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The Institute of Light presents ‘The Shift’

By Heidi Moller
Special to The PREVIEW

“The Shift” is a compelling portrait of three modern lives in need of new direction and new meaning.

In his first-ever movie (written by Kristen Lazarian and directed by Michael Goorjian), Wayne Dyer explores the spiritual journey in the second half of life when we long to find the purpose that is our unique contribution to the world.

The powerful shift from the ego constructs we are taught early in life by parents and society, which promote an emphasis on achievement and accumulation, are shown in contrast to a life of meaning, focused on serving and giving back.

Filmed on coastal California’s spectacular Monterey Peninsula, “The Shift” captures every person’s mid-life longing for a more purposeful, soul-directed life.

“Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie.” — Carl Gustav Jung.

“The Shift” explores the intertwined lives of an overachieving businessman, a mother of two young children seeking her own expression in the world, and a film director trying to make a name for himself .

There comes a point in life, Dyer believes, at which we make a shift and begin to realize that ambition isn’t getting us anywhere. “The Shift” not only inspires, but also teaches us how to find the path to our spiritual purpose and therefore our greatest joy.

The film will be shown at 6:45 p.m. March 27 at the Institute of Light, 475 Lewis St. No. 218 (above Bear Creek Grill).

For more information, contact Heidi Moller at 731-0851.

This story was posted on March 21, 2013.