Friday, May 19, 2006

DaVinci Code - the Movie

My husband and I managed to squeeze in a mid-afternoon showing of the much-hyped DaVinci Code movie on its opening day. I had read the book last year – fascinated, unable to put it down.

The movie did not disappoint. I was thrilled to see the architecture described in the book - the Louvre, as well as the renowned chapels and cathedrals. The actors did a masterful job expressing the key characters in the book, and the overall theme of ancient suppression of priceless spiritual wisdom comes through clearly. Also, one couldn't help noticing the faithful holding signs protesting the movie on the road outside the theatre.

I left the movie deeply affected, silent, not finding words for the emotions that were surfacing. We drove home in silence. Finally the words come. They address both freedom and identity, and the truth of these ideals is indeed worth demonstrating FOR, not against, with whole lives lived.

I am that sacred feminine – and so is every woman on earth. That our culture suppresses and distorts this sacred power is to me the real crime against humanity, and someday our true worth will be known and cherished. Someday our real power, the Yin co-equal and naturally balancing the Yang of our brothers’ masculine energy, will be a normal and healthy part of female awareness.

Someday religion and science will not be afraid of each other. Power will take on a different meaning as we learn to deeply understand our own consciousness and its marvelous ability to create. Neither will we fear death, for the world of spirit has no beginning and no end.

Until that day comes, let us honor the divine within, keep the lamp of awareness lit, so that we will not be confused by distorted images – regardless of the forms in which they appear.

We need never fear what we are. We may always freely turn from what we are not. This is the true meaning of freedom, a path we have barely trod upon.

gg murray 5/22/06