A little story about a golden child

This little story about a golden child came to me basically in a day-dream. That might sound a bit weird but, even weirder, I feel like a voice inside me is insisting that I write it down. So here it is. This story has been inspired by The Story of the Golden Buddha and several things I’ve read in books by Neale Donald Walsch recently (haven’t written reviews on these yet). I hope you enjoy the story.

a little story about a golden child - bronze buddha statue

A little story about a golden child

There once was a golden child that existed in a golden world. Everything, absolutely everything, was golden. The child knew it was golden too because it was told it was so. It was told stories about how special it was to be golden, but it didn’t feel special because every single thing in this world was golden.

One day this golden child went to one of the elders and said that it would like to really feel what it was like to be golden. It would like to have the feeling of being special. To have the feeling of seeing the magnificence of its golden-ness. The elder told the child that in order to have this experience, it would have to go to a world where “not-gold” exists. It would also have to forget that it was gold at first. The child’s gold would have to be camouflaged so that it didn’t know it was gold. Then, at some point it could discover that it really was gold, and experience the feeling of awe and wonder at the magnificence of its golden-ness. That’s the only way to gain this experience, the only way to really have the feelings and emotions derived from the wonder of its golden-ness.

Unfortunately, it means that the golden child might be unhappy for a while as it experiences being not-gold (at least being fooled into believing it’s not-gold). There’s also a danger that it might not discover that it is really gold within its time in the world where not-gold exists. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the child is a failure – how can it be? – it really is pure gold! When the golden child gets back to the golden world and realises that the trip to the world where not-gold exists didn’t work, it can always decide to try again, and keep doing so until it does work. It can keep trying for as long as it wants to.

Even if the golden child does gain the wondrous experience of its goldenness, it might decide to experience that again and again, or it might be happy (fundamentally and really happy) to have gained those feelings and to be a really pure golden child in the golden world, carrying with it forever the real knowledge and feeling of what it really is.

How can we equate a golden child to ourselves?

There’s quite possibly a similar story to this for ourselves. Of course, we’re not made of gold. But consider this. What if, at our core, we are pure love. We come from a world were everything is love and we’ve chosen go to a world where “not-love” exists so that we can experience our pure lovingness. Of course, to get the real experience we can’t arrive in this world knowing that we are pure love, that just wouldn’t work at all. We have to temporarily forget this fact about ourselves so that we can rediscover it. That’s the only way to get the true impact and the true experience of what it means to be loving.

These are interesting thoughts worth pondering, worth meditating over. It’s amazing how such a simple thought can completely change how we’d react to this world where “not-love” exists.

Do you think there could be some truth in this? Leave a comment below or send me an email. Thanks.

9 comments… add one
  • Christopher March 7, 2016, 9:38 am

    God that was beautifuly said thank you. I know now that I’m not the only one here that just made everything I’ve ever been through and continue to for me would make it worth every bit of God’s love worth waiting for I just had an epiphany I think and I really don’t know what that means lol

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    • Pete March 7, 2016, 5:45 pm

      Thanks for the comment Christopher. I really like this story too. There’s something about it that makes it feel like there’s truth behind it.

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    • Chelsea Taylor Worrell March 28, 2016, 12:45 am

      In finding this story and today’s events that unfolded to get me to this website, I have found my answers that I’ve been searching for since I entered into my own world of the world not knowing me to be golden. Every word of the story fits to my own up bringing. My soul has found its truth that from beginning of my life I knew love was the key to everything. I then went 13-15 years into being told that love was not the key. To now at this exact point in my life I will forever know that I was right from the beginning. I have found my purpose to be true. I never gave up and I found what I’ve been searching for, evidence of my truth. Thank You for this!!! I love with everything I am and can’t love and thank you enough for this. I’m not alone! Bless you

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  • Chelsea Taylor Worrell March 27, 2016, 10:30 pm

    In finding this story and today’s events that unfolded to get me to this website, I have found my answers that I’ve been searching for since I entered into my own world of the world not knowing me to be golden. Every word of the story fits to my own up bringing. My soul has found its truth that from beginning of my life I knew love was the key to everything. I then went 13-15 years into being told that love was not the key. To now at this exact point in my life I will forever know that I was right from the beginning. I have found my purpose to be true. I never gave up and I found what I’ve been searching for, evidence of my truth. Thank You for this!!! I love with everything I am and can’t love and thank you enough for this. I’m not alone! Bless you

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    • Pete March 28, 2016, 4:16 pm

      Thanks for your comment Chelsea. I’m really pleased that the story resonated with you and that you’re becoming aware of who you really are. Sending my love in your direction.

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  • Chelsea Taylor Worrell March 28, 2016, 12:53 am

    Everything happens for a reason and I’m truly taken back by all of this. This is the greatest treasure I will ever find. I’m truly dumb founded and can’t explain in words what this did for my life. I’m in a transitional period of my life where I had a fork in the road and this solved it all. I’m 28 years old and female. I live in Anchorage, Alaska and was wondering Christopher if you can tell me how old you are and where you live. It’s crazy to know your not alone and gives me the power of love to conquer life and help others the most I can. It is cool that all of us felt this way in March. Maybe planets having effect on us. No matter religion or beliefs, love is the the only thing that passes to the other side and lives forever. The power is love.

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    • Pete March 28, 2016, 4:19 pm

      We can all conquer everything we fear with love and we are pure love at our cores. I’m very happy for you Chelsea. I hope Christopher responds to you.

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  • Jimmy bowden September 26, 2016, 5:17 am

    It takes blacks and whites to make GOLD
    L-GOD
    Tallahassee. Florida
    See-Allah-sat For-dial

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  • Jimmy bowden September 26, 2016, 5:20 am

    Alot of history is subliminally recorded about this amazing child of Gold.

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