Beautiful Evergreen

by Christopher Lovejoy on June 19, 2011

Another title for this post, Being, Knowing, and Loving, could have served me just as well, but I wanted to draw your attention to a wonderful film I watched recently called La Belle Verte.

Described as “a rare awakening film”, La Belle Verte is a fun, creative, brilliant satire on the state of today’s world and, for me, a timely reminder of what really matters in life.

As our beleaguered world succumbs and descends ever more deeply and austerely into treachery and tyranny, La Belle Verte is a breath of fresh air from a benevolent universe of delight.

Granted, the film relies on Rousseau’s theory of the natural human in a state of nature, but I find that La Belle Verte retains a healthy respect for individual freedom and initiative.

Once you get into it, you’ll find that this divinely inspired film is delightfully subversive – a must-see for anyone who can still enjoy getting a cool, refreshing splash of water to the face.

One amusing dramatic device in this film is the use of disconnection – a telepathic method for getting people who are living conditioned lives to start living and speaking their truth.

The film’s quirky humor is très français, and Americans will likely find it difficult to appreciate, which is unfortunate, because Americans could really use a dose of this kind of humor right now.

At times, the subtitles are presented rather quickly. To fully grasp the meaning of the storyline, I took the time to read them, even if that meant stopping the film to catch their meaning.

I’m not at all surprised that this film has been suppressed by major media holdings (it was reportedly banned by the European Union after its release). It’s been around since 1996, occasionally showing up on late night TV. It’s not that this film is unwholesome. Au contraire, mes amis.

It’s that this film pokes relentless fun at a world where people have lost their joy and spontaneity, and at those who would presume to think they’re in charge of what goes on in this world.

In light of these observations, this lovely film will greatly appeal to anyone who yearns for a return to simplicity, inspired by freedom lived in a paradise of peace and prosperity.

Before I close, I’d like to leave you with some words of wisdom from Joseph Campbell, because the film, La Belle Verte, embodies these words like no other film I’ve ever seen:

We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value – the rapture associated with being alive – is what it’s all about

Finding, following, and flowing with your purpose is a hot topic these days. There’s nothing quite like finding and following your purpose in the flow of your daily engagements and activities.

But let us also remember:

Through the blood, sweat, and tears, the purpose of life in this world is to be, to know, and to love what brings you alive; when you stop being, knowing, and loving, you die.

Let us stay alive to the promise and possibilities of life in this world.

Even in the midst of the storms, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, radioactive releases, wars, and false flag operations that are rocking our world.

Even if this means releasing or replacing that which no longer serves us.

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