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A Tale: The Mind Reader’s Lesson…

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“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Tale: The Mind Reader's Lesson...

Long, long ago, in the days when the sun knew everyone by name, a powerful Seer, named Seep, lived in a famous town that exists in the space between your eyes. The Seer was known across the land for his ability to not only see the future, but for his particular skill at reading the minds and thoughts of others; both living and dead. Many traveled from other lands to consult with The Great Seep, as he was fondly called, and each person left muttering that indeed, The Great Seep had the powers of claiudience. “Ah,” they said. “He is a great mind reader!”

Before each consultation, The Great Seep would take a cleansing bath, gather his divining tools, spread his prayer mat by the large window in his home, and facing east, in the direction of the rising sun, he would sing praises to the gods and ask for their wisdom and guidance. They obliged.

As time went by, the powerful Seer became rich and proud, as many of his clients were business merchants who needed answers on how to expand their businesses or solve issues with their competition. The powerful Seer, now an expert on all forms of communication, would sit before his clients, repeat a few incantations and fall into a deep trance. Then, he would perform his mystical tasks, gather the information he needed and pass it on to the clients who waited eagerly for answers to their concerns. With each successful outcome, his ego and his fees grew, until even his family found his manners intolerable.

“The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.” Marcus Aurelius

One day, a handsome, elegantly coiffed man walked through the door unannounced. He seemed in a hurry and immediately asked to meet with The Great Seep. The assistant informed the handsome man, whose name was Sundiat, that appointments were required and that the Seer was busy. An argument ensued, and the commotion brought other members of the household into the waiting area; including The Great Seep’s beautiful daughter, Sair.

When Sair saw Sundiat, her heart tumbled out of her mouth, and reaching out a hand, she beckoned to him to follow her. Sundiat turned to meet her gaze and, as if in a trance, followed Sair out the back door. Soon after, The Great Seep called on his assistants to find out what the visitor wanted and upon being informed that Sair had escorted the handsome stranger out the back door, he panicked. He immediately sent out an alarm, far and wide, across the land, beyond the seas, to everyone, to help find his daughter and the handsome stranger…

Alas, to everyone’s dismay, neither Sair nor Sundiat could be found; not at home, nor at sea. Many called on the Seer to use his gifts and his innate powers to find them. But try he did and all he saw was a golden veil and no revelation… Even the sun would not unveil the secret. As murmurs spread across the globe, a question hung in the air: How could The Great Seep read minds, see answers for the great and the small, but he couldn’t see or read the mind of one close to his heart, through his own door? via eof.   Hmmm mmm  🙂 What are your thoughts? Why couldn’t he find his daughter? Have a Wonderful International Women’s Day!

Positive Motivation Tip: Honor your gifts, maintain a humble heart, pay attention!


Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

23 Comments leave one →
  1. 09/03/2011 12:16 am

    greetings by

  2. 09/03/2011 12:45 am

    Hi Frizztext! Happy International Women’s Day to your wife and daughters and to you; a supporter of women’s rights 🙂

  3. 09/03/2011 7:30 am

    Found your blog by pingback! Great stuff! 🙂

    • 10/03/2011 5:30 am

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I enjoyed reading your post and that GIF sun really rocked it. 🙂

  4. 09/03/2011 7:34 am

    I believe each of us have the power to read minds in most cases, but I also believe the spirit holds the key for the ulmitate answer. If the answer to the where about’s of his daughter was hidden under a veil-then there was a purpose and a reason, from the powers above.

    • 10/03/2011 5:33 am

      Thanks Penny… I used to read minds but gave it up … such boring 🙂 conversations and confusions all around me and I tired of it quickly… LOL! But seriously, there are things we are not meant to know and even with gifts, there are limits… And then there is the adage, to whom much is given…
      Thank you for responding and visiting. Much appreciated! 🙂

  5. 09/03/2011 9:13 am

    Fascinating! I think we all like to think we can read the minds and hearts of those we love. But, none of us really can.

    • 10/03/2011 5:36 am

      Hi Debbie, That is true too and then we wonder why would we even want to read another person’s mind if it wont help us solve our own heart felt issues. It is a great topic to write on and when I saw the prompt, it got me thinking.
      Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

  6. 09/03/2011 10:41 am

    Thanks, Eliz, for a beautiful story to start my day!
    That’s why it’s imperative to have others take a look when a difficult problem looms…the answer is often right in front of our nose, but we fail to see it, especially if it concerns us or those close to us.
    It’s also World Read-Aloud Day…so mnay children (and others) around the world lack books (and conditions under which they could read them in peace if they even had them).

    • 10/03/2011 5:39 am

      Hi Vivian,
      Happy World Read Aloud Day! I loved listening to stories as much as I loved reading and writing them as a child so it brings back memories…
      Yes, often, the answers are close to our noses and then sometimes, there are no answers…. or at least, no answers that make sense to us. 🙂
      Thanks again for your visit! 😉

  7. Bree permalink
    09/03/2011 1:31 pm

    What a fascinating story. It is also layered in that the seer found his limitations.
    I keep thinking that’s why doctors don’t treat their family members.
    We want to know others business yet we don’t even know all of our own.
    Great question and ill come back with more answers later.

    • 10/03/2011 5:42 am

      Thank you B,
      I also thought of doctors and the like…. It is always fascinating to me that when I meet people with the gift of seeing, they do mention that it works for helping others but not for them. I guess that’s why the lottery remains a mystery… at least for now.
      Huh? Where did that come from? lol! 🙂
      Thanks for the support!

  8. 09/03/2011 6:41 pm

    I loved this, Eliz.

    When Ego wins, we lose . . .

    • 09/03/2011 6:42 pm

      BTW: I expect that you would enjoy this post:

      • 10/03/2011 5:45 am

        Okay, Thank you! I will go read it as it sounds quite inviting … something about veils always gets my antennae up! 😉

    • 10/03/2011 5:43 am

      So true Nancy…. When ego wins, we do lose and then some… To whom much is given, much is expected. And on and on. Lol 🙂
      Thanks for your lovely visit!

  9. 10/03/2011 5:43 am

    Really nice read Eliz! Thanks for sharing!

    • 10/03/2011 5:46 am

      Thank you dear one… Glad to see you here and hope to see another post from you soon. I know you’re busy and send hugs!
      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  10. 10/03/2011 9:06 am

    Can a parent do a complicated operation on his/her son/daughter?

    • 13/03/2011 6:17 am

      Probably not a good idea… I remember a doctor I knew years ago, when I was a kid. He told me that it was not the best thing because of all the emotions tied to it; especially operations or serious medical issues. 🙂

  11. kimmiesm permalink
    11/03/2011 2:57 pm

    Just wanted to stop by and thank you again for visiting and commenting on my blog! I am really enjoying your posts here and have subscribed to your feed. Keep up the good work!

    • 13/03/2011 6:19 am

      I have done same and enjoyed the post you had yesterday on anorexia. It was sincere and heart wrenching.
      Thanks for stopping by!


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