Monday, 3 May 2010


I watched the film 'Avatar' on DVD yesterday - twice!

I didn't catch the movie at the cinema, even though the minute I saw the trailer my heart alerted me that I MUST see this movie.

I 'felt' that it was more than just a 'story' of aliens and war and love, I 'knew' my soul knew that it was a message for US on earth to look after our MOTHER earth and its inhabitants.

I was in tears for most of the film. My family looked on at me, thinking,'oh, here she goes again, crying at any small thing'

For those who have not watched Avatar following is an excerpt of the theme By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat from the site Spirituality and Practice,

Directed by James Cameron
20th Century Fox 12/09 DVD/VHS Feature Film
PG-13 - intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language, smoking

'Following the death of his twin brother, a scientist, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a former Marine who is confined to a wheelchair, is recruited to take his place in the secret Avatar program on the faraway planet of Pandora. The year is 2154 and the Earth is in serious environmental trouble. The Resources Development Administration (RDA), a corporate consortium, is mining a rare mineral called Unobtainium on Pandora that is needed to solve the Earth's energy crisis.

Because the air in Pandroa is toxic to humans, "drivers" have their consciousness linked to an avatar, a remotely-controlled biological body that can survive in the lethal atmosphere. These creatures are genetically engineered hybrids of human DNA mixed with DNA from the natives of Pandora, the Na'vi. Their mission is to create a bridge of trust with the Na'vi so that mining operations can be expanded.

The technologically equipped mercenary squad, thinks the natives are nothing more than ignorant savages that should be stamped out like cockroaches. Also skeptical about Grace and the Na'vi is Parker Selfridge (Giovanni Ribisi), the business-first station manager who oversees the work of the scientists, the security forces, and the miners.'

What did it for me was not only the amazing technology involved in making the film, making it amazing to watch, but the spiritual meaning.

The inter-connectedness of the Na'vi with nature, how they used their body to connect with the heart of the earth and its creatures, resonates with how we need to be more intune with our planet, to respect and 'listen' to her.

Also it reminded me of indigenous tribes of how they thank the spirit of the animal before they kill it for food. The respect to all life made me weep with love.

The contrast of the mercenary squad of destroying the land and the people who stood in the way of what they wanted, the heartless, emptiness, was so apparent. And the head of the operation, who only had $$$$ on his mind.

What touched me the most was a phrase the Na'vi used often, 'I see you' which is not about seeing with the physical eyes but with the heart - actually seeing, feeling the other person, animal, world.

This resonated with me as this is what is going on in our world, if someone really 'sees you' there is a deep connection of heart energy of love of understanding, whereas, if you do not live through the heart and through the mind only there cannot be true 'seeing' of another.

Neytiri, the daughter of the tribe's leaders saved Jake in the forest from the animals, even though it pained her to kill them. She 'saw' him as having a pure heart, without fear, and the spirits depicted as beautiful, floating and whispy alerted Neytiri that he was 'special'.

Neytiri was assigned to teach Jake their ways. She knew he had learnt the way of the Na'vi when one day as he was finishing off a hunt and he said the 'I see you' to the animal, and Neytiri, saw, that he really could 'see'.

What was also apparent, was how the scientists were portrayed as being sympathetic to the natural world, mirroring how in our world the gap between science and religion is lessening, especially with the discoveries in quantum physics and energy medicine.

Also, what came across, was that it is ok to be a warrior, to have a fearless heart, as long as you respect the whole of life. Neytiri's father was the warrior leader and her mother was the spiritual leader who was like a shaman. The two worked together, taking signs and revering their deity in all aspects of their life.

This can teach us how we must marry the two aspects of ourself - the lower self of the world, with the higher aspect of our spiritual connection to God.

It is a must see film, James Cameron, is an Avatar himself.

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  1. I loved this movie too, and really like your description of its deeper message. While the graphics in the movie were great, what overwhelmed me more than the visuals was the profound spiritual message that is SO relevant for us humans, now more than ever!

  2. Hi Sai, good to hear from you. Yes I agree, the spiritual message is so relevant for us now. I hope that the message wakes up enough hearts to see the truth. :)

  3. I did not think I wanted to see this movie but you made it sound so good I think I will watch it tonight!