As it is in Heaven?

A Brazilian film called Astral City was screened at Labia on Sunday 26th May 2013.I was asked to introduce the film and answer questions afterwards. Its a parable or narrative that invites serious reflection on the lives we choose to lead. The setting is in the Forties of the last century during the horrors of the war. It is about a hard working but unsmiling doctor who dies and in Heaven is re educated and evolves spiritually. He then has a re-entry to earth where he constellates a healing impact in his family. I imagined that those possibilities were all to be explored and resolved this side of Heaven? It also clearly shows how the lifestyles we lead can initiate a self suicide that sees us dying as a result of our out of harmony lives! However it makes for interesting viewing. Maybe life and death are one not two in the virtual architecture of the soul. It will always be problematic and controversial -the workings and accessing of the paranormal- and yet increasingly there is scientific research into near death experiences and other psychic experiences that call into question the easy and quick certainties we assert about reality. The movie seems to suggest that it is never to late to start again or to evolve spiritually in this realm or the next. The developing of a sixth sense is within the grasp of all of us but maybe our very material connections blunt this possibility for us and we lose the opportunity?

1 thought on “As it is in Heaven?

  1. Neat! And NOT preachy – you raise issues + ask questions without being prescriptive. You allow/encourage people to make up their own minds.

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