Prince is infamous for his Purple Rain movie, but he has two other movies. Under The Cherry Moon and Graffiti Bridge. Neither of these apparently did very well and critics wrote them off. I love Under The Cherry Moon, and it has replaced my all-time favourite movie, Breakfast At Tiffany’s. It has a beautiful plot line, the costumes are gorgeous, it feels modern yet classic. And of course, the soundtrack is amazing. It is where the song, Kiss came from. My feeling on it is, not that these weren’t great movies, but because they had a higher spiritual message behind them, they were rejected by the media. As I mentioned in previous posts, the arts and cultures industry likes dark energy and that is what they promote to the masses.
I recently got a copy of Graffiti Bridge and watched it. I found it intriguing. It has a more cohesive plot line than Purple Rain, in my opinion. There is a lot of symbolism going on and I feel it is very reverent for today, prophetic in some way. I want to discuss some of these, so spoiler alert if you want it to remain a surprise for you.
In the first scene we see a white feather floating in the air. White feathers are a symbol for an angels’ pressence. We later discover a character named Aura holding this white feather through out the movie. Aura is actually an angel sent to help Prince;s character, The Kid. The name Aura is a play on the word aura, which is the emanation of one’s light body that is invisible to the human eye. The light body is affected by human emotion, determining the energetic vibration of one’s being and ability to become enlightened.
The Kid keeps hearing a phrase being whispered to him, “It’s just around the corner”. He wonders what it all means. He runs a club that he and his band play at. It’s not doing too well and he owes money to the local ring leader, Morris Day, who’s been bullying him to shut down his club so that he can consolidate his power in running all the clubs in the Seven Corners district. I would say that Morris Day’s character is symbolic of the corporate attitude of shutting down the competition to rule them all.
Aura gets to know The Kid, and when she asks the Kid what he thinks of Morris’ club, he replies, “On the outside, it’s very nice. it’s the inside, that I’ve got a problem with”. The Kid is pointing out that appearances are deceiving. The corporations might look very ice, but their motives are anything but. He is talking about spiritual values here. In contrast, Morris is corrupt and only cares about money and power.
Talking to Aura, The Kid says, “Nobody likes my music”. She replies, “Don’t deal from that place, every time you do, you’ll lose. But you lose nothing, from believing”. This is one of the key spiritual messages, belief in oneself is crucial. Belief is how one manifests their reality.
The Kid is tied of being bullied by Morris and his gang, so he challenges him to a battle for total ownership of the club. Morris agrees to the battle but plays a sly hand when he sends his gang to break his music gear. The Kid and his band show up to Morris’ club to perform with much bravado, but his audience is less than impressed. He is about to lose the club.
Aura tells him, “When a man screams you must learn to whisper”. This is another spiritual message. When someone tries to bully or offend you, yo must learn to rise above it and not react. Instead, walk away, surrender yourself to the power of God to heal the situation. Fighting only provokes more of it.
Morris has sent his people to try to take over the other two clubs in the neighbourhood, resulting in a confrontation on the street. The Kid realizes that it is in standing together that they can fight their bully. This scene is about unity consciousness. We all win by playing on the same team tougher instead of competing against each other. Aura nearby and out of nowhere, is tragically killed when a driver hits her. The scene closes with a nasty provocation by Morris towards The Kid. The Kid sings a ballad, called Still Would Stand All Time.
It’s just around the corner, it’s just around the block
This love that I’ve been waiting for, a Love solid as rock
A Love that reaffirms that we are not alone
A Love so bright inside you it glows
And night and day would run together, and all things would be fine
Still would stand all hate around us
Still would stand all time
Still would stand all time
The message here is that the kind of love that one has been searching for is not far away. One might think they are alone, but they are not. The love of God and angels are on the other side are surrounding us. This kind of love is steady and unconditional. It glows from within your heart. He is imparting a spiritual message here. The power of love is within you.
It’s not a thousand years away, it’s not that far my brother
When men will fight injustice instead of one another
Its not that far if we all say yes and only try
Then Heaven on Earth we will find
He is saying that Heaven on Earth is not something that is a long time from now. It is near. We will find it sooner when we stop fighting and competing with each other, and instead fight against injustice and corruption. I feel this is prophetic in these times as the process of end times has begun.
No one man will be ruler, therefore love must rule us all
Dishonesty, anger, fear, jealousy and greed will fall
Love can save us all
In the New Earth, there is no one ruler. We will be enlightened people who are ruled by love. Therefore we do not need laws or authority to govern over us. Love has the power to overcome all the negativity one experiences.
Oh, love, love, oh love if you would just please give us a sign
Still would stand all time
Heaven, heaven on earth we all want to find (we all want 2 find it)
Still (still) would stand all time
We are not alone people (we’re not alone)
Tell me can you see the light (can ya see the light)
If you just open your eyes (still would stand all time)
So much you will know, so much you will show
Love, love, its not that far away if we all say yes and give it a try
(Got ta give it, a try, yes!) still would stand all time (I say still)
(so many times) so may times, I thought I could not make it
(still would stand all time)
The message here is thatGod, angels and spirit guides are around us, there to help us. We can ask for signs to show that they are there. If you pay attention, you will see these signs and know that it’s true.
Life was closing in I just knew, I just knew I couldn’t take it
That’s when love opened it’s arms, and if you don’t go in child
Still would stand all time (still would stand all time)
You better run to the light, leave your past behind
All things will be fine
Still would stand all time
When he thought that he could not survive and overcome his problems, the love of God saved him. Forget your past, whatever you did, turn yourself over to the light.
In summary, the message in the movie is that love is the key to all thing. Even in times of trouble, when your enemies want to destroy you, instead of fighting them, go to God for your answer. The power of love is stronger than what the darkness can withstand. You can only fight the darkness with light. Therefore you must rise to the occasion and raise your own frequency vibration to love. This is what overcomes all. I know this can sound all fuzzy and woo woo, and not serious, but this is an important spiritual teaching that Prince is imparting here. Everything is about energy, emanating love from your heart centre shifts your vibration and this is how miracles can happen. This is how you fight the darkness, when your enemies sabotage you, and you think all is lost.
In the last scene, when the credits start rolling, a light board signs says The Time. The Kid reprograms the sign and it says, It’s Time. Throughout the movie phrases like, “What time is it?”, or “what time it is” are used and I feel that this is an indicator to say that the time for Heaven on Earth is here. Graffiti Bridge, a place in the movie, is symbolic of the bridge from the Old Earth to New Earth, that is Heaven on Earth. The way to get to it is through your heart.
Written with the guidance of Prince in spirit.
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