Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Tip#286: Face Your Dark Side - Revolver

Ego: In psychoanalysis, the division of the psyche that is conscious, most immediately controls thought and behavior, and is most in touch with external reality.

More unusual synchronicities have happened to me recently. On my way to a friend's home via a streetcar I looked out the right-hand windows and saw a thick, dark sky with billowing storm clouds. Out the left-hand windows I saw a perfectly clear and gorgeous blue sky with pillowy white clouds. The contrast was staggering.

Later as I sat in my friend's living room he commented on how strange the sunlight was peeking through his curtains and covering only half of my face. I realized the universe was mirroring to me a deep, important message about the light and dark sides to myself.

I knew this dark side had to do with the negative talk going on in my head. Everyone has these voices and they either support your decisions or they fuel your fears and talk you out of doing what you truly desire. Some call it your ego.

Last year I was introduced to a book by Dr. Shad Helmstetter called
What to Say When you Talk To Yourself which opened my eyes (and inner ears!) to the negative talk in my head. I realized that this is how my subconscious fears build roadblocks to my dreams and goals (see tip#271).

Thankfully I realized all I needed to do was find the courage to face the dark parts of myself and my ego and announce that I was the one IN CONTROL!


A powerful movie that reflects how the movie hero faces his dark side is Revolver by director Guy Ritchie. It stars Jason Statham as a con artist named Jake who finds himself caught in a game that forces him to question the source of all his problems in life.

This visually stylish and complex movie about con games will literally have your head spinning because it is designed to crack open your current mindset about the illusions in your life.

NOTE: This film is not for everyone. It's definitely for those individuals who have reached a place in their life where they are willing to let go of everything they thought was real and the truth. It is for anyone who has been on a long path of deep personal development and open to the inspiring revelations about ego.

This movie may test your patience and even confuse you at first. So do your best to keep watching until the very end because the key to dealing with your dark side will be handed to you.

It takes courage to let go of everything you thought was real and true in your life. And if you have tried everything to overcome your challenges then you get to a place where you have nothing to lose.

This is where you face the dark sides of yourself. This is where you realize how powerful your thoughts really are. And no matter what happens always remember that YOU are always in CONTROL.

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Specialist
© Emmanuel Lopez 2009


Head Health Nutter said...

Thanks for blogging about this movie, Emmanuel, because I loved it!

First, I'd just like to say that it's so interesting the synchronicities you experience and that you're aware of. Thanks for sharing these with us because (at least for me) it helps me develop my own awareness for synchronicities in my life.

Second, this movie is highly unusual, complex and multi-layered so I congratulate you for having the courage and wits to blog about it so successfully!

You're right that this movie isn't for everyone, but I have a friend who hasn't consciously worked on her spiritual development and she loved the movie, too; so it may actually appeal to a wider variety of people than we think! This is probably due, in part, to it's graphic violence, which Director Guy Richie says is congruent with the message of the movie.

Thank you for pointing out it's message: we are in control. But the message isn't finished, tho. Perhaps this is for Revolver II?
Something I've been learning recently (and I hope I'm not overstepping the boundaries of discussion for this post) is that while we are in total control of our thoughts, actions and reactions, we are not in control of circumstances. We are CO-creators of life and this is where I've learned that patience becomes a virtue.

Great post, Emmanuel. Stay true to the light side. :)

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