True peace in a world without limits is unfolding, says The Collective Evolution II: The Human Experience. This documentary about our evolution into enlightenment is filled with narration, interviews and beautiful visuals.
Who are we? Why are we here? Why are things the way they are? Get ready to look behind the curtain.
Life is no accident
In the beginning was Source, which burst into billions of tiny fragments. Each one of us is a fragment, says this film. The Collective Evolution Team directs, writes and edits. Helena Cortez narrates.
The purpose of our lives is “experiencing, learning and remembering who we truly are.” We are “all one in a unified field of consciousness.” In the dualistic world of good and bad, right and wrong, we have forgotten this.
We chose our life experiences before incarnating. All experiences, whether “good” or “bad,” are seen as neutral by our souls, which yearn to experience and learn.
For money’s sake
We use fuel oil despite alternatives “for the sake of the economy.” We wage wars “for the sake of the economy.” We indebt the poor and tout superficial values for money’s sake.
Daily life in an industrialist system is governed by education, career performance, debt management, and retirement. Ransacking our resources, which makes possible consumer-driven lifestyles, is not sustainable.
As many enter enlightenment, these old habits are already dissolving.
New values emerge
Values such as “a vibrant planet, respect for all life forms, healthy foods, peaceful ways and conscious actions” are often an afterthought.
We are moving into an economy of sharing rather than ownership, says Franco DeNicola, a member of the Collective Evolution Team.
Return from enlightenment
Franco says he is “a soul that came back” after a lifetime where he achieved enlightenment. He’s dedicated to helping humanity with the current evolutionary shift.
Awakening to our interconnectedness with each other, the Earth and all life forms is now needed.
Imagine someone carrying heavy luggage as he walks through rising water, says Franco. Eventually, we must choose: keep holding on and drown, or let go and begin to float.
Bodies on Earth
Our bodies are chosen by us, but we are not our bodies. Like an automobile, the human body is a vehicle that the soul travels in. Once we’re done with life, “we step out,” says Franco. “There is no tragedy. There is no death.” Consciousness continues, moving on to new experiences.
Earth reflects our consciousness. Everything is the stage, and will respond as we change our consciousness, according to the film.
Limitations like disease and aging are programmed beliefs which we can change, we are told. One way people shift is by sun-gazing.
Sun gazers thrive
Hira Ratan Manek (HRM) practices a form of yoga called sun-gazing to promote peace and good health. Since 1995, he reportedly has eaten no food, and drinks only boiled water.
Sun-gazing is practiced at sunrise and sunset to avoid UV rays. Starting with 10 seconds, and increasing that by 10 second increments each day up to 44 minutes, sun gazers take nourishment directly from the sun, according to Matthew Christodoulou, a co-director of the film.
Sun gazers find that they need to eat less, and their immune systems are boosted, he adds.
The Ego wages chaos
The ego is a software program implanted in our subconscious mind. Thoughts and stories collect and fill it over time.
“We are trapped, trapped in a multi-layered system of thoughts. We are in a prison we do not even realize exists, a prison so well designed that we have become the prison, and are willing to fight to protect it,” says the film.
The ego generates thoughts and belief systems based on anything we encounter throughout our lives. As souls, we agreed to use this program so we could forget who we truly are and fully engage in human experience.
The powerful few challenge us
A small group of souls wield power to disconnect our world from divinity even further. These individuals engineer systems to manipulate our thoughts and beliefs. Affected are the economy, our education system, religious institutions, food providers, the medical industry, and the ego itself.
These souls make our experience more challenging. We agreed to this before incarnating.
Movies and television often perpetuate ideas and stories to keep us believing in separation, strife and struggle. The fear of not having enough money is a common story.
You are not your thoughts
The only way out is to become aware of your true self, and to see the ego and all its madness for what it is: experience.
“We do have an awareness beyond our programming. We’re just unconscious of it. We’ve forgotten,” says Christodoulou.
“We’ve convinced ourselves that we are these programs, these auto-responsive emotions, and that we have no power over them,” Christodoulou adds. “And this is why we find ourselves constantly responding in the same manner over and over, repeating the same cycle. We are none of these thoughts.”
“True feeling is very, very peaceful, very clear inside, and it is our guiding system,” says Franco. It is tempting to identify with passing emotions such as happiness, sadness and anger.
Beginning to shift
“Freedom can only come by bypassing this program.” The key is to become aware of the ego, and know that you are the one observing it.
A shift is happening already in all the universe, says Franco. We experience and choose collectively, so that when one of us becomes more conscious, it affects the consciousness of all of us.
You can choose
“You now have a choice: do I go with the program and repeat the same cycle . . . or do I go with what I truly feel inside of me?” asks the film.
You can choose to be a true observer and creator, to go with what you truly feel. This means changing within, dissolving old habits of thought, and realigning with our Divine nature.
“We are pure potentiality,” says Franco. (5 out of 5 stars)
The Collective Evolution II: The Human Experience 2011 / NR / 1 hour, 34 min
Cast Overview: Collective Evolution Team – Tara Carpino, Matthew Christodoulou, Franco DeNicola, Mark DeNicola, Alanna Ketler, Joe Martino, Elina St-Onge
Directors: Matthew Christodoulou, Mark DeNicola, Joe Martino, Elina St-Onge
Genre: Documentary, New Thought