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Movies With A Message: Jab We Met

This is a guest post by Ashwini Chube. Ashwini is a Reiki Grandmaster, Angel Teacher & Whisperer, Tarot Card Reader & Teacher, Runes Reader & Teacher, Akashic Records Reader & Healer, Access Consciousness Practioner Bars Facilitator, a CFMW & Consciousness Coach & a Zumba Instructor. She is the founder of Unicorn Insight – a company in Mumbai, India that helps people achieve wellness, abundance, and success. Reach Ashwini at ashwini.chube@unicorninsight.com, https://youtube.com/c/AshwiniChube, https://instagram.com/unicorn_insight?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Unconditional love is really underrated. And worse, most people do not know what it is. Most people unfortunately never experience it even in spite of being married for years. And some experience it in a short period of time. And yet so many cannot even comprehend it.

It is a brave act to love someone unconditionally without expecting anything in return and yet spread that love all over. Isn’t it?

Well to really understand unconditional love I can only think of one character. And I who used to be a Bollywood buff till about a decade ago can only think of one of the best movies ever made – Jab we Met and Aditya Kashyap. He epitomises the Divine Masculine- unconditional love and that too with absolute grace and dignity 

To summarise – A heartbroken rich business owner Aditya decides to go ‘nowhere’ after his business goes for a toss and after getting his heart broken by his girlfriend getting married to another man. He lands up on a train to meet a vivacious talkative girl Geet. Geet has met the man of her dreams Anshuman and is madly in love with him and on the way to eloping with him and marrying him. And Aditya, though initially irritated by Geet’s chatter befriends her and the events that follow bring Geet and Aditya closer.

Aditya learns how to find happiness and is swept over by the childlike joy of Geet. Geet finally decides to elope with her assumed lover but gets dumped by him and is heartbroken. 

Meanwhile, Aditya thinks Geet is happily married to her lover but embodies true unconditional love by thinking like her. He turns over his business and achieves unbelievable success in just 9-10 months. Later, he gets to know the truth about Geet being dumped by her lover Anshuman.

Aditya brings her back to her home with Anshuman, who returns to Geet after realising she is with the wealthy Aditya Kashyap. After some eye opening events, Geet realises she loves Aditya and not Anshuman. The man gets rewarded for his unconditional love and most important – he is detached to the outcome of the love which he has embodied

Aditya taught us what unconditional love is. Have you ever loved someone so much that it doesn’t bother you if they choose you or not – love you back or not? No, we are not talking about toxic codependent or obsessive unrequited love. Please note that those are totally opposite of unconditional love

Unconditional Love changes you. It is highly transformational and authentic. It can even open your psychic abilities and make you a better person 

There are many lessons to learn from this movie- I can even write a hundred. But here are the learnings from the movie 

  1. Geet taught us what is it to follow your heart, to even make mistakes but live life without regrets. This joyous playful nature of hers makes us smile even on a gloomy day. Are you ready to be joyful?
  2. What you really want will have a way of coming to you:  It is well said – when you love someone set them free – if they come back they are yours and if not they never were. It is so beautifully conveyed by Aditya Kashyap what it is to Love and to let go. What it is to love and spread that love in the world without expecting the other person to reciprocate.
  3. Love does not hold on. It lets go: Aditya Kashyap’s love for Geet is so inspiring. It is pure. He is intoxicated by love but not attached to the outcome. He is in allowance of Geet’s decisions. He doesn’t hold on to her but allows her to choose- to make her choices even if it means not choosing him 
  4. There is life beyond a heartbreak: A heartbreak can be the most devastating thing you can face but it can also be immensely powerful. There is just a one-point switch. A heartbreak can transcend you. The journey of falling in love is beautiful and if you have the right mindset and a healed conscious energy- the journey of falling out of love can be even more enriching for it takes you beyond your tipping point and transforms you beyond. Both Aditya and Geet go through deadly breakups at different points in their life and both use it to transmute their point of view over life. Both come out as more conscious and aware individuals and find their ultimate lovers in each other 
  5. Some relationships don’t work out with someone because it has to work out with another. When we get heartbroken, we feel an immediate sense of loss- but when the right person comes along, we realise why it didn’t work out with anyone else. It only takes patience allowance and being really vulnerable with your own self and the other person . Anshuman dumped Geet only so that she could truly get the love she deserved, the respect she deserved.
  6. Love is the only truth: The truth is Love is like glitter- you can’t stop it from spreading. So, love deeply and unconditionally. Let yourself flow like a river . The song Tumse Hi is so beautifully written and picturised on Aditya lives in love ,rises in love and does not care for a relationship with Geet but instead spreads the love he has for Geet in his life
  7. Love is more courage than romance: Although we all like candlelight dinners, long walks in the rain and roses, love is also a courageous committed act. Committing to someone and opening up to them with the truth builds trust and faith. When Aditya finds Geet is in Shimla, he goes and brings her back home. He does not care whether Geet loves him back or is interested in going back home. I feel in so many Bollywood movies full of glamourising the ‘Toxic Masculine’ – Aditya is a beautiful example of the ‘Divine Masculine’ – who stands up supporting the feminine allowing her to flow like a river 

I think this movie has been an evergreen one. And it is much deeper than what appears on the surface.  I wish more people truly experience love in their life. Here we are not talking about compromised or lukewarm relationships or toxic relationships and marriages- but truly the love that opens your heart and changes you as a person. And whether you have found it or not – Believe in it

Because- Life is an Illusion. Only love is real!

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Movies & TV Shows That Heal: Good Witch

They are about to say ‘I Do.’

Three little letters, two little words.

It’s the simplest part of the day. But there’s nothing simple about the things that will remain unsaid.

‘I Do’ means “I do know I could be hurt. But I’m ready to be healed with you.”

It means “I do want to try even when the fear of failure holds me back, and I do not know the future. But I’m ready to be surprised along the way.”

And ‘I Do’ means “I do want your love. And I do give you mine.”

“And nothing we do will ever be the same because you and I will be doing it all together.”

I thought that was a perfect sermon for two people who were all set to begin a new life together.

Those are words from a Netflix series called ‘Good Witch’ that we are currently watching.

Good Witch is about life in a quaint little town called Middleton. The town has a magical feel to it. People are content with their lives. Everyone gets to follow their heart and do exactly what they like to do. There is abundance for all. There is a strong sense of community and people are mostly loving and kind. Even when their dark sides take over, they are able to work through the darkness and reclaim their light with ease. 

A healer named Cassie lives in Middleton along with her family. She is very intuitive yet balanced and grounded. Her life takes a significant turn when a rational and scientific doctor called Sam Radford moves next door to her. Opposites attract and love blossoms between them.

Apart from Cassie and Sam, there are several other characters who make the storyline interesting – Grace and Nick (children from Cassie and Sam’s previous marriages), Stephanie, who runs a Bistro, Abigail who owns a Flower Shop, Town Mayor Martha, and several other talented actors in smaller roles.

This gem of a series presents several life lessons. A recent episode in which Mayor Martha’s son married the love of his life moved me to tears and inspired me to write about it.

As in a typical Christian wedding, right before the bride and groom could say ‘I Do’ to one another, Martha read aloud some words of wisdom that Cassie had found somewhere and presented to her. These words highlight the significance of the words ‘I Do.’

I have shared those ‘Words Of Wisdom’ at the beginning of this article.

Everyone who has been in steady long-term romantic relationships (including marriage) knows that getting hurt is a possibility. Keeping love and romance alive takes nurturing. It requires a seamless exchange of love to happen between partners. It requires looking past one another’s differences and finding that spark of love buried in a corner of the heart. When the focus remains on love, the couple heals together, loves together, and lives together.

Maybe sharing such words of wisdom with people before they tie the knot can give them a realistic picture of romantic love and prepare them for what can be a challenging (sometimes) yet beautiful journey ahead!

Netflix seems to have understood my taste remarkably well and mostly shows me content that ends up healing and enriching my life in some way!

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Movies & TV Shows That Heal : Bangalore Days

We recently watched the Malayalam movie Bangalore Days on Netflix (with the help of subtitles).

The story revolves around three cousins (two boys and a girl) who share a great rapport.

Living in Bangalore is their shared dream and circumstances pave way for each of them to move to the Garden City.

Each of them has a unique history and personal baggage to deal with.

The life experiences they have in Bangalore force each of them to confront their inner demons, get in touch with who they really are, and build a new life.

It is a feel-good movie that tugs at the heartstrings, while also making you laugh!

What made it even more special was the fact that it was based in Bengaluru.

It was a treat to watch Lalbagh, Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha, Commercial Street, City Market, Rasta Cafe, Vikram Hospital, Radio Indigo, NICE Road, and the many malls and IT parks of Bengaluru come alive on screen!

When one of their mothers pays a visit to Bengaluru, the first thing she says is, “It’s so cold!”

That made me reflect on how blessed we are to enjoy Bengaluru’s amazing weather – where just a couple of rain showers transform the city instantly into a hill station!

I love the cosmopolitan nature of this city and the accomodating nature of the people.

Though my ancestors had their roots in Maharashtra, Bengaluru has been home to them for at least a century now. I was born and brought up here and I have always felt like one among the locals here. Kannada is also our mother tongue now. And I love being a Kannadiga!

Though I have seen and experienced life in other places, I have always smiled and heaved a sigh of relief when we returned to Namma Bengaluru. This city, even with its perpetual potholes and maddening traffic, will always have a special place in my heart!

Highly recommend this movie, more so if you are a Bengaluru lover!

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Movies & TV Shows That Heal: The Rescue

The Rescue is a documentary based on the rescue of a team of boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand. The team was trapped in the cave for over two weeks. The story made global headlines in 2018. I remember heaving a sigh of relief when I heard the team had been rescued successfully, though my heart did pine for the couple of navy personnel who lost their lives during the process ( one during the mission and one a little later).

To be honest, I did feel some resistance when we sat down to watch this documentary. I felt it would leave me feeling low and fearful. However, it turned out to be the exact opposite of what I anticipated. Towards the end of the movie, my eyes were overflowing with tears. And much to the amusement of my husband and son (who I watched the film with), I did give myself permission to cry my heart out!

In my opinion, the film subtly yet effectively manages to showcase the herculean efforts that went into rescuing the team of boys and their coach under very dangerous circumstances. Professional cave divers from across the world joined hands with the Thai Navy to make this near-impossible feat possible.

Key Takeaways From ‘The Cave’

  1. The human body is stunningly resilient. I couldn’t stop wondering how someone could survive for so many days without nutrition, fresh air and basic hygiene. But they did – all of them! If the body can stretch itself to excruciating limits to preserve life under trying circumstances, imagine how much it may be doing for us every day. We hardly notice the brilliance alive within our bodies. It does evoke a huge sense of gratitude!
  2. Love makes the world go around. Support poured in from across the globe. Professional cave divers from different countries flew in and helped make the mission a success. During moments of crisis, nothing seems to matter apart from the fact that everyone is human. Boundaries of race, religion and ethnicity dissolve. Humanity prevails.
  3. Being Who You Are Can Help The World. Until I watched this movie, I had no clue that cave diving was a skill! During the course of the movie, some of the divers talked about their passion for cave diving. They said team sports was not their forte and that cave diving suited them fine because it could be done independently. When viewed through a conventional lens, this attitude may not have earned them brownie points. But they chose to do what felt right to them. And their choice didn’t go in vain. Not only did it bring them joy and contentment, it also helped save so many lives! Being who we are can be a blessing not only to us but also to others around us.

P.S: I understand there is more than one documentary based on the Thai cave rescue and they go by slightly differing titles. The one I watched and am referring to in this post is titled ‘The Rescue.’