Sarah and June made their way to the forest where they would discuss their project plans with Joe, Dylan and Rose. It was a long, bumpy road as they drove through the hills, down the winding road that would eventually take them to the gate of the forest.
It had been a couple of weeks since they had spent time together as a group. Both were excited about seeing their friends yet, Sarah was especially looking forward to seeing Joe. The last time the group had gotten together, the two of them had formed a special connection. Joe was especially charmed by the way Sarah walked and moved about the room; she was adorable, you could not deny it.
Joe felt that there was something very special about Sarah. She was different and had a cool, aloof way about her yet warm and fuzzy too. He was captivated and often, thought about her since the group had last been together.
June was looking forward to hearing about what each person had to report and share regarding their tasks for the new projects on the table.
Rose had carefully prepared a sketchpad of ideas for the group to look at. Each sketch included irrigation, excavation, composting and bed turning. It was an impressive amount of work and spent almost fifteen hours a day for the past week researching and drawing plans.
Dylan brought his notes and his model for demonstrating a new watering system that included a highly sensitive instrument, which could regulate moisture. He had spent a great deal of time in designing the test instrument that he would be presenting to the group today. He was feeling very proud of his invention and looking forward to the moment when he could display his brilliance.
Joe managed the finances and would present a financial report to the group once the research and design teams had completed their presentations. Fortunately, the group had received a large donation from a man in the community who was in support of the group’s common vision and project plan. This allowed for each of the team members to obtain all of the tools, technology and material required for manifesting their portion of the vision.
Sarah administered the art group and had a team of seven working with her at her design studio. She spent half the year traveling abroad, attending festivals and adding the special spice that she became famous for: enlightened art installations of eco material and nature images.
“I heard you are a Projector, Sarah”, Joe says as he leans over to open the car door to assist Sarah with the bag of groceries in her arms.
“You are emotional too, aren’t you?” Joe asks hoping to get a response.
“Yes, I’m emotional honey, so watch out!”, Sarah laughs out while kicking the car door shut and heading towards the cabin.
“I’m a Generator, Sacral”, Joe adds out as he fumbles to hold onto the bag of groceries, following after Sarah.
“Ya, that’s cool”, responds Sarah.
Joe watches Sarah walk away and begins to fall into a deeper swoon.
“Wow, she is so hot”, Joe whispers out loud.
“Hey Joe, you got water in your cooler?” Dylan calls breaking Joe’s enchantment.
“Ya, help yourself, Dylan, there is one in there for you, too”, Joe calls out.
Joe was caught up in his thoughts and distracted from joining the group. He knew that Sarah was an emotional Projector and that it might be a tough romantic connection for the two to come together, him being a Generator. He was prepared to do whatever it took to convince Sarah to join him on a romantic picnic.
June finished unloading the car and began to set up her tables. Soon, the group would gather and sit near the fire, sharing their plans for the project and the research that had been conducted over the past two weeks.
Rose took her seat on a log near the roaring fire that Dylan had prepared for the group near their campsite. The heat from the fire felt good to Rose and reminded her of the time when she was a small child and spent summers in Maine at the campground with her family. Thinking about those summers reminded her of friends she had not seen in many years. Rose felt her mood dip into melancholy and quietness.
Dylan noticed Rose’s change in posture. Her shoulders started to slump and a distant look framed her face as she stared into the fire. Dylan walked over to Rose slowly and quietly, “What’s the matter, Buttercup?”
“Oh, I was just reminiscing about my childhood and the time our family spent at the lake, camping, sitting by the fire each evening singing songs with friends, laughing, enjoying the warm summer nights in nature”, Rose responded as she came back to life through the reminiscing.
Dylan began to feel a warmth of energy rise up inside of him as he listened to Rose tell her story of summers past. He began to lose focus of the conversation as he equally grew in awareness of the deep blue color in Rose’s eyes. He liked the way one blonde lock fell over the center of her forehead.
“She is so beautiful and sweet”, Dylan silently whispered in his mind.
Rose noticed that Dylan was being attentive. She was touched and impressed by his tenderness. Rose began to smile and cheer up as she sat with Dylan. She always felt better when she was in his company. She knew his defined Spleen filled up her open Spleen and gave her that yummy feeling of “safe and secure”. It felt good to be him near now, sitting at the fire and remembering the past.
Dylan drank in her beauty and her stories, the excitement and charge of her animated way. He fantasized of making love to her as she continued to share. Rose felt Dylan’s warmth towards her as it began to tickle her tummy and make her giggle.
In that moment, June walked up to the fire where the two were sitting and suddenly breaks the adoration occurring between the couple, “Hey kids, how’s it going?”
“Hi June, Rose is sharing stories about her childhood summers at the lake house”, Dylan replies with w tiny twinge of disappointment in his tone.
“Oh, I have heard all those stories!” June chuckles, “Rose loves telling stories. She talks a lot too”.
“I love your stories, Rose”, Dylan speaks out in defense of Rose and to soften the bluntness of June’s comment. Dylan knew Rose talked a lot but he loved to listen to her voice and watch her move as she expressed herself. He was deeply attracted to Rose and wanted very much to support her and help her to feel comfortable and empowered.
“Do you have your tables set up and your presentations ready?” June asked Rose and Dylan.
“Yes, I’m ready and have all of my presentations set up”, Rose answered with a big smile as she sat up straight on the log next to Dylan.
“I’m ready to go too, June. Just let us know when you want to start. Do you need help with anything?” Dylan replied eagerly wanting to please June.
Joe had unloaded Sara’s equipment from her car and assisted her in setting up the table, unpacking boxes and erecting her art installation models for her presentation.
Joe didn’t need a table for his presentation. All he required was his computer, wide screen television and cables, easy. Sarah, with her large art installations and heavy boxes, definitely required Joe’s help. Thank heavens he was eager to please and assist.
Sarah knew that Joe and her shared the electromagnetic 50/27, a juicy, “feels like it’s fated” kind of electromagnetic. With Sarah’s gate 27, she often rushed into taking care of some sick, poor animal or a distressed human. She could give in easily to Joe if he tempted her with his own ailments. With Joe’s gate 50, he wouldn’t know who to take care of and somehow, Sarah gave him that feeling of needing his care. She also has an open Spleen and Joe is defined, another source of glue for a possible romantic connection between these two.
Each time Sarah and Joe were in each other’s company, their Sacral Chakra would heat up. It was obvious that they shared powerful connections electromagnetically, and that they were attracted to each other, sharing similar thought patterns created by the electromagnetics.
When the electromagnetics would tickle between them, they would look at each other and giggle. Every one in the group had predicted that the two would come together as a couple, eventually. With that much electricity between them, surely, they would.
June walked over to Sarah’s table to see if she would be ready soon, so that the meeting could start on time or close to it. June knew that Sarah would be late. She was always late by at least a half an hour.
“Hey, Sarah, I see Joe has been busy helping you unload the car and setting up your art installations. You must be almost ready for the meeting to start, yes?”
“Hi June, yes, I am almost ready. I am having a slight bit of a challenge with the hinge on one of my folding signs. I think I am going to have to repair it before the meeting starts. It is one of my most important pieces for the presentation. I really can’t do it with out it.”
“I noticed that there is something energetically happening between you and Joe, Sarah. Are you attracted to him?” June asks quietly, almost whispering.
“Well, I like how he tries so hard to please me. That feels nice. I also like how he helps me with everything. I don’t even have to ask.”, Sarah whispered back.
“But are you attracted to him, Sarah?”
“Well, he isn’t really someone that I would be attracted to, no. He actually turns me off. I am not attracted to guys with his color of hair and I really don’t like his style.”
“Wow, you guys act like you are attracted to each other. At least it feels that way. Let me see your charts again. I am curious about your electromagnetics”, June says motioning to Sarah to open her computer and to pull up their charts.
Sarah opens her computer to show June the charts, “Here they are”.
I see you have the electromagnetic 41/30, Channel of Recognition. I’m sure that is making you guys feel very yummy and warm inside since it is the kundalini channel of energy. You probably inspire him and make him feel alive.”
“Yes, it does get hot in my body when he is around. I wonder what it would feel like if I kissed him and spent some romantic time with him. I can’t decide”, responds Sarah shaking her head.
“Let’s see….Joe has the 41.1 and you have the 30.3, nope, not in harmony. Are you sure you aren’t just tripping on the fact that you two are so different?” asks June.
“Ya, I don’t want to miss a great opportunity to be with a man who is really a good provider and maybe a good lover.”
“Oh gawd”, responds June as she rolls her eyes and turns to walk away. “Ill check on you in a few minutes, babe.” And off she went to see how the others were getting along and if they are ready to start soon.
From the beginning, the group had recognized June as the general manager, organizer of the operations and strategy of the group’s vision. She would take scrupulous notes of each meeting, maintain correspondence between the group members, manage the meeting calendar and maintain the bookkeeping of all expenses and income. It was a big job but she enjoyed it immensely and she was a natural.
June fixed her desk to the right of Joe’s stand where he had placed his large, desktop screen for his presentation. With notebook, pen, recorder and a few articles, agendas and meeting notes to pass out, she was ready to start.
Joe, Rose and Dylan made their way to the group center, ready to share their presentation and to listen to each of the members share theirs.
“Where’s Sarah?” asks June as each person arrives and takes their place behind their table.
“She is getting her jacket from the car”, Joe pipes up in response.
“He knows her every step”, June thought to herself silently. “Great. We will wait a few minutes more and maybe Rose can take the lead with her first presentation. Does that work for you guys?”
“Sure, sounds good, June”, replies Dylan.
Sarah bounces into the meeting ring and makes her way to her table. As she walks through the center, she trips on a twig and drops her basket, glass of water and jacket.
“Oh my gawd, she is soooo cute”, Joe silently whispers in his mind as he quickly jumps up to assist Sarah in gathering her things up off the ground.
“Are you ok?” Joe asked as he leaned over to pick up her jacket.
“I’m fine!” Sarah said as she smiled and continued walking towards her table.
Joe was left standing in the center of the group’s circle, holding Sarah’s jacket, watching her walk towards her table.
“Um, Joe, could we please start the meeting?” June interrupted Joe as he seemed to be lost in a trance and gone from the present moment.
“Oh, yes, yes”, Joe responded as he walked back towards his table a little bewildered and lost in thoughts.
“Rose, could you please begin the meeting by sharing your presentation on the design you have for the gardens?” June asked.
Rose walked over to her easel where her sketches and drawings were displayed on a tablet.
“This is the design that I have created for the front entrance of the community home. I have also included four season transition gardens into the design of the beds with half of the plants annual and the other half perennial, which will double in size each year and eventually replace the annual planting and offer four-season color.”
The group watched carefully as Rose pointed to the sketches and identified garden areas, spoke of the types of plants she desired in each garden, the care required and gave an approximate cost of all items needed for the project.
June looked over at Dylan. He seemed lost in his thoughts as he watched Rose explain her drawings and share her plan. You could see that he was not really listening, yet hearing every word. He was obviously fantasizing about a moment in time when the two were alone, together. There was this faint smile at the edge of his lips that spoke of playful secrets.
“Oh boy”, June said out loud without realizing it.
Everyone in the group looked over at June. It was one of those fatal feeling moments when the camera is on you.
“I’m just thinking out loud, never mind”, June said with a chuckle and a wave of the hand. Rose, Dylan and Joe sat staring at June for three seconds before Dylan broke in and said, “I really like Rose’s suggestions for the gardens. Do you think that Rose’s figures are realistic and fit into the plan, Joe? June?”
“Yes, I think they are very fair and prove to have fantastic longevity. I’m looking forward to seeing the other sketches that she has prepared”, responded Joe.
“I like the ideas and they seem highly practical. I agree the idea of the perennials adding longevity to the plan is brilliant. That will save us money over the long run”, June chimes in.
“I would begin with looking at breaking down the costs according to gardens and then sub categorize expenses for each individual garden. Then I would do a yearly projection of all expenses and then subdivided again according to projects and gardens”, Joe adds. “Let me crunch some numbers on it and create a budget. I will get back with you about the specifics when we meet at our next meeting”,
June looked over at Sarah and noticed that her head was nodding. It was obvious that she was falling asleep. “Oh dear, they would be a terrible match”, June whispered silently in her mind.
“I will really appreciate you taking the time to do that Joe. I am really challenged at sitting down and focusing on spreadsheets”, Rose responds with a chuckle. “Just give me a plot of soil and let me do my own thing, Mother Nature and I speak the same language.”
Suddenly, Sarah sat up straight, opened her eyes and interrupted.
“Nobody can design gardens like you can, Rose!”
“And nobody can design art installations like you, Sarah!”, responded Rose. “What do you have to share with the group? I can’t wait to see what you have created!”
“Do you need help, Sarah?”, asked Joe. “I can help hold the installations while you explain them to the group.”
“Uh, sure, thanks”, responded Sarah rubbing her sleepy eyes, gathering momentum to move front and center.
Each person in the group presented their projects and tasks performed, Joe gave his closing financial report, the meeting ended, allowing each to enter into private moments with another.
“Sarah dear, can you please help me prepare the food for our dinner?” asked June.
“Be right there!” called out Sarah as she tucked away her last art installation for the evening.
Sarah met June at the tailgate of their car to grab the basket of food and cooler.
“Hey, you gotta do something about Joe. He is really falling for you and losing his center. Are you really attracted to him? He keeps doing things that he thinks are going to make you recognize him and maybe fall in love with him”, whispered June quietly.
“I don’t know. I get a little excited around him but I know we are not a match. I’m not sure what to do.”
“I think you need to see how you really feel. Either try it out or let him know you are not interested. It is difficult for the group to focus when he is working so hard to get your attention.”
“Hey girls, can I help”, asked Joe as he suddenly appeared from around the back of the car.
“Sure, I’m going to go set the table. You two bring the food and the cooler. I will meet you there”, said June hoping that Sarah would take that as a cue to have a talk with Joe about how she really felt.
“Do you want to take the cooler first or the boxes of food?” asked Sarah.
“Listen Sarah, I have been wanting to ask you out for dinner. Do you think we could go out tomorrow night, maybe get some Thai food?” asked Joe, interrupting the important task at hand.
“That sounds delicious! Ok, cool! I would love to!”, Sarah responded.
“But don’t you have to sleep on it and maybe push the invitation away since you are emotionally defined, Sarah?”, asked Joe trying to be perfect.
“Oh, ya, rite. I’ll let you know tomorrow. We’ll see. Ask me in the morning”, chuckled Sarah as she grabbed the handle from one side of the cooler. “Grab the other handle. Let’s take this cooler down first”.
Joe grabbed the handle, smiled at Sarah while looking deeply into her eyes and fantasizing about the first kiss they would have after dining at the Thai restaurant. He could hardly wait until he was alone with Sarah and moving closer towards that first kiss.
Sarah rolled her eyes. Joe never noticed. He also wasn’t aware that he was behaving a little odd and overbearing with his affection and desire.
“I’ve gotta say something to this guy”, Sarah whispered silently in her mind. “Maybe I wont go out to dinner with him tomorrow night”.
June had placed a blue and white, checkered table cloth on top of the picnic table and Rose brought a lovely bouquet from her garden to place in the middle. Daffodils, tulips, roses and hyacinths filled the bouquet. It was quite fragrant and a spectacular display.
Sarah and Joe had brought everything from the car and arranged the dishes of food and serving ware on the table.
Sara had assisted June in preparing the food at home before they left for the campout. June had owned a restaurant in the past and was good at preparing food for groups. She was a natural for the kitchen and to be the person who gathered the supply of food. Sarah loved working in the kitchen and could move easily beside June. They were a good match for work in the kitchen.
THE DINNER TABLE
“This looks great! I’m really hungry”, Dylan said as he walked up to the table.
“Sarah and June worked all day yesterday to prepare this beautiful meal, thank you ladies!” Rose spoke out.
“Sarah, no matter what you do, it’s always amazing. You’re touch is magic”, Joe chimed in next.
Sarah looked over at June with eyes wide open and a quizzical look. She knew that June had done most of the work and that Sarah would never have been able to prepare this food without June present. Sarah didn’t even know the recipes. She felt odd in that moment and embarrassed to have attention directed only on her. It was obvious that Joe was being obsessive and inappropriate. She thought it was sweet though how he was putting attention on her. It made her feel special and odd at the same time. Something was very wrong though.
June smiled, “Yes, Sarah is amazing in the kitchen, she is a natural!”
June knew that Joe’s comment made Sarah feel odd. She could see through Sarah’s body language that she was feeling strange. Maybe her comment would diffuse the odd moment.
“Let’s eat”, June spoke out to help the group move along to the next moment.
Each person took their seat on the bench on each side of the table. Joe watched carefully which seat Sarah chose so that he could sit directly across from her. He loved being able to look into her eyes and drink in her beauty.
June grabbed a folding chair so that she could sit at the end of the table.
Dylan sitting across from Rose, which brought a smile to his face and a soft giggle from Rose. Their eyes locked for a moment as they felt the tickle of their electromagnetics. They would probably kiss soon. They could not fight the attraction.
Sarah looked over at June; “I love what you did with the nut burgers this time. Did you write down the recipe?”
“You know I never write the recipe down. I think it just gets better and better each time we make it.” June chuckled as she reached down to take another bite of her nut-burger.
Sarah began to feel her Sacral heat up. She looked over at Joe. He looked up at her and smiled. The heat built up more causing Sarah to flush and feel nervous.
“Oh no”, Sarah whispered to herself.
June looked at Sarah.
She knew exactly what was happening to her. She smiled a half smile, Sarah smiled a half smile back. They both knew what was going on in that moment.
“I have a great idea Sarah”, Joe spoke out breaking the quietness of the group.
Sarah knew that Joe was working up the opportunity to deliver a long speech. He was good at coming up with great ideas and making big promises while in lengthy deliveries.
Sarah looked over at June and rolled her eyes. June smiled and nodded her head. Joe continued his download, unaware that the girls weren’t interested. Joe’s monologue seemed to consume the entire meal with a few small, short pauses between his speech. The rest of the group grew tired of listening and soon finished their meals so they could leave the table.
AT THE FIRE
The evening air began to cool as the fire quickly became an inviting, cozy spot to gather after dinner. June and Rose gathered up the dishes and put food away for the night. Joe assisted with putting things into the car, which helped to keep the food safe from bears and raccoons.
Sarah assisted Dylan with stoking the fire and gathering more firewood.
“Wow, what is going on between Sarah and Joe, June?”, Rose asked as they gathered and stored the leftovers from dinner.
“Yes, I know. He is not her type. She is having a hard time because they have electromagnetics. Joe does something sweet for her and she gets confused and thinks she would like to kiss him but that would be a disaster. I encourage her to wait and see how she feels in a few weeks”.
“Ya, I have a similar thing happening with me and Dylan”
“You are both Manifestors though. That is good. It is better than an emotional Projector and a Sacral Generator. Can you imagine?”
“Oh gawd, that sounds horrible!”
“Indeed”, said June.
“I love your art installations, Sarah”, Dylan spoke out as he and Sarah gathered firewood and stirred up the campfire.
“Oh thanks, Dylan. I’m really excited about starting the project and getting it going. I can’t wait to get into the studio and work with the crew.”
“Ya, I’m looking forward to creating the actual system from the model that I designed”.
Sarah sat down on a log near the fire to warm her fingers and toes. Joe had finished his duties with loading the car and walked over towards the fire. There he saw Sarah sitting alone on the log and yearning to sit near her. He hesitated as he approached her, concerned that he might come on too strong. He stoped at the fire and decided to stand. He looked over at Sarah, quietly taking in her beauty as she stared into the fire.
“Hey Joe, you think I can get the funding for my project so that the actual design will be completed on time?” asked Dylan.
“Sure, we can look at the budget and see where the priorities are and distribute a portion of the funds your direction. We can take a deeper look at the plans”, said Joe with a bit of confusion and lost in thoughts.
Joe continued his dialogue of finances near the fire with Dylan. It seemed that Joe broke the sweet moment of quietness with his download of finances. It annoyed Sarah so she decided to get up and walk away from the fire and head towards the picnic table where the girls where sitting.
Joe watched Sarah walk away while he continued his monologue with Dylan. Dylan watched Joe obsessed with Sarah. It was the same old story and starting to get a little ridiculous.
Joe went quiet for a moment and then looked at Dylan who was crouched near the fire.
“I am so in love with that girl” Joe spoke out breaking the short moment of stillness by the fire.
Dylan rolled his eyes and moved his hands closer to the fire.
“Oh my gawd. I don’t know what I’m going to do with that boy”, said Sarah as she walked up to June and Rose at the picnic table. “I need help”.
“Honey, you are so activated by his presence. What are you going to do? Do you really think you guys are a good match? Do you realize what you would be creating for yourself in the long run? You guy’s are so different, a Sacral Generator and an Emotional Projector, drama central!” June replied with quiet laughter.
“I cant do that, no way”.
“Just remember that you are emotional.” June said. “Don’t jump into it.”
“And, you are so passionate, Sarah”, Rose spoke up, “It would be good to give yourself time and not get hooked into something that might be really wrong for you. I see how annoyed you become when he talks all the time. It would only get worse for you”.
“Oh my gawd, you are so right Rose”, Sarah said with a sense of relief. “I’m going to take my time and really be tuned in as I navigate this one.”
“Just see it for what it is and keep reminding yourself, Sarah. You see how he talks all the time and how it turns you off. You see how he imposes on you when you are not ready. You see how he is very active, that is not you. You like to lay in your bed and read books. That is already going to be a problem because he will expect you to keep up. Remember when he said you could help him build the tree houses? Ya, right!” June chuckled.
“Ok, I’m going to take my time.”
“Good job! Hang in there, girl”, June laughed as she picked up the final box to carry to the car.
“Oh how lovely, Dylan! Thank you for keeping the fire stoked and warm for us”, said Rose as her and Sarah approached the fire.
“Sit down here, Rose,” points Dylan to a nice flat log with a pillow sitting on top. Rose giggles and walks over to the cushioned spot where Dylan had placed the pillow on the log.
Sarah and June seated themselves next to each other on a log, near the fire.
“I love the ideas that we shared today”, spoke up Joe. He loved to talk and take the center of attention. It was easy to do standing up and towering over most of the group.
June sat thinking to herself wishing Joe would pay attention to the fact that he was draining. It made everyone in the group wish that they didn’t have to endure it. If only he would take the time to look at himself and how he was impacting the group and productivity. There was hardly a chance for anyone else to talk and offer creative inspiration.
He would even mention that he loved to talk too much and add a slight little chuckle as if he thought it was cute. It was actually very annoying and the very thing that was pushing romance away as it would become the one thing that would eventually turn off every lover. Joe was oblivious. He loved talking, being the center of attention and making lots of promises.
Sarah began to yawn and announced to the group that she was tired and going to go to her tent. Joe looked over at Sarah, “Can I walk you to your tent?”
“Sure”, said Sarah slightly annoyed.
The two walk towards Sarah’s tent at the back of the camping area. Often, she would set up her tent far away from the rest of the group. She enjoyed her silence and time in her own aura, alone in nature.
“Sarah dear, thanks for all of the hard work that you have done for the group. I can see that this team would be nothing without you. I am going to allocate a large portion of the funds from our starting capital towards your project. Thanks for the hard work.”
Sarah stood in front of her tent looking at Joe for a few seconds in silence. It made her feel strange that he was drawing her out as the sole cause of the success of the group and that he wanted to allocate a large portion of the funds for her project. It felt incredibly wrong and out of balance and made Sarah feel very, very strange. She didn’t like the excessive attention that Joe was giving her and she suddenly felt a little sad.
“Good night, Joe” she said as she turned to walk into her tent.
Joe stood standing thinking to himself, “perhaps I should have offered her a company car?”.
The next morning, June was the first to rise from sleep. She put the pot of water on to boil for coffee and tea and went to the car to gather the food items for breakfast.
With her four motors, she was always the first to rise and had plenty of energy to do lots of tasks, more than most. June loved being busy and she loved nurturing the group by preparing healthy foods and making sure that there was nutritious snacks available throughout the day.
The coffee was made and breakfast items were on the table. Sarah walked up rubbing here eyes, yawning. Sarah didn’t like to talk in the morning and June knew this, leaving Sarah to take care of herself while she made her way to the seat waiting for sunrise. Sarah slowly made her cup of coffee and then, made her way to join June where the sun was breaking through over the horizon, announcing the day.
June liked to start her day with a quiet meditation. Sarah loved sharing this moment with June. It was one of their morning rituals.
Sarah sat down in the chair beside June and glanced over with a warm smile to greet. June smiled back in silence. The two were quiet for a few minutes as the sun rose to shine. Finally, Sarah turns to June, “June, I am really glad that you encouraged me to wait with Joe. In the past I would have gone for it and kissed him and then, regret it because he is so wrong for me. I just can’t imagine being with him now”.
“Yes, yes, good job, glad you can see that.”
Written by Kashi Stone 2014 / revised July 2018