ESCAPED, written as a personal inner journey, may offer readers an easy antidote to a dystopian existence that seems to be heading our way faster than a speeding bullet. Or at least these words may provide readers with a new perception. New perceptions often act as weapons, and by simply placing the Universe in a different perspective, new outcomes may become good weapons, or weapons for good.
One day while relaxing on a dorm bed with my back against a wall, a young woman entered the otherwise empty room and approached me. At first I was indifferent to her presence but as she neared closer to me I felt something wasn’t exactly right. In a split second, and without conscious action, I heard myself silently cite a scripture as my head turned to the right. This came as an instinctive occurrence because there was no time to be analytical about a potential attack. I had not moved a muscle from my spot and yet amazingly the woman stopped dead in her tracks inches from me.
She then turned around, cursing, and left the room. Whew! More surprising to me however was the realization that I had recited scripture, mainly because I had never read the Bible and, if I had heard scriptures in passing my memorization skills are totally inadequate to deliberately serve me in such a situation. This experience opened my eyes to an understanding that biblical truths are somehow inherent in us, as protections. Anecdotal evidence that indeed there is more to know about our connection with spirituality than we could ever imagine.