Bear Rock was bubbling over with questions and, for some time the conversation continued. Actually, little new information was shared. The basic conversation was a re-statement of lessons already gleamed.
Nevertheless, Bear Rock was convinced that if enough questions were asked in different ways, the better the chance that secrets yet to be revealed might come forth. She could hardly wait to begin ceremony the next day.
Winter Falcon smiled. There was something here that was always true. The entire premise of the Society was to make life easier. Certainly, the stories of their initiation rites fit precisely the experiences they received. That pleased her considerably. How wonderful was it that a set procedure was repeated for each woman? She smiled in wonderment.
The others understood the constance of Winter Falcon. The entire membership of the Oracle Council was jubilant. The chance dream that had led each of them here, continued. Ah, the honor it had been to live life in this ancient way. Some possibly even considered the transition of Bear Rock. Her growth would grow others who took part in the initiation of the 1st year Seers into 2nd Year, in ways beyond belief!
Under normal circumstances, those would have been the initiates with Winter Falcon. But not now. This time was different. Winter Falcon was working with Dreamers this session.
She walked a little away from the Gathering, moving aimlessly, but moving in the general direction of the VisionKeepers. A jumble of crystals gleamed in the pale twilight and she stopped to sit. Behind her at the Gathering, Winter Falcon could hear the laughter and murmurings. Bear Rock was handing out giveaway presents and spirits were high.
This was probably the first time in hat’ii that Winter Falcon wanted to be a little more quiet. She even sought Mother’s companionship during the evenings. This fact reaffirmed her dreams this last year as she watched the sky darken and the Pleiades began to appear. The breeze was pleasant and soothing. She watched the sky. Changing Mother, Winter Falcon thought, will this be the year I name my successor?
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