I hadn't realized there was an honest to goodness Mall near me in Hilo.  When Miss Five said she wanted to go to the Mall I was not enthusiastic.  The Mall.  Sounds like California Valley Girl territory and I have tried to move away from that all my life.  But I also want Miss Five to like me so we went to the Mall.

   At a spiritual convention I debated the fact that if divinity was everywhere and in all things then the Mall must be as holy as any place else.  I have just started a new book called  SPIRIT WALKER...Messages from the Future by Hank Wesselman and I was all into exploring my little yard to contact my soul guide and commune with a reality greater than myself so that I could be part of the ecstatic wonder of the universe. 

   "Mom said you would take me to the mall."  Gawd...I was silent for awhile and then of course I said yes.  She was happy and it reminds me of taking care of my mother these last thirteen years.  Things go smoother if you just say YES.   Is that the way with all relationships?  Just say YES and hope that the other person is listening to what you want too and is able to say Yes.  My mom loved to go to the Mall and Miss Petunia was born just three days after her plus a generation.  Leos.

    This mall had five wings and we got lost immediately.  I had never been there before and I told my granddaughter I wanted to see it all and do it all, so we did.  The carousel was first and it was a far cry from the big one in San Diego but it was fun.

     Things quickly escalated and we found ourselves in a Bridal Dress Shop, A Hallmark Store and then the ARCADE!  Handling that machine gun game was about as far from divine as I could go and yet it all blended together and pretty soon I was shelling out a few dollars to actually make the games go.  I know what it is like to have total immersion in video games.  I spent six years in Second Life on my Computer and I didn't want to log back into real life where guns can actually kill people.

     We finally found the movie theater and saw PIXELS.  It is the latest Adam Sandler movie and it was the perfect movie for us.  It is about old arcade gamers who save the world because it is being invaded by giant Donkey Kong, Centipede and Pac Man games with some Mario Brothers thrown in.  The mayhem of the attacks is fun and good old Adam Sandler has redeemed himself in my eyes from a terrible movie maker. I liked his movie "Fifty First Dates" too.  He took us deep into Mall land... it was a total escape.

      We had popcorn, corn dogs, and got on the stuffed pony rides.  We watched people and saw a grandma and her little granddaughter arguing.  We saw pretty Halloween decorations and costumes and fancy earrings.  We went to the baby section in Macy's and got to talk about the baby her mom lost last year.  It was good to say words about all that out loud.  Baby clothes are torched with emotion.


  I got back to my book and it is interesting to read this account of the author's journey into the spirit world as he takes care of his wife and two little girls.  He has visions sometimes where he goes into another man's life who is living far into the future in North America.   The author is living in Hawaii but can track this man when the visions appear.  He spends hours with him and yet it is only a few minutes in his "real" life with his little girls and his wife living around him.   He doesn't have the visions very often but to listen to him describe them they are ecstatic. 

  It is all happening right now.  Whether you are in the Mall, sitting on the toilet or strolling through a natural jungle...the intensity is there.  Hang on to the love part and don't be afraid.

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on September 3, 2015 at 11:35am

R&L ;-)  Say hi to Miss Five for me. ;-)

Comment by James Mark Emmerling on September 3, 2015 at 11:44am

Perhaps when you begin closing in on the century mark in a few decades Miss Five will be there for you like you were for your dear old mom?

Comment by Zanelle on September 3, 2015 at 12:44pm

hmmmm....there are no guarantees

Comment by James Mark Emmerling on September 3, 2015 at 1:21pm

Wondering: where in the mall did you most feel 'divinity'? The exit door?

Comment by koshersalaami on September 3, 2015 at 1:41pm
Not to mention a generation in between.
Unexpected positive experience at the mall. Excellent.
Comment by James Mark Emmerling on September 3, 2015 at 1:50pm

Inculcate that gratitude early, make her ''like'' you, it will reap huge rewards when you are 95 and want a nice lady's lunch or a trip  to the art supply store.

Comment by nerd cred on September 3, 2015 at 4:48pm

It's not the mall it's the grand. Am I right? Nothing better.

Comment by Zanelle on September 3, 2015 at 5:26pm

No, actually it is the mall and everything that is grand.  The point I was trying to make is that it is all divine.  Seems we get caught up in the cute grandma and kid thing and forget that I am trying to solve the mysteries of the universe here.  It has something to do with having fun.

Comment by nerd cred on September 3, 2015 at 6:45pm

Silly thing. I have solved the mysteries of the universe. It's all about grandchildren. And dogs. Always dogs. (I am a very simple woman and have no need - or wish - to think beyond that.)

And that is where your last paragraph took me.

Comment by Carole Dixon on September 4, 2015 at 9:08am
Yep, my granddaughter keeps dragging me to the mall. Not my pick of spots to enjoy myself and contemplate transcendence. But maybe, this is the message -- even the non-transcendental experiences can and do contain all the ingredients necessary for love to be present and that, this time with those we love, spending it on their terms, can bring us into appreciation of the mysteries of the universe even amidst commercialism, plastic and enclosed spaces


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