With Froggy By The Lake
This is a sample from Chapter 5 (With Froggy By The Lake), Part 2 (The School) of Sona Siepakova’s novel Loved By The Sun.
In Part 1 (The Garden), the main character, Meritaton, a pharaoh’s daughter, spends most of her time in the vast garden behind her palace. She is going to build a shamanic circle, try to call in the rain, speak with the Earth, see a pyramid with her father… In Part 2 (The School), Meritaton goes to a spiritual, mystery school where students learn techniques of personal and spiritual growth to gracefully pass their final test of courage…
Again, Froggy laughed derisively at the idea that he, the wandering monk, could go and sell stolen blackberries at the market. Obviously, the girl had no idea who I am. He told himself, unaware of the fact that Meritaten was able to read other people’s thoughts.
The girl was in two minds whether to stay or go. She felt offended. But this Lama was so unusual and fascinating that she was somehow unable to leave. So are you going to make that whistle for me? She reminded him, pointing at the twig Froggy was holding in his hand.
Yes, of course. And he got down to work. Tapping, knocking, peeling off a bit here and there… Meanwhile, it struck him…
And you, do you do anything of use that you are so clever to employ a person straight away?
Meritaten was taken by surprise. Now and then, I help the administrator and gardener adjust this garden. And I also do my homework. With nanny, we sometimes walk around the town and its surroundings. Watching people to see how they are doing. And then I report it to my Dad as he takes me seriously.
Froggy’s lips twitched a little with slight envy. He had neither a nanny nor loving parents. He was completely alone, hidden behind this mask of a wandering monk which attracted respect and some food for him, at least, when not love… It is tough to be totally on your own. He thought. Not having anyone to support you or to soothe you when you are scared. He had to make decisions for himself… Sometimes it was better for him to just meditate all the time. At least he did not have to notice that people might actually laugh at him. A weirdo… If only they knew how many times he had been starving, almost dying. Freezing. Or crying heartbroken when he had fallen in an animal trap, injuring his knee. It had taken him two weeks to claw his way out. If only you knew what hunger means, you who just feed yourselves with whatever you fancy! His face screwed up in rage.
In an instant, he stopped to glance at Meritaten to check if she had noticed. Most probably. She was watching him attentively. She found it unbelievable that she was so close to a person so rich in emotions. Even though many of them were dark, she could not take her eyes off this Lama. Pekshenkare, the gardener and her former friend, was quite plain with regards to feelings. And he did not exhibit much of his inner world. Satisfied with little, he knew his goal and stopped for nothing. He kept working, hardly speaking. In a certain way, Meritaten found him boring.
Her nanny was an angel on Earth, radiating pure love, tenderness and joy. Her dad was fine too. She had made no friends with servants as yet… Well, and now she was sitting just a few centimetres from a sort of volcano raging with the widest variety of feelings, from pain to disappointment, grief, determination, stout pride and single-mindedness… Single-minded? She stopped, puzzled. Where had that come from? Could Froggy be referred to as a single-minded or ambitious person when he was just sitting around, meditating?
Topics of Part 2 (The School)
Balance of elements in your body as well as life, guidance what to do if you feel uneasy or stagnating. Training of focus and creative dreaming using light. Magnetically attracting a life partner, friends, helpers, and all what you need using light. Techniques for calming down your body, for overcoming anxiety and fear. Visualisations for healing wounded parts of your personality. Harmonising team cooperation or relationships. Rrecharging yourself using symbols.