At the Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living there has been a movement to build community outside of the classes and Sunday Gatherings. The first wave has been in the introduction of Friday Night Happy Hour activiies, last night was such a night with a movie night (these are usually monthly, and I have blogged on previous movies). Last Night’s fair was People v. The State of Illusion which centres on the story of Aaron and his daughter, Hope. Aaron is a widow, who is on the cusp of loosing his rat race job, and has a liquid lunch before going to see his daughter perform. One choice to drive while intoxicated and his daughter is ripped away…and Aaron is jail bound.
I don’t want to get to into the ins and outs of the story, but it becomes a guided journey of who Aaron will choose to be?
Will he choose the hell of jail or the freedom of jail? What does it mean to alter reality and perception? This is not the best movie on these topics I have seen, it is like a Crime Stoppers re-enactment interspersed with interviews from experts ala Unsolved Mysteries. There is good discussion points, as well as some good ponderances as it is like an overview course of personal change and growth. It is the type of movie that could easily be done as a movie night that would allow for pausing after certain scenes for broader discussion, with family and friends over pizza and coke.
So, do you want to remove the hell you live in and replace it with the reality of the divine you?