The Spiritual Parable of “Groundhog Day”
Have you ever seen the movie “Groundhog Day” with Bill Murray? I love that movie, I think it’s one of the top 10 spiritual movies of all time (if that sounds weird to you, keep reading).
Three weeks ago I had the most wonderful experience. My sister, Casey, is a director of plays and operas and she is also a voter for the Tony awards. She went to New York to watch Broadway shows for voting (she lives in Los Angeles) and invited me to come with her for the last 3 days of watching shows. We were in heaven! We saw Bette Midler in “Hello, Dolly!” and Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney in “The Little Foxes”, both of which were wonderful. We also saw the musical version of “Groundhog Day” and that one had a special pull for me, because I love what it’s about.
You may not realize it if you’ve just watched it as a funny Bill Murray movie. But the movie was written by Harold Ramis. Harold Ramis was a Buddhist (he passed 3 years ago while I was in Egypt) and this movie is all about consciousness.
It’s all about how we perceive things.
It’s all about how everything can shift in an instant.
So if you’ve never seen the movie, go see it. And if you’ve never looked at it from this perspective, definitely watch it again.
In the movie, Phil, played by, Bill Murray, is re-living the same day (Groundhog Day) over and over again. He is stuck in his own personal hell with himself – he’s selfish, egotistical, shallow and doesn’t care about anyone other than himself. Worse, he can’t get out of it and he can’t get away from himself. He’s completely stuck. He goes through anger, frustration, manipulation, depression and even suicide (which doesn’t work) until something changes. He falls in love and begins to live his life from a completely different perspective; in that instant, his life changes.
It’s such an incredible parable:
When we start allowing what is, our life transforms.
When we love with no expectation or demands, we get exactly what we want.
We can transform from living in hell, to living in Heaven on Earth. And it just takes a second.
Do you sometimes feel like you’re living in a kind of hell? Do you feel like there’s nothing you can do about it? Well, I’m here to tell you there is something you can do about it. Your life can be transformed if you’re willing to take responsibility for your life and your creations. The way you perceive the world and the way you move in the world can be changed in an instant. I see it all the time and it is truly miraculous.
It’s all about moving out the gunk and the blocks that are holding you in disconnection and then moving you back into connection on all the levels – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. The specific ways are different for each person. That’s why our customized retreats are so powerful and effective.
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Wishing you a week filled with love and connection and laughter,
Debra Stangl / Founder
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