When you were young, did you dream of what you’d be later on? I did. I was about six, maybe seven, when it dawned on me what I would become. Every Saturday morning I would go to the library in Rockhampton, Australia with my parents and my two younger brothers to return with another pile of history books. “Don’t you want to try something else Wim?” my parents asked after a while. “No,” I answered shaking my head and departed to my fantasy world of explorers who travelled the world in ships, on horseback and camelback, or on foot, discovering the most interesting lands.
We are all spirits in the material world
I’ve always had a keen sense of sight. Whether I was looking into the distance or up close, my eyesight never failed me. Yet, I never truly appreciated this gift, even though my peers often pointed it out to me, along with doctors at medical check-ups. Sure, I was aware of it, except its importance just didn’t sink in.
Be honest, when was the last time you cried? Or does this question make you feel uncomfortable? OK, shall I go first then? I cry at least once a week, usually more though.
Now and again I look back
On childhood days
Those tear filled moments
When words did not console me
Photo by Howard Schatz
How is the gender we come into this world with determined? The answer is simple. When the sperm cell is carrying an X chromosome a girl will be born, and in the case of a Y chromosome it will be a boy. This is a scientific fact, yet I like digging deeper for answers. I am convinced my spirit decided before it reincarnated that it wanted to be born male and to go through life as a man. In that way my spirit can have optimal experiences to learn its lessons. Naturally, I can’t remember this decision and the lessons, as these are safely kept in my unconscious mind.