Lessons in Wonder Woman

wecanLast week was filled with many head scratching moments. I came pretty close to deactivating all of my social media accounts as I became a target for drama. One of which was what I thought was a harmless question about a large snapping turtle we found in our yard. It turned into people telling me to move out of the neighborhood and one person saying they didn’t want a psychic living anywhere in their community. What it all had to do with the turtle was beyond me. But I found that the ‘Welcoming Committee’ sure wasn’t welcoming and jumped to conclusions about a perfect stranger. Cynicism and fault-finding seem to be the drink of choice as of late, unfortunately. A year ago I would’ve hung on to the grudge and hurt, defensive and trying to prove my right. I spoke up for myself, but not in a defensive way. In the end I had some interesting (some good and some just interesting) conversations with several strangers that made me think, and hopefully them too. I wanted to start the week off on a positive note, so after several sessions at the office I decided to take a night off so my husband Chuck and went to see Wonder Woman (I promise no spoilers).

In a sold out theater, I took a deep breath and reclined back. “I need a sign that I’m still on the right path,” I asked my guides before the movie began then decided to try and turn of my mind and enjoy the show.

The movie began with Diana as a child, watching the Amazons train, in something I can only describe as a beautiful ballet of raw art. Secluded on an island, in no-man’s land, the women practiced in their defense against the God of War, Ares, who they feared would one day find them, and teased that it had everything to do with Diana herself. Diana ached to learn how to defend herself, to hurt others but more to help others. Against her mother’s wishes she began to train in private, not just developing her skills as a master fighter, but finding an inner light and confidence that would become Wonder Woman.

When a plane crashes into the water, Diana jumps in to save the man who would later be introduced as Steve Trevor, a British spy trying to stop weapons of destruction. When Diana brings him up on shore, the veil around their safe island is breached and the training must be used to in order to survive. As Steve recuperates, Diana is giving more information about the war and the destruction and realizes that this is her calling, to help create peace and help others find love.  So Steve and Diana take off to London where the viewers are able to witness some whimsy, from Diana trying ice cream for the first time, to her deep intellect, and to her beauty, with some “Pretty Woman” type-scenes as she tries on dresses to try and fit in.

What I loved about the movie was that there was depth. The actress Gal Gadot is beautiful, but there’s a light within that shines further than her stunning looks that can’t be created with makeup and Hollywood. When Diana, after all of her training had her unveiling and transformed into a god(dess) standing there in her whole outfit was breathtaking and I couldn’t help but feel emotional. The subtle scenes that maybe many overlooked were what set this movie a part, and those seemed to be my stand up moments.

  • The character showed built up confidence, not an ego trip.
  • It’s not just her accessories of the shield, the lasso, and the bracelet that make her so powerful and gifted.
  • Beauty and sex wasn’t an overtone or undertone in order to become a Super Hero.
  • Her mission was truly the vision she had of peace and love, and not filled with ego.
  • Dialogue that hinted at racism and bias, but yet wasn’t over the top and pushed down your throat with woe and vulnerability.
  • The small interactions with Batman/Bruce Wayne, that hinted at more (Justice League).

One of my favorite  quotes was when Wonder Woman, or Diana Prince, is having a conversation with Steve. Facing a tough decision she says, “It’s about what you believe. And I believe in love. Only love will truly save the world.” I started to cry. It was my sign I needed, but it was also true and something that we are missing on this earth.

We are reminded in the movie that although there will always be villains, we all have choices. We can choose to hate, hold a grudge, forgive, or love. We have the choice to delete an email, walk away from the drama, send love, or send hate. We have the choice to keep touching the same hot stove, try to prove our right instead of moving on and just doing right. Nobody makes us do anything. We have the choice to embrace the good, or the evil, and the villains in our life often want to turn us from seeing any part of the good.

After the movie I was waiting for my husband in the lobby. A boy about 8 years old stood there with his mom and she asked him if he enjoyed Wonder Woman or Guardians of the Galaxy better.

“I liked Wonder Woman,” he said in a thoughtful voice.
“Really?” she responded. “Why?”
“I got to see a girl beat up bad people. Even though she knew she might lose people she loved, she took a risk to do what was right.”
“I liked Guardians,” the mother said, looking at her phone. “Because it made me laugh.”

The boy got it, and unfortunately the mother missed the moment, and possibly the message. I’ve heard some people squawk that that movie was all Women’s Lib. Some have even tried to make it political. It was none of that, at least to me. It did, however, remind me as a female that all things are possible if you believe and race and gender needn’t get in your way of trying and that we can overcome, but if you don’t try, you’ll never know.

Believe,
Kristy Robinett
www.kristyrobinett.com

Since she was a child, Kristy Robinett has applied her gift to heal hearts and bring clarity to confusion. In addition to giving readings and teaching workshops, she uses her intuitive skills to assist with police investigations. Kristy lectures across the country and has appeared on Fox News, ABC News, Coast to Coast AND hundreds of other media outlets. She is also the author of 7 books AND IS sought out by many celebrities and professional athletes for being abnormally normal.

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