I walked back home along the lines of palm
trees by the park. I could still see the faint glow of light surrounding most
of the tree, But not so much around the palm trees. I remembered Anthony’s
words about how Palm tree where not good healing trees. I saw an old man in the
distance in the park. He was practicing Taiji next to a small tree. I noticed
that there was darkness around his shoulders and it was slowly moving towards
the tree. I was intrigued.
the course of about 20 minutes while the old man slowly moved, twisted and bent
gracefully threw his Taiji form I saw that the darkness on his shoulder had lessened
and then I saw the tail end of the darkness moving towards the branches of the tree
and then disappear. Maybe trees take away your negative energy, I thought to myself.
The old man finished his form and after stretching for a few minutes walked off
down one of the winding paths in the park.
So many questions where racing threw my brain
“where can I go to when I travel?”, “who was Anthony?”, “Can anyone else do all
this?”, “and how come I can suddenly see strange glowing lights around trees
and coming out from the bottom of my feet?” I calmed myself and thought that I
should take things one step at a time, I didn’t want to annoy Anthony again and
I also wanted to be a good learner with him.
When I got back home I ate supper and contemplated
telling Sarah about what had happened but I felt that I should not tell her
just yet. Maybe I was actually stark raving mad, I didn’t want to end up in a
loony bin so I would say silent for at least while.
Waiting for midnight was excruciating. It
was like I was a child again on Christmas Eve.
“ What will we do tonight?” I eagerly
thought to myself.
Then suddenly a depressing thought crossed
“how do I actually open the door again?,
what if I cannot do it?, what if Anthony’s waiting for me and I don’t come?”. I
started to panic.
was 11:30 now and I had to start rooting until 12:00. I crossed my legs and put
a pillow under my bum. Sitting next to the sleeping form of Sarah in the moon
light I began to remember all I had been taught. I breathed in the light, But
this time the light was silver instead of gold. I saw shiny streams of light
passing through the cracks in the windows and threw the bedroom door and
Every time I breathed in they moved closer
towards me. Soon the where right in front of my face and I took an extra deep
breath and two steams converged and slid down my nose. Shortly after I felt the
same sort of heavy feeling inside my stomach and I looked over at Sarah lying
beside me and saw that some of the light was around her slowly enveloping her
as she slept. Like a cosmic blanket.
It was beautiful, veins of silver moon
light drawing towards me like a magnet. When I was full again I moved the light
down my legs and out from the bottom of my feet and onto the bed. It was like mercury
sleeking out of me. I anchored the light around the bed like tree roots. Thin
wispy veins shot out and twinned around the whole bed, passing around Sarah and
going under the bed. Gripping the bed frame in an embrace of light.
left a little patch for the door that I was hopefully going to open. I crouched
on the bed and imagined the door opening in the same place as last night, right
where I usually sleep. I watched the space below me as I crouched on our bed
like an inquisitive bear waiting for a salmon to jump in to my mouth..
Nothing happened, I began to panic but then I
heard a voice behind me which made me jump
“Jesus it’s a full moon tonight! Put some
cloths on Tim”.
behind me and facing my bare buttocks was a round hole in the mosquito net,
threw the whole I saw the tree in the park and Anthony looking shocked.
what are you doing?, why are you naked?, come on get some cloths on and hurry
up.”. Embarrassment forced me to forget my surprise and I dashed under the
mosquito net and quickly donned a pair of shorts and a t shirt before slipping
back under the net and threw the door to the park.
“I thought the door was going to open under
me” I blurted out in a sort of excuse apology.
“ you can never really tell at what angle
they will open” Said Anthony “ I suppose I should have told you that, But I didn’t
expect to have to tell you to put cloths on, let’s never talk about this again
be ready next time”.
“ok I am sorry” I said with a bowed head.
“your root is looking good, I am sure it
will hold well and guide you home safly” Anthony was smiling as he looked at
the two bright strings of light coming from under my feet, leading back into my
bed. I was very proud of myself and reveled in the glory of the complement.
I surveyed the moon lit park. It looked and
felt normal. “Are we actually in the same park as today?”, I asked Anthony.
near to it as can be to the same thing, the only two differences I have found
are that there are almost no people on this world and the other thing I have
noticed is that you can do whatever you can imagine here…like flying”,
“Oh yes!!” I said enthusiastically.
“remember, all of what you will learn and
find out is 99 percent instinct, trust your gut feeling, If you know you can do
something then just do it, if you know you cannot do it then still give it a
go, but if you feel like you should NOT do something..then just get the hell
out of there fast” Anthony said
I was about to tell him that was a bit
vague and could he elaborate when I realized I was talking when I could be
“Go on knock yourself out” Anthony laughed,
I think he could see I was itching to do something
“I only came here to check that your root
line was secure, I have to go now and I will not be back for a while, Stay safe
and remember to always root before you travel and always trust your gut. I am
sure you will figure the rest out. See you later”
Before I could even think about replying he
jumped 20 feet in the air and I saw his rooting line snap taught and it bolted
him off into the distance at a blinding speed.
I looked back at the door to the real
world. It was more like a circle hole. It simply looked like someone had cut a hole
with a pair of scissors. I looked back and saw Sarah sleeping. I closed the
hole to a small dot so that I could just see my silver root coming out of it.
Then I took off. The wind in my hair. I shrieked
in fear and excitement as I expertly flew head first at a 45 degrees angle up
into the night’s sky. I pushed my legs back and gave myself a burst of speed.
The wind whistled past my ears almost deafening me. I sawed high up past the
clouds and banked right and began a hair razing decent, Bursting back down through
the clouds I saw the planet coming towards me very fast. I pulled up again way
before I reached the earth. For a few moments I flew straight and true. The
wind had died down and a feeling of wonderful excitement welled up in my chest.
am going to go to the centre of the sun!” I suddenly screamed at the top of my
voice. I raced around the dark moons half of the world until I saw the sun in
the distance. I was flying into the sunset. I saw it high in the sky. A ball of
fire which I was going to pierce. I tucked my arms to my torso and stiffened my
body and started to accelerate, faster and faster up away from the earth
passing planets and darkness and I went faster than the speed of light.
was a slither of energy skimming the vacuum, so fast and light I could feel
nothing or hear nothing. I was just moving “Move it to ludicrous speed!”, I
shouted to my self and then I laughed at
myself . I saw the sun getting bigger and bigger and a fire grew and burst my
heart, I ignited my soul, I was a molten slither of energy.
BOOM! I smashed into the sun puncturing its
crust and I forced myself deep into the searing white heat. I reached the core
of the sun and stopped, I began to drink the sun. I opened my mouth and gasped
in mouthfuls of the fire. I opened my hands spaying my fingers to their fullest
extent arching my back and kicking with my legs.
Fire consuming fire, I lost myself, who I
was where I was, everything. I lost everything. For an eternity I was no more, Transforming
in the womb of a giant, where time and space have no meaning.
I began to cry tears of joy from my burning
eye, Steam rose from my cheeks and dark crusts of rock began to form around me.
My tears ran faster and soon the heat of the sun was not enough to keep it to
steam. My eyes dwarfed the sun and I looked down upon it and wept. A cascade of
tears extinguished the light.
I looked down on the dead sun, a marble
sized gray sphere. I grabbed at it and with the lightest touch it crumbled in
my palm. I watched as the dust hung there in the vacuum of space gray matter
drifting, Where a moment before it was a ball of molten fire.
Suddenly I felt spent and I wanted to go
I saw which way my rooting line was going.
Two silver lines sparkling and leading off into the distance. I was about to
start flying back when It suddenly jerks tight and began to pull my back to
earth. Within 2 seconds I was back under the tree.
Silently I reopened the door and clambered
back into our world my bed and finaly to sleep.