My heart was in my throat every time I turned on the news praying I would hear that the twelve boys and their coach were rescued after two weeks deep in the cave in Thailand. I sent them pure Divine Light and Love every time I thought of them. One morning first thing, I heard that all thirteen had been rescued, were in the hospital for evaluation and isolation due to possible spores breathed and other things encountered while in the cave, and they all initially appeared to be in good health. I said many prayers of gratitude to Spirit.
For the diver who died while delivering oxygen tanks, I sent and continue sending pure Divine Light and Love to him as he continues his journey, to his family as they grieve, and to all those around the world affected by the loss of such a brave soul. The greatest gift one can give is to lay down their life for another. Spirit opening our hearts and souls to the beauty of this being.
Before they were rescued, I read that the interim head of Thailand said that they would celebrate when all of them were rescued, in good health, and returned home. This said a lot to me that it was all important, not just the step of being rescued. The value of completing a journey that changed all of their lives was of great importance. It was a spiritual journey of great magnitude for each and all of them. One that I am guessing will unfold in greater awareness as time goes on with the realization of what they experienced. A journey that may bond them for life.
It felt so clearly led by Spirit to have a Coach that had spent years in a monastery, learning to connect with Spirit, and who learned to meditated daily. During the time in the cave, he taught the boys how to meditate to connect in with Spirit to allay their fears. This will serve these boys throughout their lives every time fear comes up if they choose to use it. The words of encouragement he spoke to them while they were in the cave will be remembered and used when situations of fear present themselves in their future. They gained tools for life during this experience. What a huge gift!
For the Coach it must have taken great spiritual mastery to be the anchor to which twelve boys were tethered. To maintain one’s inner strength, trust in Spirit, and do the things necessary to keep them all alive, as healthy as possible, and as uplifted as possible was probably the greatest spiritual test he had ever had. To me it all seemed in Divine Order that he was with them!
I heard rumors that the Thailand Police were wanting to arrest the Coach for endangering the boys’ lives and indirectly causing the death of one of the divers. I also heard that the parents of the boys said no to that as the Coach’s heart would need healing when he came out. The Coach may carry the weight of the journey into the cave, the days and nights spent there with those boys, the death of the one diver, and the mammoth worldwide rescue efforts with him for the rest of his life. Or he may know that he was called by Spirit to be the one to walk beside the boys as they each went through their own spiritual journey no matter the personal cost to him. Through the parents, Spirit may be calling for a greater level of love, compassion and healing rather than punishment. It will be interesting to see what prevails in this situation, one or the other, or a blending.
This brought up the thought of how American parents would have handled the situation. Would there have been a lot of drama, 24-hour media frenzy to analyze, judge, criticize, invade personal privacy, and project actions? Would there have been a demand for punishment, lawsuits, rallies, protests? Would the parents have prepared their sons for situations similar to this before they ever got into a situation? Would the parents have called for love, compassion, and healing rather than punishment? Would the police immediately have arrested the Coach while in the hospital and had him under guard until he could be released into their custody? Would race, color, etc., have played into the situation? Would the Coach have needed to be in protective custody as his life might have been threatened by an outraged parent or group? Some of the guesses I came up with were like a mirror to our society that showed me we have great opportunities for spiritual growth if only we will take them.
Then I asked myself as a Mother and Grandmother what would I have done had it been my son or grandsons. I would have been sending pure Divine Light and Love to mine and all immediately and continuously. I would have been praying every time I thought about any of them, thanking Spirit for their safety and well-being. I would have wanted to provide food, drink or whatever those working to rescue needed. I would have wanted to be a source of encouragement, peace, and calm. I would have wanted personal privacy.
The parents of my son and grandsons prepared them for different situations by taking them on wilderness hikes, water-skiing, snow skiing, by teaching them to listen to and pay attention to signs of danger no matter the source, by supporting them through becoming Eagle Scouts, by teaching them to be loving and compassionate within themselves and with their fellow mates through sports, interactions with relatives and friends, by individually being who the parents were, and by healing them in whatever way they needed any time they were injured whether it be physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. Most importantly, they would have prepared them by making mistakes, accepting the consequences, and changing themselves. Spirit walking beside and inside them all the way and each listening and following through. They gave them foundations with which to survive and to thrive, if they so choose. I believe they would have survived had they been in the cave.
The magnitude of the journey of those in the cave, of my son and grandsons, and of all of us is simply magnificent to me from a spiritual point of view. Some would call it a miracle, others would say it is science at work, others it is the rescuers saving them, and so forth. Whatever label is applied, my soul rejoices at the beautiful ending of this journey into and out of the cave with the opportunity for the world to work together for the good of all.
A moment in time when our hearts, souls and prayers came together in hope, encouragement, love, and joy! Blessings beyond our knowing!
May we continue to live this moment!
Reggie sat beside me while I was watching the news and when information about the those in the cave would come on. He would be still and quiet, sensing how deeply connected I was to all of it. Nancy and Reggie♥