The flight from Hefei to Beijing took about 90 minutes. At about 75m after start, our plane plunged from the blue, sunny sky into a yellow marshmellow of a cloud plume. This was not a sandstorm. I have experienced a real sandstorm once, back in the eighties, in Turpan (Xinjiang Province), on the bus from the train station to the city. We saw the thick sand cloud approaching, and the bus stopped like all other vehicles. Pedestrians had already left the street, found some shelter. All local passengers on our bus hurried to stuff some old cloth between all those little openings between the window glass and the frame. The storm hit, a lot of sand still blew in through those openings, ended up in our eyes, between our teeth, inside my camera. Twenty minutes later it was all over, the driver could see the street again and started the bus. Pedestrians appeared on the street again, I don’t know where they came from. That was it, everything was back to normal. Only my camera never produced those crisp photographs again.

The yellow marshmellow over Beijing was not a sandstorm. It consisted partly of the leftovers of a sandstorm in Mongolia, whose more dusty (because lighter, the dust travels faster and further) and less sandy extension (the sand had settled before it reached the city) had hit a few days earlier. During those few days, the dust-sand had mingled with the normal smog that always used to stick around until the next stronger breeze would sweep it away. This combination of smog and sand – let’s call it smond – created a quite unique sight from the sky. The smond actually allowed most of the sunlight and its reflections from lakes and rivers to pass, while nothing much else was to be seen. No earlier than about 88m after start, I could see the buildings of the airport area, just before we landed. These few minutes were quite amazing, I have never seen anything like it before. Once on the ground again, the effect was no longer impressive, even the air smelled relatively fresh.

The Density of God

Within the universe’s four recognizable dimensions, God is ever present. God’s density is approximately equivalent to the density of the universe, like a person’s density is approximately equivalent to the density of his or her environment.

God is in all things, alive and not alive. Its distribution among things, however, is independent of the density of things. In things whose density is higher than the average density of the universe, the presence of God in relation to the density of those things is usually relatively small.

God is conscious. It is able to control Its density and therefore Its presence in things. If God increases Its density in individual things, Its density in all other things will decrease proportionally. God only increases Its density in individual things if It recognizes a good reason to do so.

To date, God has twice recognized good reasons to significantly increase Its density on the planet earth: to turn matter to living matter, and to turn life to thinking life.

God’s normal density on the planet earth is sufficient to influence events which would otherwise be controled by the planetary laws of nature only. However, if God recognizes reasons to increase Its density elsewhere in the universe, It’s density on the planet earth is smaller and Its influence on events is smaller than usual.

God is good. During Its normal density in things, positive and negative events are in balance. If God increases Its density locally, positive events dominate, but they are being compensated by negative events elsewhere in the universe, because God’s density has been smaller there.

God’s normal density in a person is not higher than elsewhere. Persons, however, have the potential to use their conscience to communicate with the aspect of God within themselves and to ask God to locally increase Its density. To reach this goal, a person must try to attract God’s interest. If a person has attracted God’s interest, a divine inspiration may reach him or her. If God’s interest continues for an extended period, a personal good angel may develop.

God is forced to neglect other parts of the universe while increasing Its density in favor of a person. For that reason, persons should try to attract God’s interest as little as possible, and only if there is an important reason. Persons who ask for God’s help too often have more difficulty attracting Its interest when truly needed. God’s interest is more easily attracted by praying for others than by praying for oneself.