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Stories for Children: Pop Quiz – Drug-Tinted, Rose-Tinted, and Black-Magic-Tinted Glasses . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 16 May 2022

Image: “A Colour Image of Sherlock Holmes,” by Sidney Paget, 1891, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sherlock_Holmes_-_The_Man_with_the_Twisted_Lip_(colored).jpg … public domain

Image: “A Colour Image of Sherlock Holmes,” by Sidney Paget, 1891, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sherlock_Holmes_-_The_Man_with_the_Twisted_Lip_(colored).jpg … public domain

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Here is a story for children. The video is on how we see other people’s websites through their own, uniquely tinted eyeglasses.

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Ghost Stories and Stories for Children . notice by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 27 April 2022
Location: San Fernando Valley, California

Image: “Mother and Child Reading a Story,” by Carlton Alfred Smith, 1853-1946, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carlton_Alfred_Smith_-_Mother_and_child_reading_a_story.jpg … public domain

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Dear Ones,

Here are two fun reads: Ghost Storie s… and … Stories for Children ..

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Stories for Children: Deva of Lake Piru . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 18 February 2020; published on 27 October 2020
Location: Lake Piru Recreation Area, Ventura County, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • “Deva of Lake Piru,” Soundtrack and Words
    • “Period and Sound of the Waves,” Soundtrack and Words
    • “Voice of a Fly,” Soundtrack and Words

Dear Ones,

Here is a video of conversations with a deva and nature spirits at Lake Piru. There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

I am over here right now at Lake Piru, and I kept hearing this deep, rumbling, vast voice. I could not figure out who it was. Finally I realized it was the Deva of Lake Piru, if you could believe it … the deva of this entire lake. It sounds vast and magnificent, just like the lake. It is incredible.

So I asked it: Are you the deva of the body of water here? And it said [in a very low voice]: Yes, I am. Only its voice was much nicer than my own, and much deeper …

“Deva of Lake Piru”
Soundtrack and Words
Spoken by Alice B. Clagett
18 February 2020

 

Yesss, I aaammm.

It sounded like thunder in the skies.

Then it said: What do you call it?  And I said: We call it Lake Piru, or Piru.

But it did not seem very impressed by that. So I said: But what do you call it?

And the Deva of the Lake said: We don’t call it that. We call it … and then it used a very low voice, the kind that resonates in your heart. And it feels like a wave that has a slight ‘bump’ to it, like waves [on a body of water].

“Period and Sound of the Waves”
Soundtrack and Words
Spoken by Alice B. Clagett
18 February 2020

 

The ‘period’ of the waves is like this: Click … click … click … click … click … click ….. That fast.

The sound of the waves is like this, but very much lower: Luuuuuuuuuuu …

That is the name of this body of water.

Image: “Lake Piru, Ventura County, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Lake Piru, Ventura County, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

I was talking along right now. I was really talking to myself, and I said: I guess that’s the sound that the air makes when it walks over the water.

And somebody else said … I say it might be a senior nature spirit … It said: Wrong! That’s the sound that the water makes when it walks through the air. It might have been a Native American guide.

. . . . .

I have further word on the Deva of Lake Piru. I heard that same voice.

I said to it first: Are you a mountain lion?

And it said: Well, we might be a mountain lion.

And I said: Well, if you are not a mountain lion, what are you?

I could see a hand reaching down and patting the water. It said: We like the water.

It said: We like the water.

I said: How many of you are there?

And it said like this … [Holds hand palm forward, fingers up]: We are five.

Five … I don’t know what! … that like the water.

Sounds a little like gnomes, but gnomes do not like water. Maybe this is a new type of nature spirit, and not a deva … I do not know!

. . . . .

Ok, ‘curiouser and curiouser’. I said: Does each of you like a particular place in the water?

And it said: We all like the water everywhere.

Then I said: But what are you?

And it said: We are the wind that laps the water.

Do you suppose they might be zephyrs? … Maybe very large zephyrs; very large Spirits of the Wind … or very old and sage ones.

. . . . .

I just felt a gentle breeze coming up from the lake, and I heard that spokesman of the zephyrs say: What’s your name?

And somebody said: Dharm Darshan [which was my old spiritual name] … And then it said: Dharm Darshan, here we are! … and I could feel the breeze touching my face.

Down there by the water I just heard the voice of the zephyr say: Oh, God, Dharm Darshan’s gone!

And then those children’s voices said: Dharm Darshan went away!

Maybe the children are the children of the zephyrs.

I was talking to that zephyr spokesman. It is way down by the water. And I said: What a beautiful place.

And the zephyr said: Yeah, it is! Heaven made that place!

I turned around and said: How did you know about Heaven?

And the zephyr said: The angels came down and told us about that place.

I am going away from the lake just now, and down the hill. And I heard that being say: Dear heart, would you thank Dharm Darshan?

“Voice of a Fly”
Soundtrack and Words
Spoken by Alice B. Clagett
18 February 2020

 

Then a little fly buzzed past my right ear, and said in a tiny voice …

Thank you, Dharm Darshan!

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In love, light and joy
I Am of the Stars

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Eve and Adam . a children’s story by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 5 June 2018; published on 19 June 2018

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

A video about Eve and Adam, followed by a Summary …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I was in a restaurant just now, and there were children there. And one of the children, on the astral plane, said to me: Who are you?

And I said: I’m the first person that ever was. My name is Eve.

And they said: And who else was there?

I said: No one! No one was there …
And then, one day,
There was a giant thunderstorm.
And a big flash of lightning.
And a crash of thunder!
And I shut my eyes.
And when I opened them … there he was!

And they said: Who?

And I said: Adam! Standing right in front of me!

And they said: You didn’t do that!

And I said: Yes, I did. It’s the truth!

And they said: And then what?
(It was a young person.)

And I said: And now,
All that you see
Is all that I am
Through the Grace of God
And the power of Man!

And they stopped for a minute.

And then their father came in, and he said: You oughtn’t to be telling the young children stories like that!

And another adult nearby said: She is crazy!

So I said: It’s important, I feel, to let the young children know …
About the myths of creation.
Before you know it,
They’ll be coming to you,
And asking you how it all began …
So, better get ready!

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Note: In the American Sikh tradition, women are known as the Grace of God. Their middle name is always ‘Kaur’, which means ‘Princess’. And men are known as the Courage of God. Their middle name is always ‘Singh’, which means ‘Lion’.
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The True Story of Adam and Eve . a story by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 24 January 2015; revised

Dear Ones,

The True Story of Adam and Eve
by Alice B. Clagett
24 January 2015

What really happened in the Garden of Eden? …

Adam and Eve were having a wonderful time, exploring the Art of Love under a beautiful tree known as the Tree of Long Life and Happiness.

It was summertime. Little did they know, there was a very large snake in the tree. The devil came by and said to the snake, in a low, snarly, hissy voice (so that the snake could understand) …

Tell Adam and Eve that what they’re doing is Evil!

So the snake snuck along slowly, till it was near their ears.

By this time they were asleep under the tree, cuddled in each other’s arms. Dreaming sweetly of conjugal love.

The snake hissed in their ears like this: What you did was wrong! Trust me on this! I just found out from the fellow that owns the Book of Good and Evil.

Their eyes opened wide. They looked at each other.

Adam said to Eve: WHY did you tempt me?

Eve said to Adam: WHY did you treat me like an evil thing?

Then God, who had been listening all the time (naturally) sent just a hint of his magnificent, loving heart down to the vicinity of the devil, the snake, the tree, and Adam and Eve. But just a hint was more than enough! Everyone was struck with awe, looking up at Him.

And God said: My children, this dissing of your human nature is truly not to my liking. I like Love. Hate’s just not my thing. My feeling is, this Garden, and this Tree of Long Life and Happiness, are just not the place for the two of you. Until you kiss and make up.

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Link: “The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise,” by Benjamin West, 1791, public domain

Link: “The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise,” by Benjamin West, 1791, public domain

So out they went from the Garden of Eden, and into a Dimension NOW known as Duality. A Dimension of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

You all know, from the Bible, what happened then (1). And from Joni Mitchell, how the longing of their children grew to return to the non-dual state:

Video: “Joni Mitchell ~ Woodstock,” 10 March 2010, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aOGnVKWbwc … The lyrics of the song are here: “Woodstock” by Joni Mitchell, 1969, http://jonimitchell.com/music/song.cfm?id=75 ..

And all we many children of Adam and Eve, at this moment of Ascension, have, after all these aeons, found our way back. Back to the Garden of Earth.

What damage has been done, will be undone.

All of us, all humankind, shall join in this Great Song, the Song of Earth Arising.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Image: The projected Tianjin Eco City, China … https://icdn2.digitaltrends.com/image/tianjin-650×472.jpg?ver=1 ..

Variation on the story of Adam and Eve from Dave Allen …

Video: “Dave Allen – Adam & Eve,” by BritHumor2, 20 March 2010 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421914688&x-yt-cl=84503534&v=5JMXbtjhw7A ..

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(1) Genesis 2:15-25 (KJV – Public Domain): Story of Adam and Eve

15 “And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

16 “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17 “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

18 “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

19 “And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

20 “And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

21 “And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

22 “And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

23 “And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

24 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

25 “And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.”

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Talking with Tree Spirits . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 11 December 2014; ; originally published on 12 December 2014; republished on 9 October 2017

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • First Story: The Tree That Lost a Limb
    • Second Story: The Big, Old Oak Tree with Many Children
    • The Last Story: The Little Oak That Wished to Have Its Cut-Off Branches Placed Nearby
    • What Can Be Learned from Conversations with Trees and Tree Spirits

Dear Ones,

Here are three stories about talking with tree spirits and trees. There’s a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

I have some stories about tree spirits and trees for you.

First Story: The Tree That Lost a Limb

A few days ago, I was walking down a mountain. And I noticed a tree, because trees have been my friends since childhood. And I noticed a tree that had lost a huge limb. And the limb was lying beside the trail.

So naturally, I looked up at the tree. And the tree was pretty upset at the loss of that limb. And so, I gave it a blessing, and I started to go off. And then I heard the tree talking about how upset it was, about its footing on the hill.

And so I turned back, and I saw that there was a little ridge. The tree was on the top, On one side of the ridge was the trail, and on the other side was a great drop.

The tree was talking to its tree spirit about how upset it was about the precarious nature of where it stood, and how it had lost a limb.

So first I said: At least you lost a limb on the right side, there … Because, if you had lost a limb on the other side, you might have fallen over into the trail. And that would have been the end of that. Because people would have come and cut you up.

The tree was pretty upset still. So I asked the tree spirit to talk to the tree. And here is what happened …

The tree spirit was saying: I know what you should do. Take this root here, that’s going down into the ground, and grow it very, very strong. And you will be all right.

And yet the tree was very upset. So, I called for the deva who guards all that forest round there. And he came round and took a look, along with the tree spirit …

First, the deva said to me: I know all about these trees. And I take care of all of them. This is not your concern. I will take care of it.

It’s a good thing he said that, because I was thinking maybe I should go back, and bring along a shovel, and try and shore up the edge of the trail there, so that the tree wouldn’t fall over.

And I was thinking: I don’t think I’m strong enough to do all that work.

And the tree spirit said: Just roll down that boulder over there, and it will be ok.

And I said: You don’t understand. We humans are kind of puny. And so I can’t …

Oh, it said. Puny humans!

This conversation had gone on with the tree spirit. And the deva already knew all this stuff. Devas are quite wise; they live for thousands of years, and they know a lot from each other, and from the natural world. And who knows where else.

So anyway, the deva was hugging the tree with love. And the deva said: It’s going to be all right. In a few years, there will be a storm. And you will fall down this way, gesturing to the side towards the cliff. And you will grow up bright, green new sprouts, and become a strong tree.

The tree was so happy, and knew what was going to happen, and was prepared. And so, the deva said, Prepare yourself for that day. It’s going to be all right.

That was a big relief to me. And that’s the first story.

Second Story: The Big, Old Oak Tree with Many Children

A week later, I was walking by a big, old oak tree on the trail. I stopped for a minute, to look for tree spirits.

I guess you all know that it’s easy to see tree spirits, because they actually dwell within the trunk. Or at the base of a tree, there may be a few circling around. And you can see them, because they look a little bit like a human form, or a face.

So I saw one tree spirit … It looked kind of like an angel. It was really cool … near the base of this huge oak tree in the mountains. It was a fine tree.

So I said: What a wonderful tree you have there. I congratulate you on this tree, which shades all of the grasses round, and all of the little creatures. You’ve done a wonderful job for the sake of the forest. 

And the tree spirit said: Oh, yes! I know! [laughs]

So then I was looking round, because large trees have quite a few tree spirits, sometimes. And I saw another tree spirit. And it was on a branch. The branch was growing on a slightly upward slant. And it looked just a little bit not quite right.

I said: What is this here?

And the tree spirit of that limb there said: We do our best. 

And so I said: I’m sure you do! I’m sure it will be just fine.

The next branch over, there was another tree spirit.

I said: Hello! 

It said: I’m just here to keep the other one company! 

I said: I see!

Then I went down the trail just a little bit. And I noticed all the other children trees that were around the tree. And so, I addressed the tree and the tree spirits one more time.

I said: By the way, congratulations on all your fine, young children.

And they said: We thank you!

And as I went on, they said: This is a new day on Earth. People are starting to talk to us again. [laughs]

The Last Story: The Little Oak That Wished to Have Its Cut-Off Branches Placed Nearby

I was on my way home. I noticed another oak tree; this was a little tree. Next to it were branches … It looked like some well-meaning person had come along the trail and cut these branches off to make more room for the people to walk by.

The branches were brown and dead. They were scattered about here and there, and on down the side of the hill.

So I said: Hmm…

And the spirit of that tree said: I want my branches closer to me!

I was surprised! And then I said, Ok! 

I went around, and slowly but surely, picked up all the branches and put them around the tree.

I started to put some around another tree, right near there, because there wasn’t room.

And the other tree said: I don’t want those branches!

Apparently, I had trespasses on some tree taboo I didn’t know about.

I said: I’m very sorry!

And then I asked the first tree: Would it be all right if I put them around on the other side? 

And it said: Yes!

I said: Why do you want those branches ’round you?

And it said: I just like them near me.

What Can Be Learned from Conversations with Trees and Tree Spirits

So, there are three tree stories for you, in case you want to learn how to talk to trees and tree spirits, you can!

And the minute you start doing that, you’ll gain a wealth of information about how we humans can live at one with the natural world.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Image: “California Sycamore Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 December 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “California Sycamore Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 December 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “A Chaparral Plant Called Mule Fat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 December 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “A Chaparral Plant Called Mule Fat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 December 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

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