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Braveheart (1995): A Metaphysical Dive into Freedom

Film Braveheart (1995)

Metaphysical review of Braveheart (1995) by Jacklyn A. Lo

Based on historical events, Mel Gibson‘s Braveheart (1995)  is a remarkable film that explores Spiritual Choice toward Light and its central value – Freedom.


While some of us are fortunate to inherit freedom as a birthright, many must fight for it. William Wallace was among those who, though born into subjugation, chose the path of Freedom.

Wallace lived in the 13th-14th centuries in Scotland, a land oppressed by the tyrannical English King Edward I. Despite losing his entire family to English invaders, Wallace harbored no hatred in his heart, choosing instead the path of Light over Darkness.

Love, Peace, and Justice

Even when the father of William’s beloved Murron, urged him to join the rebellion, Wallace hesitated, advocating for a peaceful existence. (Love and Peace – Value of Lights).

His ideals, however, were challenged when English soldiers attempted to rape Murron, imprisoned her, and later publicly executed her. At this point, Wallace could no longer remain indifferent; Justice, another Value of Light, had to be served.

Thus, Wallace emerged as the leader of his clan, rallying them against English rule.


Drawn to Wallace’s indomitable Courage—a central Value of Light—hundreds of Scots from neighboring clans joined his uprising.

However, the Scottish nobles, corrupted by wealth and power, chose servitude ( Slavery – Value of Darks) over freedom and betrayed Wallace, aligning themselves with the darker values.

Wallace is brought to London, tried for high treason, and condemned to public torture and beheading.

Spiritual Test

Like all of us in physical reality, he is supposed to go through the Spiritual Choice, which in William’s case, was also a Spiritual Test.

Like all human beings confined to physical reality, Wallace faced a Spiritual Choice, which in his case, also functioned as a Spiritual Test.

Isabella of France, , enamored by Wallace, pleaded with him to beg for the king’s mercy. He declined. She then offered him a magical potion to alleviate his impending suffering, which he also refused.

When given one last opportunity to plead for mercy, Wallace instead roared, “Freedom!” Even after being subjected to torturous execution, he remained steadfast.

Commitment to the Light 

Freedom for Wallace was not just a word; it held profound significance. While we may never understand why he was subjected to such a severe spiritual test, his actions stand as a testament to his unwavering commitment to the Light.

Without freedom, love and hope become meaningless, and we forfeit our ability to create, to become Creators.

Braveheart is a must-see film for anyone captivated by tales that inspire and provoke deep spiritual reflection.


  • * Being born in a country that grants freedom to its citizens is a privilege earned through multiple choices towards freedom in past existences. Freedom in the past existences
  • Picture in the review:  ©IMDb 
  • Learn more about the multiple Spiritual Choices and their consequences in the Sci-fi and time-traveling novel Redemption.

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