I went to see the movie “A Wrinkle in Time” on opening day. “A Wrinkle in Time” is an adaptation of the 1962 book of the same name written by Madeleine L’Engle. It is a blend of science fiction, quantum physics, fantasy, and a young adult coming-of-age narrative. It is the story of Meg, an awkward and brilliant teenage girl, who adventures across space and time to rescue her scientist father.
The movie had some of my favorite actresses, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Oprah Winfrey who played the three cosmic godmothers and I was introduced to a newcomer Storm Reid who played, Meg Murry.
What I loved about the movie was the essence of the movie, reminding us that love is the answer. It also encouraged my imagination to think outside the box. Because there were so many times that the actors uttered great wisdom, it is a movie I will see again. I will take my daughter, when she gets back to town for her birthday since the movie came out on her birthday.
In the story, Meg’s character represents a common human struggle in the difficulties involved in growing up and trying to find one’s identity. She must find courage by challenging her weaknesses. Her desire to find her beloved father is her incentive. So even though she felt freakish at school due to her love of math and science, in her journey they became tools for her transformation. Her journey allows her to defeat the darkness when she learns to embrace the person she is, and realize that she is beautiful, extraordinary and deserving of love. She comes into her own power and claims her gifts and abilities she did not know she had. So, she becomes a carrier of the light.
So, what do I mean by carrier of the light? I believe it is a calling for each of us. We all face darkness. The movie called the darkness “the It” or Camazotz. Darkness takes on many forms in our world. At one point there was a great scene showing conformity as one of the forms of darkness. So, the question is, what are you doing to fight the darkness? What are you willing to stand up for? What really matters to you? What is worth putting yourself on the line for? When we take the time to examine these questions, we get more clarity and possibly more self-awareness.
I believe we are all struggling to define ourselves in a world that doesn’t always accept us for who we are. So, asking ourselves, what do I really want, and if what shows up is not what you really want, asking it again and again until there are clarity and growth. It is time to awaken our consciousness and move in the direction of the light to accomplish what you say you want.
Meg’s brother Charles Wallace, portrays a child who seems to have a direct line to the essences of things. He was the “role model” for being open to the unknown. He was the one who saw the three wise guardians Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which first. So, we use the analogy that he was more in touch with the divine. Ask yourself, how in touch with the divine are you? The divine is the light (love). When we are in touch with the light, we can be the light.
In the movie, the father asks in one of his lectures before his disappearance, what if we are here for a reason? What if we are part of something truly divine? Something to contemplate, how are you going to use your light? You have a limited time on this earth to use your light, how are you going to use it? How are you going to impact your life and the lives of others?
So, I leave you to ponder these questions and if you need any assistance or coaching, please feel free to reach out.
Here’s to love and light!