One year ago last month, a billion people were glued to their T.V’s to watch the most incredible international rescue to date.
I took great interest in this rescue as it had so many amazing sign posts, not only for the miners but for humanity.
The million dollar questions, will the 33 Chilean Miners be able to have the strength to move beyond the human emotions and handicaps to pass this spiritual test? And will their experience be revered, shared and handed down, like many of the ancient stories of their heritage? I believe only if they get to a higher level of understanding. We hear now, they are struggling with post traumatic stress disorder and poverty. So many felt they were set for life, financially. With a book and movie in the works, we shall see how this all plays out!
It all began with the number 33. And then, unbelievably, how the 33 were found, like a needle in a haystack. They drilled through solid rock a 1/2 mile down,guessing at the location? What? Moving on to the amazing white butterfly who didn’t lie. A sign that they would be rescued. How exceptionally organized they were. They even thought of a clergy. And then, the astounding rescue, watched by a billion people? What? A billion people? That’s a miracle in itself! Never in the history of television has this occurred.
The entire experience was not just for the 33,(which I write about in my other blogs) it was for humanity. Against so many odds, every one of these men were rescued. It renewed hope ( a baby born during ordeal, named Hope), faith and trust- that the impossible has and will occur moving forward.
This was just the beginning. We will hear more miracles in the world as much of humanity is not convinced there was divine intervention involved.
Now, the curiosity is building. What actually happened deep in the womb of mother earth?
I want to mention, through the years many inhibited cave dwellings, like Abraham who was born in a cave. And Muhammad, who was enlightened in a cave. Also, the Bodhidharma, an Indian sage who introduced Zen to China. He attained enlightenment after meditating in a cave for seven years. Legend has stated that Mary Magdalene spent 30 years in a cave at Ste. Baume, France. And then there was Thomas Merton. At one point, the Catholic Church forbade anyone to pray or have rituals in caves. Why? What did they know that they didn’t want others to find out?
In my humble opinion, the miners are still in that whirl wind, confusion. Once out of it, they must look above the human experience to understand the true meaning of this ordeal. This was a test and it continues today, until they see beyond. One thing that is important, which no one covered but me, that once they faced the sun, it’s a transformer, if one is ready…How many of these men will snap out it? All or none. One or more? Time will tell.
Money won’t change what they are here to learn. It’s deeper and significant. And it will help the world.
Stay tuned in…