ACIM and “The Law of One” insights for the movie “Soul”

Sawadee Khrap

Here are my thoughts on Aaron’s perspective of “The Law of One” and my understanding of the “A Course In Miracles” theology as he observed in the movie “Soul”.    Since I haven’t read or seen either, the “Law” or the movie,  I will address my comments based on Aaron’s interpretation in his review.. (see my earlier post – “Disney’s Soul movie review”)

The “Miracle” I see is the EXPERIENCE he had by watching the film.  I noted the same feeling in his dialog with Damian in his video “Can We Lose The Ones We Love? // MasterClass Q&A “ which I posted before.  I had the same feeling while watching  “The Matrix” and “Avatar”.  These EXPERIENCES of wonderment and feeling of ONENESS or God’s Presence are the only valid response needed for Atonement. 

Although he mentions ACIM, the “Course” does not specifically address ideas of karma, past lives, reincarnation, astral travel, , and so on.    Nevertheless,  these concepts do seem to help develop a great Hollywood movie theme.    But, as stated in ACIM’s  : Clarification of Terms –Intro :

“This is not a course in philosophical speculation, nor is it concerned with precise terminology. It is concerned only with Atonement, or the correction of perception. The means of the Atonement is forgiveness. The structure of “individual consciousness” is essentially irrelevant because it is a concept representing the “original error” or the “original sin.”   To study the error itself does not lead to correction, if you are indeed to succeed in overlooking the error. And it is just this process of overlooking at which the course aims.

All terms are potentially controversial, and those who seek controversy will find it. Yet those who seek clarification will find it as well. They must, however, be willing to overlook controversy, recognizing that it is a defense against truth in the form of a delaying maneuver. Theological considerations as such are necessarily controversial, since they depend on belief and can therefore be accepted or rejected. A universal theology is impossible, but a universal experience is not only possible but necessary. It is this experience toward which the course is directed. Here alone consistency becomes possible because here alone uncertainty ends.

This course remains within the ego framework, where it is needed. It is not concerned with what is beyond all error because it is planned only to set the direction towards it. Therefore it uses words, which are symbolic, and cannot express what lies beyond symbols. It is merely the ego that questions because it is only the ego that doubts.”

I checked the cost for the Disney Channel for a year, about $70.   Far too expensive for me to see one movie – I guess I’ll wait till the YouTube version.     Please comment and post any movie you think inspired you.

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