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VOF WEEK 4: (MY DREAM SAYS, "CATCH ME IF YOU CAN!")

Daddy walked me out in the national park, I was 2. He was holding my right hand since my left hand was busy holding an ice cream on stick. On our way home, Dad told me that I saw a street child asking for food. I then requested him to give some money so that the kid would be able to buy food. He said I begged him to bring the kid home with us. My reason, as he recounted that instance, was that, “it is not right to see a kid on the street without any of his parents to hold his hand because it’s dangerous and to buy him food in case he gets hungry.” I asked my dad why he didn’t bring the kid home, and how did he avoid me throwing tantrums for not saying yes to my request. He said that instead of saying no, he gave me a problem to solve. He said, “If we bring him home, you have to bring every street kid you will see because it’s unfair to pick him and not the other kids. If you do that, you will not be able to sleep comfortably in your bed because you will not have a space. Why don’t you ask your guardian angels to help you find a solution?”

Honestly, I can’t remember this instance but it’s good to know that dad remembered and reminded me of that childhood problem. I’m sure, I didn’t sleep that night because I was demanding my guardian angels to talk back to me and give me an answer right away, like a spoiled brat who would not accept “no” for an answer.

Right now, I still don’t know how to make every child on the street housed, stuffed, and supported even by a surrogate parent/s. But I know in the future, I will have my own center that will cater to at least 10 children out of misery. I know that I can definitely convince some friends to support this cause. Now, I realize that my childhood dream is to become a mother to the neglected, not to share their misery but to give them comfort and love whenever I can.

I don’t have the money to manifest my dream now but in time, I will have a clearer vision of how it’s going to be. For now I’m content to share positive energies to people I meet; to show support when they need it; and to make them feel good about themselves like they should.

I should not be a Correspondent because I have something better to say, since everybody has something important to say. I should not be a Correspondent because I feel I’m privileged and have a stronger voice than most because I don’t know that; I don’t want to assume.

So why do I want to be a World Pulse Correspondent?

Silence.
Grounding.
Thinking.

Checking the dictionary for meaning. Correspondence (Etymology): Harmony. Agreement. Similarity. Together. To Answer. Communication. Letter.

Awareness.

World Pulse calls to women, like me; and everything connected to her, like everybody and everything else. I want to be a Correspondent because I heed the call.

Being a Correspondent, I’d like to be in harmony with the women around the world. I would like to be agreeable; to find similarity despite the diverse backgrounds whether it’s in our vision, our story or our dreams; to be together with the rest of the people even with small or vast spaces in between; to answer when I’m asked and to listen where I must; to communicate and connect; and to write letters, the open-secret passion I dare re-awaken and focus on.

Awareness.

Yes, I am a weaver.
Yes, I am a diviner.
Yes, I am a blogger.
Yes, I am a dream catcher.
Yes, I am happy, happy to know that it’s all true.

Comments

I really enjoy your posts and your thoughts and opinions and always think you will be one of the ones chosen because you are not afraid to speak about yourself, encourage others, share ideas and thoughts with us and do it in a fun way that gets us feeling involved.

Hugs to my Dream Catcher friend and look forward to more of your posts,

Maria

katea's picture

same here :)

Maria and 4 Daughters,

I would not have gained enough courage to finish the tasks without you and your daughters' continuous support for me. Many times I gave up on writing thinking I didn't have the skill and that language was so hard to handle. But remembering the first time I posted my journal and received a nice comment gave me a push to write and share my thoughts. Writing my journals has become a fun way to express myself.

I'm sure it would be nice to be chosen as one of the Correspondents but that I think is a bonus. My real prize is that you chose me as one of your friends. I feel lucky. You, Jacqueline, Tina, Anette and some others who right from the start have read my posts and have shown appreciation are a great blessing to carry as I go on with my journey. My best friend told me that I'm quite relational because everywhere I go, I seem to attract new friends. I never really thought of that about me until she said it. I don't attract a lot but I always attract the like-minded people and my kindred souls.

Even after this program, let's continue our exchanges.

I love to be hugged!

Hugs back x 5.

Always,
Katea

Poverty is man-made that we can undo.

Maria de Chirikof's picture

So true

I feel the same way, that I would not mind if I don't since I enjoy just being here so much and would support those who did make it with much enthusiasm and good wishes. I also hope to keep friends with you too. I think it is us all taking this journey together that makes it so rewarding since it is nice not only to have a place to talk with others but like everyone else says it is the feeling of being listened to too that makes it so special for us.

You will always have my friendship and I do look forward to your posts and thoughts.

Maria

katea's picture

Spirit's High

I cannot be more encouraged than this: "You will always have my friendship and I do look forward to your posts and thoughts." The feeling that I get from you is the same feeling I get when I'm kaffeeklatsching with my closest friends.

With love x 5,
Katea

Poverty is man-made that we can undo.

Farah Samin's picture

Same as you

Dear friend Katea,

When I read your writing I feel my thoughts aaare cdoming out in it. Whenever I go outside I feel pity for all those children. In my heart I feel to do something for them, I have lots of dreams surrounding them, but I don't know how to fullfill all those. I really want to do something for them, how to start my dear. Why the world is like this? I can't even see them in this position. I can't express in words how I feel for them.

Hope one day we will see our world out of all those difficulties. Maybe one day everyone will have atleast three days meal and enough clothes for them.

I hope.....I hope.....

Farah

katea's picture

I know what you mean

My dear Farah,

I know that sometimes it's frustrating to see that there are families living in destitution. And sometimes we even ask ourselves if we should sleep comfortably knowing that there's a child dying of hunger. But Farah, you must remember that we have to keep our hopes high and we have to be positive that even in the little things that we do, we are able to help them. It's not enough to be charitable but that's one way. It's not enough to pray for them but that would help too. It's not enough to educate them when their minds are occupied by the thoughts of, "will I get to eat later, tomorrow?" but education is integral as well. Sure, we can try to change others who seem to be indifferent to help our cause but the bottom line is, if other people fail to help you, you must continue to believe that you did your part and will still do until you can.

Don't ask anymore why there is such a great disparity between the privileged and the under-privileged, you will just be more disappointed. If we can lift the spirit of these children, of these people living in impoverished conditions, it is already a big contribution to humanity. To do this, we must lift our own spirit despite and in spite of. We must be soul lamp lights especially in times of darkness of the heart or the spirit.

They say that dreams reflect our soul; you have good dreams and so you have a good soul, don't lose that.

Yes, let us look forward to a better future but you must also live in the moment and be here at the present. Whatever you contribute now be it a dollar, a prayer, or a kind word to others, it will definitely help shape the future.

Smile, and you know it will be given back to you.

I will dream with you.

your friend,
Katea

Poverty is man-made that we can undo.

jap21's picture

Beautiful dreams!

Dear Katea:

The first step to making your dreams come true is to write about them, that way you realize their dimension and what they are made of. keep writing about them, make them come to life that way. We are eager to know more about them.

Best from the heart,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

katea's picture

Gracias, Gracias, Gracias!

Dear Jackie,
Because of the support and encouragement I get from you and our other friends, I get to see my dreams more clearly now. When I read my posts back, I get to understand my insight as a reader since I was not aware of it while I was writing my journals. I believe you and I will try my best to continue writing my thoughts down.

Blessed be,
Katea

Poverty is man-made that we can undo.

Katea,
you have wonderful writing skills. You entry was so beautifully written. You should write a book or a novel or something. Please do not let this talent go to waste.

Dear Nelly,
It made me blush when I saw your comment. You're very kind to me and my writing, and I'm very thankful for that. Yes, I wish for that, and when that happens, I will share my book with you and the rest of our friends. My dedication will definitely include the World Pulse community!

We will all find our place in the order of things.

Love,
Katea

Poverty is man-made that we can undo.

Tina's picture

Wonderful

Katea,
I love this post. Both your vision and the way you have written it is wonderful, uplifting and moving. I love the way you punctuate your writing with your thoughts in italics. So powerful.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
What more can I say?
Thanks for your friendship and support too
Tina

katea's picture

Power friends

Dear Tina,
How wonderful it is that it's only a month ago that we met here. We caught each other's attention because of our love for writing, and also because we have a beautiful dream. There's a peaceful and innate familiarity that connects the two of us. I know in my heart that if I ever get to visit New York, I will surely look for you. And if I get to UK, I know, I will find you there.

Let's keep our friendship and support for one another, so that we will be able to reach our dreams closer and bring our visions further. Let's have more power friends to support our cause.

love,
Katea

Poverty is man-made that we can undo.

Katie McDonald's picture

I Agree

Hello Katea,

I can only agree with the other comments. Very well done, you have a nice writing style. I especially liked the way that you broke down correspondence into its various meanings...

Best wishes

Katie

katea's picture

Thank you

Dear Katie,
Thank you for your comment. I really needed to know the word correspondence so I could anchor my thoughts and help me write.

warm regards,
katea

Poverty is man-made that we can undo.

Tina's picture

Hey Katea

I hope you will join the VOF Fans group so I can continue to read your lovely words on a regular basis.
Stay in touch
With Love
Tina

katea's picture

dearest friend, Tina

Tina,
First, I would like to congratulate you for being chosen as one of the Correspondents. I knew you'd get in!!! I am so so happy for you.

Second, yes, I am part of the group. I will be writing there soon. Just caught up with some things and undergoing some things too.

Anyway, I can thank you enough for always encouraging me to go back to writing. hehe.

love always,
katea

Poverty is man-made that we can undo.

Tina's picture

Yey!

See you there beautiful!

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