Continuing from yesterday’s excerpt:
“Then where am I?”
“You are here. You are in the dungeon. Wherever your resonance with belief places you. And in a universe of infinite probabilities, you are both here and in the dungeon.”
Hawk felt his fear drawing him back into the prison cell.
“We are beside the stream.” Celestia drew him back. “The waters flow beside us in this moment. Yet the waters are always in communication with the ocean.” They were on the shore of an immense sea. The bright sun overhead reflected on the surface of the waters. The surf lapped gently on the shores. Sea birds flew overhead.
“And the waters flow through the air in vapors.”
They were in a thick, moist cloud, seated on nothing at all. the air was cold, and far below them — too far for comfort — was the surface of the planet.
Before Hawk could panic, they were back on the rocks by the stream.
“The waters are everywhere at once, and nowhere. And so are you.”
They sat in silence. Hawk Descending did not know what to say. He hardly knew what had really happened to him.
“When you are truly focused in this moment, you are the master of your existence. And then you will be ready to become a Master Harper.”
Hawk Descending dared not speak.
Celestia rose from his seat. “Stay here. Let go of all of your beliefs, until you can experience this moment in its true essence. Until such a time as that, there is no reason for you to do anything else, because everything else is only a distortion from the truth of this moment.”
So saying, Celestia left him sitting on the rock by the brook.