Just finished this movie written and directed by Luc Besson. I went for the action and CGI but was amazed to experience the emotion he was trying to convey. The previews were "tasty" to movie goers looking for car chasing, guns, drugs and human blood. Weaved into the scenes was this recurring theme of enlightenment. Watching this made me feel validated on my search for deeper healing/medicine with some of our modern day sages (Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, Herb Benson). I had been on a journey to quench a thirst that the standard 200 year old texts we use for learning health are not the answer to understanding the healing power of inherent human energy. This energy is replicated and passed on via DNA in efforts to improve the vessel that is doing the passing. If the vessel evolves, the universe benefits from the improvement in energy shared. When the universe benefits, the vessel is supported to "do more". A win win scenario to this existence.
First scene was bloody involving Asians underworld and drugs. Innocent American thrown into a frenzy of killing and contra ban-typical opening action movie. The twist is when a man made substance used to bring a depressed society (with rotten teeth and poor health) into a few seconds of high/happiness- actually unlocks the path to the ultimate existing in infinite bliss. The rest of the movie was a roller coaster used to carry viewers to the directors message of universality. The reason most dont experience it- we have not learned to apply the true power of the mind. Humans have just created a scaffolding of science and math to help teach knowledge and intelligence. The problem is when the vessel passing on the information cant continue to grow/evolve due to the limits of the language the vessel created.
Knowledge is empowering, teaching is fulfilling. I think we get too bogged down by the concept that we are all individuals and "I have a better concept" instead of "how can I can help". We are hardwired to be heard, to be acknowledged, to feel good about being part of something (contribute). This built-in message in our individual DNA proves we are all connected. Ultimately we are all vessels built by a universe to contribute to its constantly flowing energy. I believe society has destroyed this message of wanting to be acknowledged (to be liked on facebook). The social media has taken us away from the beauty in finding our strengths and purpose in life and instead has cultivated the urgency of going for the fast reward of posting or creating what ever gets people to say WHOA!!! Creating what is in your heart takes effort and energy. Shooting a gun, crashing a car, stealing is has high shock value but doesn't chisel out the reward that is hidden in the bolder of a sculpture, in the paint brush of an artist or the soil of a gardener. Our modern use of the internet has united a world separated by continents but has also stagnated growing artists healers and nurturers.
The proof to my contemplating: in listening to the moviegoers discuss what they just watched, I heard one gentleman saying to his younger texting companion: "if you get uncomfortable with the emotion the director is trying to convey and go straight the your smart phone to feel comfortable again.....you will just have to start all over again in building up an emotional level the actor/story teller is trying to bring you to." I liken it to computer games and ADD- if young people are constantly bombarded by speed, sound, visual experiences that demand focused attention, it will be hard to "unplug" and experience the true rewarding power of nature/the universe/existence. That part of the brain that is getting the the stimulation programed into a computer code is small compared to the part of the brain responsible for creation, happiness, love. Thing is, the computer programmer has found a way to deliver the "caffeine rush" to the fight or flight brain-parts that bypasses traditional "unlocking" of the reward system built in our DNA. If given a choice to effortlessly get a caffeine rush vs read, learn, interpret, create....most people will choose the proverbial apple in the garden.
The point I was able to arrive at with Lucy: when we only go for the apple in the garden, we don't learn to utilize the massive gift created by the universe. The vessel we exist in may have evolved from homosapien to modern day Prada wearing creatures of plastic surgery and hormones but our minds are still functioning at a little higher than cave man status. Bottom line with Luc Besson's creation; it delivers the visual reward for Hollywood but also has the hidden lesson that we are all interconnected not only to each other but to nature/the universe. "I am everywhere" (I give it 2 thumbs up)