The following is an except from my manuscript Beings of SEU. This is the opening of the chapter when the wolf god Emmett agrees to help the animal-people get the freedom that many of them desire. As of now I still don’t have a name for the animal-people hence the word animal-people but they are evolved animals with awareness and understanding of free will and many of them want it. I will share a post about the novel in the coming days but the story really boils down to individual freedom and empowerment for a race of beings that were created as one entity.
Oh. I plan to do something like this with each chapter– a few posts of about 600-700 words each. Hopefully I will be able to show how the essay posts on this blog tie in with the excepts of the manuscript.
No matter what, Emmett did not feel as prepared as he had last night. There was something about knowing that in a few hours he would be before a group of beings that wanted more than what had been given to them by birth. Sabrina said that they wanted empowerment but he questioned what power was there for them to have. Rabbit told him that it was all about being able to experience the manifestations of your choices. But that was the thing, as animal-people they didn’t have power of creation and the Spiritual Law of cause and effect didn’t apply. They were asking for him to go against the design of the Creator of All That Is and All That Isn’t. He was only a god and couldn’t be responsible for these people or could he. His father felt that it was the job of all the gods to give the animal-people the same thing that the human-people had since they too had consciousness within self. It was that belief which caused his father to lose his life as well as the lives of the other animal gods.
As Emmett sat on the edge of the bed with his bare feet on the cold floor, he felt the energy of the sacred ground which he called home. Not that he didn’t normally feel the pulse of all those who watched after him but today was special. He tried to immerse himself in his morning prayers but his thoughts continue to drift off to the memory of a weasel-woman named Sarah who squatted on her hind hunches while crying and begging that he grant her the chance to use free will the way that Sabrina and Rabbit did. Emmett’s lip curled upon remembering the image. He opened his eyes and sighed. The weight of this decision was heavy and so consuming that he was having a hard time keeping his humanoid form. “Why do they want to go against the will of the Creator of All That Is and All That Isn’t?” He asked of no one.
Emmett couldn’t understand it. He couldn’t properly digest the requests for help which came from his father, the gods who died trying to free the animal-people, Sabrina, Rabbit, and he especially couldn’t understand the cries from the animal-people challenging the natural order of things. Why did all of them feel that he was the one to do something that hadn’t been done in nearly eight hundred years? He stood and pulled off his night shirt while making his way to the shower. Each step required concentration that he did not have and by the time he was in the bathroom he was in wolf form. “Well, this is great. I can’t even keep it together enough to take a shower. How am I supposed to be able to grant freedom that my father couldn’t even do while in his prime? I bet he never let his appearance slip beyond his control.” And with that statement he laid on the floor waiting for his thoughts to become aligned with the vibrational pulse of the human-people.
Time went by slowly but eventually he was able to change back into human form and take a shower. But before that happen Sabrina called him at least a dozen times before finally coming into his room to see what the hold-up was. Upon seeing him in his canine form she knelt down and rubbed him behind the ears. She was kind and compassionate about it all telling him that she would keep his breakfast warm in the microwave. But Rabbit, well Rabbit was Rabbit about the situation and told him that he was worrying about something which time had come a long time ago. As Rabbit explained it, this was just the beginning. Rabbit told him that it wasn’t a failure of the gods who went before them but instead a failure of the true desire of the animal-people who stood beside them. This time would be different, Rabbit guaranteed it. And before he left, Rabbit reminded Emmett that there would be about one-hundred and seventy animal-people at the den of the wolf god waiting for instructions and a beacon of hope. One-hundred and seventy of them who wanted Emmett’s final answer as to whether he would pick up where his father and the others left off.