Soulful Movies

by Leonie Dawson on May 27, 2007

I’m a big fan of soulful, spirited movies. Actually, that’s all I really try to watch anymore. I’m a delicate petal and am easily affected by movies with suspense, terror, gore or action. (That includes Harry Potter – I’m not kidding). For me, it feels almost excruciating to watch a kid being snuck up on, a sword fight or harsh words. I think: I wouldn’t want to see this in my real life, so why on earth would I subject my spirit to it by watching a movie of it. I have a difficult time knowing what is “real” and what is “imaginary” because they both FEEL the same.

For most of my life thus far, I tried to like whatever was thrown at me from the cinema screen. I tried to be okay with it. But for me, it wasn’t a joyful experience. It was too much, and it would affect me for days afterwards.

I am affected in the same way by novels, so I rarely read them. I remember reading a novel about a schizophrenic man constructing his own world of reality when I was living in Malaysia for a few months. At the end of the book, you find out all you thought was real was actually the imaginary part of the book. I felt truly screwed up for three days afterwards.

I am now at a point in my life where I embrace my tenderness, and choose movies and books that nourish it.

As Jewel would say ~
“I’m sensitive
and I’d like to stay that way.”

When I do watch a beautiful movie, my heart feels lightened and I feel blessed that I have been able to see into a new world. There is so much good stuff out there ~ and I’d like to give voice to it, and share resources of how to love our divine spirits as best we can.

I would love to share my list of movies that have nourished my spirit,
and hear your list too, so I know which ones to look out for :)


Baraka


Conversations with God


Ten Canoes


Dreamkeeper


Disney’s “The Kid”


The Blue Butterfly


Small Miracles


Amelie

And of course ~


The Secret (now renamed “The Common Sense”)


What the Bleep do we Know?!

Movies still to see ~

The Celestine Prophecy

Peaceful Warrior

Do share what movies inspired you, nourished you, made your belly smile…
I’ll add them to this list :)

May your spirit always be blessed ~
Leonie