Hello everyone, It has been way to long since my last post, so here is an update. I will be releasing three new stories very soon. The Wizard Saves Christmas, The Wizard and the Hurricane Sandy Rescue and The Wizard, the wild Horse and the Iguana. The Wizard Saves Christmas is now available as an ebook at http://www.amazon.com/Wizard-Saves-Christmas-Donald-Jones-ebook/dp/B00HBVQEPQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412705888&sr=8-1&keywords=the+wizard+saves+christmas. They are all stories that have the underlying theme of what the children can do to make a difference in the world. Saving the animals and the environment. It has been a busy summer . Our Magical Earth Retreat day camps were a huge success. In addition to the books we have put out a Wizard kit for your children available at http://wizardwisdom.com/shoppe/wizard-kit/. This is a great package that contains the book, wizard hat, magic wand that lights up and has a magic sound, a wizard bookmark and a beautiful poster of the Wizard. I hope all is well and I am wishing you all a magical day. The Wizard
We continued on our way when Al and I heard the sound of birds chirping and a woodpecker drumming on a tree. This noise frightened Al and I asked him why? He told me that he had lost a brother and three of his sisters to the birds and that were constantly trying to hide from the birds because they eat them. I assured him again that I would protect him and he breathed gently. While we walked we talked about the world around us. I commented on the size of the trees and Al said that everything was relative, that the size of the trees to me was the same as the size of the tall grass where he lives is to him. While I pondered his intellect he continued, sometimes when I am in the darkness I have to climb to the very top of the grass to receive the light and that all things need to climb to the top of the highest point in order to receive the light. I told Al that he was very profound and truly wise. Point taken, I said, that’s what this trip is all about for me and the other wizards in training.
Al had many other questions that he wanted answered and I was able to help him clear up some of the mystery. Simple things that I used to take for granted like the babbling brook. Al said that he never seen such moving water. I explained to him how the water was the source of all life. He mentioned sadly that sometimes his friends would die if they drank from the standing water on the side of the path the moving objects go on. I told him it was common because of where he lived that mankind uses heavy concentrations of salt to prevent ice from building up in the months when he is sleeping. It settles in the earth and seeps into the water that kills his friends. It also kills trees and other living things that are in the poison zone. I told him that most of the major water ways in the world were so poisonous that it could not sustain life. He freaked out when he heard this and said if mankind is so unfeeling and stupid as to commit planetary suicide is there to be any hope for survival? I told him that there is hope and that is what the wizards are doing. We are spreading our message and we are constantly expanding the consciousness of others so that we can all work as one to save ourselves from ourselves before it is to late. Al. We have to also spread the word to the children because they are still pure and have not been affected by the ignorance of their elders. They are the future of the planet. We are making great strides to changes Al, so tell your kind that all is not lost.
Al breathed a sigh of relief and we stood in silence for quite some time. As we were meditating a huge wizard walked by and the earth rumbled under his feet. Al commented on the size of the giant and that he was so huge. I told him that his heart was larger than his body and the wizard was one of the chosen that could make your heart sing or cry with his prose. Al smiled and nodded that he understood.
We continued on the journey and I sensed that it would be ending soon. When we came into the view of the meadow where Al and I had met, he became very excited and told how happy he was to have been taken him on the journey with me. I told him that he was a true friend and the pleasure and respect was mutual. He asked one more thing as we joined the other wizards around the circle. He asked that I share the story of our time together and asked if he could be introduced to the wizards in my band. I said most certainly little friend, and as I stood to tell the tale of Al and our journey, I showed him to all my wizard brothers and sisters. They applauded the courage of the little fellow and as I sat him down outside the circle he jumped into the grass and with a laugh told me he loved me very much and he disappeared.
That had a profound effect on me. This was a true story. Peace Don
I left off my last post with an explanation of the story I wrote that put me on my writing path. Here is a part of the story. The rest will be continued at a later posting.
The Wizard and the Leafhopper by Don Jones
Once upon a time, in a meadow in upstate New England a band of 87 apprentice wizards had gathered for indoctrination before starting out on a magical trip through the deep woods.
As I sat gathered in a circle listening with open hearts and minds to the beautiful and enchanting grand wizard Elana, a leafhopper crawled upon my left hand and settled on the finger nail of my left index finger. I looked at the little insect and he began to speak to me. He asked my name. I told him that I was called Ripple on Calm Water. I asked him his name and he replied you can call me Al. This was the beginning of a most amazing and thought provoking friendship.
Al asked what we were doing in the meadow and I told him that we were going on a magical trip through the deep woods. Upon hearing this, he asked if he might join me on this journey as he had never been in the woods before. I told him that he was welcome to join me and that if he was uncomfortable at any time that he could just jump off. Al replied, no I really want to see the forest. Al I asked, how come you chose me? Because I saw that you were a fellow that had an open heart that that could be trusted and that is why I chose you. He also told me that if he had not chosen me that I never would have found him, because he was so perfectly camouflaged. I thanked him for picking me. Elana was just wrapping up her talk and asked everyone to keep silent for the duration of the journey. We gathered our belongings and departed into the woods to study and observe the living things that are all around us. We had just started up the path when Al started to speak. There was a tree that had a metal chained wrapped so deeply around it that it had had lost all its branches and been drilled full of holes and had died. Al asked why this tree not like the others is. I, sadly told him that all humankind were not like the wizards and they can be arrogant and cruel to the other living things that make up our world. He did not seem to get the drift of what I had said. We continued down the path when Al noticed wizard Darlene putting trash into a black garbage bag. He was confused as to her actions and said he had never seen anything being put into those black vessels before but that he had seen humans toss them onto his grass home from moving objects. I explained that Darlene was a great and caring wizard and she was helping mother earth by picking up all the trash that some callous and selfish humans deface our land with. He seemed very pleased with this answer and asked that I tell her he was very grateful for her concern. I told him as soon as our silence was lifted that I would tell her that he was grateful. So much for silence, Al would not stop talking. I figured as long as he was not disturbing the rest of the group that he could talk as much as he pleased.
Not long after, as we stood on the path with Al raised up on my hand so that he could look around, a beautiful cobalt blue fly landed on my little pinky finger said hello but he did not respond and he hopped over to my other fingers until he landed next to Al. I saw Al tense up when the blue fly started getting into his space and Al stood up on his back legs. I saw how upset Al was so I shooed away the fly and Al settled back down and thanked me for protecting him. I told him as long as he traveled with me that I would take care of his security and get him home safely. This made him smile and he relaxed.