Yolanda’s Press Pass


Yolanda sat back in her boat, resting, pondering, taking a few minutes to glance at her book and then place it down to ponder again.

Her mind began to drift back to that moment; it was more than ten years now. So much had happened since then. It was a cool fall morning when it all began.


Yolanda had just finished her morning cup of coffee. With the sun hidden behind the clouds and sheltering her from the sun’s heat, it was a good day to go and work in her garden.

Yolanda sailed up to the bank of the river and tied her boat to the post, She climbed out and walked up the path towards her garden.

As she walked along the stone path, she suddenly saw a book lying in the garden, as if someone had brought it and just tossed it into the flowerbed.

Yolanda walked over and picked it up. It was dry and not damaged by the morning moisture. It was an odd book with only a few words on a plain blue cover, “Think about This”.

“Hmmm”, Yolanda hummed as she began to open the cover and peer inside to see what the book had to think about.

She turned to the contents page and read the subjects, one by one. Each subject contained a page and half on the matter titled. There were many things to think about.

She turned to one passage in particular that caught her eye, “Intuition”

“Intuition is the opposite of illusion. Glamour and illusion disappear as a person becomes more aware and sensitive to absolute truth.

This can happen when one learns to quiet the thoughts that come from the mental tapes of the mind, so that the voice of the soul can flow through from the higher realms and be heard.

Once a person has learned to not take things personal and learns how to be free from emotional reactions, their mind becomes clarified and the illusions are removed. When this happens, a person can begin to see life and form in their true relation.”

As she read, she soon realized that this was no ordinary book. This book that she had found in her garden was a sign. She was now being taken on a deep spiritual quest towards awakening.

It was no accident that this special book appeared in Yolanda’s life.

Since she began researching and investigating the boats in the calm part of the stream, she became focused and diligent in understanding why their frequency was of a different nature than the rest of the stream.

This state of calmness was something that Yolanda yearned for in her life. She was ready for some kind of teaching or teacher. She had been feeling a little disconnected and lost from her higher source and calling out for that which would lead her to greater understanding, greater awareness and greater life purpose.

They say, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears”.

Yolanda’s teacher had appeared through this book that now rest in her hands, waiting to be discovered, read and life breathed into its teachings and message.

As time went by, each day Yolanda read daily from her book, “Think on This”. Her cells began to transform in her being, changing the core of her nature, naturally. Her thoughts became calm as the mental tapes lessened and the teachings naturally led her into meditation throughout the day. Gradually, she became present, integrated and an open source for creativity to express itself through her.

After many months of deep, intense study, practice of disciplines and self-reflecting, Yolanda gained another gift. This time, while reading her book, a small, thin piece of blue paper fell onto her lap.

Yolanda picked up the blue piece of paper and turned it over to read the message, “Press Pass to the Sage”.

Yolanda smiled and placed the blue piece of paper back in the book between two pages. She did not haste or waste time thinking of what it may be. Someday, she would meet a sage. She had learned by now that things come in their own timing in the calm part of the stream in the River of Life ~ even magic.

Ten Years Later ~

Reflecting back on that time, Yolanda reviewed the experiences that had happened since then, the interviews, the readers responses to the newspaper article about the calm part of the stream, the new community activities that had started because of the article; the encounter with the sage, the move to the calm part of the river, the falling star and more. There were many cosmic moments since that day when Yolanda found the book in her garden. So much had happened and so much had changed.

She felt very different from the person that she was ten years ago, the day she found the book in her garden.

She learned that by managing the mental tapes, not taking things personal and allowing others to be who they are that life became a little more calmer. She also learned that establishing firm boundaries brought her the best experiences and surrounded her by the best people. It took her some time to figure out.

Surrender to what life brings was the key practice, staying in the moment with what comes and being sensitive to the frequencies of what felt good and what felt odd. She found that if she paid attention to how her body felt in every instance and heeded its lead, that she would get a far better experience. It took time to figure that one out too.

Her favorite ritual was lighting the candle whenever challenges would come up. She could toss her concern to the candle with her intention when she touched the flame to the wick. Once the prayer was sent, she could go back to doing what she enjoyed while the candle took care of the business. Things just seemed to get resolved in some way, some how.

“Life is what you make it”, she spoke out loud as she closed the book, placed it on the table and went into the kitchen to make lemonade.

Previous Chapters
Part I    Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Part II   Gently Down the Stream
Part III  Merrily, Merrily, Merrily
Part IV  Life is But a Dream