You’ve heard it countless times: Time is money. A mantra to explain and excuse the constant stress and emotional disconnection of people struggling to advance in the modern-day rat race. Pushing back against our materialistic era, two filmmakers want to advance a different idea: Time is Art.
That’s the title of an upcoming documentary dedicated to “exploring synchronicity as a portal to a new reality.”
“We want to contribute to the awakening in global consciousness that we are witnessing,” creators Joél Mejia and Katy Walker write. “To contribute to the increasing number of conversations about our understanding of time, space and interconnectedness that are resonating with so many people right now.”
Synchronicity is a term defined by Swiss psychotherapist Carl Jung as an “acausal connection of two or more psycho-physic phenomena.” In other words, it refers to occurrences that show a collective human unconscious that we are all a part of but rarely recognize.
“We are profoundly unconscious in Western society,” author Graham Hancock says in the film. “We are taught to focus on only a limited aspect of our consciousness, to define ourselves in entirely material terms, to think about ourselves only as agents of production and consumption and not consider the vast potential of being a human soul and human body.”
The filmmakers are currently promoting an Indiegogo campaign in an attempt to raise up to $25,000 to support the production of the movie. They are offering prizes such as a deluxe conscious music package and tickets to the New York City premier of the movie in November, depending on the level of support that donors provide.
The film is about a writer named Jennifer who starts experiencing supernatural experiences and coincidences after a relative passes away.
“Jennifer begins to discover a new way of being and a new way of seeing the world,” Walker says. She meets with other writers, philosophers and artists who help her along her journey.
“Jung recognized that in the moment of their greatest creative expression, the artist is an unconscious vehicle for something beyond themselves,” a narrator says in a clip from the film, “and at these times their pen carries the unspoken voice of the collective whole of their culture, and, like a medium or an indigenous healer, what comes through them at this time can be a curative. Healing comes from hearing the unspoken thing that our culture needs to hear.”
Ultimately, the film is about how to shift from being caught up in an ego and success-driven society into a state of seeking peace and community anywhere we go.
“Instead of exploiting the planet and each other, we can make a living and help each other in the process,” says Walker.
“This idea that time is money, it’s something that is very deep within our subconscious minds,” she continues. “The fact that we have no greater purpose than to work, pay taxes and die. We’re making this film to shift the consciousness to the idea that time is art.”