I had gone among the tall trees and ferns and was deep inside the forest when I suddenly came upon a huge and twisted tree. Hidden among its distorted roots was a split opening in the trunk which gave entrance into the hollow heart of the tree. Stepping inside, I found the roots of the tree twisted downward within the trunk of the tree as though it was a stairway, there were drifts of old tree needles, dust and other flotsam caught among the furrowed wood. Mushrooms grew in clusters scattered at random some of them glowed with a greenish light. Squirrels ran along side they seemed to be urging me on. Small hidden animals could be heard moving somewhere within the tree I followed the tree stairway down until it turned into a tunnel. The moisture increased and the glowing mushrooms became thicker. I could hear water somewhere ahead of me. The light grew greener, the root tunnel became moister. Eventually I came to the end of the tunnel . The end was open into water held across the opening like a window but with no barrier to the river. The river calls me.
Walking into the water I can breathe easily. I am met and greeted at the entrance by a great salmon. I know that he is not my companion but a guide who will take me to where the companion can be found. We swim together through the water, moving among the roots of water drowned trees, reeds and snags, passing other fish, silver flashes in the water. The salmon guides me, speaking as we swim, of facts and poetry, of history and songs. A very learned, wise and seemingly ancient salmon. The water becomes shallower. We move close to the sandy and rocky shore.
I rise out of the water and find a meadow at the rivers edge between a forest and the stream. The salmon comes with another to the very edge of the shallow water, eggs are laid and covered with milt and then, assuring me that all is well. the eloquent salmon begins to die.
Then a great, golden bear from the woods stalks toward and past me. The bear reaches the dying fish and devours it. The fishes gift of its flesh bestows speech upon the great golden blue eyed bear. He thanks the spirit of the fish and scatters a claw full of sand upon and around the fresh laid eggs ( which already show life within them) He turns to me and embraces me with huge arms and massive claws. He takes my head in his mouth gently. I am frozen but breathe deeply as the bear rumbles a deep chuckling laughter. " Well now , I have been waiting " he says. "You've passed one test" . We gather stones into a circle and build a fire. There we talk, The great bear tells me the ways of the animal companions.
He is joined by the raven I know from before. He speaks of magic and trust, strength, tenderness and adaptability. The lessons of Bears. Now, as the sun descends the time comes to depart. Bear leads me to the waters edge and tells me that I will have only to call him when need arises for him to come and join me on future journeys he gives me a small piece of the golden fur he has shed.
I am at first concerned because I have no guide for the return then I see many young salmon who greet me, for such is the cycle. They are now grown and ready for the journey to the sea holding their ancestors memories. They will take me to my tree cavern on their way to the sea . We swim and I am Returned to the tree and enter through the tree tunnel to the place from where I had departed .
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