What if? The Movie – Awakening is a must-see, in my opinion. Here’s why…
What if? gently breaks the news that we have unlimited potential. That the way most of us are expressing ourselves in the world today is only a mere shadow of what we are capable of doing and being.
New possibilities for existence are introduced by asking “what if?” questions, that allow us to consider these possibilities without having to decide right away whether we want to take a deeper interest in them.
In the movie, we are first shown some history of mankind’s outmoded beliefs, and how we have limiting beliefs programmed into our subconscious mind from an early age—and how we can change this programming.
Then it moves onto talk about gene activity being controlled by our minds, people who have healed themselves from within, people who live without eating, overcoming aging and death, and last but not least, finding fulfillment from knowing who we really are and expressing our true nature.
The key is in the cast.
I found the speakers in What if? to be warm and intelligent, and to have the natural assuredness of people who have lived with their ideas and beliefs for a long time, and developed great expertise in their field.
Quite a few of the 30 or so speakers in the movie come from the science and medical professions. Dr Joe Dispenza, a neuroscientist and chiropractor, has great knowledge of the specifics of the mind-body connection, and Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. was a career biochemist whose book The Biology of Belief is about his discoveries about how our beliefs influence our gene activity.
Bernie Siegel, M.D., who has a background as a surgeon and prefers to be called “Bernie”, started Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patients’ drawings, dreams, images and feelings.
Other cast members include Brandon Bays, who I wrote about in my post The Journey, With Brandon Bays (I first heard of her from What if? in January and jumped at the opportunity to go to her workshop when she visited Melbourne in February), Joanna Cherry, founder of Ascension Mastery International, and Dan Brule, breathworker extraordinaire (my description).
And James Sinclair, producer and director of the movie, who speaks very eloquently on camera and in narration, about his thoughts and visions of what is possible.
There are far too many great people in the cast for me to mention them all—there are bios for the What if? cast here, if you wish to explore further.
I found What if? very inspiring… I already knew we are capable of healing ourselves of anything and fulfilling our potential, but seeing this movie gave me an extra boost towards making it happen in my daily physical life. An extra level of confidence. It had something to do with seeing all these intelligent, thoughtful, gracious people so calmly sharing their experiences and knowledge, that made me feel “yes—we can do this”.
I’d also like to say I very much liked the music! I thought it was very moving and enhanced the feel of the movie at the right times, without being intrusive.
I bought the DVD, which has bonus footage of the cast members speaking, and a director’s commentary of almost the whole movie, narrated by, well, the director, James Sinclair. I loved the director’s commentary—I always enjoy getting the inside information, especially when the topic is something I’m rather interested in.
What if? is available as a download (for $4.95) as well as a DVD, from the What if? website.
I’d like to finish with a “what if” question posed by Dr Bernie Siegel—he didn’t ask it in the movie… I found it buried away on the website in the testimonials section and thought it captured the tone of the movie—profound, yet light-hearted—rather well.
“What if Jesus was the only normal person to have lived?”
Maybe it might help us to re-define what is “normal”.
Comments are very welcome!
What If? The Movie (with a short clip)
Interview with James Sinclair, Director of “What If?” Part I (from Jenny Mannion)
Evelyn Lim’s post My Personal Creed has a short review of What if? at the end.