War is not the answer, because only love can conquer hate. - Marvyn Gaye
The BAFTA Film Awards take place on February 12th 2017 hosted by Stephen Fry at their new location of The Royal Albert Hall. As a BAFTA voting member the screenings and premiers are pretty intense at this time of year! It got me thinking about what fun the movies play in our lives and this is one of the reasons I loved producing. However, I've concluded that this season there are some terrific movies of which 3 are amongst my favourites: La La Land - a retro song and dance movie about love and ambition, Lion - an emotionally true story about love and loss, and A United Kingdom - a true life gem about a romance between an English office clerk and the future king of Botswana. I've realised they are all about enduring and deep love - which is fundamentally what Christmas is about.
I am not religious but we are all spiritual beings having a human experience and I do believe that Christmas has a great way of bringing people you love together the world over and isn't that just the best way to end the year? I began to realise that if we could all unite and consciously create the world we want by bringing love to others through words and service, we can amplify that light inside us all to truly shine, as we are all connected to that universal energy called love. Christmas to me is more about what's in your heart and these films reflect this. Life is a gift and what better way to remind ourselves to celebrate, rejoice and be happy than at Christmas!?
I'm an Aquarian and the new Aquarian Age is nearly upon us and I believe that we are coming into a new era of change in our values, community, unity and integrity; where people are already beginning to question old outmoded beliefs and ways of thinking and are looking for deeper meaning in their lives. As Melinda Gates says "Make time for quiet self-reflection. There are distractions everywhere and you need to connect with nature and quiet truths to live a meaningful, balanced life." There are messages everywhere and synchronicities - you just have to be open and aware of them and you can only access them by creating space for a new way of thinking. What you focus on expands - so train your thoughts - it takes time and repetitive practice, but it's well worth it! The vibration of your thoughts create your life and everything in the quantum universe is connected including us!
So my wish for everyone this Christmas is that we can begin to train our minds to consciously focus on what we want. If we all do this together we can make the world a better place for us all to live. We need to bring back values. Where war is not the answer. We need to build and take care of our communities by investing in the infrastructure for people to thrive. We don't want children going to bed hungry. We need to take care of each other; we need to take care of the environment and our communities with the right mindset. Our minds are so powerful but we're not taught how to think - if we can do this on a global scale we can make the world a better place!
Wishing you a great Christmas full of joy and love!
And so it is.
Love is the answer and you know that for sure. - John Lennon