The Innocents - Tao
One day Phoebe smiled and pulled a seed from her pocket that she had kept hidden, warm and safe in her long slim fingers. She leaned up against my ear and gently whispered, "he is almost ready."
I turned my head in surprise, as our noses bumped she wriggled hers and giggled.
"A little brother," she said, "and will need a lot of looking after when he comes."
I tried to see him as she did, and struggled for many, many days, but as he couldn’t come to me himself, I just couldn’t make him. Phoebe told me, "He will come when you are ready, keep going, but stop trying so hard to see, rather feel him," and she handed me the seed. After another couple of weeks the seed had grown bigger, no longer did it fit in her hidden pocket, she now cradled it with Chloe’s help, always touching it, stroking it and singing so sweetly to it.
There I could see feel the essence of this little Innocent child , but as yet could not feel the image I needed to make his likeness.
She just smiled once again and said "he will come, wait, be patient with yourself."
All lessons we need to learn, be patient with ourselves, feel when our ears and eyes don’t work like they should.
I asked her how he grew, and she explained,
"Tears water him, when you are sad, and shed a tear, he is watered , when you are happy you give him food, when you sleep he links to you and all is made whole."
I was fascinated with this little boy I had never seen, and was bought from the Willowwood tree where I had found her.
Then one day, after a few days of not feeling too well, I woke up and there he was. I could see him so clearly and he was ready, just as Phoebe had said.
I sat down with my clay and there he was, this cute little munchkin that had not only stolen my heart, but my tears, my happy times and my restfulness.
We called him Tao which means the absolute principle underlying the universe, combining within itself the principles of yin and yang and signifying the way, or code of behaviour, that is in harmony with the natural order. He takes all parts and makes them whole
A 9 energy, like myself, a healer of humanity, a giver. How perfect for this little family.