I guess I can call myself an intuitive…
At least, I now live each moment of my life intuitively.
And have done so for quite some time.
To use my parlance, I follow my PGS.
My Personal Guidance System.
A small example –
Yesterday it was raining when I woke up. Raining quite heavily. I never look at weather forecasts. Never. I always use my PGS to tell me how the day is going to unfold, and how I should prepare.
I didn’t know what the forecast was for the day – and Jennifer and I had to walk 4kms to a business meeting in the centre of the Sydney CBD.
I asked my guys, and they said it’s not going to rain.
And it didn’t rain.
By the time I was ready to walk and I stepped outside, the rain had virtually stopped. There was a slight drizzle, but it was refreshing.
The walk was glorious.
The business meeting was with a financier whom I’d been introduced to through a New York based documentary maker. I’d met this filmmaker briefly while she was on a visit to Sydney, and given her some advice about financing and distribution. She in turn very generously gave me an introduction to her funding source here in Australia.
That doesn’t happen often in this business – and I was very grateful.
As most of you know who frequent this blog, I’m currently making a major international film on intuition, called PGS – INTUITION IS YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM.
So Jennifer and I met this financier lady, and there was an immediate connection, as if it was a meeting of old souls from past lives.
She’s currently doing some philanthropic work with aboriginal people in Queensland, and I mentioned that I wanted to get more of an indigenous perspective for the film, and could she recommend someone I could talk to.
She told me immediately I had to go to Columbia.
Columbia? I asked. You mean Columbia South America?
Turns out she’s doing some major work there with some indigenous people, who have a special connection to the intuitive realm. She explained this to me, and immediately I felt we had to go. I don’t know why, or when this will happen, or what it will mean to the film, but I just felt this is something I should do.
This is how this film is being made – totally intuitively.
I immediately trusted that the meeting with this financier lady was meant to be – that she had come into my life for a purpose, not necessarily to finance the film, but to aid me in some way. Perhaps going to Columbia is the reason I was meant to meet her.
I left the meeting, and checked my emails. I had an email from Kurt Koontz, who has become a good friend. He wrote the very popular Camino memoir book, A MILLION STEPS. In the email, he asked me what I knew about South America, because he was thinking of going…
In the evening Jennifer and I had dinner with the film’s editor, Rishi Shukla, and the film’s sound design team, Wayne and Libby Pashley.
If any of you have seen the two sizzle reels for the film, well, Rishi cut them. Here they are again:
PRODUCTION UPDATE 2
Wayne and Libby are the best sound design team in the country, and amongst the best in the world. There recent credits include MAD MAX FURY ROAD, THE GREAT GATSBY, and every film that Bill Bennett has made in recent history… haha.
They’re great friends and supreme crafts-folk. And their contribution to the film will be extraordinary, I know.
We had a terrific dinner, and talked through the creative aspects of the film – because we start editing in about a month – on March 14th. At the start of this year I felt, again intuitively, that even though shooting hasn’t finished, it’s important to get the film into post production, to enable me to see what I’ve got, and what I need to get.
Again, it was an intuitive response.
At the meeting yesterday morning with the financier lady, I told her that I was just the tiller man on this film – and my job was to keep the vessel, the film, away from the shoals. I explained that this is the first film I’ve ever made where my main aim it to “stay out of the way,” and not impose my will.
I also explained that this is the first film I’ve made where I am not riddled with anxiety. I trust in the process, I trust in my guidance, and I know that only the best will happen, whatever that might be.
Sometimes rejection is ultimately the best that can happen. The Secret was rejected by Channel 9, and went on to become a global cultural phenomenon. That wouldn’t have happened if Channel 9 hadn’t initially rejected the film.
I have learned to surrender.
And that gives me unbelievable strength.
That makes me unstoppable.