827. Fearless Flight: a meditation and bedtime story

Dragon holds an evening of storytelling in the forest, and Odin Owl tells the story of how he came to Ahway Island.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:30

Fearless Flight Excerpt:

It was evening on Ahway Island. The horizon gradually filled with shades of pink and purple as the sun finished setting and disappeared beneath the horizon. In the special clearing in the Ahway Island Forest, the forest creatures gathered with great anticipation. The ants had arrived early to be near the front, as had Chelsea chipmunk. Diana duck waddled in from the riverbank, and the frogs gathered on a large rock. Mya mouse scurried to join the group, and Peanut squirrel darted in with great anticipation. Petunia possum lumbered in slowly and purposefully. The raccoon trio appeared out of the bushes, ready for the big event.

Soon Dragon arrived too, smiling and waving at the gathering crowd. They all sat in a circle around the center point of the clearing. By now the moon was out, and its bright glow illuminated the center of the clearing. It was then that Dragon took a spot in the moonlight in the middle of the circle of creatures, standing patiently, waiting for everyone to quiet down.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine that you are a graceful willow tree in today’s meditation.

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