10 Spiritual Lessons from James Cameron's Avatar
Metaphysics and Movies...a great combination
Recently when I saw James Cameron's movie Avatar I was blown away with the messages of this movie. Even more intriguing was that James Cameron wrote the script in the 1990s long before many of these concepts were known by collective consciousness.
In this lens I share the top ten metaphysical lessons that I saw in James Cameron's Avatar, along with 10 books that explore these themes in greater depth. Enjoy the beautiful images from Avatar as well as the theme song.
There Are Many Reasons to Love Avatar - What kind of a fan are you?
What kind of fan are you for Avatar?
All Life is Connected
The Interconnectedness of Life
In James Cameron's Avatar, the scientists were fascinated to discover that the roots system of the forest were completely interconnected and acted as one nervous system for the planet Pandora. This premise is supported by recent scientific breakthroughs such as discussed in the following book by legendary physicist Fritjof Capra.
The Floating Mountains
All Life is Sacred
Honoring Life Even When Taking Life
Part of Jake Sully's training as a Na'vi was the ceremonies performed when taking a life. This then balanced they cycle of life and kept the harmony with Nature. Consider bringing back ceremony into your own life...
Interspecies Communication is Possible with Energy
On Avatar, mental telepathy was used to connect with the animals and enhance interaction with them. Communicating with animals here is easy with a few good tips such as offered in this book.
Listen to Your Intuition
Listening to What We Know versus What We've Been Told to Do
In the journey of Jake and Neyteri, both must listen to their own intuition versus their social conditioning. Everyone is intuitive and developing it can deeply enrich your life.
Death Is a Natural Part Of Life
Death is Not To Be Feared
The Na'vi handled death with acceptance knowing the soul was returning to Eywa, the divine Mother of the Na'vi. A death was supported with ceremony. In this classic book, the Buddhist practices of accepting and preparing for death are every pertinent to us. It is true...to live well includes dying well.
Reincarnation is Possible
Reincarnation is an Option Too
The concept of the Avatar is an intriguing one...the consciousness shifts into an alternate body. This pretty much describes what happens in reincarnation. Through this concept Jake Sully experienced a miracle in his life. In this book, the same possibility is unlocked for the reader.
All Life Radiates Light
The Human Energy Field Radiates Light
On Pandora, the world of Avatar, everything is bioluminessent. But we, too, radiate light through our energy fields. People with higher sense perception are able to perceive this light and science is beginning to be able to measure it as well.
A Greater Consciousness Communicates to Us Through Signs
Reading Signs is Like Interpreting Dreams
The Na'vi interpreted signs as presented to them by Nature and Eywa, their Divine Mother. Whether you believe you are talking to guides, angels, your higher self, the Divine or just your subconscious, interpreting signs can help you navigate more easily on your soul's path.
At its True Essence Science is Spiritual
Spiritual Science and Metaphysics Go Hand in Hand
The study of universal laws is a deeply spiritual one. The scientists of Avatar were having spiritual experiences as they explored the universal laws on Pandora.
Eywa: Great Mother
To See The Divine in Another is To Truly See Them
Avatar's Version of Namaste is "I see you..."
Namaste is a Hindi phrase used as a greeting that means, "the divine in me sees the divine in you." In Avatar the phrase, "I see you" was a special greeting similar to Namaste that meant the the seer was recognizing the divine in the other person. The greatest expression of love possible is when two people connect from this level of "seeing." In this book Chopra discusses how we are hardwired for recognizing the divine.
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