Have you ever been to the Cango Caves … or other caves like them?
And stood in the dark of one of the caves and thought it was absolutely tiny… and absolutely pitch dark.
Many years ago, I decided to go on a tour of the Cango Caves, despite my issues with claustrophobia. I was that determined to experience the tunnels and the beauty of one of South Africa’s amazing treasures. *Smile*
There’s lighting along the guided walk… sometimes white light, sometimes coloured lights, to enhance the beauty of the naturally formed Stalagmites and Stalactites, which have grown over centuries.
The Cango Caves are breathtakingly beautiful!
There is a point on the tour where you can choose to go on through a very narrow tunnel, which they strongly advise you don’t… if you feel any sort of claustrophobia. After just a few minutes, I squashed my fear of small spaces and decided to continue on. *Smile*
You do go through a really small tight space, which I probably wouldn’t even fit through now, *LOL* however, I did in my slimmer, trimmer years, *Smile* which opens into a room which is initially of indeterminate size, and when everyone is through the tunnel and into the cave… they turn off the lights and ask you to try and see your hand, and to guess the size of the cave, without moving from where you are standing.
Even when you hold up your hand to your face you can’t see it… you can feel and sense your hand, but the dark is so dark… it’s absolute… and you just can’t see it. *Grin*
Then the lights are turned on… not just the lights that were on when we walked into the cave… lots of lights, lighting this huge cave.
The experience for me was simply wow! *Smile*
Robert Alden said, “There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.”
Even in our darkest moments of despair… our most desperate hours of frustration, heartache and sorrow, we just need to remember who we are… ‘Beloved Women of Worth’ …and allow our inner light to shine… even just a little, and we’ll get through whatever trial and challenge we are going through, stronger, wiser and more courageous for having had the experience.
If we can even believe there is a blessing and be thankful for who we are and what we have during those difficult times, our capacity to endure with gratitude, will allow that inner light of strength and courage to shine even brighter and stronger.
Celebrate your light,
With love and laughter
Visit the website www.cango-caves.co.za