Sunday, November 27, 2011
There are times when we feel that life is disparaging and unfair. When our energy is low and we have anxiety because we are not sure what the future holds. We feel used, forgotten and un-loved; unsure that our desires have any worth at all. My darlings, you do not have to have your world crumble around you, and stay hidden in bed feeling purposeless or uninspired. There is a plan for you! There is a plan for all of us! I am not saying that it’s easy to shake it off. But once you realize where you are; know that you can do something to change that. And when it happens again, you can practice again to get out of that darkness. The more you will yourself out of it the stronger you’ll become, until one fine and dandy day, you’ll be able to shrug and smile and say, “Okay, I’m going to go with this…let’s flow!” J
It’s time to erase the pain darlings, and remember the wonderful being of light you are and need to be. Don’t dim it for anyone. Don’t change for anyone. Don’t doubt your greatness. I was inspired today by the lyrics of this hymn, specific words I wanted to share:
“Longing for light, we wait in darkness….longing for truth….light for the world to see. Shine in our hearts, be our light. Longing for peace, our world is troubled…Longing for hope, many despair. Longing for food, many are hungry…Longing for water, many still thirst. Make us your bread, broken for others, shared until all are fed. Longing for shelter, many are homeless…Longing for warmth, many are cold. Make us your building sheltering others, walls made of living stone. Many the gifts, many the people. Many the hearts that yearn to belong, let us be servants to one another…the light in the world…”
You are not alone my darlings; we live in a time of true awakening, and of plenty of change. Don’t pout or complain with how rapidly things are changing. Embrace it. And if you are suffering and need peace…don’t be afraid to close your eyes and connect with your Universe/God/Supreme Being/Creator. It really works. Be silent and release the tears, or scream and plead, connect one-on-one and ask for peace; ask for understanding. And you will find that peace and universal bliss. For we are all connected and all on the same journey; it’s just that we progress at different times or rates, but one day we will all understand the bigger picture.
Let your anxiety melt away and be at peace, knowing that all that is taking place is for the greater good and for your continuous growth. Let go and Let God. Have faith that things will unfold as they should, in divine timing. So in the mean-time just enjoy the journey; don’t fight it, invite it and keep moving forward. If people seem different these days, it’s because we are all experiencing this awakening in different ways and some of us do not know how to understand or process it. Forgive them, they are doing the best they can with the current knowledge they have.
Let it be; listen to some beautiful music, and be aware of what is happening to you at this moment. Radiate in your light and being; just as the rest of nature does. Just be. If this is how it is right now; who are you to fight; how do you know ultimately what is best for you. As my grandmother always said: “Bless Everything!” Love, love, love and let go… send your love from afar if you have to; free yourself from this suffering of fear of the future, and take a step into the freeing now! You’re changing…shedding that caterpillar fat for a light and dazzling butterfly appears, ready to venture into the open door to new and exciting possibilities! Fear not darlings and be the light! J
Love Jair J
Friday, November 25, 2011
I’d seen a gorgeous photo of Camila Belle at the Canne’s Film Festival one year in a magazine and I thought to myself, so young, so fortunate and living the dream! Little did I know her mother was Brazilian and she’d have a starring role in this memorable film. Adrift 2009 was a carefully and beautifully executed film about what deception, lies and divorce can do to people. Artfully starring new-comer Laura Neiva and Black Swan’s French blue-eyed, Vincent Cassel; it was a heart-wrenching journey of truth and the powerful love between father and daughter. Stunning Brazilian landscapes and attractive close-shots were rampant, truly capturing the emotions of the stories main characters. The lovely and elegant American, Camila Belle played the beach whore exceptionally and effortlessly and although few lines in this film she again continues to show her range of acting skillfulness.
Written and directed by Brazilian, Heitor Dhalia, this film was a pounding and melancholic success of truth. Alcohol, affairs, a beautiful fourteen-year old daughter and a paradise beach house on a peaceful coast. What seems together and stable falls apart before your very eyes and emotions run high when a young girl is forced to become of age due to a world falling apart. The audience is taken on a whirlwind mystery as Filipa played by Laura Neiva discovers a secret about her family.
It brought tears to my eyes as we feel this girl’s pain, doubt, and horror that the world isn’t as she may have imagined. That it really is full of people run by alcohol and sex; by things that temporarily make us feel whole again. Tainted and disappointed with life she searches for love elsewhere and tries to make sense of the cruel chain of events not only in her parent’s lives but within her circle of friends’ as well. There were many exquisite shots and striking scenes, but one of my favourites’ would have to be when Filipa ran to the beach at night. It reminded me of a scene from one of my favourite French Films; The 400 Blows, where the main character also runs to the beach, but in lengthy silence. The theme song was a lovely one, but it’s sad to see that there isn’t very much information on this film online; not to mention on who wrote the main theme song. Stunning in every way, a masterpiece in its own right! Gooo Brazil! J
Thursday, November 24, 2011
This 2009 film was written, directed, edited and composed by Colorado -born Jamin Winans; it is one of the most marvelous films I've seen this year. This film spoke depths to me; it was enchanting yet terrifying, simple yet intricate, supernatural yet real and alive yet also invisible. One could see how much love and dedication was put into this film.
The cinematography was magnificent and the Incubi creatures I thought to be mesmerizing as even though they were dark and menacing, they simply whispered and smiled. I thought there were too many characters that filtered in, and that if Winans spent more time on the main characters, the audience would be able to connect on a grander scale. The acting however was decent and Quinn who plays one of the main characters Emma was cute as a button. Christopher Soren Kelly who played Emma's father, John, also did an extensive job at displaying a rage of emotions.
Ink was not picked up by any big name studio but was downloaded on Bit Torrent and other downloading movie programs online by 400,000 users within its first week only. It was artistic and action-filled but also was filled with dreams and hope. People could identify with this film because it dealt with intuition, strength and battles we all face within. We journey along with one man's dreams and nightmares as he tries to distinguish what is true so that he will not lose his soul. This ride is visually thrilling and wonderful and we are glued to our screens till the very last drop.
Certainly my-kind-of-film and inspiration to all those who have dreams worth fighting for and sticking with it like Winans did; creating cinematic brilliance for the world to enjoy, like other charming fantasy films as 'Amelie', 'Pan's Labyrinth' and 'The Matrix'! J
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This 2008 film seemed rather intriguing by its short storyline introduction, and not to mention handsome lead actor Paul Walker as the film's main character. This was shot long before Walker hit it big with the Fast & The Furious series of movies, but it wasn't his first step in the film world either. He's been documented in the business since 1986, so he's certainly paid his dues and worked his actor muscle into the big leagues.
Written by Evan Astrowsky and Directed by John Glenn, it was maybe the blue-print and inspiration for the 2010 Shutter Island film starring Leonardo Di Caprio. Both films have such symmetry and similarities that it's pretty hard not to think of the other when watching the film. Breathtaking cinematography, pretty exceptional camera angles and last but not least Paul Walker from every delightful and desirable angle! J Not to mention a thought-provoking and thrilling script with dramatic dialogue.
I felt that it started off quite slowly and then when the audience got up to speed, it ended rather abruptly. The trickery and mystery wasn't that far-fetched but instead reasonably possible and this is why there was twice the appeal. It wasn't as harrowing or frightening as depicted in the film's biopsies, but as a substitute very exciting as new information was brought forward and discovered. Walker did a tremendous job at delivering a wide range of tormented emotions throughout the character's strange roller-coaster ride.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
"Life is a mountain, not a beach." That's what my friend's fortune cookie read. I snickered and said, "Well why can't it be a beach!?" Mine read: "It is the hope and dreams we have, that make us great." I suppose that is right, because it is how we live each moment and with that moment being of grace and pleasant attitude that makes us a joy to be around and a light in an otherwise dark world. The journey is climbing up and up and up, and slipping and falling and picking ourselves back up and journeying onwards. And there's sweat and tears, and muscle aches, but you progress higher and higher and closer and closer up the mountain and to the heavens, where the view is great! Sure beaches are lovely! I spent most of my childhood and upbringing on a beach, but it isn't all there is; for without hardships, adversities or disappointments, how could we possibly grow and appreciate and have a deeper meaning and perspective for all life is?
And some of you scoff and say, "Who needs perspective!? Who needs a different or more difficult direction!?" I understand your sense of logic, but would you want to live a life that is heading for impending doom? A life that is meaningless, loveless, and selfish? No matter how much a human has, they always tend to want more. So even that perfect little beach in the Caribbean wouldn't be enough, and you'll feel as though you're also missing something. What you're missing is that divine perspective. So don't be negative and fearful of what you don't understand. Try to understand it. The truth of what is.
IS is right now and being at peace with that. For when you have peace, you have joy and when you have joy, you have love. And isn't that the whole purpose of life anyway? It is not worrying about the future and how great it's going to be, or expecting only pink flamingos or peaches and cream, but knowing that even in great tragedy and loss, it is leading up to something that will make sense later on; something that makes the whole journey that much sweeter because you endured. It is leading you to that wonderful view. Life is, and it's happening right now. How exciting is that?
Man keeps searching; searching for fireworks in the sky, or a savior on a throne with angels trumpeting at his side. We constantly search for what is missing. "You are EVERYTHING, without what you THINK you need (-Jair Ananda Massiah).The time is now. Fireworks, true-love and God IS already here. Don't miss it. It already IS right now and right here. Vagrants begging on the side of the street for food or money, that nagging parent or energetic child that wants to spend time with you, that guy or girl that have been there with you through thick and thin and would skip a meeting with the Pope to be in your presence; true-love, fireworks and God are in all of them. Embrace that opportunity, that blessing that IS moment, to connect with what you are searching for. For it is in this moment and opportunity that your blessings are disguised , and it is up to you to be in the now and open your eyes to see that beauty in front of you!
Thoughts are ego-based, and usually negative; battling constantly with what is. Don't let those negative egoist thoughts be your master. You be the master! IS is where you'll find truth, and IS is where you'll find peace, and IS, is where you'll find true meaning and love in life.
Force yourself to combat those negative thoughts that create worry. Force yourself to pay attention and to wake up to what is happening in your life right now. Try to understand that whatever feelings you are going through IS the inner and deeper meaning of all that life IS. Be at peace with that whole experience; and accept it for what it IS.
The human emotion of anger, because you have given all your time, energy and strength into something you believed in and another milked you dry, doesn't appreciate, recognize or respond to you. The human emotion of sadness, because you feel lost and helpless when your love is un-requited and the once healthy relationship is subdued. The human emotion of regret and apathy when you thought your life was going in one direction and instead change happened pretty quickly and not necessarily the way you envisioned it. This IS happening now. These are your feelings. Be at peace with it, whatever it IS. Release it. Because healing and growth IS happening. If you prefer to ignore, bottle-up or mask it behind busy schedules, alcohol, drugs, or sex, you may escape it for a moment, but you can be sure it'll be back and worse than before to haunt you. Therefore IS is important. That moment. Live with it. Be at peace with it my darlings, you are such a wonderful being and it doesn't make sense now but it will make sense one day. For even the lost; so stay on the path.
You are the scattered sheep tended to by the shepherd, and if you are lost, you will be sought after, and if you are tired, you will have rest, and if you stray, you will be brought back, and if you are injured you will be bound, and if you are sick you will heal, but you mustn't fight. Surrender…embrace…know that you are being rescued rightly and protected from wolves who are without love.
For it's always the journey that leads you to the destination; and not just transporting from place to place. This IS life. It's a mountain, a work in progress, it IS today! Not what happened a couple years ago, a few weeks ago or what might happen tomorrow. It IS being truthful, real, and present in this moment with that you're feeling. Because tomorrow might never come and you can't change the past, but it IS now that allows us to be great people, to be the light, to be the work in progress and the change we wish to see in the world.
Because life can always be better, but it can also be much worse. Be thankful for those life-altering experiences; be grateful for the moments of bliss, grace and heavenly love. Put a smile on your face and trust that the next act is even greater than this. Now IS all you have. Choose to be happy…you're a whole lot stronger baby! J
Saturday, November 19, 2011
This 2010 film was based on a play written by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. I loved the clever concept of parallel universes/dimensions and the strength of the reality presented throughout the film. It was mostly heavy-drama with pockets of laughter filtered in, but for the most part it is serious content.
Spectacular cinematography, slow but easy pace and plenty of shouting and crying is displayed between the families as well as the married couple, between Becca and Howie, played by Kidman and Eckhart respectfully. Although there was excellent acting and visible seamlessness in the film’s production, I found it a bit difficult to connect fully to the character’s pain. I liked the fact that there was a scene of the day the accident happened with close shots in slow motion, but I feel that if the director decided to invest more time with showing the relationship lost between the parents and child, the audience would be that much closer to relating to the immense loss at hand.
I found the title perfect in a sense because when people think of rabbits, they think of furry, happy little creatures that pounce around and eat carrots. They may also think that they reproduce quite quickly too. But one never thinks that sometimes, rabbits want to hide away in small holes in the ground and let time pass by. And also that it isn’t easy as it seems to just start fresh and reproduce or forget when you’re just not able to. In order for the rabbit to be happy once more, they need time to hide away, to mourn, to heal, and to just sometimes be in a dark hole and not know exactly what’s coming next.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Niceness! Another 2011 film under my belt, so that I can analyze and criticize along with the rest of them for the 2012 Academy Awards! I'd tried unsuccessfully to see this film with a boy I greatly fancied when the billboards were visible all around the neighbourhood, but alas he had no interest in the film, and perhaps also me. But here I got to see a screening at the Warner Bros. studios and hear the writer of the film speak afterwards, thanks to a darling friend! Worth the wait!? I'd certainly say so! J
May I just say straight away that I terribly loved the soundtrack for this film by Cliff Martinez! It was a mixture of hip electronic, violins, and a combination of keyboard and drums; it definitely added to the thrill and excitement of this dramatic sci-fi feel. Now, lets give ode to the writer, the person that had the idea of bringing this story to life; his name Scott Z. Burns, who often times collaborates with also well-known director Steven Soderbergh (whose known for movies like Informant and the Ocean's 11, 12 and 13). Together they're a force to be reckoned with and undoubtedly are laughing all the way to the bank; it's magnificent when people find their niche and ways to work together over and over again, as it's the greatest recipe for long-term success; that and putting in the work of course also!
Contagion had many marvelous actors involved, Lawrence Fishburne, Jude Law, Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, and Sanaa Lathan to name a few. All of who delivered sensationally and had our fingernails gripping unto our cinema seats; for the threat of this type of epidemic was plausible and the audience could certainly relate to the reality of danger if it should indeed arise. I loved the 'realness' of the film, despite the already transfixing terror at hand with the disease outbreak, it had also the depth of characters from around the world in all different levels of situations, professions and concerns. Jude Law's character Alan Krumwiede, had a very distinct over-grown tusk, and loved ranting his theories. Gwyneth Paltrow's character Beth Emhoff, who played her sweet self but was having an affair behind her husband's back. And both Kate Winslet and Marion Cotillard that played doctors, and weren't glamorous one tiny bit but were bent on the business of saving lives.
All-in-all a brilliant and highly entertaining film, with worthy squeamish moments and backed-up by facts and thought-provoking content! I would highly recommend this film to be enjoyed with or without a handsome date! J
This 1998 drama was about the life of famous singer Frankie Lymon played by Larenz Tate and was written by Tina Andrews and directed by Gregory Nava. It was highly interesting because it wasn't completely fabricated and the way they kept going back and forth in time with musical numbers it would hold anyone's attention. I never knew how lovely Doo-Wop music was as well as what a vibrant performer Lyman used to be.
Halle Berry, Vivica Fox and Lela Rochon were the main ladies and characters of the film and they portrayed their talent by their range of emotions presented throughout. All three women, Zola Taylor, Elizabeth 'Mickey' Waters and Emira Eagle were married to the infamous Frankie Lymon. It was set during the 80's and all three women after realizing they'd been had by the singer sought financial retribution after his death. Although the film is clearly a drama, there were many comical moments, but it is listed under the genre drama as Lymon had a troubled life which ended due to a heroine overdose.
Singer/Performer Little Richard also was a force to be reckoned with as he added luster to the scene. Beautiful music exposed to the world of film for those of us like myself that didn't know of such great talent. Lymon started singing at a young age in gospel choirs with his father, and when his father left he continued to pursue his singing with the group called 'The Teenagers' at the tender age of 13. After going solo, life changing drastically, and marrying 3 women and still felt like something was missing; Frankie was found dead at the young age of 25 years old.
A history lesson sensationalized and revisited; hopefully a lesson to us all; one of being the master and healing naturally as opposed to trying to kill the pain temporarily.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The music, the romance, the dramatic pauses, the unbelievably endearing deer running through the snow; would describe just the amount of allure the All That Heaven Allows film bestowed. Released in 1955 in Denmark, this film screenplay written by Peg Fenwick and story by Edna L. Lee was directed by Douglas Sirk. What dedication to craft in old films! It's always astonishing to watch and fall in love all over again with the way things used to be. J
Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson did a tremendous job at portraying their yearning and palpating love for each other. Beautiful backdrops, set design and cinematography and quite swoon-worthy if you ask me. I didn't realize that it would be entirely about love, with no sex-scenes, things blowing up or un-intelligent conversation. It took its audience on a ride no-one was willing to abscond because we truly can identify with each of its characters; the widow, Cary Scott, her children, as well as the rugged and gentle tree-hugger Ron Kirby.
Not at all my usual choice in films, in fact some scenes were a bit over-the-top, but its core was good and worthy and well played out. It was a bit eerie doing a search on the stars to see that they've long died, and some at even young ages. Positively a walk into golden cinematic history! J
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
It's a little bit funny this feeling inside
I'm not one of those who can easily hide
I don't have much money but boy if I did
I'd buy a big house where we both could live
If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show
I know it's not much but it's the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one's for you
And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you're in the world
I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross
But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song
It's for people like you that keep it turned on
So excuse me forgetting but these things I do
You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue
Anyway the thing is what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen
And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you're in the world
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you're in the world
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I had first heard about the 5 Languages of Love several years prior from a wonderful aunt who had discovered it and was telling my family and I about it; and from then I'd wanted to learn more but hadn't had the book or messages come to me more rapidly. Here I am years later and I mention it to one of my flight mates, and she smiles, digs into her tote-bag and allows me to read through it.
Talk about preparation for the lucky guy who ends up with me! J Heaps of useful information in a very easy-to-read format; all thanks to author and psychologist Gary Chapman. He teaches couples and people that are married that we all have different ways of showing love and accepting/receiving love, and if we make a constant effort to show love in the ways our mate prefers it, it will make for a match fantastic and rid of silly problems!
The 5 Languages of Love he speaks about are:
- WORDS OF AFFIRMATION – This helps your mate's image and self-confidence by giving compliments to show that you admire and appreciate them in your life.
- QUALITY TIME – Being together and spending un-divided time and attention with a person, turning off the television with 'Dancing with the Stars' and really listening to what your mate is saying.
- GIFTS – In different cultures, giving gifts is a powerful way of showing that you care. Don't forget birthdays and anniversaries, be attentive and don't make your mate feel un-loved or neglected. Surprise them with something special.
- ACTS OF SERVICE – Doing something that requires time and creativity and even if it may be something small, you know that it would help your mate take a load off. It shows that you appreciate them by making dinner on some nights or mowing the lawn.
- PHYSCIAL TOUCH – Holding hands, kissing, massages, go a long way. Why do we hug each other if someone feels down, offering and presenting this type of love, is a popular way of showing your affection.
Following these steps can turn a relationship in trouble into something special and bright. It may not be easy but if you make the effort and your wish is to honestly try for improvement, it's guaranteed to invoke some type of change. J
Recommended on a flight by a wonderful flight mate a few months ago; excitement indefinitely arose upon me, when finding this 1981 jewel-of-a-film! Written, directed and starring Alan Alda; and nominated for 4 Golden Globes, it was also the winner of 2 prestigious awards. It is most undoubtedly a film I could understand my flight mate enjoying over and over again.
It was fitting to have Vivaldi play throughout the film as it definitely help set the pace between the different seasons and what each couple was going through at that time in their lives. There were beautiful landscapes and cinematography capturing the beauty of wherever they were; and sensible content that proved thought-provoking and debatable as many Woody Allen films. There was also a decent amount of banter and laughter to keep the film flowing despite its heavy content and between the sprinklings of humour; the transitions were smooth and clever.
I liked that each couple and character had specific personality traits that made them authentic yet lovable as we all aren't perfect, and the way these 3 couples were able to give and take and really hash things out during the course of a year during their seasonal outings. This mixture of comedy and drama made for an enjoyable display of charisma and charm.
Monday, November 14, 2011
That's right, I watched it; Gnomeo & Juliet, I found the previews and bill-boards quite charming, I simply had to give in and boy am I glad I did! Written by Rob Sprackling and John R. Smith, and directed by Kelly Asbury, they indeed were able to bring these little lawn ornaments to life! The entire soundtrack was revamped songs by the legendary Elton John. I'm not particularly into Musicals however this animated film was an original with background music like a real film, as opposed to people bursting into song every 5 minutes. The cast of voice-overs were pretty impressive also, Gnomeo's voice by James McAvoy and sassy Juliet's by Emily Blunt, including a slew of other actors that filled in with comical characters like Dolly Parton who played Dolly Gnome, Ozzy Osbourne who played the Fawn, Hulk Hogan who did the Terrafirminator advertisement voice, and Michael Caine who played Lord Redbrick.
It was funny, sweet, and a lovely adventure for both children and adults; I'm not quite sure if Gnomes would approve though. I loved how they used re-curring bits to add a texture of comedy to each scene. I absolutely found hilarious that anytime humans came by, they would freeze into positions and become again seemingly lifeless.
The story was a simple one of what other than love, and the fact that just because you're different doesn't mean there should be war; but merely respect for the other person, accepting them and loving them for who they are and not trying to change them into what they're not. There will be obstacles and feuds from families but the important thing is being able to overcome and find lasting happiness! J
2007's Arranged, was written by Stefan C. Schaefer and directed by Diane Crespo. It was set in Brooklyn New York and successfully played by Zoe Lister Jones whose character was Rochel, the Orthodox Jewish school-teacher and Francis Benhamou, who delivered for the Muslim school-teacher named Nasira. In this world we live in where humans constantly make divisions upon each other and fight to the death because of varying religions, it was quite a matchless tale, as these two women became great friends.
There was humour, drama, and even a little romance, and it flowed wonderfully from beginning to end. It was a superb mix of tradition and modern living with an education on what a young woman's life is like within these 2 religions. I enjoyed how they portrayed what a woman's life is like being a part of these religions and still living in a modern world. About their doubts, hopes, fears and similarity to those who have different options available to them. Zoe and Francis' acting was pure gold as they expertly depicted meek, kind and respectful women might be like within orthodox and sanctified lifestyles; wrapped up in long garbs and hijabs, when in reality let's just say they aren't buttoned up all the way. It shows the range of their acting abilities and the comfort they have with re-inventing themselves.
This film shows its audience that no matter how different we may be from each other, that we are still always ONE.
This fantasy/romantic-comedy was written and directed by Tom McLoughlin, who is also known for Jason Lives, The Unsaid and One Dark Night, released this film in 1987. It was a pretty predictable film, with the dialogue, events, climax as well as the final outcome, yet still because of the heavenly content, it made the audience glued to their seats.
French actress, Emmanuelle Beart who plays the Angel did a terrific job being a silent beauty as she only had lines at the very end of the film. Michael E. Knight who played Jim and Phoebe Cates who played Patty and Jim's fiancé also did convincing jobs at their assigned characters. The cinematography wasn't out of this world, but the lighting, special effects and wide range of trained animals used throughout the film was quite impressive.
The comedy used was especially slap-stick with different characters being scared silly or terribly hurt to try to invite laughter. Unique idiosyncrasies I did enjoy however was the fact that the Angel took pleasure in eating French-fries, his friends were the oldest pranksters I've ever seen, and that literally Beart who plays the Angel, was a fish out of water (literally), crashing into a pool and unable to relate, understand or walk in heels, gave the film a wonderful twist.
Nothing award-winning but positively a charming tale, we never seem to grow tired of. Boy meets girl, Boy meets other girl, other girl is angel, Boy thoroughly confused, and Boy makes right decision in the end! J
Thursday, November 10, 2011
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I remember attending primary school till secondary school in Trinidad & Tobago, when our teachers would 'call roll', to see all who had attended classes that day and how my classmates and I would all respond with "Present Sir" or "Present Miss" and how we would stand whenever someone in authority would enter our classrooms. Then I remember attending classes here in America where classmates snickered if I said Sir or Miss and realizing that they would respond with 'Here' when their professors called roll. There was no regard at all if anyone of authority entered the room, but it was a different system, a different culture.
I have realized that there is a gigantic difference between 'Here' and 'Present'. These words may seem similar to anyone who processes words logically, but to those who dig a bit deeper into the meanings of words or prefers to read between the lines and expressions, there is a whole different hidden meaning there.
Forgive them for they know not what they do. They gave and did their best. All you are experiencing will be significant towards your glorious future. Fear not and worry not children; be sure to keep the bridge between the manifested/real world and the unmanifested/inside world in balance. It is vital to keep that portal open, for so many of us are here but fast asleep; keeping in march and under the consumerist-zombie like atmosphere, when it is important to be present with the stillness within you opening the heavenly and angelic realms and allowing you to be the master of your life!
When you are connected within and present with your breath and Universal stage, you will be able to recognize the truth when you hear it. If you know who you are and what you stand for, it will be hard for people to enter into your life if they don't belong… If you have the gift of ESP or have gifts of sight into the un-seen world, you must learn to raise your frequency and energy so you do not absorb people's negative energy. It is easy to have others drain your positivity and energy and in turn making it more difficult to make connections.
Many relationships fail because humans are always living with their minds and scenarios; they are there, but not fully present. Present with the situation or the inside of that person; the person's soul and their current feelings. They don't listen and feel what the other person is telling them. They don't really communicate and be clean with their feelings either. Only in that clean space can a relationship bloom; can love finally become true!
If only we would honestly communicate how we feel, it would eliminate many problems, so SPEAK when you have to. And listen from the heart, feel what it is they are saying, and be PRESENT with the moment. What is happening with you, what is happening with the other person? Respect for that moment, unlike any other…a bridge of balance between both worlds.