184. Fly Away: a meditation and relaxing story for children

184. Fly Away: a meditation and relaxing story for children

Mac and Marley the caterpillars wake up to find they have changed. What will they find?

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Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:40

Fly Away Excerpt:

The dragon peeked at the pair of chrysalises in the bush. It had been days since Mac and Marley, the caterpillars, had rested there, and the dragon was hoping that they were ready to come out again.  The chrysalises had already become clear.  The dragon could see something orange and black.  As the dragon watched, the chrysalises began to wiggle.  The excited dragon knew it was time!  


Slowly, Marley climbed out of the tight home she had napped in for days.  She looked over at Mac and smiled when she saw him start to emerge from his little home.  Hanging upside down from the branch, Marley began to stretch her wrinkly new wings.  Wait a minute. She had wings?  She looked over at Mac and noticed he had wings too!  When Marley settled in for her nap, she had been a yellow, white and black striped caterpillar. Now, both she and Mac looked like the orange and black butterfly they had seen twirling through the flowers!  Well kind of,… her wings were pretty wrinkled. As she waited for them to relax and lengthen she called to Mac.


“Hey Mac!  Look at this! I have wings! And you do too!” She exclaimed.  


Mac smiled at her as he hung upside down and said, “I know! Just wait until they’re relaxed.  Right now mine are so crinkled. But it gives me a chance to enjoy the view.  I’ve never seen the world from this angle.”


“What upside down?” Marley asked.


“Yep!” Mac said.  “Isn’t it neat!”


“It sure is! Marley replied.  “I like the lines underneath the leaves, they’re so delicate and pretty.”


“I like how the light shines up through my feet,” Mac said.

Today’s Meditation: Today, enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing into the warm sand on a sunny beach.

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