"Admissions" is one of the most powerful short films I have ever seen. It received standing ovations when it was screened publically and it evokes emotion, thought, healing, and a well-spring of love.
When I first saw this film at the Zeitgeist Media Film Festival I was deeply touched and moved. I knew I had to help share it and meet the inspiring filmmakers. So I began my journey of befriending and working with the film's writer, John Viscount and producer Gavin Behrman. They are two of the best men in Hollywood.
"Admissions" stars Academy Award nominee James Cromwell and tells a transformational tale about
what it takes to find lasting peace. Featuring an Israeli couple and a Palestinian, this modern parable is set in the admissions room for the afterlife. Its purpose is to start a conversation that heals.
The themes include peace, forgiveness, compassion, oneness, and women's ability to help heal our world. As the Dalai Lama said, "the world will be saved by the Western woman" and this is beautifully demonstrated in this film. I talk daily with powerful women who are working for positive change in their role as healer, coach, speaker, author, or non-profit founder and I trust that our Planet is in good hands.
Here Are 7 Life Changing Beliefs Presented in "Admissions":
- God (however you define this) is always with you
- Mistakes are okay, but we need to learn from them
- Everyone should be treated equal
- Focus on the present moment, the here and now
- Only the truth is important
- Ending a cycle of hatred and violence is possible with forgiveness and compassion
- Without forgiveness there can be no heaven
Upon viewing, I thought about my beliefs and I encourage you to review yours and see what awareness comes forward. I believe that peace begins within. I believe that when we heal one issue, all of humanity moves forward because we are inter-connected. I believe that there is no hell except for the one we create with fear-based thinking. I believe that we can find heaven on earth. I believe in the power of self-forgiveness and seeing the other side of an issue. I believe that women can and will save the world, and not just women, but the embracing of the feminine virtues such as compassion, nurturing, understanding, and gentle kindness. I believe it is time for a film like this to spread to the billions and for people to wake up, put down our weapons (real or imagined) and start to care for each other once again.
This film showcases a miracle: the simple, yet profound and often difficult shift from fear to love. May this film invoke a miracle in your life. We have the power to change our world. What would Heaven on Earth look like to you?
Entertain - Enlighten - Inspire,
Kate Neligan - Founder of Synergy TV
P.S. Here is a special gift for you: a wisdom-filled and conscious conversation with the filmmaker John Viscount and our friend Matt Welsh at Spiritual Media Blog.