“There are two wolves. One represents darkness, fear, despair…. the other, represents light, love and hope. When the two wolves fight, which one wins?
The one you feed.”
Tomorrowland is about imagination, adventure, and hope.
It’s the story of the future, and the present, and how our minds make a difference.
A future-predicting monitor in another dimension reveals our planet’s doom.
The world must be saved and we soon realize how we got into this in the first place, and how we can get out.
“What happens if it’s not just predicting the future, but broadcasting it? When I touch this thing, I felt for a few minutes that anything was possible, so why can’t the opposite happen?
What if the monitor is just a giant pin and instead of making you think positive, it makes you think negative?
It’s convincing the whole world to feed the wrong wolf.
We need to turn that thing off.”
It becomes clear that when our minds are focused on a potential outcome, the probability of that outcome increases.
As the heroes of the film present their solution to the leader (Hugh Laurie) for this other dimensional land, he shares that he already knows… and why his plan makes more sense.
“Let’s imagine if you could look into the future and were frightened by what you saw, who would you go to? Would you go to politicians, captains of industry? And how would you convince them? What facts do you have?
The only facts they care about and won’t challenge are the ones that keep the wheels greased and the money rolling in…. but what if there was a way of skipping the middle man, and putting the news directly into everyone’s head?
The probability of widespread annihilation went up, and the only way to stop it was to show it and scare people straight. Because what reasonable human being wouldn’t be galvanized by the potential of the depletion of everything they’ve ever known and loved?
To save civilization, I would show its collapse.
But how do you think this vision was received? How do you think people responded to the prospect of doom?
They gobbled it up like a chocolate eclair.
They didn’t fear their demise, they re-packaged it. It can be enjoyed as video games, and tv shows, movies, books, the entire world embraced the apocalypse and sprinted towards it with gleeful abandon.
Meanwhile, your earth was crumbling all around you. Bees and butterflies started to disappear. The coal mine canaries were dropping and you wouldn’t take the hint.
In every moment, there is the possibility of a better future but you people won’t believe it. And because you won’t believe it, you won’t do what is necessary to make it a reality.
So you dwell in this terrible future. You resign yourself to it. For one reason. Because that future doesn’t ask anything of you today.
So yes, we saw the ice burg and warned the Titanic. And you went full steam ahead. Do you know why? Because you want to sink. You have already given up. It’s not the monitor’s fault. It’s yours.”
You may suspect at this point I suggest turning off the news and media outlets. I do, but to be clear, this speaks to the point that bad news sells.
We can feel more comfortable with bad news because it’s safe… predictable… gives us an opportunity to “prepare” and sit cozily in our subconscious not-enoughness.
Perhaps it’s not that we don’t believe in a better world, it’s just that feel as though we haven’t seen it.
So we must believe, even if we haven’t seen.
That’s what creation is. Having an idea that hasn’t been before, and bringing it into the physical.
So what’s being asked of us, is to do that with our world.
Dream big… and do our part to bring it to light.
And recognize the signs we see every day that boost our belief in this world. We experience love and light and inspiration every day, and by focusing on these things, it strengthens our belief in a better world we are creating.
The reason the negative news media is so detrimental to our existence is because it’s convincing us to feed the wrong wolf.
It’s infiltrated our computers and our phones. It’s become accessible to us at all times. As the ego would be, it strives to “protect us”… give us information as to inform us… in the name of preparation.
What it’s really doing is keeping us from moving towards a better world.
But what about reality, Nikki… are you saying that we shouldn’t accept reality?
I believe we can recognize something that is, without embracing its probability for a similar outcome.
We can have hope.
That just because what is, doesn’t mean what always will be.
That every moment we have the opportunity to course correct… the future is made up of possible outcomes… and depending upon what our beliefs are today, potential outcomes are determined.
“Look for the dreamers. The ones who haven’t given up hope.”
With a mustard seed of belief, we will be shown and we will be ready. We have to believe before we see so that once we see, we will know what to do.
Have a beautiful week.