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Friday, August 19, 2011

Katya Remembers


Katya Remembers
Katya is flying near the moon…the coolness of the night air softly touching her cheeks. And she remembers…how it all began.

She remembers falling from the Douglas fir that stood majestic in her grandparent’s backyard; she’d broken her leg and Grandfather had come running to gather her up. No sooner had they reached the farmhouse, than he saw her leg had healed and he knew. He gives a thoughtful glance to Grandmother Sonia; yes she had the gift, passed down from her great grandmother.

Sasha (as Katya knows her grandmother by) tells Katya the stories of healing and intuitions by her ancestors and tells her grand-daughter, now the time has come for you.  Soon after the broken leg, Katya had experiences of “knowing” and “seeing”. The villagers wished to see her and ask all kinds of questions, but most importantly, “when would the war end?”Katya is investigated by the secret police, questioned as to what she may “know” of the future and how it is she can see their plans. She senses danger all around and for her family’s sake decides to flee to keep them safe.

Then Katya remembers the first time. The authorities were determined to quiet Katya. They felt she was a menace to their plans of genocide. Several attempts were made to arrest Katya as a traitor however; what both the pursuer and pursued are discovering together is that every confrontation brings a strengthening to Katya’s intuitions and every injury strengthens her powers of healing. Her intuitions and understanding of future events begin to crystallize.

Katya remembers being on her own as she made her way to the border and freedom. She is on the run and the secret police are close. They don’t take any chances this time, they are prepared. In her mind’s eye, she sees herself running through a field where once tall wheat grass shined and swayed in the breeze. She hears the sounds of ruffling and turns back-the soldier takes aim and fires. Katya falls limp; she has been hit in the heart.

As she lies motionless Katya knows what she must do, the greatest prize of the gifts she is to be given. She hears the soldier coming towards her, confident of his prowess at “making his mark”. Katya places her hand on the bleeding wounded heart. She breathes deeply, smiling, knowing, and with one forceful movement she is up, the wound is healing as she begins to run, run, run….her feet touching the air and beginning to take flight.

Katya is flying, soaring above the burned out wheat field. She breaks her concentration to look below and sees the soldier in complete disbelief and amazement. He cannot help himself-he waves to her thinking, “I wish you well.”

And Katya recalls that first flight taking her over the border of her country into a new land. She will be safe for a time and she also knows she will return. Because it is her time; time to assist those in need, to stand strong and teach those who wish to know her ways, her healing powers and intuition and their own inner strength.
Katya remembers; her wish for all her countrymen to be free and to fly…..like a bird.

To be continued…

Also posted over at Vision & Verb



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