Top 10 Spiritual movies

by Leonie Dawson on June 22, 2009

Hola gorgeous Goddesses!

Today is a berry special post… my top ten all-time favourite spiritual movies. As chosen by a select jury of critics-who-aren’t-very-critical – namely me, myself and I. Oh, and God Chris too. Because that man is just all flavours of wise+awesome. (+hot, but that’s not what this post is about!)

 

1. You can heal your life

Me and my darling friend Sone went to the Australian premiere of You can heal your life. We wanted to meet Louise Hays and see what she is really like. It ended up being a completely magical day – I ended up spending time with and photographing the incredible author & oracle card creator Lucy Cavendish before scooting across the city to meet Sone and get our Louise on.

I ended up being dropped at the wrong end of the harbour, so Sydney dock-goers got to witness a very special sight: me hitching up my long blue hippy skirt & legging it down the docks, blonde hair streaming before me. I got there in time – just – to see Sone grinning at me from the line, and the cinema on the harbour all lit up with fairy lights. I was all breathless and slightly sweaty-damp… but I was *there.*

To see and hear Louise was such a joy. That woman is even more luminous in person than her books or movies could possibly show. She is deeply present with every person around her, and such a loving embodiment of the wisdom she teaches.

But the best part of all?

When we settled down into the cinema to watch the movie, a man walked to the front of the cinema. His black cowboy hat and I’ve-been-broken nose looked familiar. Sone looked at me. I looked at her. And the same words escaped our lips:

Is that Lee fu**ing Kernaghan?

And then we cracked up laughing. The last person on earth we were expecting to see there was there – the Australian country singer & Australian of the Year – otherwise known as Lee Kernaghan (his middle name isn’t an expletive, funnily enough).

But there he was – and this beautiful, down to earth man began to talk. About how much You can heal your life had affected him. About how his mother had healed from breast cancer from it. About how his and his whole family’s lives had changed from Louise’s wisdom.

And it was deeply touching, and very real. It brought tears to my eyes.

So that’s just how wonderful Louise, and her work, and her movie is. She is a gifted woman, and this movie is a gift.

 

2. What the bleep

I know, it’s a little obvious, right? But I’m daring to be obvious with this one. What the bleep was the first movie I saw that taught the truths I was already in love with. I was so excited when I saw that movie – I felt like the whole world had changed.

It is still a profound movie. I always think these things are better when you go into them without hype {i.e. The hype of Eat Pray Love kinda killed it for me}. Having said that, go check this movie out if you haven’t. It’s my first love.

 

3. Small Miracles

This is a beautiful kid’s movie {the very best kind of movie} about a 12 year old boy who decides to become a healer. And, like all souls who decide to take the journey of a healer and spiritual guide, he learns how having Faith in himself, his gifts, and his world view is one of the most needed and powerful tools of all.

Considering my word for the year is Faith, this movie strikes a chord with me A LOT.

 

4. Peaceful Warrior

This book appears on my Top 10 spiritual books too. (LINK) What I adore about seeing movies made from spiritual books is how they represent spirit in visual form. The Peaceful Warrior as both a book and a movie is a wonderful story that we can all learn from.

Favourite part of this movie: Nick Nolte as Socrates. Wisdom comes where you might least expect it.

 

5. The Secret

Another holy-obviousness one. But I’m totally sticking to my obvious guns here. The Secret is a powerful movie. I had never heard of the Law of Attraction before The Secret, and it did such a magnifico job of teaching it to me {and Chris}. I like to describe The Secret as taking one part of What the Bleep and making it practical.

 

6. The Celestine Prophecy

Like Way of the Peaceful Warrior, the Celestine Prophecy is another of my favourite spiritual novels turned into a movie. Fabulous. Watch it.

Favourite part: Seeing how they represent the teachings on energy. I refer back to those images in my mind often to see where my own energy field is.

 

7. From Ambition to Meaning: Wayne Dyer

A few weeks ago, my love Chris bought this movie from our favourite bookstore. I wasn’t really expecting much from it. In fact, I think I even might have muttered “I’m so over the spiritual movie format right now”. But he was insistent. He had intuition that it was the right thing for us at the right time.

And, as he usually is, he was right. We spent that afternoon in a spellbound, enchanted, gentle world of spirit watching that movie – arms and legs akimbo around each other, smiling softly at each other when things resonated.

It is a beautifully produced movie, and a really nice shift away from the What the Bleep/Secret format. A beautiful, beautiful experience.

 

8. Conversations with God

This is another one of Chris’ choices. He was in love with the Conversations with God series for a phase. It’s a beautifully produced movie, with so much heart in it.

Handy tip: Actually try writing to God. See what comes out.

It can be holy-miracle-batman.

 

9. The Blue Butterfly

Magical. Kid’s story. About butterflies.
And Faith. And asking. And hoping. And adventures.
And having strength. And hard becoming soft.
And miracles coming true.

 

10. The Kid

I’m ending on this one, because I think it is a surprisingly amazing movie. It’s a Bruce Willis movie for kids.

But don’t be fooled by that exterior. It is an incredibly touching story and teaching about healing, accepting and honouring our inner child.
This is such an important spiritual movie it was assigned to me by one of my spiritual mentors as required watching. That’s how good it is.

Kid’s movies totally have it all worked out :)

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You are so loved and held,

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