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Openhand: 5 Gateways

The world is undergoing a very turbulent evolutionary process. As the
very fabric of our society crumbles, a new paradigm is unfolding all
around us founded on unconditional love, joy and mutual respect for
all life. The question is, how do we join it?

There are many paths up the spiritual mountain, for each of us the
journey will be unique. Yet we are all influenced in very similar ways
as we pass key ‘altitudes’ on route to the summit. Understanding these
transitions can remove much unnecessary suffering in our lives and
catalyse our next step.

Inspired by the book of the same name, “5 Gateways” is a colourful
documentary, detailing from direct first hand experience, the
spiritual transitions we all must make if we are to peel away the
blockages that limit us and unfold into the new paradigm. The time is
now. There is no other time!

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  1. I believe everyone’s journey is different. We might experience similar signs, like these http://soulanalyse.com/2016/02/11/ten-signs-of-spiritual-awakening/ but we are all on a separate journey of self-growth. The key of course is connecting with who we really are.

  2. If you haven’t realised by now that self improvement/personal development/spiritualism is just another huge industry where there are vast amounts of vulnerable, ignorant, desperate people to make vast amounts of money off flogging everything from diets to whole religions.
    Oh, hang on everyone says ‘I’m not religious but I believe in spirituality’, and my bet is these people are just intellectually masturbating like the rest.
    The problem is simple really. We, (as individuals, communities, nations and so on) are simply lost because we live in a world devoid and missing the essential ingredients for what the Greeks called ‘eudaimonia’, roughly translated means to live a life of ‘flourishing’.
    Long ago initiation ceremonies were lost due to the industrial revolution as parents became slaves to the factories and corporations, Capitalism and consumerism, along with advertising, created the unachievable goal of x = ‘happiness’. Our rapidly changing world has two conflicting messages: We must change in order to save the planet, but deep down we all know we won’t vs the massive production and consumer culture that offers an empty, temporary answer.
    The Philosophers of the Enlightenment/Romantic period warned and cautioned against dismantling, throwing out and forgetting who we really are, and to keep our feet firmly on the ground.
    Nietzsche famously declared ‘the death of god’, warned against over reliance on science and technology, and reminded us that we have only one life, on this planet, and we ought to live as artist’s, ‘beautifying existence’ and ‘Amor Fati’ (love of one’s fate), in other words, we have forgotten that we are part of nature, we are both cruel and kind, and we ought to embrace the fact that death is the ultimate finality, there is no ‘perfect afterlife’ so live this life to the fullest.
    There is no such thing as the ‘soul’, there is no ‘self’, just existence and the will to live.

  3. The longer and harder you swim against the flow, the tougher your life will be, and the less happy you’ll be. I’m a doctor, and I see it every day. People struggle against themselves. Stress, self hate, addiction, and lack of meaning – these things kill humans, and I’ve never helped a patient who wasn’t plagued by at least one of them.

    Not all spiritual journeys are the same, and everyone is going to have their own attunement. Everyone has their spiritual path and develops their own spiritual personality. I feel there are a lot of people forcing their spiritual realization, and trying to walk this path or another to see a truth they think they’re blind to. Really, there is no trying when you experience the real thing – trying won’t get you there for more than a glimpse.

    This documentary is entertaining, and it’s good that this was addressed. However, to understand even further than this video explains, you have to stop trying and let go. The shield you put up against the world is due to your insecurities and fears, which is natural and understandable. But even if you know about stars and chemicals and mathematics and business, it means nothing without self realization, and understanding of who you really are.

    When you climb a mountain, you can understand more about nature and your own limitations. Taking a helicopter to the top of the same mountain only makes you a prick. Who here is more learned? And is it the same thing, taking a car or choosing to walk? Reading about the Amazon rainforest or visiting it?

    Wishing all of you the best!

    • Well said! And I have came to the same conclusion myself, especially about letting go, putting up walls, and how it has to do with our own insecurities and fear. What kind of doctor are if you don’t mind me asking?

    • We should never forget that:)

    • first off, abusing the luxury of taking a helicopter ANTWHERE makes you a prick, its just money spent in poor taste. But anyways in regards to your statement that people TRY too hard, or forcing as you put it, their spiritual realization, I agree with you for the most part, but I think its important for people to express their desire and make efforts in that direction, even if theyre using misguided methods, in that even with the frustrations of all that effort, a perons subconscious will read that effort with the simplest of interpretation, and even if a person gives up, that yearning remains and will eventually lead that person to let go of all the struggles involved and realize its ludicrous to waste all that energy to get somewhere that’s already right there. I think that struggle may be a necessary stepping stone, for some, not all to a real fulfillment. I myself have strufggled for years with existential confusion, but I truly feel that all my efforts were more like growing pains, and I can now truly sense my awareness has at least changed for the better. I guess its a different trip for everyone, but I personal had to fight the current to realize I was in the river

      • I just discovered this website and was browsing through things to watch and of course was looking at the “spiritual” ones as I’ve been on this roller coaster I made of my life fighting the “system” programmed into me and to hear from complete strangers explaining exactly what I’ve gone through the last two years blows my mind. I agree with Cook and you Bodey, it takes going through the struggles to realize you do have to let go. It’s been nothing but growing pains for me but I didn’t know that’s what they were until I let go of EVERYTHING and all this goodness and overwhelming love starting flowing my way. I love both your comments! And I haven’t even watched this one yet.

  4. Totally euphoria, i want to be there!

  5. Thank you so much for this.

  6. For those interested in shifting to a level of higher consciousness, I have a website dedicated to just that. Strap in and let the ride begin. http://www.wix.com/metatruth/site

  7. So we should all quit our jobs give away our homes abandon our relationships and spend the rest of our days trying to find or loose ourselves. Seams rather selfish and egotistical to me. All these people would do my head in. I couldnt watch to the end of this.

  8. Although this documentary was a bit cheesy for me, it does provide a template for what one might experience in the rise of the Spirit and the lowering of the ego.  My biggest objection to this offering is how it is filled with “Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy” when I know for a fact it is not like that at all.  Once you start down this path…, well Kahlil Gibran says it best here:

    Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.

    He threshes you to make you naked.

    He sifts you to free you from your husks.

    He grinds you to whiteness.

    He kneads you until you are pliant;

    And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God’s sacred feast.

    Once you start down this path there is NO turning back. It is NOT easy and many times I, personally found myself wishing for the days of ignorance, of not knowing, of a day when things were simple and formatted for me through the constructs of organized society which required nothing more of me other than to be robotic.  Ahh life seemed so simple then… until you reach what I call, an integration of ALL.  Even still, there is no “Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy” involved in the Integration Process but more akin to “aha” moments of understanding and a peace, a contented peace that follows — at least for me it does.  I respect that everyone has their own individual experience and it is all good. For me, the polar opposites have faded into nothingness and a contentedness took its place.  A trust is present always. A understanding of the bigger picture is the main stay until it arrives.

    SPECIAL NOTE:

    My heart goes out to Truth, who is rightly angry at the state of the Planet.  However, just like it was asserted in the film, there are two planets and ONLY one will survive.  Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely and nothing corrupt can exist without implosion – basic physics my friend…  My wish for you is that one day, if it is you that has experienced starvation, you will see this as your greatest teacher and your greatest blessing because it actually works out that way at some point in ones life.

    SOMETHING made you watch this film.  I wonder what it was..

    An equation is not an equation unless it is equal on both sides.  My love to you Truth.  Good luck on your path.

  9. I’m at the gateway that you escape through before they break out the poisoned Kool Aid!

    •  hahahaaaaaaa Tracy…   how funny.  I was caught as a child putting grape Kool Aid in the holy water…. hahahaaaaaaaa

  10. good video i guess, ppl will never change tho, conflict is human nature, and awakening is a self process, i just dont think humans can do it. i hope we prove me wrong tho but if they dont its ok whatever, our souls come to life so that we cant be connected, to learn, what else would a all knowing soul want, to not know, to desire and fear, love and hate.

  11. Dudes, quit fighting and enjoy the movie- or just leave it and watch something more to your taste :-))) We all have our own opinions anyways, its not a bad thing, why fight about that. Its unnecessary.

  12. Very nice doc, very clear, Beautiful and uplifting. Most Certainly I believe a lot of people are going through all these things some have the awareness while others may just brush it off but it’s still happening. We are hear to evolve consciously and return home to our soul the connection to all. Must say I really felt a connection to the three main speakers in this I’ve never seen them before but feel like I have… Thank You!

  13. love to know if trinity walked out on her baby as well as here husband…..

  14. every time I watch this I fall asleep

  15. Thank you so much for this, it was completely and utterly synchronistic to what’s happening to me. It made me shed many a tears.

  16. Haha. “A higher vibrational reality”

    Don’t give complicated words to idiots!

  17. Haha. “A higher vibrational reality”

    Don’t give complicated words to idiots!

  18. “nothing new said in this documentary..*sigh* Im tired of this same old horse shite..these people have no idea of how it feels to be starving, to be aching so bad you pray for death every day” I have been both of those and used the Law of Attraction to get myself out of poverty and a severely abusive situation.

  19. good job ! Simple words, clear messages ! I went trough kundalini awakening a time ago ( when I did’ t knew anything about it ) and after 10 years I am trying to get back on the path. Really helpfull not to loose faith, to confirm what I feel and experience. Sometimes I was really shocked how close you are to the things I have been and I am now going trough. Even the bird…

  20. good job ! Simple words, clear messages ! I went trough kundalini awakening a time ago ( when I did’ t knew anything about it ) and after 10 years I am trying to get back on the path. Really helpfull not to loose faith, to confirm what I feel and experience. Sometimes I was really shocked how close you are to the things I have been and I am now going trough. Even the bird…

  21. I liked this film, for me it started of as joke, but then I could relate to the voices and feel inspired. Very good at pointing me in the right direction when I at times I feel the world is a separate jumble of  meaningless chaos and my life is grasping at something but not quite grabbing hold of my true destiny. I can see the truth  about letting go of others expectations of you ( including  society, family and friends) and thereby becoming detached from the drama…

  22. This is really beautiful.

  23. VERY INSIGHTFUL.

  24. I found this documentary uncomfortable to watch, I  couldn’t in fact see it to the end ,even  though I was determined to give it a chance…  It didn’t feel genuine at all… yet it was supposed to be about the ultimate truth…  many of the ideas the guy was on about are familiar to me, I just really wish these were conveyed in a believable way….but it felt inauthentic, disappointing and well embarrassing…

  25. I found this documentary uncomfortable to watch, I  couldn’t in fact see it to the end ,even  though I was determined to give it a chance…  It didn’t feel genuine at all… yet it was supposed to be about the ultimate truth…  many of the ideas the guy was on about are familiar to me, I just really wish these were conveyed in a believable way….but it felt inauthentic, disappointing and well embarrassing…

  26. What is being conveyed as the spiritual journey, I personally found nothing any of them said was less than simple logic.   If we understand that the path to enlightenment is to let go of that which causes us to be reactionary then we have taken the first step and the second will come and the third.   The sad thing is, most people do not have a clue about enlightenment and ascension.

    I thought to myself when the younger woman stated that she had left her baby and husband to find her self awareness, that if this journey is based on love, then she missed gate one in the first place.  Later in life she will realise that whilst she was on her own journey of enlightenment and self awareness that abandoning an innocent child who could have benefited from her as a mother and teacher of all her self taught knowledge will one day will come knocking at the door, “Why did you abandon me mum?”
    True love and the path to enlightenment is not selfish.

  27. What is being conveyed as the spiritual journey, I personally found nothing any of them said was less than simple logic.   If we understand that the path to enlightenment is to let go of that which causes us to be reactionary then we have taken the first step and the second will come and the third.   The sad thing is, most people do not have a clue about enlightenment and ascension.

    I thought to myself when the younger woman stated that she had left her baby and husband to find her self awareness, that if this journey is based on love, then she missed gate one in the first place.  Later in life she will realise that whilst she was on her own journey of enlightenment and self awareness that abandoning an innocent child who could have benefited from her as a mother and teacher of all her self taught knowledge will one day will come knocking at the door, “Why did you abandon me mum?”
    True love and the path to enlightenment is not selfish.

  28. What is being conveyed as the spiritual journey, I personally found nothing any of them said was less than simple logic.   If we understand that the path to enlightenment is to let go of that which causes us to be reactionary then we have taken the first step and the second will come and the third.   The sad thing is, most people do not have a clue about enlightenment and ascension.

    I thought to myself when the younger woman stated that she had left her baby and husband to find her self awareness, that if this journey is based on love, then she missed gate one in the first place.  Later in life she will realise that whilst she was on her own journey of enlightenment and self awareness that abandoning an innocent child who could have benefited from her as a mother and teacher of all her self taught knowledge will one day will come knocking at the door, “Why did you abandon me mum?”
    True love and the path to enlightenment is not selfish.

  29. they are showing off words. main guy especially. they should realize that most sane RATIONAL persons who see this film will actually be repelled from this ”spirituality”, because of the lack of genuine reasoning, and therefore maybe think ”ah, these type of people dont rly know whats going on and shouldnt be trusted” so they might dismiss some GENUINE ideas about spirituality. I mean this is like some average person collected all the new age lingo around and made their version of it.The matters they whish to talk about are much more complex and are here inatequately presented.When this guy said ”then i realized i reached enlightenenment” – or something like it, it was the climax. there was more sincerity in some of these females, perhaps they should approach some real spiritual philosophy. I admit, some things they were describing are good. but overall, highly inadequate. I would whish to advise this main guy not to try to be a spiritual celebrity.

  30. they are showing off words. main guy especially. they should realize that most sane RATIONAL persons who see this film will actually be repelled from this ”spirituality”, because of the lack of genuine reasoning, and therefore maybe think ”ah, these type of people dont rly know whats going on and shouldnt be trusted” so they might dismiss some GENUINE ideas about spirituality. I mean this is like some average person collected all the new age lingo around and made their version of it.The matters they whish to talk about are much more complex and are here inatequately presented.When this guy said ”then i realized i reached enlightenenment” – or something like it, it was the climax. there was more sincerity in some of these females, perhaps they should approach some real spiritual philosophy. I admit, some things they were describing are good. but overall, highly inadequate. I would whish to advise this main guy not to try to be a spiritual celebrity.

  31. Very Impressive! It’s so difficult to talk about the inner path. Only masters can present such a complex journey in such an easy to understand manner.

    My most sincere compliments!

    Fiat Lux

  32.  Nothing new said in this documentary..*sigh* Im tired of this same old horse shite..these people have no idea of how it feels to be starving, to be aching so bad you pray for death every day.. what the world needs right now is for a new system to emerge..the MONEY system is what is creating ALL of our problems in this world..this is what creates all of our pain and separation..its a failed system that is too outdated to continue..we must reject the money system to create a new world..I suggest watching the second Zeitgeist film,Zeitgeist:Addendum to truly see what is wrong and see the SOLUTIONS to these problems presented in a way that is easy to understand..We must move into a resource based economy where all of our needs are provided for and our work is meaningful to each other..there will be no more war and no more crime if we can REFUSE to participate in this old system that tricks us into being slaves to MONEY and those that control this system..We must find groups and organizations that are in tune with creating a new system that serves us all..We have the technology now for this new system to emerge,we simply need to “let go” of our outdated system..Money truly is the root of ALL evil..WAKE UP TO THIS TRUTH..ITS IMPORTANT..MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING ELSE YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS TRITE NEW AGE INFOMERCIAL…Peace to you in your path for TRUTH…

  33.  Nothing new said in this documentary..*sigh* Im tired of this same old horse shite..these people have no idea of how it feels to be starving, to be aching so bad you pray for death every day.. what the world needs right now is for a new system to emerge..the MONEY system is what is creating ALL of our problems in this world..this is what creates all of our pain and separation..its a failed system that is too outdated to continue..we must reject the money system to create a new world..I suggest watching the second Zeitgeist film,Zeitgeist:Addendum to truly see what is wrong and see the SOLUTIONS to these problems presented in a way that is easy to understand..We must move into a resource based economy where all of our needs are provided for and our work is meaningful to each other..there will be no more war and no more crime if we can REFUSE to participate in this old system that tricks us into being slaves to MONEY and those that control this system..We must find groups and organizations that are in tune with creating a new system that serves us all..We have the technology now for this new system to emerge,we simply need to “let go” of our outdated system..Money truly is the root of ALL evil..WAKE UP TO THIS TRUTH..ITS IMPORTANT..MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING ELSE YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS TRITE NEW AGE INFOMERCIAL…Peace to you in your path for TRUTH…

  34. I didn’t get through it I must say first up, although I meditate and understood and identified with what they were saying the whole thing seems so White middle class and exclusive.

  35. I didn’t get through it I must say first up, although I meditate and understood and identified with what they were saying the whole thing seems so White middle class and exclusive.

  36. As nice as this is, its not a documentary. It’s an infomercial. Let’s just call it what it is. If you get something from it – beautiful.

  37. He took buddhist concepts and mixed them with theraputic techniques of change. I like the idea I just wish he would have paid homage to the one’s who wrote it. Great message tho

  38. He took buddhist concepts and mixed them with theraputic techniques of change. I like the idea I just wish he would have paid homage to the one’s who wrote it. Great message tho

  39. I considered myself an atheist*

  40. I had my first spiritual breakthrough this past weekend, you can call it bullshit.. But until it happens to you, you truly won’t understand. I considered myself a complete only a few years ago. It’s ok though I honestly believe either the majority of the world, or all of the world will soon being going through this evolution within the next couple (yes couple) of years.. Think about the technological breakthroughs, we’re on the verge of so many great things.. at the same time our system is clearly failing, we still have poverty and war.

    So trust your intuition, trust yourself.. Doubt all you want, but I know when I’m right.

    • Erm… yeah, no.

      The fabric of society is HARDLY collapsing. We have problems; new ones, just as previous generations did; but things are still getting better and better in many corners of the globe – certainly better than they were for many, many generations.

      If one more person starts talking about how things are ‘collapsing’ I’m going to kick their arse into a time machine and send them back to, oh, say, Western Europe circa 800 A.D. Let ’em spend a week there. Then they can come back and cry about how bad things are now.

      No clue. Absolutely, positively NO clue.

      But hey… I know when I’m right.

  41. Spoiler alert!! *… No, I mean, the documentary… It’s a spoiler. 🙂

  42. Ahh, more lightworker bullshit. These people deny you the parts you were born with. “Fear? You must eradicate that! Your amygdala be damned!”

  43. Ahh, more lightworker bullshit. These people deny you the parts you were born with. “Fear? You must eradicate that! Your amygdala be damned!”

  44. Ahh, more lightworker bullshit. These people deny you the parts you were born with. “Fear? You must eradicate that! Your amygdala be damned!”

  45. I loved this video,,I’m at gateway one i think ,,,Its great to go out and be conscious,,to be separate from the drama of life so to speak,and be an observer of all that goes on around you,,and also what is happening inside yourself,,,,,,sometimes i often forget,,but suddenly i think,,,aha,,be conscious,and i am,,,,I’m going to look into the contents of this video more,,and see if i can get to gateway two,,,thanks go to Chris Bourne !!

  46. I loved this video,,I’m at gateway one i think ,,,Its great to go out and be conscious,,to be separate from the drama of life so to speak,and be an observer of all that goes on around you,,and also what is happening inside yourself,,,,,,sometimes i often forget,,but suddenly i think,,,aha,,be conscious,and i am,,,,I’m going to look into the contents of this video more,,and see if i can get to gateway two,,,thanks go to Chris Bourne !!

  47. I thought the birth of the baby was kinda unnecessary its at 1:18

    •  hahaha Big-c,   I wondered why that was included myself.  I never did do well with blood and ahhh, ahem, umbilical cords… and if I had to watch myself give birth to my daughter, I think I would have died…  hahahaaaaaaaaa

  48. In the end who cares more of the things that make people feel well need to be posted. I would like to see people embracing more of the things that help instead of rallying over the bullshit of the world. Its gorgeous and comforting that many people believe that we are heading towards a better eventuality even if we certainly may not. In the end they all may be misguided but it brings to some people hope and in the end thats all that matters.

  49. This should be filed under comedy. Great vid!

  50. I think most people will not understand this documentary. I think that unless you have actually experienced spiritual transformation, it won’t make alot of sense.

    I am grateful for this video, as I have been going through this experience for the past few years. It is so comforting to hear other people discuss their own experiences, which are so similar to mine (the change in perspective, the uncanny coincidences, the need to withdraw, being forced to confront your fears, doubting your experience.)

    The only thing I don’t go along with is the past life perspective. I don’t think it is past “lives” that affect us, but our past “life.” In other words, our own past. The experiences we have had, particularly during childhood, have a profound effect on us.

    Perhaps past “lives” do determine the lessons we need to learn in this one. Perhaps, but there really is no way to know this.

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