Tales of Everyday Magic – My greatest teacher
Everyday magic, what is it? Anytime you use the word “magic”, peoples antennae goes up, but to me Magic is more than just woo woo, it is seeing the divine fabric woven through every experience in our life. When my friends at Hay House asked if I would like to watch this amazing movie, “My Greatest Teacher” (which is part of a series of films entitled “Tales of Everyday Magic”) I said Yes!
So on fathers day, after spending the day with my pops walking the coast in Laguna Beach, I sat down and pressed play. As the story began to unfold I found myself transfixed. The characters, so real, so raw, touched my heart. The story is about the repercussions that can happen when a father leaves a family with young children – as was in the case of the now grown son of a man who left his family. In this case it was probably a good thing, the father in the story had a severe drinking problem and would have probably been a worse father if he had stayed than if he had gone, but either way – his departure left a hole in the heart of this young boy who grew to be a father as well.
As the story evolves I felt both frustrated with the character and compassionate as well. I saw the heartbreak in his sons face when he took his frustrations out on his child, frustrations born of an unhealed wound. But then something happens, he begins to search for his father and for an answer, and eventually he finds the answer within himself. In that moment we see the healing of the character that we become so invested in. The understanding changes his entire life. He speaks to people from his heart, a place that was too painful to speak from before. He acts in an inspired way and seems to calm to his anger. If you have an hour, I highly recommend spending it with this film. I found myself wondering if this in fact was Wayne Dyers own story. Either way, it brought to the surface old pains of never knowing my own birth father, and the search I felt compelled to begin that never produced a tangible result, and with that, it brought a deeper level of understanding that our greatest pain can also be our greatest teacher. <3
To watch this beautiful film follow the link below: