Start Your Own Movie Group
There are local Movie Groups in different parts of the world where people meet regularly to watch and discuss spiritual movies under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We invite you to start your own local Movie Group.
These groups are generally formed by those whose lives have been touched by David Hoffmeister’s example and who wish to join with others in the same purpose of Awakening. They watch movies using David’s Movie Watcher’s Guide to Enlightenment as a means of bringing the principles of A Course in Miracles to life. These Movie Groups are a wonderful way to connect with others, go deeper into the practice of true forgiveness, and open up to the Holy Spirit’s Guidance in your life.
Anyone who feels inspired to start a Movie Group may do so, though we ask that facilitators follow the basic Movie Watching Inspiration [see below] we’ve developed to help keep the purpose of the group out front.
A Movie Group is a “Circle of Support” given by the Holy Spirit to be approached with appreciation, devotion, and love. Those who facilitate these circles are in contact with the Living Miracles community for support and assistance. We approach this opening up to the purification of the heart with honor and deep commitment.
For groups in Australia and New Zealand contact Michael Caruana at firstname.lastname@example.org
For groups in Europe contact Jenny Donner at email@example.com
For groups in Mexico and South America contact Laverne Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org
For groups in the United States and Canada contact Andy LeCompte at email@example.com
Group Facilitators (Suggested preparation, not required)
If you really want the benefits of the mind training it is recommended that you subscribe to the online Movie Watcher’s Guide to Enlightenment at the Master Pops level.
It is helpful to read and understand these sections of the MWGE.org website:
How Can MWGE Support Your Spiritual Awakening Experience?
On Movies & Mind
Mind Tools in Action
Levels of Mind
Instrument for Peace
The Blog is an excellent source for selecting a move and theme for a movie night.
It is also helpful to read and understand the True Empathy section in A Course in Miracles (T-16.I)
Prior to your first group meeting you may wish to:
Watch these movies:
Notice when and how the commentary is given.
Pause when your own feelings comes up.
Do an Instrument for Peace on one of your feeling reactions to the movie.
Put your Movie Group on the Map!
Go to the Living Miracles/Events/Local Groups page https://livingmiraclescenter.org/events/local-groups.html and click on the “Submit Your Group” button on the right-hand side. Fill in and submit the information about your group and we will put it on the world map.
Movie Group Inspiration
The following has proven helpful when bringing a group together so the mind can relax into what is given and purposeful. When minds are joined in a focused way, it is easier to go deeper together with “true empathy” (T-16.I). On this basis, the facilitator will guide the group with intuition and what feels most helpful in the moment.
You may choose to start each session by reading aloud the Inspiration for participating in the movie group:
This movie group is a support for the mind to let go of fear-based thinking and to experience the lightness and Love of the Spirit. Guided movie watching is a way to put the teachings of A Course In Miracles into practice. David Hoffmeister is a demonstration that Awakening happens through commitment and devotion. Rather than offering advice or “teaching” our own ideas, we align ourselves with what is being offered in The Movie Watcher’s Guide and the movie. By becoming transparent with our feelings and trusting our brothers and sisters in a safe environment...we heal.
“We give this meeting to you, Holy Spirit, be you in charge.” [a minute of silence]
This is a course in mind training. A Course in Miracles T-1.VII.4.
From the head to the heart, a practical application of
A Course in Miracles