“Infinity: The Ultimate Trip” (2009). Featured experts: Neale Donald Walsch (www.nealedonaldwalsch.com), Gregg Braden (www.greggbraden.com), Dannion Brinkley (www.dannion.com), Alberto Villoldo (www.thefourwinds.com), John Holland (www.johnholland.com), Stanislav Grof (www.stanislavgrof.com), Robert Thurman (www.bobthurman.com), Brian Weiss (www.brianweiss.com), Dzogchen Ponlop (www.nalandabodhi.com), Renate Dollinger (www.renatedollingerart.com). Director: Jay Weidner. Concept: Alberto Villoldo and Jay Weidner. www.sacredmysteries.com
All of us have undoubtedly wondered what lies beyond the end of this life. Is it a journey to a realm of eternal bliss? A trek into our worst fears realized? An adventure that fulfills our wildest dreams? Or is it something else entirely, combining all, some or none of the foregoing? These are among some of the questions explored in the engaging documentary, “Infinity: The Ultimate Trip,” now available on DVD.
Like many metaphysical documentaries released in recent years, “Infinity” features a panel of noted experts offering their views on the subject at hand, presented in monologue format. Their observations are intercut with stunningly beautiful photography, inventive visual effects and ethereal music to enhance the relevance of their ideas. And the result is a captivating exploration of the reality to be found beyond earthly existence.
Some of the speakers address afterlife issues from philosophical, metaphysical or scientific perspectives. Others discuss their ideas based on anecdotal experiences, such as NDEs (near death experiences) and meetings with spirit guides (both on the earthly plane and in the hereafter). Most of them address such concepts as life reviews and reincarnational explorations, experiences that allow the departed to see what lessons they’ve learned and what effects they’ve had on others, for better or worse. (Many are also quick to add that the deceased not only relive their life histories but also experience all the associated emotions—again, for better or worse—from the vantage point of those with whom they interacted in those lifetimes, a revelation that can be truly eye-opening for many souls.)
But regardless of the angle from which the experts approach the subject, nearly all of them agree on one important point that has tremendous implications for conscious creation/law of attraction practitioners: the time to prepare for the afterlife is while we’re still living, for the creations of this life and the beliefs that we carry over at the time of passage will have much influence on what transpires once we reach the other side. For example, expectations about what results after crossing over are likely to play out as anticipated. Moreover, our creations in this life will have considerable impact on what we experience during the aforementioned life review.
With that in mind, then, it would appear that conscious creation/law of attraction principles transcend the barrier between realities, something that we should all think about while shaping our beliefs, setting our intentions and manifesting our materializations, both during and at the end of our lives. That’s a notion that our ancestors, like the ancient Egyptians, knew quite well, but it’s a concept many contemporaries have forgotten. All of which makes it especially important for us to understand that now is the time to get things right.
So how, exactly, do we go about this? In large part it involves us developing a clear awareness of the immortal nature of the soul, realizing that leaving behind this life is little more than exchanging one set of external clothes for a new one, a process that many of us have likely done countless times before (even if we don’t recollect it during waking life). It also has to do with understanding the infinite nature of the afterlife, a reality in which all possibilities are at the ready, based on the choices we make. We can catch glimpses of this existence, such as in the dream state, where the prevailing limitless conditions mirror those of life on the other side. Bringing those experiences into everyday waking life—the act of “practicing infinity,” as author Neale Donald Walsch puts it in the film—goes a long way toward helping us to prepare for that ultimate journey.
What that all enables in the end is the ability to step out of a world restricted by such earthly limitations as time. Moving into a world of timelessness, where we’re no longer restricted by temporal constraints, opens up worlds of possibilities we had never before dreamed. This is especially relevant these days, given the increased attention being paid to the prophecies of indigenous cultures, such as the Mayans, whose legends have been interpreted by some to mean that we’re on the brink of just such a breakthrough, the dawning of a new expression of consciousness and the beginning of a new era for mankind. Now that’s a trip.
Director Jay Weidner has created a remarkably thoughtful and visually engrossing piece of film making. The monologues are mesmerizing, and the gorgeous cinematography is a sight to see, especially its brilliantly colorful kaleidoscopic graphics. It’s likely to move you in ways you hadn’t imagined going in. Admittedly, the editing is a bit choppy at the outset, but once all of the speakers and their areas of expertise are introduced, the film flows beautifully, its narrative presented in a compellingly fascinating way.
The eternal frontier is a prospect that many of us have traditionally viewed with angst, doubt or skepticism. But such reactions need not hold sway over us, especially in light of the insights and reassurances offered in this film. “Infinity: The Ultimate Trip” shows us that life beyond life need not be feared but instead should be celebrated for the joyful and adventurous homecoming that it truly is.
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