Intro: Pounding bass note and a stirring fanfare of horns. Welcome to another edition of things to think about. Here's Stacy. The horns continue with a keyboard note held.Relaxing piano music is in the background. Welcome to the Things To Think About Podcast where we use fables and fairy tales to come to deeper truths about our subconscious world. I’m Stacy Casson and today’s tale explores how fear can poison our mindset. We will dive into this topic in a tale I call, Bane. And now, get comfortable and relax. Take a Deep Breathe in and exhale. A Deep Breath in, and exhale. A Deep breath in and exhale. And if you'd like, you can slowly...close...your eyes.
Once upon a time, there was a mysterious land beneath the sea. They were under the protection of a beautiful, benevolent sea goddess. They were a happy people and took care of each other. They believed that they were only as strong as their weakest citizen. If you happened to be on the water during a full moon, you were able to catch glimpses of the majestic sea kingdom. The colorful gently glowing ripples beneath the waves enticed a few special land people to join them under the sea. The sea people were technologically advanced and happily shared their world, enhancing the land people to be able to stay with them.
The land people struggled. Their kingdom was ruled by might, and they believed that your fate determined your role in society. It was a very rigid caste system where everyone knew their place. If you were weak, that was your fate and more abuse was heaped upon the weakest of their people. Their king had supreme power and therefore many wives. His prized concubine was their high priestess. She enjoyed the finer things in life and helped the king to pursue his agenda in exchange for a life of luxury. As she scried in her vision pool, she saw the threat that the sea people posed to their kingdom with their freedom and loving ways. She performed arcane rituals and in the dead of night, poured a glistening vial into the main well.
The Sea Mother noticed a new turbulence in the placid waters. Something had changed. The newcomers that were once peaceful and accepting of their ways were more questioning. Slowly they began to sow strife. Their people had bred successfully over the years and they welcomed the hybrid sealanders who were able to withstand short visits to the above world. A few of their adopted land people had returned to the land. Some came back, happier in the sea, but some never came back; neither did their offspring. Little did they know the cruel fate awaiting them and the experiments from the high priestess. The sea people started to have strange symptoms and a few of them drowned as their gills went into shock. The Sea Mother did not interfere, balance would return.
While the high priestess enjoyed the privilege of being the king’s favorite concubine, she did not love him. Her beloved was a sea captain who was often away on trade runs. She did not know that he held dual citizenship and had visited with the sea people. Their technology was so advanced it was not visible on the land but allowed their visitors to come and go as they pleased. She had just finished layering herself with perfume in anticipation of his arrival. She prepared water to wash his feet from his travels. “Come my love, be at rest.” She sat him down and began administering to his feet, gently washing away the sea. He started coughing. The cough grew in intensity, and he began clutching at his neck. A sickly green foam oozed from his neck as he collapsed and breathed his last. Her poisonous plan had come home to roost. Would she change her ways and learn to live in peace and encourage the King to change his ways? Or would she let the bitterness drive her to more diabolical plans?
“Holding onto anger is like drinking poising and expecting the other person to die.” Buddha Who are you really poisoning? And now, you can take a deep breath in and exhale. A deep breath in and exhale. Deep breath in, and exhale. And when you're ready, wiggle your toes, wiggle your fingers, and slowly open your eyes. If you are enjoying this podcast, please subscribe and never miss an episode. Closing: Closing jazzy keyboard and thrumming bass. Hope you enjoyed today's segment. Tell a friend. See you next time. Music fades.