Friday, August 6, 2010

The Most Magnificent Dance In The Sea


כָּל-הַמָּקוֹם, אֲשֶׁר תִּדְרֹךְ כַּף-רַגְלְכֶם בּוֹ--לָכֶם יִהְיֶה: מִן-הַמִּדְבָּר וְהַלְּבָנוֹן מִן-הַנָּהָר נְהַר-פְּרָת, וְעַד הַיָּם הָאַחֲרוֹן--יִהְיֶה, גְּבֻלְכֶם
Every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the hinder sea shall be your border. ... Devarim 11:24

A few nights ago, I dreamt.

I was in a "different" magical place. Hidden in this place, behind a wall overgrown with vegetation, was a magical wall. The wall was a portal through which magical people could travel through time and energy. It was also a wall connected to the gymnasium wall of the grade school I had attended as a little girl.

Only people with strong and unusual magical strength could intuit and access the hidden power of the wall. To do so, one placed the palms of one's hands against the wall, melding one's spirit into the spirit of the wall.

As the vision of the wall came into my view, my innards stirred profoundly, as if recognizing a deep part of my own being and link with the cosmos. I walked up and touched the wall, placing my palms against it as waves of something moved through me. I stepped into another world.

In this world there was a teacher, his wife and many students. The students were paired in couples. The students were to be tested to see who could do the swimming dance in the deep dark sea as well as the teacher and his wife could. It was also a trial to rank ability for some reason, as if the teacher and his wife were going to retire at some point and needed to set up a couple to take their place when that happened.

It was a very dangerous test. Only the chosen could swim in this deep dark sea. Those who were able, swam a dance in it as pairs in the form of large primordial sea creatures, as leviathans.

I was a student and I was paired with someone. The teacher and his wife demonstrated the dance while the students observed from "poolside" of the sea. My vision also observed from within the sea itself. Then they got out and all the student pairs got in, morphing into leviathan pairs. I knew I and my partner would be the best at this dance. I had the feeling that the teacher and his wife knew we would be too. I also knew that I was different than the rest of the students - I was new to this school and did some things differently than the others.

Then as I began to swim, for some reason, I couldn't go forward in the water. I looked up to above the shallows of the water from where we all had started the swimming dance and saw that the teacher had put a hex on my feet, so that I was anchored in place as if he was standing on my feet. I saw an energy form of his foot holding me down in the water. He was deliberately trying to give me a disadvantage that the other students didn't have! What abject chutzpah! I thought. This isn't fair at all.

Well, my magic is stronger than his hex, I knew. I uttered a hex-breaking spell and cast up some words in his direction and the power of his hex was immediately broken. I took off in the water and my partner and I swam the most magnificent dance in the deep dark sea.

I woke up.