Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those who have died in our nation's service. Regardless of what our opinions are about war, one fact remains: There are thousands of people who survive who are in great need of healing. Some of them never even leave U.S. soil. Most of us can never imagine what these men and women have gone through -- whether they were here caring for those returning, or those who left and never really came back as the same soul they once were. They haven't died in the physical sense as this Memorial Day asks us to remember, but another part of them has. It is a part they and their caregivers may spend a lifetime trying to heal: their spirit.
So it is remembrance of the war-torn spirit and the will to heal it that I share with you an excerpt from Sacred Earth by Emmy award-winning director Jan Nickman. Madigan Army Hospital, one of the largest military hospitals in the nation, recently requested several DVDs of the film to help alleviate stress in patients and staff. We have just received word that they screened Sacred Earth for a few soldiers and the preliminary feedback is so positive, the film is now under consideration to be incorporated into a treatment program. We are honored to have our films considered by Madigan Army Hospital and dedicate this week's Films for Your Soul excerpt to the healing of the war-torn spirit. You are in our hearts and we hope you will always remember:
"There is an exquisite beauty to life thriving in adverse circumstances. In the harshest of environments it refuses to yield. It uses whatever clever and extreme measures necessary to exist, to flourish, no matter what. And in that ultimate challenge, each tiny success is a marvel... proof that mediocrity does not exist in nature." -- Chapter III, "Living Temples," Sacred Earth movie
To enhance your viewing experience: Find a quiet moment to fully immerse yourself without interruption. Expand to "full screen," HD 720p and use quality speakers or stereo headphones.
"Living Temples" is a chapter from Sacred Earth by Emmy award-winning director Jan Nickman, featuring spoken word by Academy award-winning actress Linda Hunt and music by Grammy-nominated composer David Lanz. It is just one of the inspirations to be found in the film Sacred Earth. A year in the making, it is part of a revolutionary new Wellness Experience™ film series that turns your TV, computer or mobile device into a virtual wellness center at the push of a button -- the "play" button. Each week, here in the GPS for the Soul section, I will share another excerpt from Sacred Earth and Echoes of Creation, two of the Wellness Experience™ films that health and wellness experts are calling "a transcendent healing experience."
From ancient forests of Alaska to sacred lands of the American Southwest, each video excerpt will give you an entirely different experience of wellness from the next. Stress-melting, heart-soaring and soul-stirring experiences to places in which by simply being there, you are changed.
The full version of Sacred Earth is designed for repeated play for years of enjoyment and is available as a streaming rental or download-to-own. The DVD and Blu-ray disc versions are also available at Sacred Earth Pictures and offer a "With or Without Spoken Word" option, Special Features and an optional '"Continuous Play" loop setting.
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