Each of us travels a journey. Each of us comes upon a
time when we must leave behind a familiar place to find
our own self. Only once we have discovered the wisdom
of our own intuitive voice, do we experience the complete
joy of the world around us. Only after we have found our
own intrinsic wisdom do we have the opportunity to truly
know and experience our creator.
Just imagine waking in the morning, looking out across
a field of green clover and herbs and seeing a beautiful
world. Your world, filled with aromatic greens comfy soft
grounds, reaches far into the distance and you are safe.
Then, imagine that you know your creator. She is warm
and strong. She loves you and guides you. And, she looks
like you. Now, imagine that she asks you to begin a journey;
a journey to find your real home.
Your journey begins from within your own heart. Mother
Earth, your creator, tells you to look deep within your
own thoughts and ideas and find the mirror image of yourself.
You are grateful and then you turn and walk away. While
walking, you come upon the first mystery of life. A grand
old tree stands strong along your path. Mother Earth whispers
in your ear. She tells you to stay on your path. You will
have time to investigate later. First, you must find yourself.
But, you are curious. You want to see this grand old tree
now, perhaps before you have even found yourself. You
want to look at the outside world.You expect that you
will learn more about yourself from others than you can
from your own heart. So, you journey off of your path
toward the tree only to find that there is nothing there.
Mother Earth sees that you have grown sad. She gives
you wings. She tells you that you can fly. You can fly
high into the milky white sky. You can fly and make the
most of your life. But, she reminds you that you must
look within your own heart and always find the truth there.
You fly away.
As you fly, you touch the sky. It is beautify, but not
as beautiful as it will be when you have found your own
inner voice. So, you feel sad again. And once again, Mother
Earth saves you. “Please,” she tells you “look
within. You are a star.” And with those words your
beautiful body becomes that of a star. You can shine and
live and be who ever you want to be.
So, you float through the air and shine. You investigate
life, but only to fall hard on your knees because you
still have not found the real star; the one that lives
inside of you. Finally, a storm comes. The storm turns
the skies dark. The wind blows hard at your back. You
feel as if you are going to be swept away. You are so
scared. While just yesterday you were a star and you could
fly, today you are only a frightened child. You feel your
body rushing out of control. And then, you remember the
words Mother Earth once said. “Look within your
own self and find your inner voice.” So, you stop
and you look within. It is not very hard to do. You imagine
a warm safe place and you crawl inside. Once inside, you
look out at the world and it is not so scary any more.
From inside of this safe and warm place, you can see more
clearly. You can see everything. And, you are not sad
or frightened. The storm passes and you feel good. Looking
out into the beautiful world, you find the tree, the hills
the star and all the other things that were there all
along. Now, each thing is more beautiful and better than
ever before. From inside, you can do anything. You have
listened to the voice of Mother Earth. She has taught
you to know the best lesson you can ever know. You can
be the star and you can fly but only once you have learned
to know yourself.
Now, you move on with your life. You find the real home
and the real you that you have been searching for and
you are happy.
You are on this very journey today. Perhaps you are the
star shining for others to see. Or perhaps you are lost
in a grand storm; one that is dark and loud. Where ever
you are on your path, you can find a safe place, a safe
voice, and grow happy and more at home with your own life.
I wrote the short story, Confident Child, in 2002 when
I found my way out of a storm. I have been the star. And,
I have learned to fly. But, I never found happiness until
I found and embraced my intuitive voice. Although Confident
Child was written for children, we can all learn a lesson
from the path this little book takes us upon. Each of
us, at some time in our life, must stop and listen to
the voice that rests inside.
You may find Confident Child, the book, to be a way to
heal yourself or someone you love. The book is filled
with symbols; symbols that only some can see. Others quickly
read across the words and seem to ignore the message.
They are blind to the message of confident child falling
hard to his knees. They are blind to the horror of their
own storm. But then there are those, like you, who allow
these symbols to reach inside to a deeper and more personal
place. You are the brave one who allows the archetypal
symbols of life to sink into your soul and help guide
you along your path. For you, this book is written. And,
it is your children, while intuitive in nature, who will
learn to trust their intuitive voice when they find Confident
Child a part of their library. For them, your child and
for you, this book is written.
May you enjoy,