Embracing the Grace of Change

Embracing the Grace of Change – A spiritual contemplation using the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

“Tell me, what is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver

About the course:
The third edition of Archetypes & a Movie examines what happens when our old story has reached the end of it’s shelf life and how we can embrace the grace that change brings us.  Using the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as contemplation on the choices and opportunities that lead us to an unexpected next chapter of our lives.

This self guided audio workshop is comprised of lecture and commentary on the film plus a full color illustrated workbook with supplementary information.

People of all ages can learn about moving from crisis to re-birth, discovering a secret chapter to our lives, aligning with grace through chaos, navigating the unexpected and finding beauty and love at any age.

Join spiritual director and archetypal counselor, Jim Curtan in a virtual adventure that will touch your heart & inspire you to claim the beauty of your one wild and precious life!

Listen to Part 1 of the course for free:


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Embracing the Grace of Change

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What you will receive:

  • Audio Part 1 A live recording with an introduction to the film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Audio Part 2 A chapter by chapter commentary on the archetypes and spiritual insights seen in the film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel that you can use as a guided contemplation while watching the film in the comfort of your own home.
  • Audio Part 3 is a live recording of Jim’s follow up lecture with class Q&A from a day long workshop held in Pasadena, California.
  • An Illustrated Workbook with instructions, supplementary information and exercises.

About the film:
BEstThe unexpected popularity of the 2011 film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel may be due to the way it crystalizes a Zeitgeist moment in Western culture: more and more lives are beginning to have a third act when most of us have been, at the most, prepared for two.

The paradigm of a single course in life is all but gone and many of us who have lived through a mid-life crisis are beginning to suspect there may be another one ahead.  We are waking up to the realization that our world is less and less predictable and a whole new set of opportunities and challenges are at hand.

The stories we’ve been living in for most of our lives are no longer relevant. Our stories have outlived their shelf lives.

The characters in this film are in just such a predicament. They are called upon to craft new myths and new stories.  In so doing they discover new lives of renewed meaning, passion and purpose.

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Family & Friend Memorials for Jim Curtan

We, Jim’s Spiritual family & friends are working on an online celebration of Jim’s life this summer. Please sign up for the email list below to get notified directly. If you received this blog post by email directly then you are all set to receive future notifications.

Family Organized Memorial May 19th 2021

In the mean time, Jim’s family have planned memorial services for him this coming week on Wednesday the 19th of May. The rosary and mass will be available to livestream if you are not in the Denver, CO area.

All of the information and their obituary of him can be found at this link.

To view a livestream of the Rosary and Funeral Mass, please use the following link: https://vimeo.com/547535903/b018202691

Remembering Jim

Jim with his dear friend Peter goofing around

If you would like to share a memory of Jim – photos, writing, poem, memories etc. – I will create it as a blog post here on his website for all to appreciate over the coming years. These blog posts will also be shared to his Facebook Page for Jim Curtan Spiritual Director. If you would like to submit something, please email me directly ( dtjulienne@yahoo.com ) or send through the contact form.

Here is a blog post that one of Jim’s directee’s created on her own website. https://barbkl.com/2021/04/25/holy-cards-and-humor/

Birthday 5/29/21

Jim’s 80th birthday would have been this Saturday May 29th. You are invited to pick a classic movie to watch and enjoy as an act of appreciating Jim and connecting to one of his great loves, movies!

With much aloha to you all – stay tuned for more information. -Julienne (Jim’s friend & media maven)

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