THE EARTH & THE SKY

Once upon a time and space, there lived a Queen and a King who loved and respected each other so much that they were one. The only veil of sadness in their life was the fact they couldn’t have children.

One day, an evil and powerful Wizard who was madly in love with the Queen told her that if she leaves the King, he will grant her wish of becoming a mother. The Queen refused and told the Wizard that nothing can make her separate from her King. The Wizard got so blinded with jealousy and rage that he cast a spell on them to separate them forever: he turned the Queen into Earth and the King into the Universe.

Time passed, and the Queen Earth and the King Universe tried to find ways of breaking the spell so they can be together again, but nothing worked. So, they decided to find ways of connecting to one another instead. The King created the Sun so that his Queen can still feel his love; the clouds and rain so she can receive his kisses, and the Moon and the stars to fill her nights with magic. The Queen, in turn, created Nature, who flowed with the rhythms of the Sun and the Moon and reflected her beauty in all its forms: flowing waters, plants and living beings of all shapes, sizes, and colours. The Queen was happy, for she was a Mother, at last, and all her children loved and respected her.

After a while, the Queen decided to create humans so that, they too, can be a part of Nature’s expression. But the evil Wizard found out about this. And, while the Queen was resting one day, he hid a small piece of darkness inside the humans; so hidden that they would not even be able to see it in themselves, only in others. When humans were born, they slowly learned how to live their life with their nature siblings as their teachers. All was well for a while until the darkness inside some of the humans started to grow. They became afraid of it and started to hurt each other. Then, slowly, they began to destroy their nature siblings as well. The Queen was heartbroken to see all her children like this, so she asked her King to help them.

The Stars heard the Queen’s plea and decided to help their Earthly siblings. From up there in the sky, they saw that the darkness was causing a lot of separation and hate. But the stars could not understand what it was like to be human, so they didn’t know how they could help. The King told the stars that they would have to be born as Earthy beings, either human or nature. They would have to forget who they were and live many lifetimes so that they can understand the darkness and learn how to change it into light. He assured them that they would never be alone on their journey, and they can ask for help and guidance from him and the Queen.

And so, some of the stars began their Earth journey and became humans. Many lifetimes passed until they began to see through the veil of illusion that the darkness was casting. They discovered that the only way to fight the darkness was to learn how to love truly. This was the same love that the Queen and King shared, because a piece of it was placed inside the humans before they were born. But just like with their hidden darkness, the humans were not aware that this love was hidden inside them either.

Once the human stars learnt how to love truly, the darkness got smaller and smaller, and they started to remember who they were. So, they began to teach their Earthly siblings how to do that too. Many say that when all the humans will learn how to love truly, the Queen and King’s curse will finally break, and they will be together again as one. And then, everyone on Earth and in the Sky will live forever in peace and love…

DANCING WITH THE DEVIL

There once was a girl with long green hair. She liked to travel, sometimes by foot, and sometimes with her heart and mind. In her journeys, she connected to her inner world and wise beings who shared their knowledge with her; this helped her to discover herself. This story is about one of those journeys.

The girl with the green hair loved music, for it had the power to connect humans with their deepest emotions and heal their Souls. There was magic in the sounds and rhythms created by humans, and she experienced their healing effect many times. She felt the music with every cell in her body, and this made her feel free.

There was a gentle mist in the air that day, and the sun was hiding behind the clouds. The girl was walking along a river, lost in her thoughts; there was a heavy feeling surrounding her today. Suddenly she heard music in the distance; someone was playing the violin. Mesmerised by the sound, she started to walk towards the music as if something was pulling her there.

She saw a woman playing the violin. She was young, had long white hair and green eyes; her beauty was angelic. The woman smiled at the girl. There was something quite familiar about that woman and the song she was playing, and the girl stood there spellbound.

“Would you like to dance?” said a soft voice that pulled her out of the music spell. She turned her head to the left and saw a very handsome man standing next to her. He had wavy dark hair and blue eyes that pierced her soul; his voice soothed her a lot. She wanted to say no at first, but she realised that there was something quite familiar and comfortable about him too, so she said yes. He took her hand and gently pulled her towards him; they started to dance quite close. Their bodies seemed to move in the same rhythm effortlessly.

“Do I know you? You seem familiar”, said the girl.

“I think you know me very well by now,” he said and smiled; then looked deeply into her eyes.

The girl felt a sudden chill through her body and at that moment, she realised who he was. She smiled, leaned her head on his chest and continued to dance. 

“You are not afraid of me anymore.”

“No, I’m not. I know now that you don’t want to hurt me.”

“I never wanted to hurt you. I’m not here to destroy you, I’m only here to make you stronger. I never made you do anything that you didn’t want to, you were just not strong enough to say no. I’m part of you, and you needed me to help you grow.”

“I know. I wouldn’t change anything that happened in my life.”

“Good. You wanted to see what it’s like to be human and I’m part of that. There is no light without dark; they are two sides of the same coin. You might find it hard to accept that you are not only good. You also have the power to kill, lie, cheat, manipulate and destroy; both these sides are deep inside of you. In the end, it’s your choice if you use any of them to hurt others, nobody else’s.”

“I do find it hard to accept that, I want to be perfect and pure like an Angel!” said the girl.

“But you are an Angel, it’s just that you are also a Devil at the same time.”

The girl looked into his eyes and smiled, then whispered in his ear “Thank you for helping me become stronger.”

He smiled back at her and kissed her softly on her forehead. “With awareness, comes responsibility. Remember that nobody can put you down unless you let them. And if you put others down, you are responsible for your choices.”

The music stopped at that moment, and he gently let go of her waist.

“We have to go now, take care of yourself,” he said.

“We?”

He turned his head to the angelic woman playing the violin; she smiled at him, nodded, and looked up towards the sky.

The girl with the green hair looked up too; the sun was now out and shining brightly. She closed her eyes and let the sun caress her face. When she opened her eyes and looked down again, they were both gone. As the girl stood there, two long feathers, one white and one black, glided through the air and landed at her feet. She picked them up, smiled and started to walk.


Painting by me, July 2019

(Smoke photo taken by me)