Don’t Listen to That Woman

The eagle soared swiftly into the highest realm- the place of the doves. They were waiting for him there. These doves were no longer flying creatures for they had become transporters and translators and could instantly appear at any place and at any time as well. It was not yet so with the eagles, but soon it would be.

The doves waited a little impatiently. It was not their nature to be impatient, but they had been waiting for a very long time. It was the final countdown and they were anxious for “The Triumphant Day” to appear. An eagle whose name was “Chance” stood at attention before them. He was out of breath for it took all his strength to reach this, the highest place he had ever been which was called “The Realm of the Most High God.”

“You must do the work,” the doves instructed, “not at your usual pace. You have never gone this way before and you must take care that hastiness does not spoil your fruit”. “Chance” wondered how he was going to accomplish this as he had never done a predetermined work in all his life. The doves who could read his mind spoke in one voice: “No “Chance”, we are not asking you to set a goal, but you are required to find the goal of the “Great One” by seeking. The goal is buried deep within your heart and you cannot discover it by ordinary means. We are sending you back to earth where you are to meet others that you are to help. In assisting them, you will find progressive keys. You have been blind to your potential “Chance”. Your eyes will be opened little by little as you help each one.

“Beguiled” is the first that you are destined to influence. You do not have to fly to meet him for you have been given the power of translation. This power will be activated each time you find a key, so go now with our blessing and when you need us, we will appear to you.”

A thundering noise came forth after their departure. It sounded like the clapping of rain clouds with lightning strikes upon trees of old. “Chance”, in the twinkling of an eye, found himself standing before a very forlorn looking creature who was startled near to death at “Chance’s” sudden appearance. “Who are you?” “Beguiled,” asked trembling.

“I am a friend”, “Chance” answered. “My name is shortly to be changed, so I prefer to be nameless right now. I have been sent to you by the orders of “The Great One” through His doves. I am here to help you find the missing key in your life.”

“Missing key?” “Beguiled” questioned him in a bewildered state. I am lost and have lost all my body parts. Look at me now, only a horse’s ass. How can I find a key when I don’t even know where I am?”

“I know where you are,” “Chance” assured him. That’s not your problem. Your problem is that you don’t understand how you got to be lost. It’s important that you do some backtracking with me. Tell me, when did you begin to lose your way?”

“Beguiled” thought a little. The bright light around the eagle penetrated into his mind and clearness of thought began to come. “ Why, it was when I met HER!” he realized with amazement.

“Met who?” Chance” questioned.

“I don’t know her name”, “Beguiled” replied. “She never told me, but she was so beautiful, especially her fiery red hair and bewitching green eyes. “Chance” knew immediately who that one was. Hadn’t he met her too, and lost his way, long ago? If it hadn’t been for a red cardinal named “Understanding”, he’d still be lost. To be sure, he was lucky to be alive for “Vanity” had deceived him too, and stole almost all his parts, like poor “Beguiled.” “Chance” shuttered to remember that all he had left after she got through with him was his tail with one lone feather. How grateful he was that “Understanding” came and restored all his body parts. Then looking at the horse’s ass, all that was left of “Beguiled”, “Chance” reassured him: “Your parts will be restored too, just as mine were. You’ll have every one of them back and you’ll be a more beautiful horse than ever. But first tell me, what was it that that woman told you?” “Chance” could not reveal “Vanity’s” name to “Beguiled” yet, because “Intuition” gave him a kick in the belly prohibiting him from doing so.

“Why she told me that I would never grow old and that if I lived with her all my life, she would give me fame, power, and riches.”

“Did you believe her? “Chance” asked.

“Yes, I did! Cradling me to her breast, she uttered: “Listen to my heart. Can’t you hear its beautiful song? When she spoke, backward doves arose before my very sight, singing: ‘Allelujah! Allelujah to “Self”! “Self” reigns on “”High”! They were the most beautiful voices I had ever heard!”

As “ Beguiled” spoke, a strange thing happened: A great light appeared. It was “Realization”, the “Interior Lamp” and his rays were so strong that they electrified “Beguiled”. Her name is “Vanity”, the daughter of “Ego” and “Pride”, “Realization” testified. It’s a good thing you only slept with her, for if you had married her, you would have been lost for eons,” the inner voice spoke.

The eagle was delighted and did his great “Light Feather Dance”, for he too, could hear the inner voice. He watched as “Realization” changed “Beguile’s” image. Why, his eyes began to look like the “Father’s Eye’s and a new name “Without Guile” was written on his forehead in iridescent color. It was written in a language that “Chance” didn’t know, but he felt so happy just realizing it was there. A chorus sung by the “BlueBirds of Happiness” chimed in harmony: “Victory, victory, victory! A new day is here!” and power and authority was given to “Without Guile”. Everywhere he went he cried out: “Don’t listen to that deceiving woman…….

and he was heard!!

Categories: Allegories

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