The Healing Horse, Ch. 23, Scene 2: The Power of Imagination

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As little Kitten prepares to face the experts, she wisely turns to her mentor for advice, and he teaches her an important lesson about the power of imagination. Her mother, on the other hand, makes sure she starts the day with a good breakfast.

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Scene 2: The Power of Imagination

Pegasus returned Kitten to her front yard. After she slid down to the ground, he said, “I am on this earth to be of spiritual service, and so are you. Each of us has a unique destiny that we will someday understand, but only as the future unfolds. In the meantime, we must live in the present while not forgetting the power of imagination! Retreating into your imagination nurtures it. The internal world comes alive and manifests in the outer world. Einstein said, ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge.’ Your inner self is blossoming. You are coming alive to your own true self. Your imagination will give you the power to fight these evil experts and to control your own life.”

With a smile, Pegasus disappeared in a lavender blur. Karen stood still in the quiet morning air. No one else on her street was awake yet. She rubbed her eyes and realized she was crying. She wiped the tears from her face and licked them off her lips. She knew what she had to do. She climbed the steps and opened the front door, just as Mama emerged from her bedroom, wearing her white flannel nightgown and with her hair in a net.

“My Krana Layala, you’ve been out already? It’s early. You’re not cold are you?”

“I’m fine, Mama. I needed Pegasus’ advice about today. I will face whatever it brings with courage and imagination.”

“That’s my girl. Let me give you a hug, and then you need to eat a good breakfast to give you strength to get through the day.”

Karen buried her face in her Mama’s bosom and held tightly to her. After a moment, she slipped away so she could dress in a cheerful pink jumper and three-quarter sleeved white knit top for school. She ate a bagel with lox and cream cheese, and she was ready for anything.

Original text ©2022 by Karen Lynn-Chlup. All rights reserved.

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