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Thirteen stories. A dreamer, a young man and two archangels in search of truth. What does a depressive, a pedophile, an abortionist, a drug addict, a professional player, scientists, criminals, a sexologist, a schizophrenic, and a handicapped have in common? Both seek to reflect on their actions, their paths future next to the seer, a revolutionary and special being, on a great journey in the northeast of Brazil. Stating be the son of God, he promises listen to everyone, advise them and give valuable tips on how to resume the life by showing his personality and his father over time. The greatest goal of all is to awaken the inner self of each one of them and, reaching this miracle, the truth will finally be revealed. ”I am” also represents a cry of freedom front ace social conventions as in the past Jesus did. ”I am” shows up in this way how the human being is in essence.This is at odds with those who are accustomed to judge others. A thought-provoking book promising many reflections and emotions PUBLISHER: TEKTIME
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Aldivan Teixeira Torres
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Academic Qualifications: Degree in Mathematics with specialization in the same area.
Short Biography: Aldivan Teixeira Torres, was born in Arcoverde- Brazil, created the series the seer, the series sons of the light, poetry and screenplays. His literary career started at the end of 2011 with the publication of his first romance work Opposing forces. For whatever reason, he stopped writing only resuming his career in the second half of 2013. Since then he never stopped. He hopes that his writing will contribute to the Pernambuco and Brazilian culture, arousing the pleasure of reading in those that do not yet have the habit. His motto is “For literature, equality, fraternity, justice, dignity and the human being honour for ever”.
I dedicate this work to all the enlightened and fighting spirits, that have had the courage to face the social dictates and spread their beliefs and views of the world. In special, to those stigmatized by society who are constantly being pre-judged. For these I have a message: “I am” believes in you.
Firstly, to my good God who regards me as his son. To my parents and relatives, who are always present in good and bad times. To my friends, work colleagues, acquaintances, neighbours and those who have been part of my life. To my readers who are always praising me. Finally, I thank everyone who believes in the Brazilian literature.
“Jesus was then telling the Jews that believe in him: If you stay in my word, you will be my true disciples and you will know the truth and the truth will free you. They replied: We are descents from Abraham and we were never anyone’s slaves; How come you say, “you will be free”? Jesus replied: In truth I tell you that all those that sin are slaves of the sin. The slave doesn’t stay at home all the time; The son, however, stays always there. If, then, the son frees you, you will be truly free. I know that you are descents from Abraham, but you try to kill me, because my word does not penetrate you. I speak of what I saw together with my father and you do what you have heard from your father. They answered: Our father is Abraham. Jesus told them: If you were sons of Abraham, you would do the work of Abraham. Now, however, you try to kill me, I who a have spoken the truth that I have heard from God; Abraham, did not do this. You are doing the work of your father. They retorted: We were not born from fornication; We have got only one father who is God. Jesus told them: If God was your father, surely you would love me, for I am from God and come from him: I did not come from myself, but he has sent me. Why don’t you understand my language? Why can’t you hear my word? You are from the Devil who is your father and want to satisfy the wishes of your father. He has been a murderer from the beginning and did not persist in the truth, because the truth is not with him; Telling lies, he speaks of himself, for he is a liar and father of the lies. I, however, who tells the truth, you don’t believe in me. Who among you accuses me of sinning? If I tell the truth, why don’t you believe me? He who is from God, listen to God’s word. You don’t listen because you are not from God. The Jews retorted: Perhaps did we not speak well by saying that you are Samaritan and that you are possessed by the devil? Jesus replied: I have got no demon, but I glorify my father and you dishonour me. I am not seeking my glory; There is someone who seeks and judges. In truth, in truth I tell you, those who observe my word, will never see death. The Jews then said; Now we know that you have a demon, Abraham died and so did the prophets; And you say: If someone keeps my word, will never taste death. Are you by any chance greater than our father Abraham who died? And the prophets that died? Who do you pretend to be? Jesus answered: If I glorify myself, my glory is not worth anything; who glorifies me is my father who you say is your God and whom you don’t know, I, however, know him. If I say I don’t know, I am like you, a liar. But I know him and keep his word. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; He saw it and was happy. Then the Jews told him; You aren’t even fifty years old and you have seen Abraham? Jesus told them: Truly, in truth I tell you, before Abraham existed, I am”. (John 8,31—58)
“I am” is presented as a challenge, a daring, face a society many times backward and conservative. The first great thinker to face this paradigm, was a Jew called Jesus Christ about two thousand years ago. By declaring being son of God and by affirming his “I am” he broke the then existing structures. Inspired by this example, this book gives a shout of freedom that every human being must experience. We are not what the others say, and we are many times the personality that we create. We must be ourselves with the naked and raw truth. Following it, we will awaken our true “I am” and this will free us from our own fears forever.
“I am” also puts in contradiction the rules, the false morals, the prejudices, the intolerance and pride. Only when we find our main axle we will define our priorities and the best way to realize them. The book poses pertinent questions relating to the correlated and inter-correlated relations.
Finally, “I am” is a prime work that must be read in the light of the present society and if we put ourselves in the plot line we will solve our own failures and will discover that there is no greater happiness in the world than being together with our friends, our masters, with our belief and with our God. With them we are stronger, and we will transform ourselves into advocates, spreaders and protectors of the things of goodness. Do that. Be an apostle of goodwill, truth, the father and always practice love. A hug and good reading.
Riacho do meio— Arcoverde
In the ghetto
The return to the observatory
On the way
At the rural area
The crossroads district
Vitoria de Santo Antão
Finally, Recife, the capital of Pernambuco
It was the day of 01/01/2015, agitated, dark, sombre, stormy morning, despite being the start of the new year, at a certain place in the outback of Pernambuco, where resting on a recently bought box-bed, was the glamorous seer, the old dreamer who had conquered the cave of despair and its fire.
Among conflicting nightmares that wake him several times during the night, he debates tirelessly in search of signs that would allow a greater realization of his deepest dreams. However, nothing seemed to promise anything.
At exactly 3H00 in the morning awakes from the last sleep of the night, gets out of the bed approaches his desk where are his notebook, his printer, books, the cable to connect the internet, forms and other bureaucratic papers.
He sits down on the chair, opens the drawer, taking out a pen and paper. The spirit of Yahweh agitates him and then he begins to psychograph.
“A new era approaches and in these new times, I want to give you, my son, all the honour, glory and success deserved. I act in this way, because you are the only one on earth to understand me, to listen to me and to be completely obedient. Therefore, I tell you: Take your bag, your crook, your cross and follow me. Do not worry with what you are leaving behind and not with what will happenafter, for everything has been planned from the beginning of time. I want through you to touch the people’s heart, make them reflect and who knows take a new direction in their troubled lives. I am, once more, intends looking for the sinners, for as the old saying goes: Who needs a doctor, is who is sick. Those we believe, I promise eternal life and a special place in our kingdom. Those who reject it, they will have their names taken out of the book of life, for those who do not recognize the son they can see, much less will recognize the father who they don’t see. The latter does not deserve the dust from your feet. Don’t be afraid, will always be with you directing you internally. There are no secrets between us and my grace will keep you. Look for a signal.”
The seer stops writing. He picks up the paper and gets worried. What was going to happen? At every moment that passes, the gigantic wheel into which his life has been transformed, becomes more interesting.
He has already reunited the opposing forces, understood deeply his dark night of the soul, revisited the past, has deciphered God’s code and now he was before more demands.
Tiredness was intense, and he decides to go back to sleep. He was sure that he would not be able to sleep, but at least he could rest his tired body. And so, he does: keeps the paper in the desk drawer, gets up from the chair and with four steps slumps on the bed. Now, it was just wait for day break to take care of the necessary measures.
Until this happens, he takes advantage for an inner reflection about himself, his mission and respective challenges, his social circles and its needs, his commitments, the daily battle and try to foresee the destiny’s nuances, each time more amazing. But the most important is that everything remained in peace and at the expected rhythm. His star would soon shine.
And so, the time passes. When the alarm clock rings exactly at 5H00 he jumps out of bed, gets dressed, shouts of happiness for it is a holiday, goes to the shelf, picks up the cable of the radio and plugs it in. In the same shelf he chooses one of his favourite CDs and plays it. He listens to three songs, undresses, picks up shampoo, soap, brush, tooth paste and shaving cream, razor, the towel wrapped round his needy, thin and sweating body. Leaving the room, he goes through two lounges and at the end of the corridor enters the bathroom. Closing the door behind him, removes the towel, put the personal items on the basin and starts the required procedures.
Carefully splashes some water on his face and applies the cream. At this point, he has the chance of analysing his external aspect. His face was black and blue resulting from constantly hitting his face on the pillow during the previous night. Being vain, immediately starts shaving so to feel young as soon as possible. As he shaves, the whiskers are cut, the skin becomes soft, despite some lacerations caused by not paying attention. Just as well they were not serious.
When he finishes, gets under the shower, opens it, and the contact with the cold water awakes his most inner feelings. Everything was falling into place in his life, leaving each time his destination even more interesting. Although he had not realized it yet, he felt fully confident and capable of winning once again. He was prepared to go to the bottom in search of the signal mentioned by his father in the psychograph message a while ago. Even if he did not have an idea where to start.The seer closes the shower. He puts soap on his body in the smallest detail and wash it once more. With the exfoliating of the skin, now it is easier to remove completely the corporal, spiritual and psychologic impurities that had now and again afflicted him. He takes advantage and concentrates in cleaning, leaving other thoughts for another time.
Between shampoo and soap and more cold water, he finishes bathing in fifteen minutes. He returns to the basin, brushes his white teeth, making them shine. Now, he is ready for a free day and who knows, interesting in his almost monotonous life. Feeling confident, picks up the towel, dries himself, gets dressed and leaves the bathroom, and using the same way as before, returns to his room. At this point, everyone in the house was awake and politely wishes good morning to the ones he meets and is promptly reciprocated despite that not being the usual. In the room, he puts on simple but clean clothes. Then heads to the kitchen located at the end of the passage. Passing through the same places as before, arrives there, goes to the table and sits on an empty chair around the table. At this point he smells the coffee and fried eggs which are being prepared by his kind sister. The others start to arrive making the place livelier, with the usual family contradictions.
The breakfast is then served and comprises of bread and eggs, bread rolls and biscuits. While they eat, they engage in a conversation relating to daily matters, regional news, sports, politics, religion and relationships, each one having the opportunity of giving his opinion. Everything is very pleasant.
Once the breakfast is over, the seer says goodbye and returns to his room. There, he starts to pack his knapsack, only packing the items of bear necessity. His objective was to go out and begin to look for the signal mentioned by his father. With everything ready, leaves the room, goes through the lounge, says the last goodbye and exits the door. He was going to follow his intuition
Outside, he heads towards east, place of a peculiar view. On the way, he meets two people, greets them and continues forward, for there was no time to waste. The challenge was calling for a decision.
In five minutes he is already at the field adjoining the village school. He walks around for a while and at a given moment everything seems to change: The ground shakes, the sky darkens and the torment of a black shadow approaches. It was like the dream he has had two years ago. From inside the shadow three men come out and come close. With a deceitful smile, forcibly grab the seer from both sides and take him to near the inside of the shadow. Getting closer, the son of God understands that it would be his perdition to enter the shadow and struggles to get free.
However, his efforts are futile, for he is at disadvantage, being three against one. With no way out, the solution was to ask help from his father through the following prayer named “Prayer of Liberation”:
“I invoke you, God of the armies, to rescue me at this time of despair. Behold that might evildoers got hold of my soul and body trying to lead me to perdition. I am stuck. So, I beg of you, my father, rescue me, show your mighty and take away all the evildoers. I beg you for the sake of you plan, your kindness and your unfathomable love. Free and liberate me so that I can dignify your name before the assembly. So be it.”
As soon as he had finished saying the prayer, the situation changed completely: A great light approached, stood in front of the men and from inside it two strong angels came out. There were Uriel and Rafael, old acquaintances of his. They grabbed the men and with a spectacular agility threw them back to the shadow. After, they blew a strong wind that send them to Sheol, the great abysm. Done! Now the seer was safe.
As for magic, Renato also arrives, making up the amazing quartet from the previous adventure. After the usual greetings, they start talking.
— Oh, how good that you are here, my friends, pleased to see you again – Said the seer.
— We are here by the will of your father. Thank him— Answered Rafael.
— It is our pleasure too. (Uriel)
— I am very happy, partner. (Renato)
— How come you are here, Renato? (The seer)
— The guardian lady gave me your co-ordinations. She stressed the astral importance of this moment. It is as if it were a restart of everything built up to now— He explained.
— Caramba! First the message from my father and now you are all present here. Would it be a new adventure, Rafael? (Divine)
— Precisely. We came to help you in the continuation of your work. (Rafael)
— Ok. What is the first step? (The seer)
— It is up to you to decide. Only then you will find the answers. (Uriel)
Uriel answer was reasonable. As a human being, he was free to choose the best way and intuitively he knew that would be the right choice. His father was wonderful and expressed himself through his person and that was what the angels recognised. With a brief analysis, he takes a decision and tells his friends:
— Very well. I have decided. The experience in Sodorra, showed the direction of my true mission: I look for the sinners and their liberation from darkness. I want to bring them to my kingdom where they will have peace, plenty, justice and happiness if they accept me as king and brother. “I am” invites you to a journey.
— I am at your disposal. Since the first time, I am your right and left arm of any work. (Renato)
— I will accompany you and protect you from any evil. (Uriel)
— I will always be your adviser. (Rafael)
— Thank you all. Follow me. (The seer)
Having said that, the train departed. The next stop would be the seer’s home, where they were going to get food, clothes and money for the journey’s expenses. The dice were rolled.
On the way, they have the chance of talking a little and enjoying the beginning of the new year at the village. The land of Aldivan and Renato was a tranquil and pleasant place to live at, full of cultured, polite and welcoming people. This restart of their lives was promising.
A while later, the group reaches its destination. With the help of the seer, the suitcases are packed, they then get together and depart for the first destination. They go through the village centre, take the main road and after one hundred metres are already beside the road BR 232. They wait a while, talking lively about the journey’s plans.
Twenty minutes later, the bus arrives, they board it and then a twenty kilometres trip starts, towards the capital of the outback, the beautiful, beloved and important Arcoverde.
In the car, a dark grey coloured 15 seats combi, they try to keep busy, being it making small talk with other passengers, listening to music or even enjoying the enchanting typical provincial landscape of the Brazilian northeast interior. Without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in the world.
At a medium speed, they cover the distance in twenty minutes, alight at the bus stop, say goodbye, pay the fare and continue the walk on foot through the town’s main avenues.
Helped by the angels, the first stop chosen is the Cathedral of the Deliverance. They climb up the stairs, go in the main area and kneel in front of the sacrosanct altar. There are other people around, but each one has the freedom of saying his inner prayers in a perfect and individual communion with the creator.
When they finish the prayers, something calls the attention of the members of the group: A young blonde woman, 1.75 m tall, rosy cheeks, thick legs and arms, thin body, wearing a pink pair of dungarees, who could not stop crying. They decide to approach and address the unhappy creature:
— How can I help you, miss? Any problem? (The seer)
— No. Nothing that concerns you. (Young lady)
— Don’t talk to him like that. He only wants to help. (Rafael)
— Beg your pardon. It is that I don’t understand the sudden interest of strangers about me. (Young lady)
— I understand it. What is your name? (The seer)
— Rafaela Ferreira. And yours?
— My name is Rafael Potester.
— My name is Uriel Ikiriri.
— I am called Renato.
— I am Aldivan Teixeira Torres, also known as the son of God, Divine or seer. I want to tell you, apart from what is happening, that there is a solution for everything. Suffice you having more confidence in yourself, the father and in me. I am here to help you.
Rafaela was astonished. Who was that mad person thinking of himself as the son of God? In her perturbed mind, nothing and nobody could help her, and her destiny was perdition or the first bridge she found to jump off. Those words despite having touched her, did not signify anything before her private pain. She decides then show herself firm and difficult.
— You are kidding! Do you want me to believe that you are divine? Don’t waste my time.
— Seriously? You look like that young girl playing with her doll and hiding at the church’s vestry with your friends. At that time your naivety and faith were mirrors to other people. Now, however, I understand your soul darkness and I feel concerned. Don’t you want my help? Don’t regret when everything is lost— Said the son of God.
— I sincerely recommend that you listen to him. After having met him, my life was changed in such a way that I can no longer live without him. He has got words of life. (Renato)
— Aldivan is an extraordinary being. No power, symbol, entity or denomination is stronger than his love for people. Always listen to him. (Rafael)
— I don’t exist without him. (Uriel)
Rafaela was lost for words. It was indeed unbelievable despite her faith and belief not allowing to believe in miracles. The five there in front of the Almighty, her problems that did not stop hammering her head, the promise from a stranger who called himself son of God and knew about her past. What was happening? Could it be a plot from destiny to deepen her more in her misery? Or who knows could it be her salvation? In her mind this last hypothesis had the least probability.
After a quick analysis of the situation, she decides to test them and where would all this madness be going to end.
— Alright. I will let you help me. What is the first step?
— Let’s get out of here. Outside I will explain better. (The seer)
Everyone obeys the team leader. Leaving the matrix of deliverance, they walk a few metres towards south and the turn right at the centre main avenue. On the way, the seer speaks.
— Rafaela, could you introduce us to your family? You live in the neighbourhood Saint Christopher, don’t you?
— Yes. No problem. The past three months I have been living with my parents, after my engagement broke-up —She answers each time more impressed.
— I know it. We will take advantage to have a snack. Are you hungry, guys? (The seer)
— I am. (Renato)
— I am not. But I will accompany you. (Rafael)
— You don’t even ask if the lass agrees. Lazy bones! (Uriel)
— There is no problem. My parents are very welcoming. (Rafaela)
— Thank you. (The seer)
The walk continues. Further ahead, they turn right again and wait at the corner for the first bus towards the neighbourhood. While waiting, they remain silent.
Five minutes later the bus arrives. Our esteemed personalities board it and the journey through the west side of the town of Arcoverde neighbourhood restarts. At a normal speed and facing a chaotic traffic, they arrived at the nearest stop to the friend’s residence in ten minutes. They pay the fares, alight and walk a further one hundred metres.
They are in front of a modest masonry building, 10x5 m (Ten metres long and five metres wide), style house, with a short wall in front. Rafaela as hostess, takes the initiative and knocks on the small entrance gate, giving access to a small room. She knocks once, and nothing happens. At the second attempt, they hear the sound of steps and wait to be attended to.
From inside the house, out comes a strong man, short, light coloured, wearing jeans, knitted shirt, leather hat and flip-flops. Seeing his daughter accompanied by the boys, he gets surprised and with authority says:
— Daughter, what is happening? Who are these people?
— They are my friends, father. They came with me to pay a visit. Is it alright? (Rafaela)
— Ok. Excuse the bad manners. My name is Antonio Ferreira and yours?
— I am Aldivan Teixeira Torres.
— I am Renato
— My name is Rafael Potester.
— And I am Uriel Ikiriri.
— My pleasure. Be at ease. Let’s go in. (Antonio)
— Thank you. (The seer)
— Is my mother here? (Rafaela Ferreira)
— Yes. In the lounge. Are we going in? (Antonio)
Everyone accepts the invitation nodding in agreement. They pass the hall, enter the lounge, and one by one settles on the five-seat sofa and others on chairs. Gildete, Rafaela’s mother is introduced to the visitors. Immediately, they start talking.
— Good, Mrs. Gildete and Mr Antonio, we met Rafaela by chance, when we were praying to the Sacred. Tell me, when did the problems start? (The seer)
— We don’t know exactly when, but we suspect that the worse happened because of the engagement break-up. From then on, she lost the will to live. (Gildete)
— I think it was just like that. (Antonio)
— I understand it. It is very difficult indeed. (The seer)
— Have you seen a specialist? (Rafael)
— Yes. With no concrete results. (Gildete)
— In my despair, I even consulted a holy priest. (Antonio)
— I have already told them that nothing and nobody can help me. They are stubborn. (Rafaela)
— Don’t talk like that. Nothing is impossible. (Renato)
— She is depressed, young man. It is normal feeling like that. (Uriel)
— Oh, pardon me, Rafaela. (Renato)
— It is not your fault. What to do, my God? I feel lost and with no chances of surviving. What else could happen? (Rafaela)
— The answer you are seeking is in my father. When I was in the dark night of the soul— a dark period when I went away from God— he looked for me and with great love he saved me from perdition. He can even do more for you through me. For that reason, I ask permission from your parents and you, to let me try to help you. (The seer)
— I don’t know. Although I am afraid, I have trust on what.
—What must I do, dad and mom? (Asks Rafaela)
— We have nothing to lose. For the little we have talked, I have understood the greatness of this man’s heart. I have got faith. (Gildete)
— What have you got in mind? (Antonio)
— Get to know your daughter, and through knowing her be able to help her. I also want her to come with us in a short journey. (The seer)
— Everything is alright with me. However, keep us up to date. (Antonio)
— If you agree, I am also in agreement. I am going to try. (Rafaela)
— Thank you for your trust. (The seer)
— Would you like something to eat or drink? (Gildete)
— Water for me. (The seer)
— I want juice. (Renato)
— Anything. (Rafael)
— Thank you. (Uriel)
— If you excuse me. (Gildete)
Gildete got up, ruffled her hair and with steady steps headed to the kitchen. In a few strides she gets there and begins preparing some snacks. While waiting, the conversation continues lively in the lounge, relating to other subjects. When she finishes preparing the food, the hostess call everyone to the kitchen table, were everything was well organized. They respond to the call, and for twenty minutes, they continue to interact, in an atmosphere of peace, tranquillity and union, as if they were a large family. What has a touch of truth, for they are all part of the great family called humanity.
At the end, Rafaela goes to pack her suitcases to take on the long journey. A journey still not defined and unforeseen which could change the future of the entire world. Let’s wait and see.
With the help of her new friends, Rafaela finalises things and then the group leaves the house. Outside, the seer hires a car with destination to the first place that comes to mind. The chosen place is Ipojuca, in the municipality of Arcoverde. They get in the car and depart to the mentioned place.
They pass the neighbourhood of St. Cristopher, reach the centre, pass “Boa Vista” and at the end of the main avenue they make a detour towards the village. At this point everyone is attentive and expectant. “The destiny lines are being drawn even without them being aware of it. Surely success was awaiting them”.
On the way, they try to amuse themselves the best way possible with laughs, jokes, gossip and disorder. Only the seer was very serious and pensive. At least on the surface.
And so, the fifteen kilometres separating them from the village, were quickly covered without much stress. They arrive at the village, with only a main road with houses here and there. They ask to stop in front of the local small church, take the driver’s telephone number, say goodbye, pay the hire, and alight. They watch the car disappear in the horizon and decide to walk at random a few metres. It is a this point that the seer speaks:
— I feel that everything is changing. I will finally find my destiny, I will enchant the public and will solve many conflicts. Do you believe, brothers? (The seer)
— Yes, you are the man— Praised Renato.
— Thank you. (The seer)
— Everybody has the capability of attaining success. However, many are carried away by the destiny’s occurrences and give up. I know that this is not your case and I admire you for it. (Rafael)
— Rafael, I am not superman. I am human, and I am very proud of it. I am like any other normal person, with fears, frustrations, deceptions, anxieties, worries and many problems. Everything conspires to failure, but I don’t accept defeat. I have decided to fight until the end and I call my brothers to my father’s midst, “I am “loves you and through me he can heal your wounds. It is enough to believe in Yahweh, in my name and of that of my superior brother. Have faith! (The seer)
— Teach me! I have lost hope and I don’t know where to find it. (Rafaela Ferreira)
The seer gets emotional. There, by his side, it was a suffering sister, fighter, full of scratches from the ungrateful life. He understood well her situation and her pains, and by his own experience knew that it was not going to be easy handle them or even heal them. Full of compassion, he approaches the lass gives a strong hug, kisses her on the face and murmurs something in her ear. The message calms her down.
After, with a signal ask the other to accompany him. The group crosses the village on foot, enters the woods and soon after stops in front of a fig tree. The seer then speaks again:
— As once a tree like this saved my life, I want save you from darkness and sin. Make a circle holding hands.
They obey. The seer approaches and touch his newest friend. The forces of two hearts meets as “Take one” from the presentation starts:
“It was January 1st, 1990. A new day begins, tranquil and moderate sun, at the beloved Arcoverde. More exactly at the neighbourhood St. Cristopher, near the local faculty, the couple of Gildete and Antonio Ferreira have just arrived from the hospital where the first has given birth to a beautiful baby. As it was the first and probably the last daughter, because of complications during the birth, she was being spoilt by both. It was the concretization of the couple mutual love, after 5 years of comings and goings.
The little girl was an enchanting creature and it seemed smiling, despite probably not being able to see them. After hugging her tightly, the mother makes a prophecy:
— My daughter will be happy even if she suffers the vagaries of life. I feel that something special will happen in her life.
The atheist father did give importance to the message, but the catholic mother, faced it as a road to destiny. She piously believed that she was special. Of common agreement, they chose the name Rafaela, and thus she was baptised the week after at the neighbourhood’s church. Afterwards, life continued normally.
Little by little, Rafaela grew up, gaining body size, crawling and then walking at about her first year of life. On the way, she tripped, fell, hurt herself and finally won. These stages would accompany her in any project and with a little dedication, guts and faith, had won. “Every human being is predisposed to succeed. However, most give up at the first difficulty. For those, “I am” says: You are capable, and nothing is impossible to those who believe in God. Therefore, persist in your dreams that at some time or another the miracle will happen.
After the first anniversary, little by little, the little girl conquered her space and being conscientious of her existence. It is at the time, the phase of the why begins and the parents must bend back to satisfy her or at least calm her down. The world was not like an exact subject but an infinity of unknowns that not even the adults understood well. Therefore, there was no answer for everything.
From this stage to eight years of age, the most difficult was the indefinite parting with a school friend, who had moved to Sao Paulo. Rafaela passed days and nights mourning and became so sad that they had to consult a doctor. Her salvation came from her paternal grandfather, Gracinha, who was very good in explaining the situation. There were several sessions until she would partially recover. She managed to restart her life, but the scars remained. We could say that fact has caused her first depression crisis and the illness remained well manifested. Just as well that it wasn’t the end.”
The first flash ended. The seer takes the hand away from his friend, stays pensive as if analysing the situation and only some time later he speaks.
— I understand you Rafaela. You let your pains take control of you, and at times you feel lost, confused and desperate. However, I guarantee you that it is not the end. We must give ourselves to the infinite power of the father and go ahead. As the old saying goes, “There isn’t a single hair that falls without his consent”.
— Who are you? I never had anyone talking to me so profoundly. (Rafaela)
— He is the son of God, Rafa. In him the father finds his pleasure. (Renato)
— Aldivan is one of the few beings in the universe to emit pure light. Not even the angels compare to him. (Rafael)
— I am his special protector. I was specially created together with him. (Uriel)
— I am the one who people rejected and humiliated centuries ago. I am also the light of the sun, the cool breeze of the morning, the most profound wish of the dreamer. This one talking to you is known as “I am”, he who frees, heals, guide those who wish to know the father. (The seer)
— Caramba! I am lost for words! At a certain point, I was in contrition and pain before the Almighty at the cathedral of deliverance. Then I met you and now I am here at the village of Ipojuca with a man who knows my life, my future and who calls himself the son of God, with an intelligent and wise young man and two beings that seem to be from another world. Could it be a dream, a delirium or as last hypothesis a fantastic reality that is hard to believe? (Rafaela)
— Then touch me and confirm what your faith does not allow— Said the seer stretching his hands.
Rafaela Ferreira hesitates. Should she do it? Well, it was the only option to take away the doubt that corroded her heart. It was then that armed with the rest of her remaining courage advanced three steps and with her delicate and fine hands touched the son of God’s arm. As retribution for the gesture of kindness, he pinched her what made her shout with pain. Yes! She was completely sure now that he was real and the way he has spoken could lead her to paths she didn’t know yet.
At the end of touch, they separate and then the seer speaks:
— Let’s go back to the village urban area. The time presses.
The group agrees in total and they then depart from where they were (the beginning of the woods) and go back by the same way. At the time there was complete communion of feelings among them. May what come, they would face it together in search for the greater objective. The world awaited them.
In twenty frenetic minutes, facing the heat, the stones, the lacerating thorns, the inner solitude and the unforeseeable they arrive at the village. In a quick get together, they decided to look for a restaurant or snack bar for they were thirsty and hungry. Looking here and there and asking the locals they find a simple snack bar named enchantment bar.
The establishment comprises a single area, counter and shelves, and area were tables and chairs were laid out. Besides ready to eat food, they sell drinks, food stuff and domestic utensils. At the week end, it offers barbecue and regional dish by order.
As it was not yet lunch time, they find empty tables and chairs, sit down and choose some of the dishes available on the menu on the table. They choose manioc with dry meat, something cheap, good taste and regional.
They order and while they wait they chat.
— Where are you from? (Rafaela Ferreira)
— I'm from Arcoverde. I am a chap who believes in work, in people and mainly in the benign forces that accompany me. (The son of God)
— I am from the mountain of Ororubá, in Mimoso region. There, I and my adoptive mother— the guardian of the sacred mountain— live with dignity, kindness and in complete communion with nature. (Renato)
— I am one of the seven archangels who are always in God’s presence, However, I have got a special mission here on earth together with you and I hope to match the expectations of the creative force. (Rafael)
— I am also an angel with the sole objective to take care of my master and lord, the son of God. I thank the father for it. (Uriel)
— I was born and raised in Arcoverde. Despite being strangers, something tells me to trust you. Thank you very much for taking an interest in me. (Rafaela Ferreira)
— Be at ease, friend. We are here to help you. (The seer)
— Thank you. (Rafaela)
— And what do you do in life, Rafaela? (Renato)
— Now, I am only studying. But, I must admit that now I don’t feel like doing anything. (Rafaela)
— Must be the illness. (Renato)
— What illness? I am only depressed. (Rafaela)
— This, that you have got is called depression. If is not treated properly, may lead the person to madness or even to suicide. (Rafael)
— It was exactly what I was thinking about when you appeared: Jump off at the first bridge. I don’t want to suffer anymore. (Rafaela)
— God would not allow it, nor I for we love you, Rafaela. The solution to your problems is in my father and in my name. Do you believe it? (The seer)
— Oh, very well! Make a miracle so I can believe it! (Rafaela)
— If it was allowed, I would do it, Rafaela, for the love of you. But think well: Just being here is it not a miracle? How long haven’t you talked honestly to a circle of friends? (The son of God)
— Seen from that angle, you are right. (Rafaela)
— The time for great miracles has already passed. We are at the apostasy era, where the materialism and selfishness of the human being is preponderant. Be happy for the opportunity that you are having now. (Uriel)
— Ok. Pardon my lack of manners and the temptation. (Rafaela)
— Do not worry. I am ready to understand you. (The seer)
The food arrives. From then on, silence prevails only broken by the locals who start arriving. The group spends about thirty minutes in total harmony, enjoying the lunch and at the end, ask for something to drink. After, they ask they ask for bill, leave the place and phone again the driver who has bought them there. They wait twenty minutes more, and with the arrival of the taxi, they depart destined to the beloved Arcoverde. Destiny awaits them.
During the short trip between Ipojuca and Arcoverde, nothing abnormal happens. They kept themselves busy most of the time with interactions and visualizations. Didn’t even seem that each one lived a private drama: The seer, who had not established himself as the artist that he deserved to be, Rafael and Uriel because they have not yet completed their mission, Renato for not being efficient yet and finally, Rafaela Ferreira, who was facing a severe depression crisis. At least, none of them has lost faith completely. There was still hope, and this was something Aldivan used to emphasize.
In this tranquil atmosphere, they return to the capital of Pernambuco, being dropped in the vicinity of the Bela Vista neighbourhood. It was 12H30 and they stay waiting for the bus in one of the roads.
While they wait, they take the chance of catching a bit of sun and listen to music coming from nearby. Everything was perfect. The music stops, the bus arrives, they board it, a blue beast, and then the journey restarts.
At a normal speed, they arrive at the highway which now is very busy. There would be sixteen kilometres more until the village of Riacho do Meio, where the seer and his friends where going to pay a visit to friend.
As usual, they take the chance in the vehicle to make friends with other passengers and the driver. All of them were well known in the area for often doing that trip.
From general news to politics and religion, the topics are well discussed, and everyone laughs. How good was to live, have friends, to chat and forget the worries for a while. This is extremely important for everyone’s mental health.
And thus, they advance on the road, going down the mountain, pass Site Fifteen and sometime later arrive at the village which is located on the border between Arcoverde and Pesqueira. They alight near a cashew nut orchard, pay the fare, say goodbye, take the path and go in the small village.
With a few more steps, they reach the only street and advance on the right until reaching the fifty building, in house style, 8x4 m, cedar door and window, with a small area in front of it. The seer then starts knocking and shouting:
— Lady Eulalia! I am here!
At the same time the sound of footsteps is heard and from inside the modest house, comes a middle—age white lady, thin, with a suntan, 1.65 m tall. She comes out with a smile on her face recognizing the boy who she had met a certain time at the bus station and who made her believe she was important. How good that is there, she thinks to herself. Then she speaks:
— Aldivan, are you here? And who are these people with you?
— Yes, it is me, lady Eulalia. These are my adventure companions. They are Renato, Rafael, Uriel and Rafaela— Said the son of God pointed each one out.
— Oh, pleased to meet you. Welcome. Please come-in!
— Thank you. (Everyone)
Accepting the invitation, one by one go in the small masonry house. The house is comprised of a sole lounge, bedroom, service area, kitchen and bathroom. In the lounge they made themselves at home on a five-seater settee and one chair.
He hostess is the first one to speak:
— Very well, I was just thinking of you, my son. When we met for the first time, your words did a lot of good to me. Nowadays, I am tranquil, living off my pension. Now and again, my grandchildren pay me a visit and when that happens it is that party.
— How nice that I could help you in some way. I brought this young lady here (pointed to Rafaela) for you two to have a chat. She suffers from depression. (The seer)
— It will be my pleasure. How are you Rafaela? (Eulalia)
— I am surviving. Thank you. (Rafaela)
— We met her at the church of deliverance, in Arcoverde. She arose our attention. (Rafael)
— Explain to her, brother. (Rafael)
— She was crying and totally lost. (Uriel)
— So, we decided to help her. (Added Renato)
— That shows the greatness of your heart. I admire you. But could you explain the reason for all this? (Eulalia)
— It is what I also ask. (Restated Rafaela)
— My father called me to the mission. In some way, I am linked to Rafaela and her to me. We are sister souls from the beginning and I will spare any effort to help her. In any way, I always do that whether the person deserves it or not—Explained the son of God.
— Thank you. (Rafaela)
— It is indeed honourable. Congratulations! Tell me colleague, how long have you felt like that? (Eulalia)
— I am not too sure. I have already gone through many crisis, apparently for banal things. I must admit that if weren’t for the son of God having rescued me, I would be dead, probably jumping off a bridge. (Rafaela)
— Don’t talk like that. You are young, have many reasons to live and you are very lucky. So, smile! (Eulalia)
— It is what we are always emphasizing to her. (Rafael)
— “Indeed, it is not the end. I see good times, of spiritual self-communion, discoveries and happiness. Word of Yahweh”. (Uriel)
— Amen. Help me Lord! (Rafaela)
— He is helping, my friend. Have faith! (The son of God)
— I believe it! (Renato)
— I also believe it. Teach me! (Rafaela)
The seer stands up, approaches the young woman and gives her a great warm hug. Resting her head on her lord’s chest, brother and friend, she was conscious that no evil would come to her. This belief calms her down and commotion of the moment made her cry.
The son of God then bent down and delicately wiped her tears. At this point, he promises himself, his father and the whole of the universe, that in his future kingdom there would be no place for suffering, pain or even death. In it, the humans would be completely happy and would adore his father at the mount Sian. Unlike the human kingdoms, there would be equal rights and people would not be prejudged by the colour of their skin, race, religion, sexual choice or any other reason. Everyone would be children of the same father.
When he realized that Rafaela had calmed down, he ends the embrace and returns to his seat. The hostess speaks again:
—Would you like something to drink or eat?
— Thank you, lady Eulalia. We are leaving. Aren’t we going, guys? (The seer)
— Yes. (The others agree)
— Thank you very much for the chat and the hospitality. (The seer)
— Nothing at all, pay me a visit whenever you want. Good luck, Rafaela. God bless you. (Eulalia)
— Thank you, lady, for your words of comfort. (Rafaela)
They all mutually embrace and finally say goodbye. They head to the door, exit and go to the street. After walking a few metres, Rafaela went close to her beloved and says:
— I am ready! Touch me!
The son of God smiles. He had been waiting a long time for it. Delicately, he gets closer and stretches his arm touching her dress. Immediately, she feels a mysterious force which simultaneously heals her and discovers her most private secrets. “Take two”:
“Rafaela continues to grow rapidly: From a sweet little girl, clever and inquisitive, she became a lass with the same qualities. On the family life she maintained a good relationship with her parents, and on the social life she was active, attended the main events being respected by her nature and values. On the intellectual side, she stood out in her class, passing the primary and high school with honours.
However, that bad feeling remained inside her only waiting for the right moment to explode again. It is a recently discovered phenomenon, but which existed from the beginning of times, having recently got the status of disease. Its most common symptoms are: Deep sadness, feeling of guilt, difficulty in sleeping and concentrate, low self-esteem and suicidal ideas. Rafaela Ferreira felt most of those in her crisis.
The second event to initiate again the illness, was at the time of the college admission exam. After a year of intense preparation, Rafaela took several tests at public universities in the Capital. A month later, the results came out simultaneously, and she had failed them all. This gave her a great shock even despite the few chances. Let me explain. For being poor, Rafaela had always attended basic governmental schools, where the teaching was of a lower standard than at private schools. Despite being intelligent, that fact was undisputable. The other important factor was the lack of studying material during the preparation. However, with everything against her, she was expecting something good or a miracle, and the total failure it was a shock, although it was the most probable thing to happen.
From then on, she spent two weeks at home, in isolation and suffering until a school mate paid her a visit, who had also failed the same exams. In an honest talk, they consoled each other and promised to carry on. In the end, they were young and failing the exams, was not going to mark them forever as inefficient. “There is no indefinite failure nor success. Life was made of ups and downs, and the secret of happiness consisted of always believe in a way out.”
“Both then restarted their lives”
The seer takes the hand away. How much has this young girl suffered! It was not fair to her or anyone else to live with so many failures and pain. It was then that with a penetrating look he faced her and the group, declaring:
— I know better than anybody else what is suffering. In my childhood, I have lived with poverty daily, lack of understanding, subjection and human injustice. In my adolescence, in order not to hurt my relatives, I lived a personality and consequently I didn’t live life in full. A while later, I reached the extreme of darkness and criminality. It was at this point that the father acted and rescued me. Today I am a reborn man, honest and happy. Is there any secret? It is easy. Take your crosses, renege the world, give yourselves to the live force of the universe, that we usually call God. He is the only one who understand us completely. He is calling you now to enter his kingdom. In it, there will be no misery, pain, suffering or injustice. This kingdom will not end.
— Yes. The way is open for everyone, righteous or sinners. (Rafael)
— Big and small will gather at the mount Sian and will worship the father and the sons. It will a time of peace and happiness. (Uriel)
— When will that be? (Renato)
— The date is marked from the beginning of times but belongs to the Almighty. The day will come like the thief and, however, it is necessary to be ready— recommended the son of God.
— What must I do to enter the father’s kingdom? (Rafaela Ferreira)
— A few things are necessary. Work, faith, humbleness, charity, tolerance, patience, forgiveness and above all love. Who does not know the latter, has not got the essence of God. (The son of God)
— Thank you for sharing this with us, friend Aldivan. (Said Rafaela ending the talk)
The group then went ahead towards the road, beside of BR 232. Without much ado, they cover the distance in about eight minutes. They waited for the bus to come, what took about forty minutes.
There is only six kilometres to get to the beginning of Caraíbas and it was so quick that there was no time to get to know other passengers. They climb down, say goodbye to the remaining people, pay the fare, cross the road, starting the ascent in the shape of a curve.
At this point everything seems to change.
The ground disappears under our feet. The angels act quickly and hold the humans. Even so, a powerful force pushes them towards the abysm at speed. In a question of seconds, they are falling into a dark space, cold and deserted. What to do? Where were they going to end? At that moment, everyone’s hope and faith were shaken, for they were dying without being rescued.
The time passes, and they continue falling. In a time, impossible to measure such is their predicament, they can see the end: On the right side, a cross and on the left, immense darkness, in the centre, Sheol, full of tormented evil spirits. The more they approach the elements, the shock of the opposing forces was enormous as five years ago, at the first adventure of the series “The seer”.
Just before they were going to be smashed on the ground, the son of God, inspired by the holy spirit starts reciting the following prayer: “Father, I call upon you to act. We are in deep contrition, misery and danger and we have no one to resort to. Remember us now just as you have remembered and took pity of Noah and the slave Israelites. I beg for your love, understanding and for the mercies of the blessed cross that has freed us from sin and open the doors to eternal life. So be it.”
About a millimetre from falling, the attraction force ceased. The angels then flipped their wings and started flying again. They began the return way at the speed of light. In a short time, they come out of the abysm and it disappears without trace. As by magic, they find themselves at the ascent in “s” of Caraíbas, right at the beginning. Rafaela did not hold back:
— My God! What was that?
— It was an illusion caused by a powerful malign mind. If it weren’t for the seer’s prayer, we would be lost – Explained Rafael.
— How come, Aldivan? Where from comes the inspiration? (Rafaela Ferreira)
— I am going to explain. Through the communion phenomenon, I and Yahweh are interlinked in such a way that my words become his. There is no difference. (Aldivan)
— Incredible! I have never heard anything like that. Despite appearing to be blasphemy, I believe it. (Rafaela)
— How nice friend, you are beginning to learn the greatness of this heart that one day will conquer the world. (Renato)
— I don’t exist without him (Uriel)
—Thank you everyone and specially my friend archangel Uriel Ikiriri. At the most difficult moments of my life, he has been a tool of the Almighty who has supported and liberated me. I don’t have any more words to say. I am the only human to know his guardian angel, to know his own future and to penetrate the human soul. I am blessed. (The seer)
— I would like to be like you. (Said Rafaela in a melancholic tone)
— Don’t want to be. Every human being is beautiful for his own characteristics. God loves you as you are and is only waiting for a yes to act in your life. (The seer)
— I understood it. Pardon me. (Rafaela)
— Don’t worry. I understand you. (The son of God)
— Thank you. (Rafaela)
— Let’s continue, then. There is still a long way to go. (Aldivan)
The group obeyed. The walk continued. Walking for a few metres, they turn the bend, and went ahead. On the way, they meet two private cars leaving the village, some horse riders and a bicycle rider. As they were good mannered and polite, they greeted them and continue walking forwards. A short distance ahead, the first houses appear, and the ascent becomes flat. The seer stops, and so do the others, and then he takes advantage to speak to his adventure companions:
— Do you see all this around? It is splendid terrain with its peculiar traits, this is a little of the outback caatinga. Every day for a year, I sweated walking this way. However, this did not make me less worthy. On the contrary, I felt honoured to perform my role as administrative assistant of the school secretary.
— I have never worked. But I understand what you say. It is indeed good to be useful, what I am not now. (Rafaela)
— Don’t talk like that. You have got a beautiful family that loves you and the spiritual father too. Now, you have got us as friends. Do you see? You are not useless. You are important for those around you. (Aldivan)
— Your words… make me emotional… Bua, Bua, Bua…. (Rafaela Ferreira, sobbing)
Everyone became emotional. Instinctively, they approach and embrace her. They put so much emphasis in it that Rafaela felt suffocated. For the first time, in a long time, she felt completely loved, what a holy medicine for her depression problem.
When she was calmer, they separate again, and the talk continued for a bit longer:
— This is how it should be! We are a great team with a common objective: Unravel the complex meanders of the exciting destiny. We are with you, seer! (Renato)
— Thank you. Can I rely on you as well, my dear archangels? (Aldivan)
— Always! Your father Yahweh leads us at every moment. It is his will. (Rafael)
— In the darkest night, when everyone says no, when there will be no way out, I will rescue you. At that time, I will show a lucid, clear and workable way. From then on, happiness will reign in your life for I am Yahweh, the true God. Word of Yahweh. (Uriel)
— That has already happened to me. Touching. (The seer)
— That is the way I feel. Count on me for anything. (Uriel)
— Thank you. Count on me too. Aldivan)
— Can we continue? Time presses it is almost night time. (Pointed out Rafael)
— Yes, let’s go. (The seer)
The walk restarts. The approximately five hundred metres separating them from the village are quickly covered at a steady pace. They walk along the first streets and turn right, walk another fifty metres ahead and reach a residence chalet style, 6x13 m, with an area in front and at the side a side garage, masonry smooth plastered and painted white walls, with the number thirty-five written on a wooden plaque. When they get near the door, they knock and wait until someone answers. It is a blonde young woman, medium stature, rosy cheeks, called Jackeline. The same one from the previous adventure, “The Encounter of Two Worlds”. She speaks.
— Is that you, seer? How long!
— Yes. I am at my fifth saga of the series the seer. And you, how have you been? (The son of God)
— Well. Who are these people with you? (Jackeline)
— They are my friends, Rafael, Uriel and Rafaela Ferreira. Renato, you already know him. (Aldivan)
— Yes, of course. Pleased to meet you, guys. (Jackeline)
— Pleasure. (The rest, simultaneously)
— Excuse my bad manners, please come-in. (Jackeline)
— Thank you. (The seer)
Together with the group, Jackeline goes inside and as her parents were travelling she acts as hostess. They settle on the seven-seater settee in the lounge.
It was exactly 18H00 and she took advantage of the pause to invite them.
— What about going to the kitchen? You must be hungry.
— A little. What do you think, guys? (The son of God)
— I agree it. (Renato)
— Me too. (Rafaela)
— Let’s go. (Rafael)
— Yes. (Uriel)
Invitation accepted, they left the lounge, go along the corridor and reach the kitchen. They sit around the main table, while Jackeline goes to prepare tea and biscuits for a snack. Would have offered a dinner but there was no time and she wasn’t expecting visitors. When everything is ready, she serves them and then the seer takes the chance to speak.
— Look, I want to ask a favour of you, Jack. Could you settle us for the night? It is already late, and we don’t have any acquaintances here.
— Don’t worry. I have got available beds and mattresses for everyone. It will be a pleasure —She said.
—Thank you. Are you still working as a health carer? (Aldivan)
— Yes, and you in your great adventure as a writer? (Jackeline)
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