Metaphysical Reviews

Practice Practice

When I was a boy, my parents used to enjoy a comedian named Ronnie Graham. One of his jokes was, “The other day a cat came up to me and said, ‘How do I get to Carnegie Hall?’ and I said ‘Practice, man, practice.’ This other cat came up to me and said, ‘Meow.’ He was a real cat.”

We talk a lot in our movement about spiritual practices. But why do we practice?

Ernest Holmes said that a central concept of our movement is “Perfect God, perfect man, perfect being.” Jesus tells us, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.”

But unfolding the perfection that we are takes practice. Holmes tells us that “one of the great difficulties of the new order of thought is that we are likely to indulge in too much theory and too little practice.”

This teaching is a spiritual practice, and it requires practice, to learn and unlearn and relearn, but the greatest thing about this teaching is that it is an internal classroom, augmented by what’s happening on the outside. The mirror of the external is always pointing at something within. As above, so below; as within, so without. As Yogi Berra might have put it if he were a metaphysician, “Out there is all in here.”

We are continually unfolding the perfection of who we are in God. We continually expand our awareness of all the good that God has for us. Our spiritual practices of scientific prayer, positive affirmations, and meditation, among others, help us to do this.

Suppose you want to play the piano or be a ballplayer or whatever you are called to do. How do you go about it? First, you know that in God, it is done. As Richard Bach tells us in Jonathan Livingston Seagull, “Begin by knowing that you have already arrived.” But then you have to learn it by doing it.

Often in New Thought, we say that it’s about being, not doing. That’s true. But it’s by doing that we unfold the Truth of our Being. To quote the late, great baseball executive Branch Rickey (who brought Jackie Robinson to the major leagues and integrated baseball), “There is no substitute for experience.”

Ernest Holmes says, “There is only a certain amount that can be taught; the rest must be learned through the doing. Every man must discover God in his own way, but always within himself.” That is the practice of our perfection. We do it because we are it, and we do it so we may more fully be it. We keep doing it until we embody it.

How do we do this? What kind of practice will help us to express the purpose for which we are here?

In A Course in Miracles, it says, “In your practice, try to give over every plan you have for finding magnitude in littleness. It is not there.” We must practice our greatness, practice with the vision of what we must do, what we must be, in mind, and release any obstacles that may block that expression. That is the way to richer living.

This principle is talked about in Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Jonathan’s prime pupil, Fletcher, has just flown into a rock, making his transition to the next world. Jonathan brings him back to continue working with the flock and they attack him. Bach narrates:

“Would you feel better if we left, Fletcher,” asked Jonathan.

“I certainly wouldn’t object too much if we did…”

Instantly, they stood together a half-mile away, and the flashing beaks of the mob closed on empty air.

“Why is it,” Jonathan puzzled, “that the hardest thing in the world is to convince a bird that he is free, and that he can prove it for himself if he’d just spend a little time practicing? Why should that be so hard?”

In Illusions, Bach talks about choosing a different future and even a different past. This is a great example of the power of thought. His character, Richard, says to his friend Donald Shimoda, “I don’t know how I can learn this stuff.”

Shimoda answers, “Practice. A little theory and a lot of practice.” He seems to be saying the same thing that Holmes said. Shimoda goes on to tell us, “Believe you’re a master and you are.” Mastering life is all in the practice.

Several years ago, I was in a class where someone asked, “If treatment works, why do we have to move our feet?” Many people tried to explain it to him, but it was my wife’s observation that finally turned the light on. “You can treat all you want to win the lottery, but you still have to buy a ticket.”

So where does this leave us?

A former minister at [Celebration Center], Reverend Noel McInnis, used to say that “practice doesn’t make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect.” Rev. Bernette Jones says, “Practice doesn’t make perfect; practice makes automatic.”

Both of these statements resonate truth. Where they come together is a place of great wisdom: We practice our perfection until our perfection is automatic. And by doing so, we live the fulfilling life that God intended us to live.


Dialogues des Carmelites — Devotion, Safety, Courage

Today Suzanne and I did one of our favorite things. We went to see the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. It’s an experience we enjoy sharing with a viewing audience in 70 countries around the world. (Having Renee Fleming as the host was a little extra treat.)

Today’s opera was Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites, starring the wonderful Isabel Leonard. It is set during the French Revolution. The main character, Blanche de la Force (Leonard), is the daughter of a Marquis. She feels unsafe and fearful, so she decides to join a Carmelite convent, where she becomes Sister Blanche of the Agony of Christ. She is warned by the prioress, Madame de Croissy (Karita Mattila), that the convent is not a refuge, but a house of prayer (reminiscent of The Sound of Music), and the prioress tells Blanche that even the prayer of the little shepherd is important because it is the prayer of humanity. It comes from the heart.

Blanche meets another novitiate, Sister Constance (brilliantly sung by Erin Morley), who predicts that the two of them will die young, and on the same day. The prioress dies, and Constance wonders why she had such a painful death. She says that perhaps it will enable someone else to be surprised at having an easy death. Madame Lidoine is appointed the new prioress.

Blanche’s brother arrives, tells her that their father is dying and he’s leaving the country, and urges her to return home, but Blanche remains with her sisters.

Soon the forces of the Revolution arrive with an order to expel the nuns from the convent. (I am struck by how tyrannical regimes, from the French Revolution to Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union to Communist China are consistently and violently hostile to religious orders and people of faith. I think that this is because they are in as much or more fear of their people as the people are of them.) Before they leave, the sisters take a vow of martyrdom. Blanche runs away and is forced to work as a servant in her father’s mansion. One of the elders, Mother Marie, arrives to take Blanche back to the sisters.

The sisters are in prison. They are read their death sentences. Constance says that Blanche will return. The Carmelite sisters are brought to the guillotine, and they march to their deaths one by one, still singing. Finally, no one is left but Constance, who falls down in apparent terror. Suddenly, Blanche steps out of the crowd and follows her sisters to the guillotine.

Dialogues des Carmelites can show us many things. We feel the power of surrender, the power of devotion in the face of the worst adversity. Blanche, the prioress, and others face fear and move through it. And we see the courage of the sisters as they are condemned for their faith. There is much in this opera that can inspire and uplift, and it all takes place to some lovely music.

If you get a chance to see Dialogues des Carmelites, it is a very powerful experience. There will be an encore showing this Wednesday night at 6:30. You will enjoy it, learn from it, and be inspired by it. I would recommend going.

Christopher Robin: Remembering Joy, Learning to Stay Young at Heart

“I get where I’m going by walking away from where I was.” – Winnie the Pooh

When I was a boy, one of my favorite books to have read to me was Winnie the Pooh. The House at Pooh Corner was also a favorite (Suzanne’s too.) So of course, when we saw advertisements for the new movie Christopher Robin, we had to go. Today (my favorite day, too, Pooh), Suzanne and I went to see the movie, just a few days after the birthday of the real Christopher Robin. It is a delightful, sweet movie that you will enjoy.

As the movie begins, Christopher Robin is being sent off to boarding school, meaning he will no longer be there to play with his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga, and Roo throw him a bittersweet going-away party.

We then see some exposition, beginning with printed pages as you would see in the Pooh books. Christopher Robin grows up, meets and marries an architect named Evelyn, and they have a daughter named Madeline. Although he loves his wife and daughter, they see little of him, as he has a very demanding job at Winslow Luggage.

The luggage company is having problems and they need to cut expenses by 20 percent. Christopher Robin is assigned the task, causing him to miss a country weekend with Evelyn and Madeline. He stays home in London while they go to Sussex.

In the Hundred Acre Wood, Pooh is looking for his friends. Unable to find them, he goes into Christopher Robin’s house, because Christopher Robin always knew how to find them. When he comes out the other door, he is in London. While Pooh is sleeping on a bench, Christopher Robin sits down on the other one. Pooh immediately recognizes him.

Christopher Robin takes Pooh home, but then escorts him back to the Hundred Acre Wood, working on the project the entire time. Pooh is concerned about his old friend. At the station, Pooh insists on a red balloon. Christopher Robin is happy to be there, but knows he has to get back to London for work. He is not the young Christopher Robin that Pooh knew.

Eeyore, Piglet, and the rest are hanging onto a log in fear of a Heffalump. Meanwhile, work is getting away from Christopher Robin. He falls asleep, and when he wakes up, he realizes he has to get back to London immediately for the meeting on how to cut expenses. In his rush, he forgets some important papers. Pooh’s red balloon gets away from him.

Madeline is out playing tennis with a red balloon she found when she hears noises. Pooh and his friends emerge. They join Madeline on an “expetition” to London to get Christopher Robin’s papers back to him. Eventually, Christopher Robin finds a creative solution to the company’s situation that solves their financial problems without having to lay off anyone. He and Evelyn and Madeline take some time in the country, spent with some very good old friends.

This sweet movie has a lot of useful lessons. Never neglect what you love, whether it’s the people in your life or an old stuffed bear. That is the most important thing in your life. Never neglect the child within. As Jesus told us, be like a child. As the old Frank Sinatra song says, “Fairy tales can come true. It can happen to you, if you’re young at heart.”

At one point, Pooh (as usual) describes himself as “a bear of very little brain.” Christopher Robin tells him that he is “a bear of very big heart.” Always pay attention to the heart. Relying only on the brain will lead to a less fruitful life than we could be living. Don’t get so absorbed in responsibility that there is no time for play. Play is spiritual. It’s in the moment. And it’s refreshing, so we can meet our responsibilities more effectively.

Always, always, always remember the joy. And always be prepared for an “expetition.”

You will enjoy this wonderful movie. You’ll smile, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but most of all, you’ll have a wonderful time. Even when you’re dealing with Eeyore.

Cendrillon: Love, Magic, Passion, and a Dream

Tonight, Suzanne and I saw the encore presentation of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD production of Cendrillon. Cendrillon is Jules Massenet’s take on the Cinderella story. A few years ago, the Met presented Rossini’s version, entitled La Cenerentola, which I have reviewed at

We all know the Cinderella story, the story of the girl who is treated as a maid by her mean stepmother, made to do all the dirty work, dreams of going to the ball, is granted her wish by her Fairy Godmother, meets the prince, falls in love, leaves her glass slipper behind, is found by the prince by means of the slipper, and becomes his princess. It’s one of the world’s favorite fairy tales.

Add to it Massenet’s gorgeous music, and you have a masterpiece – one that is making its debut at the Met, with a wonderful cast including Joyce DiDonato as Cendrillon, Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Stephanie Blythe as the stepmother, Laurent Naouri as the father Pandolphe, and Kathleen Kim having a wonderful romp as the Fairy Godmother.

There were a few points in this presentation of the familiar tale that struck me. Early on, as Cendrillon (Cinderella) is wishing she could go to the ball instead of having to stay home and do these chores, she observes that “there is joy in doing what must be done.” A profound observation. It is important to have a dream, but it is always worthwhile to see the joy in the mundane. See the joy in what is right in front of you.

All the women at the ball are wearing red, but her Fairy Godmother sends Cendrillon in a gorgeous white gown that suggests a wedding gown. She and the prince immediately fall in love. When the prince asks her name, she says she is the unknown. Is this perhaps a reminder to embrace the unknown lovingly?

Here is a dream Cendrillon was passionate about – the dream of going to the ball. And it happens, as do other dreams later in the story. I was struck by the idea of being passionate about your dream. It is the dream we follow with passion that manifests. She dreamed it and invested “fire” into it (to use Ernest Holmes’s term), and she got it. It takes that energy to make it happen.

We all know that when she leaves the ball, she loses the famous glass slipper (which was invested with the magical power to make her unrecognizable to her stepmother and stepsisters.) Whether it’s the Brothers Grimm, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Disney, Rossini, or Massenet, this is presented as an almost accidental effect of having to rush out of the ball because midnight is striking.

Is it? Or did she subconsciously leave it for the prince to find her? How else will he find a servant girl like Cendrillon? The job of the subconscious, after all, is to produce what you ask for. What Cendrillon really wants is the love of the prince. And while we are always choosing, not all the choices we make are conscious. Many are not. Instead of losing her glass slipper in a rush, could Cinderella have made a subconscious choice to leave it there as a means to produce what she dreamed of? I’ve often wondered about that.

But that dream seems so far off as to be unachievable. Cendrillon has to remind herself to let it go. By letting it go, letting go of the attachment to the outcome, she opens the way for her dream to come true.

There is a wonderful scene in the forest, where the Fairy Godmother has arranged for Cendrillon and Prince Charming to meet, but not to see each other. They profess their love, she tells him her name, and the Fairy Godmother tells them to love each other because time is brief and to believe in their dream.

When she returns to the house, Cendrillon’s father persuades her that it was just a dream, but she overhears her sisters talking about the prince having called princesses from far and wide to try on the glass slipper, and she knows that her dream was real. She calls her Fairy Godmother, who sends her again to the palace, again resplendent in her gorgeous white gown. Of course, the slipper fits her and she becomes a princess. Dream realized.

I loved Cendrillon. The music is gorgeous and the story conveys several important messages. If you ever get to see a production of this opera, put it on your list.

A Wrinkle in Time: Physics, Metaphysics, The Power of Love, The Power of Mind

Yesterday Suzanne and I went to see A Wrinkle in Time. What an interesting movie! It’s based on the “un-adaptable” 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle, which is still in print.

Meg Murray (Storm Reid) is a thirteen year old girl. Her parents (Chris Pine and Gugu Mbatha-Raw) are brilliant physicists who have been working on an astrophysical theory of tesseracts, which can wrinkle time and let one travel across the Universe. While exploring this theory, Meg’s father disappeared. It has been four years, and Meg is going through all the normal problems of adolescence. But she wants to find her father.

Meg’s younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), who is always referred to by both names for some reason, has made contact with a powerful entity known as Mrs. Whatsit, engagingly played by Reese Witherspoon. Mrs. Whatsit confirms that tesseracts are real and that Mr. Murry has “tessered” to a faraway part of the Universe. She suggests that Meg and Charles Wallace can find their father.

They encounter two others, the quote-spouting Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) and the eldest of the group, Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey.) The three reveal themselves to be astral beings and they lead Meg, Charles Wallace, and Meg’s friend Calvin (who has a crush on Meg) to find Mr. Murry. Calvin has issues with his own father, so he looks forward to the adventure.

Along the way, they encounter such entities as the Happy Medium (Zach Galifianakis.) It is revealed that their father has been captured by the It, an “evil” entity that, as Mrs. Which explains, “represents all of the greed, anger, pride, selfishness, and low self-esteem in the world.” It lives on a planet named Camazotz, which is where Mr. Murry is being held.

Meg’s determination to find her dad lands them all on Camazotz, where the Mrs. depart, saying that the energy of the It is diminishing their light. Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin are left to find Mr. Murry. But some strange things happen to Charles Wallace along the way, which only dissipate due to the persistent love of Meg.

Do they return to Earth? Is all well that ends well? How will the adventure end? For that, you’ll have to see the movie.

What do we learn from A Wrinkle in Time? Well, for one thing, the power of love to overcome the appearance of evil. Love is the most powerful force in the Universe.

For another thing, we learn of the power of a determined mind. The travelers land on Camazotz due to Meg’s insistence on finding her father. And it is by the force of her determination that they move through all the obstacles and traps the It sets up for them. A Wrinkle in Time reminds us of the power of mind.

And we have to walk through the storms, through the obstacles, through the traps, if we’re to achieve what we set out to achieve. We must be willing to face the It in our lives and keep on going. We must do what we are here to do, regardless of what it takes. We do so through the power of Love.

All in all, quite a fable for our times. We really enjoyed the movie and I would recommend seeing it. It’s an enjoyable couple of hours and you’ll feel quite inspired when you leave the theater.

The Greatest Showman: Finding the Dignity in Everything

Readers of this space know of my love for musicals. The Greatest Showman is a musical story of the life of P.T. Barnum. It is a different work from the Broadway musical Barnum. I enjoyed both.

The film tracks Barnum from his unsuccessful ventures through the establishment of his circus. (It makes you wish he were here to revive his circus, which is now out of business.) he recruits all kinds of freak acts and makes stars of them. This meets with great objections from the “proper” members of the community.

Eventually, Barnum brings jenny Lind to America and becomes the toast of society, but he has to return to his circus. Ultimately, he leaves his circus for his family.

By today’s standards, one might argue that Barnum is exploiting these performers, but they sing a song of gratitude to him for treating them like humans instead of freaks. It’s quite moving.

Can we treat people like people with dignity, no matter how they show up in our lives?

I recommend this movie.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Force, Power, Choice

A while ago, Suzanne and I saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It’s an excellent movie. It continues the saga from where The Force Awakens left off.

You may recall that the prior film ended with Rey handing Luke his light saber. Now, she requests that he train her as a Jedi, but he refuses, saying it’s time for the Jedi to end. Eventually, Rey’s persistence wins the day.

While she is training, she is connected in mind to Kylo Ren. They begin talking. Rey goes to meet the Supreme Leader. Kylo Ren reports that “the Force is strong with that one.”

Eventually, Luke projects himself holographically and stops an attack on a rebel base (which has Leia and Rey, along with Poe Dameron, Fin, and others present.)

At one point in Rey’s training, Luke asks her what the Force is. She says it’s something the Jedi use. Luke corrects her and tells her that is everywhere, in and around all.

That may be the key point of The Last Jedi. The Force is in and around all, it can be used for good or evil, and we get to choose. Sounds very New Thougth to me.

We enjoyed this movie. If you can catch it, do. As Yoda would say, “Like it you will.”

The Star: Following Something Bigger

Recently we went to see The Star. It’s a retelling of the Nativity story from the perspective of the animals. While faithful to the mainstream Christian telling of the story, it puts a humorous spin on the familiar story, attempting to make it lighthearted.

The movie starts at “Nine months B.C.” It shows an angel telling Mary that she is to bear a child. The message is overheard by a mouse named Abby. Abby attempts to tell the other animals what is happening.

Meanwhile, we see a pair of mill donkeys, one younger and one older, chained to a wheel, going around and around, milling. The younger one dreams of escaping to join the Royal Caravan. He feels that is important, and he does not feel that milling is an important use of his life.

When he finally escapes, he injures an ankle. He is treated by a woman who names him Boaz (Bo, for short.) That woman is Mary. In spite of Mary’s kindness, Bo and his friend Dave (a dove) plan to escape to join the caravan. Eventually, the call goes out for the census and Mary and Joseph depart for Bethlehem, leaving Bo and Dave behind.

At the same time, the Three Wise Men arrive at Herod’s palace with their donkeys, Felix, Cyrus, and Deborah, who are keeping a running commentary on the proceedings. They talk of the new King. Herod determines to find the child and have him killed. He sends one of his most vicious warriors, accompanied by two bad dogs named Rufus and Thaddeus. They have interrogated Abby, so they know where to look. Bo and Dave realize that Mary and Joseph are in danger.

On their way to warn Mary and Joseph, they encounter a sheep named Ruth who is following the star that has been seen in the sky. The three of them set off to save Mary and Joseph and the child, and complications ensue. At one point, the group breaks up. Bo has a critical choice to make.

Eventually, they reconnect and they cross paths with the Wise Men. Mary and Joseph are saved, and their baby, Jesus, is born in a manger, surrounded by the Wise Men and their donkeys, Bo and Dave, Ruth and her flock, and others.

The movie gets there by way of some wonderfully silly humor. You’ll enjoy it.

There are a couple of takeaways for me from The Star. First, there are several situations in which characters find the need for forgiveness and receive it. It reminds us to forgive, even when we find it difficult.

But the more important takeaway, for me, is that sometimes when you’re pursuing what you think you’re supposed to do, what you think is important, something bigger takes hold of you. When it does, you need to follow it.

The characters in The Star are “following yonder star”, which is leading them to the birthplace of Jesus. What is your star? Are you willing to dedicate everything you have to following that, wherever it may lead you? That is your life’s work. That is what you’re here to do. Let it take hold of you and follow where it leads.

And enjoy the movie.

Leap! – The Power of a Dream

In the 1975 Broadway musical A Chorus Line, there is a scene where one of the main characters, Cassie, is asked by the director why she is still trying out for the chorus when she has been a lead. She answers tellingly, “I’m a dancer. A dancer dances.”

Felicie, the heroine of Leap!, would understand. Felicie is an orphan in an orphanage in Brittany in nineteenth-century France. The only thing she has left from her mother is a beautiful music box with a ballerina dancing in it. She dreams of escaping the orphanage and becoming a great ballerina. Her best friend Victor also dreams of escaping the orphanage. He dreams of becoming a great inventor.

Victor rigs up a device to fly away from the orphanage. It doesn’t quite work, but it lands them in a truck headed to Paris for a farmer’s market. Upon their arrival in Paris, Felicie and Victor get split up, but they stay in touch and help support each other as they navigate their way through their new situations and towards their dream.

Felicie wanders into the Academie National des Artes, where she sees a great ballerina before getting mistaken for a thief and nearly arrested. This simply reminds Felicie of her dream of becoming a great ballerina. Meanwhile, she winds up getting attached to a cleaning lady with a cane.

Victor, meanwhile, has hooked on as an apprentice to a sculptor who is making a large statue to send to America. While at work, he continues to work on his wings.

After a lot of training and hard work, Felicie winds up competing against the daughter of a very wealthy patron of the arts for the privilege of playing Clara in a production of The Nutcracker. Both are asked why they dance. Felicie answers that she dances because it’s what she has wanted to do since she was a little girl; it’s how she expresses herself. It’s her dream.

A confrontation ensues with the other girl’s mother, who is determined that her daughter must have the part. Eventually, she is saved by Victor’s flying wings. His invention is working!

Leap! is about dreams. It’s about pursuing your dream at all costs, about surrendering and working to achieve that which is yours to do, about following that which drives you, no matter what it takes to get there.

Leap! is sweet, fun, adventuresome, and inspiring. You will not regret spending a little while in this world. I highly recommend it. Inspire yourself and go see Leap!

Hidden Figures – The Power of Dreams and Visions

Suzanne and I saw Hidden Figures recently.  It’s an excellent, well-crafted movie about the successes of three black women in the pre-integration South.  The all-star cast includes Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, and Kirsten Dunst.

Hidden Figures is based on the true stories of Katherine Goble, later Katherine G. Johnson (Henson), Mary Jackson (Monae), and Dorothy Vaughn (Spencer), who were instrumental in the early days of the space program.  When we meet them, they are driving to work at NASA Langley in the Norfolk area, in 1961.  Their car breaks down and a policeman comes by.  Eventually, they manage to get the car fixed and be on their way.

The women are working in the “colored” computing section in the East building on the Langley campus.  They aspire to bigger and better.  Dorothy is the supervisor, but does not have a supervisor’s title or pay.  Instead, that title belongs to Vivian Mitchell, a white woman (Dunst.)

We watch the three women as they move in their careers.  Katherine is assigned to an all-white, all-male computing unit where she is supposed to be checking the other employees’ calculations.  Instead, she figures out the launch angles needed to ensure John Glenn (well played by Glen Powell) gets in orbit and home again – especially when his mission has to be cut short.  In a meeting, Glenn specifically requests her to check calculations.  Mary goes to court to get permission to take engineering classes at an all-white school.  Gloria borrows a FORTRAN book (“FORTRAN is the wave of the future”)  from the “white” section of the library and reads it, then winds up working on programming the new IBM mainframe computer.

At one point, Katherine’s boss, Al (Costner), tells her that there is more to going to the Moon than simply mathematics.  You have to believe it.  Later, he asks her why she disappears a couple of times a day for 40 minutes at a time.  Katherine explains that she has to run all the way across the campus back to the East building because that’s where the “colored” bathrooms are.  Al takes down the “white” and “colored” sign and announces that “we all pee the same color.”  At the sloe of the movie, after Katherine’s calculations bring Glenn safely home, Al asks her “Katherine, do you think we can get to the Moon?”  She responds, “We’re already there, Sir.”

The real Katherine Johnson is still alive, 98 years old.  Today, there is a Katherine G. Johnson Building at NASA Langley.

There are a number of metaphysical themes in this movie.  Obviously, unity is a theme in the removal of the color distinctions for the bathrooms.  (History records that the cafeteria remained segregated for a while.)  Reaching for a dream is central to New Thought.  As Oscar Hammerstein asked, “If you don’t have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true?”

All three women are doing that.  Mary’s dream is to be an engineer.  Gloria learns programming and becomes essential to the operations there, with several people working under her, including her former supervisor.  And of course, Katherine’s exchange with Al at the very end of the movie shows the power of having a vision.  “We’re already there.”

This is a well done movie that won several Golden Globe awards and is nominated for a number of Oscars, including Best Picture.  It’s inspiring and well done.  I think you’ll enjoy it.  This is definitely a movie worth seeing.