Out on a Limb Themes

Shirley MacLaine
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Spirituality

Spirituality is different for everyone. For some, spirituality is religion, it is believing in and worshipping a god. For others, spirituality is a state of being, a way of facing life with an understanding that only a higher power has the capacity to harm or injure one's soul. For Shirley MacLaine, spirituality means the New Age, a new way of looking at one's soul. Shirley thinks of spirituality as something that is often mocked and a state of being in which a person deludes themselves into believing things that can neither be real or proven. However, Shirley's understanding of spirituality changes.

Shirley finds herself in a moment of crisis in her life. Shirley is having an affair with a married man that leaves her feeling inadequate and alone. Shirley's friend David introduces her to the idea of reincarnation, the idea of Karmic justice, that causes Shirley to begin...

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