People who have taken my classes over the years, know that I reference certain movies to highlight different aspects of my teaching.
Since winter is a good time to settle in with a hot beverage and a blanket, I thought I would share some of my favorites for you to check out.
I love when movies are both entertaining and have a message. There are some wonderful, deeply inspiring movies that leave us feeling good about life and also teach us something important about ourselves.
One such movie is ‘The Kid’. The movie stars Bruce Willis in an untypical role as a man who is about to turn 40. He thinks he is happy until an 8-year old boy shows up and turns his life upside down. I love movies of transformation where the character starts out one way, goes through some upheaval, and then transforms their life in some big way. This is one of those movies.
Without giving the plot away, the movie helps us realize that there may be some childhood trauma that is standing in the way of us living our best and fullest lives. It helps us remember the importance of healing aspects of ourselves that need healing and see childhood events from the perspective of an adult and not a child.
Watching this movie gave me the opportunity to look at my own life through a new lens. Was I carrying emotional baggage that is still affecting me now? How did something that happened in my childhood affect my choices and my way of being?
It also helped me to help others clear their childhood trauma and it gave me a small snapshot of what that looks like, the emotional energy carried into adulthood and how it can change the outcome of someone’s life.
I know this might all sounds like pretty heavy stuff but ‘The Kid’ is a lighthearted movie that helps us go deeper without us realizing it. I like those kinds of movies!