save the world.  The dualistic play between light and dark.  A feeling of isolation.  A feeling of not belonging.  The great conjunction, a time of prophecy and Jen at the center of that prophecy.  A long journey to try to restore health and balance to what had been consumed by trauma.  The deceptive lure of a dangerous being who belonged to an evil clan.  The dis-identified assistance of the gentle beings who want a better world but whom leave Jen to do it on his own.  Falling in love with his twin flame.  Watching people be tortured and drained of their essence.  The quest for the answers.  Finding the key to healing the world.  Against all odds and death defying resistance, restoring the crystal to a state of wholeness.  Yet good does not triumph over evil.  Instead, good integrates evil.  The light of consciousness integrates its own shadow.  And peace and life returns to the land.

    The_Dark_Crystal_Film_Poster.jpgThe Dark Crystal is so rich with metaphor it is painful.  And now that I have stepped into my purpose and destiny here on earth, the reaction I had to the movie when I was young makes perfect sense.  It was a mirror of my own life purpose.  Those of you who are familiar with the circumstances of my early life will immediately ‘get’ the mirror.  I identified with it because it not only mirrored my life at the time, it also mirrored what I wanted most as a result of experiencing the contrast of my early life.  It was alerting me to my own destiny in this life.                             

    This is so often how it is with our favorite movie in childhood.  Especially the character we completely identify with.  It mirrors our own destiny.  It mirrors the reason we came into life in the first place.  It mirrors where we are and where we are headed.  When we are children, we are closer in terms of awareness to our purpose than we often are as adults.  We have not been turned completely against our own internal guidance system yet.  Society has not lulled us into ‘reason’ yet.  It has not fit us into the machine.  And this is why it is the things we identify with in childhood that hold the key to our adult purpose.  I have talked about this a lot with my fellow community members.  It usually blows people away to think back to their favorite movie in childhood and to really dissect its metaphor and meaning for your life.  Go ahead… try it for yourself.

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    Teal, the film was also one of the most powerful experiences in my childhood viewing. You re-awoken all the my childhood memories with this. Loved labrynth too.x

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    I've tried watching Dark Crystal many times, but it was always too frightening for me! I find that interesting...

    My favorite book and movie growing up was The Neverending Story. I've read that book at least 6 times. It just seemed to hold all the answers for me when I was kid. I could always relate something I was going through at the time to something that happened in the book. Knowing what I know now about how the Universe works, I realize that the book is actually a guide to the different dimensions and follows the main character's shadow-work and healing. I never pieced together until now that the book was a precursor to what I would be doing in my adult life.... Bastian (through following his desires and suffering a ton of expansion) came to love himself for who he truly was and was then able to connect to his depressed father. They were able to truly "see" each other. I definitely feel like my adult life has been focused on healing me so that I can (inadvertently) heal my family traumas. Thanks for this insight, Miss Teal! And I hope you're enjoying your birthday week <3

    Signed,

    -One of your birthday buddies-

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    This is interesting. There have been many movies that have resonated with me.
    Disney's The lion king is one of them. Simba was a lot like me. The death of a parent however I have never experienced but I have experienced that sadness trauma of realizing how traumatized I have been, how closed off from connection which is a sort of death.

    Most of all I resonate a lot with beings who lead in movies...who have power (either it be energy blasts, magic or something else) and have struggled to get to that position. I resonate with a "one of the most powerful" kind of thing...in what way I feel unsure yet but I can feel it, that power within. It is intense sometimes.  

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    As a person who dreams and will one day make movies and who has loved movies all my life, this is spectacular. since childhood, my favourite films have been Star Wars. I was Anakin skywalker, I was luke skywalker, I was a jedi who learnt about the ways of the force and I still am. Espeially since there is so much truth to Star Wars in relation to our own reality, the force is just another name for what we call the universe. It makes me feel even more special knowing that movies we loved and characters we identified with when we were children have so much impact on our lives, I know these characters defiantly do, love youTeal thank you so much, have the best wedding ever!

     

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    For me it was "The Last Unicorn"... I saw "The Dark Crystal" much later, as an adult. Both movies still touch me deeply.

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    My favorite movie in  childhood was Kill Bill. I was obsessed with it. No comment! O.o:ph34r:

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    My favorite movie growing up was Labyrinth, also by Jim Henson, the great muppeteer. OMG! The character had something !!!!! from her, her baby brother. In this case, for me, it was ME, my f'in potency that was !!!!! away. “Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child you have !!!!!, for my will is as strong as yours and my kingdom as great. You have no power over me!” Ha ha, just last week a blew 10 million years of being ruled over and I reclaimed my sovereignty and magic in a way that has just rippled thoughout the Universe. Now I wonder what playful adventures and healing miracles are in store? Live Your Brilliance

    ~Victoria

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    I'm old-ish. Many of those movies already mentioned weren't out when I was young, but the old Disney animated Robin Hood was, and I saw it when I was five (1973!). I was obsessed with the soundtrack and with Robin and Maid Marian, plus the little rabbit who tagged along (Skippy). Ahhhh. I just saw Braveheart again the other day, and this movie re-touched my heart in some incredible ways (it's similar to Robin Hood in many ways). Wild. Yes. I am making total sense of that favorite movie now in light of my purpose. Thank you. 

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    Congratulations on the wedding, you deserve all the happiness! The dark crystal movie is something special for me and my friend as well, theres a lot wisdom in it like in fairy tales.

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    Thank you! A great post! Such a powerful feeling to reflect on that favourite childhood movie in a new light. Mine is 'Return to Oz' , still getting chills of it! 

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    congratulations Teal so exciting!

    I did not see a lot of movies when I was younger it was much harder as you had to go to the theatre or drive in (if anyone remembers them LOL) However there are two movies I remember seeing before I was 7 one was Bed nobs and Broomsticks it was all about the wonderful good forces of magic and I LOVED it, the other was also about forces however it was about the forces of evil it was a horror movie my big sister took me too without telling my mom what it was really about, I spent most of the movie sitting on the floor of the theatre TERRIFIED.  So definitely worth reflecting on the meaning of the two in my life. 

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