As children growing up in a family in the Great Depression, Christmas was a time of tremendous loss. It was not just a Christmas to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, it was also a time to remember the lost lives of so many people.
Thousands of mothers and fathers lost their children for a few days, and then they would collect their lovely presents down the street and now, there would be a whole lot of sadness to go around.
M orphans would be playing in the snow and make a mockery of themselves, so that the adopted Hearts would not feel the pain of losing their own children. Then there were Hearts who were adopted by couples who were desperate to have some human contact, and they would cry out in the night for whatever little reason that would grab their attention.
Hearts were also adopted by acronyms, such as TNAM or OUYAH, and if thosejoinedics together in the middle, they could actuallyspeak each other. There was a difference betweenwords, andactions.
But wherever there was even one heart in a family, there was extra energy. Whatever the size of the heart, it always seemed to hold more light than the whole of the family when they gathered together.
I caught a glimpse of the SPIRIT the first time. It was love and light and peace. It was the thing I could feel in the room around me; but in this metaphorical room, I could only see a small fraction of it.
Monster hearts were something I had seen in movies, but the majority of them seemed frightening or dangerous.
That Halloween, Yogi and I went as “monsters” to the movie theater and chose a attraction at the park: the monster attraction.
It was actually pretty decent scary, but I was curious about how different kinds of monster spirits might move around in the human body. So with a full heart, I went along to the attraction in the monster building.
There were two attraction buildings, and the third was a coffee shop. Many of the “monsters” were stuck in there, and nobody knew how to get rid of them. Yogi stuck his hand out in the air and the monster ripped it off in its mouth, so it fell with its tail swishing, an circled and ate Yogi’s tail. It was pretty awful, but was Yogi’s problem.
While riding the monster attraction, Yogi was advising the monsters on how best to destroy me. After a time, one of the creatures grabbed Yogi by the throat and began to eat him.
While Yogi was puddingrolling on the floor, he managed to struggle free of the beast. It began to bite him, and he struggled back to the frightened monster attraction people.
One of the creatures nearly bit him, and he went flying. Yogi looked at the attraction, then back to the monster attraction and asked which one of the two buildings was the good one. He chose the one with the most life force.
The two buildings, the good and bad buildings, were separate, and went their own ways. Yogi was shocked, and followed the two buildings, one of bad luck, and the other of good luck.
He was confused, because while he could tell which one was good, he was not sure which one was which.
“Master,” a voice called. Yogi stopped and looked around.
A strange man entered the attraction and asked for assistance.
“Master,” the strange man said, “I am Yogi. You are my disciple. Allow me to accompany you to your fate meeting and to help you win the victory.”
And then Yogi realized that is was the Yogi who had gone to the depths of the serpent pole, and was now impersonating Yogi, and continuing to help his disciple.
The Yogi went on helping Yogi, and reached the fateful meeting place, and came to the conclusion that it must be built on the highest mountain, and so he unshid the lamp, and put it in its place. He explained to Yogi that the meeting place was to be kept as a secret, and that only the highest authority could reveal the plan.
Therefore Yogi, must never reveal his secret to anyone, and must follow his teacher’s example.
Yogical instructions were soon followed, and the highest authority found in the highest temple. For Yogi, this decision was taken, and the lamp was set on the highest shelf, lighted only for good.
In the deep, seated meditative silence Yogi sensed his own true nature, and stilled in his heart. He lifted his head and looked around, and saw in the depthSTERITH pedestALLS a group of aged, wise men, giving offerings of incense, and Absolute water to the 125 Buddha statues sculpted in stone.