Why do we sometimes experience so many challenges in pursuing our dreams for success and fulfillment as filmmakers, writers, artists and musicians.

I believe that it is because we are living according to some distorted image of who we are, instead of who we were meant to become. To completely understand my point of view I would like to use a metaphor of life being a movie created by God, the Infinite Filmmaker. Just imagine, if you can, that the life you are living is a movie that is based on a screenplay... well actually it is based on two screenplays. The one that was created by the Infinite Filmmaker which I will refer to as the "original screenplay" and the one created by you which we will call the "secondary screenplay".

The "Original Screenplay" for this movie was created from the mind of God, the Infinite Filmmaker when It first conceived of this movie called, “Life”. Now created from the mind of the Infinite, this original screenplay is a perfect script that is whole and complete, lacking nothing, and tells the story of Life, all life, as it was intended to be. It is all Good because everything that is created by the Infinite Filmmaker has its intention in Goodness and It cannot create anything that is contrary to Itself and does not move toward complete expression of Itself. This script reflects the life that we were intended to live and is the one that when used to create the movie of your life would create it to be perfect, whole and complete.

The "Secondary Screenplay" is the one that is used to create the movie that most of us are now living. This is the script that was adulterated by producers who are living in fear, self-doubt and insecurity. It causes most of the sadness and disappointments in our life and yet we choose to continue living a life that is based on this script.

We have to take a look at the drama that we are creating in our movie called “Life” and be open to the idea of throwing away this Secondary Script and recreating a life of humor and joy by going back to the Original Script that was created in the mind of The Infinite Filmmaker.

You have to ask yourself, “who is writing the script for your movie called “Life”? Is it the producers that are living in fear or the Infinite Filmmaker? Have you ever thought about why the same things keep happening in your life over and over and over again. It is because you keep going back to the same script! The one that was messed up by the producers and the one that is messing up your life.

The movie is only as good as the script! You hear this all the time and so why would you keep using the same script. Why would anyone in Hollywood continue to use the same script one disastrous film after another, yet you do the same thing in your movie called “Life.” Many of you don’t know that there is a script for your life that is perfect, whole and complete and you don’t know how to get your hands on this script.

Believe me, this script does exist and is right within your reach, but in order to see it you have to be willing to make some changes in the way you view your life. You have to change the way you think, and the way you speak, and even the way you feel about yourself in order to create the perfect life that is based on the Original Screenplay.

Many people who have studied The Infinite Filmmaker Teachings, have told me that it was very challenging to change their life. They had been living under the influence of the secondary screenplay for so long that they felt there is no hope for changing it. They have been taking personal development seminars, reading self-help books, attending churches and synagogs and nothing seemed to be working for them until they discovered a way to understand the spiritual principles that govern their life by viewing it as a movie created by an Infinite Filmmaker.

We were created in the image and likeness of God, the Infinite Filmmaker and as characters in this amazing movie called "Life" we were meant to thrive and flourish as unique individual expressions of this Divine Filmmaker. The way to discover who we are and why we are here as creative individuals in the entertainment business is to get into the Mind of the Infinite Filmmaker and begin to understand the principles that the Original Screenplay for our life is based upon.

Author's Bio: 

Rich Smith is an independent film producer who has dedicated his life to coaching and training creative individuals, in the entertainment industry on how to use spiritual and metaphysical principles to create the life they desire.

"Life is limitless and when we are able to connect with the infinite Power and Presence within, nothing can keep us from experiencing our dreams."
– Richard Smith