"Set the sail, Child, set the sail," The Prophet commanded, looking at her face.
"Prophet, a lily pad don't have a sail," The Child replied.
"You have a sail, Child; you must set the course."
"Then, where is it?" The Child asked defiantly.
"Here, Child," The Prophet said as he tapped on the top of her head. "It is in here."
"So, how do I set sail in my head?"
"Child don't you see you need to plot your course. You have to have some idea of where you're going."
"So, returning to my vision is not enough, Prophet?"
"Correct, Child. You need to set your sail so you can go the distance."
"So, how do I set sail in my head?" The Child asked.
The Prophet moved his hand from her head and covered her eyes with both of his hands.
"What do you see, Child?"
In her heart the dreams that started her on her journey arose, riding on the ocean ahead of her, beckoning her to come.
"I see them, Prophet. I see them!" The Child said excitedly. "But they're moving away from me."
"That's true, because you haven't set your sail."
"So my saying yes to leaving the cove provided me with a sail?"
"What must I do now?"
"Move your lily pad out on the ocean."
The Child shoved her lily pad away from the cove and closed her eyes; the wind gathered up its speed; the lily pad began to move with the wind current, and the whale swam happily farther out.
"Is my sail set, Prophet?"
"Yes, Child. Keep dreaming. We're on our way," The Prophet replied with a smile.
Yes, it does help to dream, but darn... you are telling me that I have to paddle my lily pad too! ;-) You do have lovely wise posts. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.ReplyDelete
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'We're on our way' - gentle and assured words. Thank you Patricia! Lift the cover, leave the cove ...ReplyDelete
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Thank you for dropping by. Yes, we are on our way and that is a good feeling.
What a wonderful way you have with words. Nice to meet and connect through atozchallenge. http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk/ReplyDelete
Thank you so much and thank you for dropping by. I see you are from the U.K. so nice having you here.