Soul: Why the Pixar movie ‘Soul’ is the best movie to watch

The movie Soul was produced by the creators of ‘Inside out’ ‘Up’ and ‘Coco’ and released in 2020, on Christmas. The movie portrays the story of a middle school music teacher, Joe Gardner, who suffered an accident and was sent to an unusual place.
He learns that place is where our souls chose their story and where the souls get prepared to experience life and from where they are sent to Earth. Joe wants his life back and fights his way back to Earth.
Are you interested yet? Here are some more facts about this movie:
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The soul and its origin

I enjoyed the idea that our spirits complete their personality traits before coming to life. They discover their key characteristics through the help of seminars and mentors. Each individual has a badge in a circular shape that contains 7 small boxes.
The last box is empty, as the soul has to find his ‘spark’. After having all the boxes completed, the person is ready to go through the Earth portal.
‘All new souls are given unique and individual personalities.’
In the Before Universe, there are spirits that have already experienced life. All the souls that aren’t new have forgotten their life, their trauma of birth, and have the chance to become new individuals and to see their past life sequences.

The Great Before Universe

The Great Before is the place where new and old souls find their way to Earth. It is a colorful space where souls have various shapes. The new ones are round and present a childlike behavior, and the others have the shape their bodies had while being alive.
The forces that govern The Great Before are ‘the coming together of all quantized fields of the universe’. And they appear in minimalist shapes, to be comprehended by the human brain. All these shapes call themselves ‘Jerry’, which I found quite funny.

The main character and his spark

A spark isn’t a soul’s purpose.
When people follow their spark, they enter some kind of parallel universe, their bodies being driven by pure inspiration and light. Joe thought that his spark was music, especially the piano. But reaching the Great Before, he realizes that it wasn’t.
Together with 22, that didn’t want to become a human being, he fell on Earth, but in the body of a cat, and 22 in Joe’s body.
To fulfill his dream, he wanted to play jazz in a café with a well-known singer and her band. While 22 is in Joe’s body, 22 realizes the spark that she so long searched for.
At the end of the show, the singer tells Joe a story about the constant and driven search for purpose in life:
He swims up to this older fish and says, “I’m trying to find this thing they call the ocean.” ‘The ocean?” says the older fish. “That’s what you’re in right now.” ‘This?” says the young fish. “This is water. What I want is the ocean.”
The last box wasn’t 22’s purpose in life. The box got filled when 22 was ready to live when she experienced life and its beautiful insignificant moments.
The movie shows a deep interpretation of the spiritual life and how we came into this world willing to find our own spark. I think people are my spark, and to connect with them emotionally, spiritually, and culturally. What is your spark, little soul?


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