Note to reader: I am using this space and place to post parts of a new slip-fiction novel series I am working on, Left Brain Right, the story of a young girl who hears voices. Left-Brain excerpts will be from her care-takers’ point of view or the point of view of the friends and family around her, while right-brain excerpts will describe how she sees the situation. I will not be posting the whole story, but I will be posting practical tips when dealing with someone, or one’s own self, as they are going through traumatic, or not so traumatic, experiences.

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How today’s story excerpt can help you:

Theme:  In order to grow, first we must break open.  And once we do that, we must decided to be brave enough to ride the wind or stay protected.

In today’s story excerpt, Michelle, the main character, visits Father Time who tells her what she’ll need to do in order to rediscover her missing light.

Right Side: 

Meditation Session 8: Father Time
Spirit time meets September 22nd

Cue the floating flute music.
Dim lights already in check.
Eyes closed, down into the darkness
I go.

Back to the island
with the Old Man who laughs
yet is wise,
Father Time

And the words he last spoke
entered her thoughts
like threads
waving a tapestry:

“…and once you begin
helping yourself
you will also help others
find their own.”

“But you must also be warned,”
He told her, popping out of no where
Shaking his bony finger at her,
“it is the most heart-breaking journey of all.

For you are seed about to be planted
into Spiritual soil
that must break open
in order to grow.

At some point you’ll break through the surface,
and you’ll have to decided if you want to stay or go
jump onto the wind and see where it takes you
or stay protected down below.

First you must find your way
to the island of the Fire Fairies
who will entrap you
in their caves of stone.

Then you will learn to breath
from under the deepest waters
and find a way to swim to the shores
of “Grow Up.”

Third, and most importantly,
if you stay in this fantasy world too long,
you won’t remember how
to stay in this reality.”