Sunday, February 17, 2019

Trinidad: Eggs in Venezuela

TWO months ago, we were gifted with 4 boxes of eggs from a grateful client. We deeply appreciated the gesture, seeing as how eggs are a staple in our home. It was our first time to see eggs that had two yolks in one shell. These eggs were larger than what we were used to. All fresh from the farm.

Everytime we had these eggs, I felt grateful. Not just because they were a gift from our clients, but also because the eggs were a testament as to how our clients' lightcatchers crystals made their wish become reality.

A couple of days ago, Chiara read to me an article from, about a guy from Venezuela whose mango fruits from his 2 mango trees were the object of a heist worthy of Ocean's 11.

I was amused by the article, thinking it was just satire since it was in, a website which features mostly funny stories.

I borrowed Chiara's phone and saw for myself pictures of a ref filled with just mangoes. My amusement was now turning to dread.

We hardly ever read the international news, we just check the headlines to have a general idea of what is going on in the world. A lot of times news can be worrying and depressing, and since we teach others to mind their vibes, we mind ours by not paying too much attention to headlines.

Back to the mangoes. Up to that moment I wasn't even aware Venezuela had a food crisis! I googled this issue and was shocked to learn that there really is a food shortage over there, and many people have been eating just mangoes! There is a food crisis and people are starving.

I clicked on some pictures. Supermarket shelves totally empty. People lining up in the street to buy food. A dozen eggs being sold for $150.

A dozen eggs for almost P6,000!

This boggles the mind!

Venezuela has one of the world's largest oil reserves, but no one is buying their oil, so their economy has gone down the drain.

It has become cheaper to buy oil there than to buy a dozen eggs.

I appreciate eggs all the more. I appreciate where we are, that somehow, in spite of the seeming division between those for and against our President, we still have eggs.

Chiara assures me we won't go the way of Venezuela because we produce our food, we are not dependent on imports.

And as long as there are many of us who focus on appreciation and gratitude, and who mind our vibrations, we will be okay.

Every time you see a dozen eggs, say a prayer for Venezuela. Imagine a bright white light surrounding their country, surrounding their citizens, sending them hope.

Our prayers can do much.

Visit us at #29 Sari-sari Section, Baguio City Market to learn more about minding your vibes. We are open from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Monday to Saturday. Check out our website at

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