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Discover the Gift: The Movie

4.4 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews


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Your Destiny Awaits…It’s Why You’re Here.

From award-winning director Demian Lichtenstein comes a stunning feature-length documentary that explores the basic but vital reality that we are each given a unique Gift, a purpose in our life that is always seeking to express itself. Find that Gift and you can experience joy, power, fulfillment, freedom and unconditional love in ways beyond your imagination.
 
In Discover the Gift, Demian along with his sister Shajen Joy Aziz narrate and present a simple roadmap to a journey of self-discovery that will change your life forever. Sharing their own heartfelt, personal stories of tragedy and redemption, the brother and sister are joined by over forty of today’s most influential transformational leaders who will inspire you, guide you and ultimately enable you to begin your own journey to find your Gift and the life you were meant to live.
 
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“The Gift is our unique way of expressing love, our unique way of revealing creativity, our unique way of alleviating suffering, our unique way of downloading wisdom and beauty and all of the transcendent qualities that are everywhere present. As individuals release their Gifts, they’re releasing the next stage of their own evolution and they’re activating that same vibration and frequency in others. It’s why we’re here.”
—Michael Bernard Beckwith

“The Gift is the essence of who we are; both the qualities of being, like love and joy, peace, harmony, authenticity, spontaneity and we each have unique talents. We’ve been given a set of talents that we might call our ‘core genius’ or unique abilities and each of us has I think the responsibility to develop those Gifts and to express them fully into the world.”                                                                         
—Jack Canfield

"Discover the Gift is an extraordinary new documentary, book, blog, and CD that reaches from the broadest universal dreams to the most intimate, personal insights..."--Beliefnet.com

Discover the Gift is more than just an exquisite and uplifting film—it is a unique, transformational experience that will expand the mind, heart and consciousness of anyone who sees it...Discover the Gift is a gift for our time. It is to film what Oprah has been to television. It is in perfect alignment with my own work and life mission, and it is a true honor to be a part of it.”--Dr. Barbara De Angelis, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and Transformational Teacher
 
Discover the Gift is nothing less than a masterpiece. Demian Lichtenstein took his soul and offered it up to the world on every reel of his new film. I am honored to participate in the genius of this work of heART"--Janet Bray Attwood - New York Times Co-author of The Passion Test
 
“The most important spiritual transformational film on the planet.”—Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series
 
“To the awesome twosome, Shajen and Demian, I want to thank you for the Gift you have given to the world and to me…. I hope you have on your spiritual seatbelts as your gift spreads around the world and into the entire universe. Thanks for sharing your story, revealing your pain and giving us permission to do the same.”--Rev. Sheila McKeithen

“Sure to be a word-of-mouth winner…. Discover the Gift follows the siblings’ [Lichtenstein’s and Aziz’s] journeys towards fulfillment, joy and unconditional love, as they reveal that we all have special gifts within us waiting to be awakened and shared. Theirs include storytelling and being visually creative. As well as their own uplifting and heartwarming stories, you’ll be inspired by the wisdom of more than 40 of today’s transformational leaders who share their experiences on finding and working with your gift.”
Spirit & Destiny Magazine


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Product Details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Harmony
  • DVD Release Date: June 14, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0307889718
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,886 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I was excited about this DVD as I usually am with spiritually centered material but this one missed the mark for me. The list and messages of the spiritual leaders is wonderful as is the cinamatography of this movie. For me it misses the mark as typical of Hollywood it uses mostly romantic images to talk about spiritual love, it appears to contain sexism and agism not supportive of gifts/purpose. Finally there are some purely egoic clips of Mr.Lichtenstein that don't integrate well in the movie; because of this it seems too long. Think twice before spending your money. There is better material.
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I'll begin by saying that the central premise of the title and promise of the film--that we each have an invaluable, unique core purpose in our lives that should be fully expressed and generously shared--is a lesson I hold dear (though it was not because of this film that I learned its value).
Though there are people in the film whose stories and wisdom support this message, there are aspects of Discover the Gift that completely undermine their contributions. It's unfortunate but the fundamental obstacle for me was the filmmaker himself. Mr. Lichtenstein seems sincere in his own search for peace within and in his relationships, but while admitting faults he still seems more intent on portraying himself as a grand teacher of profound wisdom--not as someone still finding his way. He definitely earns a star for taking steps to improve his well-being, but the film feels more like a giant ego trip for him. Rather than being a person who has "discovered" something so powerful in the universe that it's changed their life and they cannot help but tell others about it with joy and zeal, the desire to "tell others" feels as if it is the driving force behind Discover the Gift. As others have mentioned, it does also have a feeling of opportunism as if trying to mirror the success of the film/book, The Secret.
It's sad--Sad that someone would try to use some beautiful concepts for what appears to be either earthly or self-gratifying reasons. I came to this looking for encouragement at a difficult point in my life, and now after having watched the film and bought the book I'm sorry to come away sharing such a negative feeling.
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the book has a beautiful message, but as i am about 3/4's thru the reading, i have found the content excessively redundant and lacking any instructive material.
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Who would have ever thought that I would be writing a review about a book and a movie that are inspiring worldwide movement? Read the reviews and you will find the most incredible men and women giving their highest praise to Shajen and Demian. Many of them are well known authors and inspirational speakers themselves.

I taught science for 36 years. I was blessed with thousands of gifts called students.
I urged them to realize their inheritance and reach for the their highest goals.
From birth every child is given a unique set of genes that will evolve and determine his destiny.

As educators we sometimes view failure as a negative thing. It is actually part of the process of growth that each individual must process to become truly actualized.
This book and the movement it inspires was written by two people who overcame incredible odds to find their gifts. Once you read the book you will feel a passion to share your gift with the world.
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By Beau on February 2, 2014
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I use this dvd in an addiction program and the clients love it as it breaks down personal change into manageable pieces. I liked it as well as it very much patterns my philosophy of life which simply stated is "You are what you think" Think thoughts of failure, you will fail. Embrace all that you can be, and you will be it
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This is a visually-stunning, moving walk in the spiritual and physical woods that illustrates the astonishing power of forgiveness and turning your boat around when you realize you've been a jerk and you're hurting someone you love. The healing force of "Zen and the Art of Accepting an Apology With Grace and Gratitude" (my terminology) is highlighted big time in this film, too.

It's about 1:45 hrs. long, so some might want to consider pausing it about half way through and viewing it in two sittings. I'd also suggest having pen and pad handy for notes; there's a lot to think about, absorb and feel in this movie.

"Discover the Gift: The Movie" is a documentary that's extremely well done on all levels. I highly recommend it.
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Love the direct heart to heart story in the beginning that sets the pace to conveying practical wisdom that anyone can follow. This wisdom conveyed by the book is presented in a perfect sequence starting with where we are, and with growth in consciousness, at each stage, another layer of wisdom teachings.
I highly recommend this precious book to anyone seeking more happiness, accomplishment, fulfillment, peace, tranquility and completeness.
You will find your precious nugget of wisdom to take you to the next level of progress in your life reading this book!
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