Spiritual Cinema: Tangled

I know, I know. A Disney cartoon… as spiritual?

In case you think I’m kidding, let me explain. I have a five year-old daughter, so we went to see Tangled.

And I was pleasantly surprised.

Tangled was a great movie for those of you who know that your dreams are like blood to your body. A person without dreams is a person with no passion, no drive. After all, when we are devoid of dreams we are devoid of a desire for life to change and improve. Our dreams give us vision and they guide the direction of our lives.

So, why are dreams so spiritual? Whether it is your hopes, dreams, wants, wishes or desires, they are born deep within you. You’ll notice that they are nothing you chose, but rather something you found within. Actually, your dreams come from very deep within; they come from your Source Energy (or God, Higher Self, or what you call your Creator).

Hence, connecting with your dreams is a major avenue to connecting with your Source Energy, as it is for  Rapunzel in the movie Tangled. In the movie,  Rapunzel was kidnapped as an infant and, of course, locked away in a tower. We see that she has had a fascination with a yearly event in which the kingdom releases floating lights, similar to small hot-air balloons, carrying the wish of the king and queen for their daughter to return.

Driven by this desire to see the floating lights, Rapunzel breaks old barriers and defies her keeper’s directive to stay in the tower by journeying into the “dangerous” world. As it happens to us all, she is initially plagued by fear and doubt which then swing into excitement and enthusiasm for her adventure. Rapunzel is split, both wanting to return to the safety and approval of her keeper, who claims to be her mother, and wanting to continue on to see the floating lights.

Also as is true for all of us with our desires, when she chooses to see her desire through, Rapunzel’s life changes—sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Ultimately, however, she finds herself in a flow of goodness in which things work out for her even when it doesn’t seem like they should.

While some would call this a typical Disney ending (since she and her love live happily ever after) it is really a true ending: Rapunzel’s courage to know herself well enough to realize the importance of fulfilling her dream placed her in the hands of a higher power who brings nothing but a flow of well-being.

Happily ever after is feeling like you are loved, cared for and provided for by your Source Energy and we can each have this when we Know Ourselves.

I do wish you each a good excuse to go see “Tangled”, perhaps your own young child.

Spiritual Key: Know Yourself

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Written by: Kalyn B Raphael
Kalyn is the Co-Founder of the Golden Flow™ System, is a Coach of Coaches, a Channel, Author, and a Spiritual Life Coach. She dedicates herself to helping others live in the flow of well-being by living their authenticity. Learn about Kalyn’s coaching at http://coachmaven.com or subscribe to her newsletter at http://golden-flow-system.com/joynews

 

 

 

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