Here are some important notes I liked from the Movie "I AM" by Toms Shadyac (Director of Ace Ventura, The Nutty Professor, Bruce All Mighty and more).

    -A lot of what I have written is directly from the movie. A lot is me putting into my words how I interpreted what was said in the movie. And some is just me talking lol. All credit goes to God/Life.

- You can take everything from under the hood of a car and lay all the parts all over the driveway, then reassemble the car and it will start and run perfectly. If you take a dog and do the same, and let the best surgeon on earth put him back together it won't work out. Living beings do not work like machines. The World, the universe, people, animals, and cells are living things. We don't work like machines. But the world continues to treat everything like it'll react like machines do. 

-Wealth and happiness are not synonyms. 

-If you're naked, cold, and alone, out all night in the forest, you're unhappy. If someone invites you into a warm cabin by the fire, and gives you clothes and food, you're now happy. Happy with very little things, but they're things that make the difference. The misconception comes when people start to think "well if those things made me happy, then 10 times more of those things will make me even happier. And 100 times more will make me even MORE happier. Then people assume that the wealthy people live in a constant state of bliss. Not true! Native American's call this illness Wetico.

-Wetico. It means cannibal. But not one who eats the flesh of another, but one who eats the life of another. The Native American said to the settlers "we very quickly realized, when you people came from Europe, that you were infected with Wetico. It's a mental illness where people are driven to accumulate weather or not it will make them happy.

-2 Billion dollars will not make you twice as happy as 1 Billion dollars.

-Democracy. In the original Native American culture the villages ate equally. The village elders, and slackers were all fed daily by the others. One day the best hunter in a tribe said to himself "I produce the most food, I'm going to store my extra food up on this mountain over here. Soon after other hunter/gatherers did the same. Soon after that the weak, sick, and elder were left hungry and it became so common place that others didn't even find it unusual that some were starving when others had more then they needed. The tribal elders began to teach their young to emulate the hoarding habits of these hunters/gatherers. Equality was replaced by a pyramid. We are that tribe. We've been taught that only the strong survive, and to thrive to be that man at the top of the pyramid. But that's not the natural order of things. The planet and nature does not work like that. A research crew watched dear make a decision on which lake to head toward and when to leave. As the dear raised their heads and ears they all looked in the directions of each lake. And when 51% of the dear faced a certain lake, they started walking. Often leaving the alfa in the rear. The same goes for a flock of birds changing directions in the sky or a school of fish in the ocean. They're making community decisions each voting hundreds of times a minute.

-How we've evolved as a species. We're not as fast or as strong as other animals. Nor do we have huge sharp fangs or the muscle mass that our primate relatives have. What we have is the ability to cooperate and to take care of others. Darwin said that Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. We rely on each other by nature. A baby needs another person to take care of it and feed it and teach it how to walk and communicate. Without that it would die. Humans are made to rely on other.

-The Mirror Neuron: When an animal sees something happen to another animal the brain, at first doesn't know that it's in fact happening to someone else. That's why when you see someone break their arm you tend to grab yours or flench at the very least (note that some peoples tolerance levels are different from others through years of experience). 

-The Vagus Nerves. It's these nerves that trigger a happy feeling, and in some cases tears, in a joyous uplifting moment, and/or in a moment when you see people helping out in a disaster situation. People are evolutionarily hardwired to want to help, and to love helping each other. So much that it can bring tears just to see it on TV. It's an emotion that connects us to a community.

-In between your heartbeats there is a pause. That pause can be measured, you've seen it on the heart beat monitors in movies and TV shows. It's the squiggly lines between the big jolts. And there's obviously 2 sides in this measurements. One direction and the other. Those 2 sides just so happen to reflect good and bad emotions. Your heart sends way more information to the brain then the brain does to the heart. You heart is "running the show". The pauses in between beats will either send happy, loving, positive signals to the brain or bad signals. The Good signals sent give enhanced concentration, better performance in motor functions, etc. In an angry state we become dumber, less mobile, and less clearheaded. 

-I would love to go to a train station and hold up a sign that says "Free Hugs". With the world the way it is i'd probably get arrested or sued smh but i'd love to do it. When I saw Tom Shadyac do that my Vegus Nerves were definitely triggered. 

-We function better in a state of empathy, compassion, and love then we do in a state of separation.

-In most culture the heart is considered to be the central intelligence, not the brain.

-A heartbeat gives off a signal. And you can literally measure my heartbeat being picked up by your brain. Not only can we measure it, but it can have a physiological effect.

-Your heart is actually aware of what's going to happen 3 to 5 seconds before it happens. In this section they hooked Tom to a machine that could measure his heart responses. The space in between the beats. They then showed him random pictures of good things like a nice landscape or an ocean, then something horrible like a dead body. His heart beat was 100% accurate on how to respond before the next picture was even shown. Your heart is the first system to know this intuitive information. That study confirms what a lot of religions and philosophers, including myself, have been saying. The heart really is the access point to the spirit (aka higher self). 

-This movie pointed me in the direction of the book "The Field" by Lynne McTaggart who mentioned a movie called "Letting Go". I hope to experience those soon

-This movie also led me to researching the Einstein Podolsky Rosen experiment deeper than what I had already knew. Spooky action at a distance: Two "twin" electrons would separate a great distance and they would still mimic each other's actions simultaneously with no hesitation or time for a signal to be sent from one to another. Aka Quantum Entanglement.

-Im am extremely anxious to try the Heartmath Yogurt test with the electrodes. I need a Bio-response Meter and electrodes.

    -Here's a youtube video of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8EGwlnygOc

-There are 55 random number generators spread throughout the world. When a major tragic event happens the random number generators no longer behave randomly. This has been tested in over 200 events. When mass mind becomes highly focused, something about the physical environment changes as well. This reminds me of the huge meditation experiment they ran in DC that lowered the crime rate an "impossible" 25%.

-Argon, one of the main ingredients in oxygen, was interesting to learn about. There are millions of argon atoms in every breath. That air your breathing is literally the same air the dinosaurs breathed and everyone in between.

-Science is officially catching up with religion and spirituality. Scientific conclusions are just clearing things up. And combining science and religion is what I do! :-)

-2 questions. How to change the world? and What to change in the world? 

    -How was the world changed in the past. I am only one drop in an ocean. But was is an ocean but a bunch of drops. I heard that in a movie with Tom Hanks. 

    -No one heroic act changed the south and racism. Several acts were needed. Somebody starts it. Why not you?

-One fundamental law about nature. Nothing in nature takes more than it needs. When it does it becomes subject to this law and it dies off. Not good for us humans. We have a term for the body when something takes more than it's share. Cancer!

-War is not a fundamental human nature. Violence is not the only way. Greed is a test.

-If people knew that they could change the world with a million small acts, I actually think they would try.

-But if nobody does anything. It can't get any better. You can't stay neutral on a moving train. You can sit still and watch it progress, or get off.


-What's right with the world? Love!

I AM, by Tom Shadyac