Ace Ventura

February 5, 2009 at 4:28 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

Caught the tail end of Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy on Oprah today. Don’t usually tune into Oprah but I happened upon the show and something Carrey was saying caught my attention.  The depth and insight of Carrey’s statements resonated with me. I find it intriguing that his public persona and movie roles seem to be so different from who he is as a man. But maybe he isn’t all that different. Perhaps this side of him is just another facet, one that the public has not been privvy to.

These days I don’t always have time to process what I hear as quickly as I once did. I need to revisit the clip before I can begin to “connect the dots.”  Two things that have stuck with me were his comments on nervous breakdowns and our words, what we “put out there” really influencing our lives.

Carrey said that he and McCarthy refer to nervous breakdowns as nervous breakthroughs. Here’s a little clip of the script from

“I call it a nervous breakthrough,” Jim says. “I think people have ways of hiding their emotions. People think their emotions are ugly, but when she finally broke down, we were in the kitchen, and I kind of grabbed her and I wouldn’t let her go until she dumped it.”

For years, Jenny says she hid anger and guilt behind a beautiful smile. “Her therapist told her there was anger there because she felt guilty for giving her son autism,” Jim says. “This is what a lot of mothers deal with—this terrible guilt for giving their child a disease.”

Over the years, Jim has been Jenny’s shoulder to cry on, as well as a voice of reason. “‘When you feel it, you heal it’ is what he taught me,” Jenny says.

I love that saying, “When you feel it, you heal it.”


Jim says women should keep in mind what they do want—not what they don’t want—from a partner. “If you go around saying, ‘It’s impossible. No one will ever love me. A good man is hard to find,’ then you’re saying to the universe that you don’t believe in abundance,” he says. “This universe that created the stars, galaxies, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon and the duck-billed platypus is quite capable of finding someone for you that has the capacity to love you, no matter what your situation is.”

If you convince yourself that you deserve to be loved, Jim says it can—and will—happen.

Jim refers speficially to matters of the heart here, but I believe this theory is true in general. Universe is a very general descriptor, but his point is well stated.  We live out of a place of hope and abundance, even in the waiting, or a place of scarcity and doubt, which can become a trap, a moment we become stuck in.

These 2 thoughts connected seem to be a powerful theme. It’s not everyday that you can walk around feeling hopeful about something that has caused pain or a place of doubt and fear and unbelief. BUT more important than magically feeling positive all the time is the need to recognize that the doubt and fear exist. From that place of awareness comes the ability to “feel it to heal it” Eventually you may even have a nervous breakthrough 🙂

My thoughts are incomplete tonight, but that’s where I am at for now. These things have struck me, but I’m still processing… “stay tuned!”

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