Part II of our story continues………the Swans were losing their kingdom, and then a curious thing happened…..
One day, one of the Swans, just an ordinary Swan told some of the other Swans of some very beautiful dreams. As she spoke the other Swans became completely mesmerized. It was as if they almost went into the dreams with her. Every day they would wait with eagerness to hear about the Swan’s dreams and every day they were taken on a beautiful, magical journey. The dreamer Swan talked about their Kingdom and told the other Swans exactly why the Kingdom was confused and how it had become like that. She told them about how the Kingdom used to be, a long, long time ago, before they could remember. It was SO beautiful. And they understood. They wanted THAT Kingdom again. She went on to tell the Swans how they could get their Kingdom back. There was a gasp! Really? They were all ears.
“Yes”, she said. She told them their Kingdom had become confused because the Swans had become confused. They all looked at each other with puzzled faces. “Huh?” She smiled. “Yes! You know all of the Storks?” Again, they looked at each other with puzzled faces. “Well, the Storks used to be Swans!” The poor Swans gasped again and their eyes grew as big as saucers. One of them said, “What do you mean all the Storks used to be Swans? How can that be possible?” “Well”, said the dreamer Swan, “we see it happening today, don’t we? Some of the Swans think the Storks are funny and entertaining and they like spending time with them……we watch them. Gradually, they turn into Storks. This is how the population of the Storks has grown, and how we lost our beautiful Kingdom.”
“Oohhh” said the Swans, half recognising the reality of this. “What are we going to do?” cried one of the Swans. “Don’t worry” the dreamer Swan said. “We just need to change the Storks back into Swans.” “Oh really!” huffed one of the Swans. “How might we do that then?” “Well, said the dreamer Swan, we have to coax them. Many of them think they are so big and tough and great and wonderful, but actually that is all just a cover up. In actual fact they are the complete opposite!” She told them, that the thing was, that all the Swans had fallen for this “lie” and what they needed to do from now on was to see the ‘truth’ of the matter. “Oohhh” they said, and they were all ears.
The dreamer Swan began to tell them that they needed to remember, it didn’t matter how the Storks acted, it wasn’t really how they were. It was just all an act. Whenever the Swans saw the Storks they needed to see them as Swans instead, because in actual fact this is what they really are. “We need to see them as Swans and we need to speak to them and act as if they are Swans. It may be hard at first, but if we keep going it will get easier. If we remain strong, we will influence the Storks into becoming like us, instead of us being influenced to become like them!”
“Oohh”, agreed the other Swans, nodding to each other. Yes, of course, that would work. “But how are we going to be able to keep this up?” asked one of the Swans. “Sounds like awful hard work. How are we going to be able to maintain our strength to do this?” “Well”, the dreamer Swan smiled “Now comes the exciting part!”
All the Swans sat up to attention. All eyes were on the dreamer Swan.
“In my dreams, after I had seen our beautiful Kingdom and learned about how we had lost it, one day this beautiful orb of light emerged right in front of me.” The dreamer Swan was beaming. “It was so nice……soft, warm, full of loving energy, and it completely wrapped itself around me.” “How did it do that?” demanded one of the Swans. “I don’t know, it just did.” the dreamer Swan replied. “I was filled with this light. I felt so light and warm and full of love…..and I felt soooo happy. It was incredible.” “I’ve felt that!” said one of the Swans. “So have I.” “Me too.” “And me!” Many swans, one by one, spoke up and said they had experienced this as well. Maybe not in exactly the same way as the other, but many were revealing that they too had had similar experiences – they had just never had the courage to say anything before now. They thought that everyone would think they had gone loopy.
But the curious thing was, that even those who hadn’t personally experienced such happenings, understood them. They all sat quietly in anticipation.
The dreamer Swan went on to explain to the gathering that this ‘orb of light’, this ‘energy’, or ‘entity’ had “spoken” to her. “Not in the way that we speak” she said, “The words were spoken in silence. There was no sound, but I understood. I knew what was being said.” All of the Swans nodded silently in knowing agreement. She went on. “The Light told me that whenever we needed to fill ourselves with energy, the Light would be here to do that. All we need to do is just come to the Light with our thoughts and we would be replenished, refilled with energy, and could go on. The Light told me that it was time for the Light to come to do this work and it needed the Swans to help it. The time has come to create our beautiful Kingdom again!”
“Aaahhhmmm” the Swans sighed softly and they all beamed with happiness. Hearing this made them feel all warm and gooey. At last, their Kingdom could be reclaimed and it would be a place of love and light and happiness again. Their Kingdom that they had all dreamed about and heard stories about really DID exist. It had just been lost because the Swans had lost themselves. They had become tired after living for so long and they had forgotten who they were. They had given their power away to others they thought were greater than them. But now the time had come for them to reclaim their own greatness and build a world of greatness.
The Swans had been given hope again. But not just hope, they now had a reason, a purpose. It had been made clear to them what had happened, what was happening now, and what was to happen in the future. And the Light was really here….AND it was going to help them.
Tomorrow………..what are the morals of this story?
With much love,