~ In a world that moves so quickly, I endeavor to offer a place to experience a brief respite, in your daily round. I welcome your comments, and appreciate your visit. ~ Mile buiochas!
~ Siochain De'agus Slainte'!
Sister Mouse was about her usual day in her home~a lush green field , with lovely wildflowers, and tall emerald grasses.
Suddenly, while scampering along one of her favourite paths, she saw Wolf. My, what a magnificent creature, she thought. And yes, most surely, he was crying. As she drew closer, in hope of finding the reason for Wolf's tears and deep sorrow, she realized, he could not see. Sister Mouse had always been taught to give her very best, so immediately she knew what she must do. ~Sister Mouse chose to give her eyes to Wolf, that he might see, again.
Wolf was ever so grateful to her. So,he befriended Sister Mouse, and together, they decided to Journey to Sacred Lake.
Soon after they had begun their Journey, Wolf became overwhelmed with the prospect of seeing, again. So, he left Sister Mouse to go and re-discover the world that was lost to him, while he was without sight.
Finally, after a time, Wolf decided to rejoin Sister Mouse, and they continued on their Journey to Sacred Lake. Wolf decided that he would like to give his best to Sister Mouse, so he allowed her to ride upon his back. Thus, providing her with strength and protection.
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On the path, not far into their Journey, they encountered Owl.~ Owl was wise , a true sage, indeed, thought Sister Mouse. Surely Owl could offer them the very best of directions to Sacred Lake. Sister Mouse inquired of Owl, in her usual quiet, gentle manner. Owl gave her directions, adding, "This was only something fools would believe in~Sacred Lake, indeed", said Owl, in a tone, filled with disdain. Sister Mouse was not to be discouraged. Instead, she stopped, taking time to offer a prayer for Owl, asking that he might be given Wisdom, not afforded by books, alone. Further into their Journey, Sister Mouse and Wolf met Cayote.* Cayote was known as a trickster and a jokester. First, he invited Sister Mouse and Wolf to join him for food and drink. After they accepted his offer, Cayote immediately asked Wolf to go to a nearby stream for fresh water. Wolf was happy to do this, since Cayote had shown them such kindness. So, off he went. Once Cayote had Sister Mouse to himself, he attempted to convince her that Wolf was deceiving her and taking her in the wrong direction. Sister Mouse chose not to listen to Cayote. Instead, she chose to listen to the Still-Small Voice in her Heart. This Voice assured her that Wolf's friendship could be trusted, and that his words to her were true.~ Cayote's words and deeds were not to be trusted. Soon, Wolf returned, and without words or explanation, Sister Mouse and Wolf continued on their Journey to Sacred Lake. Soon, they would be approaching their final destination.
As they drew closer to the lake, Wolf saw it was in a beautiful hollow. How he wished that Sister Mouse could see the Sacred Lake, and all of its great beauty. He thought, I will describe it to her. But Wolf felt sad, because he knew Sacred Lake's beauty could not be described in words, alone. But he must at least make an attempt... He hesitantly began to speak, but Sister Mouse assured him, she could already see Sacred Lake. She could see it with her Heart, and yes, it was most beautiful! Just then, Wolf realized, it was because of the great Love in Sister Mouse's Heart, that enabled her to see,again. ~Not with her eyes, but with her Heart. S ister Mouse would no longer allow Wolf to carry her on his back. Instead, she chose to walk down to the Sacred Lake, alone. Now leaving the protection and companionship of her friend, Wolf.
Trusting what she felt in her Heart, Sister Mouse knew she would be safe. Sister Mouse walked down, through the beautiful hollow, to Sacred Lake. She picked a small grassy ledge, protruding over the Sacred Lake, and quietly sat down. While sitting on the ledge, she heard the Great Spirit speak to her. Great Spirit asked her to jump into the air. Sister Mouse stood and obeyed , honouring Great Spirit's request. Then again, Great Spirit spoke to her, asking her to jump into the air~only higher. And again, Sister Mouse obeyed. Great Spirit spoke again to Sister Mouse, asking her to jump, again. But this time higher~much higher. Sister Mouse, for the third time , jumped into the air~very high~as high as she possibly could jump.~ Suddenly, Sister Mouse discovered that not only could she see again, but that indeed~she was flying. As she soared high with the wind...her strong graceful wings in elegant motion~Sister Mouse realized that she had, indeed~ become an Eagle!
~Story narrated by Jan Jones, PhD.,
and transposed by Alicia O'Hara C.1989
*Cayote is considered a Promethean character in Indian Mythology, meaning "fire to the world". ~We are not certain, as to the origin of this motif. However, we believe it rooted forth, from the Navajo Nation.