The Thai youth soccer team trapped in the flooded cave in June held many people’s attention for weeks. (Find detailed information online to know more.)
Twelve boys and their 25-year-old coach were trapped by rising water in a cave. Ten days passed with no food and limited fresh water before two British divers found them. The boys had lost their lights, their warmth and had lived in a sense of unknown that few of us encounter to that physical extent. Would they die there or not? What would death be like? The range of emotions would be broad, I imagine, from fear to grief to memories of loved ones, dreams of food and hopeful thoughts as well.
I like to see how events that capture the world’s attention affect the consciousness of humanity. There really is a measurable result of that, called the morphogenic field. For the human species the morphogenic field sets up habits, thoughts, activity, and speech. This field helps the energy of a system by carrying information that maintains its wholeness. (Explore this online if you want more information.)
It was fascinating to watch this scenario of the rescue and see what it was affecting. There are unlimited affects from something like that. There will be the morphogenic field affect within the group of boys themselves, between the rescuers, within the families and friends, the communities and so on to a global awareness.
I am sharing just a few of the consciousness shifts offered to humanity from this event. The contemplation of how they stayed calm, and that they had a coach with them who studied mediation. He taught them to pray and meditate to help them cope and remain more at ease.
In the face of the mystery, the unknowable, the boys remained calm and survived. They never gave up hope of finding a pathway out. They were relaxed enough to conserve their air which was limited as there was no outside air source in their cave. Once they saw their first rescuer, they had hope but it was still unknown as to how this would play out. Even once the first boys were rescued, there was always the knowledge that the rains could suddenly intensify and the water rise enough to trap them permanently, or totally cover their heads. Although they didn’t even know how to swim, they were strapped into breathing masks for the 6-hour assisted swim out.
They were a collective group of beings of light in human bodies, with an intention of finding their inner peace in the face of mystery. They didn’t know this consciously, but their circumstances necessitated that option and they chose it. Each boy deepened within himself and became aware of what he truly is in a new way. Away from the comfort of their usual daily routines, they had to find new meaning.
They are courageous young men who demonstrated the birth a paradigm of peace. They swam through the waters of Mother Earth through a narrow canal for hours, and were born again into the light and the world of form, as new individuals, in a new vibration. They had to visit the mystery and bring that space of possibility to us all; a chance to match that awareness and have it within.
As one on a conscious spiritual path, you do this daily. You don’t have to get physically trapped to rebirth yourself into a deeper level of connection to oneness and divinity. Meditation and prayer are available to each of us at any time we choose.
It’s a personal journey for each of us, as it was for each of those boys. They each had their own challenges to manage physically, mentally and emotionally. They shifted the scope of their own habits, thoughts, activities while in the cave and the energy of this awareness resonated to all around them: each other, family, community and to the world. To those open to the awareness of making peace with the Divine mystery, to those comfortable with change and the notion of cooperation and connection uniting us all, to the expansion of the male paradigm out of the realm of combativeness, misdirected power, greed and blame.
They embodied the options of sharing, giving, helping, supporting and hoping. They embodied a balance of the spiritual working with the physical. Within the field of the unknown, known factors were at hand: specific facts about the human body and air and the science and physics of the water, the angles, the logistics and timing and placement of oxygen tanks and other equipment. Then there was the physical strength and knowledge of the men who rescued them.
There was also strife and death and arguments, ego at play amongst the rescuers and bystanders, yet that’s a part of life we also encounter daily. The Thai Navy SEAL who died a hero reminds us that this journey to understanding ourselves within the context of the physical world in relationship to the mystery is not about keeping a physical body forever. Not one of us will.
It’s about what we take from the experiences we encounter as beings in bodies — the deepening within to the truth of that which we are becoming, our transformation to the embodiment of light and wisdom.
Virtually every mystical concept encountered has a scientific counterpart that supports truths such as that we are infinite and connected, and that our thoughts, words and deeds do affect us all.
How we each set our frequency determines which offerings within the morphogenic fields we absorb the most. We are all energy. Being attentive to What Is and What Seeks To Be is an amazing starting point for contemplation and the setting of your inner connection to God, Oneness, Love, to the All. Comfort in the mystery of discovery of ‘What I AM Seeking’ and understanding of the science of the ‘What Is’ join together to help us heal into Wholeness. The resulting sense of wholeness involves the unseen versus thinking that wholeness is only of the physical body.
So find time to validate the mystery and to be in awe and wonder. Thomas Aquinas said, “A mistake in our understanding of creation will necessarily cause a mistake in our understanding of the Divine.”
Profound and relevant, as we find ourselves in a world where we watch people shun not only the Mystery of what we are Becoming but also the Physical Science of What Is. All the more reason to tune into that which you love and believe in and to be attentive to the balance of the physical and metaphysical. As you seek this, you offer the world that same permission of exploration and transformation. As you are at peace with What Is, you find a new power.
You don’t have to be a scientist to get this. I’m a minister and spiritual healer and I barely passed algebra and chemistry. Here’s something amazing: there are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on Earth. And the universe is expanding. And physicists figured out that if at the inception of the universe, it had unfolded one trillionth of a trillionth slower or faster, the gravitational pull would have flung the cosmos apart before anything could have happened, or imploded before physical creation could have occurred. Seems there is intentionality towards life in our Universe. What is that part of truth becoming within you? What does the ever expanding cosmos cause you to consider? How about the awareness of the limitlessness of the Universe?
After their rescue, the boys decided to spend time as novice Buddhist monks — a practice considered a high honor in Thailand. What in life sends you ever inward to the truth and expansion of Divinity?
Here at the Center we teach you how to have the amazing truth of your essence as a being of light that has a body this life. We are each of Divine Oneness, yet unique beings of expression as well.
Some fear the Mystery and also fear What Is. You don’t need to fear either. Validate where you are, and open your heart and mind to take a new step and let the truth of expansive limitlessness take you closer to that which you wish to reflect of creator. Some suggestions: love, connection, creativity, healing, joy, peace, and even death and strife. There’s mystery present in it all.
May you be blessed and supported on your path.
Rev. Hope Hewetson is the director of Psychic Horizons Center and has been teaching and reading for over 20 years. Call Hope for a reading or healing at 303-530-0232, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org