Sunday, July 05, 2015

Tip#867: Expand Your Mind with Time Travel Movies, Pt 3 - Terminator Genisys

More than ever, at this point in my life, I am resonating with movies about rewriting or reprogramming the past. Time travel movies like the Back to the Future trilogy and Disney’s The Kid are inspiring me because I’ve currently reached an important chapter about Core Beliefs in the Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think book that’s part of my depression recovery. This is assigned through the 15 week Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program I am participating in (see: tip#863)

This chapter is about identifying and targeting core beliefs, thoughts and statements lodged in my subconscious perpetuating depressed, negative thoughts, moods and behaviors. These beliefs may have started when I was a child and is a cognitive distortion that is potentially the cause of the mental challenges in my adult life. The idea is that depression can be alleviated by reprogramming core beliefs.

So it feels like I’m to time travel in my mind back to my childhood. And once again movies have synchronistically paralleled my life journey with the latest chapter in The Terminator film series!

Terminator Genisys (2015)

The science fiction action film, Terminator Genisys, is the fifth installment in the Terminator series and rewrites a whole new perspective of the events and timeline of the first film taking place in 1984. Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as an aged Terminator who also faces his 1984 version in this action packed movie featuring a constant flow of references and catch phrases from past chapters. See: movie trailer

The most fascinating aspect of this movie is the re-writing of what fans of the first two Terminator films were used to seeing. Everything we thought we knew has changed and a new timeline unfolded. Focal points in Sarah Conner’s (Emilia Clarke) childhood were altered when a Terminator was sent to protect her. Plus there are many themes about reprogramming and facing one’s younger self that mirrored my current exploration and reprogramming of my core beliefs.

For me this film was an exercise in allowing my brain to comprehend its new story directions despite it feeling slightly confusing at first. A whole new reality was being introduced in the film and it inspired me to apply that concept in re-writing the focal point of core beliefs so my future and present reality is much brighter and free of depression. Time travel movies excite my imagination to anything being possible! I just needed to let go of old ways of thinking.

Let time travel films activate your imagination and expand your thoughts for solving challenges in your life or work. Let go of what you think you know especially if your current thinking has not solved long term problems. Be open to re-writing your story!

Related Tips:
Tip#179: Important Messages From The Kid - Disney's The Kid
Tip#682: What if You Could Go Back in Time? - Back to the Future Trilogy
Tip#573: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 2 – Frequency
Tip#389: Focus On The Reality You Want – Inception
Tip#499: Choose A Future - Mr. Nobody
Tip#803: Expand Your Mind with Science Fiction, Part 6 – Interstellar
Tip#590: Expand Your Mind with Time Travel Movies, Pt.1 - The Time Traveler’s Wife
Tip#759: Expand Your Mind with Time Travel Movies, Pt 2 - X-Men: Days of Future Past
Tip#867: Expand Your Mind with Time Travel Movies, Pt 3 - Terminator Genisys

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