Interview with David Barnes: Author, Visionary, & Film Connoisseur

I’m pretty unabashed about my love for Groundhog Day. I watch it whenever I need a reminder that if I want to see changes in my outside world, I must begin by shifting on the inside.

It’s no wonder I felt David Barnes was a kindred spirit from the first time we spoke. Along with his co-author Sue-Anne MacGregor, David is developing a whole system for self-transformation that revolves around movies. By guiding people to watch beloved films with new eyes and spiritual openness, they help people overcome emotional blocks and reach new levels of self-acceptance.

Sound good? Check out our interview below!

 

CSM: WHAT IS THE ALIGNMENT PROCESS?

DB: The Alignment Process is an innovative and empowering way to make a dynamic shift in your personal and business life. It utilizes popular movies that allow individuals to discover their full potential. In a nutshell, it’s aligning the mind with the power of the heart.

 

CSM: WHAT MAKES MOVIES SO EFFECTIVE FOR HELPING US MAKE EMOTIONAL SHIFTS?

DB: Movies are a reflection of the collective consciousness of human emotional patterns. We’re all swimming in the same BIG fish bowl of human tendencies. Films help us see these patterns within our life by watching others without self-judgement, resulting in elevated awareness. It’s an accessible and fun way to learn, grow, and heal with grace and ease.

 

CSM: CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE ALIGNMENT FILM AND WALK US THROUGH THE PROCESS.

DB: One of my favorites is The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014), from our Prosperity Series. Our egoic minds want to be in control and resist any suggestion that prosperity can occur without the ego being in charge. As a result, it can be difficult to perceive when our own thinking is creating obstacles to prosperity. This Alignment Session is fun and powerful.

 

CSM: WHICH ALIGNMENT FILM WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO PARENTS, AND WHY?

DB: I recommend How to Train Your Dragon (2010). In the movie, Hiccup is a young boy who wants to fit in with the dragon slayers of his Viking village. He’s very creative, and he uses these skills to develop new ways to stop the dragons. Hiccup shows you that your own individual path is the one of least resistance for you (the one that comes easiest). Not only will you benefit from following this path but your community will too; who knows how big that could get? It’s a terrific message for children and adults.

 

CSM: WHAT NEW PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON? 

DB: I’m currently working on a series of Alignment Process films to help us all align with peace. It’s currently 25 films addressing patterns in areas including: economic, war, bullying, addictions, and other movies featuring peaceful leadership, unity, etc. It’s a bold project that Sue-Anne MacGregor (my business partner) and I are encouraged to pursue. Stay tuned to our Peace Overtures Radio show for more information.

How To Energetically Benefit From Alignment Process Movies:

First, do the Intention Session, it prepares you to receive the energetic benefits from watching the film. Think of it as downloading an App on your smartphone - it runs the software. Once completed then you’re ready to benefit from any of our Alignment movies/TV shows in our books, radio shows, and blog.

 

David Barnes is a co-founder at Peace Of Mind Overtures and co-author of Taming Your Dragons and It’s Just Commerce. He is the co-host of Peace Overtures Radio show available on iTunes.
David utilizes the Alignment Process which features popular movies to assist individuals in discovering their full potential. He works with individuals, executives, teams, and businesses that desire to make a change and realize a new sustainable set point. David has consulted with hundreds of businesses, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States. His diverse client base includes the Federal Government’s Office of Planning and Management, The Center for Leadership Development, The U.S. Air Force, NOAA, and Starbucks.

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Photo: Deena Riley

Photo: Deena Riley