Afbeelding door Marek Studzinski
Verschillende versies van het volgende verhaal werden gecirculeerd door de menselijke potentiële beweging van de 1960s en 70s. De volgende versie was opgenomen in het boek Scripts Mensen leven, door Claude Steiner. Ik zie het als een krachtige metafoor voor de wet van de omloop. - Grace Terry, auteur, Gewaarborgde welvaart
Once upon a time, a long time ago, there lived two very happy people called Tim and Maggie with two children called John and Lucy. To understand how happy they were, you have to understand how things were in those days.
You see, in those days everyone was given at birth a small, soft, Fuzzy Bag. Anytime a person reached into this bag he was able to pull out a Warm Fuzzy.
Warm Fuzzies were very much in demand because whenever somebody was given a Warm Fuzzy it made him feel warm and fuzzy all over. People who didn't get Warm Fuzzies regularly were in danger of developing a sickness in their back which caused them to shrivel up and die.
In those days it was very easy to get Warm Fuzzies. Anytime that somebody felt like it, he might walk up to you and say, "I'd like to have a Warm Fuzzy." You would then reach into your bag and pull out a Fuzzy the size of a little girl's hand. As soon as the Fuzzy saw the light of day it would smile and blossom into a large, shaggy, Warm Fuzzy. You then would lay it on the persons shoulder or head or lap and it would snuggle up and melt right against their skin and make them feel good all over.
People were always asking each other for Warm Fuzzies, and since they were always given freely, getting enough of them was never a problem. There were always plenty to go around, and as a consequence everyone was happy and felt warm and fuzzy most of the time.
En dan ...
Op een dag werd een slechte heks boos omdat iedereen zo blij was en niemand drankjes en zalven kocht. De heks was erg slim en bedacht een heel slecht plan. Op een mooie ochtend sloop de heks naar Tim toe terwijl Maggie met hun dochter speelde en fluisterde in zijn oor: "Zie hier, Tim, kijk naar alle Fuzzies die Maggie aan Lucy geeft. Weet je, als ze het houdt, uiteindelijk ze raakt uitgeput en dan zal er niets meer voor je over zijn! "
Haal het laatste uit InnerSelf
Tim was verbaasd. Hij wendde zich tot de heks en zei: "Wil je me vertellen dat er niet elke keer een Warme Fuzzy in onze tas ligt als we er in komen?"
En de heks zei: "Nee absoluut niet, en als je eenmaal weg bent, is het het, je hebt er niet meer." Hiermee vloog de heks weg op een bezem, lachend en kakelend helemaal.
Tim took this to heart and began to notice every time Maggie gave up a Warm Fuzzy to somebody else. Eventually he got very worried and upset because he liked Maggie's Warm Fuzzies very much and did not want to give them up. He certainly did not think it was right for Maggie to be spending all her Warm Fuzzies on the children and on other people.
He began to complain every time he saw Maggie giving a Warm Fuzzy to somebody else, and because Maggie liked him very much, she stopped giving Warm Fuzzies to other people as often, and reserved them for him.
Teach the Children...
The children watched this and soon began to get the idea that it was wrong to give up Warm Fuzzies any time you were asked or felt like it. They too became very careful. They would watch their parents closely and whenever they felt that one of their parents was giving away too many Fuzzies to others, they also began to object.
They began to feel worried whenever they gave away too many Warm Fuzzies. Even though they found a Warm Fuzzy every time they reached into their bag, they reached in less and less and became more and more stingy. Soon people began to notice the lack of Warm Fuzzies, and they began to feel less warm and less fuzzy. They began to shrivel up and occasionally, people would die from lack of Warm Fuzzies. More and more people went to the witch to buy potions and salves even though they didn't seem to work.
Well, the situation was getting very serious indeed. The bad witch who had been watching all of this didn't really want the people to die (since dead people couldn't buy salves and potions), so a new plan was devised. Everyone was given a bag that was very similar to the Fuzzy Bag except that this one was cold while the Fuzzy Bag was warm.
From Warm to Cold...
Inside of the witch's bag were Cold Pricklies. These cold pricklies did not make people feel warm and fuzzy, but made them feel cold and prickly instead. But, they did prevent people's backs from shriveling up. So, from then on, every time somebody said, "I want a Warm Fuzzy," people who were worried about depleting their supply would say, "I can't give you a Warm Fuzzy, but would you like a Cold Prickly?"
Sometimes, two people would walk up to each other, thinking they could get a Warm Fuzzy, but one or the other of them would change his mind and they would wind up giving each other Cold Pricklies. So, the end result was that while very few people were dying, a lot of people were sad, unhappy, and feeling very cold and prickly.
The situation got very complicated because, since the coming of the witch, there were less and less Warm Fuzzies around; so Warm Fuzzies, which used to be thought of as free as air, became extremely valuable. This caused people to do all sorts of things in order to obtain them.
From Abundance to Lack...
Before the witch had appeared, people used to gather in groups of three, four, or five, never caring too much who was giving Warm Fuzzies to whom. After the coming of the witch, people began to pair off and to reserve all their Warm Fuzzies for each other exclusively.
People who forgot themselves and gave a Warm Fuzzy to someone else would immediately feel guilty about it because they knew that their partner would probably resent the loss of a Warm Fuzzy. People who could not find a generous partner had to buy their Warm Fuzzies and had to work long hours to earn the money.
Sommige mensen werden op de een of andere manier 'populair' en kregen veel warme fuzzies zonder ze terug te geven. Deze mensen zouden deze warme fuzzies dan verkopen aan mensen die 'niet populair' waren en ze nodig hadden om te overleven.
From Truth to Lies...
Another thing which happened was that some people would take Cold Pricklies -- which were limitless and freely available -- coat them white and fluffy and pass them on as Warm Fuzzies. These counterfeit Warm Fuzzies were really Plastic Fuzzies, and they caused additional difficulties.
For instance, two people would get together and freely exchange Plastic Fuzzies, which presumably should have made them feel good, but they came away feeling bad instead. Since they thought they had been exchanging Warm Fuzzies, people grew very confused about this, never realizing that their cold prickly feelings were really the result of the fact they had been given a lot of Plastic Fuzzies.
Dus de situatie was heel, heel somber en het begon allemaal vanwege de heks die mensen deed geloven dat ze op een dag, als ze het minst verwachtten, in hun Warm Fuzzy Bag konden kruipen en er niets meer van konden vinden.
From Love to Love...
Not long ago, a young woman with big hips born under the sign of Aquarius came to this unhappy land. She seemed not to have heard about the bad witch and was not worried about running out of Warm Fuzzies. She gave them out freely, even when not asked.
They called her the Hip Woman and disapproved of her because she was giving the children the idea that they should not worry about running out of Warm Fuzzies. The children liked her very much because they felt good around her and they began to give out Warm Fuzzies whenever they felt like it.
The grownups became concerned and decided to pass a law to protect the children from depleting their supplies of Warm Fuzzies. The law made it a criminal offense to give out Warm Fuzzies in a reckless manner, without a license.
Many children, however, seemed not to care; in spite of the law they continued to give each other Warm Fuzzies whenever they felt like it and always when asked. Because there were many, many children, almost as many as grownups, it began to look as if maybe they would have their way.
Vanaf nu is het moeilijk om te zeggen wat er zal gebeuren. Zullen de volwassen krachten van recht en orde de roekeloosheid van de kinderen stoppen? Gaan de volwassenen samen met de hippe vrouw en de kinderen de kans nemen dat er altijd zoveel warme fuzzies zullen zijn als nodig? Zullen ze zich de dagen herinneren die hun kinderen probeerden terug te brengen toen Warme Fuzzies overvloedig aanwezig waren omdat mensen ze vrijelijk weggaven?
Reprinted with permission of the publisher, Lucky Press.©2002.
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Grace Terry, MSW, is the co-founder of Prosperity Park Associates, an organization of people who share the goal of learning, living, and teaching spiritual truth. She has taught thousands to find and follow their bliss. Grace and her husband Jim Auxier live, work, and travel full-time in their recreational vehicle (RV). As they travel nationally, Grace writes, conducts workshops and retreats and provides prosperity coaching, teacher mentoring, and spiritual companioning to individuals through postal mail and e-mail.