The Cave

5 July 2018 Thursday 7:37am

“You can have faith and just wait without doing anything. Um..No comment. You’re on your own on this one. Good luck!”

I tweeted that the other day. I’m thinking—that’s what those twelve boys and a coach did when they got stuck in that underground cave. But they got results anyway. They were found and are now waiting to leave that cave. So does that mean just having faith and just waiting works?

They’re waiting to leave? What are they waiting for?

The cave is still flooded. The rescuers are helping to drain the water but it’s a slow process. At the moment, the rescuers are helping the boys and the coach gain back their strength and confidence. So they can swim or dive out of the cave despite the flood. It seems the rescuers are thinking of two options: One—find another exit. Two—teach the group how to swim and dive out. But the experienced divers say that even for experienced and expert divers, the flooded cave is super dangerous. And these kids’ health and stamina are not exactly to the max at the moment. I understand the rescuers have brought in 2 weeks worth of supplies, just in case. Man, being stuck in a cave for one day will already freak me out! Poor guys. Luckily, they will also be provided with some communication cable soon, if they haven’t already. Communicating with their loved ones will definitely be a big boost for their morale. So to get back to my question—so this situation just proves that having faith and waiting works after all, yes?

Are they still waiting?

Well, technically yes.

Are they not doing anything?

No. They’re doing plenty! Especially on the rescuers’ side—which I believe has become an international affair.

So to answer your question—Yes, it may work. And no, it may not work.

I think you misunderstood my question. I’m talking about the time before they were rescued. They just waited in that cave for 9 days for someone to rescue them. They probably just had faith and prayed a lot and waited. And yet rescue showed up. Isn’t that doing nothing but have faith?

How did anyone know they were stuck in that cave?

That’s a silly question. Their families would have worried about their disappearance, of course.

So they actually let their parents know where they were going?

Most probably.

That is considered doing something, my dear. Even if they didn’t inform their parents—that is still doing something. Because their very existence as a member of a loving family is doing something. Their presence being missed in the comfort and love of a family is “doing something.” From the day you are born you are always doing something. Even before you are born you are doing something. Your soul is energy which is forever “doing something.” The energy of the soul can only be felt and not seen because it is an energy that is at a different frequency as compared to energy that is produced by your physicality—which is your body. You are never “not doing something.” You are always doing something. This “doing something” that you are doing is forever because your soul is forever.

So are you telling me that the statement “have faith and just wait” is wrong?

Nothing is ever wrong or right, my dear. That statement is not possible.

So that statement is an impossibility? That it can never be done? That no one in this world can really do such an action?

Having faith in itself is an action. Faith is a thought. Faith is a feeling. Your thoughts and your feelings are the most powerful energy in your universe. Energy in itself is “doing something.”

So what you’re saying is…Oh man, I don’t know what you’re saying! Help!

You came into this world for only one thing—and that is to help each other. When those boys and that coach decided to go into that cave, their soul already planned to get stuck even before they were born. We’ve mentioned it before—it’s called their “agenda.” Their soul’s agenda is to one day get stuck in a cave in order for the world to know who they really are. And in turn, they are giving the people of the world a chance to be who they really are.

Hence, the international coverage and the international oneness to rescue them.

Yes. So are the boys and their coach out of that cave yet?

Not yet, I think. Soon, hopefully. We’re following the updates very closely. It seems they’re in good disposition, so that helps the situation a lot.

Mindset is everything.

I know, I know. Frustration slows everything down. Love all around is better.

Much, much better.

A Fond Farewell

30 May 2018 Wednesday 6:49am

“Goodbye doesn’t mean forever.”

It sounds contradictory.

In what sense?

I’m not sure. It just does. Maybe I should look up the meaning of “contradictory.”

Go ahead.

Okay. “Contradictory” means “a proposition so related to a second that it is impossible for both to be true or both to be false.” So, does that apply to that phrase?

I don’t know. You tell me. You’re the one who finds it contradictory. Try to take it apart first.

Okay. “Goodbye” means “farewell (a conventional expression used at parting).” That’s it. That doesn’t really explain much.

How about the word “farewell”?

“Farewell” has more. It means:

1. goodby; may you fare well: Farewell, and may we meet again in happier times.

2. an expression of good wishes at parting: They made their farewells and left.

3. leave-taking; departure: a fond farewell.

4. a party given to a person who is about to embark on a long journey, retire, leave an organization, etc.

Choose one.

I choose #3—“leave-taking; departure: a fond farewell.”

Alright. Replace the word “goodbye” in that phrase with the words “a fond farewell.”

Okay. A fond farewell doesn’t mean forever.

Does that still sound contradictory to you?

Nope. It sounds so much better. It sounds of love all around.

Love never says goodbye, my child.

Yup, love only says a fond farewell.

The Flower Vase

21 May 2018 Monday 6:43am

“The word “abandonment” doesn’t belong in God’s dictionary.” What’s this about, God?

Please look up the meaning of the word “abandonment.”

Okay. “Abandonment” is the noun of the verb “abandon.” And it has a lot of meanings:

1) to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert: to abandon one’s farm; to abandon a child; to abandon a sinking ship.

2) to give up; discontinue; withdraw from: to abandon a research project; to abandon hopes for a stage career.

3) to give up the control of: to abandon a city to an enemy army.

4) to yield (oneself) without restraint or moderation; give (oneself) over to natural impulses, usually without self-control: to abandon oneself to grief.

The first three sort of sound the same. But number four is more like..Um…More like..

More like freedom?

Yes! The sample sentence says “To abandon oneself to grief.” I can substitute the word “abandon” with the word “free” or “freedom.” It’ll be like – to be free to express one’s grief. Or to have the freedom to grieve.

Good job.

Thank you. Wait a sec. I don’t think I can substitute the word “free” or the word “freedom” for the word “abandonment” in my tweet – “The word “freedom” doesn’t belong in God’s dictionary.” That sounds weird.

It will not sound weird if you believe that God is everything and God is the nothing.

I don’t understand. It’ll be difficult for me to believe something which I don’t understand.

Let me explain. Take for example an empty clay pot or a flower vase.

Let’s take a flower vase. I like flowers.

Okay. There’s a flower vase in front of you. That flower vase is a perfect example of God being everything and God being the nothing. Let’s say it’s made of porcelain. When you touch it, you can feel the physical part of it. The physical of everything is God because God is everything. Now, put your hand into the mouth of that vase without touching the porcelain. What do you feel?

I feel air. I feel nothing.

Now, put your hand above and around the vase without touching the porcelain. What do you feel?

Still nothing. Just air.

The everything includes the nothing. And since God is everything, then God is also the nothing. In order for you to experience the porcelain of the vase, there must exist the nothingness around and inside the vase. The everything cannot exist without the nothingness. And the nothingness cannot exist without the physicality of everything. Now do you understand when I say, God is everything and God is the nothing?

Yeah, sort of. But what’s that got to do with my tweet – “The word “abandonment” doesn’t belong in God’s dictionary.”

I will never abandon my children, you know that. But do children abandon their parents?

Some do, yeah.

So since God is everything and God is you and everyone else, then God abandons and God does not abandon. Because God is everything.

I prefer the statement – God doesn’t abandon.

But most of you abandon your parents, yes?

Like I said, some do. Total abandonment for some reason or other. Then there’s part-abandonment when most of us have to leave the nest when we’re old enough or when we get married.

Why?

So we can be independent. And focus on our own family, spouses and children. But we still check on our parents and visit them as often as we can just to see how they are. I guess like what I’m doing here now. How are you doing, God?

I’m good, thank you. Nice of you to visit. What about your mother? How is she?

She’s very good. She’s right here next to me, having her breakfast.

Why haven’t you left the nest?

I did. But I got divorced and we had to sell our apartment. So Mum and Dad welcomed me and my children back home. Lucky me. I can’t say much for those mothers and their children who have nowhere to go.

That’s another long story of abandonment, my child. Let’s talk about that another time. When it comes to discussions of the oppression of women, it will take forever.

Oh no, you’re abandoning me!

Never.

I’m kidding!

I’m not.