first spiritual experience for me occurred when I was about
eight years old. My father passed away suddenly and it was
a tough time for me.
a newly "enlisted" Cub Scout and was at one of my first Cub
Scout meetings. The meeting was really just a fun time when
several boys would get together with a few moms, play games
and begin to learn about the scouting concept.
this particular meeting, we were playing a game in which we
tried to land a coin in a small glass at the bottom of a water-filled
two-gallon glass jug. If we were successful, we would win
a goldfish. That motivated me.
as each fellow Scout attempted to get the coin in the inner
glass.What I observed was that the silly coin would float
and flutter back and forth until it landed far from the glass
on the bottom of the bigcontainer.
watched this, I internally asked my father on some level within
my mind, "How can I get the coin into the glass?" I had never
spontaneously asked an inner question like that before. I
had never before been motivated to do so.
image came to me. I was shown a picture in my mind of the
two-gallon jug being tipped on its edge, at about 45 degrees.
Then, if I dropped a coin in the water, the fluttering might
cause it to go into the glass at thebottom.
was my turn to drop the coin. Without asking anyone or saying
anything, I carefully tilted the jug on its edge. As I did
this, two of the moms noticed that I was attempting something
different and came quickly to help me balance the heavy jug.
I dropped the coin in the water. Within a couple of seconds,
the coin went back and forth and then fell right into the
to say, I amazed everyone, including myself! After that, the
rest of the Scouts did what I did and they too won the prize.
I proudly earned a goldfish that day.
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Feb. 04, 2013