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Monday, April 11, 2016

Incorporeal, A Fable out of The Child and The Prophet




















Now that Mr. Whale had joined them, The Child bloomed. At night, she slept on his back; during the day, she lay on the Lily Pad and looked down into the ocean studying its inhabitants.

“Prophet?”

“Yes, Child,”

“Are you incorporeal?”

“Why do you ask, Child?”

“Cause…”

“Cause what?”

“Well, you said you were always by me but I never saw you. And then Mr. Raccoon said it too.”

“Oh, I see.”

“But if you were there, why couldn’t I see you?”

“What do you think?”

“I don’t know.”

“ Can you see me now?”

“Of course, I can. You’re here on Lily Pad with me.”

“Then what makes you think I’m incorporeal?”

“Cause you disappear.”

“Oh, I see.”

“Stop saying Oh I see and give me an answer.”

“To what, Child?”

“Are you incorporeal or not?”

“Why do you want to know, Child? Will it help you on your journey?”

“It might help me understand.”
“Understand what?”

“How to get where I want to go.”

“Child, lots of people are seeking understanding and not getting anywhere.”

“Well, isn’t understanding important?”

“Faith is important.”

“I don’t understand. How can I believe something I don’t see?”

“So, if I’m incorporeal, then, you wouldn’t believe I exist?”

“Well, it makes sense, doesn’t it, Prophet?”

“Does your walking on water make sense?”

“No, but I know I can cause I believe I can.”

“But water is soluble,” said The Prophet. “Not insoluble.”

“Which means?”

“Your faith is built upon your hope that you can succeed.”

“So, are you telling me you’re incorporeal, Prophet?”














“Child, the incorporeality of whether I AM or not is relative.  What you believe is what counts.” 




Shalom Aleichem,

















Pat Garcia

22 comments:

  1. Thank you Pat, food for thought re: 'what you believe is what counts'. Faith & Doubt, two strange bedfellows which call us to keep seeking ...

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    1. You're very welcome, My Dear Friend.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  2. Yes, this post is so RIGHT ON!! If you believe... it IS there! I love it. Thanks, Patricia!!

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    1. Thank you My Dear Friend. Nice to hear it.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  3. It's always what we believe that creates our world and sustains us. The child is learning some very old wisdom on that lily pad.

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    1. Yes and so it is. Our belief determines the outcome of our lives.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  4. "It is what you believe that counts."

    Once I realized this simple truth, my life changed. I suspect that's going to be true for the Child, too.

    Boldly Going Through the Alphabet!
    @shanjeniah
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    1. Join the club. Once I realized that my life changed dramatically.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  5. Valid questions that the child is asking. I would imagine the child's life's experiences will have an effect on her faith and beliefs.

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    1. Of course. Her faith and belief determine her journey and her experiences.
      Thank you for coming by.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  6. I'll admit I had to look up the definition of the word. This is such a deep post.

    Mary
    #AtoZChallenge I is for Imbruglia

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  7. Oh, I see.

    Thank you, Patricia.

    Shalom,
    Samantha

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    1. Don't you just love The Prophet, Girlfriend? He's amazing.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  8. Diggin that Toni Morrison vibe you got going on there. Enjoyed it. Hope you are enjoying the challenge!

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    1. Pam, you made my day when I awoke and saw this comment. Nobody has ever compared any of my writing to Toni Morrison who I think is everloving fantastic!!! She's one of my invisible mentors that sit around my roundtable.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  9. You have not disappointed with today's wisdom, Pat and Prophet.

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    1. Thank you so much My Dear Liz. Your support is treasured.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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